Forged by Fire has many symbols thought this book. Sharon M. Draper creates the tittle Forged by Fire because of the symbolic and literal events in the book. Firstly, the fire has symbolic significances that help create the title. When Gerald was young, he was a scared boy that really loved his mom. Gerald started a fire accidentally as a kid that burned down the entire apartment.
However Guy’s attitude changes when a woman burns herself to death because she loved her books. Guy’s firemens group receives a call from a person that is turning their neighbor in for having books. When the firemen arrive the house is on fire already because she lit her house on fire to make sure she does it herself. Then Guy thought, “A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper.
Not only does war affect the companions of those lost, but it much more directly affects families. After the Trojan War, Odysseus shipwrecks on Kalypso's island, and lives far away from his family, without any contact. The loss of Odysseus bears a lot of weight on his loved ones. Telemachus “...inherit[s] trouble and pain…” (Homer, 9) from the loss of his father. Odysseus’ absence leaves Telemachus empty and without one of his parents needed to guide him through life.
However, Joseph Barnett has the most motive and he might’ve known the other victims since his roommate, Mary Kelly, was a prostitute. Even if neither Kosminski or Barnett are indeed Jack the Ripper, whoever he was is “a pathetic and loathsome human being” (Drabelle). Before the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, Jack the Ripper sent out a letter stating,“I am down on whores and shan’t stop ripping them until I do get buckled. Grande work, the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal.
She was reading angry at her brother because he destroys the family making the parent suffer emotional and mental. She explains how the brother addiction turns her house outside down with this attitude. However, the brother addiction makes the parents to never give up on him even though his negative behavior toward them. Parents love him unconditional because it was their son. Even though he was not on the best path, they still support him and be on his side because they believe that he can change.
Dana has to save him from various occurrences such as a river that he was drowning in, a fire that he set and about burnt the house down, an illness he got from drinking, and finally a fight with a slave over the fact that he wanted his wife. Dana even had to save Rufus from getting in trouble by his dad a few times. Dana would have to make excuses
Another example is having multiple workers getting injured like Mikolas who lost his hand and Antana who had a lung disease and died from the chemical that surrounded him in the pickle room, there’s no safety net or medical treatment given to them, if your sick or injured you are replaced with someone worthy of their money, you are replaceable. Another reason is when Jurgis found out about Phil Connor and Ona, Jurgis’s instinct overcame him, he attacked Connor and went to court and testified to the judges about what he has done to Ona but since Connor has power and connection all over the social structure in Chicago the judges believed Connor’s words against Jurgis. Everything that surrounded them was corrupted, the factories, businesses, policeman, judges, courtrooms, and the government. People lied about everything because they knew they could get away with it. Jurgis and his family came and migrated to American to live the American dream but instead, they lived and experienced the American
In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the young men in battle quickly learn that the war is a awful, destructive force that ruins lives. The boys, who are pressured by their teacher to join the army for glory, soon discover that the war is not glorious, but rather devastating. Paul, the narrator of this novel, goes through a lot of pain as a result of this war. The war destroys Paul and his friends’ lives, both physically and mentally. The author expresses throughout the novel that the war destroys an entire generation’s lives.
All of the female characters suffer through it on at least one occasion. When Cunegonde describes the attack on her family’s castle and her subsequent rape she states that it is “the customary way of doing things.” (23) The narrator describes another violent scene: “Girls who had been disemboweled after having sated the natural needs of some of the heroes were breathing their last.” (9) The rape of women is viewed as “natural” and the rapists are “heroes” of the story. This perspective highlights how little power women possessed at that time. The characters in Candide seem to accept the rape as an unfortunate, but common occurrence. Paquette is the only woman who seems to view her situation with any sort of bitterness.
This is seen when Oswald says about Engstrand’s home to Mrs.Alving “It’ll burn just like this one/ Everything will burn. There is nothing left to remind people of Father. I, too, am burning.”(Ibsen 63).In this quotation, it is seen how Oswald was trying to save his father’s image by trying to save the orphanage and he failed to do so. He was trying to save the only thing which was left of his father and the only thing which people will remember his father by. Also, Oswald feels that he is falling apart and “burning” inside just as the orphanage, this makes Oswald identifies with the orphanage and it reflects how Oswald feels.