But, there are also some differences between both stories. In “The Boy Who Dared,” the flashbacks in the story were just a way the author choose to write the story. In “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” Hannah flash back to the past, and back to the future. In “The Boy Who Dared,” one pages 66 and 67, it states “Helmuth wishes there were something more he could do say, something he could do to help Rudi, but at this moment he feels helpless. Exercise time ends.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
The Machine that Won the War and The Story of an Hour There are many similarities and differences in these two concise stories that were written in the 18 and 19 hundreds. From the foreshadowing to the suspense to the conflicts and themes, these stories will make you think in a different way and hopefully help you learn some important lessons for your life. Even though the stories The Machine that Won the War by Isaac Asmovi and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin share the same similarities in their figures of speech, they also have differences that need to be pointed out. Similarities share an important part in these two stories. It brings the foreshadowing, suspense, and then the irony together that keeps the stories interesting and fun to read.
In The Things They Carried, O’Brien’s story-telling method is an attempt to show that the lines between fiction and reality are often not that far. Even though the names or details may not be fully accurate, this does not change the fact that they are a reality for many. Additionally, he challenges the importance that we place on war and links it to a storytelling aspect because he’s pointing out that not every story has a moral to it. With tragic events, we typically want some sort of meaning behind them, some sort of assurance that the incident was not for nothing. However, this is not always true, as a character “Yeah, well…I don’t see no moral”…“There it is man”.
In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene initiates and defeats his own personal war with Finny, while Leper involuntarily alters his once observant persona for the worse in the midst of the war, demonstrating that those who create their own battles are more likely to succeed rather than others who blindly fall into conflicts without direction. From the start, Gene’s jealousy towards Finny manifests itself repeatedly through Gene’s routine lifestyle, instigating a personal war between the boys due to Gene’s envious actions, foreshadowing his success. This is due to Finny’s lack of knowledge about the situation. Gene’s adoration for Finny’s ability to “get away with anything”, leaves Gene “envying him” since he thought it “was perfectly normal” to adore a best friend, marking
His personal accounts gave the reader only a slight insight as to what it might have been like to be a participant in the carnage first hand. There are copious accounts from other soldiers, generals, and bystanders that have gone unheard. The war was a puzzle that got solved as the country figured out where the pieces went. Sam Watkins’ stories help put the lost pieces back in place. His exuberant stories were a roller coaster ride of emotions and actions.
In the book A separate peace by John Knowles he plays with the concepts of war and guilt . He knows that the war had banished the innocence of the boys. John plays with the feelings of the guilt taken over the boys. This feeling of war has influenced the actions of the boys Finny, Gene and Leper. John Knowles has used diction, imagery and figurative language to show the micro-level of the affects the everyday life of the boys in the story.
The choice of using Charlie Gordon in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, for an intelligence altering surgery was unethical and biased. The first reason that Charlie should not have been chosen for the surgery is that it left him and his life in worse condition than when before the surgery. “ I dont want Miss Kinnian to feel sorry for me. Evry body feels sorry at the factery and I dont want that eather so Im going some place where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant reed a book or rite good” (Keyes 210). This quote illustrates that Charlie has
Mary Shelly provides examples throughout the text of the many ways to acquire knowledge and surveys how the characters succeed and fail in their journey for knowledge. The story of Frankenstein shows how someone’s life can be destroyed by their desire for knowledge. This provides a great example of what can happen when people take desires too far, without considering or thinking ahead to the possible consequences of their actions. One may learn a lot from reading this crazy story. One may have to take a moment and ask, if or whenever working in the area of technology, whose interests might one have in mind?
Kurt Vonnegut enlisted in the United States Army at the time of World War II. He was captured as a prisoner of war where he received much of his literary inspiration for Slaughterhouse-Five. The anti war theme throughout the book is touched on and also rebutted when Vonnegut states, “there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers” (Vonnegut 4). Vonnegut knows he is writing an anti war book but also is aware that wars cannot altogether be halted he is only trying to relay the horrors of war. The number of innocent victims killed by the bombing is alarming and Vonnegut keeping with his anti war theme made it a point to center his novel around the Dresden bombing which increased knowledge of what the historical city Dresden once was.
This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them. Independent thought is also being destroyed along with the books. "’I don 't want to change sides and just be told what to do. There 's no reason to change if I do that. … You 're wise already (95)!’" Faber’s influence helps Montag grow and start thinking more independently.
I believe the book Ender’s Game is more exceptional than the film because of the development of characters and events that happens in the book, and the hardship Ender faces to become a great leader against the buggers. Throughout the story of Ender’s Game, Ender is constantly being isolated by Colonel Graff in order for Ender to think, make decisions, and respond to situations by himself. This isolation is to prepare Ender to become a great leader in battle. In the story, Graff orders to have Ender’s monitor taken out to observe how Ender responds to mistreatment from bullies. He responds by beating up Stilson badly so that Stilson never bullies him again, to win all the other fights as Ender said.
As we send our troops into battle this hazy fog of dust and smoke rise up when they step into the unknown and it is scary. All of this emotion of why am I here, and am I here for the right reasons? The secretary of defense Robert McNamara should have been able to answer those questions before he shipped off anyone to Vietnam. Did Donald Rumsfeld ask the right questions before planning to ship soldiers to Iraq? I will be comparing these two men’s abilities to show emotion and my thoughts and emotions on it during two documentaries.