Once found, Jurgis is shocked to find the conditions of the family. Weak as she is, Ona has gone into premature labor and is dying. After enlisting the help of a midwife, Jurgis spends his night drinking, trying to forget his struggles and the pain he is experiencing. Returning home early in the morning, Jurgis finds that the baby had died, and Ona was not far behind. Racing into the bedroom, Jurgis speaks to Ona one last time before she dies, leaving him no one left to care about in the world except his son.
Wesley first demonstrates this because he is a sheriff. He put aside his own dreams to be a lawyer and became the sheriff in the town both for his father and to protect others. His self-sacrificing of his dreams is a selfless act that people can appreciate and look up to him as someone whom they want to be able to be like. In addition, Wesley also put his family aside in order to do the right thing, no matter how much it hurt him to do so: “’My brother – your uncle – has run afoul of the law. I had to arrest him.
This literary style within stories frequently depicts humans as objective and entitled when contrasted with nature. While London’s stories have many insights into naturalism, they also look into realism. The unnamed man in “To Build a Fire”, believes he has control of his situation and that he will react appropriately to any event that befalls him, whereas naturalism suggests that fate decides a character’s decisions, making them act accordingly. Both of these literary devices are shown contrasted throughout the story. The man states his headstrong thoughts on his predicament after falling through the ice, “All a man had to do was to keep his head, and he was all right” (London 8).
The men have to go to the Ville to find the men and are starting to worry if they were to get in trouble for doing something they are not supposed to do and not ordered to do. It is said “We’ll just say they walked into your ambush. Don 't sweat that. All the higher-ups want is bodies.” (315). This is said when one man asked what they were to do if they kill the men even though they are not supposed to be in that place.
After the trial, Atticus is confronted by Bob Ewell who then spits on him and Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there” (249). This shows us that Atticus wants his children to be willing to sacrifice themselves in order to save other people from harm. Furthermore, Atticus displays courage when he believes that Jem killed Bob Ewell and he states, “nobody’s hushing this up. I don’t live that way” (313). The fact that Atticus is willing to risk his son possibly going to jail demonstrates the amount of courage and integrity Atticus has as a person since he wants to do what he believes to morally right.
Tom is called to testify for a falsely accused man that has been charged with murder, and Tom was at the site, unnoticed when it happened. With the true murderer in the courtroom, Tom "was badly scared" (Twain 214) and conflicted on whether or not to tell the whole story, knowing that Injun Joe would without a doubt, kill him. "Tom began-hesitatingly at first" (Twain 216) and decided to put the wellbeing and condition of the falsely accused man before his own safety and life. Understandably, Tom only hesitated because he was very nervous and traumatized by the whole situation, as any 11-year-old boy should
Euphiletus defends himself against the accusation that he unlawfully killed Eratosthenes. The act is not necessarily murder, as it was intentionally performed in the presence of witnesses, making it far from a secret killing. Euphiletus describes the series of events, specifically stating that the deceased “begged [Euphiletus] not to kill him.” He specifically cites the Law of Solon (“that an adulterer may be put to death by the man who catches him”) and concludes, “Thus, members of the jury, this man met the fate that the laws prescribe for wrongdoers of his kind.” Although he never outright claims responsibility for the homicide, Euphiletus’ words give the implication that he is responsible for the death of
Would you be okay with getting blamed on killing someone and going to jail? This story is interesting because Jay might be the killer of Hae. Adnan Syed is supposably the killer of Hae. Adnan Syed is innocent of the murder of Hae because he doesn’t remember what he did that day and he had no motive. Adnan didn’t have no reason to kill her.
Nick’s concerns about keeping quiet for Gatsby lead to Gatsby’s demise. By withholding information Tom is able to frame Gatsby for the death of Myrtle and her infidelity, which leads to Wilson shooting Gatsby. These events could have been prevented had Nick spoken up about the matter, however his personal pledge to keep quiet about “the secret griefs of wild, unknown men”(1) stated
He wanted to prove how unworthy he is to be Thane of Cawdor. Even though he did not physically kill him by himself, he still committed a crime. Macbeth did not desire to kill his own best friend or he will feel a sympathy of turning back on killing him. Banquo’s ghost created a scene that determined he was guilty of shooting down his loyal friend for no good