John Wetherton is a family man who is in search of gold in the mountains. He is searching for this gold because he wants his son to have a better lifestyle. As he would put it as “ For Tommy to have an education”, so he can have a better lifestyle and get a better career. He promised himself that when he finds the gold that he will not get crazy for it.
The major development seen in John’s character takes place near the end of the story, as he seeks a more pure life in a remote location. John feels as though he’s been poisoned by this new civilization “I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then, I ate my own wickedness.” (241). He wants to not only live a noble life, but to make this life on his own, so chooses an abandoned lighthouse, far enough away from the disaster of a community he views Brave New World as a negative place with negative ideas. This is a major change from the identity he showed before being poisoned by this civilization, but once again he stays true to his values by leading this new life on his own. John’s strong moral values prove to be the one constant in his character.
Some of the choices he made through out the story have shown to be not strong or brave. When he was confronted with learning he would stray away and not take on the task. When he was confronted with his cousins he would back down and give in. When Owen Meany was disputing him he would give in or give up to the conversation. Towards the end John didn't want to make many decisions. He wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life and as he did
John escapes from the sack by having a toad cut open a part of the sack and placed a soft-shell and two big bricks in the back. Ole John went into town again and made his money from telling people their fortunes. The master saw Ole John and was very impressed. He was so impressed that he asked John if he could make that much money if he threw himself in the river and every other time that John was asked that question he always replied "ah reckon so." With this final time Ole john knew he could have the ultimate revenge, so this time he replied "ah know so" (Gates, pg.64). John threw his master into the river just like how his master tried to throw him in the river, but with the weights. While John is throwing him in the river he gives him a last farewell with "Goodbye, Massa. Ah hope you find all you lookin' for" (Gates, pg. 64). This is the moment when Ole John felt his revenged was finalized and he finally felt his freedom. Tricksters use their wittiness and intelligence to gain their freedom; even if it is for the worst. Like, in this case, John killing his master. Not only did John do all of this to gain his freedom, but because he wanted his revenge. He wanted to show his master that he was not as low class as he thought. In the end, Ole John won this
He just wants to go back to a normal and happy life he tells her that “but i will cut my hand off before i ever reach for you again” (act one 23). Abby gets very upset and she starts to insult his wife with “ oh, i marvel how such a strong man let such a sickly wife be-” (act one 23) she is showing that her emotions are getting the best of her she is very angry with johns decisions about on how he wants to live his life. John is really trying to get away from her he said some kinda cruel things but he is just trying to make life a little bit easier on himself : he wants to knock her out of his but he just doesn’t know how to do it. He is trying to gain all his trust back with elizabeth and it is hard he is doing everything in his power like in act two he goes and gets her some flowers to help make her a little bit happy but that backfires on him she is obviously very upset with him and he knows that.he is showing that he is doing everything to not think about abby. Will he go to abby and apologize or will he go to elizabeth and make the better
To just make things a little harder for John when he arrived at his old job, winter was close behind and he got snowed in for eight months. He took advantage of this time and wrote A Cup of Gold, a biography of the pirate Henry Morgan. A publishing company called McBride and Company agreed to publish A
John's life seemed to be one major drama after another; he didn't have a good male role model as a kid, and it seems he never was able to get on track. What was amazing about his life was the number of problems that he seemed to get into and how he wriggled out of them (with the help of a friendly person who just happened to meet him) only to run into more problems.
In the story, you can see that john is passive men that try’s to avoid conflicts in any way possible. There was when john lied to the stranger and also his boss about what the stranger wanted so that it wouldn’t make Mr. Berry upset. Also, when John agrees with Mr. Barry about his son broke his plants knowing that it wasn’t actually his son and that some white bully threw it up there, but instead went along with it to avoid conflict. John is trying to protect his love one and those around him which makes him passive.
John made the right choices, by protecting his reputation, morals, and friends. Many people handled situations differently in "The Crucible". Some people didn't try to do the right thing, and some people didn't try to save others, but John did. Although "The Crucible" takes place in a not so current time, sacrifices due to reputations still happen
The main idea of the story is finding the treasure. Ben Gunn has lived on the island for three years, and knows where the treasure lies. Before the pirates find Jim and his mother, Jim grabs a key and an oilskin packet from the old sea chest. Jim’s father dies, and he and his mother flee to the nearby town and ask them to help them but they refuse to. They find a nearby bridge to hide under, and escape from the pirates. Finally, the people from the town decide to come to Jim and his mothers rescue. Later in the book, Jim hides in an apple barrel and overhears Silver and other crewmates about taking the ship once they have the treasure on the ship. When land was sighted a conflict went on between Silver and another group of pirates. Jim escapes while the fight is going on. He finds Ben Gunn and they become friends. Jim goes with Silver on the hunt for the treasure. They discover that the treasure is missing, and they fire into the surrounding area. The treasure was stowed in the Hispanolia’s lower deck. Silver steals a sack of coins and escapes.
In the story &#8220;The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde';, Stevensoncontrasts the characters of Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde to further the theme &#8220;Good vs. Evil';. This theme is common to many of Stevenson&#8217;s other works. In TreasureIsland, Stevenson uses the character Long John Silver to bring out this identicalidea. Long John Silver in many ways can be viewed the classic villain. But, whilereading this novel, one must be
As they continue talking, John is somewhat shocked as to what Robby is saying. He explains how as a kid he escaped the stereotypes and the temptation of the gangs and the violence that surrounded him as he grew up. He thought that because Robby was hanging around the wrong crew that his personality was tainted in a way by thinking that he was a “cool cat” that didn’t follow the rules and sold drugs. But if you go back and read the opening of the passage john shows the audience that his brother deep down inside is a good person. Now that being said the story john gave us in the beginning of his draft was not Robby’s true words which shows the reader his first problem. Wideman states “the hardest habit to break, since it was the habit of a lifetime, would be listening to myself listen to him. That habit would destroy any chance of seeing my brother on his terms; and seeing him in his terms, learning his terms, seemed the whole point of his story.”(672). after reading the beginning again, I then realized that the way the story of Garths death was described couldn’t have been the voice of Robby. There is no exact explanation as to why Wideman interrupts the narrative to talk about his writing problems. Or why he started it with Garths death. I think he includes this to catch the reader’s attention rather than writing a traditional beginning, middle, and end. Writing the narrative with no specific beginning and stating the problems he has writing it makes
The first problem I noticed that Jim J. Braddock ran into, that I thought was a major problem that affected him was, Jim got decommissioned from boxing, which was a big impact on his life because that was where he got his source of money from to provide his family, and keep them out of poverty. That was his and his family's only source of money, and he can't always get a job on the docks, because there isn't always positions opened, and he broke his hand. So with that happening, it really sucks for him because he can't