The destruction of the youth of the boys at Devon corrupts innocence they have within themselves. The moral youth is lost when one understands he reality of the inimical world. Gene realizes that the world is an evil place and he discovers that he has enemies to fight and destroy. He restates his companionship towards his best friend and occasionally contends to the “natural” envy he possesses. Gene admits to his desire to see finny disciplined for his sly behavior at school.
The lady of the house asks that they please leave because De Spain is not home. The father takes one last look around the room before pivoting on his good foot and leaving the house with Sarty on his heels. Much later, a man arrives on horseback toting a rug, slung over his shoulder. Sarty recognizes this rug as the one that they had been standing on when they talked to the woman in De Spain’s home. The black man carrying the rug tells Sarty’s father that he has ruined the rug with the mud from his boots and De Spain asks that he either clean it or pay one-hundred dollars.
Later in the novel, we learn of Heathcliff’s childhood and his struggles with Hindly as well as love for Catherine. Because of Hindly’s harshness the audience is able to feel sympathy for Heathcliff. And again when Earnshaw, Heathcliff’s adopted father passes. The more negative side of Heathcliff’s character comes out when Catherine becomes engaged to Edgar Linton. In an attempt to get back at Hindly for his cruelty Heathcliff purposely lends him money so that he will fall deeper into dept, because of his alcoholism.
It’s a sad story between the life of brother’s pride and the death of his brother. In addition, love is accepting and compassionate in its nature, but brother's love for Doodle is challenged by two very human failings: pride, and the cruelty that results from it. Moreover, it’s nice to be proud of people we care about, but pride can be harmful to them if we push them into doing things that are not in their best
They spent every day down by Old Woman Swamp and helped him learn how to walk, then eventually build strength to swim. ”Doodle was my brother, and he was going to cling to me forever; no matter what I did, so I dragged him across the burning cotton field to share with him the only beauty I knew, Old Woman Swamp… His eyes were round with wonder as he gazed the rubber grass. Then he began to cry.” (Pg.4-5) Conflict built up that summer at Old Woman Swamp. The narrator was very ashamed of his little brother Doodle, and pushed him to learn to walk, run, jump, and even swim. “Doodle said he was too tired to swim, so we got into a skiff and floated down the creek with the tide.
I say this because since the very beginning of the text the narrator threatened to leave the brother if he didn't touch the coffin, and when the narrator pushed Doddle to stand up and walk. 5. The narrator says that, “renaming my brother was perhaps the kindest thing I ever did for him, because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” What does he mean by this quote? The narrator is trying to say that when you hear the name Doodle you would think of someone weak and puny. When the narrator renamed Doodle to William Armstrong you would expect more from him than Doodle.
Later, Doodle's cries of "Don't leave me! Don't leave me!" are a parallel to the moment when the terrified little boy once again cries out, "Don't leave me!" when his older brother does actually leave him. Moreover, Aunt Nicey says that red dead birds are very bad luck, foreshadowing Doodle's death again.
One of those situations being the betrayal of Finny to Gene when he causes him to flunk his first test. Another being how betrayed Gene felt when Leper accused him of deliberately hurting Finny and causing him to fall out of the tree, shattering his leg. The most influential betrayal of the whole novel was when Gene jounced the limb and broke Finny’s leg. Although finny forgave him, he still couldn’t help but feel a little bit betrayed by him. He had always thought they were best friends and that they were always there for each other, when Finny never realized Gene only saw the competition between them, and that really shows how completely different types of people they are.
His sadistic nature is shown early in the novel as he picks on the weakest link of the group Barbara. He makes Barbara show her breasts and nearly makes her show her ‘slit’. This shows that he has loss his childlike purity and good will. However, the more significant loss of innocence is in the main character Michele. He has his innocence shattered by the knowledge of his father’s involvement in the kidnapping of Filippo.
The Scarlet Letter (Themes) Sin “ With the superstition common to his brotherhood, he fancied himself given over to a friend, to be tortured with frightful dreams, and desperate thoughts, the sting of remorse, and despair of pardon; as a foretaste of what awaits him beyond the grave. But it was the constant shadow of my presence!-the closest propinquity of the man whom he had most vilely wronged!- and who had grown to exist only by this perpetual poison of the direst revenge! Yea, Indeed!-he did not err!-there was a friend at his elbow! A mortal man, with once a human heart, has become a friend for his especial torment!” (Chapter 14: Page18) Revenge Certainly, if the meteor kindled up the sky, and disclosed the earth, with an awfulness that admonished Hester Prynne and the clergyman of the day of judgement, then might Roger Chillingworth have passed with them for the arch-Friend, standing there, with a smile and scowl, to claim his won. SO vivid was the expression, or so intense the minister's perception of it, that it seemed still to remain painted on the darkness, after the meteor had vanished, with and effect as if the street and all things else were at once annihilated.