The theme for this chapter is that war changes people for the worst because when Mary Anne, (Fossie 's girlfriend) comes to the medic camp, she is an good down-home American girl of her time but, as time advances, she becomes more intent to join the fight and become a soldier. She starts to sneak off during the night and never coming back to be with Mark Fossie. Eventually, she leaves him to live in the woods. Soon after she is seen, and she has transformed from how she was at the beginning, as a normal American to what she is today. This shows us how war can change people not for the better but for the
You won “ Never underestimate the pain of a person because the truth is everyone is struggling. It 's just some people hide it better than others.” - Anonymous. This is the case in the book Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. It tells the story of Lia an 18 year old, who spirals into anorexia and cutting more so after the death of her best friend Cassie, who was bulimic. Casie and Lia have always gone through harsh times, but when they get in one fight their friendship ends leaving the two girls alone.
After the sisters find out about their husband’s prison transfers, Minerva says, “Not only was there nothing in the world we could do to save the men, there was nothing in the world we could do to save ourselves either” (Alvarez 283). Minerva knew her eventual fate but put the people of the Domincan Republic’s lives over her own. Just as Minerva is about to go up the mountain she would soon get murdered on she says, “I don’t know quite how to say this, but it was as if we were girls again. Walking through the dark part of the yard, a little afraid, a little excited by our fears, anticipating the lighted house just around the bend” (Alvarez 297). Minerva outlines in this quote that despite her massive evolution into a symbol of political rebellion, she still sometimes feels like she’s a child again.
In the haunting short story entitled “Norma” written by author Sonia Sanchez, Sonia draws the story to a powerful end by vowing “never to agree again”. At a cursory glance, it appears that she is vowing never to meet Norma again. However, a deeper examination reveals that she makes this promise in order to affirm that she will never again agree to the rigged system that transformed an intelligent and promising young woman into a drug-addled mother of four. As the opening lines of the story, Sanchez describes her own personality as a teenager as “... very shy. I walked with my head down, talked with my head down and would have slept with my head down if sleeping had required a standing position (1).”, which highlights the fact that Sonia is too busy attempting to remain inconspicuous to question the status quo.
In chapter nine of Tim O 'Brien 's The Things They Carried, O’Brien tells a second-hand story of a girl, Mary Anne, who is called over to Vietnam by her boyfriend. She transitions from an effervescent, little girl into a confident, passionate-for-war woman who does things her former-self could not even fathom, like going out on ambushes and clipping arteries. Although Mary Anne only appears in one chapter, she proves to be a crucial character in the novel. She symbolizes how war changes people. Every soldier is innocent at first, then changes into someone who is unrecognizable, someone who is desensitized to bloodshed, gore, and murder.
Once a girl named Tandy in this story started investigating a bunch of homicides and her family 's ten year old old skeletons in the closet. Tandy is finally reunited with her love that is left in Paris. But as her love gets really distant with everyone, She starts to noticed disturbing questions and things about him, and what actually happened to her dead sister that has been dead for awhile. With no way to really tell who in her life she can actually trust and is close to.Tandy will never get to the bottom of the hundreds of secrets her parents kept from her. She wants to know so bad the truth behind her love in Paris and everything from her family that they are hiding from her.
Which character is most affected by war, and how? “No matter how many times she was told she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment.” (32) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak discusses mainly the power of words, and war in Nazi Germany and how a girl grows up in pain, love, and misery through that period of her life. To begin with, Paula, Liesel’s mother gave her and her brother Werner to foster parents, Liesel’s parents were communists so they took her father away, hence, even though she didn’t know why, her mother had to give them over to Rosa and Hans Hubermann, but just before getting there, death took Werner away. And maybe that’s when pain begins for Liesel, as much as readers know. Liesel has been, since her arrival to the Hubermanns’, haunted by sleepless nights, nightmares, grief, etc.
The past few days have been crazy and unsettling. Minnie Fosters husband John was murder and Minnie is being held accountable. Minnie was such a sweet girl, she work hard to keep everything running. She never did have children which made from a lonely house but a lonely house with less work. I never did visit over the past few year her house just seemed uncheerful, but that is the reason I should of went.
Despite being acquitted by a jury, the accusations and speculations destroy the educational path Lily worked so hard to earn. What 's worse, when her precarious legal situation forces her to reveal the truth about her charismatic uncle, the rest of her family renounces her, not one of them is willing to suspect Harry of such heinous crimes. With her future in shambles and no one to turn to, Lily leaves her home in Phoenix, hoping to restart her life and move on, but she quickly learns that the past will ALWAYS catch up to her no matter where she hides. In Out for Blood, the second novel of the Maneater series, 15 years have passed since Lily 's fateful confrontation with her uncle. We find her in a sorry emotional state, with the police breathing down her neck and a tough decision to make: self-sacrifice or
Didion wrote it years before John died, but after she reread it, she realized it described herself after his death. “Of course we would not need those last six notes to know what Elena’s dreams were about. Elena’s dreams were about dying. Elena’s dreams were about getting old…The point is that Elena remained remote most of all to herself, a clandestine agent who had so successfully compartmentalized her operation as to have lost access to her own cutouts” (Didion 159-160). This ties into Didion’s motif, lack of control because during this period of grief she is having dreams of not being able to save John from dying such as when he left on a plane without her and Didion is in the car watching him leave, having no way to get to him (Didion 160-161).
Where Do Limits Matter? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a biography, which describes the life of a woman whose cells reproduced even after her death. Rebecca Skloot the author of the book goes on a search to discover who Henrietta Lacks was and why no one knew the owner of the cells that saved countless lives for decades. Despite Rebecca Skloot finding Henrietta’s family and learning about their lives and history of their mother, the family was never aware of 〖HeLa〗^1 and what scientists were using her cells for until twenty years later. The information about HeLa cells brought great shock and distress to the family, which unfortunately was never completely resolved till this day.