Fortunato is a very proud man so he was completely oblivious to the fact that he was actually never going to leave the Montresor catacomb. The two characters and the setting Poe used portray the theme that a man’s pride inevitably causes his downfall. Montresor’s pride was very recognizable throughout the story. He was insulted by Fortunato which caused him to vow revenge. “THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” (Poe 1).
Depicted as a stereotypical lawman of the West, it is his duty to fight the town troublemaker, Scratchy Wilson, whenever he goes into his drunken rages. (Crane) Jack Potter fits the classic description of a fearless, independent town sheriff of the Wild West. He always carries a gun, stops gunfights and ensures the town is safe.
This scene is a turning point because Terry makes up his mind to confront the mob at that moment. Although Terry complains that he “coulda been somebody”, he finally does become someone worthy of our admiration. He does this by confronting his problems, but also through the great acting of Brando which allows the audience to connect with the character. As Charley and Terry are in a cab rolling towards Terry’s death, Charley tries to convince him to take a good job and not say anything about Joey’s murder to stay alive and help the mob. In the past, Terry lost a boxing match that he could have easily won because his brother asked him to.
Frank was a valuable leader because he was selfless. This means that, without a doubt, he was willing to do anything to protect his family, Dussel, and the Van Daans, including sacrificing his own safety and happiness. A time when Mr. Frank was heroically selfless was right after the frightening bang came from downstairs, right in the middle of their joyous Hanukkah celebration. He grabbed a flashlight and declared fearlessly, "I'm going down. We can't live with this uncertainty" (Goodrich and Hacket 910).
Atticus is a very skilled lawyer and this is proven when we points out that Bob Ewell is lying about Tom Robinson, without being rude and impolite. Atticus treats everyone with great manners and kindness be it Jem or Scout or the man he is fighting in court. Be it in his own home, or out on the streets of Maycomb, Atticus Finch has the same values and respect for people, be it his children or the African American members. Atticus doesn’t favour anyone; be it his children or even the Ewell family. As Atticus said, “I do my best to love everybody” (112) and because of this attitude, Atticus sees there to be no reason to why he should act any different around different people.
When Ponyboy asks Johnny to run away with him he doesn’t hesitate. At the fountain, there was no way he’d sit back and let the soc’s drown Ponyboy. It was Johnny’s loyalty that empowered him to kill Bob Sheldon. Throughout the novel Johnny stays loyal to Ponyboy and does as much as he can to protect him, whether is be cutting and dying Ponyboy’s hair, saving him from a burning church or almost turning himself in to the cops for his crimes in order to protect the greasers. Johnny would do anything to protect his friends.
Told them they must march straight and never break ranks because psychologically it would discourage the opposing army when they see their opponent walking straight through the battle field with bullets flying past them. They were taught to reload their muskets calmly and never to rush. This was pounded into their heads by countless days of practice. He refused to do battle any other way and in the end this became his downfall. While the military world around him advanced and change, he continued to do business the same way as
George’s loyalty even causes him to put his life on the line for Lennie, “So we sit in an irrigation ditch under water all the rest of the day. Got on’y our heads stickin’ out of the side of the ditch. An’ that night we scrammed out of there.” (42), right by Lennie’s side, George left everything he had behind in the town that night. Although it was Lennie’s mistake, George decided to stay a loyal friend and help Lennie escape persecution from their town. As best friends, George and Lennie will do anything to protect each other.
In his family, he was always taught to respect and defend the women around him. As a protective older brother he should kill this man, but as a talented young poet he should consider his future. “His heart called for the blood of the enemy and his brain urged him to use caution” (Vega pg. 555). Sixto is intelligent enough to realize the consequences of his actions and the limited amount of power he has in this situation.
When they come back Kane is asked to leave, to spare the town, because if he does leave everything will be ok, as if he was the problem. His “Friends” slowly turn on him, one by one, as he asks them to back him up in the gun fight that was sure to happen, at Noon. During the entire movie, viewers see how Kane is loyal to the town and how the town betrays him. I believe that as humans we would ban together to help each other but as history writes itself we find that many people will not stand side by side, help each other, defend without being part of the cause, or even verbally defend our so called friends. The fact that Kane was so willing to risk his new life and stand up for what was right for the town, stated that he was the man that his wife wanted and needed him to be.