It was chosen mainly for its isolation away from other settlements in Wyoming and for its cheap sources of water and transportation needs. Interviews were conducted with several internees years after the release from this particular camp. Kara Kondo, being one of the internees, were asked on what she remembered on the day of mass removal, “I think I’ll always remember the sound of the gate clanging behind you and knowing that you were finally under, you had barbed wires around you, and you were really being interned” (Ikeda). Bill Hosokawa was another person to be interviewed; “The fence was a very big issue. One of the main causes of resentment in the assembly centers was that they were all fenced in.
In the South, Attaway highlights the exhausted land, Big Mat 's barren wife Hattie, the family 's excessive hunger, and the chore of plowing all day with no incentive. Additionally, the urban landscape of the North is also painted as dull and dying. In the North, Attaway demonstrates the destruction of natural landscape, evident " in the pollution of the ‘dirty-as-a-catfish-hole river with a beautiful name: the ‘Monongahela,’” as well as the “mountains of red ore, yellow limestone, and black coke, that line the river banks” (43). Blood on the Forge follows the three Moss brother- Big Mat, Chinatown, and Melody. They move to the industrial wasteland of western Pennsylvania from the Jim Crow South.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Eugenia Collier’s “Marigolds”, the decay of the domiciles of the Radleys and Miss Lottie contribute to the lore surrounding them, as the demeanor of each house is the most visible piece of their existence. Both characters inhabit ramshackle ruins of houses that have been a constant in the towns for as long as the townsfolk can remember; based off the exterior senescent, the townsfolk make unfounded inferences about the Radleys and Miss Lottie. As the Radleys live in a house that “had long ago darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it”, so Boo Radley must have deteriorated to a shadow of the person he used to be (Lee). Because the townsfolk can only see the exterior of the house, they use
There is a powerful meaning of nature in “Ethan Frome,” whose author is Edith Wharton describes the changing cycles of nature. The story takes place in a small New England town in the middle of winter adding to the tension of the story. This literature piece is from the realism era; literature in this time describes how this could happen to you. Nature is at its meanest during the winter where it’s very vengeful to everything. Winter is the time for death in nature by taking out those animals who can’t find enough food to stay alive.
The internal conflict was expressed more so in the midst of the story when the main character started his hike up to camp to find the boys and he realized it was a lot colder than he thought. During this time he remembered the old man from Sulphur Creek who told him about the weather previously before and that he shouldn’t go alone. The internal conflict came at an climax when the man realized he could freeze to death since he was not able to start a fire and his method of beating his hands to spark a feeling of sensation didn’t work. He was at anger with himself when he realized he was at fault with this predicament he was in, and coming to an end he accept his fate of death and died lying in the snow. This story relates to the societal message that people need people, if the main character would have just had someone with him he could of survived and would’ve made it back to camp, but he decided to go alone and being alone is what ended his
One dreary landscape is described, saying, “For a moment the place was lifeless…”(Steinbeck, 4). A lifeless world is frightening and lonely, much like life was during the Great Depression. This is a greater metaphor for George and Lennie’s lives because it says their lives are bleak and lifeless. When George and Lennie arrive at the farm their living quarters are described as, “...a long, rectangular building. Inside, the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted”(Steinbeck, 18).
Nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains, is a small cabin. The family it once sheltered has long been gone. Once filled with life and hope, it now sits empty and bare. It stands as a monument to a time long gone, but soon it to will disappear. Disintegrating on the outside, rotting on the inside, and drowning in the ever thickening forest, it slowly crumbles away.
The Effects of War in In the Lake of The Woods The theme for In the Lake of The Woods is the effects of war a soldier must face when they come home from battle by the novel focusing on the protagonist John Wade and his internal struggles in man v.s. Self as well as Man v.s. World. The author also uses imagery, symbolism, and diction on the character as John Wade lives alone with his wife on a cabin on a lake in the woods. In Tim O 'Brien 's novel, there are many instances of imagery when John is having to go through his memories of what happened in vietnam, especially when he is in a trench and saw everyone around him kill all that moved or breathed.. Later throughout the novel he lied constantly about what happened and often he thought
March 17, 1838 Dear Diary, Today while sitting in the crispy cold weather, with the clothes that now resembled rags, I sat pondering my life. My face now covered in the unpleasant texture of dirt and smut from the factory; now appeared to have become a part of m. My hands disarrayed and my cracked hands bandaged lay tight in my lap and now mirrored my life. I haven’t any parents to speak of so I found myself this alley where I write to you. Not far from work I await the loud bell to alarm me of my next shift down at the factory. Suddenly a gust of cool frost wind blew right in my direction; squinting against it and quivering violently I grasped onto my letters that I gathered over the years to fall into the rights hands.
He takes a risk that could either pay off mightily or possibly send him to his death. The Man is lead to a yukon territory that is extremely cold. He is isolated from all people and only has a dog making the journey with him. It is clear that the temperature becomes the man's enemy, “Fifty degrees below zero meant 80 degrees of frost. Such facts told him that it was cold and uncomfortable, and that was all.