Jim v Jim: Huck's True Father Huckleberry(Huck) Finn is the protagonist in the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Throughout his adventures Huck develops a great deal by the influence of those around him. His "Pap" Jim Finn and Jim the slave each leave profound, contrasting impressions on a young Huck Finn. Pap had provided Huck with few lessons, mainly material, and was not an ideal father by any stretch of the imagination. On the other hand Jim the slave truly cared for Huck and had helped him look deep inside himself and caused an internal battle between Huck's conscious and heart.
For example, there are a few chapters about Huckleberry realizing that it is not safe to live with his father, followed by another group of chapters pertaining to how he managed to escape. These groups correspond with each other to form a back and forth plot pattern. 3. One stage in Huck's moral growth in chapter 8 when he travels with Jim to find freedom. Huck risks being caught traveling with a runaway slave and the consequences are that river travel was very dangerous.
Pardoner vs the Wife of Bath The more I tried to compare and contrast them the more I realized they had in common. They both scam people out of their money and status, and they both do this through appealing to others guilt. The wife of bath tells her first few husbands how badly they treated her when they were "drunk". While the pardoner gives sermons on how the root of all evil is desire, and since desire is an emotion everyone feels, everyone feels guilty of his accusations. However I can't help feeling more inclined toward the wife of bath.
Tom Hanks must fight with himself and nature to survive rather than the boys fighting against each other or good vs. evil. The fear of the unknown is always present in both stories and this is very apparent in the fear the characters from both narratives exhibit when they look at the jungle in the dark and wonder what could be in there. One of the major themes in Cast Away is time; Tom Hanks is always concerned about being on schedule yet he never stops to appreciate the things that really matter in life. He realizes this once he is stranded on the island with nothing but time. Unlike Cast Away the major theme in Lord of the Flies is civilization vs. savagery.
Myrtle Wilson and George Wilson try to find their American identity through wealth and status. Both of them do not like where they are living or how they are living so they do as much as possible to change their situations. Myrtle Wilson captures the quintessence of the American identity in the 1920’s by cheating on her husband with the wealthy, Tom Buchanan, thinking that she will gain riches. Myrtle then tries to act the part of a wealthy woman by dressing in nicer clothes because in the 1920’s, the clothing one wears, is synonymous to one success according to Jacqueline Herald. When Tom Buchanan first takes Nick Carraway to meet Myrtle she contains “no facet or gleam of beauty”(Fitzgerald 25), but as soon as she is about the city with Tom she buys a moving-picture magazine, ice cream, and a small flask of perfume.
Henry Fleming’s Instincts and Responsibility Stephens Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, is an epic tale of a young man’s journey through the American civil war. Courage, manhood, and self-preservation are all major themes in The Red Badge of Courage. However many critics like James Nagel believe “his continuing inability to see himself and battle clearly dominates the center of the novel” (Nagel 89). Henry’s inability to see himself, cause him to lose control over his human instincts. The main character, Henry Fleming, is forced to struggle against his natural instincts in order to fulfill his responsibilities as a soldier.
Odysseus: A man of twist and turns Imagine having the people you love and cherish so much being miles and miles away from you and the place where you’re the ruler of is beyond the horizon. This is the feeling of Odysseus during his journey home from the Trojan War. His journey home from the war was not an easy one. This journey puts him through multiple trials and tribulations. Though the journey is tough, it is not tougher than Odysseus.
One example occurs when a prostitute comes up and slips IM money as if he contains the dynamism of a pimp, as well as woman bewildering him for an influential Reverend. The glasses allow IM to come to a realization of having a deceitful interpretation of truth. People like Brother Jack and Dr. Bledsoe help “puppet” IM into the person they desire him to evolve into. Invisible Man adapts into this “machine” lacking understanding of factuality in society. With the glasses on, faces in his life become nebulous especially in areas with “signs of movie houses muted down to a soft sinister glowing” (Ellison 484), misshaping IM’s outlook on
The number one story here is there is nothing that men can’t do if they get themselves together and act as a team. Here you have 32 men who had become so close, so bonded, that everyone of them could recognize a cough in the night and know who it was. They could hear a footstep and know who it was. They knew who liked salt on their meat and who didn’t. They knew who’s the best shot on the expedition.
Some say “money can not buy happiness.” Well someone with a decent amount of money that they worked for sure is happy. Knowing that what they did made them money and they can now do they things they want and buy the things they want. In conclusion, The American Dream is still available to anyone out there. As long as you have strong work ethic and are willing to work hard at making as much money as you can and doing the best at everything you do they it can be achieved. America still provides access to the american dream to the “tired, poor, and the huddled masses.” Be smart with your money and have some determination and the American Dream will be your American