Without coming clean” (Wiesenthal 53). It indicates that Karl really sought for redemption before his final breathe. Simon became his last chance to make everything back into right track and requested a peaceful death. Another instance demonstrated Karl’s repentance was that he remembered he shot the family to death when they jumping out from the window of the burning house. That image remained in his mind and tortured him mentally until his very last second of life.
in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers. Moreover, this story underlines the importance at this time of the duty in terms of the family. In fact, Druse, a young man has to leave his family to defend his state and at the end of the story, he kills his father under the pressure of the duty. Then, we can say that the duty has clearly a destructive power over family and a negative impact on relationships and life. Indeed, family is less important than military duty at this
His big brother’s death symbolizes one of the most traumatic events in Robert’s life that helps him wake up and realize the reality of life. At the end of the story Robert observes, “He is buried in the cemetery out back. Years have passed-we are living in the future, and it's turned out differently from what we'd planned” (Cunningham 242). After his brother’s death Robert is able to come to the conclusion that not everything is fun and games because every action has consequences. His big brother took many risks that eventually caught up with him, leading him to his death.
As mentioned and explained in the documentary about Don McCullin, he was shot in Cambodia when he was trying to capture photographs, with this Nikon blocking the bullet. This shows the physical pain he was in, as for an amount of time, he wasn’t able to continue photographing until he was properly healed. This shows how he would do anything, even if it meant that he would be in danger to get the photographs during the war in Cambodia. Kevin Carter faced the same pain as Don McCullin because he committed suicide at the age of 33, "I am haunted by the vivid memories of killing and corpses and anger and pain... of starving or wounded children" this not only shows that he face physical pain from committing suicide but also emotional traumas as he had images and memories of the things that happened throughout the years of him being a war photographer. Therefore, the amount of pain Don McCullin and Kevin Carter was in, proved that overcoming barriers and problems, increases possibilities in other people’s lives, as it gives them an insight of what happens in wars as well it allows them to learn to be appreciative over the things that others have done which made them know the things they know
Unfortunately, the ones suffering are not just the people at war, it is also their families. They go through the same bloody path as their loved ones. Every survivor is getting haunted by the burden of killing. In a short story “Stop the Sun,” by Gary Paulsen, a thirteen-year old boy named Terry, whose father has a psychological disorder known as the Vietnam Syndrome, wants to know why his father acts in such a weird way. Throughout the story, Terry understands that words can not show experiences; furthermore, he learns to accept people even if they have disorders.
her father went through a lot, he lost his brothers to the comrades that followed after the dictator and after the fear they created that followed him. To him his brothers blood is on his hands and that is an image and feeling that no one can ever erase. Her father feared anyone in uniforms which is reasonable after everything he been through. As crazy as it may be, fear is what actually helped him adapt. Fear helped him because it allowed him to realize the difference between the two countries especially since he been trying to protect his family and watching his wife and children grow since being in
Accepting people for who they are might be difficult, but the least we could do is try to understand them. In the “Stop the Sun” by Gary Paulsen this is shown to us through the character of Terry Erickson. Terry is a thirteen year old boy whose father has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Terry 's father had fought in the Vietnam War and the PTSD he has causes him to have flashbacks of the war. Terry Struggles to find out the cause of his father’s disorder, therefore he is unable to accept him.
When his father explained that he murdered wellington, Chris lost his mind. He confesses, “QUOTE”(122). Christopher’s response to his father’s action symbolizes what conflict does to him. When something bad happens to Christopher he cannot deal with it, ruining his mindset. Not to mention his relationship with his father.
The story “Stop the Sun” by Gary paulsen shows the effects of war. The story shows the negative side effects on terry’s father and that his father is trying to protect terry from knowing the truth about war. His father said “you can’t know this his father said, after a time you can’t know this thing”(pg 107). His father is trying to protect his son from being tortured by his memory from the war. This is important because he wants to protect his family.
That's true with Alfred from,The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. He had some rough times in his life. He had to overcome watching his uncle Farrell get killed right in front of him and he was his only living relative which, also ties in with Alfred having to go to a new house and meeting new people which was hard for him. Then after his relative died he started to become friend with a guy named Bennacio which lasted a little bit till the enemy who stole the sword Alfred was sworn to protect to killed Bennacio, that hurt him