No longer useful to the story, he is 'killed off' rather quickly after being effectively killed of as a living, breathing character. It should be his father's moral failures that 'humanize' him, but it seems in reality even more the fact that he now works in a gas station. Amir is such a mean character that he is almost glad that his father has fallen, never mind that the man is working himself to death to pay to educate Amir and give him an aristocratic wedding. It is obscene that Amir accepts the wedding, since he is, more than his father, an American now. He perhaps should have at least entertained the possibility of not allowing his father to spend so much money.
Reverend Parris is a priest who is supposed to preach about the good will of God, but Reverend Parris abuses his power by preaching instead about “golden candlesticks” and pensioning the townspeople to give him more salary, give him the deed to his house, and to do so he was willing to kill innocents. “And yet silent, minister? It is fraud you know it is fraud! What keeps you man? Said Giles (78).
The Indians values clearly do not align with the morals and sets of values of Christianity. After the previous missionary finally dies, the Huron ask LaForgue how long he will stay. LaForgue says he will stay for the rest of his life and that he loves them. The Huron then ask to be baptized in hopes that it will cure them from the sickness. Father LaForgue, unlike the previous missionaries, does not lie to the Huron, and explains to them that being baptized will not cure the Huron of their sickness, but their prayers may be heard by his lord and savior Jesus Christ.
This shows disobedience and strength in the way that he is prepared to go against Brother Leon and also the Vigils who later decide to take action. Brother Leon got the Vigils involved with the problem of the selling of the chocolates that they caused in the first place and they assigned Jerry with selling the chocolates but he continued to refuse them. His decision to reject the chocolates even after the Vigils assignment is over took bravery. Jerry does not even know why he has decided to decline selling the chocolates but he believes what he is doing is right. Jerry’s mother dying had left him feeling sad, angry lonely and made him feel cut off from happiness.
After Creon’s family’s deaths, Creon’s pride crumbles as he realizes he was wrong in his actions. In addition, “And proud men in old age learn to be wise (Choragus, Exodus).” I believe this quote shows wisdom does not come with age, but with knowledge. Creon filled with pride, refused to listen to other’s opinions and did not become wise. Once his family died admitted his mistakes and then became capable of becoming wise. In conclusion Creon became conscious of his pride too late and then had to pay the price.
The most disgraceful thing is that he is a man of god and he committed all of these horrendous sins! Friar Lawrence took the first step in triggering the passage which led to the tragedy. The first step was that he married Romeo and Juliet, this was the most foolish thing he did. He knew it was not right yet he still did it, “wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast”. This just tells us that he knows what he is doing is wrong because he says himself we shouldn’t rush.
The king rants about how he was a pirate who lost his crew, robbed the night prior, and put ashore off a steamboat moneyless. Regardless of his misfortune he was glad because poor as he was, he was a changed man; to which they felt pity and shouted, “Take up a collection for him, take up a collection!” (Twain 119). The church people just handed the money over as if it were nothing special. The king’s ability to con people like this will cause someone to get them back someday. Twain points out much hypocrisy throughout the novel.
If one makes the wrong choice while struggling with an internal conflict and chooses not to get a second opinion on their situation, they can ruin their lives and the lives of others depending on how drastic their predicament is. Also, if one is not in the right mind set before making a decision, they will most likely continue to make the wrong choice when faced with a dilemma which in turn will affect their chances of living a full, happy, and successful life in years to come. Citizens all around the globe need to realize that it is alright to talk about your problems with people who are willing to listen and who generally care about you. It is okay to go against the social norm, act emotionally, and show a little bit of weakness. If we keep everything to ourselves, we will be miserable in our lives and will merely need to pretend that we enjoy life, when in reality we are suffering.
At the Hooverville, when Tom is overcome by his anger and hit the police , Jim Casy turns himself in to save Tom , it’s a metaphor to when Jesus gets arrested in the Garden of Gethsemene ( Matthew 26 : 47-56). Although Casy has given up his preaching, but Casy always incisively spread his faith and lighten the ways for people like how Jesus teaches his disciples and guides people through difficulties. “Maybe I can preach again. Folks out lonely on the road, folks with no lan’, no home to go to. They got to have some kind of home” (56, ch.6).
For example, when Jackie learns of a false story about a man returning from his grave as a ghost for he is trapped by his mortal sin a “bad confession.” As adults we find this humorous simply due to the fact that this is a completely fictional story. Unfortunately due to Jackie’s innocence he is truly frightened. His fear of giving a bad confession, as he is sure he will do, is funny because we know that Jackie’s fate is not going to become a walking mortal sin. Another example of humor used from this point-of-view is when Jackie is hanging in the confessional upside down attempting to confess his sins to the priest. During this scene Jackie falls from the confessional, out into the church floor where everybody can see him.