In CivilWarland in Bad Decline, one element of writing craft that helps create the story is motif. One motif that is present in the story is the violence that corrupts the CivilWarland park. At the beginning, the narrator explains how there are gangs that have been abusing their park for quite some time. He says how “Last month they wounded three visitors and killed a dray horse.” Fast forward to the present and the narrator now hears gunshots around him as he is working on some paperwork.
Crime happens around the world each day. Whether rits murder, rape, theft its a crime and should be looked at as breaking the law. In the short story, “Killings” written by Andre Dubus a boy who goes by the name Frank is murdered. His murderers name is Richard Strout. While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary.
The Jonestown Massacre “Hurry my children, hurry, Jim Jones told his followers as they drank the poison that ended their lives”(Streissguth 1). James Warren Jones was an American religious leader who was born on May 13, 1931 and died on November 18, 1978. Jones soon became known as the leader of a cult called “ The People’s Temple”. Jim Jones initiated and was responsible for a mass murder and mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Mass murder and mass suicide committed by Jim Jones and the government as a part of the massacre are two theories surrounding the mystery behind “The Jonestown Massacre”.
Waiting years to see your family again just to see them killed is truly depressing. When Ishmael started to train as a boy soldier, he soon became determined to avenge his family. This is shown when the lieutenant was brainwashing Ishmael, telling them to kill the one that killed their family. Everyone then “got angry and drove [their] knives in and out of the banana trees” (Beah, 112). Ishmael became so bloodthirsty afterwards, and justified it as avenging is family.
The Sniper In this story the sniper faces many conflicts with his emotions because of the brutal actions he does throughout the story to become a soldier of war. During the massive gunfire that the enemy shot at the sniper, the sniper was able to shoot another sniper which was his brother, that was on the opposing side. The challenges the sniper faces are immoral and unnatural because Killing people in order to survive is his daily routine. On a daily basis he must decide on pulling the trigger in order to survive or risk getting killed. In a war, a soldier must put his feelings and emotions aside to do what is expected as soldier.
In episode two of Serial the state claims that Adnan is the one that did it. Sarah states on behalf of the state “ And the motive the State supplied, the basis for the whole thing, was that after Hae broke up with Adnan, he couldn’t accept it. He was so wounded by her, and so furious, that he decided to kill her” (21). This shows that there was a strong motive as to why Adnan killed Hae.
This makes him hateful and hostile towards younger boys. In the beginning of act 1 juror 3 says he grew up calling his father sir, which was a sign of respect, then later in the text he brings up statement of what the man who lived below the boy and his father who heard his say he was going to kill his father; the father was known for putting his hands on the son, juror 3 says “the kid said he was going to kill him and he did kill him.” (37; act 1) with juror 3 thinking that young boys are trouble, and also knowing that the suspect and the victim had problems in their relationship people would say that this gave the boy a motive to kill his father, juror 3 has set in his mind that from knowing the young boys history and where he grew up that he could potentially kill someone.
They are fighting for terrorists and multiple armed governments. Children join armies to get what they need for life. They think they won’t kill anyone but then they are turned into murderers. Children becoming killing machines. They have committed so many unspeakable atrocities.
In the article " Teen charge as adullt in stabbing Rampage at Penn. High School" by Tracy Bloom, she states that a 16 years old who should be charged as an adult. Alex Hribal knew exactly what he was gonna do to those people at his school. Alex stabbed 21 people including an officer. He should be sentenced as an adult because he is 16 years old and he knew what he was gonna do to those people and how he was gonna do it too.
Said Gonzalez “So I haven’t stopped since.” Gonzalez practices his routines once a day and tries to participate in as many events as he can. He uses these smaller shows like open mic nights to test out his newer routines to see how people react to them. He also uses his friends to test out these jokes.
Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, and the other boys of Sierra Leone that were enlisted to fight in the country’s civil war had their lives changed forever. The boys in the village of Yele that were recruited by the army aspired to be vengeful spirits, killing the soldiers of the rebel army that had killed their families and was the cause of their misfortune. Lieutenant Jabati and his men helped the boys to realize their suppressed rage and gave them the training that they needed to fight the rebels. Lieutenant Jabati was a figure of authority for the boys in a time of turmoil and he, along with the more senior soldiers under his command, pushed the boy soldiers to their limit, but he was not harsh with his encouragement. It must be said though, that if the boys were not recruited by the Lieutenant
After his father’s incarceration, Ebrahim’s family moved over 20 times, haunted by and persecuted for his father’s crimes. The older he got, the move he grasped the horror of this father acts. when Ebrahim was 7 years old, his father shot and killed Rabbi Meir Kahane, the then-leader of the Jewish Defense League. He and his mother both changed their names in an effort to separate themselves from his father. Zak does not have to follow the ways of the father, he says as he ends his talk.
In A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Beah is an adolescent whose innocence is stripped away at the hands of war. At the age of 13, Beah is forced to fight in the war in order to survive, or give up his battle and die. As a result, Beah ultimately decides to join the war. The harsh violence that Beah is exposed to strips him of his innocence and leaves him helpless and alone with his mind keeping him awake at night trying to unsee the cruelness he has been exposed to. Beah utilizes flashbacks, symbolism, and nature motifs in order to address the loss of his innocence throughout the novel.
Furthermore, Skeptics may say they volunteered to eliminate hundreds of lives. To demonstrate, it says “Many children occupy command positions in their armed group/military and are responsible for planning or ordering the commission of war crimes and human rights abuses.” ( Dave, 2016). Although children volunteered or were told to hold these positions they had no choice. If they would’ve had said no they could’ve been killed or tortured to death.