We can't live with this uncertainty" (Goodrich and Hacket 910). Mr. Frank easily could have volunteered Mr. Van Daan or not gone at all, albeit he took control of the situation and courageously went to investigate. Apart from his selflessness during this time of distress for all the members of the Annex, Mr. Frank was also selfless in the name of generosity. After Mr. Kraler asked Mr. Frank if they could take in a dentist who was in trouble, Dussel, Mr. Frank replied without hesitation, "Of course we will" (Goodrich and Hacket 864). Even though he knew full well that having another mouth to feed in the already cramped Annex would be difficult, Mr. Frank stayed true to himself and did the right thing.
Deep down Wes always knew the truth about Frank’s crimes, “And my father knew he was guilty”. Regardless of his knowledge of the situation Wes was still prepared to turn a blind eye to it and not investigate to keep loyalty towards his brother. “He’ll have to meet his punishment in the hereafter. “I won’t do anything to arrange it in this life.” When Wes does decide to lock up Frank for his crimes, he still kept his loyalty towards his brother and did not send him to jail; instead he locked Frank up in the basement of the Wes’ family home. Throughout the novel Julian is seen as loyal to Frank the whole time and doesn’t care about Frank’s actions.
He has no remorse for killing, and no compassion for other human beings, but he strictly abides to a moral code; he believes that he, himself is an instrument of fate, and that every decision leads to a certain path, and that nothing can alter that. A lot about Chigurh’s character is revealed early on in the novel when he goes to the gas station. By offering the gas station attendant (and later on, other potential victims) the call of the coin toss, he brings the idea of luck into the situation. Their fate is now up to the side the coin lands on, and he does not feel morally responsible for his actions; whether or not he murders them based on their call of the coin. The gas station attendant does not realize that he is betting on his life until after Chigurh leaves, narrowly sparing him.
Even Norman has no qualms about accepting this gift even though he is not considered a violent person. Before Lavender’s death Cross idealized war, he was more concerned with his love for Martha. He would daydream about her not taking his duties as lieutenant seriously. Lt. Cross doesn’t fear death but of disappointing and failing to protect his men. He feels personally responsible for the death of Lavender; he thinks that if he had been paying more attention, Lavender’s death could have been prevented.
It seems as if Oskar lived his life by the motto that you shouldn’t think twice about doing the right thing, and that you should always know what the right thing to do is. Although Oskar started out being a Nazi, he realized the mistake he made by taking part in killing Jews. Oskar knew that there was no way to stop what the Nazi’s were doing, but was then willing to do as much as he could do to save as many Jews as possible (Steinhouse). The way that Oskar Schindler decided to help the Jews when he could have easily stayed as a Nazi proves that he is a hero. Oskar Schindler showed his heroic actions by risking his own life and using his fortune to save over 1,200 Jews.
Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter. In the beginning of the book, Ender says he does not want to be like Peter because he is too ruthless and mean. Peter could kill many people and have no feelings about it afterwards, he would not even care. Ender does not want to be mean like
His innocence and lack of knowledge about what was going on in the concentration camp, lead him to a tragic death. Your book taught me a life lesson that, innocence can lead to tragedy. Your book has made me to recognize that innocence in this case became an ignorance, which lead to tragedy. Bruno was so innocent that he refused to see anything wrong. Even though he witnessed many horrible things, he could not believe in his Father’s true work.
Nada means nothing or nothingness, Hemingway’s theory was that it makes no difference how one lives life while alive because when dead, there will be nothing left and it will not matter. To be aware of, but not accept death is the main notion of the short story “The Indian Camp”. Nick, a boy who was otherwise ignorant to the concept of death, bore witness to a man committing suicide. Since this was the child’s first and only experience with death, he understandably confused that one only dies by killing oneself. He firmly believed he would never die, because he would never kill himself.
“If it turns out that he tells the same story as you-then I, at least, will be cleared of responsibility” (Sophocles 58). It is perceived here that Oedipus believes that if the Shepard tells the same story as Jocasta, then Oedipus has no responsibility because then he is guaranteed not the killer, but it is unperceived that regardless of the Shepard’s story, Oedipus is the killer because the Shepard just lies, so Oedipus still bears responsibility. “There’s
There is no apparent reason as to why he would want to kill a man who had no previous entanglements or disagreements with. So, Travis had to do whatever he could to help Iris get back to her family. One of the biggest reasons why Travis is considered a hero is because he saved child prostitute, Iris, when he could have just lived the rest of his life without even acknowledging her existence. He decided to help turn her life around and return her to her family, and did not ask for anything in return for his troubles. That is the basic structure for any hero in any piece of fiction.