Fortunately, Saul was able to keep himself sane through hockey. Using hockey as an outlet, Saul escapes the horrendous influence of the school and copes with the many atrocities he faces and ultimately reclaims his true self. For Saul, hockey became a means in which he can escape the abuse from St. Jerome’s. For example, when Father Leboutillier learned of Saul’s interest and skill in the game, the both of them became closer, in which Saul describes Father Leboutillier as a father figure. Saul quotes, “Father Leboutillier was my ally.
“I understood then that when you miss a thing it leaves a hole that only the thing you miss can fill.” ― Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse.Saul’s story benefits people who read it and helps them know what the natives went through. It helps by telling people to escape if times are tough, teaches people what happened in the residential homes and how Saul was discriminated by people because he was a native. The story of Saul’s life benefits people by telling them that if times are tough you can escape into your own little world. Saul used hockey to escape the horrors of the schools because it make himself feel free when it was just him and the ice. Saul would get up early in the mornings to be by himself.
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Robert Walton, an Englishman who likes exciting travel, begins a big, important trip to the North Pole. While on this big, important trip he had dreams about from a child, Walton agrees with his sister by letter. In the middle of the ice floes, Walton and his crew found a very tired man traveling by dogsled. This man was near death, and they decided to take him aboard. Once the strange adventurer was almost at full recovery from his injuries and weakness, Robert Walton started to speak with him.
1). Link to argument: Faulkner creates a beautifully written passage to assist the reader in picturing in their head what the ice rink looked like and felt like to himself. Using imagery gives the reader a better understanding in what Faulkner saw and it was like to be inside of the hockey arena. 2. Type of evidence: Diction Example: “They would not emerge like the sweating barehanded behemoths from the troglodyte mass of football” (Para.
Figurative language can help to make a novel even better than it is in so many ways. It makes the details in the story come to life for the reader and it creates an impression on the reader. Hosseini uses the different types of figurative language, like similes and metaphors, to display several different concepts in this dynamic story. In the novel The Kite Runner, figurative language is used to show the difference between Pashtuns and Hazaras, the war and fighting in Afghanistan, and the power that Amir and Baba have. During The Kite Runner, Hosseini uses figurative language to display how different the ethnic groups in Afghanistan are.
N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He devotes his life to protect and inherit the national culture heritage, and has published a large number of Indian literature with fresh content, unique style and light homesickness. Among his numerous literary works, the early published work The Way to Rainy Mountain belongs to a prose with beautiful style of writing and sincere affection. The way to Rainy Mountain is a Momaday’s journey to seek his root. He skillfully combines the life of his grandmother and the history of the people together, with a unique perspective, rich poetic language, delicate emotions to show readers the origin, development and decline of the culture of Indian 's Kiowa people.
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
A theme central to the novel Beloved is both ideas of family and community. The ice skating passing is fundamental to understanding these themes in relation to the story. Like much of the rest of the novel, Morrison expresses both the positive and the negative parts of events ingeniously. As Sethe is in a state of pure euphoria and Nirvana, a seemingly dark and isolating tone looms to eventually haunt the three of them, as they are trapped with only themselves. The positive parts of this passage work to unite Sethe, Denver, and Beloved together which in turn makes Sethe feel complete as she can now only focus on caring for her two children.
Since McKay describes his country as a person rather than a thing, it makes the poem more emotional which adds to the severity of his hardships. Even though it seems as if McKay’s relationship with America is toxic, he also experiences joy through her. McKay describes a glimpse of hope when he writes, “Her bigness sweeps my being like a flood” (7). The promises of America and her greatness seem to provide the poet with a sense of fascination. He is entangled by her grandeur even when she wrongs him.
Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” star of the Renegades, has hockey running through his veins. He lives and breathes the game. The only thing he’s crazier about is his family. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a season of losing and injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan.
Through the eyes of a holocaust survivor, Frankl showed the impressive search for meaning through his book. He also fulfilled this by discovering the grace, laughter and confidence in a life that was very difficult. Frankl conveys a message of hope throughout his book even as he speaks of the horrific events that took place in the concentration camps. Frankl learns that he needs to think of life in a more positive way after speaking with another prisoner at the camp and Frankl goes on to state, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” (55). When looking through the concentration camps Frankl saw that many of the prisoners could not find the meaning in their life and misfortunes, causing a loss in the will to live.
For the simple joy of playing hockey Saul sacrificed so much. “I used the game to shelter me from seeing the truth, from having to face it everyday.” Page 199. As the reader later finds out he gave up his innocence, state of mind, he put everything into hockey giving up so much. “...he’d given me the job of cleaning the ice to buy my silence, to guard his secret.” Page 199. Being close to the father for an escape.
Indian Horse: The Racism that destroys, but creates Saul Hockey is a national sport that unites one another. From the Montreal Canadiens to the Vancouver Canucks, children and adults find excitement in the game. In the novel Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, Saul Indian Horse encounters racism in his hockey career and with society. Saul attempts to bear the stereotypes set on him, which destroys him and thus, Saul struggles in attempt to reconcile mentally, physically and spiritually. Initially, when Saul starts playing with his hockey reserve team, he experiences his first encounter with racism.
Active Reading Journal: Quest for Enlightenment Wood’s idea that “Dunstan Ramsay is a perfect case of plight in the imagination of a chilly Canadian culture” (Wood 24) is true. Dunstan’s journey begins with the unfortunate incident with the snowball hitting Mary Dempster. His life is forever changed by this situation that, arguably, is caused by the “chilly Canadian” snow. There are several other aspects of Fifth Business that mirror Canadian culture. The school Dunstan teaches at models Upper Canada College (Wood 24), showcasing a Canadian school.