Secrets provide many different kind of feelings amongst people. Tim O’Brien believes they are essential to humans. Whenever a piece of information is hidden, people instantly want to know that concealed information. It simply draws people in and makes them emotional.
A good portion of the world population has, at one time or another, kept a journal or diary of the events in their life. When that person is famous, or the events recorded in that journal turn out to be a major historically significant event, other people are interested in reading those journals and diaries. Among the most interested in these writings have been historians. Historians have relied heavily on personal letters, diaries, journals, and even hastily written notes to piece together our history. Without these personal writings, history as we know it would be very different.
According to Foucault, confession is “a ritual that unfolds within a power relationship, for one does not confess without the presence, or virtual presence, of a partner who is not simply the interlocutor but the authority who requires the confession, prescribes and appreciates it, and intervenes in order to judge, punish, forgive, console, and reconcile.” Confession, therefore, is a truth creating mechanism that creates rather than simply state an irrepressible truth. In most circumstances, this truth is constructed under coercion, rather than a free expression of self. Thus, confession is “poietic not mimetic, it constructs rather than reflects some pre-textual truth.”
The Massive Earthquake The earthquake in 1906 was one of the most tragic things that happened in history . Mainly approximately 3,000 people died in this natural disaster .Also a woman named ¨Emma Burke ¨ was one of the survivors to live to write her story . Also the is a story that tells the reader about the 1906 earthquake .The name of that book is called ¨Dragonwings ¨ The disaster was really bad for those who lost their lives and to those who were injured .
Why is gossip so damaging and dangerous? Gossip is idle talk about personal affairs of another person, which is why it’s a terrible way to converse. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, there had been gossip about an elder lady named Hannah Tupper who lived in a cottage by Blackbird Pond. The people of Wethersfield—the place where the action begins—believed that Hannah was a witch. Three characters from the book each responded differently to this piece of gossip.
In life we all are a secretive about certain parts of ourselves. For example, if someone is around new people they might not share many things about them with other people. This applies to many stories in literature as well, because new characters keep many secrets that are generally not revealed to other characters. This secretiveness can also symbolize many things in the life around the characters. In the book Behind a Mask; or, a Woman’s Power, author Louisa May Alcott demonstrates this aspect of literature through Jean Muir while symbolizing parts of the Victorian society around them.
What I think makes Romeo and Juliet the play that it is is by the theme of miscommunication. Miscommunication also connects with the theme of secrets too. If there were no secrets in the book then there wouldn’t be a miscommunication at the end of the play. If more people knew about their love for each other and their marriage no one probably would get killed. Juliet wouldn’t had to take the position to fake she’s dead.
Jennifer Egan’s novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, follows the lives of a few people who are relatively connected. For instance, Bennie, a former rock star and record executive, and his assistant Sasha, who is a kleptomaniac, are main characters in their respected chapters that are linked together. The story leaps around from one character to year filling in the gaps of the past and future simultaneously. There are many themes present throughout the whole novel; most notably the passage of time and aging. Throughout the whole story, there will be times where each character would be at the height of their life/career, but eventually start to struggle once they are no longer at their peak.
Decisions Determine Fate The decisions a person makes determines how their life will be. Some people listen to advice given to them, but others do not. In William Shakespeare’s
Life is an exploration venture. During one’s lifetime, one discover many things about him and the world around him. This process of learning and exploration keeps on, until he breathes his last. There are some moments in life that reveals some hidden aspects of the man 's personality. Even he himself, doesn’t know about that particular thing about him until that situation.
Sometimes the hardest things to do are what is best for you. This is evident in Anne Taylor’s short story Average Waves in Unprotected Waters. In the story, Arnold is a boy with mental disabilities who lives with his mother. His father left them when he was born so his mother is left to take care and provide for him by herself. As he gets older it is harder for her to take care of him so even though she loves him very much and it is a hard decision, she is forced to put Arnold in a mental institution.