Through the use of rhetorical appeals and techniques, both authors manage to get their messages across. Wiesel subtly influences his audience to feel the agony that he felt during the events of the Holocaust, and the pain that he still feels today over losing so many important people in his life. This is due to his use of pathos throughout the speech, and he addresses that, “No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.” Wiesel understands that his speech can only honor the individuals who lost their lives in the torturous concentration camps, but he can’t speak on their behalf. He goes on to say that he still feels the presence of the people he lost, “The presence of my parents, that of my little sister. The presence of my teachers, my friends, my companions.” Wiesel wanted the
In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson uses weak diction, juxtaposition, and characterization to argue that man’s evil psyche will often overpower the good in a fight for control. Stevenson uses weak diction to illustrate the increase of Evil’s power and the decrease of Good’s control overtime. The first hint of Jekyll’s loss of control is shown when he “broke out in a great flame of anger, stamping with his foot, brandishing [his] cane, and carrying on… like a madman” at his meeting with Carew (Stevenson 17). Before Hyde’s bout of anger, he and Carew were speaking “in a manner of politeness”; just a few moments later, Carew was dead on the ground. The maid witnessing the murder described Hyde as a “madman”, implying that
Paul is a kind-hearted 19-year-old soldier, but his time in the war forces him to disconnect from his feelings as acknowledging them would release too much pain. Like Ged, Paul coped with Kemmerich’s death, along with the death of anyone who was important to him, by accepting it and moving on. When Paul is telling Kemmerich’s mother about her son’s death, he thinks, “Why doesn’t she stop worrying? Kemmerich will stay dead whether she knows about it or not.” (Remarque, 181) Paul cared about Kemmerich, but he has accepted his death and has already stopped worrying about it. Like Ged’s parents, Kemmerich’s mom coped with her son’s death by being told that they died bravely and did not suffer.
Tayo has just returned to his hometown from World War ii through a Veteran's Hospital. Tayo has severe PTSD from being ordered to shoot someone from another country, but he hallucinated and thought he shot his uncle. He is also traumatized from seeing his cousin die from disease. The author originally portrays Tayo as being isolated, quiet, and has him speak in third person and to himself to show the reader how much the disorder affects him. Tayo begins to make mental progress and the doctor tells him, “‘I am sending you
The personification seen in the story catches the attention of the reader in a way that almost makes the reader feel as though they themselves are in D.C. staring into the wall. First, this poem truly reflects the hardships the soldiers returning home had to face. In the poem the first lines state that the veteran sees himself in the wall. He feels he is within the wall himself because the war mentally killed him. He feels he should have his name on the wall because that’s where he feels he belongs.
The irony is that McMurphy first enters the ward as sane as can be to never leaving the place of corrupt ruling because he ends up dying in the ward. According to Jean Griffon she expresses that “This conflict is further complicated by Kersey’s use of Christ imagery to describe McMurphy, leading readers to regularly accept McMurphy’s death as a selfless sacrifice for the greater good. This particular reading can only result from readers missing the irony.”(Griffin 25) However it is also ironic because he is seen as a heroic figure to the patients and usually in
As a result, run to him grateful for how he stood up for them. He quit his job wishing to be noticed by Queenie. Sammy protest his opinion of the matter to Lengel by stating,” You didn’t have to embarrass them” (Updike 4). Right then, the reader knew that Sammy felt a bit emotional concerning Queenie. He wanted to, in a sense, protect Queenie from the judgement of Lengel.
Therefore, “her nominal heartlessness” that the reader becomes familiar with, allows for the reader to feel compassion for Roy (Thompson 10). The reader is able to secure an exceedingly clear idea of the relationship between mother and son right from the beginning. Since Lilly killed Roy at the end, the reader feels pity for Roy since Thompson chose to identify him as the victim to Lilly’s neglection. Thompson chooses to establish this characteristic evident through direct characterization for the reader to gain the understanding quickly that the mother is someone whom may be considered as a villain. Thompson uses indirect characterization to show Roy Dillon is a sneaky, mysterious person.
Both times the butterflies appear after death and one cant help but think that Tim uses this as a symbol of life and maybe an afterlife which could be a way of making him feel better about the loss if life. Although both deal with the emotions that come along with death and war there are some very drastic differences as well. They both show very polar sides to the burden of war. First in “The Man I Killed” Tim O’Brien tries to create emotion as a way of connecting with the man he just murdered, while in “Field Trip” he tries to seek emotions by reconnection with somebody he lost. The show very opposite sides to war and prove that guilt can be felt from both
Responsibilities define a human. From cleaning a house to raising a child, responsibilities give people a purpose, and therefore having these responsibilities affect one’s behavior, personality, relationships, and happiness. In the fiction, “A Lesson Before Dying,” Jefferson and Grant are both afflicted by heavy responsibilities, and the actions they take to approach these responsibilities drastically affect their character. Jefferson is faced with the duty to die as a man for his godmother, and eventually accepts it, and both him and his godmother end their story happily. On the other hand, Grant is given the task of making Jefferson come to terms with his fate, and throughout the entirety of the story, he tries to avoid the task and forget everything related to it, which leads to broken relationships and an unhappy ending for Grant.