Finally after Charlie about stole her shot, her father asked, "do you want to shoot it, pumpkin?" After a a little hesitation, and another rant from Charlie, Andy says yes, and shoots. After being very hesitant to shoot, she finally stuck him, and while all the men were dancing around celebreating, Andy though to herself "What did I just do." Andy's first step in the coming of age process was complete. Unlike all the men she had tried to not let down, she felt guilty about killing an innocent creature.
George decided to kill Lennie himself because he knew that if Curley found the beast, he would instantly shoot him. As George hears the other people who are trying to hunt down Lennie he draws the gun and shoots Lennie in the back of the head. In my opinion it was the most human way, as he never really felt any
The youth are affected by becoming desensitized at an early age; laughing at death, mocking the injured, showing no remorse (Grossman 502). Young adults that had been exposed to this violence at a young age are getting ahold of guns and ammunition killing convenience store owner’s by ‘accident’ (Grossman 503). Their conditioning and reflex motor skills activate, Operant Conditioning, causing stimulus response to assimilate in an impulsive manner. Exposing children to war brutality through media is conditioning them to breed violence. Killing is a trained skill forced upon a man; viciously cycled through younger age groups.
A quote that supports this is on page 181, “…the conch exploded into thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” This quote supports on the destruction of the conch. This made civilization among the boys extinct and Ralph left with Jack’s mind to kill Ralph. Once Jack had some type of control, Jack provides attention and wants to have fun. Instead of listening to Ralph about building a shelter and being told what to do, Jack decides to tell the boys to come and hunt with him. Not only are they going to have something to eat but have fun and kill Simon.
Tim hates it when his brother does this, and wants him to help him out. Also Sam whines about the broken basket, which annoys Tim. Sam reveals to Tim that he really came home for the Brown Bess (Life’s gun) to go to war at Wethersfield. The Brown Bess was the type of gun that many of the people had in Connecticut. It was brown, and got it's name from Queen Elizabeth, whose nickname was Bess.
When he finally pulls the trigger it shows bravery on behalf of George’s part. After all what man would have the guts to shoot his best friend? The second feeling we get is sympathy for George.’’George shivered and looked at the gun’’.We feel
They confided in one another after the shooting, about the things Kenny was joking about. Throughout the story Kenny is randomly releasing fire on things he ‘doesn’t like’. First the sign, then the barn, then the old man’s dog. At that point Tub was so irritated by his constant shots and the mouth and shot of the gun that he decided he had no choice but to shoot him. To show him he can’t keep being a bully.
His son thinks he doesn’t really know his dad because he thinks that the way he tells his stories about lies are false, either that or he will jump into a conclusion thinking that his stories are over exaggerated . To me truth is not a word but a way of life. Living an honest life. Being true to your family and friends. Sometimes truth is hard but a lie is always harder.
“Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; others fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity...” (Krakauer, authors note). After Krakauer wrote his article in Outside many people did not know half of the story behind MacCandless, wrongly marking him as a lunatic or crazy person. Writing Into The Wild gave Krakauer more time and space to elaborate on certain aspects of MacCandless’s voyage that were not in his article for Outside magazine. Krakauer wrote this novel to entertain the reader while recounting the story of Chris MacCandless’s
Twain puts a young white boy in a grand journey with an enslaved black man, running for his freedom. Such circumstances are enough to set people off by itself, but Twain goes one step further to show the malice of the time, stereotyping a race. The thought of explaining Mark Twain’s book to students is enough to make most teachers shutter because of the ferocity of actions taken against those who cannot properly present the information. However, it is their job to introduce students to a true literary work of art. If we have no faith in our educators, then we lose hope in future generations’ capacity to judge right from