He had a chance to tell the town, and the court, that Abigail’s claims were false. Nevertheless, Proctor did not open his mouth. He feared that revealing the truth would put him down on the social ladder; innocent people had to pay, for his flaw, with their life. Proctor was a proud man who values his good name. He would do anything to keep his name.
The same bedroom door that he had slammed shut 25 years ago. At this point, Robbie’s father is starting to look at things a different way. He remembers when he tried to help his grandmother when he was a child and he remembers messing up. But most of all, he remembers being forgiven. While Robbie prepares to “run away” his father is busy recalling memories of how his grandmother had not been angry with him when he messes and how she taught him that “from a child is beautiful, anything.” Remembering this, the fathers attitude towards his son is now happy and grateful, a big change from mad and frustrated.
This somehow mirrors his personality later on in life, shown through his pursuit of Daisy; even after the years that has passed he refuses to give up on her. 3. Who attended Gatsby’s funeral? How and why is this significant? Gatsby’s funeral had very few attendees; these included his father, Nick, several servants, the West Egg postman and ‘owl eyes’, a man who attended lots of Gatsby’s parties. Other people who Gatsby actually knew and had a relationship with didn’t attend; neither his business partner, Wolfsheim – who couldn’t go because he didn’t want to be publicly linked to Gatsby – Tom and Daisy – who had by then left town to avoid being connected with the car crash or Gatby’s subsequent death – or many of the hundreds of people who used to show up to Gatsby’s parties – obviously only turned up for the entertainment and liquor, they had no interest in Gatsby himself –
Because Charlie is an observer of life, he sees things that people usually don’t and has to keep them as secrets. Although burdens to Charlie, Chbosky writes these “secrets” in a way that enables the reader to understand the meaning of them and understand them as life lessons, even if the meaning doesn’t occur to Charlie. For example, Charlie witnesses his sister getting hit by her boyfriend. Charlie’s sister begs him not to tell anyone about the incident because “he’s [her] whole world” (25), and because Charlie is naïve, he doesn’t tell a soul. While this might not have been the right
Lennie is incapable of making decisions by himself and relies and depends on George entirely and also looks to him as sort of a big brother. Lennie also sees that George is helpful for guidance and answers which relates to Lennie’s mental abilities. Lennie feels a sense of safeness and comfort when he is with George, whereas when Lennie is without George he sometimes feels awkward and misunderstood by others. George refers to Lennie as his cousin in the book, only to avoid questions being asked and hassle from the ranch owner. But the truth to the matter is that George promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him when she passed away.
In overcoming obstacles such as these and even non-physical obstacles, Christopher learns a lot about himself. Christopher is told by Mr Fran that “when you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines on you”, “happiness is only real when shared” and “you’re wrong if you think the joy of life comes principally from human relationships”. Before Chris dies, he learns that everything Mr Fran said is entirely true and that he could have never been happy living alone and even when he is with others it is like still feels that he is alone. We’re shown this when he changes his name back to Christopher Johnson McCandless – His original name is tied to his family and he wants to forgive them.
And when it comes to Hassan, Amir doesn’t think of him as a friend either. When Assef questions Amir’s and Hassan’s friendship Amir admits that they aren’t friends. Afterwards he feels guilty and tries to convince himself that they really are friends and that he really treats Hassan like not only a friend, but a brother. Hassan undoubtedly considers Amir as a friend throughout the whole novel and shows unfailing loyalty that actually bothers Amir. Hassan’s loyalty is really brought out in the alley before Assef assaults him.
“I never stole a thing I didn’t need. They just reckon it’s my nature. Like I don’t know any better.” The use of first person colloquial language shows Jasper’s point of view and how he is aware of the stigma attached to him. But the fact that he is confiding to Charlie Bucktin, the narrator, shows that he has found a sympathetic friend and this consoles Jasper at a time when his girlfriend has died. Therefore, acceptance is important for outsiders, even when they appear to be resilient and
John Steinbeck. 1993) George explains to slim why Lennie is not a mean person; he tries his best to prevent Lennie from getting into any kind of trouble because he is advocate of Lennie. George prevents Lennie from getting into any kind of trouble this is also evident all over the text for instance when George warns Lennie of the things he should do and stay out of ‘Don’t you even look at that bitch...You leave her be.’ George warns Lennie of things he should stay out of such as Curley’s wife because he tries everything to make it easier for the both of them. He is advocate and he is used to having Lennie around all the time that it’s become a habit for George to help Lennie when he is in trouble. All in all this shows that he is an
For example he lets people that are complete strangers to him attend his parties. Gatsby resides in West Egg which contains people who have “New money”. Also unlike Tom He is a loyal, caring and good hearted man and he wants Daisy for True love and he is willing to do whatever it takes. Gatsby cares for Daisy more than Tom ever will but unfortunately Daisy still chooses Tom. Gatsby cried to Daisy “Can’t repeat the past?...