He stands his ground for what he believes in, what he wants and commits to his beliefs as an independent individual no matter what the harsh consequences might entail. His primary tensions that arise during the beginning chapters of the novel are the desire to be in the underground tunnel when not allowed due to his vast amount of
Despite wicked people like Bob Ewell who knew nothing but hate, Atticus persistently looked for a peaceful way to solve problems. When Bob Ewell spat on Atticus, cussed at him and threatened his life, Atticus simply stood there and made no reaction, demonstrating an attitude of peace. Then again in court, when Tom was accused guilty after all of Atticus’s work, Atticus peacefully exited and made no complaint. “Atticus put his hand on Tom’s shoulder as he whispered. Atticus took his coat off the back of his chair and pulled it over his shoulder.
This relationship was based upon total compassion and love. Socrates was there in his Right’s last moments. He proved to be a loyal friend giving his own, fairly limited, wealth to better Right’s standard of living. This male relationship is different from the other two, in that it has much more vulnerability. Rather than Socrates serving as a mentor or challenger, he is serving as Right’s equal.
he literature concept of dystopia means the unpleasant place to live in, which portrays social issues, political, religious, ethics, economy, dehumanization by governments and morality subjects. In literature, it is used to describe society as an enemy of the main character. Referring to society as a dystopian depends on everyone’s point of view. For example, someone may feel indifferent about forbidding alcohol in his country since he or she may have religious beliefs or thinks that alcohol is sensible to them, while someone else would disagree because he or she thinks that it is a matter of choice and that people have the right to elect for themselves. Perhaps their religious beliefs encourage having alcohol.
On the island Huck was free to do as he pleased. His only problem was feeling lonesome. Huck says, "but by and by it got sort of lonesome, and so I went and set on the bank and listened to the current swashing along…there aint no better way to put in time when you are lonesome; you can't stay so, you soon get over it" (Twain 33). Huck was free on the island, it was his lack of satisfaction that created his discontent feeling. When Huck was with the Grangerford’s he was once again free to do as he pleased.
And, although his purloin is a serious transgression, as it gridlocks the counterfeited progress of collectivism, Equality is apathetic. This is shown, when he writes psychological reflections and thoughts in a journal, unawarely soul searching. Through these reflections, Equality realizes that he, “wish[es] nothing save to be alone and to learn”. Demonstrating, that when given the chance, Equality can flourish in free thought, away from the fictitious collective thought of his society. Although Equality progresses in egocentrism through learning, knowledge alone cannot liberate him from altruism.
“Concerned exclusively with oneself: seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage in disregard of others-” this is the definition of selfishness (Merriam-Webster 's Collegiate Dictionary, 2003). Self-centeredness can often cause people to be blind to those around them, and causes them to neglect others in pursuit of their own desires and wishes. Jay Gatsby only thinks of himself and views himself to be the center of his own reality he lacks the ability to think about how his actions affect those around him. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby’s ego and self-centered personality stifles any consideration he may have for others. Throughout the novel Gatsby’s actions towards others are used to support his own amusement and pleasure, and once that person served their purpose Gatsby cut them out of his life forever.
Huck begins to see Jim as an equal not as a black person who is a slave but as his friend. In result of Huck’s realization Huck has a new image of Jim which is why Huck apologizes to Jim when he hurts his feelings about the significance of the trash can. Apologizing to Jim about what he had said was a big step because before when he had played a prank on Jim, Huck didn’t apologize but instead stayed quiet. Huck and Jim’s relationship was strong and they were both ready to have each
While the individual innovates and improves himself, the community profits off of the work of the individual. Yet, as much as the community needs the individual, the individual needs the community. As Ralph Waldo Emerson recapitulates, “it is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude” (279). The inevitable formation of a community around a great man should not hinder him as he gathers a small fellowship of similar companions to work with him to
He gets put on trial. He emphasizes, “Right after my arrest I was questioned several times, but it was just so they could find out who I was, which did not take too long. The first time, at the police station, nobody seemed very interested in my case” (Camus 63). That is when he starts thinking how he does not have any place in society, how they treat him as an outsider, no one is worried about his case. Because there is no evidence that means he is guilty.
strengthens his credibility and that of the non-violent direct action protesters. He does this by describing the qualities of the people involved in the non-violent movements, namely the ability not to retaliate against violence. Second, the ethos of the movement is shown through justifying their need to act. “Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a process of self-purification. We began a series of workshops on non-violence, and we repeatedly asked ourselves: “Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?” “Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?” In this example, King establishes credibility for himself and the direct action plan as a whole by stating that he and his associates partook in a series of workshops, he shows that they are willing and able to carry out the plan without the use of violence.