as he ran towards him. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his matchet and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak. What drives Okonkwo to participate in the killing of Ikemefuna therefore is his fear of being perceived as "weak" if he hung back and did not participate. Even though others have counselled him not to be involved in this killing, Okonkwo's fear of what others might think of him and what they might say drives him to kill Ikemefuna, which is an action that will haunt him for some time afterwards.
Mr Birling is a married man who is very important and confident who likes to lecture his children. Mr Birling is the owner of a successful factory. He realises that when his daughter gets married to Gerald it is going to do a lot of good to his business. He does not pay his employees very much and will refuse to pay them anymore. Mr Birling is a very selfish man who ‘has to make his way’ and doesn’t think of anyone but himself and his family; he thinks the community is stupid.
Kumalo knows that there is no purpose in extending the journey, because then he would just be extending the pain. Again, people relate to this in many ways, and everyone has experienced this hurt in one way or another. Cry, the Beloved Country does more then talk about racial issues or political issues or even social issues, it tells the tale of a man who does everything in his power not to let something happen and learns to let it go. It
My companion must be of the same species an have the same defects, this being you must create. After his request he left and threating victor he shall be back. The monster did not set out to kill all this innocent people, cause of his rage of not being accepted by society most of all Victor, “his father” cause him to behave this way. (p.153) I had cast off all feeling. Evil henceforth became my good.
But his final act in the novella reveals that he has a clear sense of right and wrong – and that he truly loves Lennie. Unfortunately, that love requires the execution-style murder of his friend. George’s murder of Lennie is in some ways a renunciation of George’s own happiness. We know from George’s own admission that Lennie gives him hope. With the dream farm, but even just within their friendship, Lennie gives George a place to belong and a reason to belong there.
The reader can suggest this us Amir feeling guilty and wants Hassan to leave, so that he can stop suffering from what he had done wrong and look into his future. He appears as if he is trying to help Hassan but, reality is that he actually isn’t. On the other hand, it can also be interpreted that Amir is being awfully selfish by constantly craving Baba to only be his, therefore by heartlessly allowing Hassan to leave which is not said but physically shown that he does not want Hassan. It seems as if Hassan was only a phrase in his life that he can just let go in a single go and that he did not mind about Hassan’s leave which lacks his emotions. This leads to him acting more like his father closing the metaphorical doors on Hassan trying to exclude him and to forget him.
Neither does he know how to get rid of the guilt, until Rahim Khan gives him a way. Amir keeps blaming himself for his mother’s death and he thinks that Baba is mad at him for killing his wife. When Baba is dead, Amir finds out the truth about his father. Now Amir feels that he doesn’t only have his own sins to sort out, but also his father’s. When Amir doesn’t prevent Hassan from getting raped he begins to feel dirty.
He has no sense for the repercusions of his actions, he couldn't even tell that he would die if he did that. Lennie can't be blamed for his ideas cause he doesn't realize the problems that will follow. Another
By the end of the play Oedipus learns the true nature of things - his past is revealed to him. He sees the truth to clearly and cannot accept his fate, so in an act of cowardice he blinds himself, which in reality doesn't change Oedipus's fate at all. From what I researched, I came to the conclusion that Oedipus didn't want to accept the situation the way he saw it, so he decided he didn't want to see at all. He is incapable of escaping the destiny that the Gods have set out for him. his way of coping with the horrifying truth was to poke himself blind.
“Even Okonkwo himself became very fond of the boy – inwardly of course. Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly, unless it is the emotion of anger. To show affection was a sign of weakness; the only thing worth demonstrating was strength.” (28) This excerpt not only demonstrates Okonkwo’s fondness of Ikemefuna, but also shows how one-dimensional Okonkwo had become in his pursuit of pure masculinity. As the story continues, Okonkwo is informed that Ikemefuna must be killed so he lies to Ikemefuna by telling him he must return to his old tribe, on Ikemefuna’s trip back, he is intercepted by Okonkwo and some of his clansman and eventually killed by Okonkwo. Okonkwo did this to not look weak in front of the men even though he thought of this boy as a son.