The most remarkable, effective, and engaging literary device used is imagery. The author describes situations and explains in detail or elaborates on the situation. “Since the Japanese killed his mother and four brothers and sisters, he started eating mud” (144). Cristobal Alvarez was the son of Pilar Cuneta-Alvarez and the brother of 4 siblings. Brainard shows how badly the Japanese traumatized him by describing his behavior; “... the Virgins, who took care of Cris, had grand attacks over those mud-eating episodes” (144).
The novel ‘Heroes’ by Robert Cormier features a young war veteran, Francis Cassavant, who returns to his childhood home of Frenchtown from serving in the Second World War and has suffered severe deformities from a fall “on a grenade” which has led the readers to sympathise him and to believe that he is a “poor boy”. Francis has returned to Frenchtown with a specific purpose of killing Larry LaSalle, who is first portrayed as the glamorous and perfect man with a “smile that revealed dazzling movie-star teeth” and “a touch of Fred Astaire in his walk”. Through Larry’s character, Cormier is able to explore the various themes of the novel: masks, power, heroism, and guilt. Although Larry LaSalle is presented as a “hero” and a “champion”, there is an air of ambiguity about him that suggests that he is wearing a mask, exploring the theme of masks, as it contrasts with his “dazzling movie star” good looks and his “big hero” persona. The ambiguity initially starts in the very beginning when Francis mentions that he is “going to kill” Larry LaSalle; Cormier uses this technique of foreshadowing and first person narration so that the readers are constantly alert to the subtle early warnings that Larry LaSalle is not what he made out to be, that he might be wearing a mask.
Like, “I traveled around, and one time I come home, and there was the letter saying Jesse got killed in the war. Broke my heart it truly did. They sent back what he had with him over there, and what it was is this old mouth fiddle and these here clippings.” (12) Lemon told Greg. Based on this evidence it demonstrates that Lemon had something meaningful, his son, but when his son died the things he had become Lemon’s treasures. Lemon’s treasure was originally his son, but after he died, the newspaper clippings and the harmonica Jesse carried around became Lemon’s treasure.
Before, Hiram could be described as a young boy who had a blind, immense love for his grandfather and the South. However, his experience with Emmett Till and observing a murder that his grandfather was part of reformed Hiram, who came to see the flaws in the once idyllic place. An oft-present, major theme in the book is that past encounters have a big effect on who people become. When the verdict was delivered and justice wasn’t given to Emmett Till, Hiram had stated, “I felt like someone had knocked the wind out of me, how could the jury find them innocent.” (192) This is a huge contrast from the beginning of the book, where Harim did not care about the ongoing racial problem in the South, and would ignore whatever his
The narrator jumps in Greasy Lake and finds a dead body. In the short story “Greasy Lake” the narrator’s thoughts, actions, and comments reveal the theme that an experience can make people realize there will always be people tougher than them. In the beginning of the story the narrator’s thoughts reveal that the narrator thinks he and his friends are bad characters. When the narrator is describing him and his friends, the narrator mentions that “We were all dangerous characters then. We wore torn-up leather jackets, slouched around with toothpicks in our mouths, sniffed glue and what somebody claimed was cocaine” (687).
Crane’s short story, The Monster, is about how Henry Johnson, the coachman, severely burns his body in the attempt to rescue the Dr. Trescott’s young son, but rather than receiving high acclaims within the town, he is ridiculed for his burnt face and disabilities. While Henry Johnson losing his face is quite a loss, the real loss is the mask every townspeople had prior to the house fire. When the townspeople lost their mask, it revealed the true face of how unkind they are towards those who look or act different than the social norm. Judge Hagenthrope speaks to Dr. Trescott in reference to Henry Johnson, “No one wants to advance such ideas, but somehow I think that that poor fellow ought to die,” revealing that some people within the town
This is where the true Promethean punishment sets in and the line can be drawn with his seemingly never-ending chase through uninhabitable conditions and the eternal punishment of Prometheus. Victor, when he got his closest, became lost and became his sickest in the tundra where he meets Captain Walton and tells him of his story. At this point, he has suffered and has regretted everything he had done. In his final days alive his Prometheus and Zeus side lived in a strange cohesion. And after his own creation stole his final breath he had died a man who had made all the wrong moves and could only realize it in the
He was often quoted saying the universe is a “big damn mess”, his satirical nature allowed him to laugh at the terrible things that happened to him throughout his life. While growing up in the Great Depression, he watched his father waste away and returned home from war on Mother’s Day only to find that his mother had committed suicide the night before. During this war, he was captured in Germany and survived a bombing that killed hundreds of thousands of people. After witnessing this and the devastating fate of his family, he, much like other depressed war survivors began questioning God and religion. Most likely, this is what led to him writing Cat’s Cradle.
The family was full of lies and big daddy children Brick and Gooper wives wanted big daddy property once he passed. Brick tells Big daddy the truth about his clinic report and Big daddy explains to brick why he is so depressed after Skipper death. Brick is having emotional issues because he believes it is his fault Skipper is dead. Tennessee Williams explores that how telling the truth can make you understand
Creon finds Haemon, in his last moments, mourning the loss of Antigone, “now among the dead, his father’s work,” as described by the messenger in line 1364. The messenger goes on to say,in lines 1371 to 1380, that Haemon first swings towards his father with a dagger, then pitifully and fatally stabs himself. The messenger agrees that Creon’s inability to give in to another’s point of view and have humility are the causations for Haemon’s suicide in lines 1383 to 1835, “The unfortunate boy has shown all men how, of all the evils which afflict mankind, the most disastrous one is thoughtlessness,” which references Creon’s tragic flaws. Following the death of his son, and eventually his wife, Creon realized the failures in his actions and judgements, and is left to suffer due to his own actions. In lines 1406 to 1407, after the discovery
In prison, he had learned how to fight and defend himself, and how easily one could take another’s life. Death was also introduced to John Grady Cole on his adventure. He experienced the loss of a friend when Blevins was killed, just as Huckleberry Finn did when Buck died. Huckleberry Finn moved on from the loss. John Grady Cole had experienced severe depression and had almost killed the captain due to his experiences.
During 1944, Elie Wiesel was forced from his home to undertake a great trial, known by many as the Holocaust. After the grueling meat grinder, known by some as the Shoah, he had survived, and was able to write his experiences years after the event. In short, Wiesel wrote Night to remind people of the horrors and conditions he had experienced within the concentration camps. Years after the Holocaust occurs, Wiesel shows the harsh treatment on him and his peers, enforced by the Schutzstaffel, such as working with great starvation and tiredness. The writing reveals the feelings of oppressed; starved; weakening men under the rule of fascist Nazis.
During and after the war the way the men live their lives are haunted by the guilt of the men they killed. As Tim explains to his daughter “I returned with my daughter to Vietnam, where we visited the site of Kiowa 's death , and where i looked for signs of forgiveness or personal grace or whatever the land might offer.” This quote says a lot about the men and how much they feel obligated to feel responsible for their comrades deaths. Kiowa 's death was by an ambush on a routine patrol when he was gun downed while going pee. His superior ranking lieutenant was off his guard when Kiowa 's death occurred. This all does a number on each and every man in the platoon.
One quote to support this is, “The crash killed Morgan 's friend, fellow comedian known as ‘Jimmy Mack,’ and injured four other passengers, including Morgan.” (Booker) As the quote says, there was a fatality in this crash. Tracy was severely wounded, and was left in critical condition because of the crash. Similar to Phineas Gage’s case, Tracy also made full a physical recovery, and made a return to comedy, as proven by his appearance on Saturday Night Live in October, 2015. “I can’t wait to get back,” he told a journalist. “But right now my goal is just to heal and get better 'cause I 'm not 100 percent yet.
On September 16, 1862, Daniel M. Holt M.D. wrote to his wife, “Shortly [we encountered] a rebel with his brains blown out, arms extended, and eyes protruding from their sockets, some not yet dead but grasping the few remaining breaths away in utter unconsciousness, others mortally wounded calling for water knowing that eternity was separated only by a hair’s breadth…I have seen what I never once expected I should see.” Dr. Holt of the 121st New York Army further describes the carnage and horror that he and countless other Civil War surgeons encountered in letters and journals written during his experience in the war. While working during a time described by Surgeon General William Hammond as “the end of the Medical Middle Ages,” it was inevitable