The war is something no one wants to go through. Soldiers train to fight for their country and for their very lives. In doing so, the war isn’t a pretty place to be in. Many soldiers have returned with diseases, missing limbs, and mental trauma. After fighting the war, numerous soldiers return home injured or has contracted some type of health condition or disease.
The lives of Sonny and Mabel are completely different, they were raised in completely different ways and in completely different places. “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is about the life of a young man who is struggling with drug addiction; he has faced many challenges in his life. One of the many challenges he faces is what connects him to the main character of “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter”; both Mabel and Sonny experienced losing both their mother and their father while they were still fairly young. “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence is based on a young woman struggling to deal with the loss of her mother and father, she desires the love and affection of a man. Mabel’s mental state differs from Sonny’s who is very angry with the life he was given.
Summary of The Lost Boy David Pelzer, author of The Lost Boy, shares his struggles of dealing with an abusive mother that lead to his life in foster care in his memoir. He details the beginning of his story by revealing the abuse of his mother who referred to David as “the boy” and even calls him “it”. While he has three older brothers the Mother chose David to take out her anger on and the family even referred to the abuse as “the family secret”. Forced to live in the basement, David tells how he dreaded every commercial break where his mother is forced to pay attention to something other than the television which was usually physically or verbally abusing him. David found himself looking forward to school which was the only place he was given food and dreaded the end of the day where he was forced to return to what he called “The House” and “The Family”.
Fever Essay Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of the historical fiction book Fever 1793. The story takes place in Philadelphia surrounding the struggle of a young girl named Mattie during the time of yellow fever. One major theme from the book Fever 1793 is coping with loss. Characters in the book all cope differently from one another. In this case, Mattie’s grandfather dies due to robbers.
Have you ever just been so fed up with life and just wanted to give up so that you won't have to deal with your problems anymore? Life just seems to be overwhelming. In the book Lessons Learned, I can connect and relate to the main character. I see similar hardships that the character and I have been through. In the novel, Keyshia goes through several problems such as not seeing eye to eye with her mother, being abandoned by her mom throughout her whole 15 years and not knowing her dad until the age 16, and her younger brother Mike being with a dangerous girl.
An aspect of the Funcionalist theory that can be applied to both characters is anomie , defined as “the loss of direction of the individual when social controls become ineffective”(Marshall). Through McRae we learn that his mother died when he was young and his dad was an alcoholic. Growing up, he had no parental guidance or support as a result, he ends up in trouble with the law for his incident in the Air Force. The theory of anomie can also be recognized in Belle Starr , from her history of sexual abuse conducted from her mother’s partners. Basically, rules and regulations don’t work anymore internally or externally as she tries to take vengeance on the men who remind her of her terrible
Bowker lost friends and lost fellow soldiers every day in Vietnam, he even lost his best friend to the war. He could not deal with his memories that consumed him and eventually took his own life. Bowker has an internal struggle with himself and his mind after the war, especially with the memories that eventually envelop his entire life. Bowker witnessed many terrible atrocities in his time in Vietnam. His time in the war was indicative of the future he would have after seeing what he saw.
A soldier is still fighting a war, even after the war is over, no matter what time period they are in. Soldier's face problems that are both physical and emotional during a war and even more so after a war. Odysseus was the main character of the Odyssey, the Odyssey was an epic poem detailing the events of Odysseus's return from war. His return was filled with terrifying creatures that made it harder for him to return to a normal life. Soldiers sometimes have problems adjusting to life after the war because of obstacles that relate to the obstacles Odysseus faced in the Odyssey.
Through the path of life there are obstacles that are often hidden by one's facades. In Leaving Gilead by Pat Carr, a novella taken place during the civil war, Geneva Birdsong is the mother to her eight year old Saranell, and wife of Colonel Birdsong. Because of Geneva's unwise decisions, she is unable to be a wife and mother, which leaves the Birdsong's slave, Renny to raise Saranell. Because of her circumstances, Geneva is unable to accept reality. If one allows it, the mistakes made in the past can impact their entire life including relationships and overall happiness.
He returns and cannot discuss the war in the way he was exposed, instead he is expected to have heroic accounts of his time in battle. In “Soldier's Home” by Ernest Hemingway, he uses dialogue, juxtaposition, and setting to show that the effect war has on soldiers who return from war makes them feel out of place from society. Dialogue used throughout the text places imagery into our minds and we can picture ourselves at the family table during the morning when Krebs is eating breakfast with his mother. Both of Harold Krebs parents are very worried about him after he has been at home from the war for about a month and has not decided on a career path at home. “‘I've worried about you too much, Harold,’ his mother went on.