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).
The main character, Troy, shows the audience how being a stubborn individual can damage your life. Stubbornness and how Troy deals with the problems his ideals have caused him have sometimes aided him, but the majority of them have plagued him until his death. There were two major improvements to Troy’s life because of his stubbornness. Early on in the play Troy stands up to his boss challenging the idea that only white men could only drive trucks and the black men had to do all of the heavy lifting. He protested this even though he is unable to read or drive a car.
This charactersitic seems to be running in the family, as his brother Joey, also resorted to violence a few times. This coincides with his fear of losing. He refuses to lose anything he gained. Not only does that apply to his wife, but to his games and even how to obtain the girl he wants. He refused to lose her to someone with more money (a hotshot as he called him) as he also took it hard when he was forced to purposely lose his title match.
He seemed afraid of them and he says that they are foreign to his normal life in the words “wild” and “strange”. In the second stanza he mentions about his childhood memories with the phrase “Perhaps some childish hour has come again”. Then he continues to express the terror the horses inspired in him with the words “watched fearful”. Later the author describes the horses running in the distance tha they looked like mechanic pistons, he achieved this by comparing it with the phrase “their hooves like pistons” and also in “move up and down, yet seem as standing still". In the third stanza the poet makes reference to the horses working the land again and again, every day wa the same thing and become usual for him.
The differences between the two is what makes Ralston a hero and McCandless not. Although they were both put in life-threatening situations, Ralston is more heroic than McCandless because of his commitment to society and the fact that he sees being stuck as a problem he can solve. Contrary to Ralston, McCandless made the decision to isolate himself from everyone who had ever cared about him when he began tramping. Along his journey McCandless formed many meaningful relationships. The friendships he developed as he tramped around the western United States were very strong, but he portrayed that he was not as involved in the relationship as the other person.
It is a rare and beautiful thing to find someone that can stand up for what they believe in, still knowing that everyone else they know is against their ideas. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the protagonist, Atticus Finch, is a loving and just character who sees through the preconceived belief in his community that class and social position is very important by looking at everyone as an individual. He does this because of his own beliefs in equality and justice that he also tries to teach to his children. Atticus doesn’t act the way he does only for himself, but also for the people he cares most about. Atticus Finch is a loving, but understanding father.
Dally can be mainly terrible and a bad person around no matter what situation it is, but deep inside he is the complete opposite and he will be most loyal to his friends. “Johnny was the gangs pet and Dally couldn’t hit him.” Dally proves he is tough, mean and bad by hitting everyone but he can’t hit Johnny so he treats him differently because he loves him and cares about him and he shows that by always giving him attention and helping him get out of trouble. If it weren’t for him Johnny would be in loads of trouble. Dally expresses his love to Johnny by treating him different than the rest and Dally caring about someone doesn’t match his status, but love in your friends and family can bring out the real you. Johnny is getting beat up at home.
He was fighting for the good of his people. However, both of the characters were fighting for what was rightfully theirs. Hamlet was in the bloodline to take over the Kingdom after his father’s death, but his mother married his uncle almost immediately afterwards taking his spot in the kingdom. This sent Hamlet into a deep depression that winds up causing much more than his Uncle Claudius bargained for. Beowulf proves to everyone that he will not only make a name for himself, but also grow into a wise, strong, courageous leader that will do anything to gain fame.
Saying that a person is either good or evil is like saying that a person has no thoughts at all. You cannot base a person as basically good or evil because we as people have both good and evil thoughts constantly. For example, we all love the people close to us and we wish them only the best, but at the same time, to those that have wronged us, we damn to hell. We as people have all thought about stealing something or hurting someone, which would be considered evil or wrong, but we also think about giving to others and helping ourselves achieve the most out of life, which is considered good. Chaucer saw this in people and knew that a person couldn’t be classified as good or evil because we are a mixture of both.
This shows that he doesn’t think that he is above his people just because he is a prince. Even though many people in the high class society were telling him to stay away and let your solders handle everything, he still went by himself to keep the people he love safe. In the Movie Troy it also shows Hector’s heroic characteristics. The whole scene before Hector and Achilles fight really separate the two men and show who the real hero is. That scene is where Hector is trying to make a deal that no matter who wins the loser’s side get to get their fighter back, so they can give the fighter a proper burial.