Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
When discovering who we are as people we need an endless amount of moments. Because of these different moments, people are exposed to friendship, grief, guilt and even denial is brought to hide humanity from the pain of reality. John Green’s novel, Looking for Alaska, he describes self discovery through, the protagonist Miles. Miles is a socially awkward guy with no social life. He buries himself in his reading of biographies and memorizing last words in order to escape the fact that he really doesn 't have any true friends.
He reads it again, wonders what his family will think, wonders who will tell Mutti. He feels sad for Mutti. He knows his death will be hard on her.” A Lot of quite sad events happened like this in both stories, which built a lot of Tension. Also, we see a flashback of Helmuth dying and saying goodbye to his friends and his family in letters. In “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” on pages 160-161 it says “She stopped as the dark door into Lilith’s Cave opened before them.
For example, Krakauer employs Ron Franz’s account of Chris and mentions how Franz “regards the world through wary blue eyes” because of Chris’ death (59). Franz’s account evokes emotion to demonstrate the indelible impression Chris has on those he meets. Krakauer loads his story with emotion to allow the readers to sympathize with Chris’ plight; thus, Krakauer’s emotions influence his writing which prevents his ability to remain objective. Moreover, the author recalls the “wrenching loneliness” of his own journey with the Devil’s Thumb in Alaska (151). Krakauer recounts the hardships of his journey to indicate Chris’ emotional state during his journey.
Molly, suffered serious trauma after Tilly was removed from her care and taken away, when Tilly returned, Molly could not remember her daughter, or didn’t want to. That part of her life affected her personality in a way to make her cold and distant until she starts remembering what happened, another great part that the audiences can use to connect with the characters. In “Jasper Jones” the traumatic experience was Jasper finding out that Mad Jack Lionel was his grandfather and that left him wondering and full of questions. Overall the producers of these texts have design all the characters in a way that everyone had a problem or a flaw. One of the main plots in both texts is revenge because Tilly Dunnage wants revenge on the townspeople for sending her away for something she didn’t do and jasper Jones wanted revenge for whoever killed
Gene is in denial of his friend’s death. The only way for Gene to change is for him to accept his friend’s death. Gene enters the war with Brinker which shows he is moving on from his life in Devon and from Finny’s death, and while he leaves he, “[leaves] the door ajar for the first time…My schooling was over” (203). Gene is the only character in the novel A Separate Peace that changes by releasing his anger and being less competitive. Gene informs, “My fury was gone…Phineas had absorbed it had taken it with him, and I was rid of it forever” (203).
This statement applies to Julian at the end of the story because after his mother dies the narrator states “The tide of darkness seemed to sweep him back to her, postponing from that moment to moment his entry into the world of guilt and sorrow"(69 "Everything That Rises Must Converge” Flannery O 'Connor). This statement shows the reader that after Julian’s mother dies his life will be full of sorrow and guilt. This presents the irony of Julian’s last comment towards his mother because he was telling his mother to go on and face reality, where in the end he is giving himself
During one of the last poem called “Fade” shows how hard was for Jackson, Stuart ‘death which has been very frustrating, he starts remembering Stuart and the good days, but only in dreams. Just because all their memories together are trapped into his mind. Jackson miss Stuart and he will never forget about him and he stated “Stuart talked to me in dreams so real” (lls. 1) the only way he can see his best friend is in his dreams. But in his dreams Stuart always end up dead “They all ended the same.
The descriptions that are provided in the poem, remind the recent events of the war and Auden uses them so as to recall people’s memory and to function as an example to be avoided. Furthermore, in the last stanza in which Thetis becomes aware of her son and then she falls into a great despair, here the poet wants to highlight the cruel repercussions that a war has in the everyday life of people and the essential need of avoidance
Firstly, I find it a beautiful quote because she’s trying to explain that suffering binds all religions. Secondly – at the beginning of the book, Alaska gives Miles a riddle to solve from a man’s last words: “Damn it. How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” Miles first interpreted the sentence by metaphorically replacing the labyrinth with life and death. However, on page 102 Alaska revealed that the labyrinth was a metaphor for suffering and that his quest was to end his never-ending suffering. Alaska explains that the person was talking about the pain, the pain which is brought to people who have done something wrong and in return something or someone wronged them.
Browder seemed to be putting his life back together he earned his GED and started community college, but still struggled with life after Rikers Island. Being back home made him very anxious and was very paranoid about being attacked. On June 6, 2015, after struggling with anxiety and mental health issues Kalief Browder took his own life. Rikers caused him such greatly trauma that he couldn’t live inside his body. Browder’s case has now become a symbol of everything that is wrong with the American Criminal Justice
In this time of my life I found out the harsh realities of life and how not everything is fair. In the book Night Elie has to go through something similar to this. In Ellie 's case it was much more rigorous he has to go through his whole family dying for no apparent reasons. This showed Elie how life can 't always be fair and to value everything when you have the