“Oh foolish people who killed my Nag” (24). When Rikki-Tikki and Nagina fight, Nagaina thinks she must win for Nag. “If you move, I strike, If you do not move, I strike” (25). In the end of the fight with Rikki-Tikki, Nagaina, still proving herself to be cruel, goes down into her snake hole, thinking that a fight down there would be easier for her and more challenging for Rikki-Tikki.
Earlier when he got the idea his "smile stretched like a weary snake waking up by a fire." The snake simile suggests the devil and evil acts, as opposed to his chance at salvation. He will choose to listen to this devil as he abandons Lucynell, an angel of Gawd, at The Hot Spot. Throughout the story Tom had showed some good in him but ultimately he was evil. He was only looking to his own advantage and did whatever he felt the need to to get there.
An example how it is used in Metamorphoses Book X is through story of Orpheus wedding. It starts off with the god of marriage, Hymen who brings bad energies to wedding. Then Orpheus’ finance, Eurodyce dies by stepping on a venous snake. Orpheus is so upset that he goes underworld to try to see if she could come back to him. As he arrives Proserpina and Pluto are there, so he starts to find a song showing his love for his wife, and asking for her back.
Nag is a very mean snake in the story “Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling. Nag, who wants to rule his own very garden, and he is willing to kill anything that stands in his way. Nag teams up with his friend Nagaina to kill his enemy Rikki-tikki-tavi, but will he succeed? Nag proves himself to be very dangerous, bloodthirsty, and cruel snake. First, Nag makes “a horrid sound” (18) sending Rikki-tikki soaring backwards through the air two feet.
Decision making is hard to do, especially if it is a hard decision to make. In Of Mice and Men it is hard decision when George kills Lennie. John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men during the Great Depression in the United States. The novel Of Mice and Men reflected of the story of migrant workers trying to find work in the depression. The two men are migrant workers finding work on a ranch.
Another form of discrimination Steinbeck portrays is ageism. Ageism is defined as “...stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.” (“Ageism”). The main victim of ageism in Of Mice and Men is Candy, the Skinner, who is an elderly man who hurt is hand in an accident and is not fit for most jobs on the ranch. Ageism can affect the youth and the elderly, and anyone in between, but during the Great Depression, it mostly affected the elderly. They were seen as useless and as extra mouths to feed.
Jurgis’s dad, Dede Antanas, succumbs to the cold and his damp, dangerous working conditions and dies while working in the pickling rooms at a meat factory. The time for the wedding mentioned in the beginning has arrived, and the outcome leaves the poor family with more than one hundred dollars in debt. Afraid of the consequences of not being able to pay it off, more of the family works harder than ever, including Ona in a ham sewing factory, and eventually the young boys of the family as newsboys. Despite this rising debt, Marija’s factory closes and Jurgis is cut back on his hours. Outraged at this unfairness, Jurgis, as well as the rest of the eligible family members, join the Union and start to participate passionately.
Supernatural Strength In Beowulf, by Seamus Heaney, Beowulf’s supernatural strength is important to an epic hero in to keep the balance between good vs evil. To begin with, evil is winning when Grendel attacks the Heorot Hall until Beowulf arrives. “ Grendel was the name of this grim demon/haunting the marches, marauding round the health/and desolate fens; he had dwelt for a time/in misery among the banished monsters/Cain’s clan, whom the Creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts” (Heaney 102-107). Grendel is a supernatural creature who wants to be apart of the community, but since he is not able to Grendel becomes upset ,which allows evil to rise. When Beowulf comes he does not use any weapons except for his bare hands.“No weapons,
The book begins with the two of them making their way to a ranch after being fired from their last job, which was working on a farm in the town of Weed. Lennie and George were forced to run from Weed because Lennie was being accused of a violent crime that he did not commit; however, during the Great Depression and especially in the West violence was widespread as people were frustrated and angry due to the lack of money, food, and very often, housing. Steinbeck realized this and incorporated it in this novel. He utilized violence as its driving force. In Of Mice and Men violence serves as the catalyst for
The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust. The Dust Bowl was caused by modern farming tools and the large number of unprepared and unprotected farms. It is said that "In 1931, dust from the seriously over-plowed and over-grazed prairie lands began to blow. And, it continued to blow for eight long, dry years. As the storms blew across the plains, it came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North.
The book of Mice and Men is a book, that shows the struggle of all Americans back in the day. How something can end so fast. Many decisions are made in the book, for instance; Candy’s old dog, slims new pups, and the life of Lennie. The main characters have a dream about owning their own land. They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want.