In the dug-out just above me a poor chap is lying very ill but has asked me to say nothing to the medical officer as he does not want to get sent away in the middle of the fun, as he calls it. Of such stuff are soldiers made – I think if I were in his place I’d be glad of an excuse to get out of this Hell, though I don’t think I should ever have forgiven myself if I had not come. I hear that to-morrow we are going to make a charge – the Turks are cutting our supplies off; the situation is severely critical. To read this in a newspaper makes an item of passing interest; to experience it is something quite different – if we are up against it, please God I may die in the same spirit that I know my comrades will display, for they know not
“Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our friend Colby” is a story full of irony, from the first paragraph to the last. A group of Colby’s friends decide to get together and hang him because he went too far. Throughout the story they discuss, with Colby, all the details of his upcoming death, occasionally seeking his opinion. The first example of irony in the story is “Some of us had been threatening our friend Colby for a long time, because of the way he had been behaving. And now he'd gone too far, so we decided to hang him.” The entire short story is filled with ironies such as this.
I had the right to defend myself because he was going to kill me. Because my friends picked up Bob’s girlfriend and Randy’s girlfriend. If I didn’t self-defend myself then I would have dyed by being beat up. My friend here Ponyboy Curtis would have been drowned to his death. So the only thing I could do was to grab the six inch blade in my back pocket.
I believe since Danforth and Proctor, being such highly valued men in the society, did not respect me, the community – being the sheep they were at the time – did not either. I am sure you all know of the history of Salem, how Abigail and her minions grouped with Danforth’s stubbornness destroyed the town. Many people believe this was my fault also. They think that if I had only told someone, anyone, what I saw that night – of Abigail, Betty and the rest, or if I had talked to Betty into confessing the truth – none of this would have happened. No one would have died.
Three of Phillip’s men were arrested and tried for the murder. Phillip and many other Indians were upset at this because they wanted to deal with the accused over an Indian death on their land. Soon after this incident Phillip had a conference with a man named Easton and he warned Phillip not to go to war with the English. This was probably the last time the Wampanoag people were civil with the English besides their close friends. Tensions between the two are too great at this point.
First, many diseases cause severe pain and suffering, it is cruell to not listen to the patients plea to end their agony. Matthew Donnelly was diagnosed with a rare skin cancer that destroyed him; he lost his nose, his left hand and part of his jaw. All he wanted was to die, however the law didn’t permit it, so he was forced to suffer until his brother shot him to put him out of his misery. No one listened to his cries of pain and there was no way out, the only way was to get someone to shoot him, a much better fate would’ve been euthanization. He would’ve been happier and died how he wanted.
I thought to myself, maybe they were Montague’s trying to crash this party and make it a disaster, causing more of a feud between the families. I interviewed Tybalt to get more information on these men. Tybalt response was, “This by his voice should be a Montague” which meant that they were in fact Montague’s, and that he was definitely not happy to see them. “I wanted them to leave” he said “they were never invited in the first place and had no right to be there”. This quickly stirred up as a conundrum in my head, and I wondered why the Montague’s weren’t kicked out.
“The boy was dead the moment Mayella opened her mouth and screamed. It’s not right, but sometimes we can’t change the minds of white men.” Tom Robinson was innocent and most people know it. Mayella Ewell was obviously coached to lie- she stopped answering questions at one point. Mr. Bob Ewell was a low man who no doubt abused his children. It was obvious that Mr. Ewell beat his daughter, not Tom Robinson.
Everyone dropped their guns except brad and Phil who had pulled out their guns. Their backs were to the cops and the cops saw Phil’s badge but they did not see Brad’s badge due to him never finding it after the scuffle. One was scared cause Brad was pointing his gun all over the place at the mob members running away. This police officer shot at Brad and hit him in the leg. Brad went rolling on the ground and started shouting, “I’m a cop!
Finally, he lies to Alex, copes, social worker, Dean, and Aunty Jean. “Dad is sick” Martyn says to his Aunt. He doesn’t want anyone to know that he killed his father so he covers it up with lies. He confirms that he lied because he was scared. He also said “it’s only wrong if you get caught.