The major conflict of this play is that Willy doesn’t realize he is losing his mind, but everyone around him does. Not wanting to embarrass Willy or make things any worse for him, his loved ones play along with him. Willy’s son, Biff, returns home from his failed life in the city to find out all this news from his mother. Your attention is gotten rather quickly when you realize, Willy, seemingly happy and content, is actually suicidal. In a somewhat sub-plot, Biff wants to try again at his city life and get a good job that will not only take care of his families’ financial problems, but will also make his father proud of him.
The kid’s lost part of their childhood innocence learning how serious the story is and that they are hurting somebody by portraying it. As the story progresses, Atticus must take a case of a black man named Tom Robinson, who is accused of rape. Scout overhears her dad, discussing with his brother Jack, that the case is already lost even if Tom could be innocent. Scout doesn’t understand why her dad thinks this, until years later when she realized “He wanted me to hear every word he said”(Lee 117). Atticus wanted Scout to hear this, so she could mature by understanding that because Tom is black, he will have a little chance of winning.
To Atticus, withholding violence is one of the highest forms of bravery. The children believe themselves to be brave when approaching the Radley house early in the book, but learn later on that this was false bravery, and in fact, silly. Atticus holds up Mrs. Dubose as the ultimate definition of bravery, as she finds against her morphine addiction in order to be free from it before she dies, even when she knows she will die in the process. Atticus, who also fights against a power greater than himself, tells his children they should have great respect for Mrs. Dubose. 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.
FATHER/SON RELATIONSHIP Blacky’s relationship with his father is integral in moulding the adolescent that he is. Although the relationship between the two is clearly negative, it somewhat helps him to look past the fatherly influences, and to seek positive role models to assist him through the journey to maturity. Blacky’s self-esteem levels are low due to the negative relationship and he expects no support from his father. His relationship with his mother, the relationships he develops with other men assist Blacky in developing the courage to stand up for what he believes in. During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son.
Carasone 1 Sophia Carasone Mr. Sorey Literature and Composition 23 December 2011 Atticus’s Wisdom Atticus shares his wisdom to his children Jem and Scout continuously throughout the novel of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The author, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus is an intelligent and inspirational to all the people around him especially his children. Scout and Jem struggle to understand one of the lessons given to them by Atticus. Atticus tries to teach them that someone can never truly know all there is to know someone, because there will always be more to learn. They fail several times to truly comprehend their father’s message.
In Chapter 6 of To Kill A Mockingbird, a series of action occurs towards the protagonists, Scout, Jem and Dill, revealing their developing stages of maturity. Maturity is an ability to see right from wrong, to settle problems professionally, to be patient, to be sensible and responsible. In the story, the 3 children walks into the Radley’s back yard, which soon shows their poor selection of entering without permission, even with their father’s restricting warnings. The shadow and the shotgun blast was a result in the consequences they irresponsibly did not consider. Next, Jem loses his pants in the escape, showing his lack of responsibility towards his properties.
Dill and Jem became curious about, their reclusive neighbor Boo Radley, that they made it their mission to get him to come out of his home. They try so many plans, but nothing draws him out of the house. However, over time, the children have formed a ghost like friendship with Boo Radley, and realize that he deserves to live in peace, so they leave him alone. While the
The various incidents that aided this pattern of development were the trial, Walter Cunningham coming over to eat, and Boo Radley/prejudice (racial and general prejudice), tolerance, courage, knowledge and innocence In the beginning, Scout is just a naive girl who does not know much about the injustices of the world. Slowly, after growing up in an environment full of segregation, she learns to think for herself. She learns to decide whether something is right or wrong. The main reason behind Scout's mental independence is Atticus. Being a man who embraces justice, Atticus teaches his children to learn right from wrong, but lets them make their own decisions, thus enabling them to learn for themselves what right and wrong are.
03/25/12 “An individual’s past mistake should not dictate their future.” This theme means that people shouldn't have their lives be burdened with their past sins/mistakes. This theme is most used throughout the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. After the main character Amir witnesses his best friend Hassan being sexually abused by a group of boys and then betrays their friendship by not defending him, he then seeks forgiveness for his past mistakes. Amir makes many attempts in seeking for forgiveness for his past mistakes throughout the novel, but is not always successful. Amir's first attempt to seek forgiveness is when he begins throwing pomegranates at Hassan and yells at him to hit him back, but Hassan doesn't.
However, the two most important instances were when he did not help Hassan during the rape and when he framed Hassan for stealing the watch and money. When Amir returns to Pakistan, Rahim Khan encourages Amir to find Sohrab from a war torn orphanage and says “there is a way to be good again.” Amir believes he can be redeemed if he can complete this task since Sohrab's parents were executed. Through the redemption Another example of betrayal and redemption is witnessed in Baba's relationship with his son, Amir. Baba is unable to accept Amir for who he is during his childhood. He is always comparing him to other boys and criticizing him for his shortcomings.