Actions and Consequences

How much would you risk to save the one you love? James Hurst in “The Scarlet Ibis”describes a boy who was willing to risk his younger brother, Doodle’s, life just so Doodle can seem normal.  The protagonist in “the Scarlet Ibis” was so desperate that he pushed his brother to do things he couldn’t do.... Read more »

Decisions In Our Lives

“The Gift of Magi” tells a story of one very poor couple named Jim and Della. They have problems; they don’t have enough money to get each other Christmas gifts. Della decided to cut her hair and sell it, so she can afford a chain for Jim. O Henry has decided to sell his watch... Read more »

Decisions and Choices

We have all faced the challenge of making decisions in our lives. O. Henry, in the “Gift of the Magi”, tells the story  of a married couple who both decided to sacrifice their most valuable possessions in order to prove their love for eachother. The couple had financial problems, so they each chose to sell... Read more »

A Decision Always Has a Consequence

Has there ever been a point in your life where you had to make a difficult decision? In “The Gift of the Magi” is about a hard decision that Della had to make. She had the option to cut her hair to sell it and get money to be able to buy her husband a... Read more »

Decisions Are Life!

Do you ever regret your decisions? In “Young Goodman Brown” he ends up regretting a decision he makes as he travels out to the wood to do evil. Young Goodman Brown is being controlled by evil and has lied to his wife. He continued his evil journey into the woods and  has regretted that he... Read more »

The Decision In Life

Everyone makes mistakes; there’s no perfect person!!! Goodman Brown is a character from a story called “Young Goodman Brown”. From this story his problem was deciding whether to make a deal with the devil or not. If he did make the deal, he’d have to leave his wife forever and he’d have to face the... Read more »

Love and Its Consequences

Have you ever faced a difficult decision? “The Gift of The Magi“, by O. Henry, tells the story of a girl named Della, who has to decide if the love she has for Jim is worth cutting her hair to get money for his gift. Della had no money to buy Jim’s present for Christmas,... Read more »

The Scarlet Letter vs.Young Goodman Brown

Everybody faces consequences for the decisions that they make. Goodman Brown in “Young Goodman Brown”, decides to question his faith and single himself out of everyone because he doesn’t trust in anyone. In the story of Young Goodman Brown,Goodman Brown goes in the woods, and sees people that he cares about, worshipping the Devil. He... Read more »

How Do Characters Make Decisions?

A wise person once said, “Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.” When making decisions, there are four main factors which affect our thinking: risk, values, personality and dissonance. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester uses her personality to make her decision while in “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator uses dissonance for his... Read more »

Decision Making in The Scarlet Ibis and The Scarlet Letter

“Happy you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly upon your bosom.” In the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a man named Dimmesdale who committed adultery with Hester used dissonance as a decision-making factor. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator is ashamed of having a disabled brother and uses personality... Read more »