In Mikal Gilmore’s personal narrative “My Brother, Gary Gilmore,” he describes his two brothers and father as the “teenage rebellion of the fifties” (1) for the fact that they each looked “for a forbidden life” (2). It was a life where they just did what they wanted to do without anyone stopping them. For example, “They would smoke cigarettes, drink booze and cough syrup, skip and ditch class” and sometimes “take part in gang rumbles” (2). The Gilmore Family has no authority and rules made for them to follow. They live in a life of unstructured hierarchy in the sense that no one in the Gilmore family has total power to control the actions of those committing crimes, which helps us understand why the Gilmore brothers and even the father choose to be living a forbidden life.
This may stop some people from discovering their true selves, finally some people will realize that through various events their identities are definitely influenced by outside sources. Initially, Lee Mercer is an aggressive adolescent who is trying to find his identity. His dad is never around. Lee’s dad work two jobs, because before lee’s lee mom died of cancer. He took her on a trip and now he has to the bank back.
Party2 didn’t believe that Party1‘s offer was genuine, because they had been drinking and signed on the back of a receipt. Party1 offered Party2 $5usd to show the authenticity of the contract, Party2 refused. The next day Party1 sold half interest to his brother to be able to afford the sale. When Party1 presented the money to Party2 and ask for the deed, Party2 refused to sell him the farm. Party1 then sued Party2 refusing to sell the farm for $50,000.
Clarence is suspected, but Clyde helps him to escape the police only to then paralyze him with a neurotoxin and slowly torture him to death. Finding Clarence's dismembered corpse, Detectives Dunnigan and Garza arrest Clyde as the chief suspect. Clyde offers Nick a full confession in exchange for a mattress in his cell, and Nick reluctantly agrees. Clyde represents himself at his hearing before Judge Laura Burch and is about to be granted bail, but launches into a tirade against the flaws of the legal system and is held in contempt of court. Granted his mattress, Clyde confesses both to murdering Clarence and to switching the drugs used in Rupert's execution.
At one point in the trial a man stands up to say something in the defense of Tom Robinson, but is immediately quieted by the Judge and is even asked to leave the court room. It seems like everyone just assumed that Tom Robinson already was guilty before he was even tried. When Mr. Ewell takes the stand, which is Mayella Ewell’s father, he couldn’t just call Tom Robinson by his full name and instead would call him a nigger and other bad terms. Once again as stated before African-Americans were not allowed to be apart off a jury at this point in history, instead leaving a very prejudice jury that seems to still think he is guilty even though the evidence clearly shows he is not. When Tom Robinson has to task the stand Mr. Gilmer starts badgering him by asking him very critical questions and not giving him time to answer which is also not allowed in court.
In Montana 1948, Wesley Hayden has to make one of the toughest decisions of his life, do the right thing and arrest his brother, or let his brother off because they are family. In Wesley’s eyes, he felt that it would be better to stand up for justice instead of back up his family. As a result of standing up for justice, Wes paid a hard price. He was never his father’s favorite son, but when Wes arrests Frank (the perfect son), it doesn’t sit too well with Grandpa Hayden. Julian Hayden practically eliminates Wes from his family.
“We learn of another pair of brothers” (Goldman pg232) the uncle being like Sonny and their father being like Sonny’s bother the narrator. This is important because it reflects that people are different and do not react the same way to life even when brought up the same way. Sonny’s uncle much like Sonny clung to music and culture. The narrator may be linking their uncle’s accidental death to his life style when it could not be related in any way. While living with Sonny’s brother’s family Sonny’s brother doesn’t understand Sonny’s drug use or his musical escapes while playing nightclubs friends homes or within the walls of his home.
* It was ‘…plagued by the consequences of his usurpation’ – Andrew Pickering * He never had an opportunity to demonstrate his capacity for kingship. * His support and authority was never adequate either. * He never had the chance to prove himself in parliament because it got postponed due to risings in the South. * Much of the property seized from the hundreds of Buckingham’s rebels (mainly from South) fell into the hands of only Richards supporters (Mainly from North)– attempted Patronage – HOWEVER RICHARD PARDONED SOME OF THE REBELS * Betrayal of the Duke of Buckingham. * Archetypal ‘OVERMIGHTY
Toni Morrison employs some historical events and personnel thoughts into her novel Song of Solomon. While there was fights for racial equality during Toni Morrison’s life where she might have experienced some of it, there is some fights for equality seen by Guitar. He himself becomes very into some aspects of the civil rights movement, specifically in the Seven Days. Milkman also dreams of finding out his past and actually leads us into his past. Milkman in a way also rebels against his father by hitting him and deciding not to join the family business with his father.
Similarly, the suppression is seen through the irony that the party uses to keep people under their control The memory hole, Winston thought he could use to store his memories was actually an incinerator. Big brothers are supposed to help younger siblings and take care of them which are the opposite of what Big Brother does. The situation where Winston believe that his friends Mr. Charrington and O’Brien were part of the brotherhood when they were actually working for the thought police the whole time. In brief, the suppression of individuality by extreme government control, in 1984 is that there is no way for the people of the outer party to ever gain freedom or form a rebellion. The author has used many different ways to show the power of the party throughout the book.