The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically. Through his use of personification and metaphors it can really seem as though we too are there staring into that wall of so much misery and
To completely understand “Facing It,” It helps to examine the three elements theme, Tone, and symbol. The theme of “Facing It” is that Veterans who has served in any wars are still carrying sad emotions and memories with them and those memories will stick in their head until they die. In this poem, the black veteran man look at the granite wall that has over 58 thousand names on it and all of the sad memory come back to him like it just happens now. Survive during the war is what all soldiers want, but losing their battle buddy is a big loss to them. Many Veterans have gone through a depression after they’ve survived during the war.
The voice that we hear in the poem belongs to the poet, who addresses an elegy to Jane, a student of his, who died when she fell off a horse. Firstly, the poet stands “over [her] damp grave” (5.3) and speaks “the words of [his] love” (5.3) to her, but she is not there. He is “waiting like a fern, making a spiney shadow” (4.2), but she is not coming back. Secondly, we can see that the poet is in pain, because he says that “the sides of wet stones cannot console [him]” (4.3). Furthermore, the melancholic tone is enhanced by a very powerful juxtaposition.
In “The Assault”, Harry Mulisch uses the protagonist Anton to change Anton’s mood in different settings, that eventually leads him to find closure. He experiences unhealthy tension that gradually fades into a release which describes his healing process. Throughout the novel, the ugly truth is revealed to him. From stories of the past, Anton gets caught up in mixed emotions from variety of characters in the novel. Each character reveals the truth of the night he lost his family to Anton.
Have do you feel is someone would've died in your family? In the two novels Voyage of the Frog By Gary Paulsen and Father By Gary Soto, both stories talk about Characters with Grief and their thoughts and actions show aspects of his personality. In Father the narrator discusses the death of her father and this cause the narrator to be upset and quiet, she just wasn't herself. In Voyage of the Frog, David’s uncle Owen passed away from cancer and David handle it with melancholy feelings and emotion. In both novels Paulsen and Soto had their characters go through a tragic moment and show different aspects of their personalities when having to
Dorsey had just lost his wife during childbirth and soon after, their baby boy also lost his life. I swing between grief and joy, yet that night, the baby died. I buried Nettie and our little boy together in the same casket. I felt that God had done me injustice. I didn’t want to serve him anymore or write gospel songs.
In the case of Akins Funeral Home, Inc. v. Teresa Miller, three young people died from a terrible car accident on February 20, 2000. The twist in this story surrounds a nineteen-year-old victim by the name of Matthew Miller who left behind his mother Teresa Miller, Andrea Megan Miller which just happened to be the wife and mother of his child along with other family members whose names weren’t listed. However, the body of Matthew was transported to Kilgore-Green Funeral Home in Jasper, Alabama. At the Millers’ family request, Doil Akins of Akins Funeral Home, Inc. took custody of the body and brought him to Akins Funeral Home, Inc. Because of the families religious beliefs they arranged for a normal open casket funeral. Although the family met with the funeral homes director Raymond Vernon and signed all of the proper contracts for the
Saul’s emotional journey begins with pain as a result of the loss of family members. Saul loses his sister Rachel first and this initiates the series of loses because Benjamin is also taken away and he is admitted into the residential school. Later, Saul loses Benjamin to death as a result of tuberculosis, and thereafter Saul loses his parents to alcohol because his father and uncle return home with, “the white man with them in brown bottles”
In his “Draw My Life” video, he talks about what he went through when he was younger. He lived a “dark” early adult life, from getting kicked out of his house to his father dying from cancer. Also, about two years ago Mark posted a video called “Lost a Friend”, which he explains that his friend, Daniel Kyle, had passed away. Daniel had passed away from attempted suicide, which did cost his life in the end. All of Mark's friends went through this tragedy, but they somehow pulled back together in the end.
One way Homer shows change through Odysseus is how he changed emotionally. The author reveals this by making the statement” and the man looked, away wiping a salt tear from his check”(Homer 1248). This statement was made after Odysseus seen his dog and how him leaving affected the dogs life but also I think it was all his emotions and how he realizes he messed up by leaving. Odysseus reveals these emotions also when he sees his son for the first time. The author tries and paints a picture between a father and sons love when he write “Going forward he kissed the young mans head, his shinning eyes and both hands, while his own tears brimmed and fell” (Homer 1244).