Inman’s isolation was caused by the actions at Cold Mountain, but helped him find a meaning of home. The mountain was a specific location to where Inman and most of the characters lived. The mountain is a representation of the characters, for they are strong and unfearful. The setting was significant to the role in the novel by Charles Frazier as they made their way through the dark moments of Cold
Then off for the forty-day sail to Iwo Jima.” This excerpt contributes to Bradley’s dramatic tone as he talks about young men going off to battle, many not returning to see their families. He foreshadows what drama/horror is to come in the war and in the following chapter of the book. Later, on page 124, Bradley begins a paragraph with, “Leo was lucky to be alive.” Bradley, throughout the novel, continues to use short sentence structure in order to highlight important events, building the drama of the book. In the same
Repetition is used in t “pretending he was not in the war, pretending he had not watched Billy Boy Watkins die” (O’Brien 828) The author repeats many words and phrases in order to show the reader that rather than being brave and unaffected by the way he was trying to pretend as if he wasn’t in the dangerous situation so that he could overcome his fear. Informal word choice his eyes still wide open and scared stiff “The big soldier hissed at him to shut up” The author uses simple, everyday language in order to show the reader the realities of war from the point of view of the fearful soldier. Names of the characters: “Private First Class Paul Berlin” soldier died Billy Boy“ doctor “Doc Peret”. The names of the characters describe their position at war. While the narrator always states his name as a fool informal title, being a Private is actually a very low level beginning soldier, whereas the doctor who was educated and help a higher position is referred to as “Doc” and the life of the lost soldier is not respected with a heroic title of authority, but rather referred to by a nickname “Billy Boy”.
During the Revolutionary War the British were the strongest naval and land force in the world. This was due to their ability to expertly fight by lining up and firing directly at each other. From the day that America signed the Declaration of Independence to the very end of the Revolutionary War the colonists and General Washington had to use different strategies to defeat the British. The first example of his unconventional methods was at the battle of Yorktown. General Washington and the French had General Cornwallis trapped by land and sea and they forced him to surrender.George Washington’s strategy was to trap Cornwallis by surrounding him on land and then have the French destroy his reinforcements and block off his escape to sea.
Personal view of O'Brien's anecdote:“If I Die in a Combat Zone…” In "If I die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home", Tim O’Brien gives the readers a unique insight into the Vietnam War from a soldier’s perspective. He uses dark humor to describe his firsthand experience of combat and the feelings of fear, bravery, and loss. Drafted into the war, O’Brien begins his journey in a training camp in Washington, making a close comrade who shares similar views with him. During his time at the camp, he considers the senselessness of the war and thinks of fleeing the country with his comrade, Erik. O’Brien was surrounded by the era of protest and arguments on the war.
Essentially, in WWII Germany wanted power. The leader of the new cause was Adolf Hitler and he blamed many different races and groups of people for the ‘downfall’ of Germany’s greatness. His rage and influence became so strong he gathered soldiers, The Nazis, and began oppressing anyone who stood in his way. The one important skill that both Roosevelt and Hitler had in common, that brought both of them to such an influential level, was their skill at public speaking. Hitler spoke his way into peoples’ minds and brought war upon the world.
In this passage, Hosseini exemplifies Amir’s feelings using parallel structure; Rahim’s body language is expressed repeatedly in the passage. Amir’s guilt is expressed through his envisioning of Rahim’s body language. Amir knows that he can make things right if he goes back to Afghanistan, so he naturally finds importance in Rahim’s passing remark. Amir is not totally sure that he wants to return to Afghanistan at first, but he is eventually assured by a dream that comes to him. While laying in bed, Amir dreams of a memory of Hassan - “He was yelling over his shoulder: For you, a thousand times over!” (194).
Struggling he fights Grendel’s mother for killing Aeschere, “Angry; the steel-edged blade lay where he 'd dropped it. If weapons were useless he 'd use his hands, the strength in his fingers. So fame comes to the men who mean to win it and care about nothing else!” (505-509). Lastly, Beowulf demonstrates braveness when he encounters with the dragon. He doesn’t give up just like the rest of the superheroes, ““Then Beowulf rose, still brave, still strong, and with his shield at his side, and a mail shirt on his breast, strode calmly, confidently, toward the tower, under the rocky cliffs: no coward could have walked there!”
Throughout Howard Zinn’s life he embodied every characteristic that could be found in the rebel described by Rollo May in Power and Innocence chapter 11 “The Humanity of the Rebel”. She details how the rebel acts, behaves and what they aim to achieve. When Zinn was young he was eager to fight fascism so he joined the airforce as a bombardier in World War II, through his experiences in the combat zones his stance on war dramatically changed to the point he was totally against it in every way, shape or form. In the first 2 minutes of the film he is giving an interview and says “The world is already moving in certain directions, and to be neutral, to be passive in a situation like that, is to collaborate with whatever is going on. And I, as a teacher, do not want to be a collaborator with whatever is happening in the world.” (Zinn Film).
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.