After Ender destroys the bugger planet in the final simulation, Graff tells him the truth, that he has been killing real buggers, that the simulated games are not actually simulations. Graff’s reasoning is this: “Of course we tricked you into it. That’s the whole point, [...] It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, [...]
This excerpt contributes to Bradley’s dramatic tone as he talks about young men going off to battle, many not returning to see their families. He foreshadows what drama/horror is to come in the war and in the following chapter of the book. Later, on page 124, Bradley begins a paragraph with, “Leo was lucky to be alive.” Bradley, throughout the novel, continues to use short sentence structure in order to highlight important events, building the drama of the book. In the same
They need the glasses to have a fire source for heat and a signal for help. In Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, the quote, “Life in nature is nasty, brutish, and short” is an exact short summary of almost the whole book. Since the boys lost their innocence, they were starting to become Leviathan and started to kill things and not care or understand the government and why we needed it. The Leviathan government doesn’t have the fire because they went their own way and want their own power and no norms except to just have fun and not care, but now realize that they need it, so they take the power from the norm/try to get help/sustainable government. This is exactly the loss of innocence in the reversed Prometheus.
No one actually wanted to go against Grendel because, he was so dangerous. However, Beowulf was not afraid he did not care how dangerous he was. Beowulf considered, he may even die. Beowulf Challenged Grendel for attacking and killing the
It’s not my nature to shrink from battle, cringe in fear with the fighting spirit still steady in my chest” (6.279-82). Thersites breaks the martial code when he suggests that he and his fellow soldiers sail home and leave the war behind them. Odysseus reacts not only to the man’s irreverence, but also to his gutlessness. The martial code is important to not only the Achaens, but to the Trojans as well. Aeneas, captain of the Trojans tells one of his soldiers in battler “[n]o talk of turning for home!
Misopeliades tell the men that he thinks it’s a bad idea for Achilles to go and fight in war because he never does anything right. Misopeliades feels Achilles will only make things worse than what they are already. Misopeliades thinks he is only thinking of going to the war because he wants to be seen as respected by his people. The whole war wouldn’t be as bad if Achilles didn’t become so enraged over such a little situation.
On the outer shell, Grendel is a monstrous villain who hates mankind, but the reader soon realizes, in reality, he just wants to fit in. Since Grendel knows he will never fit in, he decides to destroy what he cannot have and he "[understands] that the world [is] nothing: [but] a mechanical chaos of casualties, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears. I understood, finally and absolutely, I alone exist" (Gardner 22). Instead of criticizing the villain, Grendel makes the reader sympathize with him by saying " [he] alone exist[s]".
Asking for a gift from a Cyclops when we had just raided his cave is probably not the best idea. This thought of mine was proven correct when the cyclops said, ‘you must be a fool, stranger, or come from nowhere, telling me to fear the gods or avoid their wrath!’ I guess Odysseus is not getting that gift he was so curious about, and because we had decided to stay in this black hole that was in fact closing in on us quickly, a lot of blood will be shed. Many of our crewmembers claim that he is a fantastic leader, which he is, but he needs to learn how to not take things too far.
Mark Zeus Muhammad S. Abinal Prof. Borras LIT-A 1 21 November 2016 JOSEPH HELLER: CATCH-22 Joseph Heller May 1, 1923- December 12, 1999. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and flew 60 combat missions as a bombardier in World War II before finishing his studies at Columbia and Oxford and working as an advertising copywriter. He was described as a satirical writer and novelist.
God never intended for humans to have fire, nor intend for them to create life from death, but surely Victor and Prometheus went against both of these actions. Victor is constantly punished by the Monster’s actions of killing his family members, love of his life, and friend, all because he decides to keep in silence about the monster he has created. The monster furiously writes, “You my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me? You would not call it murder” because he realizes that Victor would so easily kill him with no thought of it being murder. Victor is so careless about what could happen to the monster, he just wishes he would be gone, so his suffering could end.
According to the film and book “American Sniper", Chris only felt bad about the lives he couldn 't save, not the ones he did. He had no problem killing the enemy but could not bear to see his fellow servicemen be killed. Many marines look up to him as a savior because he was their only protection when walking down hostile streets. Enemy soldiers would hide and ambush so Kyle would prevent them from ambushing.
Napoleon, whom always disagrees with the temporary leader of Animal Farm, Snowball, has already started the plan to start the constructing of the windmill. As for Napoleon, who doesn’t support the building of the windmill only because he believes the increase of food production is much more important. From the text that contributes his disagreement of the windmill, ‘’...then suddenly he lifted his leg, urinated over the plans, and walked out without uttering a word.’’ (50) From this quote, it shows the type of personality that Napoleon has, the personality of a dictator because without a dictator 's approval, nothing senses to them that catches their attention and only sees it at as a waste of time that can be used for something else.
This shows that Mukhtar and his men do not see the need to take the lives of any more soldiers than need be. However, the death of the general in the convoy sparked an opportunity for the Italians to overtake a city out of revenge for this one man. Mukhtar and his men hold themselves in a higher calling as to make a point by claiming the least amount of lives. Another situation that raised was when the Italians attempted to bribe Mukhtar to leave the country and they would offer him safe passage to Egypt.
127) This quote stands for more than it seems. This is Jack 's way of saying to the others that he is done with them telling him what to do, that he is only willing to be with them on this island if it was on his terms, with his rules. This is a perfect example of how the society is in shambles, they have lost the head of their hunting group, who brings all of the other hunters away with him later when Ralph wasn 't being very attentive. Jack then attempts to create his own twisted
The German Army used this type of battle strategy to easily defeat the French Army earlier in the war. Hitler planned to move units into position without being detected toward the Ardennes Forest. Hitler used the codename “Watch the Rhine” as a code to build up forces for the offensive attack (Wientraub, S., 2007). The German Army would send many confusing radio text to keep the Allies confused and secretly moved soldiers into battle positions. The German Army was able to sabotage the Allied forces by sending English speaking German soldiers wearing American uniforms into the ranks to cut communication lines, which caused confusion in the city.