To Not Protect and Serve The “Roundup” occurred on July 16, 1942 was one of the worst betrayals in history to those who were transported to and stadium or concentration camp. This doing by Nazi forces and French policeman marked the beginning of the mass killings of Jews and other races. At the time of the Vel D’ Hiv there was a mass arrest with a count of 13,000 Jews. (Laffitte)
Joseph Boyden’s novel Three Day Road demonstrates how effective betrayal is at destroying our hopes and beliefs. Both brief relationships involved a coming together of the two races and both of them ended in disappointment for Niska and Xavier, but not necessarily for the trapper or Lisette. Niska is betrayed by the French fur trader, a betrayal that echoes the betrayal of indigenous groups by the first colonists. The French man reveals to Niska,” [He] took [her] ahcahk,” (Boyden 174).
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, Suleiman is a young boy growing up in Libya during the time of Qaddafi’s reign. Being raised by parents who are dissidents, Suleiman often finds himself surrounded by confusing situations where the line between loyalty and betrayal is blurred. Problems within the family only aid the struggle to determine the difference between betrayal and loyalty. Loyalty and betrayal go hand in hand, often getting confused with each other.
In the book A Map of Betrayal, Ha Jin ultimately suggests that the individual is more important than the collective. Jin uses the story of a spy, named Gary, who is betrayed to help get his point across. In the end, Gary is betrayed by China; this results in his literary death. Jin uses Gary’s literal death as a representation of a existential death resulting from valuing the collective society of China above the individual of Gary.
In the novel, Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck, the author demonstrates how friendship is profitless, impracticable, and full of deception. Friends don’t always have your back when you think they do. Nothing really does hurt more than being betrayed by the one person you trusted the most. Friends sometimes aren’t worth the heartbreak you go through in the end.
According to the Oxford dictionary, Betrayal is the action of betraying one 's country, a group, or a person; treachery, an eight-letter word to describe something so cruel that some people believe a five-letter word could make it forget. Betrayal itself is a hard thing to experience, but it 's even worse when it 's coming from someone you trusted and loved the most. There is a famous saying that, “Sometimes, the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being the one behind the gun.” Betrayal not only results in hatred from the other person, but also losing trust and making you considered as a treacherous person. This concept is clearly visible in S.E Hinton 's acclaimed novel, when Bryon in a blink of moment decided to call the cops on his best friend, Mark.
Evil Under the Sun “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games “When you love someone, you end up caring about each and every person they love. When you hate someone, you end up caring about every single person who hates them.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana EVIL UNDER THE SUN AGATHA CHRISTIE
A wise man once said, “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” In the book Unwind, by Neal Shusterman, he portrays instances where the main characters, Connor, Risa, and Lev were deceived by the people who they depended on the most. As they run away from being unwound, or having their body parts dissembled for others use, they learn quickly that anyone can turn their backs on you. The book illustrates the idea of betrayal and concludes that in the end, you can only depend on yourself.
The patterns of trust and subsequent betrayal found in the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, serve to teach lessons about what it was like for African Americans in post-slavery America, when the book is set. The Invisible Man trusts easily and naively. Yet, despite working hard, he is betrayed by the institutions and people he looks up to as role models as they exploit his expectations for their own agenda. Overall, there are four strong examples of those taking advantage and hurting the Invisible Man. With each incident, he learns a lesson about how blatantly the black population is disregarded, along with being given an object that represents the underlying racism found in a society.
The short story that I have chosen to do my analysis on is “THE KISS” by Kate Chopin. The short story is about a young beautiful woman name, Nathalie who wants to marry the shy but rich Brantain for all his riches and she knows that he has strong feelings for her. Thus, making her plans to marry him so much easier. Thou, her plans of pursuing him does experiences a slight bump in the road when her other lover, Harvy who is her brother’s good friend, swoops in and kisses her passionately and suddenly in front of Brantain who is taken aback and embarrass that he leaves Nathalie’s house. The plot thickens further and ends with both Nathalie and Brantain getting married.
The narrative took place at the time when the storm approached and characters felt uneasy (335). The two characters in the story, Calixta and Clarissa portray differences in terms of fidelity.
The concepts I can relate with are worth (shame) and trust (betrayal). We experienced events that have a great impact in our life whether it’s in a positive or negative way. Dr. Parse explains the concepts and how they affect an individual. “Shame is the unbearable fear of losing face when personal expectations and expectations of others are not met” (Parse, 2014, p. 27), shame can cause someone to feel unworthy of something and even provoke feelings of embarrassment or sadness. It’s a fear that every human being experiences in their lifetime because we make goals and sometimes they cannot be met and it feels devastating when the opportunities we expected to open are shut down for us.
The first object that captures one’s attention in this piece of work is the enormous wave that seems to be sweeping off the objects in the background. The ferocious wave takes up half of the size in the composition, foreshadowing an impending disaster ahead. The colour of the wave, in different hues of blue, blends the elements together. Upon a closer look, there are three boats with people on it and a hidden Mount Fuji in the background.