“ Whenever Arthur thought of it he saw the giant wheels clawing the air,saw his father’s face-purple eyes bulging out.”(pg 230) This quote shows that how he well always remember the gruesome death of his father and how much of an impact it will have on him. This also makes Arthur more independent because he doesn't have anyone to help him take care of the farm and no one else
Throughout Ishmael’s journey he very rarely slept without medication. When he would sleep without medication, he would be haunted throughout the night by memories of the war. Revenge is never the answer relates to this because Ishmael was running from the pain inside of himself, but that pain that had only grown since his quest to avenge his family. What Ishmael didn’t realize is that finding revenge for what had happened to his family wouldn’t ease the pain inside of himself, it would only worsen the pain. Ishmael lost his humanity in the war because he lost focus of what was truly important, like
Hour of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It details a wife named Mrs. Louise Mallard, who struggles with a heart condition. After learning of her husband, Brentley Mallard’s death in a railroad accident, Mrs. Mallard deals with grief in many stages. Chopin incorporates many literary devices throughout “The Story of an Hour,” but imagery is the most evident.
The epigraph of Chapter Three highlights the ways both Mother and Mattie feel and relates to the novel’s theme of loss. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Fever 1793, quotes from a letter from Margaret Morris, which states “Oh, then the hands of the pitiful mother prepared her child’s body for the grave.” , the “pitiful mother” representing Mother, and the child spoken about is Matilda. Mother has just experienced yet another death, the last one being Mattie’s father. Polly was their helper girl, and now they don’t have anyone to help around the shop.
When she says this she feels her own pain, but also pain for others. She knows that there are women like her that are grieving for the loss of loved ones because of war. Throughout the war Lan lost many people and she tells Kien that he is the only one to come back. She tells
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.
Like Morrie, though, Elie finds comfort in his father, the only family he has left. His father is what motivates him to keep fight and to stay alive when so many have already given up and succumbed to death. In fact, after his father’s death, he feels like nothing else is worth caring about (Wiesel 113). In way of religion, outlook on life, and the importance of family, there are many differences and similarities between the characters of Tuesdays with Morrie and Night.
In a world where lost hinders, war rages, and death of an enemy is victory, Pat Carr takes her readers to a time where war is prominent. In the novella Death of a Confederate Soldier, Saranell Birdsong, an emotionally lost young girl, tries to grasp an understanding of what's beyond her comprehension. While Renny her slave willingly saves her, Geneva her hopeless mother turns down the job of parenthood and in that is unable to face reality. Because of her it is better to lose a parents through death than it is through emotional abandonment.
The last stanza, “sad height” maybe it symbolizes of death. The close of the death. The poem “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” becomes intensely personal as the poet point to his father and tells him, “Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray” which means that he wants his father to burn with feeling and emotion while he still can, even if he curses his son so long as he does not die with putting up a fight against death. Pleading with him to still be fierce. While the poem state many types of men, the fact that it ends with his father shows that the poet thinks of his father not as the grave, wild, or good men discussed previously, but that he is a category by himself.
The central theme of the poem is the death of a young girl, so it is clear to see that at some point in the poem the mood will put the reader into a state of sadness or pity for the little girl and her mother. The mood begins with the cover image for the “Ballad of Birmingham” in Dudley Randall’s Broadside Press. “The card format and the somber illustration of six figures huddled together, heads bowed, suggest a funeral” (Sullivan). The cover of the press is a black background with six white silhouettes with their heads bowed. “Drawings will do more than any other one feature” (Bornstein 713).
Reading Seymour Hersh 's article, there is a ditch in the village of My Lai. Crowded with dead bodies, dozens of women, old people and children by the American soldiers. Those people fighting in armed conflict. I feel like every war in the past and every war in the future is all the same, but if war resulted in peace now it would be better after hundreds years of death and wars. The crazy part of the war is that people went and made the same mistake over and over again.
Emily Dickinson’s poem, #303, focuses on the experience which comes after “great pain”. On a more complex level, the poem illustrates how catastrophic events have the ability to numb its bearers. Dickinson personifies the nerves by stating that they “sit ceremonious, like Tombs”. Dickinson’s reference to the speaker’s nerves sitting like tombs brings a supreme degree of deadness (quietness, stillness).