He does not like the way Tom treats Daisy and believes he should be the one that is with her, especially because of Tom’s actions toward Daisy such as talking on the phone with his mistress Myrtle, Wilson’s wife, in front of her (Fitzgerald 15). Tom says what he says in retaliation to the embarrassment caused by Gatsby’s accusation, and because he does not like Gatsby, since he is trying to take his wife, although Tom knows that Daisy will not leave him because of the control and fear he has enacted and put upon her. Neither Tom nor Gatsby care about the feelings
While Absalom pleads guilty he also says,” but I did not mean to kill” (Paton 192). This shows he is accepting of what he has done so he does not deserve the death penalty. During this case it gets overshadowed by,” the new Johanesburg” (Paton 163). This really affected Absolam’s case because not many people were able to hear about it making it all right to just sweep under the rug .In his testimony he explains to the jury that he went to the house of Arthur Jarvis with a gun not to kill, but only to threaten. He later went on to say he was scared and that’s why he shot him.
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,”(245) which shows that her teacher is against persecution. Later on, Scout over hears her teacher saying that it is a good thing Tom Robinson was being convicted because colored people were getting too “high” and “mighty.” That subject has Scout’s head roaming around thinking how hypocritical her teacher was being. Scout’s view against her father were also changing. Before she thought that Atticus was different from the other fathers in Maycomb because he was too old and couldn’t do anything fun with them.
The language and ideas in the novel can be seen as offensive and racist to some readers who do not comprehend them. The opposition either wants the word “nigger” to be edited out of the book or just banned all together. Banning the book or editing it destroys the meaning and value would be lost. The book shows how racist people were morally wrong. Also, the book was published over one hundred years ago and most people spoke like that then.
With no ability to advance in society, he wondered if settling for a job like a janitor is really worth it. He began to read books on the history of Africa or on any topic he could find while he was incarcerated. Numerous of his thoughts of how whites are able to oppress blacks came from those books. He believed that the blacks were being taught inadequately, and whites were able to ignore history and teach blacks that whites have always been superior. Due to the level of education that the blacks were receiving, whites have been able to teach inaccurate information without the blacks knowing otherwise.
Although he is introduced as a loving father trying to care for his daughter, he does not want anyone bothering him and seems like an unfriendly person. With his powerful position in the village he is worried about what may be the cause of Betty’s illness, whilst many are assuming it is the cause of witchcraft, which he refuses to discuss. Abigail, Parris’ niece, enters the room and starts arguing with her uncle – however our first impression of this girl is that she may be truthful whilst Parris is unnecessarily angry at her, wanting her to confess all that happened in the woods. He says ‘I cannot go before the congregation when I know you have not opened with me’; he does not trust her and cannot lie to the village about the events that night. This makes us sympathise with him more.
The controversial issue over smacking children has divided many parents among today’s society. Julia Thornton argues in her opinion piece, ‘A lack of smack is behind the attacks,’ and justifies in an assertive tone that smacking is acceptable in order to teach children discipline. In an informal style the article is targeted at all mothers and fathers. Appealing to the same audience, Susie O’Brien’s article ‘Smacking kids is not the solution as it does not help,’ contends against Thornton’s argument on the issue. Using an informal structure and generally rational tone the writer is opposed to smacking children stating that ‘it does not help’.
In the book both sisters had to deal with their spouse cheating on them but they both just wanted revenge on their husband and boyfriend at first but that wasn’t the right way to go about it. One of my favorite lines in the book is in the chapter where the spiritual counselors tell Vanessa and Thomas that just because god says its okay to divorce and adulterer doesn’t mean you should. I think that in this day and age, we are so quick to throw in the towel and sometimes god really wants us to look at the “for better or for worse” part. I think that if your husband or wife was to make a mistake we shouldn’t be so quick to get a divorce and try to work things out. This book taught me that divorce isn’t the way to solve your problems all though time.
You do something above and beyond there will be a reward, you do something you know you are not supposed to do and there will be a negative consequence. This instills the idea of right and wrong. It prevents them from believing every action they take in the right direction earns a reward, but also lets them know that is they fall in their behavior that they will be reprimanded for their actions. Most parents from the study this book is based off of believed this was the option they thought they were using. However after discussing with other parents they found that they had flawed their own parenting plan by not being consistent enough with either of the
He says that Jim “was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches” (Twain 6). Huck got his habits of prejudice and rebellion from his pap, who despises people who are well-educated. Huck was taken away by pap because he hated how Huck decided to get an education, believing that it was an attempt to get away from him. But after suffering through pap’s abuse, Huck decided to fake his death and flee to Jackson’s Island, where he finds Jim who ran away from being sold. Huck and Jim decided to travel together in a raft to Cairo; however, they get into arguments with each other.