In that period, 30,000 books which were written by communist sympathizers or contained pro communist themes, were banned and removed from the shelves of public libraries. He was widely upset with this and said, “Anything that touches the library, touches me(YouTube, 2011).” Since he was self educated in the library, he had special feelings to it. This was the reason why Bradbury encompassed concerns about book burning in his
Of Mice and Men In the 1930’s there were causal hardships during the Great Depression this made lots of people become unemployed. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck it is a novella released in 1937 which tells a tale of two workers named George and Lennie, who lost their old job in Soledad and are going to their new job at the ranch. Largely the ending Of Mice and Men was inevitable because of these following themes; American Dream, cruel society, particularly targeting minorities and friendships helping to build empathy. It was a predicament that George and Lennie will never get their own ranch because of the American Dream. The American Dream is an impossible vision that leads to disappointment this is equaled through how the workers don’t
Jack London 's "To Build a Fire" is a short story that uses the literally element of naturalism to describe how an individual 's choices he or she makes ultimately will decide their fate in the future. In the short story the main character 's ego and lack of experience overcomes him, as he tries to travel through Yukon Trail in the middle of winter unprepared and ill-equipped. He made the poor choice of ignoring all the warning signs, leading up to, and during his journey. The man 's selfishness and arrogance lead to his unfortunate outcome. The story is set in the Yukon during the great Klondike Gold Rush, when over 100,000 people moved to the Yukon Territory in search of gold.
As the conditions grew worse for the Donner Party, they built more cabins, but their animals wandered off, and they were left with hardly anything to eat, including “family pets, bones, twigs, a concoction described as "glue," strings and, eventually, human remains” (news.discovery.com). Realizing that they would all starve to death if they did not do anything, the group sent out fifteen people to travel to Sutter’s Fort and bring supplies. As a result of the malnutrition and cold, eight of this party died, and the rest of the desperate group cannibalized seven of them. As soon as the remainder of the party reached the other side of the mountains, messages were sent out, and the first rescue group went to the Donner
In The Book Thief’s case, it is the society during the German World War II. Hans Hubermann for example, had to pretend he hated the Jews when in fact, he does not. “The Jew was whipped six times… blood dripped now from his ear… then it was Papa’s turn..” (Zusak 394) Max was afraid of men standing over him all throughout his life and now, he had to leave his family behind. When he arrived at 33 Himmel Street, he was advised to stay in the basement despite the place freezing. As far as Max was concerned, Death even said, “The basement was the only place for him as far as he was concerned.” (Zusak 207) Lastly, in spite of Rudy’s young age, he was also affected by the society.
Boo Radley was a shut-in who was blamed for the misfortunes that happen in town. Pecans from the tree in the Radley place are considered to be poisonous and anything that finds its way in the Radley place’s premises are lost forever. The Radleys keep mostly to themselves and are rarely seen. It is said that after Boo Radley became acquainted with the Cunninghams and getting into trouble, he was not heard from after fifteen years because of the incident wherein Mr Radley asked the judge to leave his son to him, instead of being sent to the state industrial school. However, another incident occurred where Mrs Radley started screaming that Arthur was killing them all after Arthur stabbed Mr Radley in the thigh when Arthur was scrapbooking.
In the story “To Build a Fire” the protagonist fails to recognize nature strength, almost in a disrespectful manner while traveling in the harsh Yukon environment. The down fall for him not listening and underestimating nature itself led him to his death. In this story you could find irony because he was also warned by a wise old man not travel alone in extreme conditions. The protagonist failed to listen to the old man that was his first mistake. The protagonist got lucky a couple times among his journey and came across many trial and errors, but the character’s luck started to run out.
In “To Build A Fire” the author Jack London is basically, pardon the unprofessional language, telling us to check ourselves before we wreak ourselves. It uses humanity's arrogance and carelessness, as well as nature’s indifference and power as well as consequences to our actions. Over and over we see instances where mistakes come back to haunt the man in his hour of need, even as he makes more. Jack London as a prospector no doubt saw many deaths like these. Men who thought the rules didn’t apply to them and that those who had survived the long Yukon winters were just being “womanish” or over careful, who went out and were found dead, or never found at all.
The stories had drastically different end results, characters, symbols, and plot; however, no matter the differences between a story, stories can still share the same message. In the story Freezing by Peter Stark, the character finds danger as his car no longer works and he needs to travel the 6 mile distance to his friends. Extreme hypothermia sets in and he battles to make it. His friends find him near death and he manages to become revived. In the story To Build a Fire by Jack London, the main character embarks through the Yukon with his dog to meet “the boys”, but ultimately dies as a result of many setbacks and mistakes including hypothermia and ignorance of instinct.
His failure to build a new fire is completely dependent on the stiffening of his fingers: "When he touched a twig, he had to look and see whether or not he had hold of it. The wires were pretty well down between him and his finger ends" (21). The harsh weather had shut down a vital part of the man's body, much like a winter storm can knock down a telephone pole and leave a part of a town in
Some men are leaving because of the awful conditions, little food, and freezing weather. Men are also leaving because of the smoke filled huts, only lying on the cold hard ground,and the diseases and illnesses (Waldo 151). If I leave, then Washington’s army may lose the war. I also want to go home to my aging mother and my family that I miss dearly. If I re-enlist, it may encourage others to re-enlist and my help could be a big part in whether or not we win the war.
It was the Winter at Valley Forge. I am not going to re-enlist in the war because we have poor conditions, many people are dying, and we are getting very little support. The first reason I am not going to re-enlist in the war is because there were very poor conditions. In document C, the diary of Dr. Waldo, he says “Poor food-hard lodging-cold weather-fatigue-nasty cloaths-nasty cookery-vomit half my time…. why are we sent out here to starve and freeze?” They are dying out here of the poor conditions.
The story took place in Valley Forge during the winter, which killed a lot of men because of illness, hunger, and hypothermia. Near the end of the end of the novel Hank had found a traitor hiding within. This novel is an amazing novel and I recommend it to almost all my friends. One similarity found between these two novels is the politics. The politics of both novels were Patriots vs Tories.
Rob could have easily made it down to safety, but Doug couldn’t, and Rob didn’t want to leave his client stranded on the mountain. Andy Harris eventually got some oxygen up to Rob, but by the time he got it up Doug was dead and Rob was in terrible condition and too frostbitten to descend. Eventually, Rob perished, succumbing to the cold. This led to Jon becoming mentally stronger because he was without a guide, so he was forced to think more independently, and be more of a leader. He realized that even the most experienced climbers aren’t immune to the wrath of the mountain.
He talks about Rossellini, Waterman, Mccunn, and Ruess. My favorite story was McCunn’s. I didn’t see much in common between the two of them but it shows the true danger of the arctic conditions, and what happens when you don’t respect it. Just like McCandles. McCunn was careless he didn’t remember to get a way out of the arctic for winter time, he died painfully.