Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long. The war swept away so many people’” (52). When she says this she feels her own pain, but also pain for others. She knows that there are women like her that are grieving for the loss of loved ones because of war. Throughout the war Lan lost many people and she tells Kien that he is the only one to come back.
“A Tree of Night” is a mysterious and dark short story written by Truman Capote. Set on a train ride in winter, the story follows a young college sophomore student, Kat, who is returning home after her uncle’s funeral. The theme is dark and mysterious with characters who disturb the main character. The eerie atmosphere is portrayed through descriptive imagery such as “The coach was a relic with a decaying interior of ancient red-plush seats, bald in spots, and peeling iodine-colored woodwork. An old-time copper lamp, attached to the ceiling, looked romantic and out of place.
War is a harsh reality that is inflicted upon the unwilling through the “need” of it’s predecessors and those whom wish it. All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is about 19 year old Paul and his friends in the “Second Company”. Even though they are just out of school age, they have already seen things that many could not bear to even think about. Eventually, all of his friends die, and even Paul too, dies. Remarque uses diction and syntax as literary devices to express his anti-war theme, or lesson.
He started off the war swimming in thoughts of Martha. But after he lost a member of the group, Ted Lavender, he blamed his thoughts for Martha as the cause of his death. He then started living for his war family and not for seeing Martha again. He even went on burn all her letters and threw away the pebble she had given him. He realized that at war, he could not continue to live in the fantasy in his head.
They still fight like crazy. And after more time has gone by, the daughter finally decides that it is time for her to run away and literally get out of the hands of her mother. After doing so and being gone for some time, the daughter realizes that she misses and loves her mother very much. However, when they meet up again, the same sort of physical fight happens. The daughter is then sent to stay with her grandmother.
He descriptively tells the readers he grew up in a state of chaos due to war and that he did not have a peaceful childhood compared to normal kids. While he was afraid of the soldiers who are “strolling the streets and alleys” (line 8), the untroubled child in him was afraid of the “boarded-up well in the backyard” (line 4). Here, he contrasts the idea of home and foreign place by presenting different experiences that a child faced. He is showing an event that caused him to have fragmented self. He hints the readers lack of personal belonging because he has experienced war in his early youth.
Sadly Peter commit suicide and Josie has suffered traumatizing effects of his jaunt path of her life. In eight years manner Josie tried being eminent and getting on the popularity level. Peter just wanted to love Josie and wanted to stop being bullied. All in all both of their lives were just drastically affected because of their decisions and changes that caused the conflict that happened. Also both went to prison one hang some shelves and the other was affected by that and was affected by the conflicts too.
Though Ellie was going through a totally different situation, it reminded me of my childhood. Also when I read the part about smoke coming out of the chimney, it made me remember the book The boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I thought about he the innocent child who was killed because the war. Like the rest of the millions people who whose death were the result of the nazi ideology. If everyone looked the same in the world, how would that help solve the problems of the world?
(MIP-1) Najmah has lost her voice and control over her life due to the traumatization after witnessing death of her mother and little brother. (SIP-A) Najmah has lost her voice due traumatization after witnessing the horrific passing of her mother and baby brother Habib. (STEWE-1) Najmah is trying to communicate right after the death of her mother which occurred on page 82 but she cannot since she mentally states,”But I feel as if my tongue has been locked inside my mouth ever since I saw my mother airing the quilts just Before the bombs fell." (Staples 88) Najmah is completely traumatized, and is just speechless. Najmah is even trying to talk but she is so traumatized that she cannot, "I try to communicate, but although the words form inside
The Satires of WWII The main reference to satire in the book Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut is the life at war. It is mentioned in his book that many of the men sent to war are just babies, and are not ready for the front lines of battle. Also, another direct reference of satire is the advancements in modern warfare. The book takes place in Dresden during WWII. The main theme of the book is the realization that young and old men that are physically and mentally not ready for the line of duty are being forced to the front lines to fight in WWII, as a result of this they have to experience drastic and life changing events such as, Modern warfare and Prisoner of War (POW) camps.