The Things They Carried constantly emphasizes the juxtaposition between the war in Vietnam and the peace back home. O’Brien’s constant emphasis on the idea that war is a personal thing that can’t be fully explained or told about reveals his main purpose for crafting The Things They Carried- war does not leave even one person unscathed, and after it is over, those changes will never go away. The war is so personal an experience because it leaves everyone involved permanently altered, and each person’s change is too specialized to be explained to
The shooter was a male who got expelled from the school, so you could say he was being hunted by the teachers or staff. The victims are the hunted, but they do not want to be. Even though you are being hunted you may not be in agreement with it. There were about 18 pronounced dead at the school shooting, and they did not pick to be hunted. Zaroff murdered a lot of innocent people to, and they did not choose to be hunted either.
(Antigone 8). This quote shows that he wants everyone to obey him and anyone who disobeys him will get in trouble. The last support can be found when Creon said, “But he who crosses law, or forces it, or hopes to bring the ruler under him, shall never have a word of praise from me.” (Antigone 23). This means that Creon is “madly in love” with his power and thinks that he can do anything because he is the king.
As seen in the examples above, society will do whatever it takes to solve “the bigger problem” even if it means burning the innocent. Society doesn’t stop to look back nor ahead to see the damages they’ve caused or are going to cause, they just throw the torch and wait for the town or people to fan the flame. In order for the scapegoating to come to an end, the people must first want it to end. The people must show they truly want it to stop and put forth the effort to bring scapegoating to an end no matter how bad the situation looks or is. “Under stress, a society will always scapegoat a person or a group of people” doesn’t have to be true, but unfortunately in most cases it is true and there are cartoons, plays, and poems to prove
No mortal eye will see it withdrawn. This dismal shade must separate me from the world: even you, Elizabeth, can never come behind it!” (Hawthorne pg 477). This quote stated by Mr. Hooper is an excellent example of how strongly that he believes in his beliefs, as he talks to his own wife, saying that he must keep himself separated from
Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a stupid action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not. Have we not a perpetual inclination in the teeth of our best judgment to violate that which is law merely because we understand it to be such?... It was this unfathomable longing of the soul to offer violence to its own nature, to do wrong for all the wrong 's sake only- that urged me to continue. (BC,
“By definition, zero tolerance refers to strict, uncompromising, automatic punishment to eliminate undesirable behavior” (50). Zero-tolerance in schools are taking away educational opportunities from students, which goes against the U.S. special education law of zero suspension. As adapted by the justice system punishments, zero-tolerance punishments are predetermined by the act which does not allow a student’s individual needs to be considered. Zero-tolerance in schools have been permitted because of the rise in crime and alarming attention from school shootings, which created the Gun Free Schools Act in 1994. “Before long, schools escalated the range of reasons for suspending and expelling students to include violation policies about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, fighting, insubordination, dress code, and ‘disruptive behavior’” (50).
Ender The Powerful Leader In Ender's Game by Scott Orson Card, Ender Wiggin is strong-minded, which enables him to empathize with others and still be a powerful leader. When people attack him, he makes sure that they never do it again. In the beginning of the book, Stilton was bullying Ender to the point where he has to fight back and severely injure Stilton. Ender cries about how he never wanted to hurt Stilton.
Importance of Violence Violence is more effective and necessary than other actions such as words during a fight against someone. In Ender’s Game, a boy named Ender Wiggin trains for a war in the Battle and Command School and encounters fights where his best option is violence. Violence is necessary because people need violence in order to win, to protect them, and because the lack of violence leads to loss. Violence is useful for winning a fight for example during the fight against Stilson, “Ender knew the unspoken rules of manly warfare even though he was only six. It was forbidden to strike an opponent who lay helpless on the ground; only an animal would do that,”(Card pg.7).
With Valentine in the role of the ego, Ender becomes the super-ego. Valentine views Ender as a strong moral character, and while Ender does not agree, all the sins he commits are done under extreme duress, followed by extreme guilt. Despite the violence Ender engages in on several occasions, he, unlike Peter, is rarely eluded to as a monster. In fact, Ender is often described in ways that seem at odds with his twice-murderer committer-of-genocide status. The people in charge of Ender say that “he’s clean,” that he’s a good person, “right to the heart” (Card 66).