As I Lay Dying Prompt #8: Jewel and Anse Anse's selling of Jewel's horse is cruel and does not contribute to the family's greater good; however, Jewel's response to Anse demonstrates his loyalty to his mother. When Anse took Jewel's horse to travel to Snopes' house, Jewel was anxious and distraught. Jewel waited and waited for Anse until he came home and when he finally arrived; little did he know that Anse sold Jewel's own horse without his consent. Anse even looked proud for what he did: "He looked kind of funny: kind of more hangdog than common, and kind of proud too. Like he had done something he thought was cute but wasn't so sho now how other folks would take it."
After they go back to town to settle the matter about the rug, Sarty immediately starts shouting to the Justice that his father did not burn down the barn. When they relocate to the new house and go to the De Spain’s home, Sarty is in awe of how his father carries himself, even though he is somewhat disabled because of the musket ball that was shot at him by a confederate policeman. Sarty does not understand how a man of his fathers stature can walk with such clock-like finality. They make their way up the stairs, and through a door where the father dismisses the slaves comments and asks to see Mr. De Spain. The lady of the house asks that they please leave because De Spain is not home.
Huck Finn has disobeyed rules that he believes, himself, to be wrong but society thinks otherwise. After Jim confesses to Huck about why he was in the woods, Huck doesn’t go and turn him in for a reward because he promised not to (Twain, pg. 32). This shows that Huck doesn’t have much of a problem with Jim being a runaway slave and is a loyal companion. Another example of Huck’s altered views is when he witnesses the Duke and Dauphin being humiliated in public.
O Brother Where Art Thou displays that not all life threatening experiences will change us for the better. Everette is a con man, someone who doesn’t believe in God and whenever something happens he says “There has to be a scientific explanation”. At the end when the sheriff catches the three men and is ready to kill them, Everette drops to his knees and starts praying to God, asking for forgiveness and a flood occurs. In literature a flood represents rebirth and a new beginning. Everette, and the viewers, think that his life will get better when the flood is over, that he will believe in God, leave the con life and his wife Penny will come back to him.
| | “He thinks if he could teach him that, he’d be | | Some good perhaps to someone in the world. | 100 | He hates to see a boy the fool of books. | | Poor Silas, so concerned for other folk, | | And nothing to look backward to with pride, | | And nothing to look forward to with hope, | | So now and never any different.” | 105 | This poem conveys that people want to die on a “good note.” Mary, Warren’s wife impatiently waits for Warren to come home to tell him the news that Silas, a former helper has returned “home” because he is ill. Warren doesn’t want to waste his time dealing with Silas because Silas broke his contract he had with him. Mary pleads that Silas is sick and is in need of great help. Warren doesn’t really care because he thinks that Silas’ rich brother should take care of him.
John’s coming of age begins when he says goodbye to his father, and runs away from Texas with his friend Rawlins. It started by rebelling from the family. As the novel progresses, John also finds an unexpected love, Alejandra, and perhaps most importantly when he came of age, is that through Alejandra, he lost his innocence without becoming disillusioned. He ends it with a stoic refusal to leave Mexico without his horses, and his acceptance of the death of Abuela, his last connection to his old life. John’s coming of age also influenced his becoming
Selena Hooper English 1020-27 September 6, 2012 Conflicts at the de Spain Mansion When Sarty sees the de Spain mansion, he thinks it stands for “peace and dignity” (506). The mansion is hope for Sarty and he thinks its whiteness and wealth will soften his father and make him forget all about the burning barns. However, the house means something entirely different to Abner .He makes this quit clear when he deliberately steps in horse droppings and proceeds to the front door of the mansion, and ignores the servant’s commands to wipe his feet before entering. With his soiled boot he tracks it across the white rug that lies at the front door, leaving the rug soiled with his tracks. As he began to head back towards home he makes a comment to Sarty about the mansion, “That’s sweat.
John Grady rides with his father for the last time, makes peace with an ex girlfriend, and then rides away from San Angelo to Mexico with his friend. After being on the road for several days, John Grady and Rawlins realize that someone is following them. The follower turns out to be a boy who calls himself Jimmy Blevins and rides a very valuable horse. Rawlins and John Grady question him and the boy claims that he is not being followed and not riding a stolen horse. John Grady and Rawlins have a bad feeling about the boy and tell Blevins not to follow them.
Heather tries to make Robert jealous by saying another guy loves her but he doesn't show any interest. “Then why should I fight him, Robert had asked...Robert thought it was idiotic and said so”. Him not wanting to fight with Tom Bryan which shows another sign of him not being a fighter or fit for war. Page 14: Robert looked to one side from under the peak of his cap, hoping that no one had seen him flinch from the steam or stepping back from the fire. Guilty about Rowena's death Robert is seen with a horse and dog in the prologue, after the 'war', and when we come across Taffler we see that he is accompanied with a horse and dog.
This tells us that Jem really wants his father to not see him as a child anymore but as an adult. If Atticus knows Jem defied him and was bugging the Radley boy again, that would upset him and Jem wants his fathers respect. I think Jem doesn’t want to disappoint his father, he wants to prove he is becoming a man. Chapter 7 1. When Jem goes back to get his pants at the Radley house he finds them poorly sewed (as if to been fixed by a man) and folded and hung on the fence as if they were waiting for him.