He even underwent military training and he struggled. He wanted to prove that he was capable of joining war without being distinguished with his father. For me, he did not wanted to be the influential father that he has but he really wanted to show love for his country. This shows patriotism. When Jack died from the Battle of Loos, Rudyard, his
Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter. In the beginning of the book, Ender says he does not want to be like Peter because he is too ruthless and mean. Peter could kill many people and have no feelings about it afterwards, he would not even care. Ender does not want to be mean like
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. Therefore George had to make the sacrifice and be the one who shoots Lennie himself so that Lennie wouldn’t have to suffer. Without Lennie, George also faces other problems on his own such as loneliness with no one to care for and no one to care for himself. Steinbeck’s characterization plays an important role in showing how Lennie himself brought him to his own death. On page 2 of the novel, Steinbeck gives a description of Lennie: “Behind
The Red Badge of Courage The book “The Red Badge of Courage” written by Stephen Crane is the story of a young Civil War soldier’s desire to prove courageous in the face of his fear. The book goes through a variety of points of view on the matter, among them the idea of self-preservation, or the survival instinct. It’s simply unnatural to risk one’s life for something like battle. Courage is very much tied to masculinity; the main character Henry Fleming feels he cannot be a real man without first proving his valor. Ultimately, courage is proven through his commitment to the Union Army and its greater cause.
But, for those who are still looking, they’re in a war. They make the worst mistakes, trying to cut off the opponent. The thing that messes things up. Themselves. These teens - the soldiers - never know which direction to go, fearing it’ll be a trap.
(1:7) After his first ambition has been achieved, he is not satisfied. This is typical of all elements of ambition, both in past eras and in present day society. His children will not be kings. He must kill Banquo and Fleance. Is it ambition that overcomes his reason here?
Victor disliked death and suffering in life because he had lost his mother and it had been too big of a shock for Victor to handle. Because of this, Victor was fascinated with the chance of being able to bring his mother back, and to end all suffering. Victor’s mind grew with ambition because he knew that he had the knowledge and the power to do so. Eventually, Victor’s mind had started to take over. It is evident when he states, “Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been quality of a crime” (Frankenstein 34).
Sometimes you just cant help it when a gun goes off. People kill people with guns on daily basics out of anger or revenge. I can say I had about two people in my family die because of a gun. It is one of the worst things knowing that someone had that much anger not to talk it out a problem they wanted them dead. It is really not something you want to play around with.
He is really upset about his mother and his uncle, but also his father dying. His way of coping with his thoughts about them is to act suicidal, “His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter!” (I ii 132). Even though he doesn’t want to live anymore and is thinking about suicide he thinks about it and realizes that he can’t kill himself because it is a sin. No matter how depressed and how much he doesn’t want to live, he still considers whether it is a good thing or bad thing to do. Aside from Hamlet’s depression, he shows that he is very determined and brave.
For example, in a war, it may happen that one army has to retreat. In this case, it would be a foolishness not to give up and throw the lives of soldiers in vain. Hence, one must understand in which situations he should keep trying. For many people, failure is nothing but the first step towards the success. This should be our approach in life.