Whites was afraid of his son’s return. Not wanting his son back, “He found the monkey’s paw and frantically breathed his third and last wish” (58), to send his son back to the grave. Mr. Whites was afraid of the return of his mutilated son. He realized his wish would come out bad, so he wished his son away because of the fear of a disfigured son.
Brotherly Love? “The Scarlett Ibis” by James Hurst shows what cruelty really means. For Brother the fact that he has an invalid sibling is like the end of the world. It was almost like Brother didn’t love his brother Doodle because of his disabilities.Because Brother would get tired of dealing with Doodle, he would be cruel to him. Brother’s cruelty toward Doodle comes from the embarrassment at having an invalid brother, the burden of having to take care of Doodle, the disappointment of Doodle not living up to his expectations.
Doodle's big brother's fear of being made fun of led him to being ashamed of his little brother. This subsequently led to him to teach Doodle how to walk. He also did not want to have a brother that could not do anything. Doodle's brother only helped Doodle for his own reasons and for himself. Doodle's brother was cruel.
Deep down Amir always feels like he should have done something and feels horrible because he had chosen not to. Due to his nagging guilt, Amir is not able to live a peaceful life. Amir’s feeling of guilt and his vital need for redemption are always a part of his life as he is growing up. In the book when Amir and Hassan were still kids Amir tries to get Hassan to throw pomegranate at him in order to finally feel like Hassan had hurt Amir as much as Amir felt her had hurt Hassan. Amir’s guilt takes him over and makes him commit the sin of having Hassan and his father, Ali, leave Baba’s house by making it looks like Hassan had stolen.
Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23).
Knowing what the consequences would be, it seemed that Jem would fall into peer pressure, because he always did what he didn’t really want to do, but did it so he wouldn’t be left out. In support of this Jem says, “I hope you’ve got it through your head that he’ll kill us each and every one, Dill Harris,” when Jem is dared to touch the front step of Boo Radley’s home, by Dill. In the second part of this story, Jem has started to change. Jem is now twelve and it seems as if he has left his childhood and entered puberty. He doesn’t want to spend time with scout anymore, and he worries for others, like Atticus.
These impressions quickly placed stereotypes among them; Andy being the jock, Claire the popular princess, Bender the thief, Alison the psychopath, and the “Brian” being the genius. After spending the day with all these different personalities, Andy reminisces a time he beat up another guy to make himself feel bigger and tougher amongst his friends. He soon realized what a mistake it had been, understanding how difficult it would be for him to go home and face his father. Andy has been through the torment of never being good enough in his father’s eyes and he
Prince Hamlet seems keen to avenge his father’s death, but throughout the narrative we see Hamlet hesitate to kill Claudius, he may be finding it hard as Claudius is the King and also a relative. The Ghost says he’s going to suffer in Purgatory until Prince Hamlet avenges his death by killing Claudius, as the way he died he didn’t have a chance to confess his sins, so he would go to heaven. “Doomed for a certain
Because of his over-reliance of his parents, he thinks everything is their fault; his anger is uncontrollable and he barely has any respect for anything. 'Irresponsible.' What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear that word? Someone who lies and tries to cover his or her mistakes? Someone who blames everyone else for the consequences of their actions?
Hamlet himself says, "That I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft." He thought about everything he was doing, and everything he was going to do. Hamlet did in fact act like he was mad, just so he could follow through on his plan to avenge his father's death. Hamlet acted like he was mad because he did not want to outright kill Claudius, because he would probably go to heaven, and Hamlet wanted to make him suffer like Claudius had made his father suffer. Hamlet also knew that he could not go around telling people that Claudius killed his father just because a ghost told him so.