If Chris would have taken a few more resources his life possibly would have lasted longer than it did, and using his story wrote an inspiration book. But he died, so there’s no reason to play the game of “what-if” because it could go an infinite number of ways. His last major sign of arrogance shone once he got to Alaska and Jim Gallien dropped him off. He shook off Jim’s warning as well as other gear and proceeded to wander close to his
Although Odysseus was only supposed to be gone two weeks, it still caused worry and concern. Odysseus caused pain by being gone for twenty years. No one in the family knew where Odysseus was. He was assumed to be dead. Him being gone for twenty years, caused Telemachus to have an identity crisis.
This quote is used to conceal truth because it conceals the truth behind death. Billy Pilgrim, after visiting the Tralfamadorians, no longer believes in death, but rather in an unending loop of life. After every death that Billy Pilgrim encounters, he states, “So it goes.” The truth behind death in war is hidden when Billy states this. Billy no longer believes in the idea of death so he instead hides it by saying that it wasn’t the ending of a life, but rather an unfortunate part of their life. Kurt Vonnegut hides this truth in the book because war tends to depict death as common and normal, and this is how BIlly perceives it; rather than death being a morbid and sorrowful occurrence in people's life.
In the opinion of Shaun Callahan she states that Chris’s mindset was,”brilliant and ignorant”. Which made her believe that his death was caused by his actions and concept of thinking. Also as to seeing his life having many hardships he endured, the reader sees that his foolish ways drove him to die in the first place. Which can be seen as his up bringing of childhood lifestyle,countless people who cared, but he was quick to ignore and his ignorance of letting himself die in the wild, . Leading himself to the wilderness was somewhat caused by his reliance to prove a point.
Things are horrendous throughout the war, but the real effect of it happens outside of the war. Things such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and also the loss of very close friends. Near the end of the book, Paul is the last survivor of his original classmates who enlisted. “Now if we go back we will be weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope” (Remarque 294) This captures the feelings Paul has towards the war. He feels as if he goes back to the front, he will have no motivation, no drive to fight because all of his friends who pushed him to fight, are not there
And so, within a couple years, was he-from cancer” (273). This message is short and concise, but it delivers a lot of information about the character. The father-in-law, once again, lost his hope and love. He kills his kitten like he saw his friend killed while in the infantry or the way he killed the enemy. He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable.
The middle and ending is where it talks about Mr. Helm and how he misses the Clutters, and how it has been though on him. In conclusion, it was a devastating moment for everyone except the killers. The syntax of the story is that it was harsh. “The weeks between had been hard on Mr. Helm.” The author uses this type of grammar because of the incident that happened with the Clutters.” “We may never have another chance.” “Chance?” He uses this punctuation because Perry didn’t explain himself specifically.
John Procter wanted to sign his name because he just wanted to end the “war.” but he also did not want to say anyone’s name. He ends up signing his name and when he finishes, he realizes that he no longer cares and he doesn't care if he dies. John ripped the paper in half and that one action resulted in his death. However John Proctor is a tragic hero because of the two major decisions he made in his life, even if he ended up being hung. Going back to the third paragraph, John knew he was going to be in a lot of trouble for having an affair with Abigail.
In the end his daydreams were not enough to save him, “His body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side” (840). This is the climax of where Bierce displays his beliefs of hatred towards war and fighting, since the “soldier-at-heart” is hung. He is not able to escape, like fairytales, because wars are real and people die, it is not a great adventure that people like to believe. Bierce resents war and hints to this undertone throughout An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, masking it with figurative language. Bierce subtly hints throughout the story about the folly of war and its destructions rather than its ability to solve disputes.
Scrooge has started to really understand what he has done wrong in his life and how selfish and mean he really is . The ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge his future and how the people don’t care that Scrooge dies “If there is any person in the town, who feels emotion caused by this man’s death,” said Scrooge quite agonised, “show that person to me, Spirit, I beseech you” ( Dickens 11 ). Scrooge is seeing how people treat him when he is dead but Scrooge has no clue they are talking about him. Scrooge is showed the future but Scrooge thinks he has already changed completely because he has no idea that the person the men are talking about is him. Scrooge is changing fast but he has not seen the shadows that have not happened but will happen soon "You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us," Scrooge pursued.