Walt strongly admired president Lincoln and was greatly distraught when he assassinated. His distress led him to compose O Captain! My Captain! which he never expected to gain so much popularity. Looking back he said “I’m almost sorry I ever wrote that poem” in an attempt to explain how he thought the praise for it was unwarranted.
The plan was to provide security and to free the ARVNs to fight. Caputo’s squad were considered heroes to these men that needed help. This task was boring, there was thirty-nine casualties, not from the VC, but from the heat, sun, and diseases. Coffins were brought out right on the spot. The battalion suffered from a spiritual disease ‘la cafard’ also known as depression.
On the other hand, when it wears down, the cracks form. These cracks eventually become unstable and turn into sinkholes. Finally, a cover-substance forms over a period of time. When soil and material are not solid in the bedrock, areas made mainly of clay of sand become highly prone to holes and then, a large sinkhole. So, sinkholes form very unexpectedly and in different ways as
Whereas other authors would prefer writing from the victim’s perspective during the war, Markus Zusak gives insight on the Germans that had no choice but to grudgingly obey throughout Hitler’s rule. Though Markus Zusak has written many other good books, The Book Thief is his bestselling book for its outstandingly distinct writing, perspective, and story of love. The story starts off with an abrupt death of a young boy, which sends Liesel away to the Hubermann’s home in a state of grief. Despite her low spirits, she quickly makes friends with Rudy Steiner and learns to love her adoptive parents, Hans and Rosa. Hans develops a close and loving relationship with Liesel, who sees him as her support and guidance throughout her adolescent years.
Kiowa was another friend, a permanent spot in his platoon, and many moments in the book including during the chapter “Ambush.” Kiowa often acted as a coach towards many new members of the platoon, even helping O’Brien when he killed a young Vietnamese soldier who was not actually attacking them. O’Brien was shaken up after the events played out, but Kiowa talked him through what would have happened if the shot was not taken. “Later I remember, Kiowa tried to tell me the man would’ve died anyway” (O’Brien 127). Kiowa tried to help O’Brien process what had happened because at the time, because O’Brien felt horrible for killing what he thought was an innocent victim. Kiowa later said that O’Brien could have saved a life and plus someone would have killed the guy anyway.
A foreboding tone was set while his father weakened, before it turned into a somber and dark tone for his death. Through Elie’s experience in the camp, he developed immunity to deaths, even towards the death of his own father. The readers would feel sympathy along with sorrow, towards his situation in a way that makes them rethink their thoughts or opinions about the Holocaust and similar events. The death of Elie’s father is only one in millions of lives that were taken away during the
As Celaena started to become familiar with him she noticed he had empathy and unlike his father he had a humane nature that Celaena loved. For example, after Dorian’s father ordered his soldiers to kill 500 Eyllwe rebels he said “ I heard about those butchered rebels, and I- I’m ashamed… He swallowed, his eyes stinging. ‘You won’t believe me. But… I don’t want to be apart of that. I can’t call myself a man when I allow my father to encourage such unforgivable atrocities.’”(Maas,2012,pg.260) This conveys the theme because he is known to be brutal but in fact he is the complete opposite.
Understatement: Hemingway understates the death toll in the end of the first paragraph saying that at “the end only seven thousand died of it in the army”. Seven thousand is a considerably large number of deaths but Hemingway purposely uses it as an understatement so that he can emphasize upon the bloodshed that took place during the war and if the soldiers were not wiped out due to cholera, the war took care of it. Imagery: Hemingway makes use of vivid imagery and complex diction to create a picture in the reader’s mind of the situation at hand. His imagery helps create a more effective foreshadowing for his readers as he emphasizes on every detail of the mountains such as, “the ridge and the north at the two ranges of mountains, green and dark to the snow-line and then white and lovely in the sun”. He creates a contrast between light and dark as the part of the mountain facing the sunlight is described as a lovely sight whereas the part facing away from the sun has a grim look to