“Wes Hayden had no choice but to lock up Frank.” Wes Hayden is a loyal, average Joe, down to earth character with good morals. But when Wes’s brother commits a crime, he is stuck in a moral dilemma. Wes Hayden a law enforcer in the town Montana, in fact he is the sheriff, he makes the decision whether or not his only brother Frank Hayden, goes to jail or walks free. Frank is guilty of assault and murder of an Indian woman, Wes’s house keeper and Wes’s son David’s companion, Marie. David was quite fond as Marie, as was Wes.
Julian believes family is more important, while David sides with Justice. Wes struggles to decide between justice and family, which can clearly be seen throughout the novel. Though Wes knew his brother Frank was capable of the crimes, he didn’t want him to go to jail and refused to admit that the events which had unfolded were true. Wes carried out investigations hoping to find evidence proving that his brother wasn’t guilty. An example was when David saw his father Wes at the Coffee Cup.
The truth is that Amir is more like Baba than he knew. Like father like son, Amir follows his father’s footsteps by keeping Pashtuns and Hazara’s separate, continuing the cycle of guilt until Amir breaks the cycle for both Baba and himself by doing what is right, out of love. The guilt begins with Baba and threads through out his life into Amir’s life, until unconditional love cuts it out of the cycle. One act of selfishness, begins the cycle. Baba betrayed his friend in the worst way an Afghan man could be disgraced: “How had Ali lived in that house day in and day out, knowing he had been dishonored by his master in the single worst way an Afghan man can be dishonored?” (225) Baba stole Ali’s honor.
In Montana 1948, Wesley Hayden has to make one of the toughest decisions of his life, do the right thing and arrest his brother, or let his brother off because they are family. In Wesley’s eyes, he felt that it would be better to stand up for justice instead of back up his family. As a result of standing up for justice, Wes paid a hard price. He was never his father’s favorite son, but when Wes arrests Frank (the perfect son), it doesn’t sit too well with Grandpa Hayden. Julian Hayden practically eliminates Wes from his family.
(Alexie 439) Another indication of Jackson's inability to tell his story happened just before the fictional sub-story began. He admits "I am a strong man and know silence is the best way of dealing with white folk." (Alexie 440) The previous quotes are examples of Jackson's unwillingness to discus events that occur within his life. Since he was uncomfortable with people knowing about the events of his life, one can easily determine the sub-story is likely fiction. Clues suggesting the occurrence of the sub-story happened when Jackson described the his friends career.
Terry Malloy gravely resents being so used in the murder but is still willing to remain D&D (Deaf and Dumb). Some years earlier, Terry had been a promising boxer until Friendly had Charley instruct him to deliberately lose a fight that he could have won, so that Friendly could win money betting on the weaker opponent. However Terry Malloy still finds the justification to work for Jonny Friendly. The theme of redemption is greatly evident in the first few scenes in the film. His action in setting up Joey Doyle is the first step towards Terry Malloy’s road of redemption, as he is left with confusion and
He perhaps should have at least entertained the possibility of not allowing his father to spend so much money. His father literally 'dies' for Amir, and Amir seems much too comfortable with this. He forgets Baba too soon, before he has died. 3 First of all, I have to disagree with the labeling of Amir as "such a mean character." I think his relationship with his father is very human.
This crime against Hassan and Amir’s subsequent guilt permeate the texture of the narrative. After trying to repress his guilt, Amir finds it impossible, consequently sparking his journey to find peace through atoning for his crime as he begins his search for Sohrab. In the final chapters of the novel, Amir atones for his sin and is finally able to experience forgiveness and redemption. Thus his journey to find peace is complete through the atoning of his sin. The strained father son relationship that Baba and Amir have is the catalyst for Amir’s crime against his half-brother Hassan.
Larry Watson’s Montana 1948 features Wesley as one of the main characters. Wesley’s father has strong control over Wesley’s job and what he does with his life. Over the course of the book Wesley gains independence from his dad and realizes that he can’t continue living like this. This idea made an impact on me because I wouldn’t expect an adult to have problems with autonomy and his father. All of Wesley’s life, his father Julian, who was the sheriff of Bentrock has controlled Wesley.
Even though he knows he did not kill him he still blames himself after years of his brother’s death. She makes us see in his point of view how hard it is for him to be blamed for his brother’s death. Louis does not want to kill people because he would feel guilty if he were to kill someone. The first literary device Anne Rice uses to create a theme of bad people can have a good heart is similes. It states” Lestat still held me, of course, and his arm was like the weight of an iron bar” (Rice, 19).