PTSD has been associated with long-term exposure to warfare or other threats to a person’s life , to which Billy have had encounters with throughout the duration of the war. Evidence of Billy's PTSD include the fact that he ascribed the faces of the guards in Dresden, in reaction to the bombing, as “a silent film of a barbershop quartet” (pg. 178), likely due to the indescribable nature of the violence. Subsequently in Billy’s life, as he travels with his father-in-law to Montreal via a chartered plane, the singing of a barbershop quartet named ‘The Febs’ triggers a series of memories of the war for Billy, including the hanging of a “Pole” (in reference to a Polish person) “in public, three days after (he) got to Dresden” (pg.
The Satires of WWII The main reference to satire in the book Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut is the life at war. It is mentioned in his book that many of the men sent to war are just babies, and are not ready for the front lines of battle. Also, another direct reference of satire is the advancements in modern warfare. The book takes place in Dresden during WWII. The main theme of the book is the realization that young and old men that are physically and mentally not ready for the line of duty are being forced to the front lines to fight in WWII, as a result of this they have to experience drastic and life changing events such as, Modern warfare and Prisoner of War (POW) camps.
We know very little about Dracula and his background but we only know the little information that he tells Jonathan Harker about his ancestry, still not addressing Dracula’s personal history similar to famed heroes like the Punisher and Batman, a shadowy history. We learn that he comes from noble blood and an influential family line, adding to the power that he holds over the characters of the story. Another anti hero trait that separates itself from the others is Dracula’s lack of social interaction. He lives in exile with seemingly little interaction with people as noted by Jonathan Harker. Harker remarks in his journal entries that he has yet to see anyone other than the Count in the castle.
5 Victims of the Holocaust Kaj Munk - Born on January 13th, 1898, Kaj Munk was a Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor. Although he is well known for these roles, he is mostly remembered for being a victim of the holocaust. Munk was actually a fan and admirer of Hitler, before he went on his campaign to exterminate the jews. This changed his opinion on the powerful leader, which caused him to write plays about how terrible the Nazi’s were. He was arrested and murdered by the Gestapo, the secret police of the Nazi’s.
He lets the reader know why writing this book was so complicated; why there is so much death in the novel; and why it is so difficult to say anything intelligent about war. In the passage Vonnegut gives a reason to why it was so difficult to write this novel and why it came out the way it did. As we can infer from the passage this novel talks about both war and death. Different characters experience war and death in different ways throughout the novel. In the passage he says that there's not much to write about a massacre since every body ends up dead.
By The Waters of Babylon” written by Stephen Vincent Benet, explores the innate behaviors of human beings and describes the aftermath of a nuclear war. In the beginning of the story, the narrator, John, introduced a tribal taboo that is abided amongst “The Hill People.” This indigenous law states that it is forbidden to cross the great river and to look upon the Place of the Gods, for it was greatly populated with spirits and demons. As a manifestation of John’s step towards adulthood or priesthood, John embarked on his curiosity voyage to the Place of the Gods, defying the well established rule within their tribe. Upon his arrival, he stumbled on an elusive and isolated setting with advanced technologies, which he deemed as magic. Due to John’s expedition, he accumulated a plethora of knowledge and soon realize that the Place of the Gods was a superstition, in fact, it was a city of men.
Uncover the ring leader, my friend, or say a farewell to arms.” “Not just any books, Andy. Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Huxley’s Brave New World, Ellison’s Invisible Man, there’s a reference to Catch-22, Catcher in the Rye, Sun Also Rises, Sons and Lovers, The Great Gatsby, Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, Gone with the Wind, As I Lay Dying, Slaughterhouse-5. Every one of these books was banned at one time or another.” Andy was near to the fire, but he found no warmth, “Slaughterhouse-5? Seems James knew the names of the five behind it all. This bloody operation with secrets so horrible they’re willing to kill to keep hidden!
James Hilton’s Lost Horizon is a story of a British diplomat, Hugh Conway and his companions found a valley filled with various mysteries by accident when their plane crashes. Within the excerpt taken, there are a few literary features that can be explored in order to appreciate literature in linguistic description perspective. First, viewing the excerpt as a whole, I believe I had noticed that the story was told through a narrator with objective point of view. This shows throughout the excerpt as the narrator keeps telling the story by only focusing on the details that can be seen and heard. The narrator did not mention anything that could be related to thoughts and feelings of the characters in the story.
Harold Bloom in his book Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations on Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five examines the similarities with Vonnegut and Norman Mailer making himself a character in The Armies of the Night, Vonnegut used his own real-life experience in surviving the Dresden bombing to establish authorial legitimacy. Like Mailer, also Vonnegut discusses the reasons why he was writing this book and the difficulties he encounter remembering war experiences. When Vonnegut appears as
War is one of the main themes in “The Quiet American” and thus it is considered to be an anti-war novel. Greene describes war as hideous, terrible and full of horrors that is planned by cynical people who will do everything just to achieve their personal interests. As mentioned earlier Greene wrote the book from his own experiences and through Thomas Fowler he displays the events and incidents that he experienced during the time he was there. Fowler is a reporter who is covering the war between French armies and Communist Vietminh’s in Vietnam for more than two years. At the beginning war is not mentioned at all, there is only an introduction to the characters and Pyle’s murder.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty.