Mary Anne’s transformation from a sweet girlfriend to an unrecognizable being that is even stranger than the Greenies represents the loss of innocence that all the soldiers in Vietnam go through. The men of Alpha Company each carried with them something that would anchor them to the world of cleanliness and peace they had left behind. Lieutenant Carter carried his letters, Henry Dobbins carried his girlfriend’s pantyhose, Kiowa carried his moccasins, and Rat Kiley carried comic books. These objects allowed them to stay temporarily anchored to their worlds without war. Eventually, they all inevitably passed into the war, and would never be able to regain their old innocence.
The author uses figurative language to strengthen the poem by adding more detail. He explains what things feel like,sound like,look like, and even taste like. Without figurative language the writing would be boring and short.the imagery describes how the setting looked and gave the reader more knowledge. In the poem “Oranges” by Gary soto the boy has an orange in his hand and describes it as fire in his hand. Constructed response
Forrest Mars was in Spain during the Civil War there and he saw soldiers eating chocolate pellets called Smarties, which had a hard shell of tempered chocolate surrounding an inner piece of chocolate. He created his own copy and called them M&M’s. These candies were especially practical for military rations as they withstood extreme temperatures. The two "Ms" represent the names of Forrest E. Mars Sr., the founder of Newark Company, and Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey Chocolate 's president William F. R. Murrie
Atticus has a very strong argument that Tom Robinson was innocent and that he was actually a good person on the inside who would never hurt a fly. My other text I will be covering is the nest as there is a character in it named Paul and his friend Jimmy wants to go on a hike with Paul but Jimmy’s parents don’t want him to go on the hike as there is many bad rumors about him considering the fact that he was sent to reform school for doing one bad
F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby” and his short story, “Absolution” share similar themes, symbols, and character relations. In the beginning of the short story it starts off telling us about how the boy Rudolph focuses around his father and religion, in the Great Gatsby it starts off quoting some advice from his father explaining the divisions of the higher classes. Also in the story when the priest talks about amusement parks and big parties and this compares to the cover of great gatsby. Both Rudolph and Nick live a simple, boring life. Rudolph also has very poor living conditions just like Nick does when he comes to West Egg.
Perhaps the opposite of Mitchell Sanders, Henry Dobbins is a straightforward character at first glance; O’Brien instantly characterizes him as a big man who likes to eat. O’Brien comments that Dobbins is a machine gunner strictly for his weight, which implies that Dobbins was big before coming to Vietnam. However, there is a possibility that Dobbins maintains his weight for a strategic reason. He isn’t able to fit in the underground tunnels and is therefore exempted from even the draw for the mission. Dobbins still treats himself to canned peaches in syrup over pound cake and even consumes a tropical chocolate bar while Lee Strunk is in the tunnel.
Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, writes an intriguing novel with a flowing theme of “success is in the person, not the place” stringing throughout. Madly in love with his best friend Audrey, living with his loyal, coffee-drinking dog (the Doorman), and residing in a small suburban town, protagonist Ed Kennedy is the most ordinary person there is. After witnessing a bank robbery, the lousy, underage cabdriver, receives his first of many playing cards. Chosen to travel throughout town, Ed must hurt or help those when necessary. Unlike Audrey who tries to help him whenever possible, Ed’s other best friend Marv fixates himself on playing card games and scrounging as little money as necessitated.
In the dramatic short story Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst a boy named Doodle and his brother encounter many obstacles similar to the brothers in the movie Simon Birch even though they come from starkly different family situations. Doodle and Simon were always the underdogs and wanted to be accepted. Doodle wasn’t accepted by his brother whereas Simon’s brother always looked at him like an equal. There brothers teach them many things like baseball and how to walk. Simon and Doodle are always happy and never sad or down.
However, against all social norms, the play is based on the close friendship between three people: Sam, Willie, and Hally. Hally is a “seventeen-year-old white boy” (Fugard 9), son of the owner of St. George’s Park Tearoom, and a good friend of Sam and Willie. Sam and Willie are black employees of this tearoom mentioned above, so they are definitely of a lower class than Hally. Despite this, the three of them share a friendship beyond racial boundaries; they consider each other as good friends rather than master and servants.
Friendship In The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne, a major theme is that one real friend is better than a million fake ones. It is woven throughout this book in numerous places. The definition of friendship is, “the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.” Two of the characters, Bruno, our protagonist, and Shmuel, his new friend in a strange, unfriendly environment have this amazing bond.
To Shin’s astonishment, Ryu did not apologize. ‘I got hungry, so I went to eat,’ he said flatly. …’Is this son of a b**** talking back?’ the teacher asked. …’Beat him until he comes to his senses.’...” (page 32)
Alfred F. Jones was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin to upper middle-class parents. He had the best brother in the world named Matthew who is also his closest friend and partner in crime. They spent most of their time together during their childhood. Even though being the older sibling, Alfred was far more immature than his younger kin. While Matthew would rather stay at home reading a good book or two, Alfred would go out with his rambunctious friends and attend house parties or wild raves.
Hi, i’m Jeffrey, a Mexican Jew who was blessed with the awesome job of being a security guard for El Shapo inc. My job is to help with the transporting and selling of “candy canes,” and that’s where my story begins. This morning was the same as any other morning; wake up early, brush my teeth with vodka and crushed lifesavers, eat a healthy bowl of Fruit Loops and expired soy milk. At least, it would’ve been a normal day but my way to the “candy” lab I received a text from my boss, Phil.
Andrew Jackson was born in the Waxhaws region on March 15, 1767 to Irish immigrants Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. Three months prior his birth Jackson’s father died suddenly in an accident. Andrew Jackson had two older brothers, Hugh and Robert Jackson. Their family remained in Waxhaws region, the land between South Carolina and North Carolina, along with some extended family that were also impoverished, Scottish-Irish immigrant farmers. During his childhood it was clear that Jackson did not have the traditional calm demeanor that was often found in our presidents later in life.
My report is on Andrew Jackson. I will be talking about his life, childhood, education, salvation, marriage and family, and his accomplishments. Andrew Jackson was born on March 15 ,1767, in North Carolina, Waxhaws. Jackson grew up on the American frontier as the son of very poor farmers. He was a wild boy who like all kids got in trouble.