Although they were tired from the voyage, they had to immediately begin building homes. In his book, Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford mentions that they arrived to an area where there was no place for them to unwind after their voyage, “... they had now no friends to welcome them nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies; no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor” (holt 123). They did not have friends to salute them and the natives in that area were inhospitable. There was very little food during winter. Most Puritans would starve due to food shortages.
Everyone needs to experience hopelessness in order to find hope because it plays an essential part of life to have hope. Without hope, nothing would be accomplished nor would anyone want to accomplish them, for without hope, there will only anticipation for failure. Two different stories talk about two different young men with one thing in common; they find hope after leading a hopeless life. The main character from Alexie’s The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian feels like nothing, a nobody due to his birth defects and the lack of hope throughout the reservation he lives on. After finding inspiration from one of many mentors, he leaves the reservation which starts his journey to finding hope, just like the main character in Vonnegut’s short story ,”The Boy Nobody Could Handle”.
He didn’t know how to communicate with others very well because he had been without it for so long. He was still determined to deliver the box but didn’t know how. He still had not opened it because that would ruin the complete 5 years he saved it for. He followed the address on the box, but when he arrived on the farm no one was home. He left the box on the porch of the farmhouse and left a note that stated “This box saved my life.”
The camps that the Nisei’s were sent to were not pleasant for them. The camps had no air conditioning, heating, water, or plumbing. They were built quickly therefore not sturdy or clean. They were located in deserts and sand would get through the holes overnight. The Nisei’s at the camp did not have good food because they were eating what the army ate and it was not what they were used to
On a foggy, fall morning sand filled the air which was no different from any other day in Oklahoma. There was no sign of sunlight for many miles. Houses that my friends once lived in were demolished by tractors,hoping mine wouldn’t be next. Unfortunately,soon it would be demolished. My friends have left their houses and moved to open land because of the Great Depression.
The belief is that the Israelites’ dwelled in these wobbly sukkot while living in the merciless desert: they ”dwelled in a wretched place, a place with no grain or figs or vines or pomegranates" (Numbers 20:5). The use of sukkot goes back in time when people built them to escape pulsating hot temperatures during summer seasons. Sukkot provided them with comforting and cooling shades as well as a breezy shelter, but in winter seasons were abandoned by their former dwellers. To fully understand its meaning, many valuable texts refer to it as a symbol of delicacy and instability, and in the Book of Jobs it is said: "The house he built is like a bird's nest, like the sukka a watchman makes. He lies down a rich man, with his wealth intact; when he opens his eyes it is gone" (Job 27:18).
Josh Koepp Mrs. Peterson AP English IV September 2nd In the novel “Brave New World” Aldous Huxley writes about the perfect world where everyone is happy. Brave New World contains multiple different scenarios that contain alienation and other forms of isolation. John is an outsider in both the reservation as well as the World State which causes the reader to realize he is the most rejected character in the book.
My family seemed to always be on the unjust side of things. In 2014 both of my parents lost their jobs. While my dad regained work quickly my mother did not. Though she was previously only earning minimum wage it was a boost of income our family needed. My brother was in need of double valve transplant shortly after my parents job fiasco, but we were unable to to pay for it.
He had a father, a mother, and three sisters. His mother Sarah, and his younger sister Tzipora had the life snuffed out of their bodies slowly because they were not able to work, and therefore unable to live. And then there was his father, Shlomo. His father was his life source. He was Elie’s only reason not to throw himself into the sharp electric wire aligning the walls of the prison they were stuck in.
Elie Wiesel goes through 2 years of inhumane treatment, but always looks forward, because he has his father. When the Holocaust starts to come to an end, his father dies from Dysentery, leaving Elie lifeless. Although, through all that hardship, he recovers and that family bond can preserve sanity, and never to give up on life. When Elie endured all of this, usually people lose their sanity, but not Elie, for he had his father through most of it. This quote shows that without his father, the only family he had left, he was just an empty shell.
In both books Bound by Donna Jo Napoli and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park the main characters Salva and Xing Xing have doubts about father figures in their lives. In Salva’s circumstance, his Uncle, halfway through their journey, tells Salva that he will not stay with him. Salva realizes he will no longer have any biological family with him anymore. He feels betrayed and is lonely for a while after his Uncle’s decision. Shortly thereafter, Uncle is brutally shot and murdered leaving him is alone again.