The meaning of strong steel can resemble John’s strength. Even though he was convicted of a crime he did not commit, he doesn’t confess, causing him to hang, so his wife won’t have to. When John explains to Elizabeth that he will confess to the court, she understands that his reasoning is wanting them to go home and reestablish their family.“You came to save my soul, did you not? Here! I have confessed myself; it is enough” (Miller 104) Although steel can resemble his strength, it also symbolises how he has little dynamic in the story.
For example, Harry Potter retains excellent self-control over his pride while Odysseus lets it get the best of him. As Odysseus was escaping from Polyphemus, he had to cry out, “tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:” (Homer 458-459) and this was completely unnecessary as Polyphemus would eventually find out who did it. Pride overcame Odysseus and he had to lash out. While on the other hand, Harry Potter was raised in a home where he was treated as a slave, so from a young age he was always very humble. In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy.
Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules. In this context it is believable that Sarty wants to do the right things from now on,"If I had said they wanted only truth, justice, he would have hit me again." But now he said nothing. He was not crying. He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3).
The story begins with Roger attempting to steal Mrs. Jones’s purse, but the forgiveness that Mrs. Jones generously hands out catches the young boy off guard. The reason Roger is unable to steal the purse is because he is so surprised by Mrs. Jones’s behavior. However, this generosity in Mrs. Jones’s heart not only saves her purse the first time, but it’s later revealed that Roger would not consider stealing her purse ever again after he’s been introduced to such kindness. On the contrary, Roger “ - wanted to say something more than ‘thank you, Ma’am,” (Hughes, 172-173) to display his gratitude and changed ways. This quote leads the reader to believe that Roger felt some type of moral obligation to treat Mrs. Jones with generous amounts of kindness as it was the correct way to reciprocate her acts of forgiveness and kindness.
This can be seen in the neighbors of the Keller family and their pasts, Jim Bayliss and his unfulfilled dreams, Frank and the fact that he didn’t go to war and instead he stood at home and got a family, he stole Lydia from George and he feels guilty about it. Miller does this to make the audience feel more related to the characters and the play to enhance the theme of realism which the return of the past links to. This is also one of the main themes in the play and it describes the way
When Farid confronts Amir about his business in Afghanistan, he tells the family about his quest to find his nephew, Sohrab. They call him “an honorable man” and “a true Afghan” which makes Amir uncomfortable because in his mind, those descriptions define Hassan, not himself (238). At first, he does not agree with them and still views himself as a coward. However, those comments also nourish the idea that because he made the selfless decision to risk his life to save Sohrab, maybe he really can be able to adopt some of Hassan 's honorable qualities and forgive himself. Having seen tangible evidence of the changes in his demeanor, the weight of his guilt lessens, but Amir still cannot completely forgive himself.
He means that Jesus forgives the sinner thus the sinner does not feel guilty. Perhaps that is the case with misfit where he knows that he is guilty of his crimes but at the same time he thinks he is innocent. At the other instance where the Misfit uses the same statement, he means that if Jesus was the only one who raised the dead and this disrupts the balance. The Misfit’s view of reality is more honest because he accepts he is not a good man. On the other hand, the grandmother lives in past and refuses to accept the changes.
This pushback is shown by multiple instances in which Jem and Scout are made fun of for their father is a “n****r lover”. Secondly, Atticus knows he is going to lose the case for he knows that the moral character of Maycomb is not high enough to be able to see true innocence on account of evidence. This realization did not deter him, for he believed that “the one place a man should get a square deal is in a courtroom” (295). Thus he delivered on behalf of his morals and completed the case. This again shows moral courage, for Atticus knew that he if he forfeited his defense of Tom Robinson the ridicule would stop.
As humans, we tend to justify our actions in order to find comfort or peace with ourselves. Some individuals justify their lies by saying things such; I did not wanted to hurt my friend or family, everyone else is doing it or I had no choice. In reality, these are not valid excuses for lying, eventually we are going to end up hurting them. There are situations in life when for me it is easer to lie instead of saying the true, but there is always a sour taste in my mouth after lying to someone I love regardless of the reason.
For instance, Jalil ousts Nana outside of his home upon receiving news that she is expecting his illegitimate child. The readers clearly can identify that his agenda was not to rid Nana of his home but the issue of hiding his child from the world to protect his image as an honorable man. There is evidence that Jalil did indeed have some affections for Mariam which is evident by is visits and the way he lied to please her however his love for her was always outweighed by the fact that he had to maintain his “so called name” to society in the fear of “losing face” thus he could never give Mariam he love she deserved or that he truly wanted leading to Mariam’s discrimination from his other legitimate children. Furthermore, the fact that Jalil visits Mariam years later signifies he did not intend nor take pleasure in this