In the book Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama, many diseases present themselves and show the reader how they affect each character. Tuberculosis, leprosy, and many mental diseases take a toll on almost every character. One of the main characters, Stephen, suffers from tuberculosis and another main character, Sachi, suffers from leprosy. Along with leprosy, she suffers from depression and self-confidence issues. When one suffers from any outward image altering disease, suicide often offers itself as honorable or a way of freeing their family of the disease or other sins. Multiple characters fall under the pressure of suicide because of their cultural views, and suicide also contributes to the mental diseases within the book. All the diseases that Tsukiyama mentions in the book still affect Japan and China today. The diseases mentioned in the
I have never had my electricity shut off or never starved. This is because not only does my father own a pizza shop, it is because I live in the United States of America. The movie, Even the Rain, made me realize, people do not care about others, unless they are being affected by the same problem as the person next to them. I forget how privileged I am a lot, based on where I live.
Some people have great powers and others feel the need to take advantage of them. The people who have these powers are unwillingly destroyed on the inside because of people using them for their powers. In Bruiser by Neal Shusterman, many people took Brewster for granted without even noticing it which was the wrong thing to do and hurt Brewster throughout the book.
Kamran Smith In the fantastic book, Code of Honor by Alan Gratz, Kamran Smith is the star running-back on his high school football team. Kamran was going to go to West Point for college, just like his brother Darius. But Darius has different ideas. On the news, the Army Ranger, Darius Smith, is seen attacking a U.S. embassy.
In the book, Warriors Don’t Cry, Melba Pattillo Beals brought significant events that are significantly influenced her and the other characters. There are two factors that I feel have significantly influenced Melba and other characters in the book, such as family and community support and racial politics.
Elizabeth Lee Dr. William Sewell English 201 3 May 2016 Varsity Blues Movie Analysis Varsity Blues is set at a high school in a small town in Texas. This movie tells a story about 5 football players, their coach and their hometown, which idolizes them. The theme I get from Varsity Blues is about goals and heroes.
The familiar story of choosing whether to live with the one you love or to make the noble choice is a story that remains captivating, as the story can truly go either way. I believe that the uncertainty of the story is what made it so interesting, I was invested and curious as to what would happen. I was able to root for characters and watch them deal with difficult situations. There was also a sprinkling of “feel-good” moments throughout the movie, that kept hope alive as I watched it for the characters. The “battle” between the French in the Germans as they tried to sing their songs over one another was a very emotional moment.
Overall, minus a few hiccups, I greatly enjoyed this movie. The three aspects that most grabbed my attention becoming the sources of my enjoyment were character portrayal, the symbolism used in almost every scene, and connections to my own life experiences. I have always been a great supporter of the idea that characters are what makes a film great, for they are the basis of any narrative and prove to be one of the most
Oppression is often portrayed in a negative light. Those who fight oppression are frequently regarded as heroes. The opposite is true for Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s book, V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta totes a mysterious character who goes by the alias of V. V is a villain who will stop at nothing to achieve his end goal: freeing England from the Norsefire regime.
The Wars Inside Alyss Why do people go through conflicts? When people go through conflicts they change and they become better people. Every character has a chance to make something out of their conflict and the reader sees this in the novel. In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, he shows that Alyss goes through many conflicts, and how it changes her as a person. Alyss goes through conflicts to help make her stronger and grow as a person.
When seeing this film it felt as though this was right on target genuine occasions with no misunderstandings, since this is the manner by which life really is outside of the cameras and television and creations. When watching this I 'd feel these characters were really i gangs whether they were young or not they had the correct role. Likewise making it all the more realistic was knowing how gangs function and go around from individual encounters in my own life, it gives a more inside and out visual from what I saw growing up through my childhood. I would now be able to state that I have a view from outside and I now know what definitely is going on behind the walls. This film had an effect on myself since I have been included and have an view of how individuals talk and act with each other and when they are with certain individuals.