Mike in "The Vigilante" is a mild mannered southern white with racist beliefs that are carried out on a black man. Ralph who is against Jack in Lord of the Flies is being over-run by Jacks violence and bloodlust, until an officer rescues the group to find out that the boys aren’t playing and have reached the end of their innocence. The towns people gather annually to choose through a lottery the victim of a violent stoning for the harvest, when a prominent citizen Tess is chosen she tries to over turn the verdict, she is killed. Tucker is the son of a wealthy farmer and is under constant torment by his neighbor Anvil, he cracks and attempts to kill Anvil in a brutal attack with hay forks, Anvil avoids death and realizes Tuckers deep rooted evil. Mike along with the men of his village decide to take the law into their own hands against a black man, they beat and kill him then hang him from a tree.
Dickens wrote in the style of Victorian realism - realistic and detailed, often harrowing and grim. Dickens had a reputation as being quite a ladies man and although he was married, to Katherine, he had many other lovers. Great Expectations is the story of Pip's life, from when he was a young boy to when he is an older gentleman in London. At the start of the book Pip finds a starving criminal, Magwitch, in the graveyard where his parents are buried. He steals food for this man from his family, and takes it to the Kent marshes where he stumbles in to a scared man, whom he mistakes for Magwitch.
The merchant began to weep and mourn his family and his wife and children. (Haddawy p.18) He then began to recite verses and after he was finished and stopped crying, the demon said again that he must kill the merchant as the merchant had killed his son. The merchant then begged the demon for time to say his good byes to his family and his wife and his kids. The demon agreed to give the man one year to return only after the merchant swore as God as a witness. When the merchant returned home and told of his troubles to his wife and children they all mourned.
He lost it and killed the Wellington, which goes to show he isn’t very stable and when things don’t go the way he wants he loses himself. When Christopher goes for his night walk and finds Wellington stabbed with pitchfork and Mrs. Shears runs out to see this Father struggles with what he’s done and what Christopher saw before punching the police officer. Father struggles with the loss of his wife to an affair which causes him to date Mrs. Shears. The motive behind it being that Mother and Mr. Shears are together and to get back at the Mrs. Shear and he are together also. The entire situation is very messy and not handled in a good
Upon Piggy’s death the boys then hunt for Ralph, hunting him down as if he was a pig. The book talks about a group of boys who are left stranded on an island without any parental supervision. The boys face numerous problems from setting up a fire to being scared from the thought of a “beast”. The elected leader of the group Ralph, is constantly challenged by another boy called Jack; however when jack leaves the group to make his own group it’s a war between civilisation and savagery. The boys kill Simon mistaking him for the “beast” then moments later Roger without any real motive kills Piggy in cold blood.
Stunned by the blow, the old man was crying: ’Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me…you’re killing your father…I have bread…for you too…for you too…’” (Wiesel, 101). The men on the train were ready to kill each other for food. Those guys near death, had only one thing in mind and that is to survive which means eat the bread but fight off other hungry people in the same train cart. Those guys are no longer humans but rather animals beca... ... middle of paper ... ...ebelled, each has to send two people to compete against each other.
Chapter 3 Oliver is flogged and locked away as an example to others. A cruel chimney sweep makes and offer to take Oliver and his apprentice. However, many boys have died under his care so he is only rewarded three pounds. Oliver, Mr. Bumble, and the chimney sweep appear before a judge to finalize the deal, but the judge notices Oliver's frightened and pale face. When asked why he seems so scared, Oliver falls down and begs to be beaten or killed instead of being made the chimney sweep's apprentice.
In conclusion this novel has taken a poor greedy man and has put him through hell. First his son was bitten buy a scorpion and the man is determined to save his baby by finding a great pearl to sell and get money to pay the doctor to save his son. The man has murdered and decides to escape his town with his family. Some trackers, who the man bravely kills, followed the man and his family in the woods. After the battle his sick son, who was the reason he got in the whole mess with the pearl and murdering, died.
He recollects the story of a man who kills a steer to stay warm and envisions himself killing his dog and crawling into the carcass to warm up so he can build a fire to save himself. London writes, "a certain fear of death, dull and oppressive, came to him." As the man slowly freezes, he realizes he is in serious trouble and can no longer make excuses for himself. Acknowledging he "would never get to the camp and would soon be stiff and dead," he tries to clear this morbid thought from his mind by running down the trail in a last ditch effort to pump blood through his extremities. The climax of the story describes "the man" picturing "his body completely frozen on the trail."
In the first section it is learned that a man is scheduled to be executed, fleeting moments of longing for his wife and children flash through his mind. In one sudden moment the words “The sergeant stepped aside (Bierce 2)” are read. The weight of the sergeant being the only thing holding him onto life for a brief second more. In this second between life and death, Farquhar remembers the moment that led him to the noose. A simple and caring gesture for a soldier supposedly of his own Confederacy was tinged with betrayal, it had sold him to Death and there was no escape from... ... middle of paper ... ...mselves after killing their brothers?