Of the many insights about war offered by Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse Five, the most profound is that war is not a grandiose circumstance that some make it out to be. Similarly, in Wilfred Owen 's "Dulce et Decorum Est", the observation of the tragedies of war provokes the reader to understand the lack of glory in war. However, the most significant lesson arises from experiencing both the novel and the poem together: war brings only anguish to the soldiers who have the misfortune of fighting in them.
First off, Father Flynn is being victimized by the fixated principal Sister Aloysius. She accuses him of inappropriately having relations with a child. Every action Father Flynn makes, Sister Aloysius seems to have a certain reprisal for his decision. Sister James, the history teacher for the 8th graders realizes that Sister Aloysius is adjudging Father Flynn’s opinions and calls her out on it: You just don’t like him!
To begin, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes pathos throughout his writing to imprint the importance of individual conscience into the reader 's mind. Hawthorne begins the book by having the reader pity the main character, Hester Prynne, as she is a young, husbandless, mother in a society that shames her for her unfortunate circumstances: “haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn and trample upon” (Hawthorne, 53). The consistent misfortune of Prynne evokes emotion in the reader and stresses the weight of her decisions. Prynne manages her way through such a hostile society -“Happy are you, Hester, that wear the scarlet letter openly on your bosom” (Hawthorne, 188)- in a way that is metaphorically applicable to the real world, allowing the reader to truly connect and understand the character for who they are.
The need to survive takes over most of the people, leading them to act cruelly. Even in desperation, there are those who rise above chaos to fight in countering the harshness of society. Zusak suggests that when man understands that they must carry out kindness in the midst of cruelty they are empowered as individuals to fight for the survival of humanity. Zusak’s use of symbols highlight the shining kindness in the darkness cruelty, which in turn gives man the strength to fight for the existence of humanity.
Although many people have fatal flaws in The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale’s flaw negatively impacts the community the most. During the scaffold scene, Dimmesdale commanded that “‘Heaven hath granted thee an open ignominy, that thereby thou mayest work out an open triumph over the evil within thee and the sorrow without. Take heed how thou deniest to him—who, perchance, hath not the courage to grasp it for himself—the bitter, but wholesome, cup that is now presented to thy lips!’” (Hawthorne 63). Dimmesdale said that the sinner receives triumph over evil if they confess.
As she starts to reflect on her name, and what her environments thinks of it, she explains, “In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting. It is like the number nine. A muddy color… At school they say my name funny as if the syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth” (Cisneros 10 & 11).
Lynching was a public thing back then and people would come their to enjoy it, they found it pleasurable. Abel wanted people to see that lynchings are not okay, and we should stop doing them. The readers response he/she might give is “That was actually a good poem.” The poem is very well written and stated. Is depicts Lynching perfectly in the poem.
Carole is a mixed girl but Henry and Betty Norton, the two antagonists, keep pestering her to find out her race. While they continuously asked her about her race, they were very insensitive and ignorant towards the fact Carole is just a young girl. One of the quotes that really shows this is, “‘What are you, anyway? My wife and I had been wondering.’ Carole blinks, sees the man’s clear blue eyes and drops her head.”
Jean Jaques Rousseau was partially correct in his statement that all are born good, however, society creates images of bad people. Man is born evil because of his desire for possession and hunger for power, shown throughout current events and recent news. The absence of guidance shows that man does not need bad influence in order to be bad, but needs good influence to be good. The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding illustrates the characteristics of evil very well. Golding illustrates the chaos on the island through the actions of the boys and their digression from civilization.
As Grendel is introduced, he is regarded as the spoiler of the Danes’ prosperity: “time were pleasant for the [Danes] / until finally one, a fiend out of hell, / began to work his evil in the world” (99-101). Grendel’s identity as a “fiend out of hell” demonstrates that Grendel’s nature renders him the antithesis of human values. Furthermore, the characterization of Grendel’s malicious actions reveals that human welfare dictates the standards of good and evil. Therefore, outside threats such as Grendel are deemed more barbaric due to the confliction between the interests of themselves and that of humans. As Grendel’s mother avenges her son by purging Heorot hall, she “[pounces] and [takes] one of the retainers / in a tight hold, then [heads] for the fen” (1294-1295).
Written prompt of Citizen 13660 by Mine Okubo Summary Citizen 13660 is an illustrated picture book representing the internment of people who were of Japanese descent. More than 110,000 Japanese people were evacuated simply because of their racial background. This has been no reasonable justification as to why the order of 9066 was even made. Fear swept over the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. This caused a mass spread of propaganda which degraded anyone of Japanese ancestry.
The non fiction novel, “The Devil in the White City”, is filled with twists and turns as author Eric Larson compares the lives of two men thought to be living two entirely different lives. Chicago’s World Fair, in remembrance of the landing of Columbus in America, is a major aspect in the lives of both men, named H.H Holmes and Daniel Burnham. In this specific passage, however, the literary element of symbolism is applied and very well so. The illuminations lighting up the city symbolizes positivity. With European rivals always “one step ahead”, the lights covering Chicago specifically give a sense of hope and America’s potential to be improved.
The Devil In The White City The book The Devil In The White City features a lot of interesting events, including the rejuvenation of the city of Chicago, so it may hold the Chicago World’s Fair, but also takes into deeper account the personalities of some characters. However this book also holds historical records of the person that created the serial killer archetype, which is said to be an important factor in shaping modern society. In this book Holmes, represents the Serial archetype; however, in order to be successful he pretended to be the official hero, and this pattern holds up in the modern content. In this book we see how the city of Chicago goes from being a place where most tourists find unattractive and doesn’t amount
Utopia- an imagined place or state in which everything is perfect. This is can also be referred to “The White City” in which Chicago was named for its enchanting and beautiful World’s Fair hosted in 1893. The city ultimately changed in just sixteen-months from ugly and crime-filled streets to what many claimed to be a dream. This dream like concept, for many, was easy to be hold, but for numerous women who came to Chicago it was a living, breathing nightmare. Granted that many people came for the fair, many women came before the fair looking for jobs.
Both Okita's and Cisneros's stories talk about the American identity and how it is much more complex than just your physical appearance or your family's heritage. Okita's poem talks about how she identifies much more with the American culture than her Japanese heritage, and it focuses on a conflict with an American girl that she has grown up with in school. Okita's classroom friend, Denise, becomes hostile and rude towards her after the passing of the executive order that targets Japanese American people. Okita writes her letter to clarify that she may be Japanese-American, but she is not the enemy and she is just like Denise. Cisneros's story focuses on how different she feels from her Mexican culture, comparing and contrasting her