Loaded into cattle trains on their way to an uncertain destination it's so crammed that it's impossible to sit down so they must take turns. Two days pass and they have crossed the hungarian border and are now in Germany. A German officer has informed them that their were 80 people in the car and if anybody goes missing they will all be shot like dogs. In the dead of night a woman named Mrs.Schächter begins to scream and throw a fit because she was separated from her husband and all of a sudden begins to scream that she sees fire an awful fire. The Jews in the car try to help Mrs.Schächter by explaining that the visions are not real and then they are fed up and begins to beat her with hits strong enough to kill her.
Social injustices have been an apparent theme throughout history for many years. Anti-Semitism and Racial discrimination are just two of the many examples of social injustices that have been exhibited in our society. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, both novels share the theme of Social Injustice. Narrated by Death, The Book Thief follows nine-year old Liesel Meminger during World War two in Germany. Liesel and her family are on their way to Molching when Liesel
In response to Creon’s verdict, Antigone explained: “ This punishment will not be pain. Only if I let my mother’s son lie there unburied then I could not have borne it. This I can bear “ (Lines 391-394). Being the stubborn character that Antigone is she was not ready to give into her
“I admit to what I did, brother,” Mariam said, “But, if I hadn’t, he would have killed her. He was strangling her” (P365). This shows that Mariam is willing to take responsibility for her action she knew that there would be conscious, but she also knew that what she did was to save Laila and her children. Mariam’s actions would lead to this moment, “Kneel here, hamshira. And look down.”
Turtle is very good at tricking people an example is when she takes the blame for the bombings so Angela won't have to, losing her important braid in the process. Turtle is a good sister, and she tries to be a good daughter but her mother seems to prefer her sister over her no matter what she does. Her mother may treat her like the lesser child that has only made Turtle strong where Angela's weak and confident in ways the other women in her family are not. Turtle also makes every one of the heir’s believe that the game was not won by anyone so that they would stop playing and she could win the game. Convinces
“I am your family, La Inca said forcefully. I am here to save you” (pg. 257). La Inca risks her life with bringing Beli in because of the curse that her family brings. La Inca is a strong and determined because she
Even if that means killing her own baby she would do it. She then states “Pronounce it for me ,sir, to all our friends, For my heart speaks they are welcome”(III.IV.7-8). Lady Macbeth is deceptive so she can be perceived as a sweet wife, when in reality she holds darks desires. She will do what it takes to get what she desires it would not matter to her if a loved one gets hurt if she dreams of something she does what it takes to get
Later in the argument, Ismene comes up to them to try to take responsibility in the act with Antigone. Then, Antigone interjects saying, “No, you may not die along with me. Don’t say you did it! You wouldn’t even touch it [The plan to bury their brother]. Now leave MY death alone.”
The idea of blocking everyone out helped Connie build her self-confidence. To emphasize Connie’s narcissism, Oates stated that “Connie’s mother kept picking at her until Connie wished her mother was dead and she herself was dead and it was all over” (324). Because Connie felt so negatively of her mother and family, she creates an idea of wanting to be on her own. She doesn’t know exactly what it is like to be without anyone to use as a crutch, but Conni feels as if her mother doesn’t want her to be pretty. Connie wanted to shut her family out because she felt as if they didn’t love her as much as her genuine sister June.
Edna sets personhood limits on how much she would give up for her children through a recalled conversation with Adele where Edna spoke her views on motherhood: “I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself” (47). Her statement is revealing because Edna goes against what society says a woman is supposed to feel towards her children. She would give up superficial things like money, or a even a vital thing - her life - for her children. However, Edna states her unwillingness to become a ministering angel where to reach divine status she would have to erase her personhood, who she is as an individual. Edna will not give up her self for anything.
The story begins with the narrator, Death, talking about his first encounter with Liesel Meminger only 9 years old at the time in Molching, Germany. He meets Liesel traveling on a train mid-winter with her mother and brother. She sees her brother who was coughing harshly take his last breath in front of her. Liesel and her mother then exited the train as soon as it stopped and had her brother buried in that town. Present at the burial was Liesel, her mother, and two gravediggers.
"Foolish woman. Don’t you realize this is just the beginning? We have a chance now to die with dignity." ( 16 )Lithuanian's were taken from their homes with no explanation, treated poorly, and accused of being bad people. Through their journey from Lithuania to Siberia where they are starved and put to work in working camps.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the Revolutionary Era and go into war? Such a story happens to Christian Holitor and Margaret Volpert in, An Enemy Among Them, by Deborah DeFord and Harry Stout. There are most likely other stories like this, but this one is different because Christian is a prisoner of war who goes to live with the Volperts. An Enemy Among Them takes place in Reading, Pennsylvania in December of 1776. It starts off on the British ship, Mermaid, but progresses into Reading. There are places where it is in a hospital, other towns, and in the battlefield. The main characters are Margaret Volpert and Christian Holiter. Margaret is a young German-American from Reading, Pennsylvania. She is very outgoing, she
Survivor guilt...mental condition that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong. I feel like survivor’s of life and death situations should not feel guilty. Survivor’s of life and death situations should not feel guilt because they didn’t do anything. But, we should not forget that some people believe survivor’s should feel guilt. My opinion on it is survivor’s should not feel guilty in a situation.
The Eighty- Dollar Champion “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” were the first words spoken off the moon, a feat many had doubts that would ever occur. Yet, Neil Armstrong still overcame the negativity to prove others wrong and become the first man to walk on the moon. Nine publishers read and declined the manuscript of one of the most well known book series of this generation. Yet, Harry Potter became an international seller, being translated into 68 different languages, and resulting J.K. Rowling’s net worth go from nothing to over one billion dollars. After being cut from the Green Bay Packers as a fourth-string quarterback, Kurt Warner found a job stocking shelves at a small town grocery store in Iowa.