Several people have an opinion of the elderly man who lives across from the school in the neighborhood. Most of them generally described him as being the most unpleasant person to be around. Most people simply described him a crab. Nevertheless, this “old crab” has a name, and it is Hank Bourque. Hank is an aged Navy veteran who joined the military when he was 15 years old. Most people who have had experiences with senile veterans would assume being in the military would change one’s personality to be unpleasant. A simple conversation with Hank failed to prove the slightest hint of unpleasantness in his personality. One can take several hours of prying through his life as a young child aging into the man he is today and make a realization that …show more content…
He claims without that he would have been stuck in his adolescent ways. Hank expressed how much the workforce looked for those qualities in the employees they hired. Hank said he matured while training and in a way knew what he needed to do when he left the military to get a job to support himself and his family. Hank Bourque joining the military is a selfless act he did to serve his country, but to take everything he learned back home and to apply it to his everyday job in life is another great example of Hank’s personality. It shows he did the work once in learning all the skills, and instead of “throwing them out the window” he is willing to work hard and use what he learned to support his …show more content…
He put himself through trials to make himself a better person more suitable to help his family and others. Although many may see him as an “old crab” unsuitable to be around, Hank’s personality is one of the most caring in the world. He would do anything to help somebody before he decides to help himself. Many may never see this side of him, but Hank is an ordinary man who lives day to day simply trying to make the best of what he has and to help his family and others as much as
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War breaks the person, and traumatizes the mind. In the story “Marine Corps Issue '' by David McLean, the narrator Johnny Bowen learns about how damaged his dad was by the Vietnam War. Johnny learns that his father was in The Marine Corps, he earned a Purple Heart, and experienced Vietnamese torture techniques Throughout the story Johnny learned how damaged his father was. One way Johnny learns that his father was damaged by the Vietnam War was when Johnny discovers the Purple Heart.
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In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” demonstrates the personal growth of the dynamic protagonist Louise Mallard, after hearing news of her husband’s death. The third-person narrator telling the story uses deep insight into Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts and emotions as she sorts through her feelings after her sister informs her of her husband’s death. During a Character analysis of Louise Mallard, a reader will understand that the delicate Mrs. Mallard transforms her grief into excitement over her newly discovered freedom that leads to her death. As Mrs. Mallard sorts through her grief she realizes the importance of this freedom and the strength that she will be able to do it alone.
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