He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
When Richard and Harrison agree to fight themselves for money they end up humiliating themselves. For the two men are unable to fake a fight and are thus forced to actually injure one another due in part to the fear that the white viewers invoke on them. This fight in the end deeply ashamed Richard for it got him to realize that violence infects the black community in general, whether from within or from the white community’s imposed violence. When Richard grows up he moves to Chicago and joins the Communist movement. However he learns quickly that the police beat protesting Communists and Richard is forced to move from one outcast group to another, never truly escaping reality.
Tom is so arrogant that he thinks he can do whatever he wants. Additionally, after Gatsby had struck Myrtle with his big yellow car, Tom see’s Myrtle’s dead body for the first time, but Tom doesn’t stay around for long. Nick narrates, “There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind, and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic”(125). Again, Tom is visually stressed on the inside and out because Myrtle is dead. Also his abusive actions, and leaving the death scene without caring is wrong.
This event relates to when Lennie crushed Curley's hand because Lennie couldn't figure out how to stop what is casuing him to panic in both events. 35. In both events Lennie accidently kills something, Lennie is afraid of George's reaction to both events, and his attitude towards the event doesn't change despite him killing a living person in the second
Link refers to his origin as "up north" to avoid revealing his birth place. After a few bad days of being homeless he meets Ginger, a streetwise person who has been homeless for quite some time. But Link does not trust him entirely, because every time, when Ginger leaves him, Link feels scared and guesses that Ginger goes to his real mates. Shelter Shelter is a former sergeant-major who is on a mission to kill all of the homeless people of London, because they he considers they 'make the place look untidy.' He means too that there is nobody who does anything against them.
She is a temptress who disturbs the fraternity of the men, for whenever she enters the bunkhouse, or at least stands in the doorway, preventing the men's passage, Curley's wife is a source of tension: The men worry that they will succumb to her physical allure; they worry that Curley will appear and become jealous and enraged against them. Once she has tempted Lennie, he sins and kills her--albeit accidentally. At any rate, the death of Curley's wife is the end of the "dream" for Lennie and George and Candy. There can be no Eden for them as George must kill Lennie before he is caught and his soul destroyed. With the death of the child-like Lennie, the innocent dream of having a ranch is also
Bob, a very ignorant, poor man, feels like he must get some sort of revenge on Atticus for going against him in court, so he spits in Atticus’s face. Atticus simply tells his children “if spitting in my face and threatening me save Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’d gladly take” (Lee 292). Atticus allows himself to be put in danger by letting Bob take his anger out on him rather than him going home and abusing his daughter, Mayella Ewell even more. In the novel, Walter Cunningham, a poor white man, who lives in Maycomb and serves on the jury, believes Tom is innocent, but he does not have the integrity to act upon his beliefs. Atticus’s self-reliant characteristics make him stand firm in his beliefs and follow what his conscience tells him.
Curley’s wife in particular is a bully towards him as she thinks she has more power over him than anyone else, as she is married to the bosses’ son and she’s white. Crooks longs for friendship with someone but nobody wants to communicate with him as he is coloured. Excitement in his actions when Lennie turns up to talk to him shows just how lonely he is. But Lennie only talks to Crooks when all the other men are out in town. He’s quite cruel towards Lennie and torments him.
Since Jerry had no idea what he was doing as a criminal mastermind, he couldn’t successfully put across some guidelines for the two hit men. His greed also just wanted it done for himself, while he just basically sits back and lets it happen. This mistake is what leads to the three innocent lives being lost in the car, and later Jerry’s wife ends up being killed after not cooperating properly with one of the hit men. All Jerry wanted was the easy way out of his financial slump, but he ended up getting himself into much more than he asked
(Ralph is more a peacekeeper and Jack is more of a killer) But as the story goes on and they find it obvious that their differences will never be settled, Jack rebelled and made a “rival tribe”. - As soon as Jack leaves and makes his own tribe, I thought someone was going to die because Jack always talked about how he wanted to kill Piggie because he was weak and would make good meat. - The climax is when Simon finds the Lord of the Flies (which is the evil inside of each boy) but then when he tries to explain it to everyone he is killed and everything falls apart it seems. - The plot depended on the boys’ personalities because if it wasn’t for Jack being so rebellious the boys could have gone through the same safe routine every day and eventually be saved; Jack could kill a pig each week they could have all kept the fire going the boys could collect fruit every day this would be a sustainable way to live for at least a