Rainsford in the beginning had no sympathy for the hunted and seemed like a cruel man. Rainsford though changes to a hero once he faces Zaroff, but Rainsford beats the general at his own game and kills him. With the death of the General, Rainsford had saved the lives of those who would visit the island in the future. This was because Rainsford had shown heroic qualities with his battle against Zaroff. Such as courage, if Rainsford
Firstly, Christopher starts his mystery novel with a gruesome scene of the death of Wellington, a neighbor’s dog who had been brutally killed with no explanation. Christopher is determined to find out who killed Wellington although he is repeatedly put down and told by his father that “it’s a bloody dog, Christopher, a bloody dog” (20) and that he should leave it alone. After his father repeatedly tells him to give up this “game” he believes Christopher is playing, he does not give up, constantly trying to figure out the truth about who killed Wellington. He faces these roadblocks and doesn’t give up. Christopher shows that he has the hero like attributes when he decides to care about Wellington, and to go against his father’s advice.
Racism is evident throughout the novel. The mad-dog Tim Johnson was shot with hesitation. Sheriff Tate was reluctant to shoot the dog so Atticus had to step in and shoot him. Nathan Radley also said he would shoot at any person he thought was black. He said specifically, if anyone saw a black person, to tell that individual Nathan Radley had a bullet ready for him.
What do you do just stand there and let them beat you up or do you fight back, so that’s what I did I fought back? I did not go to the police right away because they probly wouldn’t have listen to me and put me in jail. Ponyboy was never apart of the killing he was just powerless trying to find oxygen. I killed Bob because, he almost killed two people me and Ponyboy. But instead of two killings there was one Bob he probly killed people.
Shadow deciding to follow his father, even after he was told not to, resulted with something bad. What was just supposed to be a fight between Black dog and Windrider, turned out to Windrider in needing to murder someone else when his son’s life was at risk. In doing so, Windrider is forced to leave town in fear of getting killed by the revenge thirsty brothers of the murdered man. As said by the Tiger General, “You best get out of town for a while. Not that I care for those two pigs, but there are some brothers who resent the death of another brother, no matter what kind of a fool he is.”(Tiger General: 117) Now in a new town, language and risks are more of a difficulty for
He used to be an innocent 19-year-old boy who cannot even kill the rabbits; then he wants a model who can teach him “how to kill” when he “ha[s] never aimed a gun at anything” (24). Afterwards he kills a horse with his gun for the first time and “[sinks] to his knees” (60). Until he fires at a German but could not even believe that he indeed kills the German with the gun in his hand. At last, Robert shoots Captain Leather “between his eyes” (184) because Leather stopped Robert and Devlin from saving the horses and even shot Devlin. As Peter Klovan asserts, “[the] killing [of Leather] involves Robert in a terrible contradiction—in the very act of defying violence he himself commits a murder”(67).
However, to a large amount of people, courage is a mixture of the two. Courage is the ability to keep yourself motivated, to face your fears, to do whatever it is you can in order to overcome any problems in your way. Courage is to stay determined and to keep trying to do something, and never giving up, even if you know there is no hope. Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird often covers the themes of courage and bravery, and largely through the characters of Atticus, Mrs Dubose and Jem. Atticus, the father of two children with no mother, has arguably the greatest reasons to give up hope throughout the entire book of all the characters.
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon, Christopher, the protagonist, experienced this handicapping because he has Aspergers. In the book, Christopher’s father told him that he had killed their neighbor’s dog, Wellington. Because Christopher was too scared to live with his father since he thought he was a murderer, he began his journey to London to find his mother. While he was trying to get to his mother, Christopher saw and experienced many things that did not make sense to him. Although Christopher was born with Aspergers, the community handicapped him more than his disability did when he was on his own.
We know that as, when there is the rat incident, with everybody being scared, Bigger reacts by killing the beast brutally with a skillet. Also, he reacts with violence against White society as he’s scared of them. But, instead of keeping quiet and minding his own business, he feels the need to rob Blum’s, a white mans, store. However, in the end he doesn’t do it as he is in fear of being caught. Again, though he reacts to it by beating Gus, his friend, up using the excuse of Gus being late to get out of their 4mission.
An example of this can be observed when the Man was on the brink of losing his fingers due to the cold weather and thought of killing the dog to simply warm his hands by using its body heat. This example shows the utmost disrespect that the Man has towards animals if he can think of killing a creature which was actually helping him make it through the storm and he had the ignorance to try to kill the creature. In Rainsford’s case, he too admits to having his hunting regularly and kills animals from all over the world which was why he said, “Who cares how a jaguar feels… They’ve no understanding.” He also shows it when he easily set the traps to kills the dogs when they were following him and it shows that he does not even hesitate to kill them. The Man and Rainsford both share another feature known as arrogance. For instance, the Man never took heed of the older man’s warning about the harsh environment awaiting him in the Yukon and as a result died due to his arrogance.