Fall Of A City Analysis

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Boundless “Fall of a City,” By Alden Nowlan and “Chief Joseph Surrenders,” A passage by Chief Joseph himself. As a kid growing up, I knew how it was to give up. I felt as if I was always one step behind everybody. In the story of, “Fall of a City,” by Alden Nowlan, Teddy seems to feel the same way. Always using his imagination because he couldn’t fit in in the real world. Young or old, people get discouraged and pushed down. As the chief of an Indian tribe, from “Chief Joseph Surrenders,” Chief Joseph is so weary and tired from fighting, he gets discouraged and gives up. This goes to show that wise or arrogant, all people have the same emotions. You see it everyday, people beat themselves down, just as others do the same thing to you. My concern is that people are going to be wired more to give up more easily, rather than to maintain their ground. Teddy is young and childish, while Chief…show more content…
If you have ever read these stories, you probably caught on that the tone of both of these stories is very depressing. They are both extremely committed to what they are doing, but continue to get beaten down physically and mentally. Teddy and Chief Joseph are both part of a ‘kingdom.’ In their kingdoms, they may be the “royalty” of them, but they both even doubt themselves so much that eventually, they both gave up in the end. Although, it was probably the best for them in the end, it was still emotional for the both of them. Notwithstanding, situational irony is used in both “Fall of a City,” by Alden Nowlan and “Chief Joseph Surrenders,” a passage by Chief Joseph, the effect has almost the same outcome. You never expected Teddy to destroy his city in the end of the story; and the General never expected Chief Joseph to surrender the way he did. This irony is used to baffle the readers by what Teddy did, but then used more in a personal way directed towards the General that Chief Joseph surrendered
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