The novel “The Roar” by Emma Clayton, the distinction between the protagonist [Mika] and the antagonist [Mal Gorman] were stated through Mika’s numerous hateful declarations against Mal Gorman1. Due to these statements, it feels all too natural to hate him and declare him worthy of no mercy. However, I believe that you can’t hate him at all. You cannot hate Mal Gorman, as there is no stable personality to hate.
“You remember what you want to forget and you forget what you want to remember,” (McCarthy 12). With most aspects of life, the horrendous moments are the times that no one can erase. This applied to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Towards the end of the novel when the son loses his father proves to be the most indelible moment with the assistance of the feelings experienced during that part. The son encounters a variety of emotions including loneliness, loss and hope. In enduring these complex emotions, this section was the most remarkable part.
Albert DeSalvo was born on September 3rd, 1931, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was born to Frank and Charlotte DeSalvo. His father Frank DeSalvo, was of Italian descent and was a violent alcoholic. Frank was also very abusive towards his wife and children. At a very young age Frank was said to have taught Albert how to shoplift. Frank beat Albert as well as Charlotte, Albert’s mother. One particular incident involved Frank beating Albert with a lead pipe. From these incidents, the police knew the DeSalvo’s very well, as they had arrested Frank numerous times. The money that Charlotte made as a seamstress fueled Frank’s alcohol addiction. This addiction lead to his inclination to prostitutes, and frequently abused their services. This horrible
During the Industrial Revolution big businesses took places of small workshops, increasing to quantity but not quality. This made many people lose their jobs, and now there was only one place to work the factories. Ahead of these factories were big business owners, some born into money others worked their way up to it like Andrew Carnegie. Work at these factories became unsafe and the pay was bad, they could only blame one person and that was the owners. People of this time saw these business owners as either villain or hero, witch side of the scale do Andrew Carnegie falls on?
Frank is introduced as the stereotypical Asian stereotype, a workhorse slave to studying that got into Harvard and achieved perfect test scores. However, when you learn more about his home life, the clear abuses and pressure that his mother put on him make his seemingly immaculate overachiever life much darker. His mother is implied to be fueled by her Korean heritage, which promotes an intense and arduous school experience on students. AP Frank acquired his nickname due to his heavy AP course load, which his mom forced him to do despite his wishes to do sports or extracurricular activities.A significant use of symbolism occurs on page 41, when a white sheet that was made for Mr.Whitman saying “AP FRANK” is washed by Frank’s mother. Once the sheet, is washed, all that is left is “A FRANK”, which foreshadows how his nickname will be too washed away and with it a new and improved personality will form, as Frank becomes his own person not defined
Jesse James was a very horrible man that a lot of people looked up to for some reason. He was into a lot of criminal activity that got him into some trouble. Not with just the law but with other people as well, so he always had to keep a lookout for people that looked suspicious. But one day he didn't keep a good enough eye out and it got him in trouble. So here are the events that lead up to Jesse James criminal career and eventually his death.
Honestly what is loyalty? One can’t even begin to define such a word. It’s one single seven letter word yet, it has a deep profound definition. Typically one does not use loyalty until they are put to the test. The test can be anything, like staying loyal to the patriots or staying loyal to your best friend. When he gets down to the despicable core of tough times one can see who 's truly loyal. In the novel, Montana 1948, Larry Watson reveals conflict between two necessary values loyalty and justice which is exemplified throughout.
One the most important philosophy concept topic from the movie High Noon was the notion of Duty or the notion of Utilitarianism. The movie wanted to discuss Will Kane sense of duty throughout the film and the townspeople sense of duty too. The beginning of the film he was getting married to Amy and able to retired from being a marshal to live a good life with his new wife. The evil character Frank wanted to kill Kane for putting him in jail. The townspeople do not want him to help out; because he is not a marshal anymore. The townspeople believe it’s not his problem anymore and wanted to defend against Frank alone. This notion does input the ideas on what people morality and control of the hold of belief in the first place. His new wife Amy, is a Quaker, who does not believe in violence to solve problems. The reason she became a Quaker, her father and brother were killed by guns with violence.
Porfirio Díaz was the President of Mexico from 1877 to 1911, for more than thirty-five years. He played a significant role in bringing about the Mexican Revolution. Díaz established a strong centralized government, and throughout his presidency he controlled everything as an absolute ruler. During his reign, which was one of Mexico 's longest lasting and most stable in terms of politics, he completely repressed and eliminated opposition through governing by his own rule with an iron fist. Even though Díaz is considered as one of the most prominent dictators of Mexico, he left a strong print in the history of Mexico while laying the foundations that made the current country. As a matter of fact, not only Díaz brought political stability to Mexico, but he also stabilized its economy while bringing about modernization. However, he has been frequently criticized because he suppressed liberties and distributed unevenly wealth. Diaz’s dictatorial political system together with the capitalist economic transformation he introduced in the countryside were two important factors in causing the Mexican Revolution.
Nathalie Diaz’s poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drug” and “ My Brother at 3 A.M” point out how drug and alcohol abuse cause stress and problems over a family. Diaz explains the struggle that her family has to be through because of her brother addiction. Diaz’s poems show her life and the struggle she needs to experience such as drug addiction, violence, and poverty.
In the book “If You Come Softly”, by Jacqueline Woodson, both Ellie and Jeremiah seem to harbor resentment and a certain degree of mistrust towards one of their parents. One reason is in chapter 9+10. In chapter 9+10 Ellie and Jeremiah both show a lack of confidence to their parents. On page 94 of chapter 9, Elie’s dad says “So tell me about this boy Marion says you met at Percy”. Ellie seems to get upset when her dad commented: “about this boy”. Ellie frowns and seems upset. She says “Nothing. There isn’t a boy, Daddy. Just this guy I met who-nothing”. This shows that Ellie does not have the confidence in telling her dad about Jeremiah and admitting that she likes him a bit. In chapter 10 Jeremiah also shows lack of confidence to his parents.
How does one man go from a bright and dashing young man, to a drab lifeless one? Frank Shabata in O’ Pioneers! had this transformation, all because of two young people’s choices. Frank caught his wife, Marie, committing adultery in his orchard late at night with a young man Emil. He shot and killed them on the spot, then was sentenced and sent to the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.
Gatsby fabricates his life in order to fit in with society. “ Absolutely real- have pages and everything. I thought they’d be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of fact, they’re absolutely real. Page and-Here! Lemme show you.” (Fitzgerald 45) through this quote the author compare Gatsby with his books, in which it’s filled with fabrication of lies. In the time period of the Jazz age, the people in the west egg or the “ New money” is often being looked down upon the east egger, since gaining of wealth through illegal activities are consider immoral and unethical. In the end of the book, the narrator portrays Gatsby as a honest and moral character. Although Gatsby has been dishonest throughout the story, he is still more honest and moral comparing to the people from the east egg. One’s social class can addict one’s honesty and morality, as the social class defines one’s characterization and
The television series Shameless depicts a dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher who is a single father of six children in which he spends most of his days on drugs and having misadventures while his kids learn to take care of themselves and survive with doing petty jobs to keep their house. Among the many characters are Fiona, Carl, and Frank. Fiona is the main protagonist who is like the mother of the family and maintains the family afloat but the other siblings have to do their part in the household. Carl is the second youngest boy in the family who has struggles with fitting in society and tries to find who he is by being apart of different groups. In season six, episode three of the series, each characters uses satirical and comedic devices to address social issues of poverty, society, and parenthood that is shown through verbal irony, dramatic irony and understatement.
The Great American Dream is an ideal that states through hard work and dedication, every American citizen has the opportunity to accomplish personal goals and achieve success. The amount of effort put forth to obtain these goals, and achieve individualized success is decided upon by that citizen. Some of the more common goals and successes are ownership of property, obtaining wealth, enjoying liberties, experiencing patriotism, and raising a family. In “Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving, the main character Rip is able to obtain the Great American Dream through laziness. Washington Irving satirizes the Great American Dream in his short story, and in this paper I will analyze how “Rip Van Winkle” can be read as a parody.