This point in the story signifies the transition from an external journey to an internal struggle of the protagonist. The man’s conscience now appears as the benevolent guide causing him to dwell on his initial decision to do nothing; now he has accepted the quest: to determine what the correct actions were in that situation. The struggle now begins; there are so many scenarios and unanswered questions that can never be answered because of one decision. “What could have possibly overwhelmed him to such an extent that he was unable to keep from crying out,” people do not burst out sobbing for nothing especially not in public; “did he have an incurable disease,” the thousands of possibilities that could have massed themselves to bring this human being to his breaking point will never be known. Paul had even been reassured that his actions were right by others, but you must fight basic instinct to ignore another human that is suffering, it is unnatural.
Sarty is the only member of the family to truly act on his own conscience, and ultimately this separates him from the rest of the family. Sarty was prepared, if necessary, to testify against his father in the incident of the burning of the Harris barn; he, alone, tries to save DeSpain's barn by warning the Major of what is about to happen. When Sarty follows DeSpain's horse up to the burning barn, he hears gunshots in the confusion. His father was not a man of such weapons: Abner's tool and weapon was fire. Sarty trips and falls, then, seeing what he has tripped over on the ground, he runs away from the conflagration.
While in the dark, dreary, congested truck, filled with “groans and muttered prayers,” his father advises him to think of something pleasant. Surprisingly, Amir does not consider Baba; his memory goes directly to Hassan. This thought is incongruent with the way he strives for Baba’s attention and recognition in his daily life. After much struggle, Amir finally achieves this glory the day he wins the kite battle. Given Amir’s previous actions, it seems that this would be the day he remembers; the day he finally makes his father proud.
He uses descriptive word to describe the physical surroundings “grassy and wanted ware” and talks about knowing how “way leads onto way” “I doubted I would ever come back” makes the poem important because it indicates that whatever decision he makes would symbolise his life journey. As he has never come to the path before, he knows he can’t change his decision it once he has chosen which path to travel. Life points in one direction. The ‘sigh’ intimates that looking inward, when he reflects upon his life, he will remember the choice he made and although he states he would ‘say’ he took the road less travelled, it is apparent after reading “Though as for that, the passing there, Had worn them really about the same” that both paths had been travelled equally, not one less than the other. The poem tells us that we are free to choose our path, but we do not know beforehand which path we are taking until we have travelled it.
Asta's son is heartbroken from the loss of his mother. Worst yet Asta's son’s is blamed for a murder that he did not commit. Asta's son is soon declared as a "wolf's head" (wanted dead or alive). Asta's son runs out of the village and begins the journey to discover whom he really is. Asta's son hides in the forest, and one day hears a conversation between John Ayecliffe, the village steward, and another person.
He is a victim of favoritism, and because of never being the one with the attention he has learned not to be like his bad father and his brother by teaching himself what is right in others eyes, not the eyes of his dad. At the opening of the story, Wes is described as a “boring” sheriff of a small town in Montana. Wes had attended law school but forcefully had to take over his father’s position of county sheriff. It was evident that this was not an ideal position for him. Because of his position rather than his brother’s, he experiences jealousy and is a victim of favoritism.
You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Twain 227). Huck is trying to follow what society views as normal. Although he attempts to pray for it, he knows he cannot because it is not what is right. The reason Huck is unable to pray what he wanted is because, in his heart, he knows it is wrong. He knows that he should not turn in Jim because Jim has done nothing but help Huck in his adventure and has done nothing wrong to Huck.
Suzelle Napoleon Prof. Robinson English 102 College Composition August 1, 2011 Write an essay describing Sarty’s attitude toward his father as they develop and change throughout the story. (Barn Burning) Sartoris Snopes is a young boy with a major conflict in his life; “be true to his blood”? or come forward with the truth. His father, Colonel Sartoris Snopes, a reckless character with very cruel intentions has had to relocate his family because he is accused of burning down a barn. Sarty is called to testify during the hearing against his father for witnessing his actions.
This leads Brown to run through the forest searching for his beloved Faith, landing him in a meeting, where guilt, sin, and evil are worshiped. Goodman Brown then returns to Salem. The narrator never definitively states if Goodman Brown’s journey was real or all a dream. However, real or not, Brown spends the rest of his life suspecting that there is true evil in everyone. Young Goodman Brown bears a strong resemblance to the story of Adam and Eve where curiosity through temptation causes humanity to bear the original sin of the fall of man.
Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).