He looked around the boat and saw black people chained together with sad looks on their faces. That’s when he realized his chances of seeing his home country again were very slim. The smell under the decks were so terrible that he became so sick he was unable to eat; he wished death would relieve him. When it was time to eat and he refused, he got laid down, his feet tied and beaten badly. He found some of his countrymen and asked what was going on and they told him they are being carried to the white people’s country to work for them.
As I Lay Dying Analysis A death in the family results in hard times and how we react to it. In the novel, As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner describes the life of a poor, dysfunctional family traveling across rural Mississippi to bury their deceased wife and mother. Faulkner uses point of view to allow the reader to experience the emotion, mindset, and struggle of each individual character. The wife and mother, Addie, is on her death bed while her oldest son, Cash, is trying to perfectly build her coffin since he is a bit of a perfectionist in the story. Her other two sons, Darl and Jewel, continue to antagonize each other.
Many of the families lost their farm and animals were free loose on the streets because many were blamed. The accusation of Abigail towards Elizabeth Proctor separated her from her husband John Proctor. Elizabeth was taken to jail for putting a needle in the poppet. Everyone was in trial, Giles, and his wife Martha were separated and killed. Families were getting split and killed because of this non sense going on.
Both Mary and Equiano suffered greatly upon their being taken. They both endured mental, physical, and emotional distress at being torn from their families and friends. Equiano was only a child when he was taken from his village, away from everything and everyone he had ever known, so the natural fear of parental separation would be terrifying in itself. Many years later, as he was being shipped overseas, he witnessed the cruel and inhumane treatment of innocent people. In describing the living conditions of the slave ship, Equiano states, “The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying, rendered the whole a scene of horror almost inconceivable” (Equiano 1279).
We go up to the people crying and they told us that the everyone was dead back at the ghetto. I felt my heart drop to my stomach, I fell on my knees and started balling my eyes out. I ran to the tent and Ethan tried to comfort me, but I was too busy thinking about my dad, if your wonder my mom left us when i was a baby so my dad took care of me. “Dezirae,” Ethan acknowledged. “What do you want,” I cried.
O’Conner’s family was one of the first to live in her hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia she also attended parochial school. As you can see her stories are surrounded by her belief. In today’s world societal morals and values have drastically crumbled making the world an unacceptable place. Flannery O’Conner’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” moves from a family comedy into a brutal revelation while on a family vacation. While on the way to find the homestead where grandmother grew up, she puts them down the wrong path right into a murderer’s escape route.
He destroys his marriage and family and orders Desiree and the baby to leave and never come back.While being so enraged with anger he starts to burn everything that belonged to Desiree from all of her clothes and gowns to all of the letters they wrote to each other. In doing this he came across a letter from his mother intended for his father. When he opened and read it, he realized that he is part black and that he is the reason why the baby came out part African. The letter read “I thank God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery” (Chopin 5). This is a good example of irony because it is a very dramatic plot twist, nobody would have every expected this and it leaves the reader in “Awe” (Owleyes
Tom and Joe Harper run away to become pirates and escape their lives. Feeling guilty, he comes back one night and witnesses his Aunt and Joe’s mother grieving about their respective losses. He decides to return to his town on the day his ‘funeral’ was to take place. After returning, Aunt Polly asks him whether he really loved them or not. He states that he does and that he even dreamt about them, stating the events he saw as parts of his dreams.
“All right, then, I’ll go to hell”(214). Huck says this after he rips apart a letter that he was going to send to Miss Watson about her slave Jim that he helped escape. Huck’s entire life consisted of friends and family owning slaves and there being nothing wrong with it. So as Huck joins Jim down the Mississippi it is a huge turning point in that time in history, it was frowned upon and unheard of. Huck struggles to come to terms with himself, it is almost as though he is disappointed that he did that.
The first horrible act was when Equiano was kidnapped with his sister in chapter one, when “two men and a woman” (Equiano 12) stole them away and took them to the woods. Olaudah Equiano “cried and grieved continually” (Equiano 12) when he and his sister, the only family or comfort he had left was taken away from him. To think of all the children separated from their families during the slave trade, one can only imagine the heart break and emotional wreckage this caused. Another example of the horrors of slavery was in chapter three, however this example of cruelty was more physical. While on a plantation, Olaudah Equiano was sent inside the estate to fan his ill master and when he walked in he saw a black woman which had on an iron muzzle that “locked her mouth so fast that she could scarcely speak; and could not eat or drink” (Equiano 21).
All of this is conveyed by the passages,”A long way Gone,” and, “Babes in arms.” The war had disastrous effects on Ishmael. Can you imagine returning home to find your family and house in a burning mess. This is what happened to ishmael. The war killed his immediate family. This is what i observed in paragraph 2 of , "A long way gone, "when it states, "Why have i been the only one to survive the war?