These protagonists are negatively affected from the decisions they make. In “Gregory”, the soldier regrets killing “Gregory”, and in “The Day of the Last Rock Fight”, Ronnie is heavily burdened after making the decision not to tell the detective of how Gene Hanlon dies. Furthermore, both the stories portray how it can be difficult making decisions when you know that your decision could have a great impact on the society and yourself. The stories “Gregory” and “The Day of the Last Rock Fight”, involves a theme that relates to the conflict a person has when they need to make decisions. In “Gregory”, the soldier has no problem to follow his leaders’ rules and kill people that are assigned to him.
Looking at pictures of war is like l... ... middle of paper ... ...at can come from war. War is seen as a last resource because of all the physical and mental damage it causes. In the story “Half of a Yellow Sun” war was seen as a way to gain the respect of a nation, but as the story progressed the family became affected, and the war that was supposed to benefit did nothing but badly affect them. In the blog Military Blog the main character saw war as a way of defending is nations pride along with protecting his family, but his continuing struggles with his actions kept him from being comfortable with his actions. In the article "Regarding the torture of others", Sontag saw the war as being a process that was not wrong but that was turned upside down because of the immoral actions of the soldiers.
Tony must make the transition from a naïve six year old boy to a mature man. His experiences continually call his basic beliefs into question, and chip away at his innocence. For example, when he witnesses the brutal death of Lupito, he starts to question many ideas; sin, good and evil, punishment, and his faith. He begins to see the world of man as violent and sometimes ruthless, not the friendly, loving world where he had previously resided. He even becomes concerned about his own father's salvation because of Gabrielle's involvement in Lupito's death and begins to see his father as less than perfect.
A tragic hero can be defined by several different factors; the hero usually has a major flaw that prevents him from seeing the truth that lies in front of him, which contributes to the character’s peripeteia due to mistaken judgement. This mistake then leads to achieving anagnorisis, usually at the end of the play, but is too late to change anything, and results in death. Both Joe and Chris Keller constitute as being tragic characters of All My Sons because they both make very tragic mistakes and are driven by the disastrous events that begin before the play. Joe Keller can be described as being tragic because his whole life was dedicated to his family and their well being but all his plans were undone by one fatally flawed decision. Joe is the typical small town America ‘everyman’, and is relatable to everyday life which complies with Aristotle’s Poetics that tragic characters should imitate life.
To completely renounce his own father’s way of life would have been a heavy blow to their already weak relationship. In severing ties with his father Biff has planted the final seed for Willy who now feels no use to his son alive thus attempts to provide for Biff one last time through is death. Biff's epiphany, though crucial for him to start living a fulfilling life, was also the catalyst for his father's death. Despite the growing pains, Biff is now free to seek out who he really is and what he really wants. No longer will he feel obligated to follow in his father’s footsteps because he know knows that he is his own man.
He says this to himself as a way of not getting his hopes up. This all states how much he misses his dad and is willing to believe anything to become reunited with him. These are just two of the many experiences that create the impression of craziness showing that he will believe anything if it means the chance of reconnecting with his dad. Ray Kinsella is willing to risk his reputation, financial situation and put his sanity up for question just to have the chance to reconnect with his dead father. This shows that the biggest tragedy in someones life can be loosing someone close to them.
To sum up, Remarque wrote, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” to inform the reader about the unromantic and the painful reality of war. These young men in the story got themselves into, from suffering horrific injuries, attacks and abuse, to losing their innocence and ability to live peaceful lives as civilians at home who demonstrates Remarque's conviction of the truth about war. Remarque's personal experiences and reflections on war, as presented in this book, are a warning to other innocent young men who may fall prey to the false notion of war as glorious.
Pap is characterized different from the novel, the movie, and Big River, can he really be compassionate? Pap seems to be victimized by the government as the town drunk and not a good role model for his son, but it turns around when he shows compassion when he thinks Huck has died. In the movie Huck portrays his death so he could escape his abusive father. When Pap arrives to the made up murder scene he seems very upset. Pap started crying and screaming at the thought of his son being murdered.
This is what is called a mighty change in heart. These occur in stories almost indefinitely, stories like Interlopers by Saki. A story where both the men, despite changing their hearts, had been killed in the end. The two men in Interlopers deserved their fate because of three things; (1) they had tried to murder each other that night, (2) they had continued the family’s quarrel into the next generation,(3) because they wished to kill each other and they wandered off, in search of each other and got stuck, so no one found out that the feud was settled that night. The first reason that the men in the story by Saki deserved their fate was because they had been trying to kill each other that night.
Matt and his friend Willis Trottier executed Richard Strout, the man who killed his son. This murder was more of a private revenge than of protection but the character’s act was partially motivated by his wish to protect his wife who suffered every time she encounters their son’s murderer ( & , 2000, ). As Dubus wrote, “Ruth can’t even go out for cigarettes and aspirin....She sees him all the time. It makes her cry” ( ). While it is obviously too late to protect his son, Fowler experiences his son’s murder as an assault on his fatherhood and on his wish to protect his children.