: 9-10). Ellis Amburn explained this primeval bond to his brother in the same way: “…Gerard would haunt the life and the work of Jack Kerouac, sending him a passionate search for male companions to replace his brother – a search that culminated with Neal Cassady and On the Road” (Amburn). Indeed, this unique friendship with Neal Cassady was an alternative to disappointing family relationships. He wanted to compensate Gerard’s death with Cassady’s relationship. Also, these strong male relationships characterized the whole book: “This is, after all, a book in which the men are always leaving the women for other men – Sal leaving an unnamed woman for Dean, Dean leaving several wives for Sal, Ed leaving Galatea Dunkel for Dean...” (Barbarese 592) This masculinity took root in his childhood, as well.
Hosseine opened the eyes of the Western people about the personal struggle of the Afghan people during the war that devastated not only the country’s economy but the very soul of its people. This is a great novel to start with for the readers who would love to know more about the life in Afghanistan during the 80’s. The setting of the story is before and during the Soviet invasion in 1979 and it is about the boy named Amir, his father Baba, his best friends Hassan and Rahim Khan and other supporting protagonists and antagonists. Amir and his father are privileged individuals from the predominant Pashtun tribe experiencing childhood in wealthy Kabul during the 70s. With some fortune, Amir lived better than other children in his time, he even had a servant to follow his instructions.
On the other hand, Billy gets away with keeping a diamond. It is worth considering the fact that Vonnegut finished Slaughterhouse-Five more than twenty years after the war was over so we should not forget the fact that Vonnegut always writes from the survivor’s point of view, many years away from the fury of the war and he has the accommodation to laugh, to satirize, ironies with war and all the laughter has to be a step away from madness of the war. As a result of making the death of Edgar Derby as the climax of the novel, Vonnegut doesn’t minimize the destruction of Dresden but he succeeded to reveal the injustices of the war by showing the fate of only one individual in the war. Vonnegut shifts the attention of readers through irony from the destruction of whole city and the death of ten thousands to the execution of an American soldier Edgar Derby for picking up a teapot out of ruins: Derby’s crime is so minuscule in comparison with the larger crime of destroying an undefended city that if death is the proper punishment for his actions, what punishment should be given to those responsible for burning Dresden? rightly asks Tom Hearron
Metaphysics: Looking Above with Appealing Eyes The name God is used a lot in Catch-22 because in wartime it is only inevitable to pray and look for divine intervention. Side by side with the prayers are the meditations of unqualified atheists including Yossarian who denounce Him. There is the major issue of missions getting raised every time Yossarian’s squad reaches the magic number. At the start of the book, forty missions were all one needed to go home to sweet America. Before long it becomes fifty and within a few pages more they are now 60 and then 70.
Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer. Eliezer and his father rely on one another to survive through the Holocaust. Together they encounter the cruelty of the Nazis, the lack of compassion from the prisoners, as well as the difficulty of simply surviving. They remain strong together unlike other father-son relationships seen in the novel. A majority of the prisoners gravitate towards self preservation while Eliezer chooses to remain with his father.
Like many young men of his generation the thought of engaging in overseas combat was thrilling. Hemingway jumped on the opportunity to enlist. Unfortunately, he failed the vision test (Shmoop 6). This was tragic news for the beloved author, however, had Hemingway been accepted into the military, many of his fans might have never heard of him. As ironic as it may be Hemingway was instead selected to be an ambulance driver for Red Cross Ambulance Corps (Shmoop 6).
The Flags of Our Fathers In the book I read for my independent reading, the Flags of our Fathers, is written by a man of the name James Bradley. Bradley uses what is a very respectful and informative tone in this book. He achieves this tone by talking about a factual event in our history when the United States launched a full on assault on the day known as D-day. Bradley uses language, content, imagery, allusions, and attitude to get across the information he’s giving the reader as well as respect for the men whose story he is telling. I believe that the main way Bradley shows respect in this book is through his use of detail and language.
Imperial Dreams, is about a young father Bambi (John Boyega) returning home from jail eager to care for his son Dayton, and become a writer, but crime, poverty and a flawed system threaten his plans. Imperial Dreams, shows the Masked Racism in Watts, Los Angeles and the cycle of crime and violence that has affected Bambi life so far. The movie shows the many obstacles present in the system that prevent those interested in rehabilitation to survive when place back in society instead of making it easier. This built up throw out the story as he urged to go back to his previous life of crime with his Uncle Shrimp (Glenn Plummer) to make ends meet. I feel like Bambi lost the lottery of growing up where he did, and could have been elsewhere.
To be determined John Steinbeck is a very famous author for his books about common people during the Great Depression. Steinbeck has written multiple great books including Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. He also wrote the short story Flight which was published in 1938.Steinbeck tends to write about social and economic issues that is happening in the lives of everyday people. In Flight Steinbeck writes about a young man Pepe Torres who is trying to find his way into manhood. When his mother Mama Torres ask him to go into town Pepe kills a man and must go into the mountains to avoid the people trying to catch him.
On December 24, 1914 the European men in the muddy trenches of WW1 were at an all time high in morale as soldiers expect their country to achieve a glorious victory, but According to their home countries the war was supposed to be done by now and people were promised to go home. Most of these young men were pressured into joining the war, or tricked by propaganda. Thinking it was a game they went into war prepared for the worst, but got them into the worst. Unfortunately people were still on the frontlines, forced to spend their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day stuck in muddy trenches, hoping not to get shot and die to hope to see their families for another day. Propaganda and leaders tricked the soldiers of WW1 men into fighting in WW1, they tricked the young men into hating each other for their differences, and they didn’t want them to socialize because they knew how similar they were because of the different perspectives they had on each other.