Jeff Bussey had no idea how brutal war really was, and he certainly found out the hard way in Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith. Jeff thinks being a soldier would be fun and adventurous. He learns how cruel and brutal war really is, but he also finds love along the way. Harold Keith mixes fact with his story, and not his story with his fact. Which is a good thing.
True war stories are hard to tell, because of the guilt from things seen and those not seen. True stories do not allow the author to see things he never saw, so creating new images are necessary to create the story. True war stories are too subjective; even if it is true to someone it may not be true to the other.
Thinking about life, the eternal battle of bad versus good might come up. And why not? Life does have several ups and downs. Not everything goes as planned, yet, at times, happy endings simply happen to fall in your lap. It’s almost as if there is a balance; a cosmic scale of these two extremes, if you will. Symbolizing this train of thought is the letter “B,” not only is B the leading letter of balance, but the shape of the letter itself appears to be pools of good and bad tethered together.
On April 6, 1862 the Battle of Shiloh began and lasted for approximately a day and half; this battle was fought between General Albert Sidney Johnston and General Ulysses S. Grant and led to the South’s demise in the war. The battle site was named Shiloh due to the small church that stands in the middle of the battlefield. In this particular battle of the civil war, General Albert Sidney Johnston died. He was the highest ranking General of the civil war; on either side. General Ulysses S. Grant, and many others, considered this battle to be the bloodiest battle of the civil war.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point because of geography. Gettysburg was the confederacy’s northern attack. The Union campaign was a solid line while the Confederacy was a broken line (Document A). The map would show where and how the Union and Confederate forces moved (Document A). If a victory from General Robert E. Lee would have happened, it have broken the will to fight.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an excellent utopian/dystopian fictional story about a man who fights for the freedom to read. The government in this world has made almost every book (with a few exceptions) illegal. They have done this due to the contradictory ideas found in them. It was thought that all of the contradictions might confuse citizens on what is the truth and what isn’t. This book, along with being a utopian fiction, follows the Hero’s Journey archetype. Even though this book may not have purposely been made as an example of the Hero’s Journey the book and many others follow the paradigm. It may not be a perfect example, however, it definitely has it’s moments.
In “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong,” the protagonist is Fossie’s GIrlfriend, Mary Anne, who comes to the medical base in Vietnam to stay with Fossie. She comes very new and shiny and girly but then becomes dark and manly and obsessed with the war.
Communication is needed in any relationship whether it be romantic or platonic. Without communication, a relationship will inevitably collapse. Written by Bobbie Ann Mason, “Shiloh” depicts the troubled marriage of Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt, a couple whose relationship collapses due to a lack of communication. Leroy and Norma Jean are two contrasting characters who fail to resolve their differences through communication, creating tension between the two and leading to their ultimate divorce. Through the characterization of Leroy and Norma Jean and the depiction of a conflict between two spouses, Bobbie Ann Mason stresses that communication is key.
Composers of literary works often immerse their readers into a world of fictitious narratives and personalities. Although the majority of authors desire this immersion, communicating their stories is not ordinarily their only objective. Many novelists covet the notion of allowing their readers to discover a deeper meaning within their passages. Most notably, authors achieve this through implementation of literary constructs such as symbolism and allegory. One instance in which the audience is cognizant to such literary constructs is through Bobbie Ann Mason 's short story, "Shiloh". "Shiloh" affords readers a glimpse into her portrayal of symbolic allusions, specifically through her references of the log cabin, the dust ruffle, and the battleground at Shiloh.
Have you ever heard of the story the “Drummer Boy of Shiloh?” If you have you know the story. If you haven't then you should read it it's a good story. This story was written by Ray Bradbury . The story is a historical fiction and it is taken place at Owl Creek in Shiloh. The story is about a boy which is the drummer boy of the Confederates [which lead the surprise attack on the Union] who thinks he's not important to the war but he is what drives the soldier's courageous into battle.
Time is a hard set of rules, not a set of guidelines; it is set in stone, but, in an alternate reality, perhaps it can be changed. In this story, this premise is realized, and the result is nothing short of astounding. Humans aren't able to change time, if they could, disaster may ensue. In Ray Bradbury’s short story, “The Sound of Thunder,” the main character, Eckles, is murdered because of his own stupidity, the accumulated anger of his safari guide, and the effects he causes in this alternate timeline he arrived in. Eckels made very poor decisions while he was out on his safari, mistakes that would never be forgiven.
Terrible choices sometimes may effect the way history is changed, but could history change in a positive or negative way? Eckels was very rich man who did not use his money wisely, therefore he did everything to please himself. Being scared resulted in one of many ways that Eckels was killed. In Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder," the main character is murdered and the future is changed because of Eckels own absurdity, the anger of the safari guide, and the lax screening process of Safari, Inc. Because of Eckels poor decisions, his hunt lead to a tragic demise.
I chose to write my Response Essay on the story "Sonny's Blues" written by James Baldwin. In Sonny's Blues, the storyteller recounts the tale of his association with his sibling, Sonny. Sonny is a performer not able to get away from the ghetto. Disheartened by his sibling's suffering , the storyteller connects with him, yet discovers that Sonny's hurt powers his music. The narrator is a teacher in Harlem that has changed his life and got out of the ghetto where he grew up. He sees African American youths finding the points of confinement put on them by a supremacist society at the exact instant when they are finding their capacities. The narrator talks about his association with his more youthful sibling, Sonny. That relationship has traveled
In James Baldwin's short story, Sonny’s Blues, the reader should understand and visualize the historical context in order to understand the world being presented. The reader has to comprehend the harsh life of a male African-American who struggles with his dreams and drug addiction sometime around early 1957. I will discuss Baldwin's writing style, the life/value of an african american's life during this time, and the relationship between Sonny and his brother.