In the beginning of the The Scarlet Ibis, the narrator is upset that his brother is abnormal; also, the narrator feels embarrassed. The narrator stated “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow” (Hurst 485). This quotation shows the narrator’s disappointment and cruelty towards his brother. The narrator is very cruel because he is willing to kill his brother because he is disabled.
It's a tough thing, for sure, but you got to cut out that staring”(O’Brien 120). Just though the imagery that we receive from O’Brien we can see that Tim was very ashamed of his actions and the silence that overtook him. Tim feels really guilty and ashamed for killing that man and we see that through O’Brien’s
In this quote, the narrator forces his brother to touch his own coffin. There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful. That was exactly what the narrator did, and if his brother would not touch it he was going to leave him there. At that point in the story Doodle did not know how to walk so he would not have been able to get down at all. The narrator is also needlessly cruel to Doodle when Hurst writes “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
The Crucible of Doubt A name and its attached reputation are very important. John Proctor, when he is condemned to hang for witchcraft, he decides at one point to make a false confession just to save his life. He confesses in front of the judge and a few witnesses, but when he is asked to sign his name to the testimony. He doesn't want to accept the document, ‘Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!...
People should not trust anyone when they are full of rage or full of sadness because chances are they would say something that they wanted to keep a secret and they would most likely regret it. In the book, it states “I killed Wellington” “please Christopher. Just...let me explain.”(86) There was a policeman at the door [I told the police] father killed Wellington, who is a dog.”(134) This explains that when Christopher 's father was full of sadness he randomly told Christopher that he killed the dog, but Christopher told the police and did not keep the secret.
The whole reason he turned to a villain anyway was because of his mother. He also gets his villainy from his mother because she was kind of mean and evil since she wasn’t impressed by anything he did and it also seemed as if she didn’t love him. From Gru being neglected and him not feeling like he was loved certainly hurt him really sad inside. Gru is certainly wanting to prove himself and he sure did except he proved how bad of a villain he is. Gru is definitely a villain and that’s not a good thing especially for Agnes, Edith and
Both Hamlet and Claudius fear death and what comes after because they do not want to end up tormented for any sins they committed while alive. Fear is something everyone feels eventually. One of the most common
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
He didn’t see it as fair because his father risked so much to bring the truth out in to the open. After all of the events involving Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell threatened to get Atticus back: “Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life,” (217). Bob Ewell followed through on his threat, which is where we see confirmation that Jem learnt the lesson of true bravery. Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout while they were walking and Jem protects Scout even if it meant he could
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a novel written by Mark Twain, includes a boy named Tom Sawyer who can be described as clever and kind-hearted. One characteristic that Tom demonstrates through his actions is his cleverness explained by the quote “ … and by that form was the only vacant place on the girl’s side of the schoolhouse…I STOPPED TO TALK TO HUCKLEBERRY FINN”(p.48). When Tom confesses, he is thinking one step ahead of the teacher because the only reason he wanted to get in trouble was so that he can sit with the girl he likes, Becky Thatcher. He outsmarted the teacher because he was able to make the teacher think that sitting with the girls was something he would despise when in reality, it is exactly what he wanted. Because Tom is kind-hearted,
Courage is well processed throughout the novel “The Princess Bride”. “I love you”. Buttercup had fallen in love with the castle’s farm boy, Westley. When she confronted Westley about her love for him, he slammed the door right in her face. Heartbroken, she sprinted to her room and sobbed till every tear she had was no more.
Elies Acts Holocaust survivor has shown moral courage throughout his lifetime in ways such as persevering through something as horrible as the holocaust when he was only fifteen years old. writing a first person account of what he went through in the holocaust with his father after his mother and sister were killed the first day at the camp. And being awarded a nobel prize for the book he wrote “Night”. One of the ways he shows moral courage while he was in buna is when his father had gotten dysentery and was dying. Everyday would go get his father soup and water and some days would even give his ration of soup to him.
"Speaking of Courage" written by Tim O'Brian does a fantastic job at providing examples of both story truth and happening truth. O'Brian writes this vignette in such a way that one might disagree whether it is happening or story truth; this literary analysis will further explain the words that Tim writes about, and how they impact his theme, or facts, of the story. "The war was over and there was no place in particular to go" (131). The first line that readers will read is the above quote. The quote that O'Brian states is a very powerful quote because he is talking about Norman Bowker, the protagonist of this vignette, and is telling the readers that Norman literally has nowhere to go.
“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.” This quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe is a great representation of the acts of courage in the book ‘Peace Like a River’ by Leif Enger. In my book, Jeremiah and Davy both show acts of courage throughout the book. These are all very important acts of courage in the book and without them, the book would have been completely different.