Fear and anguish brought out some of the worst qualities in the villagers causing them to turn against one another creating anger, conflict and damage unto one another. In turn these actions fueled by superstition, hysteria and ignorance could become just as fatal as the plague itself. The bubonic plague attacks many individuals in the village as it delivers continuous grief and loss to the whole town. Brooks structures her novel as a non-linear timeline as it jumps backwards and forwards starting after the events of the plague giving hints of what has caused the change in the community. Undoubtedly, the plague causes the disintegration of families in the town.
Ponyboy just had to see Johnny kill Bob and that was enough to make him lose his innocence. People like Randy and Steve just resent and hate the world so much that that would cause them to lose their innocence as well. Someone could lose their innocence just by thinking bad thoughts. S.E. Hinton definitely does not agree with William Blake’s poem: The Lily because in The Lily, William Blake is saying that innocence cannot be abolished or destroyed.
Name Teacher Course Date Morality in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” suggests a lack of morals from both Delia and Sykes. Morality is an extent to which an action is right or wrong. Throughout the story, Sykes shows his lack of morals. Sykes put a rope on Delia’s back knowing she hates spiders, snakes and bugs, which caused Delia to freak out. An example of Sykes lack of morals is, “If you such a big fool dat you got to have a fit over an earth worm or a string, ah don’t keer how bad ah skeer you” (705).
For example, the monster was hated by all and he knew that he could never have someone that looked normal because of the way he was. He asked his creator, Victor Frankenstein if he could make him someone that was similar to his appearance and threatened him if he didn’t comply with his demand. This showed us that he was very
In the Lord of the Flies, Jack has been trying to destroy Ralph since chapter 1 because he wanted power. “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief” (112). Jack is telling the boys that Ralph is a coward and doesn’t deserve being leader.
Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
His fickle favor toward his servants, and not to mention his family, proves his inconsistency and instability. Although appointed by the gods, his reign has exposed the abused and misused privilege of representing the gods in his earthly position. King Creon’s irrational edict stated that any man who dares to bury Polyneices would suffer death by stoning. Is it a mere human’s prerogative to determine another man’s eternal fate? Because Antigone had nothing left to live for, while knowing the sentence of stoning, Antigone defied King Creon’s edict in order to fulfill her duty.
Walter is a Cunningham, so he is inferior and should be treated as such. Scout embraces the racism thrust on her and fails to see any other path. Also early in the novel Scout, Jem and Dill are afraid of Boo Radley, they think he is a monster and try to play tricks on him. They don’t know Boo Radley and have never seen him but still judge him on stories they have heard. They are threatened by him, and are scared to go on his property.
I’ll plug him right between the shoulder blades.” Brown believes that Clark is being unreasonable and abusive towards his authority as brown tore his uniform while doing fatigues. Clark has no mercy towards his men which ultimately leads to his death. The soldiers lack of mercy and resentment unfortunately led to them dying is a very sadistic emotional state and not in a noble and courageous
Like George, Candy only wanted his dog dead to prevent it from enduring the suffering that they both face from oppressors. “You seen what they did to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. What they can me here I wisht somebody shoot me. But they won’t do nothing like that.