When Jim and Huck find a floating house on the river, they also discover a dead body, but Jim does not let Huck take a glimpse it because it is too ghastly. At the end of the novel, Jim reveals to Huck that he will not need to worry about his father anymore “...kase dat wuz him” (Twain 220) in the floating house. Although, Huck did not know that currently, Jim wanted their journey to continue and did not want Huck to be dreadful, therefore Huck trusted Jim because he is a father figure to Huck. Only a father would keep his child from viewing a ghastly object and Twain uses this to emphasize that Huck’s metaphorical father in this novel is Jim. In addition to being a father figure to Huck, Jim is also one to Tom Sawyer, even though he treats him like a slave.
What was the point of George killing lennie? Is that any different than a person killing someone because they accidently did something wrong? At the end of John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, George decided to kill lennie because he didn't want curly to get him first but maybe he was being selfish. Instead of killing lennie he could have killed curley.Therefore Georges decision is not justified because nothing is worth losing a friend for. Just like all the other guys in the farm George now has nothing because he got rid of Lennie.
Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise. For instance, “ Holden emphasizes that the guy is week and little, he has no chance of physically standing up to the bullies. Rather than be ‘phony’ by taking back the insult, he jumps. To Holden this might sound a lot more like a noble cause...” (Shmoop). Holden might disagree with his teacher because he believes that James Castle is the one brave enough to end it
Alan Strang grew up in a household with his parents that viewed religion differently. He has one parent who's overprotective and imposes religion on him and his father who is an atheists and rejects religion. I believe this causes a controversy in Alan’s brain to replace the practice of religion with the belief that Equus is god. With his mother bombarding him with bible stories, Alan started to show interest when he bought a reproduction of the Lord on his way to Cavalry. His father hated that Alan had an interest in religion, so he ripped a picture Alan had of jesus and replaced it with a picture of a horse.
This shows Bob being treated equally by being killed because he wasn’t a nice person. He threatened Atticus even though Bob won the case, Atticus just made him look bad so he's trying to get him back. The book also says, "Atticus fetched the remains of my costume. Mr. Tate turned it over and bent it around to get an idea of its former shape. 'This thing probably saved her life,' he said.
Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble. Lennie was way too dangerous to be kept alive, because he has no comprehension of his true strength. He was just too mentally challenged to even understand his sheer power. For example, Lennie explains to Curley’s Wife how he unintentionally killed the puppy, “I made it like I was gonna smack him… an I done it.
It is true that Lennie does fracture her neck, but he does so without knowing. For this reason, along with many others, Lennie is not to blame in any case involving his acts of violence in this novel, because of various, indisputable reasons. These include the red dress incident in Weed, crushing Curley’s hand, and the aforementioned murder of Curley’s wife, all of which prove Lennie’s innocence. Lennie’s incident in Weed almost cost George and Lennie their lives. The men who heard the girl screaming were going to lynch Lennie.
Could you imagine being betrayed by one of your followers? Satan’s part in the betrayal of Jesus does not remove any responsibility from Judas because he had the biggest part in the arrest of Jesus. After Jesus’ arrest, Judas felt the anger and sadness put on him. He eventually hung himself. Jesus’ arrest was mainly Judas Iscariot’s fault because if Judas did not go to the chief priests and the teachers of the law, Jesus would never have gotten arrested or crucified.
An example of this is when young prisoner Tommy is shot dead as a precaution. The Warden was scared he would let Andy know the truth that he was wrongly convicted and he is innocent after all. Those in roles of high power commonly use their title or authority to everyone else’s disadvantage. By destroying Andy’s property (the only things he owned and had control over) the staff were easily allowed to demonstrate their power and flaunt their supremacy. I believe Darabont included scenes like this to emphasize the idea that people in powerful roles in society often dictate and domineer others until they are downtrodden.
Law 21 clearly states that if a thief has stolen property, he shall be put to death and hanged at the scene(Doc D). While others may say this is fair and that he deserves it, this law does not demarcate between official documents or a toy. Many of our youth have played harmless tricks on their peers and if they 're caught, even if it’s a dare, they shall die a painful and torturous death. This removes one man from society and it lowers the moral of the city and in turn, Babylonian, crippling it. This also means that the thief will never learn his lesson and his relatives may be in an outraged state with the government.
The speaker says “The plowman may have heard the splash, the forsaken cry” (Auden 16), representing the plowman and shipmen to society’s unwillingness to help because the “forsaken cry” was avoided. The ignorance of the “innocent” plowman and shipmen create an outcome of a young boy falling out of the sky—drowning—and Icarus burning in the background. With the apathy to act upon the situation, outcomes would have been changed. The boy wouldn’t have drowned. Much like in the 21st century bullying situations, where innocent boys and girls commit suicide because of their experiences with being bullied.
Huck and Jim encountered a deteriorating floating house drifting down the river; due to curiosity, they explored it. Inside, the pair located a decomposing dead body which Jim did not permit Huck to see, do to it being “‘too gashly’” (Twain 38). However, Jim lied about the apparent gruesome body. The body was Huck’s biological father and Jim prevented him from seeing the traumatic scene. Jim lied to Huck, a un-Christly action, but he had the intention of preserving Huck’s childhood.