If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make. Even though very few people, if any, would know he hated Big Brother, it was more a personally accomplishment for him. Gattaca – Notes &
He accidently killed Stilson in the beginning of the book without knowing until chapter 15, because he kicked him so many times. He did not mean to, he just wanted to win and make them stop harassing him. Ender always feels like a killer after he kills someone, even when it’s not on purpose. For Ender, he doesn’t want to be a killer because he doesn’t like killing people and he thinks that it will make him like Peter. Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter.
He knows he will have to kill Mr. and Mrs. Coggio also, although they are not who he is after, but he enjoys their perfectionism. He never had a mother and father that loved him, or cared for him like they care for their children. He enjoys knowing all of their secrets, it gives him a feeling of control. He knows he can accomplish the task of taking their life because he says “their father is old, and bowlegged.” Their father is not a threat to his young and strong body.
Kurtz had seemed to work all his life to be adored by everybody. But in the end everybody is just waiting for his death and they all want the ivory that he got before and the money that he earned by having all the ivory (page 83) When Marlow meets Kurtz he has no real opinion about him. He isn’t sure if Kurtz is insane or not (page 119). But when Kurtz has told Marlow why he chose this life in the heart of darkness, Marlow does understand him more or less. Now he wants to
Colby's friends had been warning him for some time that they did not like the way Colby had been behaving. But after Colby did something, his friends decided that he should be hanged. They tried to rationalize their decision by saying that they, ".... had a perfect moral right to do so because he was our friend, belonged to us in various important senses, and he had after all gone too far." (Barthelme, 1973, pg. 194) His friends would not listen to Colby's argument that, "Going too far was something everybody did sometimes."
The cost of power and success had taken Okonkwo’s triumph and all he had worked so hard for with his own bare hands to with what he first had started with, which was nothing. Okonkwo, the main character of the story, a man who all he wished for was to make a name for himself. His father Unoka had disgraced Okonkwo by not being able to already given him a respectable reputation. Throughout Things Fall Apart the character of Okonkwo is based on him only wanting to obtain power and success. This meant that he had to be the opposite of what his father was; he couldn’t bare even being a hair alike.
He is free from the diseases of racism and classism so widespread in those days. Atticus does not judge, that’s the biggest difference between him and the rest of the townspeople. He once said ‘ You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it'. Atticus is the most nonjudgmental person in all of Maycomb. • As a father Atticus can be said to be a great father.
Names like Le Spewer, Fishtail Le Sewer and Manure. He thought by turning the other cheek this would not give Barry Baglsey any opportunity to pick on him. What it did was show Barry Bagsley that hel was too afraid to stand up to him which meant that Barry Bagsley continued to pick on him and call him names all the time. If Ishmael had felt good about his name then he wouldn’t have needed to turn the other cheek he could have shown the bullies that he was proud of his name. Being proud of his name would have made him feel good and shown the bullies that what they said didn’t worry him.
Okonkwo's one and only weakness was his fear of becoming a failure like his father. This fear drove Okonkwo to embrace the values of manliness and fueled his desire to be strong; which then drove him to rashness and in the end contributed to his death. Accepting the ways of manhood isn’t a sign of weaknesses, the problem is how narrowly he defines it. Okonkwo was part of a patriarchal society and the male gender was already established with great authority. For Okonkwo, however, any kind of softness and tenderness was a sign of weakness.
People conform to the ideals that surround them to be accepted by the herd, but almost as equally destructive is the general fear of speaking out even when you know something’s wrong; to let your voice be heard despite the savage contesters. This is where humanity went wrong. We all hold the choice in our hands to dig ourselves out of this quickly sinking grave, but so far no one has chosen that path. We could turn off the TV, burn the tabloids, and put away the goofy trends. Thoreau once wrote, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation”, and he was right.