Sam was unrightfully accused and was punished for the crime he did not commit:“ ‘It’s just so unfair, he fought for them for three years, and now they’re going to shoot him for nothing’ ”(200). Sam had portrayed a glorious image of war to Tim, and after his death, Tim saw through the facade. General Putnam showed no empathy for Sam and executes him to keep his soldiers in line because “one man’s agony is like another’s, one mother’s tears are no wetter than anyone else’s” (194). The Patriot’s needed to be kept in line, and executing Sam as an example seemed like the best idea to the general. Tim sees his brother, who gave up his everything to enlist, be killed by the soldiers he had fought alongside for three years.
The worst part is that this event does not even matter in the grand scheme of anybody important. Just another poor person has died, no other thought can be brought out. Tom did not even glance back at Myrtle but just said “We’ll take a look...just a look” (147). This shows how little Myrtle’s hopes mattered to the rich Tom Buchanan, the false expectation created by the American Dream. Myrtle represents the common man in dying while chasing the American Dream.
This interview illustrates what took place after Mr. Wilson has settled down and was emotionally capable of giving his testimony. Q.1 begin by introducing yourself and state your relation to the victim please. A.1 George Wilson’s the name and this woman dead before your eyes is my jewel of a wife, Myrtle. I married Myrtle when I was 20 and we’ve been
The American Dream has always been extremely sought after, which is a topic F. Scott Fitzgerald covers in his novel, The Great Gatsby. The characters wish they had the Dream; wealth, security, fame, and love. The most significant characters who desire the American Dream, Jay Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson, all die at the end. Despite background and amount of affluence, all characters live harrowing and unsuccessful lives. Fitzgerald uses symbol and character to build his theme of money does not guarantee people 's perceptions or dreams.
Lois Simmie became a fixture in Canadian curriculums due to her dedication directed towards uncovering the truth about what happened to Polly Wilson near Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Secret Lives of John Wilson is studied by high school students/adult students across the country. RNWMP Sgt. John Wilson’s (Jack Wilson’s) murder of his first wife Mary Hutchinson, Polly Wilson, was a story that not too many people have heard about prior to publication. Simmie’s purpose was worthwhile considering The Secret Lives of Sgt.
In Trifles by Susan Glaspell, Mr. Wright 's murder never gets solved. That is because Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters unite against the county attorney, Mr. Hale and the sheriff. Trifles is about the county attorney, Mr. Hale and the sheriff trying to uncover evidence to show Mrs. Wright 's motive for killing her husband. As the play progresses, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters discover crucial evidence that proves the men 's theory: Mrs. Wright killed Mr. Wright. But they decide to hide the evidence to prove their ideas should be valued and are not something to be trifled, with the irony in the play which comes from the title.
Myrtle, however, thought that status and money was the key to happiness, and as a result, went against her morals to found an opening in the upper class through Tom, but in the end her immorality cost her her life. The same can be said about Gatsby, who took part in shady business dealings to become rich and worthy of Daisy’s love, however, in the end his immorality and recklessness cost him his life. Following this pattern, it is easy to see how the contrasting morals of Fitzgerald’s characters are the effect of time spent in their respective social
A primary example of this is George Wilson and his interactions with moral laws. Wilson faces the same problem that Tom does, in that their wives are cheating on them. However, George Wilson doesn’t have the status or money to be able to control his wife like Tom can. Therefore, he is forced to respond differently than Tom. Daisy wants to stay with Tom because he has the status and money that she wants so much.
Let the dead bury the dead"(Lee 369). This is proof Tom Robinson is a symbol of a Mockingbird. he was killed for no reason so he was innocent and killed without a reason. Just like there is no reason to kill a Mockingbird, there is no reason to kill an innocent person. When Tom Robinson went to court for his rape case, he had lost the case before the jury even had time to come up with the verdict.
When the fellow housewives probing around the house of John and Minnie Wright they saw the small things that showed that she was distressed, for example when they saw that the quilt that she had been working on at the time was poorly knotted they took the time to correct the quilting, and when they saw that Minnie’s bird was wrapped in silk and held in a beautiful embellished box they realized why she killed her husband. Although Mrs.Peters is the wife to the sherrif she hides what she finds in the Wright’s home because she can relate to what Minnie was going through. So although when Minnie went to court she presumably sat in front of a jury filled with men she had justice through other women understanding her troubles when it counted. Throughout the story the main idea is to find what was the motive of Minnie Wright to kill her husband, although this story will not just come out and blatantly state the reason, it shows the audience through showing the gender roles of the time and what they meant to the women. The reader comes to realize that Minnie murdered her husband due to something as insignificant and petulant as a small bird -well that is how the men saw the situation.