The friendship that George and Lennie share forms the core of the novella, and although Steinbeck idealizes and perhaps exaggerates it, he never questions its sincerity. From Lennie’s perspective, George is the most important person in his life, his guardian and only friend. Every time he does anything that he knows is wrong, his first thought is of George’s disapproval. He doesn’t defend himself from Curley because of George’s stern instruction for him to stay out of trouble, and when he mistakenly kills his puppy and then Curley’s wife, his only thought is how to quell George’s anger. He has a childlike faith that George will always be there for him, a faith that seems justified, given their long history together.
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.
He’s eventually convinced by Scout to not lynch Robinson, because Cunningham has a responsibility to his children. He’s a perfect example of a mostly good parent that does have his flaws. In this way, he is the most like a real parent. To Kill A Mockingbird does a great job of illustrating the diversity among parents and parenting styles. We have the
(30). Summary: In “Justice: Childhood Love Lessons,” bell hooks believes that when children are hurt by their parents the desire to be loved lasts throughout their life (30). This topic is very controversial; some believe that childhood abuse often leads to a rough life but others say that they way you grow up does not affect the way you turn out. I personally believe that the way you grow up does affect you in the long
He is under the impression that without adults, their lives are sure to come to forfeit and it is through the use of ‘science’ [as is seen through the eyes of a little boy] and intelligent thinking that the survivors can maximize their chances of being rescued. He isn’t very fond of the wilderness but this can be traced to the fear of the unknown as much as to environment. Ralph on the other hand comes from a higher class background where he was probably obligated to uphold a standard – therefore he is much more appreciative of this newfound freedom. He is much more at ease to discard the remnants of his old life than piggy but that isn’t to say he is not aware of the importance of a peaceful hard-working democracy. He is also quite oblivious to problems around him, as is apparent from the fact that he was unable to recognize the condition ‘asthma’.
He considers him the nicest, smartest and sweetest person in the family. Allie represents the innocence of childhood which Holden values. Because he died at such a young age, he will forever be frozen as a sweet, perfect innocent who never became phony, which Holden later comes to understand is simply a by product of growing up. Since his brother’s death, Holden has had difficulty communicating with not only other family members, but also others. It begins with the traumatic episode itself, when Holden learns that Allie has died.
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.
Miss Maudie knows that life will, at some stage, contain suffering but its severity will be amplified if you do not learn to let go. She believes that everything will be okay in the long run and she contains enough courage and integrity to stay strong. Jem tends to demonstrate his bravery through his actions. “Jem runs up to Boo Radley’s door and touches it” (18). Although Jem fears Boo Radley from all the stories he heard about him, bravery takes place when he ran up and touched Boo’s door.
In contrast, Victor Frankenstein seems to be quite content in isolation. His passion for his work causes him to revert to isolation. Frankenstein mentions that “no youth could have passed more happily than mine” (Shelley, 67). Furthermore, his parents emphasize to him that it will cause them great distress if he doesn’t stay in touch with them. Despite their pleading and past kindness to him, Frankenstein selfishly still chooses to remain isolated, despite the great pain he is causing in the ones he loves most.
Scout was too young to really feel the despair Jem does, so she is not as affected. She continues to wonder about her mother, because she can see how much her brother misses her. The emotional courage Jem shows may inspire Scout by showing her that crying is not a bad thing. Papa in “Papa Who Wakes Up Crying in the Dark” and Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird both express emotional courage when they show their sadness at the loss of family. People shouldn’t be afraid to show emotion; It is what makes each of us unique, after all.