The concept of journey is a thematic element often used in literature. In Three Day Road the author, Joseph Boyden, uses the motif of journey to show transformation in the three main characters. As a part of this motif a character must go on a journey and face hardships in an attempt to reach their goal. This novel follows the main character, Xavier and his time at the front line in World War 1. The point of view switches between Xavier, who tells about his time at war with his deceased friend Elijah, and Niska, Xavier’s aunt and a windigo killer, who tells about her life and Xavier’s childhood.
The central character in the novel Kindred by Octavia Butler is Dana, an African American woman who lives in Los Angeles, California. Throughout the novel, Dana travels through time multiple times to pre-Civil War Maryland. Readers first witness Dana being transported when she is assisting a young boy in a river bank in Los Angeles. In the instance Dana is met with the re-memory of her ancestors. As she is transported back to the South, she arrives every time to save the life of a younger white boy who is named Rufus Weylin.
Army Acting Assistant Surgeon on General Rufus Saxton's staff, and Esther became a teacher of freedmen, both civilian and military, with the National Freedmen's Relief Association. It is at this point that Esther's diary begins. Gerald Schwartz has divided this book into three major parts the foreword in which the Hawks's early lives are sketched; the diary, from three composition books which were salvaged from trash in 1975 (Schwartz thinks there is a fourth diary volume, but it has not turned up) and covering the period from October 1862 to November 1866; and an afterword in which he describes Esther's and Milton's respective careers in medicine, business, and reform from the end of the diary until their deaths in the early 1900s. The editor has carefully footnoted all three parts. The entries in the diary cover Esther Hawks's several teaching and administrative assignments—her medical practice was very limited in the Sea Islands, including Hilton Head Island, Florida mainly Jacksonville, and Charleston, South Carolina.
In works, such as A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, the characters are soldiers. For instance, in A Farewell to the Arms, the protagonist,Frederic Henry, was an American soldier who fought for Italy (Church 59). In the passage, Henry is an ambulance driver who is always in and out of combat zone. During the war, Frederic was injured in the knee by a mortar, which changed his life. Most importantly, the story of the protagonist is similar to Ernest Hemingway life story with him being injured in a war which had an major impact.
The Last of the Mohicans is a novel about last people in Mohican tribe by James Cooper. The novel’s context is the war time between French and British army with the existence of many African American tribes and American Indian tribes. Major Duncan Heyward, who was in the English army, transported Cora and Alice Munro – daughters of English General Colonel Munro to a safe place at Fort William Henry. On their way, they met three Mohicans who were Chingachgook, Hawkeye – an adopted son of Chingachgook, and Uncas – Chingachgook’s son. They joined together to reach their destination.
She had took him to many doctors appointments, and everything for the study. So when her professor begun talking about the HeLa cells, it sparked a similarity with her own father. In Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 tribute, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, to reveal the troubles the Lacks family had finding out information of a deceased love one, whose cells have contributed to medical history. Throughout her writing Rebecca uses a southern vernacular, to help re-create the time with Henrietta Lacks family.
In most of the novel, Fadiman alternates between the specific story of Lia and her family and the general history of the Hmong. She begins at the very beginning of Lia’s story and she tries her best to date the Hmong as far back in history as possible. In comparison, both elements of the story have three main elements: suffering, struggle, and survival. In particular, intense moments of both mental and physical suffering are observed in these parallel stories. Lia clearly endures physical suffering from her violent seizures and the Hmong who had to flee their home country had to walk for miles at a time in large packs.
O 'Briens Novel "The Things they Carried" contains twenty two short stories some of these are fiction and some falling in the category memoir or nonfiction." The Things They Carried functions as an account of the experience of a dozen American solderis as they endured their tour of duty in vietanm war" (82).In Obriens writing "The Things They Carried" O 'brien makes sure he itemizes everything they carried into battle going from the gear they were carrying to the emotions such as fear guilt and shame. In this short story Obrien writes about his squad that mirrored his own when he was over there in Vietnam.The Letuinet of the entire company Jimmy Cross who is over come with guilt because he belive he is the one to blame over the death of Kiowa and Ted Lavender. Kiowa which was one of O 'Brien 's closest friends. Kiowa’s death was the result when the company mistakenly camps in a sewage field which become the focus point of three stories.
“He traveled widely through Europe and the Middle East with his family during the late 1860s and early 1870s, once living with a host family in Germany for five months. In 1876, he entered Harvard College, where he studied a variety of subjects, including German, natural history, zoology, forensics, and composition. He also continued his physical endeavors, taking on boxing and wrestling as new pursuits” ("Theodore Roosevelt: Life Before the Presidency"). As he traveled to those foreign countries, he saw many sights which changed his perspective on the world. During his college years at Harvard, he shifted from wanting to be a scientist, then a lawyer, then finally decided to go into politics, and that was a rewarding final change.
From eighteen sixty two to eighteen sixty five, she worked for the Union as a cook, nurse, scout and a spy (EncyclopediaBritanica.com). Tubman worked as a nurse during the war, trying to heal the sick. Many people in the hospital died from dysentery, a disease associated with terrible diarrhea (AmericasLibrary.gov). As a nurse, Harriet dispersed herbal remedies for black and white men (nwhm.org). She served more than three years as a nurse in Florida and the Carolinas (History.com).
Further heavy action for the regiment commenced during the first week of August at the battle of Amiens, where the concerted efforts of cavalry, when armoured tanks were effectively employed. Percy Harradine served in France with the Strathcona’s horse regiment, and as the elder sibling, he may have ‘claimed’ his younger brother to serve alongside him. Although the War Office knew brothers from the same families were dying together in action, it remained a common practice of the army for a brother to claim a younger brother, the custom was eventually terminated. Edith May Harradine sent word to Harradine that during September she had given birth to their first child, Jessie May Harradine, named for his mother. Leslie Harradine transferred to the Strathcona’s horse regiment, 24th September 1918, and recorded on the regiment’s strength on the 25th September
He then entered MMI (Marion Military Institute) in Marion, Alabama that same fall he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December 1942. He then attended boot camp at the recruit depot in San Diego, California. Boot camp for Marines is the longest and the toughest military branch out of the five branches if you consider the Coast guard a military branch. Marine Corps boot camp will test you both mentally and physically through 13 weeks of strenuous obstacle courses and many sleepless nights in order to mentally prepare Marines for future assignments that they may encounter. After successfully completing boot camp comes MOS training (Military Occupational Specialty) this is where Marines gain their knowledge within the field they choose to pursue.
Horizon NJ Health 210 Silvia St Ewing Township, NJ 08628 October 17, 2017 T’Azjsha Hart 432 Manheim Avenue Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302 Re: Kevin Hall OMNIA: Plan A 00-9550 Dear Horizon NJ Health, I am writing on behalf of my patient, Kevin Hall to document the medical necessity of a well-trained Service Dog for the needed support of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This letter provides information of patient’s diagnoses and enforces why a service dog would provide Kevin Hall with efficient support. 33 year old Kevin Hall has been in the U.S. Army for three years. During his line of duty he has developed and is currently diagnosed with severe PTSD. PTSD is a post traumatic, anxiety disorder (Canines4hope, 2012).
Guest Speaker Ivan Bozanic Draft 2 Ivan’s wife, children and grand-children insisted he write a book so that his entire family would know his story of where he came from before arriving in Australia at the age of 17 in October 1949. He wrote his autobiography titled, ‘Before and After Bonegilla.’ Prior to WW2 Bonegilla was a huge army training centre; it is situated near the Snowy Mountains in the Albury Wodonga area. In 1948 it was converted into a migrant centre to accommodate refugees from Europe. Ivan came from the Dalmatian Island Vis, formerly Yugoslavia, now Croatia; it is about 73 nautical miles from the coast of Italy. The Bozanics were one of the earliest families on the island.
In the book, Soldier Boys, by Dean Hughes two boys who are on opposite sides of the war tell their struggles and stories of battle in the War and how their two different lives collide together. The author of the book, Dean Hughes, has spent 7 years doing research on World War II and finding information about the war. Dean Hughes has interviewed war veterans, studied newspapers that were written in the time of World War II, and read hundreds of books like, “The Burden of Hitler 's Legacy” by Alfons Hecks to help his understanding of this time period and events. With all this information and facts he collected, he wrote the book, Soldier Boys. The years that World War II took place was in between 1939 to 1945 and around those years the holocaust