In “The Lesson”, Wolff says that even though it wasn't their choice, they felt what they did was justified. “The process by which we helped lay waste to My Tho seemed not of our making and at all times necessary and right.” In contrast, the narrator in “The Man He Killed” seems to think that it was pointless and if they only met at a bar, they would have had a grand time. “You shoot a fellow down/ You'd treat, if met where any bar is,/Or help to half-a-crown.“ (Hardy, lines 18-20) 3. “The Man He Killed” makes me think of the American civil war. There were families that were fighting against each other.
No longer useful to the story, he is 'killed off' rather quickly after being effectively killed of as a living, breathing character. It should be his father's moral failures that 'humanize' him, but it seems in reality even more the fact that he now works in a gas station. Amir is such a mean character that he is almost glad that his father has fallen, never mind that the man is working himself to death to pay to educate Amir and give him an aristocratic wedding. It is obscene that Amir accepts the wedding, since he is, more than his father, an American now. He perhaps should have at least entertained the possibility of not allowing his father to spend so much money.
Andrew Bittmann English 102-b05 Weathers Unmainly Grief Claudius could hardly be considered to be a model of upright behavior, given that he seduces Gertrude while the grief over her husband’s death is still fresh. While he is obviously advancing his own motives, his speech to Hamlet about “Unmanly Grief” is oddly compelling. Claudius takes the view that all men die, all men lose their fathers. They enter a period of appropriate grief and then move on. Because hamlet is not conforming to this norm, Claudius suggests that Hamlet’s grief is not only unhealthy, but unmanly.
They witnessed as their comrades were blatantly killed on the battlefield, but were forced to quickly move on and continue fighting. This was the same mentality as the WWI soldiers featured in the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque. However, in the true nature of these soldiers, they cared for and mourned over their fallen comrades. In addition, the soldiers of both wars didn’t join them because of the violence of it, but solely because it was their duty. They felt they needed to honor their country by serving in the wars.
If he wanted to be forgiven through suffering, living with a guilty soul would have provided enough of it. Besides,if he had decided to live, a long life of good deeds can be more helpful for even more people than seven.The secon idea I'd like to discuss has to do with the selfishness and omnipotence of the character; it seems that he wanted to be very careful with the "chosen ones". An example of this is when he rejects the person in the retirement house, for the marrow bone transplant. He thinks he doesn't deserve his gift, what's more, he feels he was almost cheated on. On the other hanbd, when he phones the blind man in the middle of the nigth to apologize and to tell him he was going to receive a present, he insists on telling him he realized the blind man deserved it.My question is: who gave Ben the right to decide who was or not suitable?Does previous suffering give people the authority to decide on other's lives?
I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory." (p.104) Holden wants to die because everyone is a phony but he wants to live because the phonies would judge him if he jumped. During the same part of the book, Holden talks about how he was trying to find some kind of “good-by” to Pencey, he says “What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that.
I think that he should have consulted with his wife, kids, and Tracy’s doctor first. I find nothing okay with what he did, it was horrible and I completely disagree! Sure his daughter was in agonizing pain, but there were much better ways to end her life. What he did was not okay, and I just hope that he regrets everything he did and that he wishes he had talked to someone before doing
C. Set Up/Evidence: “Collins chooses to aid the wounded officer knowing he would get no recognition.” (Shaw) D. Tie-In: This shows iron because Collins wanted to think of himself as a hero by doing something heroic like helping the officer but in the end no one found about his good deed. E. Tie-In/Transition: In the short story… Claim: “A Mystery of Heroism” dialogue is used to show interaction between the characters in the story. A. Set Up/Evidence: “Thunder, I wish I had a drink. Ain’t there any water round here?” (Crane) B. Tie-In: This quote is a quote that Collins said in the beginning of the story.
God is feared through the lives of some characters and not feared through the lives of others. Hamlet is not afraid of those who kill the body. He is not afraid to confront his uncle Claudius, who had slain Hamlet’s father – the king of Denmark. In Matthew it states “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul,’” and Claudius was successful in killing the body of Hamlet’s father, but not successful in killing his soul. This is apparent through the appearance of his father.
In the soliloquy, Hamlet is at first upset with himself about finding ways to avoid avenging his Father’s murder, like his spirit in ghost form told him to. This complaining turns into self hatred and then Hamlet is insulting himself outright. The main reason for this is he has agreed to get revenge on Claudius so his father’s spirit can be at peace, but he hasn’t done it yet. The fact that the Player seems to be more able to get into the mindset of revenge than he can further discourages him. This on top of the fact that Hamlet’s dad is dead and his mother married that man he hates most in the world makes for a pretty melancholy fellow.