In his book, Autopsy of War, the author, John Parrish, states, “I felt I was being unfairly compared to my saintly older brother, whose virtues became more remarkable with the passage of time.” Parrish considered that he was not good enough to be appreciated by his parents. All of his actions were compared to his brothers’, and no one had seen his personal virtues and talents. Felling neglected, Parrish became reserved and not willing to socialize with his peers. This state of being isolated persisted during the entire life. During the school years, he had no friends, was timid and ignored.
Many veterans are unemployed due to lack of education, they are homeless because of lack of funds, they are alone because they lack a family, or they are suffering because of the nightmares that come with fighting in terribles wars. America honors the veterans that stand tall when they come back from war-ravaged countries, welcoming them with hugs and thanks and parades. Though when it comes to veterans who lack the materials to take care of themselves and live like a normal citizen, America ignores them, turning a blind eye. They act as if that veteran who is homeless has not gone to another country and risked their life - and for what cause? What would one lose if they were to stop and donate a few coins?
Again as he ages, he lacks the capabilities of connecting with the right people to create a family or home. His lack of exposure to any sort of homey atmosphere limits his capabilities in bonding emotionally to anyone. Wagamese illustrates all of these links and themes through his writing by exhibiting the symbols of Garnet’s lack of a home, as well as a lack of a loving family, but in the end provides Garnet with both. When Garnet does arrive home and meets his family he is finally comfortable with his life. He finds peace and love with his family and poses as a true advocate for those who wish to have a home but are unsure of how to do
After the war ended, he learns about his parent’s death and feels indifferent and relieved even. Also, this is apparent in his relationship with Diana, where he refuses to get engaged because “…she was too much like a mother to me” (88). Only later in his life will he feel anything other than relief from his parents deaths, and even then he still feels apathetic towards
With all of these soul-shattering, life-changing conditions, it is less of a war and more of a test of strength for the soldiers, here at Valley Forge. Some men were going home and not returning. Other men just completely deserted. Even George Washington’s position was uncertain, the members of congress didn’t trust him. Life at Valley Forge was obviously horrible, and the ugly truth is that it wouldn’t get much better.
While doing this, his brother was there helping him the whole time. The one reason Doodle’s brother decided to help was because he was ashamed that his brother could not do anything. Emotions changed the narrator and made him feel something that lead to an opportunity. That opportunity was helping Doodle be normal and it changed him and his family’s emotions for the better. Waiting for the worst to happen will not get anyone anywhere.
He admits to praying to a god he no longer believed in. the second quote explains after Wiesel’s father’s death no prayers were said over his tomb. This means Wiesel didn’t pray because he loved his father so much and did everything he could for him, even when he had the thought of losing his father, he prayed. This is a huge sign he lost all faith in god. At the end of Wiesel’s memoir he had given up on god because nothing in his life at that time was good, which changed his
It soon proved to be the latter, because as the novel progressed he loses his spirit and he even became more selfish and “went home half ‘piped’” (Sinclair, 134). The workers, in their misery, sometimes seemed to forget about the others that relied on them, even ceasing to speak with each other. For example, in On Child Labor, Andrew Carnegie reveals that even children in a breaker room who should be joyful “were bending over till their spines were curved, never saying a word all the live long day”. These children never had the time to think of anything but work, so even if they had some other talent they would not even know. The workers were stripped of their personality as quickly as meat was
Things are horrendous throughout the war, but the real effect of it happens outside of the war. Things such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and also the loss of very close friends. Near the end of the book, Paul is the last survivor of his original classmates who enlisted. “Now if we go back we will be weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope” (Remarque 294) This captures the feelings Paul has towards the war. He feels as if he goes back to the front, he will have no motivation, no drive to fight because all of his friends who pushed him to fight, are not there
“The eyes of our brothers are dull, and never do they look one another in the eyes. The shoulders of our brothers are hunched, and their bodies were shrinking and wished to shrink out of sight” (Rand 46). This quote gives the idea that they feel some sort of fear or uneasiness but can’t seem to express their feelings because it’s against the law. That feeling is felt throughout the entire book except the ending when Equality finds the meaning of life which is one’s self. Me and my partnered both assumed that when Equality escaped, they didn’t decide to go after him as punishment, because they probably thought he wouldn’t last and would die.