Shared Humanity In Scarlet Ibis And Saving Private Ryan

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Shared Humanity What is a Human? A Human by definition is, having human form or attributes. But just looking like a human is not being human. We are all human by the six emotions we all share. Relationships, Loss, Emotional, Survival, Choice, and Morality. These are the six shared emotions that all humans have in common. Humans can convey these traits through literature and film through works like the Scarlet Ibis, by James Hurst, How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff, and the film Saving Private Ryan. Through these pieces, authors and directors highlight the shared humanity six and how they can show the human characteristics through words and tv screens. In the short story, the Scarlet Ibis, James Hurst writes about the choices and emotional…show more content…
But through time, his brother, the narrator of the story, helps him along the way. On page 4, Doodle and his brother show up to breakfast with a surprise for their parents, “There wasn’t a sound as Doodle walked slowly across the room and sat down at his place at the table. Then mama began to cry and ran over to him hugging him and kissing him. Daddy hugged him too” (Hurst). Doodle was born without the ability to walk, and he was born with such deformity that he was not supposed to live for very much longer after birth. Doodle’s brother makes the choice to teach doodle how to walk for a selfish reason rather than a compassionate one. The narrator tells how the only reason he helped his brother learned to walk was to not be labeled as the boy with a crippled brother. Though the parents believed that he helped his brother out of the emotions and love for his brother, but in reality, the narrator taught his brother to walk out of embarrassment and shame. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff is a novel about a young girl named Daisy and her life during World War III, and in this novel, Daisy experiences the relationships and and loss of life. Daisy has a cousin named Edmond. Edmond is the first character we meet
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