Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment. Furthermore, Paul feels that because of war’s ability to manipulate his feelings into becoming almost static, he has no choice but to have self control and bottle up his emotions. This emphasizes the fact that war causes pain by twisting a soldiers emotions so they fall into a deep despair and begin to crumble, until eventually they are left with nothing but a skeleton of what they once were. Moreover, In the same conversation with his mother, Paul wishes to be taken back in time so he can escape the anguish he currently feels: “Ah! Mother, Mother!
You jus' wait'll I get them wet clo'es off'n my girl." The men stay silent instead of intervening to help out the father. The boy then impatiently cries, "He's dyin', I tell you! He's starvin' to death, I tell you. (454)" With authority, Ma replies, “Hush(454).” Steinbeck then writes ,“She looked at Pa and Uncle John standing helplessly gazing at the sick man.” Ma at the moment is expecting the men to do something.
Like Ged’s parents, Kemmerich’s mom coped with her son’s death by being told that they died bravely and did not suffer. Paul helps Kemmerich’s mom cope by telling her that “He died immediately. He felt absolutely nothing at all. His face was quite calm.” (181) Since the parents do not get to experience the war, when they get told that the soldiers passed away in a very peaceful manner it makes it easier for them to accept it; otherwise, if they got told the real way their kid or someone they knew died, they would feel guilt and remorse for allowing them, or even encouraging them, to join the
Doodle!” (564) all the while shielding him from the rain, the final consequence of the pride that ruled the life of the narrator. His guilt from not saving or waiting for Doodle is evident in the way he reacts to Doodle’s body. He panics, realizing the mistake he made in leaving Doodle behind, repeatedly calling out his name as if calling for him to wake up. When it sinks in that Doodle is truly gone, the narrator weeps for Doodle, crying “for a long time, it seemed forever, [he] lay there crying, sheltering [his] fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (564), knowing he would never get Doodle
The narrator starts by telling all the physical weights of the things the men had to carry, and then gets into their inner thoughts and reveals the emotional weight of the things the men had to carry. The main character, Lieutenant Cross struggles between his love and his responsibilities. Ted Lavender dies in the story and the soldiers are all shocked; it causes Lt. Cross to give up his love and become a man. In the story, Tim O’Brian uses a total omniscience point of view, which reveals Lieutenant Jimmy Cross as distracted, sentimental, and caring. This causes the reader to feel admiration for him leading the country, but also empathy because he is struggling physically and emotionally.
This compassion and care for his people shows that he did not want them to die, but to resume to living, as death was merciless. He hears the cries of anguish from his dying people, and cannot help but to feel sorry for the humans he created, who worship him, being killed in his ordered genocide. The Egyptian creation story reads, “Re heard the prayers and screams of the dying and felt compassion for the children of His tears, but He remained silent.” (1) When Re recognizes that he should save man from Hathor’s wrath and from death overall, he begins to ponder how he could do so. The text states, “The Sun God wondered how He could save mankind,” (1). He intended to save mankind, and had set his mind to finding a way to do so.
Barry’s unique use of the simile in paragraph two shows us that Barry thinks that men helping women “around the kitchen [are as useless] as ill-trained Labrador[s]”. Barry compares men to ill-trained dogs to illustrate the idea that once a woman gets used a man’s sightly antics in the kitchen she will likely become irritated and try to shoo him away just as one would with a cute dog that got irritating. Barry’s encouragement to the stereotype that all men can’t cook is important to show because it puts women on a pedestal because of their ‘natural born’ talent in the kitchen. If men are considered dogs of the house, boiled down, women must be their rightful owners. Lastly, Barry uses another simile to drive his point home, when explaining how he “feel[s] like
“Maybe we stop our campaigning for a while. Maybe we should go into hibernation…” (Yousafzai, pg.118). Her proud, fearless father was shaken in a way that Malala had never seen before. Any father would act this way, he didn’t want anything to happen to his daughter. Malala, as brave as she is, remained calm in the presence of death and let her father know “No one can stop death.
O’Brien depicts a picture in which men are required to perform as brave soldiers, but they become overwhelmed and are consumed by their environment. O’Brien states “they twitched and made moaning sounds and covered their heads and said Dear Jesus and flopped around on the earth” (18). He then continues to describe that after the chaos, they must compose themselves and put on a brave façade for each other. O’Brien is trying to emphasize to his readers that the men and women who fight in war are human- they carry their own emotional baggage and still react to fulfil social expectations of their roles as infantrymen. During the violence they can be seen reacting as humans.
First, in the story the author uses figurative language techniques such as metaphors by saying “His mother seemed to try to protect him, as if his father could break.” This is exaggerating his father’s emotions and that he cannot actually break and that his emotions are not in a stable place and he could lose control of them. The author uses similes when saying “He was crying, looking terrified, his breath coming in short, hot pants like some kind of hurt animal.” This shows how scared he was that he could not fully finish breathing making him pant like a dog. Also when he was on the ground, he was terrified causing him to hyperventilate. Finally, the author uses similes in the story when they say “and suddenly his voice flowed like a river breaking loose.” This is used to show that he was preparing himself to tell an important event, story and then he let loose and went on and on about this one event. Using figurative language in stories helps the reader to better visualize the characters and to feel the tone when
I just watched. Paralyzed.” (Hosseini 73) Amir is a coward, and he is afraid of what will happen to him if he speaks on behalf of Hassan. As an adult looking back, Amir realizes that this was a turning point in his life. Furthermore, when he and Soraya were at Baba’s funeral, he shares a scene with Soraya where he opens up, “Soraya pulled me close and the tears finally came.” (Hosseini 185) Amir and Soraya are together for Baba’s passing and that helps Amir stay together. Amir cried in Soraya’s arms, which is something the book, only shows him doing one other time; this shows intimacy and a very close bond between the two.
The first way that they are similar is in their use of extreme stereotypes. Barry categorizes people into two groups; men and women. The stereotypical man doesn’t know how to clean the house and spends most of his time watching sports and eating. Barry tells the story of the people of Pompeii (221) as an excuse for men’s lack of cleaning skills, and uses a personal story to emphasize the importance of sports to the male population (222). Opposite of the men, is the stereotypical woman.
Analysis of Ordinary People In the movie, the Jarrett family is a rather normal family who has just lost one of their sons. After they lose Buck the family becomes very dysfunctional as Conrad, the other son, blames himself for his brothers death, and Beth, the mother, feels anger toward Conrad. Throughout the film, the family engages in many different acts of silence and violence. Conrad and Beth tend to use violence in the way they defend themselves. The dad, however, begins by using silence that developed into violence towards the end.