Terry Struggles to find out the cause of his father’s disorder, therefore he is unable to accept him. The theme of the story “Stop the Sun” is that understanding brings acceptance and this is shown to the reader through Terry’s frustration, embarrassment and finally his understanding. The theme which is understanding brings acceptance is shown through Terry’s frustration. After asking his mother about his father’s PTSD, he was told it was because of the war, but Terry knew there was something else, something specific that had happened; “ But it bothered him whenever it happened. When something bothered him, he liked to stay with it until he understood it and he understood not part of this”(50).
Unfortunately, the ones suffering are not just the people at war, it is also their families. They go through the same bloody path as their loved ones. Every survivor is getting haunted by the burden of killing. In a short story “Stop the Sun,” by Gary Paulsen, a thirteen-year old boy named Terry, whose father has a psychological disorder known as the Vietnam Syndrome, wants to know why his father acts in such a weird way. Throughout the story, Terry understands that words can not show experiences; furthermore, he learns to accept people even if they have disorders.
This is important because he wants to protect his family. His father said “You cannot know the fear”(pg 109). Terry’s father does not want his son to know the fear that he went through, he had to hide under half of his friends body to survive. That shows us just some of the things that happen during war.
The protagonist Holden Caulfield is liberated from his warped personality and finally begins to realize his aversion of the grown-up life that change is inevitable and always accompanied by a sense of loss. Not accepting the changes in the surroundings and his actions makes him immature and not a trusted narrator. Avoiding issues by not facing them in the first place makes him being followed by disappointment constantly. For instance, in the beginning of the book Caulfield mentions his own opinion on leaving places and we know that when he was thirteen years old his little brother died. Instead of repairing the wounds and flesh he moves on like nothing happened the entire book until we find him in the psychiatric hospital as an entire breakdown.
The foremost example is that Schotz was actually sick when the other boy was not and actually faking. It started with a boy in his neighborhood, Walter, who had inflammatory rheumatism who didn’t have to go to school and could fish whenever he liked. (Stolen Day 305). When the boy got to school, he started aching and was told to go home when he really started thinking that he had it like Walter. Thinking his family would just laugh at him if he told them about his theory, he decided it would be best not to tell them.
In the science fiction novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Jonas tries to find Elsewhere, because he is tired of living in a community with so many restrictions. During his journey, he faces many difficulties and experiences many problems he did not know existed. Sameness is atrocious because it requires people to follow the rules, even when they believe they are not right, and because people don’t get a choice in the decisions. Sameness is a disadvantage because people always have to follow rules, even when they do not believe it is ethical. The narrator states, “He [Jonas] knew he had to tell it all, that it was not only all right but necessary to tell all of a dream.
For example, if the novel was narrated through a third person point of view, it would be much more difficult to understand Christopher entirely. The narrator would not really be able to see what Christopher sees and feel what he feels. This would lead to the narrator to interpret Christopher’s thoughts in a disoriented manner which will cause the reader to have hard time trying to understand the rest of the novel. Given these points, Christopher’s first person narration of the novel benefits the comprehension of the novel much more than any other narrator would
Following his second call with his mother, Hally becomes emotionally unstable, venting out his frustrations on his servants. When Sam finally snaps and retaliates after Hally’s racist joke, Hally reveals his true feelings towards his father. After Sam recalls a memory in which he carried Hally’s drunk father back home with little Hally by his side, Hally finally admits, “I love him” (58). Hally’s hatred towards his father is not genuine, but derives from shame. Hally is embarrassed of his father’s drinking habits, but even more ashamed of the night when his black servant had to carry his drunk father back home and clean up the mess he made in his pants.
Lastly, the two character’s views become more and more similar as the story progresses. This is because for the beginning of the story Martin doesn’t want to participate in his culture but gradually give into it as time moves on. This is the most significant way in which Martin had changed in the story. This really makes a someone think that if Martin had been able to change for the good, then why can’t
William Timothy O’Brien was born on October 1, 1946. As a young man he rallied against the Vietnam war. However sometimes later he got the draft notice. He was torn between going, therefore leaving his convictions aside; or deserting and face the embarrassment he would cause to his family, friends. He decided to go, and fought in the Vietnam war.