He knows it is against the law to posses books (Gioia), yet he gives into his temptation and steals them. He finds them interesting to read and thinks the world would be able to learn a lot from the books. Although, according to the law books are illegal, and the only way to get reliable information is through the televisions in the parlors. Being a firefighter, Montag makes a risky choice by keeping books and believing they are of good use to people. During this time society is used to everything being fast and at their finger tips.
Finally, Bob Ewell represents the greatest cowardice, as he both lies in the courtroom to protect himself and resorts to attacking children in the darkness in order to make himself feel more of a man. There are several examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird. One example of courage would be when Atticus waited outside Tom Robinsons jail cell. He knew that there would probably be a mob, and he even later told Jem that they might have hurt him a bit, but he knew that he couldnt leave Tom alone. His sense of justice was stronger than his fear for himself, so he sat with Tom, prepared to defend him from whoever would punish him for a crime he didnt commit.Another example of courage was when Boo Radley rescued Jem and Scout.
Additionally, he also has negative traits, shown when he allows his children to be put in danger. Unknowingly, his children slip away to the jail and finds the mob that confronts Atticus. If he was a stricter parent, the children would not be able to leave. As a result, To Kill a Mockingbird should still be considered a timeless classic. In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird should be considered a timeless classic, because it has three-dimensional characters, and sends thoughtful themes.
His faithfulness is shown because the lord's wife tries multiple times to tempt Sir Gawain into doing things that would betray the lord and he does not fall into this temptation until the very last time when all he did was take the girdle that she had offered him. From the sixteenth century, “Doctor Faustus”was the story that seemed the most interesting when it came to heroism. It is not just a normal story about heroes because Doctor Faustus is perceived more as a tragic hero. The story of Doctor Faustus is completely different from what heroism is in British Literature. Since Doctor Faustus is a tragic hero he basically decides what is going to happen to him at the end of the store and since he sold his soul to the Devil the outcome is not very good for him.
I believe that Danny suffers from a depression related illness because in the book on the first couple pages the text reads “Behind his back he grips his left wrist digs his finger nails into his skin until a sharp pain floods his mind, makes him feel real.” This quote shows how he isolates himself which leaves him unable to feel any emotions. But in order to feel real he needs to feel emotions. The only emotion he is willing to feel is pain so he inflicts it onto himself. The greatest emotion he’s ever felt in his life time is the throbbing pain he felt when his father left him. He conceals his emotions so that he never has to feel such a vivid image of pain again.
He could hear the old man’s heart beating from being scared of what was about to happen to him. His imagination was so out of control that he disposed of the body in a gruesome manner and hides him under three floorboards. As he was basking in his self-contentment, policeman showed up at the door. He was very arrogant and cocky knowing they would never find out what he had done. So he continued to play a good host to the policeman and chatted with them for a while.
Order is lost: Rules and order keep people from their true, violent natures. When order is lost, natural savage instincts cause a decline of civility within a society. Golding highlights how rules maintain civility such as in the line ‘“Because the rules are the only thing we’ve got!” said Ralph.’ Furthermore, in chapter five, we see civilisation deteriorate when the boys are holding a meeting. The conch, which has so far been a symbol of the boys' desire for law and order, takes longer and longer to make the other boys listen, which suggests that civilisation is weak, and savagery is the stronger, overriding instinct. Therefore, Golding explores the fragility of order in a society under stress.
Through Steinbeck’s literary techniques he explains the causes of Lennie’s death through the theme, characterization and foreshadowing. Although Steinbeck was able to leave his readers with many thoughts to think about from the story, one of the themes that clearly show the cause of Lennie’s death is sacrificing. Even though by killing Lennie, George lifts a heavy burden off his chest for he no longer has to take care of Lennie and deal with all the troubles Lennie keep on making for him. However, George has to sacrifice his friendship and love because by shooting Lennie he loses a friend whom had always been keeping him company and shares a dream with him, to have their own farm where they would share and live together. Other than that, it was not easy for George to shoot Lennie but he had to do it because if he didn’t he knew that Curley would and in a more painful way.
Jack becomes successful in gaining power because he rules by fear and with intimidation and brute force. Even the army of hunters fear Jack when he “beat Wilfred”(176) for no apparent reason. Although Jack’s irrational decisions appease the little ones, his actions hurt the boys’ chance of rescue. As time passes on the island, Jack’s own bloodlust prioritizes itself before the need to be rescued. In order to protect the little ones from the beast, he makes an offering “for the beast.”(151), creating the basis of a religion.
In the end, most of the problems are solved by Odysseus using his cunning and tactics to outsmart the suitors, monsters, and any obstacle that gets in his way. New problems were created by him because he couldn’t control the urge to keep his mouth shut. Most of the obstacles were caused by Poseidon and his ship mates. Because his shipmates couldn’t control their urges and had to know what was in the bag, or had to taste the cattle, a lot of his problems could have been prevented. Also, if Odysseus hadn’t teased the Cyclops, he could have made it home faster.