The ending of "The Locket" was surprising. The Locket is about Edmond and Octavie, lovers who become separated because of the war. Edmond went off to fight while Octavie stayed home. Octavie loved Edmond very deeply. Her love was shown by her actions.
They were O’Brien’s friends during the fight and they were all but numbers after the war, or distant memories. The themes of the novel are the importance of paying homage friends and honoring their sacrifice are prevalent throughout. One example that describes how O’Brien paid homage to his friends resides in Norman Bowker, one of O’Brien’s close friends. Norman Bowker was not as outgoing as many other men in O'Brien's platoon, but Bowker did have a good personality and he was a good friend.
Not only was it physical items, but it was also memories brought, like the ones brought by Jimmy Cross of his girlfriend at home. O’brien highlights the things that these soldiers carried in a way to set up the the rising action and help the story reach a climax. In reference to the character Kiowa, the things that he carried create a perfect picture of what type of person Kiowa was. A deeply religious American Indian who carried a tomahawk and a bible in his rucksack.
Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
John Proctor died to protect his honor and the honors of the others that died but his death did just the opposite because he forfeited his treasured honor by becoming one of the hanged. Reverend Hale tried to warn him of this even till the point when he was hung. Hale screamed out, “Shall the dust praise him [Proctor]? Shall the worms declare his [Proctor’s] truth?”(Miller 134). Proctor’s death was meant to preserve his name, but he ultimately lost his life.
When reading the poem, “The Gift,” by Li-Young Lee, it can be interpreted many different ways. Upon initial reading, I took the poem very literal, but then I thought deeper and dug beneath the surface to realize the true meaning as to what Li-Young Lee was trying to say. As the author is removing a splinter from his wife 's hand, he has a flashback from the time when he was seven and his father removes a metal splinter from his palm. Although he was probably terrified at first, his father distracted him by reciting a tale. Lee mentions in the poem that he does not remember what the tale was about, but only that his father 's voice was “a well of dark water” and his hands were “two measures of tenderness.”
When coming back from the war front there are many thoughts that are going through a soldier’s head: how is my family doing, will home life return to normal quickly, will I be sent back to war? On the other hand there are many similar thoughts going through the heads of their loved ones. What are said to be unspeakable thoughts are the ones that are most articulated and expressed in the novel Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West. Whether it be seriously reflecting about past lovers during a return to a childlike behavior, or the selfish thoughts that are expressed by the soldier’s wife by wanting him to be the same person that he was when leaving for war.
Even though Amelia was reluctantly that her husband wills leave home for the war but he has no choice and he has to do so for the war. During the war, he was getting to know that his wife was giving birth on baby in these few days. Unfortunately, he has serious injured during the war and unable to go back home to take care of his wife. Therefore, he wrote a letter to the doctor and asked him to help his wife delivered the baby yet the doctor replied him that the situation in the town was in the bad condition as there were many victims that attacked by the Yankees. The doctor was trying his best to rescue all of the victims as he can.
I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote a letter on a piece of paper and mailed it. Effortlessly, we are able to send an email, text, snap chat or face time with our family; we couldn’t possibly fathom literally writing a letter. My daughter doesn’t even know how to use a mouse; she assumes everything is touch screen activated. Of course, during the war letters and diaries were an imperative form of communication between soldiers and their families. As honorable as the soldiers were, they would minimize their catastrophic experience so their family wouldn’t agonize over the true circumstances they were challenged with.
Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God displayed a forever long journey of Janie Crawford. Set in the 1930’s Janie was expected to marry and have children. However, Janie’s idea of marriage was a bit different than her concerned Nanny’s. Nanny did not want her granddaughter, Janie, to be a house maid as she was.
The next thing that had happened was starr knight 's son trevor had went missing. As you can tell this is going on in the same pattern evidence. Called “the family line of Cathy/Starr knight”. But now they are rethinking starrs murder because when starr died she was in her truck.
The guy wasn’t Heidi- he has a weapon, right?” (126) However, by giving insight on the man’s life, the reader learns that similarly to O’Brien, the man he killed originally had no intention of fighting. He wanted to be a scholar. The collections of short stories in “The Things They Carried” come together to show how complex war can be.
One example of symbolism is, Two-Bit’s switch blade. The ten inch switchblade, is Two-Bit’s prize posession which represnents a disregard for authority. The switchblade was stolen by Two-bit from a hardware store, also showing how the Greasers pride themselves with the potential to comment violence. In the Greaser’s way of living, stealing and robbing are not shunned or counted as socially inapropriate crimes. These crimes are counted as normal, and as a respected survival tactic.
The Misfit was a purely evil character while the Grandmother had good intentions. Color symbolism was used throughout the story to give an insight of what is going to happen eventually. The animals also played a large portion of the symbolism attached to… The Misfit along with Hiram and Bobby Lee were all purely evil characters that killed everyone in his way.
The movie Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock is considered by many critics to be one of the best American films. However, because the movie has an overly complicated plot, a confusing way of portraying characters and ideas, and several plot holes, it should not be. These elements take away from the movie and make it harder to understand and enjoy. The plot of Vertigo is more complicated than it needs to be and takes longer to build than necessary.