Tombstone reflection The movie Tombstone reflect the society of the old west, in term of “wild west” what makes it so wild? lawless was the most obvious characteristic during that period of time. Someplace in the frontier western period were just territory, not fully developed into a state or country yet, lacking of state government, state laws, that’s why people use guns to stand for them self, defend for them self, to maintain certain properties and authorities with their guns, gun can use for variety reason , and sometimes gun might cause some bloody and violent conflict among people. During that “wild brutal’’ period of time, gun seems like a necessity for people to protect himself as a personal belonging.
By the time I was four, I was pretty good with Dad's pistol, a big black sixshot revolver, and could hit five out of six beer bottles at thirty paces. I'd hold the gun with both hands, sight down the barrel, and squeeze the trigger slowly and smoothly until, with a loud clap, the gun kicked and the bottle exploded. It was fun. Dad said my sharpshooting would come in handy if the feds ever surrounded us.” This indicates that the father cared about their safety by teaching them at a tender age how to survive or defend themselves if there were ever on there own.
He sets up the scene, where he was following two elderly people in his sights, before leading up to a squirrel that was going around on a tree. He finally pulled the trigger, and killed the squirrel. He also later on recounts some feelings he encounters in Vietnam and that’s when the thought and image of killing the squirrel I feel, is the action of doing it bothered him for a while. But the main point for me here is that Wolff uses the gun as a device to show his transformation from a boy to a man, and develops a theme of power struggle within himself. Wolff also includes a heavy tone of suspense that makes you hang on the edge of your seat asking yourself what is going to happen next, this is where like Tobias Wolff says “Power can be enjoyed only when it is recognized and feared, fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have
In modern society, guns are seen as a form of control. Those who have guns are able to overpower those who do not. This trend was set when guns were first invented and has stayed the same throughout history. The one place where guns are not a symbol of power and control is in literature, specifically “The Old Gun” and Hamilton. In Mo Yan’s short story “The Old Gun”, the protagonist is a hungry boy who does not even know how to use the titular firearm.
The three criteria for the a developing characters in a story are on the consistent behavior, there motivation and the quality being lifelike. The characteristic for consistent behavior is that the characters attitude and behavior are consistent throughout the story and remain the same, however if the behavior does change it would be justified why it would be. Another characteristic is the motivation for the character, why they act/do stuff a certain way aswell to what they believe in. Lastly is whether this character could be plausible in realife, the character with hold traits that can exist with someone in this world. In the short story“The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright, a young minded boy named David showed all three characteristics
“Honor,” one of the qualities that guns represent, is a socially constructed factor that can be used to differentiate class. “Human triumph over nature” is a literal presentation of humans supposed ability to dominate nature, and “individual protection” is a means of maintaining one’s socioeconomic status. All of these three qualifications suggest an idea that guns are used to demonstrate or maintain one’s social class (or domination over lower social classes and
In Richard Wright’s novel, Black Boy, Richard consciously uses weapons against people in order to defend himself against unjust treatment caused by conflict within his family and people in his neighborhood. For instance, Richard deliberately uses a stick against a gang of boys in his neighborhood in order to defend himself. Richard explains, “When I reached the corner a gang of boys grabbed me, knocked me down, snatched the basket, took the money, and sent me running home in panic” (Wright 16). Consequently, as soon as the boys beat him up, Richard builds up his confidence and defends himself. Richard’s mom states, “‘Take this money, this note, and this stick, go to the store and buy those groceries…”
(7) Cheever’s used this quote to show how the intentions of Miss Dent were not about violence but rather talking out her problems with Blake. The gun created a shift in power for who was the dominant one in the relationship which forced the businessman to face the repercussions of his actions, something he had never done before. The shift in power can be found when the train stops at Shady Hill and Miss Dent understood that Blake may try to escape so she told him that she’s been, “planning this for weeks. I won’t harm you if you let me talk”
A weapon in the wrongs hands is the maximum danger humanity can face. Nowadays, violence and delinquency in society are viewed as the maximum problem solver. Humanity is full of chaos; hate and envy seize our souls. Guns are the ultimate security for some citizens but for others, these add to a feeling of defenselessness. Throughout history, any topic related to guns means a plethora of problems.
In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” she uses writing skills such as symbolism and imagery to get across her different themes to the reader’s with plenty of room for self-interpretation. Though O’Connor’s work could be defined as cynical, she does an excellent job of writing in the third person with her uncomplicated structure of sentences leaving plenty of room for her character 's thoughts, feelings, and actions to get across the realism of our world.
Research Paper Weapons have always distinguished mankind from animals. Animals use their resources and instincts for survival, while a man relies on weapons to bring about destruction. Guns give man the sense of power and control over nature, however, they are no empowerment, longer used for hunting, but instead are involved in cases of domestic violence, mass shootings and at blame for the loss of lives of innocent children. We cannot solely blame the gun owner, although they are at much fault themselves. We must also find culpability in the individual who sold the weapons.
Even though there are many people argue “the guns do not kill people but people do”. However, Evan DeFilippis states, in his article “Debunking the Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People Myth”, that the gun itself is not able to harm, and guns become harmful when people hold them. He highlights that when people hold a gun, they tend to kill more often and more efficiency than those who do not have a gun. He illustrates this is because the environment may affect people’s behaviors. If the surrounding environment is that everyone has a gun, people become more fractious and they may not able to control themselves under extreme emotions.
Ruben states “Somehow he was holding the little Winchester he’d carried in the timber that afternoon. And holding it comfortably.” (page 49) Not only did Davy bring the gun to bed with him, but had the gun loaded and ready to go before the light was switched on to see who was at the door. This is the perfect picture of a person who has no other thought but to
“Cinderella Man”, directed by Ron Howard, takes a hasty plunge from a booming economy to a bombshell into the Great Depression; Jim Braddock the courageous boxer, persevered through the nations lowliest point. In the film the camera caught a glimpse of a newspaper front-page reading “Unemployment Hits Record 15 million Americas”. This exposed the American economy; nationalism is shown incongruently in the film “Rocky IV” where the Western/American society is captured as a world superpower, strong and confident on their ability, but in “Cinderella Man” citizens are portrayed as desperate and willing to beg for mercy. Storm clouds of economic and societal conditions were in full affect on how it sculpted the film’s path had a dramatic mark on
The theme for “A Good Man is Hard to Find” begins with saying; we've all probably heard the saying “everybody shuffling fault.” While we might discovery this set phrase reassuring in situations like misfiling a write up or a making a minor traffic violation, it is shuffling a much more disturbing observation in the case of umbrage like theft or murder. Of course, Flannery O'Connor isn't claiming that everyone's guilty of homicide; however, her short circuit narrative “A Good Man is Hard to Find” makes it clear that everybody's guilty of something. Author Flannery O'Connor - a diligent Catholic and life-long Georgia house physician - often relied on her religious beliefs and regional experience as sources of inspiration for her work. This is particularly true in “A