The bluntness of the introduction of Ted Lavender’s death shows how sudden his death was and how death was an ordinary occurrence in the Vietnam war. Ted Lavender’s death plays a significant role in the novel. He carried tranquilizers and extra ammunition as precaution and a way to calm himself; however, he was still killed. His death is ironic because the items that were meant to protect him ended up weighing him down, which made him fall quicker when he was killed. This shows how no object could prevent the soldiers from dying and how death was a worry constantly on the soldiers
Followed by another explanation “In the midst of evil want to be good man. You want decency. You want justice and courtesy and human concord, things you never knew you wanted.” He explains himself so he won't sound crazy; he says that after battle he always felt alive because knowing that he was so close to death made him want to be a better man. In the face of death he wanted to atone for his sins and try to live another day.
His parents had thrown him party as they were very proud of their son at the time. His parents then also offered to buy him a brand new car. Chris drove an old yellow Datsun, A car most teenagers wouldn’t want anything to do with but to Chris he would have it no other way. On top of his love for his car Chris felt strongly about self-entitlement and working for what you have, because of this he saw the gift of a new car as his parents way of trying to buy his freedom and condescend him. “-a car that I am strongly attached to-yet they ignore what I say and think I’d actually accept a new car from them!
What we can’t agree on is whether or not Billy Budd should be hanged for killing Claggart. I think that Billy Budd should be hanged for three reasons. The Royal Navy must keep order in their ranks. Claggart 's life and dreams are gone. Captain Vere’s lifestyle and reputation are at risk.
E.M. Remarque portrays death gradually enveloping the body of Franz Kemmerich in his novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”. Paul stands by his friend Kemmerich’s side as death works its way through his body, to not only comfort him during his final hours, but also to retrieve his expensive boots. Paul was detached from natural emotions, as he was not mournful or depressed while at his old friend’s death bed, but instead felt that letting go of his companion was only “a bit difficult” (25). As soldiers in the war these boy’s emotions became altered, and made abnormal. After watching his friend die, Paul ran to Kimmerich to “give him the boots” (28).
Sauce’s home country. He confesses that he wants to go back but is forced to stay because of the love and the support he has for his son. This emotion and idea about his son and allowing him to reach his full potential, is described beautifully when Mr. Sauce shows his struggle and sacrifice by saying he wishes to goes back but it would be like clipping his son’s “wings”. This simile compares his son to an eagle or a bird who at his full potential will spread his wings and fly but if he were to go back to his home country, he would be clipping his son’s wings off and ending his dreams, desires, and goals in life. This personally stood out to me as my father, also an immigrant, had to go through the same struggle for us, his children and family, to have a better life.
Simple Discussion on Happiness and Death Although many may see Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five as dark and dismal, he writes about nice moments that happen between the time of birth and death through the eyes of the weirdly optimistic character Billy Pilgrim. Most think of time as a linear timeline with everything moving in one direction towards an end goal, which for living creatures seems to be death. Whenever someone thinks of death it’s hard for them to not also talk about time and how much they have left. If time and death are interconnected, who’s to say that’s not such a bad thing after all?
Stephen Crane does insert other examples of symbolism throughout the book. For example, the dead man that Henry sees as he flees from battle represents the inconstant life and death. The corpse, covered with crawling ants, gave Henry the opportunity to consider the fact that nature did not care about the low soldiers, and that death could come to a person no matter how brave. Also in chapter four of this book two examples of similes show up. " They mouthed rumors that had flown like birds out of the unknown."
Michael, Do we purposely post or openly discuss things that are offensive or hurtful to you, openly criticize you, your family, or the Liberal, Progressive policies and the idiocy associated with those beliefs and policies? That flag, by the way, is a battle flag, even warriors have respect for one another after the battle is over. Nations pause to bury the dead and return the remains of the deceased. When Robert E. Lee left that day with his sidearm and his horse, even General Grant had the decency and respect to let the defeated South keep what dignity remained.
For example, the Tom Robinson plots “mockingbird” is on page 254 when Scout describes Mr. Underwood’s explanation of Tom’s death in The Maycomb Tribune, “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” (This shows that) Mr. Underwood explained Tom’s death so that children could understand how bad it was that he, a cripple, was shot. (This also shows that) Tom was a metaphorical mockingbird who did nothing wrong, did nothing to harm people, and died because of a white mans word against his.
Seeing how fast people were dying, Nelson demanded to the Captain of Marines, to disperse his men around the ship. For some reason, Nelson thought he was going to die in this battle, he made it obvious and took the time to say bye to all of his loved ones. Consequently, the Victory and the Redoubtable collided together and leaving little to no space between both ships. The Redoubtable closed the gun ports to avoid the French marines from accessing the boat.
He says that at this moment the mortgage is a burden, he wants to get rid of the expense, free himself of the dream he dreamed not so long ago, breaking free from the property, from hunting for his own survival, from the forest, from his freedom. He yearns to feel free, to enjoy life after 10 years of intense work, a kind of bondage. I understand. And how (another sip of vodka). “Take another sip of vodka, dad,” says our son, hoping that Alan will stop bugging, lol.
One response, from the newspaper writer/editor, Mr. Underwood, highlights what some of the few progressive residents stand for, all with some underlying symbolism. “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children” (Lee 323). In this quote readers see how Lee uses a very minor character, who is white, to represent the feelings of some of Maycomb’s residents. Additionally, this is relevant to the theme because few people would be surprised if Tom Robinson’s death wasn’t even mentioned, and yet Mr. Underwood subjects his readers to a most poetic interpretation of Tom Robinson’s death, which he believes shouldn’t have happened. Additionally, one can assume that Mr. Underwood likens Tom’s death to the death of a mockingbird (a songbird) as it is stated earlier in the book, by Ms. Maudie, that “ …’they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.
The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon, is a book about an African-American pre-teen named Samuel Childs, who is living in 1960s Chicago. The quote: “Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is acting even though you’re afraid,” can relate to this book. Throughout the book, Sam faces the realization that his childhood is leaving him. So, as an effort to become an adult, Sam feels that he must be brave, even though he is scared of what could happen to him.
Suspense of Owl Creek Ridge Bierce has a great way of demonstrating suspense. In this short story Bierce illustrates the imagination of one man just as he is about to relinquish his life. Bierce is emphasizing that this man is trying to develop a new way of thinking to get his mind off what is actually happening. I gleaned from this story that it is suspenseful, questionable, and fearful.