The novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien uses many effective rhetorical strategies throughout. In the chapter On the Rainy River, Tim O’Brien tells the audience a story he has never told anybody. Not even his parents, siblings or wife. He narrates the events and emotions that he experienced after receiving a war draft notice during the summer of 1968. O’Brien is ashamed about how he dealt with the notice and he feels as though he is “too good” to go to war.
In doing so the characters were punished for not conforming to both the school of Welton and their parents. In the movie many characters showed traits of transcendentalism, for example Neil Perry showed many signs of nonconformity towards his father by not listening to his command to become a doctor. Knox Overstreet showed during the film human potential by trying to believe in himself and trying to get a girl from another school. Finally Todd Anderson who experienced truth through observation by attending the Dead Poets meeting and later by joining the activities the Society does. If you look hard enough in any book,movie, or play you will always find some form of transcendentalism every single time and that will never change.
For example, in the movie Freak and Max never go to daycare together which causes the parents to never know each other. Another point is, Max never got the ornithopter out of the tree in the beginning of the movie which made a symbol at the end of the movie for letting go of Freak and not a bond for their friendship in the beginning. Which causes the friendship to start off on the wrong foot. Also, in the movie Freak pays Max to go to the fireworks which changes the knowledge of some characters. In conclusion, Max's friendship with Kevin makes a huge difference in the plot because if one thing in their friendship changes it slows down the friendship or accelerates the friendship.
For me, Reverend Hale is a good foil for John Proctor. They both get much experience during their journey, but from the opposite starting point. John Proctor isn’t sure what to think and don’t know what to do because he can’t decide what is right or wrong. So he doesn’t care. Then John Proctor realizes that everything is a lie and get the truth to everybody.
The significant external conflict that Ed Handby has is with George Willard. The quotes, “George Willard, who was in Ed Handby’s mind the only obstacle to his getting Belle Carpenter,” (110) and “You stay away from that kid,’ he growled, thinking of George Willard,” (112) explains why there was conflict between Ed Handby and George Willard even though they never met in the story. Since Belle used George Willard in order to make sure what Handby’s sincerity is, in Handby’s point of view, he thought that George was his rival and his obstacle of getting to Belle. In addition, at the end of the story, “Three times the young reporter sprang at Ed Handby and each time the bartender, catching him by the shoulder, hurled him back into the bushes.
‘It was all right to shut him up, Mr Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal’ p.12 Boo has been shut inside for 20 years, the stories about him are greatly exaggerated, for example Jem’s description of him ‘judging from his tracks’ p.14. Having been kept inside for that long it would not be surprising to find that he suffers from anxiety when in company. ‘Dill left us in early September to return to Meridian’ p.17 Dill is only with them outside of school term times. In a sense he becomes a means within the plot to allow Jem and Scout to communicate information to the reader which they otherwise would not need to verbalise. However, he is also an instigator of action, it is he who pushes for the outing of Boo
Big Fish In life, we all tell stories, whether they are fiction or non-fiction. As we grow from kids to adults, our stories are what follows us through life and seem to grow when we grow and change when we change. The stories we tell don’t have to always make sense to everyone or always hold the truth; they are away for us to tell our life adventures to others. The film Big Fish, directed by Tim Burton, is a film that explorers the world through a father’s eyes with the tall tales that is his life. In the movie, Big Fish Tim Burton emphasizing fantasy by exploring the tales of the terminally ill father named Edward Bloom.
They both met that night knowing nothing about each other, yet that one meet changes their lives in the future without them even knowing it. Similarly in The First Stone Reef threw that rock onto that freeway; which leads him to consequences that include volunteering at the same Rehab Centre that Leeza is staying at, and coincidentally Reef gets parried up with Leeza to help her around. In the beginning of the novel Reef is putting on that tough guy ‘I do not care’ look and “Reef wheeled on her. ‘Jesus, Scar [what do she want him to do?] Visit her?
Even though Sebastian is a small, male crab he is a threat to Ariel and Ariel cannot do anything about it, but accept that she is inferior. Sebastian claims, "If your Father knew about this he would never spare you". Thus, essentialism is matched because a male crab has power over the King’s daughter because of its sex even though it is smaller eaten for dinner, and regarded with no respect. Gender is a social construction and is based on the way people grow up, likewise, Ariel is the King’s daughter and is expected to help citizens when needed, but when Ariel saves Prince Eric and falls in love with him, the King is furious and burns her collection of artefacts to assure she plays the stereotypical female role, instead, of trying to be a hero. Ariel gives into essentialism and acts the way women normally do when a problem arises, be emotional and try to connect with others, this is seen with Flounder while Ariel represses her desires on being a human and living with the love of her life.
“‘And we can have all this,’ she said. ‘And we could have everything and every day we make it more impossible.’” (p. 326). The man doesn’t listen to this, much like he doesn’t listen to most of what she says throughout the short story. She repeats herself and says, “‘I said we could have everything’” (p. 326) and he replies, “‘We can have everything’” (p. 326). This even further highlights her knowledge of their relationship, she uses the past tense while he uses the present.