They party and play around while together but when the time comes they’re always ready to do what needs to be done. At the end of 1942, his team is sent to complete a bombing run over Japan. The trip wasn’t easy as the plane barely makes it back. Louie’s life in the army wasn’t going to be easy and chapter 8 proves that true. The men who he gained close relationships with and highly respected him were involved in a plane crash over Pearl Harbor.
Louie and his squadron had been fighting the war for some time and their initial hope was fading, but they felt their plane was strong like its name and this belief helped renew their hope. While fueling up on a rest island the Japanese bombed the island ruining Super Man. “On May 24, Louie, Phil, and the other Super Man veterans were transferred to the 42nd squadron” (Hillenbrand 117). Losing Super Man made Louie and his fellow squadron’s hope to disappear. Without hope, Louie becomes depressed.
Heller uses his own experience from the war to create intriguingly weird characters in an unorthodox manner that sheds light on the madness of war. On May 1, 1923, Joseph Heller was born on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. He quite enjoyed writing as a kid and even sent in a story that he had written to the New York Daily News, but it was rejected. When Heller became 19, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. Within a few years, he flew on sixty combat missions in Italy as a B-25 bombardier in World War II.
Other than the somewhat humorous parts, the novel was interesting and fascinating to learn more about World War II. Literary Analysis Explication: Protagonist VS. Antagonist 1. The protagonist of Catch-22 is John Yossarian. John is twenty-eight-year-old man that is a
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Reading Log #1 Describe a Setting Pages 1-65 In the novel Catch-22, the author, Joseph Heller, forms the setting in the time of World War II in an US airbase on the island Pianosa in Italy. In chapter three, the author describes a bit about the setting of the book in two different pages: “They were waiting for the orders sending them home to safety to return from the Twenty-Seventh Air Force Headquarters in Italy…” (27), and, “…there were many officers’ clubs that Yossarian had not helped build, but he was the proudest of the one on Pianosa” (18). Over time the reader learns that the camp has a runway, hospital, mess hall, an officer’s club, and a small forest. Also, due to an order by a commander, all the tents in the base are pitched in parallel lines with their entrances facing the Washington Monument. Most of the main events of the story take place on Pianosa.
Whether or not Huck Finn should be taught in schools has been hotly debated over for years. Many say that the book should be banned from schools because of the racial comments in the book; people claim that it could scar the youth, but instead teaches them morals on racism and empathy. Huck Finn should not be banned in secondary schools. The book uses the “n-word,” A LOT, and today using that word is offensive to many people. During Mark Twain’s time it was much different, that was what they called black people.
The Vietnam War took place during the cold war era, which lasted many years and could be described as the clashing of two conflicting ideologies between the communist eastern countries and the capitalist western countries. The Americans aimed at stopping the spread of communism in Vietnam, based on the their policy of containment, which was set up to stop the spread of communism to any other country in the world. Many American citizens opposed the sending of their own troops to fight in a war that was not even theirs to lose. Many of the soldiers being sent to Vietnam were members of the youth, which led to increasingly rapid protest action amongst students, as well as the parents of the young men being conscripted. These American troops were being placed to fight in unfamiliar and harsh terrain – as the majority of Vietnam was overgrown with forests and dangerous wildlife - which negatively affected the Americans morale and diminishing their possibility of success in the war.
This has lead many schools and educational institutions to question whether the book is appropriate to be in class curriculums, and has even sparked outrage from parents claiming that they will not allow their children to read the book’s stirring content. By researching the effects of graphic literature on young minds, it has become clear that although the questioned content within this novel definitely hold merits and contributes to the context of a 1960’s mental ward, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest should be prohibited from all high school curriculums because its violent and inappropriate depictions contribute to the adoption of damaging and violent behavior by students alike. One Flew
It describes the cruelty of war and influences of war to people to let people think about war. What is war? What did war bring us? There are many people in the war might be similar to the main character, Paul in the novel. They are students before the war, but nothing they had learned in the school can save them from the war.
Present throughout the book is the theme of disillusionment. In the school, they’ve been told by their schoolmasters and parents that unless they join the war, they would remain cowards. They see propaganda after propaganda, all alluding towards the glory of battle and warfare. Out on the front, they realize that nothing was further from the truth. Their dreams of being heroes shattered, like when they compare themselves to the soldier on a poster in chapter 7.
Many people don’t know about the Holocaust or only know that it happened during the time of WW2. The Holocaust was the mass massacre 6 million of Jews and other minorities in Europe by the Nazi regime. Some people might not want their kids to be taught this in 8th grade because they believe that their children’s minds will be polluted by thoughts of killing and extended torture. Students in 8th grade should definitely be taught about the Holocaust because it is necessary to teach them to learn from history and never judge anyone by their race, and finally explain to them that being silent towards others suffering can lead to mass destruction over a period of time. Firstly, the students need to aware of and understand the magnitude of the massacre.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first introduced to the public in 1884 by Mark Twain. After going through hell trying to write the book, and its rocky release and low sales showed how controversial the book was even in his time. I believe Huck Finn should not be taught in public schools because the language used is offensive, is hard for for students to understand , and the book has been controversial since its beginning. Para 1 A High school in Philadelphia banned the book Huckleberry Finn from its curriculum due to its use of the N-word making students uncomfortable, and “the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits”. The N- word is used over 200 times in the book by the author Mark Twain;