A problem without a solution. And so, because he can’t figure out how to solve the problem he decides to destroy it” (Guest, 224) Conrad Jarrett blames himself for not saving his brother from drowning in the water next to the sailboat. Conrad meets with Dr. Berger in this quote to talk about trying to be himself and not his brother. Because of Conrad’s loss of his brother, Conrad shows his insecurity because he feels the need to fulfill his brother’s shoes. Conrad takes the blame for not saving his brother Buck, which causes him to feel insecure about who he has become and the mistakes he made.
After lying to Jim and getting caught, Huck thinks on his actions. “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither” (86). Huck knows that his actions are wrong but struggles to apologize to Jim because he is conditioned to believe that Jim has no real value. Huck tries to break free from the influence of society and in doing so, he realizes that his actions are not morally acceptable. With no interference from society, Huck is therefore able to humble himself to Jim and treat him in a way that opposes society’s expectations.
Tom becomes despondent and tries to escape, and is at the zenith of the fence but then gets shot and dies. When Atticus breaks the grievous news to Scout, Aunt Alexandra and Calpurnia he says that, “Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own” (315). This means that Tom was tired of waiting on the white men, because they had not done anything good for him in his life. Being oblivious to the fact that Atticus could set him free he tries to escape because he does not think Atticus can do it. All in all Tom dies for no reason and represents a mockingbird because of that.
The narrator is very irate when he finds out his brother is different and “isn’t all there.” Doodle has a dissent with his family when they tell him not to touch the scarlet ibis. Doodle’s life was abridged due to his brother’s stupid mistake of abandoning him there. Doodle was an adherent of the Scarlet Ibis because he had sympathy for and towards it. The family would be irate at the narrator for not taking care of doodle even when he
Fisherman, for the most part, aren’t like that and would rather help keep it clean because they care about the environment for the most part. Also, if the water becomes too polluted, then there would be no fish to catch. One stereotype that has the most truth to it is that fisherman lie, but mostly only about the size and how the fish was caught. Everyone lies, and fisherman are no exception to this. Afterall, fisherman only do it to spice up the story because who likes a boring story, and it wouldn’t be a fishing story if the size of the fish wasn’t exaggerated.
The weather doesn’t take responsibility for his tragedy, but it also doesn’t help the situation. Although some people who read the novella feel bad for Ethan Frome because he turned out unsuccessful, nobody should. The reason Ethan turned out unhappy, like the way he did, was all his fault by his own choices. Since the beginning he made the understandably not-so-great choice of leaving college, every single decision after that was all his fault. Ethan Frome's tragedy was completely caused by his own
For Instance, when the narrator tries to Sheila by telling her about fishing, she says that she hates fishing. This causes the boy to change his identity and not being who he truly is. After trying hard to get sheila to like him, she goes over to him and says “You´re a funny kid you know that?” (5). This is a good realization for the character because he realizes that things will not always work out, even if you try hard. The narrator gave up several things including cutting the line and changing his identity and ended up with nothing.
The rough family life brought him very close to his two sisters and his mother. John Stanley would not give John Wayne the appreciation he wanted, so he looked at every opportunity to make his father proud. His Congenital heart condition did not help this cause, but only made John Stanley more disappointed in his son. Though he once said he was “never good enough” for his father, John Wayne Gacy said he never
Dimmesdale’s scarlet letter is a permanent scar that causes a strong pain, but nobody is able to see his redemption because it is always hidden. Saying “God is merciful” cannot bring Dimmesdale peace because he knows that he does not deserve God’s forgiveness as a coward who has failed to confess his mistakes. Once Dimmesdale’s sin is covered by his hand, he has stepped into the endless circle of hiding and regretting. The scarlet letter’s changeable nature reflects the life of Hester, who is able to repent her sin in a positive way and eventually gains her right to return to a normal life. However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true.
Richard has always felt the unjust of race, and has felt how segregation made it hard for him to have a future. But when he gets a chance to get revenge on the whites, he refuses when he thinks ”Who wanted to look them straight in the face, who wanted to walk and act like a man. (200)” Stealing went against his morals of the right way to succeed and would not help the community appearance to the whites. The community as a whole is very religous but Richard does not share these beliefs, even with the persistence of his friends and family he says ”Mama, I don't feel a thing. (155)” This caused his friends to beg him, but in face of rejection they leave him alone.
When Keiko and Henry become friends, Henry knows his parents will disapprove of her because her race. He did not know to what extreme his father would go to. Henry 's character changes dramatically from the relationships he forms with his father, son, and Keiko. To start off with, Henry does not communicate much with his mother or father because of the language barrier. His father is very caught up in is own life, and does not pay much attention to Henry.
Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”. Her education was taken away from her--something she took for granted and something that many students across the world take for granted.
Although they are friends, he doesn 't see Jim as a human being. Huck pulls a prank on Jim, making him think that Huck is lost. When he returns, Huck tries to convince Jim that he’d been here the whole time, and that he’d never been lost. Jim gets angry with Huck, because he was genuinely worried for him, and Huck tried to have fun and pull a prank on him. Huck explains, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it
Ralph reflects upon the groups previous days nervously, scared of the events that are yet to come as their time on the island prolongs. Despite the doubts and anxiety Ralph had about the group and their survival, he persevered through. Ralph is faced with another challenge of confronting the groups’ actions that are damaging their survival chances. Ralph and the group notice a ship and an opportunity to be rescued off the island, but they are forced to watch this opportunity dwindle away due to an ignorant act made by Ralph’s antagonist, Jack. Jack ignored his post of maintaining the fire to hunt a pig causing the ship to evade the island.
Curley and Carlson do not understand the struggles that George had to face when killing his friend. So when Carlson states " 'Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin ' them two guys? "(Steinbeck 107) Carlson cares very little for other men’s feelings, just as he cares little for seeing Lennie 's dead body. This is why Carlson cannot understand why George and Slim might be upset about Lennie being shot. Carlson has no understanding of the value of life past