The memories of the tragic events of the Holocaust live on through Spiegelman and almost overwhelm him, although he did not actually live through the war himself. It is also the relationship between kin that post memory is shared. In a way, he almost inherited the memories that his father experienced. In addition, post memory builds up self identification, and this helps Art figure out who he really
I related the song “Paint In Black” written and sung by The Rolling Stones to Tim O’Brien because Tim was part of the Vietnam war and after the war, he visioned many things black and the color black symbolizes death. Tim witnessed a lot of deaths including his friends during the war and those deaths haunted Tim. What keeps Tim’s friends alive is by telling people about his story of his experience in the war and about his friends. “I realize it is as Tim trying to save Timmy’s life with a story. ”(246) tells us that Tim found a way to keep his friends alive and to do that, he would tell stories about him and his friends and how they were together in the war.
Vonnegut says “So it goes” to somehow make the impact of death seem simple and calm which makes readers really think about what death means to them. Death happens everyday but not always around us, it doesn't seem to affect those who don’t experience it often like Billy or Vonnegut. We as people know that death is inevitable one day, but do we really consider how often it actually happens around us. While Billy was recovering from the plane crash, his wife dies. “ His wife died accidentally of
The Moral of the Story War is never poetic, however, Wilfred Owen England, author of Dulce Et Decorum Est, brings to life an experience he had at war. Although the language is gory and he refrained from niceties, the story he tells is vivid and makes you feel that you are there at the moment experiencing it with him. Makes one wonder why the title, which in translation means “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country”, is chosen when he experienced so much death around him. On the other hand, author Tim O’Brien begins to tell the story as though it is coming from a second party and gives it philosophical twist here and there, which creates an interesting telltale version of stories in How to Tell a True War Story.
The Voices of War Student Joshua Hosking has a knack for the study of war and poetry and has in the past had a one on one interview with a veteran from the Vietnam War (1954 - 1975). War: it’s a bloody, brutal and cruel experience for all sides. One minute you’re peering out of your trench; then the next, you have a bullet torn through your skull.
In Wartime Memoir, French Author Shares Family Challenges Jean Eugene Havel presents his family story as part of his country’s wartime narrative. As a young man in WWII France, Jean Eugene Havel faced not only family and socio-economic challenges but also violence and the horrors of war – experiences that the retired university professor had a hard time recalling and recounting in his memoir The Five Sisters: A Young Norman in the Second World War (Melrose Books, 2014). For most people, such memories are better left forgotten, but Havel felt he had to share them for the purpose of preserving history.
Maus is a story about the survivor that is Vladek Spiegelman. His son Art Spiegelman includes the interview process and the story of how the Holocaust formed the person that his father became. He went from a passionate, free-spirited young man to an angry, short-tempered man. The war had effects on Vladek that couldn 't be as easily understood unless the book was written and went so into detail about each aspect of his life. The complexity of Vladek Spiegelman is one of the main topics that is spread throughout both of
Remarques uses realizations of Paul, horrors of war and carnage imagery effectively to convey the effects of war on soldiers. In the book AQWF the men are going through WWII and see despicable and gory images. War comes and go, but the men that come out of it are changed. Stuck living the rest of their life in the mind of a solider. Stuck reliving the war.
“ The only way to find out what kind of lives people led in any given period is to tunnel into their records and to let them speak for themselves” John Dos Passos (1896-1970). John Dos Passos and his works were very influenced by his world travels, World War 1, and the things he witnessed. During World War I John Dos Passos was employed as an ambulance driver. He witnessed horrors of the war that was a big influence in his writing. After the war John became a major novelist and the things he witnessed play very strongly into his works.
Many people today still wonder how the book was able to create such a compelling but also classic narrative, but the reasons why are actually quite simple. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author masterfully creates and designs her lighthearted but also deep and thought-provoking story. She is able to create this complex narrative with sophisticated dialogue, language, and tone and mood. To begin, the dialogue spoken by the characters in the book is
Dr. Ben Carson had been under plagiarism allegations in the past, due to a book he originally published 2011 called “America the Beautiful” In this novel he took many sections of other authors work dating back to 2007, and failed to give any of them the proper recognition. I would use Dr. Carson’s work as an example of intentional plagiarism. “Salomon also solicited every able-bodied Jewish man to fight in Washington’s army. After the war, he organized the first American veterans’ organization, “The Jewish War Veterans,” which is still active today.”
After Haggard release from prison in 1960, he left most of his bad behaviors in the past. He didn’t believe his recreational drug use, hindered his path of healthy behavior change. By 1960 Haggard reformed way, let him leave prison. Then he believed his ability in making a music career and left a life of thievery. His belief that music could lead him to a life he desires, kept his new behaviors positive.
But soon enough, Black was liberated on the arrival of the British army and set out to start a family. To this day, he still speaks about traumatic experiences he had been through in those prisons. Meanwhile, he is still trying to piece together his family story. Since he isn’t the only survivor there still were many hardships in the concentration camps that everyone had gone through, although this is one of millions of stories there is, it still gives you a clear example of what it was like to become one of “Hitler’s slaves”.
In the novel Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim experiences time differently from any other person. Instead of experiencing time in a linear fashion, Billy jumps randomly throughout all of the events in his life. It is this random experience of time that allows Vonnegut to enforce the themes of senseless violence and the illusion of choice. Billy first comes unstuck in time during his military service in World War II.
Much like money, time is a human construct. Human beings created the concept of time to organize the events of their lives in a continuous, chronological order. Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse Five, depicts a different interpretation of time and the organization of events in Billy Pilgrim’s life. Billy Pilgrim’s life is broken up into brief events, and Vonnegut writes the events out of chronological sequence, which adds a unique flair to an already distinctive work of literature. In addition, Vonnegut includes the Trafalmadore alien’s perception of time to further solidify the theme in his work.