Where it happened. Drumbeats and Bullets tells us that the story takes place in Tennessee near the Mississippi River on a peach orchard. The reason the battle is called the battle of Shiloh is because Shiloh was a nearby church. In the fictional story, The Battle of Shiloh, it talks about how a peach had fallen on the boys drum, which would verify that
In Gary Soto’s short story “The Jacket” the main character, the boy in the jacket, vows “ I spent my sixth-grade year in a tree in the alley, waiting for something good to happen to me in that jacket, which had become the ugly brother who tagged along wherever I went.” The boy blames his jacket for all the struggles that happened to him and he believes that the jacket brought him bad luck. Soto uses this to support the theme because the boy is being distracted by the jacket. Which makes him not try to improve his life. Soto uses literary elements, symbolism, and conflict to support the overarching theme: focusing on the small things like appearances can distract society from the bigger more important things. First and foremost, the literary element in “The Jacket” supports the overarching theme, focusing on the small things like appearances can distract humainity from the bigger more important things.
Rodriguez chose to write his poem with commas, semicolons, and dashes. “My brother and I --shopping for la jerfita” ( Rodriguez 1-2). These lines have a special arrangement to them to add an effect to the poem. This makes it add a pause when you start the poem and it get you to want to know what happens after the pause so you want to listen more. “Plenty reason to get my brother by the throat, taking turns punching him in the face, cutting him lower lip, punching, him vomiting” (Rodriguez 54-58).
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh is a historical fiction novel.The author is the late Ray Bradbury.Ray is known as a science fiction writer and he is also known for writing mysteries,etc.The Battle of Shiloh lasted for 2 days and it was one of the bloodiest battles in American history.My thesis is that there will be another battle and there will be a drummer boy.There are uses of symbols in the novel. It includes leaves,the drum,and the peach. Ray uses the leaves to represent fire.And fire represents light and heat which symbolizes the soldiers huddling together.It says,“I see the hands stirring the leaves and opened his mouth to say something,but did not say it(Pg.170).This means they were starting up a fire and it matters that they have fire so they don’t die before the war.The boy was scared to say something because he didnt want to get caught.Now I will talk about a different symbol.
Innocent Voices The film is regarding an 11-year-old boy Chava, during a time when there was a civil war ging on between El salvador’s guerrillas and the army. There was a system as per which when a child becomes 12 years old, the army of El Salvador will take to fight the war against the guerrillas. The USA provided arms to Salvador army, which adds to a long list of cases in which thex exploited countries to meet their needs. In one of the scenes in the film there was an example of passive resistance in which Chava started to play a particular song on the radio (gifted to him by his uncle), which was not allowed by the military and the priest of the local church also plays speaker same to save the child. The Silenced is a South Korean film
In Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, fire and water are used as a way to talk about slavery and Effia and Esi’s sides of the family tree. Fire and water talk about the curse of slavery and the role that it plays during this time period. The motifs of fire and water represent slavery and enable the author to track the lives of one family. Throughout the novel, fire is used as a metaphor for the legacy of slavery. The novel begins with Effia Otcher being born during a village fire.
Soldier Boys, by Dean Hughes, recounts the experiences of two young soldiers, one American and one German, fighting in World War 2. In the book, Hughes brings up issues like the persecution of Jews, the social conditioning of young children, the use of adolescent soldiers during World War 2, and the question we all have asked ourselves at one point or another: why do we have to have wars? The first main character is Spencer Morgan, a 17-year-old boy who drops out of highschool to join the army and fight against the Nazis, even though his family urges him to stay out of the war. Spencer becomes a soldier because he wants to prove something to his friends, family, and the young woman he once was infatuated with as a boy: LuAnne Crowther. Eventually
In Sherman Alexie’s short stories (and poems), there usually three central themes that the story rotates. In this paper, I will be exploring how he (Alexie) explores the themes losing culture, a cycle of regret, and using drugs (mainly alcohol) to escape. In Indian Education, the short story, Alexie seems to show that whenever young Victor tries to express himself through his culture, he is punished. Take the section “First Grade” for example. In first grade, Junior (the main character and narrator) says that “The little warrior in me roared to life that day..” and makes comparisons to traditional Native American warriors, such as describing the brusies on the other boy’s face as “war paint” or how Junior chants “it’s a good day to die”, which is phrase typically associated with Crazy Horse, who was a Native American chief.
There are two verses of The Hunger Games. Showing argumentative and similarities of the book and movie. One similarity of the book and movie is that part when The Hunger Games had started. The Career group found Katniss in a tree, and Rue showed Katniss the Tracker Jackers. Then, Katniss cut the branch which fell on the Career group.
On the surface, ‘Blackberry Picking’ is a simple poem about two young boys picking blackberries late in August. The poem expresses the childish excitement the two young boys face whilst picking the blackberries and later, the disappointment faced when their harvest fails. However, a larger issue is explored; the loss of