He reads an excerpt of “Dover Beach” to Mildred and her friends, and this can be an extremely dangerous thing to do because he has a book. It takes extreme courage to break the law at all for the purpose of a good cause, which is what Montag was doing. ‘Behind each of these books, there's a man. That's what interests me.’ This quote can mean several things, but what sticks out the most is that Montag is actually trying to read them instead of just following everyone else, and burning the books. All throughout the book, Guy Montag stands up for what he believes is right and not like the dystopian government that takes place during that time.
Malcolm X on the Prevailing Influence of Education How does one go from being an illiterate, convicted criminal to becoming one of the most eloquent, and fiery speakers of the 20th Century? Sometimes it is just as simple as making the conscious decision to pick up a book, and absorbing the knowledge therein. Malcolm X’s essay “Literacy Behind Bars” is an excellent piece which informs readers of the positive effects of education in the prison system, and how his incarcerated enlightenment shaped him into the man he came to be. It is a straightforward narrative by a straightforward man, who would go on to be an extraordinary figure during the civil rights era, an advocate for the rights of Black people during those trying times. At the beginning of the essay, Malcolm describes how he was influenced by an articulate fellow inmate to pick up reading, but he did not have the vocabulary to comprehend the books in front of him, or write until he discovered that “the best thing I could do was get hold of a dictionary – to study, to learn some words” (577).
He says that “evolution (…) can only be doubted by those who are ignorant of the evidence or are resistant to the evidence. (…) By contrast, the mechanisms that bring evolution about certainly need study and clarification.” Another biologist and geneticist quoted in Moran’s piece is R.C. Lewis. This man has written many papers on the subject of evolution and completely agrees with Moran’s thesis. These are just a few of the credible scientists Laurence Moran utilizes in his essay in order to prove that evolution is indeed a fact.
The second time is at the second battle and the people come in with dynamite and blow the windmill up. The only time in the movie when the windmill was taken down is when Jones and his wife are leaving and they decide to blow it up. Also, in the movie Napoleon hangs the chickens instead of making the dogs attack them. In the book napoleon suspects the chickens of being traitors and orders the dogs to attack the chickens and Boxer. However, in the movie he has the chickens hung for all to see.
While she was out with Eddie, Arnold Friend rode up next to Connie and Eddie at a stoplight and made a gesture symbolizing that Connie would soon be his, but as usual, she was completely oblivious to him. The next day, her parents told her that they were going to a BBQ and gave her the option to stay or go, but Connie ended up staying behind. That day, Connie was hanging out at her house, sun-bathing, and listening to music. As soon as the doorbell rang, she went to answer it and standing there was nonetheless Arnold Friend. He was trying to sweet talk her and tell her that they will eventually marry and that she was the one for him and they should run off together.
“I held up the guard to taunt them, then held him still higher and leered into his face… As if casually… I bit his head off, crunched through the helmet and skull with my teeth and, sucked the blood that sprayed like a hot, thick geyser from his neck,” (Gardner 79). This quote shows how after getting the charm no weapon could hurt Grendel which allowed him to become even more monstrous with his killing. This last quote is from the very end of the book when he enters the mead hall right before he dies. “For pure, mad prank, I snatch up a cloth from the nearest table and tie it around my neck to make a napkin… I seize up a sleeping man, tear at him hungrily, bite through his bone-locks and suck hot, slippery blood. He goes down in huge morsels, head, chest, hips, legs, even the hands and feet.
The Night Riders dragged all of the Berry’s out of their house and set fire to Mr.Berry and his nephew on fire. The buns had been very serious and injured the men. Ms.Clorretta (Mr.Berry’s niece) had witnessed it all and went to the police station for help. She was called a liar and sent home. Even though the 14th amendment clearly states equal
Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 125). The excitement the boys show by chanting such words show their opinion on killing and how it has altered drastically. They are flaunting the great sensation they feel regarding killing, whereas the boys felt differently about this prior to the plane crash. Continuing, the unintentional murder of Simon demonstrates the boys’ chaotic and careless behaviours.
The final example of his vengefulness is the strongest. Because Major de Spain is to receive ten bushels of corn for the damage done to his rug, Abner attempts to burn down his barn as well. “Go get that oil,” his father said. “Go (524).” This quote shows how Abner intended to burn down Major de Spain’s barn as revenge for being forced to pay him ten bushels of corn. Abner is completely unfeeling in his actions.
Despite all this, he goes up the mountain & ,discovers that the beast is in fact just a man. Then he vomits and staggers down the mountain. By now, Ralph and Piggy (both rather ravenous) are attending a big party that Jacki is throwing. Simon, still bloody, sweaty, and covered in puke, stumbles down into the center of the crazed boys, tries to tell them about the beast, but he is unrecognizable and the boys jab at him with their spears until he is dead. Again, the boys are portrayed as savage animals.