The American B-29 bomber circled over the Japanese mainland, reaching 31,000 feet. Then, the crew dropped the first atomic bomb used in wartime, nicknamed "Little Boy," on the city of Hiroshima. It was detonated at 1,900 feet, and sent a mushroom cloud rising ominously into the sky; 70,000 people died in a matter of seconds. Imagine the people that either survived or that were soon to be born, and the fear that the atomic bomb had on them. Robert Cormier used the motif of the atom bomb in his book, Tunes for Bears to Dance To. He used this motif to develop characters and to set the mood. In the story, Henry is a 12-year-old boy, living on the outskirts of Boston. He recently got a job at the Corner Market. His boss was a mean man named Mr. Hairston. On page 6, Mr.
From being with her in the kitchen at the elementary school to getting into the Black Elks club to watch Henry, his heart becomes soft for this girl. Keiko is Japanese and is bullied and treated accordingly. When President Roosevelt sent all the Japanese to internment camps, Henry realized how much he would losing if he let her go. He tried everything from trying to persuade her hide out with his aunt to wearing his “I am chinese” button. He even snuck in overnight to see her. “‘And what if you get caught?’ ‘That wouldn’t be so bad, would it? I’d get to stay here with you.’ Keiko smiled . . . Henry continued, ‘I’ll be waiting for you when this is over.’” (232) Henry had ever so hopefully wanted to wait for her, but once her letters stopped coming he started to lose that hope. Yes, Ethel came along and they got married, but it was Keiko who taught him to love and experience happiness. Even through these trials, Henry learned to
What Scorsese did differently was that he made male protagonists vulnerable again, just like they were in the old mobster movie days, but in a bit more realistic way
Throughout, “Serving in Florida,” Ehrenreich tells her life story by going into details not only about herself, but the ones she works with as well. She explains what is it like to work a low paying job and illustrates how much of a struggle it is to pay for meals, gas and rent. Ehrenreich includes many conversations with the individuals she worked and goes into detail on how they struggle to make a living as well.
Companionship is the closeness or familiarity, a true fellowship among people who for some reason have a connection. “I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.” The quote is from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Robert Walton longs for a friend. The creature wanted a female companion. Henry and Victor needed each other to get through school and life. Everyone needs at least one friend, who will bring his or her balance and love, into their life.
Imagine having a perfect life without trouble and then all of the sudden your whole life shatters in one freak accident. This is how Henry Smith felt in the book Trouble. Henry’s father always said “If you build your house far away from trouble, trouble will never find you.” Everything was working in his life he went to a great school, had some good friends, had a good relationship with his family, and had a nice house. That was until one night when Henry’s older brother Franklin got hit by a car on his usual 5 mile run. In Gary D. Schmidt's Trouble, Henry has to grow as a young man. With his brother dying in a brutal car accident, finding out the truth about his brother, and having to go on an adventure with his brothers alleged murderer.
Both Dwight Okita and Sandra Cisneros developed the theme of American identity in their writing. Dwight Okita expresses the individual theme in his poem of physical appearance does not define one 's American identity. In Sandra Cisneros short story she develops her individual theme of cultural heritage does not define your American identity. Together these two writers develop a common theme of cultural heritage and physical appearance does not define one 's American identity.
In 1998, Dr. Linda Reynolds of the Brooke Surgery in Hyde reached to John Pollard, who was the coroner for the South Manchester District, about Dr. Harold Shipman’s high rate of deaths of all of his patients. This was brought to the police attention and the police did not pay so much attention to it, assigning some of the newer police officers, which of course had little experience in being a police officer. These assigned police officers were unable to find enough evidence to charge Dr. Harold Shipman. Shipman’s investigation was then dropped and that same year Shipman killed 3 more people, with last victim being Kathleen Grundy, whose death certificate was recorded by Shipman stating that the cause of death was “old age.” Angela Woodruff, Kathleen Grundy’s daughter became concern of what could have really happened to her mother when solicitor Brian Burgess informed her that a will has been made by Kathleen, excluding her and her children, leaving most of the money to Harold Shipman. Once Woodruff reported this, Kathleen’s body was dug out and examined, containing traces of diamorphine. Shipman was then arrested on September 7th 1998. The police then did some more investigation of deaths Shipman has certified and created a list of 15 specimen cases. All of the 15 specimen had the same things in common which were lethal doses of diamorphine, signing patients’ death certificates, and falsifying medical records. With these many trials and many more that were brought to court
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Various characteristics are needed to be resilient. In the book, Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt, Henry loses his brother, Franklin. But, Henry is able to stay in control of the things going on in his life. He has a plan of what he wants to do; climb Katahdin. He is also able to forgive in order to heal, and he is able to maintain healthy relationships with his friends and family. Chay, a Cambodian refugee who supposedly hit Henry’s brother, is not as resilient and does not have a plan. Chay does not forgive and does not have any relationships whatsoever. Henry demonstrates more resilience than Chay because he has control over his life, maintains relationships and forgives Chay.
Imagine growing up where all you ever hear about is the war and suddenly befriending what many call “the enemy.” Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is a novel about Henry Lee, a young Chinese-American boy, who befriends and falls in love with a Japanese-American girl, Keiko Okabe. As Henry faces different challenges he begins to grow up and make important decisions that impact him later on. He also realizes that what everyone else saw to be a threat were actually all Americans just like them. Throughout the novel, Henry faces racism, problems with his family, and the horrors of watching his best friend and her family become prisoners of an internment camp.
In the short story, “The Red Convertible” written by Louise Erdich, in the first person from the narrator Lyman’s point of view. It is about two Chippewa Native American brothers Lyman Lamartine and Henry Lamartine who were separated when Henry enlisted in the Vietnam War. During the short story, Lyman expresses his feelings about the bond him and Henry shared; and how their relationship changed from pre-war happy Henry to post-war mentally-haggard Henry. Louise shows how one thing, the red convertible, brought two brothers bond together and how it ended their bond. This presented us with something we do not know that will be brought to the light.
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein wrote the novel as an attempt to be involved into a group ghost story writing competition what she did not know was the effects it would have on literature for the rest of time. The story Frankenstein is about a young man named Victor Frankenstein who is obsessed with discovering something that has never been seen or done. In seeing a tree being stricken by lightning he gets the idea to create life out of dead skins and body parts of the dead to create this being. What he did not know was going to occur was that this monster would be the death of him. Mary Shelley uses the idea of progress which is the consequences or effects of a person or a thing in another one’s doing. Throughout the book Mary Shelley
You can be an immigrant in another country and they might base you on your heritage or your ethnicity. “All Americans of Japanese Descent” (line1). This shows that she is Japanese and since they are the enemy at this time her friend and other people that are not of Japanese Descent will treat them differently. Additionally “I am a fourteen-year-old girl with bad spelling and a messy room. If it helps any, I will tell you I have always felt funny using chopsticks and my favorite food is hot dogs”(lines 8-11). This show that she is not your traditional Japanese person. Also “My best friend is a white girl named Denise-/ we look at boys together”(lines 12-13). She is using this as a reason why she thinks that she should not have to move away. Because if you have anything in common with the enemy you can be thought of in many bad
Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to be a Japanese-American at the time of WWII, when your race was discriminated against, and you just couldn’t seem to fit in, no matter how hard you tried? The memoir Farewell to Manzanar, written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, follows the life of Japanese-American Jeanne Wakatsuki through her child and teenage years. The book is set in the 1940’s, right about the time Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan, and tension between Caucasians and Japanese-Americans was high. Jeanne struggles with her identity throughout her life, and especially during her junior high and high school years when she can’t join many clubs or feel accepted, just because she is different than the other
After finding out that Keiko was being sent to a camp with the rest of the Japanese-American community, is distraught; even more so when he finds out he can not stop Keiko from going and tells his long-time companion Sheldon, “I let her go” (210). Sheldon quickly denies the adolescent; however, Henry learns that he can not do everything even if he wants to. By learning this, Henry becomes aware of the boundaries he can not cross - especially as a child living during a period of cold-blooded war. After receiving a letter from Keiko without seeing a single word from her for three weeks, Henry realises that “...time apart has a way of creating distance...the kind that makes you ache and stop wondering. Longing so bad that it begins to hurt to care so much” (245). Now aware how hard it is to keep long-distance relationships, Henry begins to feel a rift between him and Keiko - the same kind he has with his father, one that hurts to think about and full of despair. By realizing this, Henry is becoming mature and knowing that for a relationship to work, you have to stay close to the person - resulting in him only meeting with Keiko several years in the future after the two live their own lives with different people. Not hearing from Keiko for months, Henry decides to move on by dating Ethel Chen, the clerk from the post office he visits every day; however, he would still “think of her