Imagine a day where everything changes to something new. The daily routine is unrecognizable and suddenly everything becomes a blur. Remembering last Christmas or even the day before seems impossible and all the information disappears. This represents the daily life of people with Alzheimer's disease. In the book, Last Night in the OR by Bud Shaw, the final chapter of the book is “Good Days and Bad.” The chapter starts with Bud Shaw and his father sitting at a kitchen table in a hospice care facility. Bud inquires his father questions, however with his Alzheimer’s disease, he is addle and can’t answer them. Connie the aide stands there with them, providing care and assisting as needed. She refers to him as Doc, in addition to Bud he use …show more content…
Reconciling his father’s good old days, Bud commemorates the amazing procedures he accomplished in order to save the lives of many people. Now looking at his father, he sadly recognizes the reality. Bud envisages his father as someone unfamiliar to him, and he believes his father is broken and can’t fix himself. Bud recalls last Thanksgiving where his father fixed his hernia pain with his hands. He sadly now compares that to how he falters to answer what he had for breakfast but can still fix him with his hands. Calling him everyday, Bud feels worse after he hangs up every time because he knows his father will forget everything right afterwards. Bud remains at home now and calls the aide Connie daily to ask about his father's medications. Bud, who use to be a transplant surgeon, is very upset when he finds out the aide plans to give him medicine that could possibly kill him. When Bud leaves for the fourth of July celebration, he receives a call from his brother telling him that his father has passed away. At the funeral, he finds out that the medicine he told the aide not to give him is the cause of his father’s death and all he can think is, “a life spent saving hopeless situations with a death that could have been so easily delayed”(Shaw
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World War II, the second war Hitler was vanquished in but different battles. WWII Hitler decided to kill off all Jewish people, he wanted to wipe out their whole existence. But from all of this destruction came forth a man who was to tell their story, a boy who lost everything to a man who wanted Jewish people dead. Elie Wiesel, was the boy that was there from the start of this war against genocide. Elie have consequently written the book “Night” which tells his tale of the war moreover his survival.
In Elie Wiesel’s novel Night, he displayes a theme of desperation and confusion. It tells the story of the Jewish race from the point of view of a teenage boy. Their family then gets split, so the sister and the mother go to one concentration camp and the brother and the dad go to another. When they arrive to the camp, they get split into different sleeping quarters. Throughout the rest of their journey, they experience hardship and torture as in having to be “Pressed tightly against one another, in effort to resist the cold,” (Wiesel 98).
Holocaust Literary Analysis The novel Night as well as the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas adequately show the amount of indifference and unprovoked suffering that the Jews had to endure in the Holocaust. However, despite both the novel and movie showing similar themes, they both had scenes in which they portrayed their theme in different ways. The novel Night is about a family being stripped of all things humane in their life and being separated and forced into a life of excruciating work and suffering. The movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is about the son of a German soldier at the time of the Holocaust who moves near a concentration camp and becomes close to a young Jewish prisoner.
Elie Wiesel witnessed hundreds of deaths right before his eyes. The terrible event that was called the holocaust was ran by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party, in Germany and Eastern Europe in 1933 through 1945. All Jews and disabled people were burned, shot, hung and also drowned to death. Many were also sent to the "showers" were they would gas all the innocent people. The poems "To The Little Polish Boy Standing with his arms up" (By Peter Fischl) and Ellie Wiesels "Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech" and the poem "
In the book the night there are many tones. In the book night there also many beliefs and religions with Ellie.g When we first get introduced to the main character Ellie we can tell that he his a young kid and is very interesting. Ellie has a very strong faith for god and the jewish religion, but his faith was tested when he was sent to one of the constitution camps. Ellie had to survive with only his dad and him being so young. Ellie goes through an experience that nobody at that age should go through.
To culminate the semesters worth of thoughts and readings of the relationship between religion and literature I decided to analyze the contents of the book Night by Elie Wiesel. This book is an account of Elie’s life in Nazi Germany. It addressed his inner most thoughts as a young man who’s life suddenly changes during the reign of Adolf Hitler. In the following paragraphs I have explored a few religious aspects of Night in relation to two of the required readings and a discussion post assigned to this class.
" Here we go again," Bud whimpered. In a book called Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, a character named Bud suffered a loss because his mother died when he was six years old. Bud had to go to an orphanage he called the home. Bud got adopted by a foster home family called the Amos, and he got bullied by their son, Todd. Bud ran away and began a difficult journey.
A “father is a son’s first hero” (unknown). But what exactly is a hero? The exact definition of a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. In the eyes of a young boy, it is easy to hold their own father on such a high and honorable pedestal; to them, it is inconceivable that their father could be anything but that strong and courageous figure. Be that as it may, the traumatic, unfortunate events that Elie Wisel was forced through, changed how he perceived his father.
The Red Tent is a novel which tells the story of the Biblical figure Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob. Dinah shares a close relationship with the women of her family, growing up among eleven brothers, Dinah spend most of her time with her mother. Because she was the only girl, she was allowed to enter the red tent every month with her mothers as they begin their menstrual cycle and celebrate the moon. With the influence of Rachel, Dinah became a midwife. Rachel’s midwife apperentice was called into Shechem to deliver the son of the King’s concubine.
ABSTRACT Hubert Selby Jr’s Last Exit to Brooklyn represents a perspective in America that is often overlooked due to the rising success of the 1950’s after World War II. This novel covers controversial topics like from rape, violence, drugs, crime and homosexuality. Due to the manner in which the novel is presented, there is much debate on whether the genre of Selby’s literary work is naturalism, moral satire, or both. The goal of this paper is to correctly identify what genre the novel falls in by analyzing and investigating the components of each genre and how they differ, the context and background of the novel itself, the characters and their decisions, and outside resources in order to understand the true purpose of Selby’s work.
In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter reflects upon his life as he grew up in rural Georgia. The memoir highlights the people who helped shape his life while he was attending school and working on his family’s farm. Throughout An Hour Before Daylight, Carter conveys the idea that racism is a learned behavior by utilizing regional dialect, vivid imagery, and unforgettable experiences to create tone and structure that allow the audience to truly understand what it was like to live in the South while segregation still existed. Within each chapter, Carter uses regional dialect to develop realistic characterizations of people who played a significant role in his upbringing.
“People cry not because they 're weak. it 's because they 've been strong for too long”-Johnny Depp. This quote relates to the main character of the novel, Bud, Not Buddy, the main character Bud Caldwell is an orphan and a fictional character that lived during the time of the Great Depression; a time where there was a slump in the economy. Bud at the beginning of the book, is shown as a character with a tough exterior, defiant, and pessimistic character, who is “unable” to cry. Bud being toughened by life, is defiant and pessimistic, but after releasing his hurt that he had hidden for a long period, and finding what he longed for, the character of Bud drastically takes a change in his character.
A Night Divided took place in Berlin, Germany, a little bit after the World War II time. Greta’s (the main character) dad escapes the brick Berlin Wall, which was used to divide West Germany and East Germany. Now Greta is destined to find a way with her family to escape the extremely difficult route to freedom. The main reason on why the Berlin Wall was put up was because, Germany was not happy with the amount of people leaving East Germany to West Germany.