Though directed at society during the Vietnam War, and a later series on the war in Iraq, the same idea in House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home can be applied to society today and the conflicts in the Middle East. Media is still a very large influence on how well the American people understand the conflicts in the world. Like in the Vietnam War, society today is distanced from the contention that occurs in the Middle East. More or less, the American people live in impunity, not directly affected by global conflict. There have only been a few instances of conflict that have occurred on American soil, particularly 9/11, the Boston bombing, and various shootings.
India Watkins ENGLISH Mr. Ivey (8 a.m. Class) The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently When you read silently, there is never really silence, there’s always that one voice. Thomas Lux’s, “The Voice You Hear When You Read silently” utters the true meaning of this statement. Lux’s explanation on the voice that you hear when you read silently has its difference from what others might say or explain about this. Rather than just reading in complete silence that voice in your head, which is sometimes your conscious, inner self, and more, is always there inside. “The Voice you hear when you read silently is not silent; it is a speaking-out-loud voice in your head” (Lux 1-2).
was similar to many other Vietnamese immigrants’ journeys. The only difference between her and other Vietnamese immigrants’ voyage was the form of transportation. A certain portion fled by boat while my mom arrived by plane. Accompanying her were her my grandparents and a doctor, for my grandma. All four sat in the economy class.
It considers use of words for the purpose of evoking sensory encounters for the reader. These experiences, range from sound, appearance, touch and other senses. Poem 46 the poet states ‘Disavowal, says the silence’ then further in poem 47 she states ‘I wonder, as I steer my car through the forest of gargantuan billboards, ghostly palm trees, and light-fattened boulevards that have become my life’ line 2. The poet is in this sense trying to engage the reader through the sense of sight or appearance and sound. To the persona silence is a form of rejection then through that silence the poet goes on to illustrate the silence in which the persona is driving in to engage the senses of the reader she speaks of the gigantic billboards, ghost palm trees and further continues how the situation has become the personas life line.
These are the characteristics that Asians like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam ... are valued in the tradition of their history. Under the pre-colonial conditions of Vietnam, profoundly influenced by China and Confucianism (China ruled Vietnam for eleven centuries), provided that a formal social order of the regime Chief dictator. Women are considered assets or attributes of a sustainable family; especially in North Vietnam. Therefore, in the films of the Vietnam War, whether women are guerrillas, they must first be a wife and mother in the family. At times, it is thought that masculinization of women will affect the position of women in relation to men in society, Turner pointed out.
And I can hear it.” (Chapter 17). This prominent theme of silence throughout the novel can be compared to the song “The Sound of Silence”, by Simon and Garfunkel, that heavily implies the concept of silence and discovering the world simply with the absence of sound. It also
The Undying Certainty of the Narrator in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, written by Steven Kaplan, questions if there is any sense or meaning derived from what happened during the Vietnam War and how that could be conveyed to those who have not experienced the war. Literary critic, Philip Beider’s, writes “most of the time in Vietnam, there are some things that seemed just too terrible and strange to be true and others that were just too terrible and true to be strange.”(American Literature and the Experience of Vietnam 4). Kaplan believes that by destroying the fine line between fact and fiction, fiction can often sound truer being, presented as meaningful. Kaplan’s statement is correct because the language of fiction is the most accurate for conveying what is attempted to be explained. O’Brien uses these what-ifs and maybes as if they were facts, and then calls these facts into questions.
Point of View Analysis of “The Things They Carried” Some people can tell stories better than others. In the same way, the point of view is extremely important to the effect of the story. This is very evident in the story, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brian through which uses a total omniscient point of view. In the story, all the characters are soldiers in the Vietnam War. The narrator starts by telling all the physical weights of the things the men had to carry, and then gets into their inner thoughts and reveals the emotional weight of the things the men had to carry.
The west has been a place that people have seen as somewhere personal destiny could be fulfilled and persistence lives. Visions of freedom, wide-open spaces, uncompromised opportunity, and success became the representation of the west to many people outside of the region. In reality, the west's society and economy rarely fit how others talk about is. Kim Barnes was a westerner whose journeys of life exemplified the struggles, instability, and turbulence of the real west. Barnes explored her own experiences in the west through writing her personal memoirs.
When I first read the story, it was very slow. The way it started in the first chapter did not really catch my attention, and it is also because I am not into war stories. Usually when I read books, it would immediately catch my attention, in which this book has not. Another key factor that I did not like about this book is that there should be more fighting scenes, or more experiences. A good fight scene between the soldiers and the Vietnam people would have catched all of our attention, because everyone likes a good fighting description.