In “Forged by Fire” by Sharon M. Draper, Gerald, the main character in the story, grows into a brave man. In the beginning, Gerald starts a fire in his mom’s apartment. Gerald gets scared from the flames, sounds, and heat that he goes behind the couch to hide from the fire. After the fire, Gerald lives with his aunt. On Geralds’s 9th birthday, Gerald’s mom came to the house with a sister for Gerald, but he doesn’t want to see neither of the two.
Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. After their mother is killed in an air raid they find a temporary home with relatives. Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. While their soldier father 's destiny is unknown, the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. When everything is in short supply, they gradually succumb to hunger and their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies.
Johnny ran into a burning building to save little children that were about to burn with the church, when a wooden beam fell across his back, burning and paralyzing him. He died due to the injuries he sustained in the fire. Dally was so hurt over the loss of a brother-like-friend, he threatened the police with an bullet-less gun and the police shot and killed him. Ponyboy was only fourteen years old and forced to overcome the death of two close friends in one day. Johnny left Ponyboy a note in the book that they read together in the church.
Elie Wiesel watched as men threw babies into the crematorium. Elie Wiesel went through some big life changes and as a result he lost his faith in God, he lost his family.As a result of his experiences during the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel changes from a religious, sensitive little boy to a spiritually dead, unemotional man. When Elie Wiesel first arrived at Auschwitz with his family, he was a nice, sweet, innocent fifteen year old boy that had done nothing wrong to Hitler. Soon after they arrived at Auschwitz, they were told to separate by gender. Elie was separated from his mother and his sisters He had to stay with his father and leave his mother and sisters behind to never see his mother or his sister Tzipora again.
Soda, Darry, Dally realized that too by hearing that Johnny still died even though they won the rumble. Dally even heard that Johnny said that fighting was useless after all. He felt sad that even he won the rumble, he lost his friend. He decided then to rob a grocery store and try to threaten the cops so he could get his death. The other problem Ponyboy solved it really well was that he decided to save the kids that were trapped in the church considering he might ignite the fire.
Montag begins to collect more books hoping to find out more information on the past and why the world is the way it is. One night, when he was under a lot of stress, he told his wife that he had books. His wife was too terrified to live with it, so she turned him in. Captain betty ordered montag to burn his house down but montag not only set fire to his house on fire but he set fire to betty. Montag runs away but the mechanical hound shoots montag in the leg.
All of the sudden, Rye was once again alone with three dead bodies, she understood some of the man’s urges of jealousy to kill everybody else, she discovers two young children who is capable of speaking and took them under her care. Octavia Butler’s Speech sounds were inspired by a losing a close friend to a disease, and have to go through trouble on the bus she took to see her friend reflected on a society that has never grown up. 2) Analysis First, the mood of the story is depressing and hopeless. Both the natural disease as well as mankind’s many actions shaped by “the silence” that helps form a society where humans are no longer regarded as intelligent species. The protagonist, Rye, after being deprived what she valued most, was in an psychological state of depression and loneliness.
The firemen burn books and houses instead of putting out fires. Montag finally starts to notice how messed up his society is when he has conflicts with different people. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury he uses both internal and external conflicts to hint to the audience that life is more consequential than worrying about the technology. Ray Bradbury expresses an external conflict between Montag and the two handymen to enlighten the reader about how a society would be if life meant nothing to everyone. When Montag got home from the fire station he saw that Mildred had taken all thirty of her sleeping pills.
A home consisting of a man and his wife and cat shows as example of how fire can get out of hand. The man wants to watch his favourite show, but gets bugged by his wife to plug the iron (in an already overloaded power port) and to make her toast. He leaves his cigarette in the living room before going into the kitchen. The man gets frustrated and the wife comes to help, however he is impatient and electrocutes himself by putting a fork in the toaster. The iron is left unattended and goes up in flames causing the house and village to burn.
In Franz Kafka's classic drama novella The Metamorphosis, Gregor is a hard working traveling salesman with little to none social life when he wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed into a cockroach. Gregor is vary calm at his unfortunate predicament unlike his family who freaks out and nearly kills him the first morning of his transformation. Throughout the story Gregor is always vary calm while everyone around him loses composure. Towards the end Grete says “We have to get rid of it”(47 Kafka) after gregor hears this he is left will no will to live and starves himself to death. Kafka creatively uses several different symbols to create a “more than meets the eye” feel with his story.