In the japanese pow camps the prisoners had to go through random torture, forced labor in terrible conditions, malnutrition, people dying everywhere, and something the prisoners called “give-up-itus.” Give-up-itus was when a person stopped caring about anything; they just did what they were told until they were overworked and/or murdered. (Evelyn Spence pg.
How could soup taste good after watching someone die? The prisoners had seen and experienced so much brutality, endured repeated beatings, and humiliated beyond imagination, so one more death did not affect them. Their emotions hardened to the point of being non-existent… or so they thought. Although the prisoners seemed hardened and unaffected by death, a different hanging did deeply affect them. In this hanging, three individuals are condemned to die, one of them was a young child with “the face of a sad angel,” for sabotaging an electric power station (Wiesel 60).
The time spent imprisoned by the Japanese, the suffering stripped both Louie and his friend Phil’s dignity away. Soon after landing in the Marshall islands, Phil and Louie were imprisoned and tormented. It started with eating off the ground, “...Louie crawled about their cells, picking up slivers of biscuit and putting them into their mouths” (Hillenbrand 185). The Japanese believed being captured by the enemy is a man without his dignity. As a result of
“Demons” by Imagine Dragons and Night by Elie Wiesel share one important thing in common and that is conflict, as you can see in the song “Demons” and the book Night they both closely share a same conflict which is greed. Greed is within everyone no matter their personality. And once greed takes over we all do the worst kinds of things. Such as “Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me...you’re killing your father...I have bread...for you too...for you too…” “When they withdrew, there were two dead bodies next to me, the father and the son, I was sixteen.”(Wiesel) This shows how the mood of this quote and the mood of the “Demons” are identical and how they both add up to being related to the whole mood in the thesis, even the sweetest people (the son, and the father) will do the worst kinds of things just because greed is within them and always will be.
Martin Luther King effectively appeals to the emotion of the clergymen with his usage of parallelism, which repeats the structure and adds great emphasis. King repeatedly uses words such as “you”, “your” and “when”, “But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society”. His parallelism in this part emphasizes the atrocities that African Americans suffered at the time, and persuades the clergymen to sympathize for what African Americans had suffered. The repetition in the
John Steinbeck used repetition to display the realities of the men be destroyed time after time while chasing their dreams. In the story, John Steinbeck uses repetition to show the internal and external problems created by the same idea in the story. In chapter five, Lennie goes on to cause more problems unintentionally, he killed his puppy unknowing it would die because “[he] didn’t bounce [it] hard” (Steinbeck 85). In chapter five he also killed Curley’s wife while playing with her hair, once he let go of her “she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck 91). John Steinbeck used repetition in the killings caused by Lennie to show how he unintentionally did it.
These two poems are about conflict and express the feelings and emotions of anger and violence, the reader can see this in some of the quotes “in all my dreams before my helpless sight” the reader can see the emotions in helpless sight. Mametz wood and Dulce et decorum Est include death. In mametz wood farmers are said to have found them “the wasted young turning up under plough blades” and in Dulce et decorum Est it has a more painful death by gas “as under a green sea, I saw him drowning” Wilfred Owen is describing a man dying of gas “he plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.” Both of the poems include militaristic words, in Mametz wood and Dulce et decorum Est it was a very brutal war “Twenty men buried in one long grave” this quote
Homer shows how Odysseus feels the pain of the journey strongly when his men are being devoured by the deadly man eating whirlpool, Charybdis.“She ate them as they shrieked there, in her den, in the dire grapple, reaching still for me- and deathly pity ran through me at that sight- far the worst I have ever suffered…”(Lines 821-825). As his men were being consumed by Charybdis, Odysseus realized that the journey would be more painful than expected. Odysseus also felt the grieving emotional pain of the journey when he watched his men face their inevitable deaths. “ No sooner had I caught the sight of our black hull, than the savory of burnt fat eddied around me; grief took hold of me and I cried aloud…”(895-898). After Odysseus’s men's stupidity, greed, and foolishness gets them killed, he learns that others actions and decisions may cause some terrible, long lasting grief.
Because about 3 months before their internment, Japan itself did attack a harbor, destroying ships, ruining a lot of people’s lives, breaking FDR’s heart down. During this internment, Japanese people, except those who lived in Hawaii, treated in a most badly way. There’s an attitude in some Americans that discriminated someone by their races, so then some people hated Japs, because they’re Asians. “Propaganda began to spread that Japanese-American fishing boat “will sow mines across the entrance of our ports…. Japanese farmers … will send their peas and potatoes and squash full of arsenic to the markets.” One California barbershop offered “free shaves for Japs” but was not responsible for
That’s nice,’ and he stroked harder … She jerked sideways, and Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on...And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck…For a second he was bewildered. And then he whispered in fright, ‘I done a bad thing’” (Steinbeck 91).Furthermore, Lennie’s sin was a result from temptation which came from Curley’s wife. In Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife acted as a “serpent” who tempted Lennie to make bad decisions. The temptation worked as Lennie had killed Curley’s wife. In result, he was killed from the negative effect that came afterwards since Curley was
A new book written by Jonathan Clements outlines the arrival of Christianity to Japan and the horrific suffering of believerss at the hand of their Japanese persecutors in the 1600s. “Christ’s Samurai” details how the early Christians in Japan were heavily persecuted by the government in an attempt to eradicate the faith. In his new book, British non-fiction author Jonathan Clements describes how some of the early believers were branded with hot irons, immersed in boiling water, and crucified by the shogun’s forces, Japan Times relays. Some of the gruesome acts done to the Christians included attaching straw coats to them and setting them on fire. Clements also tells the story of a pregnant woman who was kept in a cage while being submerged.
The “Student Resources in Context” article entitled “Nicholas II” begins with a some facts about Nicholas II and his reign along with a brief timeline of his life. The article then sets up Nicholas II’s reign explaining the situation Russia was in and the death of his father. It then describes all the negative qualities of Nicholas II at that point that contributed to his eventual failure in ruling Russia. Immediately into Nicholas II’s reign at his coronation ceremony disaster ensued as members huge crowd trampled each other trying to get food. Nicholas refused to give up any of his power and Russia rushed into a war against Japan which brought Russia far more pain.
Like in the quote, the child died because the woman’s illness got worse, people can lie about themselves anytime, so a background check would be very useful. Also, other foster parents may have anger issues, have a past of domestic abuse or other problematic issues. Stories are told about the horrors of living with abusive people in the article “The Horror Stories These,” this article has the different perspectives of how the children have suffered, the article states, “staying with a racist foster father who saw him hanging out with a black friend, he beat James, drug him outside, clasped a dog collar around my neck, and cuffed his hand to a Confederate flag rail in front of the doghouse. He left James outside overnight in the cold of December with no clothes,” (Simon, 2014). This clearly illustrates, how this foster father treated this child as an animal for spending time with a colored person.
Force of the Strong, Abuse of the Weak “The Japanese roasted their captives over fires, poured kerosene over them and set them on fire, burned them with chemicals, tortured them or cut them to pieces”(“Japan Captures Nanjing”). Like this brutality and the use of fear and coercion on prisoners in WWII be seen reflected in William Golding 's novel, “The Lord of the Flies”. This fear and brutality can be recognized in many WWII events including the Nazi Concentration Camps, The Rape of Nanking, the American Japanese Internment Camps and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In these first three events brutal torture, rape and removal of prisoner’s personal possessions all occurred. These prisoner were of the enemy race.