In chapter 3, “Trials and Tribulation,” you read about Walter’s, arrest, his alibi, his trial and verdict, but what I find interesting is that Walter was so hopeful at the beginning, but went into anguish and fear. He went from thinking that he will be free soon, to doubting he will never be free from prison. During his time in prison, he heard from other prisoners about how the electric chair malfunctioned before, which made things worse for Walter and his emotional health. Stevenson explains, the end of the second paragraph, it says “Now he had found himself staring at the bleak walls of death row. Fear and anguish unlike anything he’d ever experienced settled on Walter” (56).
During the poem “Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane” by Etheridge Knight, the inmates spoke very highly of all the bad things Hard Rock has done in prison. Hard Rock was known strictly for his violent behavior. When he returned from the hospital to the prison the atmosphere began to change right before the inmates’ eyes. Hard rock was no longer that powerful source that the inmates could depend on. His mind had been instructed to present pleasant behavior.
He also points out in his writing that we would not know what good is if we don’t experience bad. Those are some examples of how Dunbar writes most of his poetry on serious
Etheridge Knight “Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane” is about a man who stands against the workers of the jail. Hard Rock also represents how people struggle with police authority. The prisoner felt like Hard Rock saved them from a lot while in prison. The line “He had been our Destroyer, the doer of things” (504) talks about how Hard Rock destroyed the people for the prisoners. Hard Rock does things that the other prisoners would not imagine doing because of his reputation o f being violent.
Secondly, the poem “I Can Stand Him No Longer” also incorporates and develops the thematic topic of guiltiness all along. In the poem, the man states “A heavy conscience will always make what’s hidden revealed” In this situation, the man means to say that a strong feeling, in this case, guilt, can make what 's hidden revealed to everyone. So, the author uses an Oxymoron which in this case, is “conscience” to convey to the reader that there is a deeper level of truth in this sentence. And that by saying “conscience,” the author does not mean any random feeling but instead, is trying to signal the reader that the man is referring to the specific feeling of guiltiness.
Throughout the trial Steve loses his positivity, and he becomes very negative towards the whole trial because of the oppressive nature of his environment. Steve becomes negative and loses hope of ever getting out. Throughout the book Monster, Steve becomes negative and hopeless, and and starts to dislike his life. During the book, Steve expressed in one of his journal entries, “I am maybe on the verge of losing my life, or the life I used to have” (Myers 203).
Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Solitary Nation Documentary Introduction Solitary prison does not only make a prisoner commit more crimes but also have devastating psychological effects on the individual. In the Solitary Nation film, the prisoner narrates on his ordeal having been out in prison for arson. The prisoner describes the solitary cell as being buried alive and being at a place where no one wants you (Edge).
He felt as if pins were being jabbed all over his body” (Hillenbrand 192). It was both mentally and physically draining. After long and painful treatment at Ofuna, Zamperini was sent to another POW camp, Kwajalein. There he met, what would become one of his worst nightmares, Mutsuhiro Watanabe, or “the Bird.” Watanabe was a
Cook does not use logos as much as ethos or pathos but it is still a key part of his work. After showing that he is trustworthy with ethos and that his story is true, he shows his cowardice with pathos. As mentioned earlier this may have created a feeling or loathing or hatred toward the main character by the audience, but now this is used at the end when he speaks of self-loathing and the tides are turned. Because he has already created an emotional connection with the audience he can now use their feelings of hatred toward him against themselves. They now are putting themselves in the shoes of a bystander.
The masterpiece was Fitzgerald’s way of not only escaping the darkness that he felt surrounded by but also being helpful for those reading his essays. The crack-up contains Fitzgerald’s personal breakdowns that were the key to connection with the audience. He struggled to keep balance which lead him to making a masterpiece for his faithful readers and not only. The Crack- up was Fitzgerald’s way of sharing his philosophical ideas about life.
Kligman said it was to"learn how the skin protects itself against chronic assault from toxic chemicals, the so-called hardening process." It seems the ghosts of Holmesburg Prison are still living the nightmares of the past. Neighbors have reported hearing loud screams coming from behind the large stone wall surrounding the prison. Also they claim to here sounds of gunfire and rioting and guards still standing guard in the towers on top of the wall.
Inmates were broken after this relentless torture; we wonder why there wasn’t a mass revolt within the camps, and this is probably why, they had no will to resist oppression anymore. The sickest part of this all is that of the mass dehumanization played surprisingly by the entire people of Deutschland, now not all people played these sick game; most of the aggression was enforced by the German army. Moishe the Beadle was one of the first to experience this cruelty, “The Jews were ordered to get off... They were forced to dig huge trenches. ...
He first displays dishonesty while staying in the hospital. Along with the other hospitalized officers, Yossarian must censor letters written by enlisted men. Describing Yossarian’s efforts at this job, Heller writes, “To break the monotony he invented games. Death to all modifiers, he declared one day” (Heller 8). Not only by being insubordinate but by sending lies back home, his actions provide an initial impression of immorality.
In Reliable Vet Dad, Reliable Con Son, the narrator talks about his menacing experience in San Quentin. During this time, the narrator has already witnessed many people becoming victims of violence in jail. “There are lifers in the East Block of San Quentin who are, decade by decade, discovering the hell out of themselves, and then, damn, not wanting to jinx myself either, my mission is getting out this mutherfucker with my skin unslashed.” (Reliable Vet Dad, Reliable Con Son 29-30). When the narrator says “my mission”, he refers to his awareness being conscious of his actions due to the fact that any small action could lead him to getting punished and harmed.
The True Weight of War “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, brings to light the psychological impact of what soldiers go through during times of war. We learn that the effects of traumatic events weigh heavier on the minds of men than all of the provisions and equipment they shouldered. Wartime truly tests the human body and and mind, to the point where some men return home completely destroyed. Some soldiers have been driven to the point of mentally altering reality in order to survive day to day. An indefinite number of men became numb to the deaths of their comrades, and yet secretly desired to die and bring a conclusion to their misery.