Betrayal can leads to Change In the novel “Flight”, Sherman Alexie goes through the life of Zits, a boy who had lost his mom when he was 6 years old by cancer and knows that his father was indian and left when he was born. Having lost both parents, had made his life a total mess. He runs away from his foster homes, gets drunk, steals and gets caught by Dave, the police officer who almost always catches him. Dave knows almost everything about zits and has given him many chances to put his life together. He meets Justice, who is a 17 year old boy who teaches zits how to be violent and messes everything up.
In the 1930’s it was hard time in jail. Tj is in jail shuffering with no water, no food, no nothing. He was tied to the ball and chain for a year because they caught him escaping from period. now it is 1932, the ball and chain was off but Tj was still in jail. TJ made a plan how to escape so the cop saw him planing it out and escape from him so he had to go back to the ball and chain, now he has to wear it for 3 years.
“I heard six or seven shots while I was still out of the car. One second in between each shot. Fast, but not machine gun fast,” said Carson. He then hid in a chiropractors office and called his family to make escape plans. After being held in their places for hours, the bloody man in the grocery store was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital.
The prison is a large open camp surrounded by a barbed wire fence. We were forced to march from the hospital to the railroad it took 6 days they forced us to march with no food or water 60 miles. If you fell behind, talked to guards, or tried to help someone they either beat you or killed you. I watched in horror as an officer refused to give up his wedding ring and he was forced to his knees and beheaded. Men simply fell over dead from exhaustion.
These are all examples of how Norman Bowker had changed throughout the story. He went from being innocent, or without war on his mind ever, to having nothing else to say to anyone if it didn’t involve war. After he had came back from war, he was not able to keep a job, he was not able to keep a conversation going with anyone because no one knew what he was going through. He was also suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) which in the long run, made him feel as if no one would understand him or his story because no one else was in war when he was and no one experienced what he
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
It also marks the death of dignity, sanity, and innocence. Norman Bowker, one of the young soldiers, hung himself in the YMCA locker room of his hometown because he struggled to find meaning in his life after the war. Before he performs this act however, he writes a letter to O’Brien explaining his internal struggles when he returns home: “ a guy who feels like he got zapped over in that shithole. A guy who can’t get his get his act together and just drives around town all day and can’t think of any damn place to go and doesn’t know how to get there anyway. This guy wants to talk about it, but he can’t….” Bowker feels that he has lost a sense of purpose because of the war; he no longer has drive or ambition and this can be contributed to the horrific images and situations he experienced during the war.
Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father. This type of dependency, can affect someone’s mental state. After his death, she has a rather difficult time coming to terms with his demise, refusing to believe that one person she connected to most, was gone. This continued for three days, and while the community saw her denial of her father’s death as a normal part of the grieving process, it certainly was something deeper than what it was. After she finally accepts her father’s passing, she meets a Northern laborer who comes into town as a contractor, Homer Barron.
As much I try to forget about him, my thoughts still hover back to Arsen. The police took him away that night and the court gave his custody to his aunt and uncle. Not even a week with his new guardians, and his aunt divorced his old uncle. News broke thereafter that Arsen 's uncle was a drunkard and stayed home unemployed the entire time, surviving off food stamps and unemployment checks. Observing my ex-best friend, he probably fell into the wrong crowd during that time.
On one of the first nights we got to know each other, he sadly passed away from typhus, which is very common here at Auschwitz. I recall him waking up seeing his pale face and realizing that I do not want to go through this ever again. Even though I am genuinely feeling isolated and longing for companionship, the agony of losing someone is something I never want to go through again. In the next morning at 4:00 AM we hear the same heavy whistles. The guards direct us to another construction and everyone is wondering what is going on.