His curiosity about what could have been is a constant reminder he wasn’t able to find his full identity. Although his continued acceptance of it shows his inability to challenge the society still. “-I feel comfortable with my ‘he’ and ‘him,’ but I know that I lost a lot in my retreat. At times I still fear that I’m not being my most authentic self”. His fear is based around stepping out of the norm, he’s older now, compared to himself in high school he’s probably less likely to make any drastic changes or step out of social norms due to this age difference.
All throughout Catherine Chung’s novel Forgotten Country, people choose not to let their feelings be known. Sometimes people want to forget the past and they think that their memories are too painful for them to be worth remembering. However, if one is silent about their feelings, it only makes them harder to be understood. When people cannot understand each other, they grow further apart due to misunderstanding and emotional distance. Silence can even tear apart families.
The culture in Western Europe was affected negatively by The Dark Ages. Education was not a priority and the the church worried that people would begin to question their beliefs the more people were educated. So, the rulers took away all education in belief that it would help, but “It was not until the end of the Middle Ages that the rulers began to realize that without education they would just continue to make the same mistakes over and over again and would never reach peace for their society” (Newman, Culture). People suffered from lack of education all throughout the Middle Ages, until it was finally brought back towards the end of this time period. Culture and society were controlled greatly by the church.
Again as he ages, he lacks the capabilities of connecting with the right people to create a family or home. His lack of exposure to any sort of homey atmosphere limits his capabilities in bonding emotionally to anyone. Wagamese illustrates all of these links and themes through his writing by exhibiting the symbols of Garnet’s lack of a home, as well as a lack of a loving family, but in the end provides Garnet with both. When Garnet does arrive home and meets his family he is finally comfortable with his life. He finds peace and love with his family and poses as a true advocate for those who wish to have a home but are unsure of how to do
He already felt pressured to do good in sports because he didn’t want to let his dad down. But now that he’s injured he felt as if he ruined his family. He saw the change in his parents marriage , for a kid to feel that way that’s the parents fault. A child should never feel as if he/she was the cause of divorce or some sort. Chris Crutcher , wrote this book for teens to open up more to their parents to speak out when they’re feeling a certain way.
Ishmael went through several trials during the war: his parents died, his brother died, his good friend saidu died, and he also lost all his known relatives except for one; Uncle Tommy. Uncle Tommy is Ishmael's uncle(his father’s brother). Although Ishmael never met Uncle Tommy, his father talked about him often. From the memoir, Uncle Tommy offers Ishmael a form of hope to grasp onto, he said "You can come and live with me. You are my son.
Disadvantages may be the fact that the hero is not able to save a person’s life either because they lack the skills the equipment or don’t make it in time. Either way when a person tries to save someone’s life but fails it will stay with them for a while after the event. Another disadvantage would be if the hero got injured somehow while trying to save the person in trouble and the injury were permanent they will always have this injury even though they were just trying to help and weren’t initially involved in the situation. This could lead to the hero becoming bitter and withdrawn this would in turn psychologically affect their life and the way they view the world. An advantage to being a hero would have to be the fact that you were able to save someones life the fact that you stepped up in their time of need even though you did not have to.
The protagonist Holden Caulfield is liberated from his warped personality and finally begins to realize his aversion of the grown-up life that change is inevitable and always accompanied by a sense of loss. Not accepting the changes in the surroundings and his actions makes him immature and not a trusted narrator. Avoiding issues by not facing them in the first place makes him being followed by disappointment constantly. For instance, in the beginning of the book Caulfield mentions his own opinion on leaving places and we know that when he was thirteen years old his little brother died. Instead of repairing the wounds and flesh he moves on like nothing happened the entire book until we find him in the psychiatric hospital as an entire breakdown.
The forgotten are not truly forgotten they have only departed the mind and the lack of recollection has created an illusion of no prior existence. Thus, important events in history are made subjective and trivial through the perception of their lack of significance in the eyes of others as they refuse to recall past events. “They wanted nothing more than to forget what had happened to them (Chapter 10 page 192).” Therefore, personal advancement and the progression of a society is hindered as the truth is veiled as non-existent. In the book Ghosts in the Fog Samantha Seiple portrays a correspondent environment to such a degree that she stresses the importance of recollection and truth. While creating a vivid depiction of the haunting consequences of war Seiple reminds people that hiding the truth has its own consequences, through which people devise a precursor that brings about change in a society and those who gave their lives fighting are made to be “ghosts in a fog.” On the battlefield vulnerability is a factor of life attained through the comportment of being naive as the soldiers were defenseless against enemies.
I am not sure that Lavender 's death caused him to realize that Martha didn 't long him and never would. He seemed to be aware of this as we were shown how she refused his advance and how he understood that signing a letter "love" didn 't necessarily mean that she was in love with him. You are absolutely right though that Lavender 's death forced him to realize that Martha belonged to a different world. With this realization, he also discovered that he has to focus on the war and his men, and stop allowing himself to be distracted by someone who had no business in that