Stories are a great thing to have in life because, they show the consequences of our actions, they help us see through the eyes of others, and they show us how to be human. Stories show the consequences of our actions. By reading or hearing stories they help you think things through, they show us things so that we don 't repeat them and, they help us respect what other people go through. Stories make you think things through this is shown when Harold thinks,” what is one of them fell by the time someone came? He could be charged with manslaughter”(Valgardson 258).
O’Brien’s writing in chapter Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong (85) reflects a lot on how real war is. He gives a great description of how war changes you but he adds a little bit of extra and unreal details in parts of it.When Rat Kiley is telling the story everyone knows that it is going to be a little bit of false information in between. You have to really pay attention to understand what O’Brien is getting at with the story.Reflecting the surreal nature of war helps to get a somewhat perspective of how war was and how it took its pull on people. When reading this chapter you start to really visualize everything he describes about the villages,people,and everything else.O’Brien is very descriptive when he describes how Mary Anne is changing
Throughout the novel, Atticus clearly lives his life in a very discerning, upstanding and peaceful manor. Despite those who stand firm in their unjust and biased beliefs in Maycomb, Atticus never doubts standing up for what is right, even if it means he could be mocked. Many times, Atticus proves himself worthy of being called a discerning person. When in court, Atticus questions Mayella in a way that one might call odd for a rape investigation while really, it reflects his true discernment. Like Scout concludes, “Surely but slowly I began to see the pattern of Atticus’s questions: from questions that Mr. Gilmer did not deem sufficiently irrelevant or
Though Whitman 's poem is well written and full of emotion, Auden expresses the theme of loss so much better than that of Whitman’s work; It’s easy to comprehend, has a better understanding of the importance of remembrance, and Auden’s execution is superior. The feeling of loss is something every person has experienced in some way, and Auden managed to capture that feeling in Elegy for JFK firmly. Whitman tries to convey his theme of loss through a story of a sailor that lost his captain, the sense of loss is indeed conveyed well, but feel like it 's giving off an underlying sense of hopelessness, ¨Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.” (Whitman 23-24) Through the man 's acceptance of his captain 's death, the hopelessness peaks throughout. Giving off a message that death is something that can defeat you, you can’t do anything to prevent it, and you should feel hopeless about it. Auden’s poem has an underlying feeling of hope, yes death is something that is sad, but we shouldn’t dwell on it, we take it in stride and move on as best we can.
It produces a lasting effect on us, different from all the other elements in the story, which produced an instant effect on us, as the language for example. This message which has the concept of death related with time hits us strong after reading. Because we as readers are also susceptible to the powers of death because our time naturally runs out, so we get closer to the end. This adds obviously to the dark Gothic horror effect. So we can say that the allegory with the theme, and the concept of death and mortality related with the
Thus, she became a world-known speaker and author. Unlike Helen Keller, Frank McCourt’s obstacle was his background. He always felt ashamed to talk about his past. He was afraid that people will prejudice him because of his unwelcome background. However, he could defeat his obstacle, because he had a good sense of humor.
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
Crane 's concern with authenticity and realism continue to remind generations of the extreme horrors of war. His potent descriptions of the loss of individuality, the psychological stress, and the death that come consequential to battle, serve as a warning to those who think lightly of war, and give due respect to those veterans who have experienced it first-hand. Because of his writing and the literary style he helped foster, Crane was also widely praised by authors such as Robert Frost, H.G. Wells, and Joseph Conrad ("Stephen Crane"). His blending of naturalism and realism in his works not only empowered his writing, but it has also credited Crane with contributing to the birth of American Realism.
One violent event is used to lead to the next, they are similar to a chain reaction. Additionally, these violent acts are also known to make the play much more compelling to read by providing some conflict to spice up the plot and also, to build up the climax. Without the violent scenes where people die, the play would be dull and there would be no “victories,” for the characters who want revenge. The violent Ledford 6 segments are the way Shakespeare lets the readers know revenge is coming soon or has
The author manages to combine happy moments with sad ones even though the sad ones takes the larger share. In addition, he accomplished his aim of having an audience that is glued to the book all along sine it is both engaging and informative. The author has a perception that the world is composed of more bad things than the good ones. This novel will be important to me as I explore the themes of post-apocalyptic fears and human struggles. However, I do feel that he leans too heavily on sadness
Thank you’, and with that Razza slumped on his desk, seemingly overcome with emotions”. “ I guess it made Barry Bagsley’s face seem like a minor skin reaction”. The sarcasm, puns, irony and humour in this novel not only helps the story progress and move along smoothly it also adds that relaxing and easy going feel to it to amuse the audience and keep their interest. “Don’t Call Me Ishmael” is a story that readers can relate to, whether it be the embarrassing moments, bullying and harassment or trying to figure out who they are. Author Michael Gerard was successful in achieving the reader’s attention and maintaining it throughout the novel with the serious topic of bullying and harassment along side all the humorous sarcasm, irony, puns, witty comments, embarrassing moments and the comical
However, it would not be so eye-catching without its end pages that serve to make the comic book even more realistic. The chapter called “The abyss gazes also” is very dark and it lays special emphasis on Rorschach in order to show that he is an ordinary human being with a difficult past. Also, the way end pages use a lot of information readers are familiar with and the style in which end pages are presented to readers bear an underlying goal to bring comic book world closer to our
Through the eyes of a holocaust survivor, Frankl showed the impressive search for meaning through his book. He also fulfilled this by discovering the grace, laughter and confidence in a life that was very difficult. Frankl conveys a message of hope throughout his book even as he speaks of the horrific events that took place in the concentration camps. Frankl learns that he needs to think of life in a more positive way after speaking with another prisoner at the camp and Frankl goes on to state, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” (55). When looking through the concentration camps Frankl saw that many of the prisoners could not find the meaning in their life and misfortunes, causing a loss in the will to live.
This book was absolutely phenomenal. The quirky characters and the close relationships they had with each other pull in the reader. It uses suspense to keep the reader constantly guessing what will happen next. In this book Chris Crutcher confronts many mature themes such as mental illness, racism, suicide, and death, while still being able to keep the book light hearted in many places. It also explores the importance of friendship, romantic relationships, family, and dealing with personal loss.