Later in the story Holling is practicing for cross-country tryouts. When Mrs. Baker sees Holling run she starts to coach him so he will get better. Holling thanks her saying, “Mrs. Baker, you helped a lot with my running.” This shows that Mrs. Baker cares for Holling and will help him with things that are important to him. Mr. Hoodhood was only concerned with helping Holling become a better architect and take over the business.
Through out the book titled The Things They Carried, many characters are brought upon us, who are portrayed differently from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. The author shows or portrays what can truly happen to humans as they go through time in war. War will change their character’s thoughts and appearance to the reader just by the way they are shown in the book. An example of a character that has changed throughout the book is Norman Bowker. At the beginning of the story, Norman Bowker was a young soldier who seems to be like anyone who has not experienced war themselves.
Another reason that he was an example of nurture because of his high school years. When everyone found out that he was homosexual they started to harass and bully him. He would also felt lonely because he could not participate in the activities that all of the other children were playing because of the heart condition. He was not that athletic but there is a chance a friendship of some sort would have come out of him just playing with them. These events in his life all helped him change his outlook.
The chapter also showed how the war shaped and changed the way Tim O’Brien thought and dealt with things. “After the rot cleared up, once I could think straight, I devoted a lot of
Introduction In Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt, the Hoodhood family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Hoodhood, Heather, and Holling. Every night at five-o'clock the Hoodhood family watches the news and anchoring the news is Walter Cronkite. Mr. Hoodhood does not speak to anyone about the topic of the events on the news. He does not speak to his wife about it nor even his own son.
Yet father is a loyalist. Tim the narrator doesn't really know who to side with cause they both sound right, but at the end the doesn’t agree with any cause he realized that war is wrong. War causes too many problems as explained by the Collier brothers. One way the authors argue against war is that causes families to split apart.
War is senseless violence and brutality, but also where you can fight for freedom and end injustice. The negatives of war, like senseless brutality are sometimes used for lessons, so men don’t abandon the war. The positives are fighting for your freedom and ending injustice, if your country wins the war you get your freedom and you stop unnecessary deaths. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead, the Collier brothers show that war has many goods and bads to it. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim decides to be neutral, at the end of the novel, due to the ironic death of his best friend Jerry, his father Life, and his brother Sam.
”Listen. We have to stay together. We have to try to keep each other safe. We are brothers, we are family” (95). With Jacob's words to Norman, after being beaten, we are shown in Sharon E. Mckay’s War Brothers, that war can solidify friendly relationships into a sense of family.
Holling Hoodhood is a seventh grader in 1967. In his school, the student body is largely divided between Catholics and Jews, and every Wednesday both groups go to their separate churches for religious classes. Holling, a Presbyterian, is forced to remain at class with his teacher, Mrs. Baker.
In the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, he describes the different way war impacted him, and his Alpha brother in short stories. In the stories he elaborates vividly about the different experiences that they lived through. For instance, Tim O’Brien and Norman Bowker had things in common. Certainly they were both consumed with guilt, shame, and remorse. The war had killed them deep inside, where they no longer had sense of any emotion.
For example, it teaches Liesel to be selfless. “ There was a trace of a grin on her face as she and Rudy Steiner, her best friend, handed out the pieces of bread on the road.” (Zusak 440). Although times are hard for not only the Hubermann’s but Germany as a whole, Liesel demonstrates the same selflessness that Hans does. When he sees an old Jew falling down constantly and close to death.
Jeffs sympathy towards the enemy is what truly showed him what a tragedy war is. One instance of this is on page 288, “Jeff couldn't watch. He walked off to one side, leaning against the trunk of a big walnut tree, listening to Hooley groan and cure as the surgeon worked.” Jeff cares about and feels bad for Hooley who is suffering in pain after being shot by a union man, even though Hooley is against the union. In this Jeff sees how there is pain, suffering, and the risk of loss for both sides, and this is what is truly a tragedy.