Blackie sulks for a bit, feeling like being “any ordinary member of the gang,” (4) is just too ordinary. But then Mr Thomas is coming home too early and the gang turns on T saying they can’t finish in time and that he should just run along home. Blackie watches T panic and go through the same loss of identity and he feels empathy, having gone through it very recently. He sees a member of his gang in trouble and it brings him out of his sulky funk, needed once more. People can be pulled from their place of helplessness through empathy.
The story “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding tells of civilized boys turning into savages. It also shows just how easy it is to lose all control when a situation goes wrong. As the book goes on we see how hard it is for them to survive without rules. In this story there are many items that are used as symbols and hold a deeper meaning. Two symbols that really held a greater meaning were the conch shell and the fire.
Despite all the horrors that they face, the small family shares a deep connection. This allows for meaning and value in their lives amid all the suffering and pain. The existence of this relationship makes the struggle worthwhile. Many of the days the man and boy spend together they are working toward a common goal, the man teaching the boy about many things and the kid teaching his father to not leave the other good guys behind. For example, he coerces his father into giving food to an old, nearly blind man.
When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it. Tom was found guilty and was soon killed after going to jail, and that hit Jem very hard, he was very tore up about it. In the book Jem specifically says, “No sir, they oughta do away with juries. He wasn’t guilty in the first place and they said he was.”(295) Jem constantly throughout the book claims that Tom is not guilty and wants it to change, and doesn’t know how to except that the jury said different and that’s how it has to
Being Brave “Scout Honor” by Avi is a short realistic story. In the begging, main character thinks that joining a boy scout would make him tougher. Soon. they go on a huge camping trip and they're all scared but there acting like they're tough and brave. In the end, they end up giving up and going home, but first the main character confesses that he wasn't tough enough the whole time.
The light in the darkness comes with the father’s goodbye when he tells the boy, “‘You have to carry the fire.’ ‘I dont know how to.’ Yes you do.’ ‘Is it real? The fire?’ ‘Yes it is,’” (McCarthy 278). The boy sees the father as a visionary. An all-knowing person. When his father says the fire is real and the boy can reach it, the boy believes him and will now strive to achieve it for his father.
Naturally, fire is thought of in conjunction with destruction, but in a survival sense it signifies hope and warmth. Carrying the fire basically means that even though all the odds are against the father and son they are still pushing forward. It is something to live for when truly there isn’t. At the end of the story, when the father dies, the boy has to continue on the legacy without him. When he stumbles upon a man who asks if he wants to join their family the boy immediately asks if he’s carrying the fire.
Mark Twain chose Huck Finn as the narrator because of his innocence and ignorance towards the views of society. Huck isn't the type of person you civilize, you can’t make him be someone he isn't willing to be. Every person who has entered his life has tried to create this image of Huck that wasn't realistic to him in any way, except Jim. Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave, has never expected Huck to be anybody but himself. Huck does mature as the time they spend together increases, Huck has never met stability in his life until Jim which is why he takes a liking to him.
He could not walk at all because of his birth defects, but his brother slowly but surely taught him how to first stand up, and then walk. Doodle accomplished an impossible feat. Even then he did not bask in the glory but “told [his family] that it was[ the narrator] who had taught him how to walk,”(206). Another instance of Doodle being selfless is when he is being trained by his brother. If someone made a person” swim until [he or she] turned blue and rowed until [he or she] couldn’t lift an oar”(209) the person would naturally complain about it.
“The youth thought that at last he was going to suffocate. He became aware of the foul atmosphere in which he had been struggling.” (Crane ch5 pg.3) One thing that everyone forgets about is all the gun and cannon smoke, which is horrible to breathe in. Henry must have been in a bad area and he was not getting enough oxygen. He thought he was going to pass out. This is one of the reasons that Henry could have ran away from the second battle, because he was close to death.
But as the book progresses he slowly turns into a bad leader who does not have control over the kids, when he gets frustrated and cannot control the kids to do their jobs. In the first couple chapters of the book , Ralph is acting like a great leader, one great decision that showed his ability to lead was the idea of whoever held the conch shell can talk, while everyone else had to listen to the person holding the shell. This was a great decision because it kept everyone under control while people are sharing their ideas. If this decision was not made then it would be almost impossible to have
It is said that “The silence was so complete” Piggy is normally shut up when he tries to speak, but this time he was not. He makes all of the other boys realize that they are most likely not going to get off of the island. In this passage it is clear that Piggy is breaking any sliver of hope the boys had for getting off of the island. The boys would not like someone who ruined their time on this parentless
Just as the names were being called a group of boys in cloaks were approaching the platform the leader said his name was Jack Merridew the only one too give his last name. The sun seemed to be bothering the rest, but the leader tried not to show as the group of his group went to the shade. Ralph said he would be the leader, but Jack wuickly butted in with the support of his group. Ralph was nominated to be the leader and everyone moved forward with great excitement, eith the