Ralph a little boy who had lost his grandmother to a gang shot out, barricades his doors and pulls down his blinds to prevent bullets from coming through. Ralph said, “I am afraid to go outside because you don’t know if you’re going to get shot or stabbed.” Ralph lives in a bad neighborhood and lost his grandmother to a gang fight. He shows or has presentation of negative stimuli and removal of positive stimuli is being showed
Also, Bob used to hang with the gang and start fights and problems. This shows that Bob died because he had bad parents. In conclusion, bad parenting at an early age or at any age can get your son or daughter killed. The deaths of Johnnycake, Dallas and Bob were caused by their parents because Bob was drunk on the day he was killed and his parents couldn’t look after him. Dallas father didn’t care about him at all and Johnny’s mother cared for him at the last
But at this point Sal’s mother was pregnant so when her mother gave birth the baby was dead when it got strangled with its umbelacelcord. Sal blamed herself because she thinks if she never climbed that tree none of it would have happened. Sal thought, “ He said to me, “ It wasn’t your fault, Sal—it wasn’t because she carried you. You mustn’t think that,” I didn’t believe him,” (page 138). If Sal didn’t believe her father 's words then she thinks she caused her mothers miscarriage and she is probably upset about this.
The grandmother’s use of the gun in “The Old Gun” symbolizes a loss of control because she uses it when her husband defies her rule and she has lost control of her land. The aforementioned dynamic is present in the relationship between Dasuo’s grandparents and showcased in the lines, “Dasou’s grandad-his name was Santao-was so afraid of his wife he was skulking outside the door, too scared to come in…Dasou’s granny smiled and said: You lost the horses, didn’t you” (1198). Dasou’s grandfather knows that he defied his wife and that she would not allow that loss of control to occur without punishment. Dasou’s grandmother uses the gun to get rid of a man that did not abide by her rules. She also kills him because he took away her control over their land and livestock which is evidenced in her line, “You’ve lost my horses, lost my land” (1198).
Going through a traumatizing event such as rape may alter a victim 's life, including those of their family. To recover from such an incident finding justice can be the best resort. Geraldine the victim in “The Round House” was raped and found covered in blood. Life on the reservation means that Geraldine will never be able to seek justice against her rapist. Her son, Joe, the protagonist in the novel further explains how he feels at the young age of thirteen.
Instead of enjoying her time away from her family, all she thinks about is how they might be hurt and that it is all her fault. Soto says, ”But an ill feeling stirred inside her. She felt awful about arguing with her father. She felt bad for her mother and two brothers, who would have to spend the next three hours in the car with him. Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch.
He says, “You talk about it a hell of a lot, but you won’t get no land.” Crooks has seen many people with that dream that never did it, and he didn’t get to see someone get the land they wanted anyway. These events lead to and foreshadow the farm dream being dead. The second event that Steinbeck uses foreshadowing is, curley’s wife being killed. George tells lennie to hide in the brush if he gets in trouble. “If you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before hide here in the brush.” Because he has gotten in trouble before he wants him to hide, and they repeat it multiple times throughout the story.
Perhaps your reputation is destroyed or maybe a lifetime of utter loneliness has taken its toll on you, is it any excuse for murder? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell’s isolation leads her to fall for and advance on Tom Robinson, which results in her father, Bob Ewell seeing this as an opportunity to accuse Tom of raping his daughter and forcing her to lie in court. This false accusation can lead to a death penalty and Tom who is at a clear disadvantage due to his race doesn’t stand a chance. In the article written by Studs Terkel, American Dreams: Lost and Found, it reiterates the idea that our life experiences take part of who we are and partly shape us, but it is mainly up to ourselves to choose who we are. Three prominent themes in To Kill a Mockingbird are lost honor, loneliness as destruction, and will to survive.
This whole play is a mystery as to whether or not the wife, had murdered her husband. But it seems as though before her husband was dead, her life was dead. She had been told by her husband to stop singing, which makes Mrs. Peter and Mrs. Hale think that it was the husband who killed the bird. He didn’t enjoy the singing, and so he killed that too. Mrs. Hales states that, “I stayed away because it weren’t cheerful” (Glaspell.
They got caught when Tom got shot in the leg and needed urgent care. The townspeople found Jim and locked him up again. Tom was upset that their plan did not work and wanted them to set Jim free. Tom states, “I’ve knowed him all his life, and so has Tom, there. Old Miss Watson died two months ago, and she was ashamed she ever was going to sell him down the river, and said so; and she set him free in her will” (Twain 289).