Mama Went To Jail For The Vote: An Analysis

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“They was gettin him for breaking out the windows in the school building, and it was Two-bit who did that. And Dally knew it. But he just took the sentence without batting an eye or denying it. That’s gallant.” Gallant people are those who are brave, who are courageous, and most especially who are loyal. Loyalty is helping someone before yourself. For example, if your friend is getting in trouble you don’t just let them get in trouble you help them and that is loyalty. Justice is obeying the law and following the rules which means ,for example, letting your friend get in trouble as long as you don’t. The Outsiders, The Yellow Star, and Mama Went to Jail for the Vote are all examples of stories with the theme Loyalty vs Justice. Loyalty is more …show more content…
One example in the book The Yellow Star in the book the Danes were always loyal to their king and when the Germans were trying to put jewish stars on all the jews to know who was who. The Danes all put on Yellow Stars because the Germans could not take the whole country so they were being loyal to their king and believing him for what he did. In Mama went to jail for the vote Mama was protesting for women’s rights and she was being loyal to her fellow woman. Even though they took her away to jail for protesting she was being loyal to her fellow woman by protesting and she was strong and loyal. Loyalty was more important than justice to her. One last example is when Randy does not want to participate in the rumble. He is not being loyal to the socs but he doesn’t want to get injured or possible killed in the fight. He is also scared of justice or getting in trouble but since he is not loyal to them he may lose them as friends. This proves my reason because Mama the Danes and Randy were getting in trouble or doing something else that they shouldn’t have. But they were still loyal. The Danes were loyal to the king and their country even though they could get in trouble. Mama was not obeying the law but was still being loyal to her fellow woman and Randy was not loyal to his friends and that is why he felt bad. Randy felt he was a disgrace to the socs because he wasn’t

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