Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
From when they first met, Jim trusted Huck with his life. Being the runaway slave that he was, Jim had to trust that Huck wouldn’t turn him in. There were many times in the book where Huck could’ve turned Jim in but decided not to. This creates a deeper understanding of the story as it shows just how loyal Huck really was. It also gives us an understanding of why he is also very loyal to his good friend Tom.
He based his fictional works "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" on his hometown. The story Adventures of Huckleberry Finn defines a story about a young boy trying to find his purpose in life. He soon finds out that his problems were way lesser than those of others. Slavery to Huck was non-existent because he felt everyone deserved freedom. He did not understand the difference between him and Jim.
Thus, the validity of “money is freedom” is not valid, due to understanding freedom can be subjective. Macon is a firm believer in the idea of the “American Dream.” Macon also suggests that in order to achieve this idea of the American dream, he must erase his memories of the past. When it comes to the idea of wealth, Macon states that the purpose and benefits of wealth define who he is and compensates for his race. Implying that due to being black, he is at a disadvantage on how society views him and his race. Macon makes it well defined that he has no time for anyone that is beneath him, socially and economically.
As Huck continues his journey with Jim, he sees him as a friend, and is no longer concerned about the consequences of harboring a runaway slave. Huck has moments of conflict throughout the story where he feels that turning Jim in would be the right thing to do, but each time he decides that the right thing is to keep him hidden. This creates trust between Huck and Jim, as Jim is well-aware how easy it is for Huck to expose him. This profound trust is a major component of not just Huck and Jim’s relationship, but of any relationship. When Huck and Jim are first beginning their journey, they quickly realize that they work better together.
To begin with, Atticus demonstrates moral courage through his determination to defend Tom Robinson's case, despite of what his friends and neighbors have to say. He does what he thinks is right even if other people think it's wrong. In the book it says, “I’d hoped to get through life without a case of this.”(pg 70). This quote states that Atticus is doing something out of his comfort zone, which means that he is showing courage by taking this case. In addition, in the book it says, “I'm simply defending a Negro his name's Tom Robinson.” (pg 69).
Dolphus Raymond shows courage through his beliefs of racial equality and how you should follow your instincts when it comes to love, skin color doesn’t matter. Courage is shown through his actions of marrying a black woman knowing he will be judged, but still doesn’t care. The words Dolphus has told to the children about our society not being caught up with the things as much as he has and keeping an optimistic view of the future knowing we will someday be at a state or racial equality, also show courage.Throughout this novel, Harper Lee proved courage isn’t that heroic figure who holds that gun in his hand but also someone who is self-less. Courageous people will conquer their fears beyond others judgements and negative
To help Augusten Burroughs in his dilemma, stability could help Burroughs live a normal teenage life, without struggling and dealing with unstable parents. For example, while Burroughs is staying at his new adopted family, the Finches, in a simile, he declares, “I felt like a trapped animal” (120). Obviously, Burroughs was not a trapped animal, because his adopted family, The Finches, allowed Burroughs to do anything he wanted to do, like not attending school. Burroughs felt trapped, because he was not happy and did not know what to do with himself and his new profound life. Stability could help Burroughs figure out what he wanted in life and help him not be confused with switching back and forth of the houses of his mother and new family.
Despite the fact that he already had many other privileges, he still believed that his intentions to seek freedom in the nursery were justified, since he states: "What's wrong with Africa, father?" (Bradbury 300) It is proven from these instances that people will never believe that their methods of obtaining freedom are wrong, while other people will differ in their perspectives and reactions to these actions. In "Harrison Bergeron", this argument is proven when Harrison fought for his freedom by escaping from jail, which the government responded by killing him. However, Peter fought for the rights of the nursery in "The Veldt" by being disobedient, thus causing the parents to revoke his rights completely instead of outright silencing him. To conclude, freedom is invaluable to the lives of humans, thus, people would be willing to do anything just to be able to possess and secure it.
Twain focuses on the character development and learning experiences of Huckleberry throughout the novel. Although taught that slaves were property and lesser people, Huck decides to follow through with helping free Jim regardless, even going as far as claiming he was willing to face consequences in the afterlife for doing so, because he thought Jim was just as human as he and other white men were and felt it was necessary to do so, despite what he learned from the White-dominated society he was raised in. This aspect was very important to me personally, as it represents the empathy and selflessness most humans are given by nature before being corrupted by societal hatred amongst other people. Empathy and compassion are two very important elements in my life, as I value them deeply both in social and political circumstances, and I think Twain did a great job of representing both of those things honorably through Huck’s
Lastly, Atticus Finch, possibly the most important symbolic character, represents justice throughout the whole novel. Atticus practices and teaches his children to be morally correct and to do what is right. Going against what the majority of the residents, Atticus hopes for justice and tries to do what seems impossible in Maycomb—prove a black man innocent based solely on the word of a white family. Although the case doesn’t conclude in Tom’s favor and Atticus doesn’t get the just verdict he wanted, Robinson is eventually avenged by another mistreated member of Maycomb—Boo Radley. Atticus proves himself a good lawyer, however, justice is not served until Boo Radley finally kills demented Bob Ewell.
During the Revolution African Americans wanted their freedom but it was intended for whites only. Althought the government ignored slave communities in Boston who pleaded for their right to be free, William Henry Drayton thought otherwise. He states that it was our right
Being on the island with Jim isn’t so bad, because it’s better than him being alone. With this in mind, Huck says, “Jim, this is nice, I says. I wouldn 't want to be nowhere else but here” (66). Huck hasn’t been raised as a civilized human being, so he doesn’t mind being friends with Jim, a runaway slave. As their journey progresses, Huck finds out
The law stated that everyone was equal, yet white men have not felt the pain that the black man has lived with their whole life. Lowell writes, “If there breathe on earth a slave, are ye truly free?” (Lowell 575). The author describes in this poem that if their is even one slave on this earth, society is not truly equal. The only way to achieve the equalization that the law says the citizens have, is to wholeheartedly engage in one’s freedoms. Freedom is not a gift, one is born with it, yet, society tried to strip the slaves and the black men from their right to live in