On January 30, 1933, one of the darkest time period in the world began, the Holocaust. About six millions lives were lost because of what they believed in and the death toll increased to about 28 million deaths, after WWII. Though there are numerous novels, on World War II and the Holocaust, through different perspectives, what makes Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief unique is it 's narrator and desperately hopeful tone. To begin with, unlike most novels, Markus Zusak chose Death as the narrator of his novel instead of a more common options like, the main character. When asked why, he said, “I thought, here 's a book set during war.
Gettysburg is the only battlefield referenced not located in Europe and since Sandburg was American one can assume he was writing for what was largely an American audience. This battle took place in 1863 and was still in public memory when he wrote this poem in 1918. People living during the Civil War, whether soldier, or civilian were likely still alive in 1918 and had been touched in some way by that conflict. Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War, infamous for having the most casualties. (Wikipedia: Battle of Gettysburg) One may ponder why he chose a battle that was still in the collective memories of older Americans and veterans still living 45 years after.
War is one of the main themes in “The Quiet American” and thus it is considered to be an anti-war novel. Greene describes war as hideous, terrible and full of horrors that is planned by cynical people who will do everything just to achieve their personal interests. As mentioned earlier Greene wrote the book from his own experiences and through Thomas Fowler he displays the events and incidents that he experienced during the time he was there. Fowler is a reporter who is covering the war between French armies and Communist Vietminh’s in Vietnam for more than two years. At the beginning war is not mentioned at all, there is only an introduction to the characters and Pyle’s murder.
Sarah Naismith English 3 AP 2nd Period March 8, 2018 Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation World War Ⅱ impacted American society in many and varied ways. However, there was one shining light in the forest of darkness and depression, The Beat Generation. No one could ever have guessed that a group of men could have created one of the most iconic cultural rebellion in American history for decades to come. The Beat Generation started out with only four people the iconic Jack Kerouac, his best friend and novel inspiration Neal Cassady, the older but wiser William S. Burroughs, and Kerouac’s other close friend and writer of Howl a piece of poetry that first shaped the culture of the U.S. in the late 1950s and early 1960s Allen Ginsberg. No one had more recognition with The Beat Generation than Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road which was the single most important novel that made the epitome of the Beat Generation, and even though the Beat Generation did face criticism toward the way they saw America, they never even thought about giving up, and nothing helped shape the Beats novels and poetry than the music that made the background of their stories.
There are many tough parts to the book but obviously the worst one would easily be when Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. It was one of the worst thing to ever happen in the American Government and it was the first president to be Assassinated. Obviously being president Lincoln could not make every person in the United states but he did what he thought was the best for our nation and our country. And most of the time he was right. The night President Lincoln was shot there was also another attack on secretary of state William H Seward he was the secretary of state at the time and stabbed him three times in the throat and twice in the
All people are constantly changing based on their experiences, but there are few circumstances in life that can alter a person more than war whether it be physically, emotionally, or both. World War I was one of the bloodiest wars with over 31 million deaths, wounded, and missing people. Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, is a novel set in this bloodshed, and focuses around the changes brought by the war on one young German soldier. This text depicts the overwhelming effects and power war holds to weaken the human spirit and is able to scar the soldier not only physically but mentally. This is done through the authors ability to convey the unrelenting realism and agony of battle action.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft is a horror fictional writer who was very important and widely known in the twentieth century. He is considered one of the greatest fictional horror writers and he has been a hero and a villain who has influenced many people in positive and negative aspects. Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in the late 1800s in Rhode Island and he is mostly known because of his horror fictional writings. During his infancy he could not attend school regularly because he was sick very often and that made him struggle every day. He was raised by his mother and in his teenage years he suffered a severe sickness which stopped him from finishing high school.
Cummings’s The Enormous and Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, are the only outstanding World War books written by Americans” (Calmer, 1932, p.342). In addition to these characteristics of both novels, Dos Passos, like his contemporary Ernest Hemingway, has got a sense of social injustice, meaninglessness, the chaotic and irrational world at the war time that have been drawn from his experience on the front, as well as he has got that great awareness of the souls. As it happened with Hemingway, the war spirit had it’s great influence to make Dos Passos volunteer to the army; he has joined the Volunteers Service in France in 1917, and one year later he has moved to the Red Cross in Italy and then to serve in the U.S. Army Medical
These events were met by Hemingway’s passion for writing as he published his first novel, The Sun Also Rises (1926), followed by A Farewell to Arms (1929) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). A Farewell to Arms, primarily based on Hemingway’s experiences in WW1, was one of Hemingway’s most successful novels, which explores the life of American ambulance officer Lieutenant Frederick Henry’s disillusionment and desertion in the war as his faith in love becomes the only driving force in his life (Ernest Hemingway – Biographical). Hemingway’s novel was later met by many feminist critics including Judith Fetterley, who accused Hemingway sexual and gender bias against women because the emotion acquainted with his novels depend more often on female death and rarely
Vehemently abused as a jingo-imperialist and sometimes not without proper grounds (one may recall Kipling’s appeal for War recruits at Southport, June 1915), the post-War years produced some of the finest stories of Kipling questioning the higher moral status that war used to be attributed to. Written nearly one decade before death “The Gardener” mirrors an author who ceases to harp on ‘Lyra Heroica’1 and set out to find an ideal nobler than ‘Britannia rule the waves’ 2. The loss of his only son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915 imparts to this story a veritable, sombre and tragic ambience thereby restoring it from being merely a fabrication of anti-war propaganda. In the discussion that follows I will endeavour to explain how the dominant note of this twelve page narrative, almost in spite of its narrator’s intention and attempt, is gradually raised from the level of personal grief and despondence to that of an