During this same conversation, Haemon argues that the people of Thebes themselves do not like the order for Antigone to die. King Creon quickly refutes that “[he is] king, and responsible only to [himself. ]” King Creon believes that he only needs to worry about himself. This shows that King Creon did not realize his full responsibility as king, both to his family and his people. King Creon was too prideful, and did not realize that he must honor the dead, and that he cannot kill his own family for doing it for him.
After a few of David Sedaris’ humorous essays, I had thought that I had finally grasped his tone as a writer, but after only a page or two of “You Can’t Kill the Rooster,” I had found myself not only wrong, but also in the midst of complete hysterics. The way Sedaris describes his brother, Paul, plastered a smirk on my face that would later transition into a full-body convulsive fit of laughter. Because of Paul’s vulgarity in his choice of words, at first I was hesitant from writing about it, but honestly it was just too darn funny not to. Sedaris’ tone while recalling his brother’s most vulgar comments was in my opinion, pure comedic gold. One of my personal favorite of Paul’s sayings is “if she’s old enough to bleed, she’s old enough to breed,” which might I add, is true.
In his essay “You Can’t Kill the Rooster,” David Sedaris described his delinquent younger brother named Paul. Based on David’s description, Paul was very unruly in his behavior and speech, particularly when he habitually cussed at his family, especially at his father. Before Paul was born, the Sedaris family moved from New York State to Raleigh, North Carolina. The parents forbade David and his sisters from succumbing to the Carolinians’ traditions and behaviors; Paul, however, ended up doing just that after he was born, having become influenced by such activities as listening to hard-core rap music (61). He did things opposite to what his parents told David and his sisters not to do, like addressing elders as “sir” or “ma’am” (60, 63), drinking
In the story the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst the narrator knows what he did was wrong. In the end, he realized that his own pride was the downfall for his own little brother. For wanting a normal little brother and not a crippled one. As stated on page 2 “ It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make my plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow”. Clearly, in this sentence, it shows that the narrator would rather have no brother at all than having one that is crippled.
But now his father was not showing sympathy by the way he reacted to the was his son walked into the room of his parents screaming at the top of his lungs. His father shouting at him to get him to notice his mistake then ripped the tape out of his head with anger, pulling 60 hairs out of his scalp. And after all of that, he decided to make the situation worse to start disciplining his son by hitting. This to me shows how none of the charters in the story show sympathy and are all selfish. If I was in the father 's son shows being screamed at and also being hurt I would feel desperate, hopeless, but jealous.
Journal #1 Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is full of satire. Satire is the use of humor or irony to expose people’s stupidity. Huckleberry Finn’s father, Pap, is a very satirical character. Pap is a drunk that often beats Huck, he is very abusive and does not see the amount of privilege he has as a white man. He uses very colloquial language laced with swears to insult everyone and everything.
Amir wasn't always nice to Hassan. He always teased him when he didn't know something. “yes I lied and I thought of how I had used my literacy to ridicule Hassan and how I teased him about big words he didn't know.” (Hosseini 29) This brought Hassan’s education down hill because he believes what Amir says. Amir had sinned throughout the novel. He lied, witnessed a sin and never told anyone, and was putting his own friend down.
John Proctor is fearful of many things, and being called a liar is at the top of that list. Abigail tells him that the girls weren’t actually under a spell, rather were just sick, but because of the lack of evidence, no one will believe him if he goes to the court with that. “PROCTOR: with difficulty: I—I have no witness and cannot prove it except my word be taken. But I know the children's sickness had naught to do with witchcraft. HALE: stopped, struck: Naught to do—PROCTOR:…They were startled and took sick.
‘It is what he was told to do, and he know nothing else’” (144). This illustrates just how much Jonas’ father lacks knowledge and wisdom, to the point where he does not know if killing an innocent baby is morally wrong. This means that Jonas’ father as well as everyone in the community will never know what is really right or wrong, nor will they know what to believe. It matters because people in Jonas’ community might think killing is a normal action, or even worse, good. People in Jonas’ community might never know what love or loss is because they won’t know when they feel it.
A simple ‘ how are you’ can have someone think you 're polite. Atticus no matter what always stood up for Boo, he knew him but his kids on the other hand did not so he told them they don 't know him or understand him they 've heard of everything about him but it was all wrong. The power of words is most important in this world, it is a do or don 't type of action.Mayella used her power of words and ruined someone 's family and caused them to die due to trying to save himself. Atticus used his power of words to help Tom and support
Some of the people of Maycomb had different opinions on other people that may have been of a lower social status than them. For example, Aunt Alexandra told Scout that she couldn’t play with Walter Cunningham because she says that he and his family are not their kind of folks. “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up his habits and learning Lord-knows-what” (225). This quotes shows how Aunt Alexandra believes that Scout shouldn’t associate with Walter Cunningham even though he is