In the memoir Night by Eliezer Wiesel, the relationship between a father and son changes drastically from being distant toward each other to not wanting to spend a minute apart from one another. After being separated from the rest of their family forever, all Elie and his father had were each other. While being beaten, struck ,abused, and starved while in camp, Elie and his father formed a protective bond with each other. They also soon became each other 's motive to live as Elie stated having his father by his side was “the only thing stopping [him from giving up]” (92). Another example of the change in their relationship was Mr. Wiesel’s lack of affection towards his son at the beginning compared to the end.
Throughout the book Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy face many obstacles that they must face and overcome. Dally obstacles were the Socs, jail, and Johnny, and although he could survive the Socs and jail, he couldn't survive the death of his “brother”. Johnny’s obstacles were the Socs and self - esteem, and in the end he is able to overcome his struggles with the Socs. Last Ponyboys obstacles were his brother, and the Socs, throughout the book you will notice that Ponyboy believes his brother hates him. In truth his brother loves him a lot, but Ponyboy does not realize this until something traumatizing hits his life and shows him everything he has taken for granted.
Huck is a round character because he undergoes a drastic transformation due to many conflicts that he experiences throughout the novel. From a social outcast he becomes a kind of hero. Due to the impossibility of elaborating every detail of this complex character, this thesis focuses only in some aspects of his character.
Black boy novel shows a long life of poverty, sorrow and pain for Richard who is the main figure in the novel and also the narrator in the main time so the writer here in the novel is telling us about his own life through playing two roles in the novel being a narrator and the main character in it. Black boy novel is an autobiography for Richard Right’s life as his dad left him during his childhood and his mother suffered from illness most of her life. All his relatives like uncles and aunts tried to bring him up properly but they failed as he liked to live his life as he like, so, he did everything bad in his life during his childhood as he learnt how to fight, moreover, he learnt how to drink alcohols. After all, he was a naughty boy.
So all it includes in the story might not be fair when we see from a woman's point of view. The writer mentioned many demands of women and men in the relationship. In my view I felt that the writer could not prove some point. He mentioned men want fairness. But as far as I know women try to do things more fairly in the relationship.
World War I completely destroyed the lives of many people. Men who just got out of high school got tricked into going into the military and fighting for their country. The fear of being killed in battle lingered in the hearts of many soldiers, young men dying from different diseases and horrible living conditions, and dealing with the loss of their mates in the army. War completely changed their view on life altogether as they sought different ways to survive. Mentally and physically they were drained, from the exhausting training they were ordered to do early in the morning, to feeling intense emotions of fear, loneliness, and sorrow.
“And be one traveler/ long I stood and looked down one as far as I could.” (3-4) This means that the man was looking down each of paths to see if he could see the end if one path would be better to take then the other. “My Way” is more of a reflection on the life of the man who is getting older and telling us how he lived a life of his own and took his own path. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” it is more about telling other people to take their own path rather than describing it from a person 's live.
After Rwanda and seeing so many people die, Dallaire is no longer who he used to be which slowly destroys his home and work environment. Joseph and Dallaire have both lost their ability to be normal due to the gruesomeness of war. War inevitably brings loss from all angles. There are an infinite number of things war does to a person, country, or soldier.
Hopelessness is a common feeling among people today due to a number of controlling figureheads, such as parents, governments or boss, in everyday life. Nobody understands this hopelessness better than the protagonist in The Colour Purple, by Alice Walker, who struggles with finding her independence in a world of controlling men and no imagination of a better future. At first, the protagonist, Celie, obeys an abusive husband, and never fights back because she has no role models to teach her otherwise. However, as independent, strong women are introduced into her life, Celie begins to understands a life where she follows her dreams and live by her own rules. Finally, following the example of her role models, Celie is inspired to become an independent businesswoman with a healthy view of self-worth.
Although most were young men when they joined the fighting forces, the agony of war aged them, rendering them as “set-smiling corpses” (24). Additionally, Owen elaborates his criticisms of how the English government forces young men to endure bloody war: “Snatching after us who smote them, brother, pawing us who dealt them war and madness” (27-28). War has left them haunted with memories of dead comrades and turns even the most beautiful phenomenons into “a blood-smear” (21). His diction and imagery of the mentally wounded men paint them as creatures. “Smile” discusses the general public’s views on the after-effect of war and contrasts them with soldiers’ perspective.
In the painting, Macke uses dark colors to describe the grim mood of fear and anxiety many people were feeling when the war dragged on longer than they expected. The people do not have faces to express their emotions towards the war. They are blank. Sadly, Macke died in battle in the second month of the war in September 1914. ("August Macke Biography")
Individuals are consistently pressured by gender expectations within societies, predominantly in rural towns during the 1960’s. Silvey’s utilisation of characterisation and point of view of Charlie Bucktin presents the traditional gender roles in Jasper Jones, set in Australia during the 1960’s. As Charlie prepares himself to set foot on a journey with Jasper Jones, he noted his appearances and display of femininity: “…the application of pansy footwear, is my first display of girlishness… I jog back with as much masculinity as I can muster, which even in the moonlight must resemble something of an arthritic chicken.” This excerpt shows that Charlie is challenged by Corrigan’s gender expectation of masculinity.
From what we have learned in class about the 1950’s, it is clear to say that this period stands out for being the dawning of a greater desire for masculinity for men as the war time had produced a change in gender dynamics due to the unavailability of men to do jobs that were then given to women. Hence, upon their return, men, began to produce these feelings of masculinity because of the changes that had been put in place along with the hardship of returning to regular life during the postwar time. This also made them develop a desire to define their role in the modern family, which lead them to begin marrying women. These ideas lead into the gender roles set up by society and its citizens during this time. Moreover, from these ideas we obtained
Discourses have far reaching effect on how we as humans discuss and experience our bodies. The discourse of normalcy has produced a socially constructed body that either fits or deviates from the socially constructed norm. This results in categorization and stigmatization of individuals based on whether they have more “normal” or “abnormal” traits. Normalcy causes people to continually and meticulously analyze their body, producing discomfort and desire to change. The discourse of gender tightly regulates how and when males and females discuss their bodies.