Poetry Response- Mending Wall, by Robert Frost Every year, two neighbors meet to repair the stone wall that divides their property. The narrator is skeptical of this tradition, unable to understand the need for a wall when there is no livestock to be contained on the property, only apples and pine trees. He does not believe that a wall should exist simply for the sake of existing. He cannot help but notice that the natural world seems to dislike the wall as much as he does: mysterious gaps appear, boulders fall for no reason. The neighbor, on the other hand, asserts that the wall is crucial to maintaining their relationship, asserting, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Over the course of the mending, the narrator attempts to convince his neighbor otherwise and accuses him of being old-fashioned for maintaining the tradition so strictly.
Cody Fitzgerald Period 2 11/9/12 In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie’s relationship is imperfect, but they still work together for their mutual benefit to achieve their shared dream. George and Lennie hold each other back from what each other desires, which are based on the men’s backgrounds and obligations. George must take care of Lennie because of Aunt Clara’s death, but the task is tough as a result of Lennie’s mental retardation. Additionally, George cannot do the minimal things that he perspired to do in life, like get a real job, and not be a rancher who must jump from ranch to ranch. Along with Lennie, George restrains Lennie from petting things he wants, like rabbits, which is his dream and only real happiness in his
He worries his age will make his useless on the farm. When he hears of George and Lennie’s plan to buy a piece of land he offers his life’s savings if he can join George and Lennie in owning the land. Candy knows he won’t be around much longer, and he just wants to make sure he is safe, and well taken care of. In the book Candy says “a guy needs someone to be near him, a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, as longs as he’s with you I tell ya.
People on the farm discriminate against Lennie. First of all, George always wants to live alone. If he does so, his life will be easier. For example, George is Lennie’s best friend. They travel together, Lennie has trouble in Weed.
He knows that he should not turn in Jim because Jim has done nothing but help Huck in his adventure and has done nothing wrong to Huck. Huck’s development is shown here because he knows that what society views slaves as is wrong. They are best friends, which is why Huck cannot bring himself to turn Jim in. Even though Huck brings himself to pray to for the ability to turn Jim in, he could not because he cares about Jim. They took care of each other on the raft and have grown a close relationship, because of this Huck cannot bring
The freedom to live a better and kinder life then the one they have is intoxicating to both men. Unfortunately, Crooks little dream of something better is shattered by Curley’s wife’s nasty words. “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” (p 81) Crooks refuses to tell the woman she is wrong, and instead, accepts the fact that whites are inferior. He then declines the offer of wanting the job on the farm anymore, saying “I didn’t mean it.
Because he didn’t want it built in the first place, Troy doesn’t actually finish building the fence until very late in the play. Troy doesn’t want the fence built around his home because he doesn’t like the idea of being contained within it with his family. Throughout the play Troy pushes his family away from him. He pushes Rose away
He does not sell his friends out over a lie just to save himself. “I have three children---how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends?” (1166). Although he hangs to remain loyal, he did not want to set a bad example for his children. He wanted to keep his name good, rather than a lie. Although the mass corruption in the town, John Proctor remained true to his self.
Atticus is faced with a problem when Heck is trying to sell him the story that Mr. Ewell fell on his own knife. Atticus doesn’t want to let go of the fact that he thinks Jem did it, and mostly because he is still getting over the whole situation. Boo Radley has not left his house for 30 years and he would rather not be the headline of the newspaper. This make Atticus in need of a reminder occasionally that the truth is not always what has to be unveiled to others especially when they do not want it to be. Boo is in no position to take on the position of “hero of Maycomb” and Atticus realizes that he shouldn’t have to, and Scout helps him remember.
Please God, let me be accepted by someone other than the underdog.” In Feliks Skrzynecki, the poet does not feel that he has a sense of belonging mainly due to his cultural heritage, while in St. Patrick’s College, the persona struggles to have a sense of belonging in his new, unfamiliar school. With the case in Looking for Alibrandi, Josie lacks a sense of belonging in the world she is currently in, due to her illegitimacy, ethnicity and social status. The poet’s father in Feliks Skrzynecki has a sense of belonging in his garden; he walks its paths “Ten times around the world.” The exaggerative phrase creates a sense of belonging in this setting, since he chooses to stay within its