He is no longer the innocent young typist that entered the war. The moral ground and strong ethics he once held dear, were now buried deep within him. Private Ellison was pushed to do the things he didn’t find ethical and was taught not to show mercy towards his enemies. War broke the innocence he once had through soul-crushing battles. His crew infected him with their madness in order to make him the killer he needed to be, so he’d survive, so they’d all
With the ritual chant of "Kill him! Kill him!" Jack soon finds himself holding Robert "By the hair" whilst "Brandishing a knife" this part of the passage is also very important because we can even see that Ralph, who was "Fighting to get near" and finding "The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering". Was normally one of the boys who would be least likely to participate in one of these savage "games". It is in these games were the boys get carried away and Ralph feels a
Patroklos was enraged and kills many men including Sarpedon. His bravery and arrogance, however, began to get the best of him. Here, Patroklos lets Kleos get in the way of his thinking. He wanted to be a hero, and he became blinded by the thoughts of Kleos and Gera. Although Kleos and Gera is the driving force behind many men in the war, Patroklos let it cloud all of his thoughts and became careless.
The motive here, being purely profit for Mr. Stevens and his friend. Mr. Stevens attempted to promote a violent, angry mob to carry out his plan. There are numerous instances in which this attempt is evident, “Mr. Stevens had been actively engaged in promoting his riot scheme; and already several disturbances had occurred, in which a number of inoffensive coloured people had been injured in their persons and property” (175). Mr. Stevens is also opposed to inter-racial marriage.
Jack is the perfect example of a boy whose dark side took over when he was no longer bound down to a civil environment. After being unable to bear killing a pig due to the horrific blood, he became eager to gain respect, almost redeem himself, by becoming a hunter. He was remarkably enthusiastic about hunting. He painted his face and got spears. He eventually cared no more for being rescued, because all he wanted to do was kill pigs.
This was an innocent family murdered by a psychopath on the prowl, adding more to his death toll. All of the quotations provide evidence showing that The Misfit is a very confused and disturbed individual. The majority of his thoughts are based on a fantasy point of view. He overlooks the reality of situations and because of these thoughts he becomes a threat to society. This fantasy life makes The Misfit stressed, angry and very agitated.
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.
He has already lost a few sons at the hands of Achilleus and expects that Hektor cannot possibly win. Since his father recognizes his weakness, this is the first hint about the outcome of the battle. But Hektor, brave man that he is, will not be so easily convinced that Achilleus is stronger. Even Hektor's mom is skeptical he can triumph over Achilles and begs him, "Do not go out as champion against him, o hard one; for if he kills you I can no longer morn you..." (Homer 437). She too has little faith that he will overcome Achilleus and is concerned he will die at the hands of this great warrior.
Each one of the eldest sons in the family had one thing in common, they wanted revenge for a slaughtered father. Hamlet’s main goal was to make his uncle suffer more than his father, so that his revenge would be complete. In Act 3, Scene 3, Hamlet had the perfect opportunity to kill Claudius, but because of Hamlet’s religious beliefs, he hesitated. Since Claudius was praying, Hamlet decided to wait for a time when Claudius was committing a sin to execute him instead. Hamlet believed that the action you were committing right before death, would determine if you entered heaven or hell.
In the chapter ³Speaking of Courage², O'Brien introduces a character by the name of Norman Bowker. In the story Norman finds him self home after serving his time in Vietnam. Even though he is back in his home town, things do not seem the same to him. The was seems to have put a new spin on his life. Most of the story he spends driving in circles while thinking about the war and his lack of place in his old society.