His voices and opinions help move the story along, yet keeping the readers engaged throughout the whole passage. For example, in the passage, Guys vs. Men it says, “There is a serious question in my mind about whether guys actually have deep thoughts, innermost feelings, unless you count, for example, loyalty to the Detroit Tigers, or fear of bridal showers.” (Barry, 5). He is speaking directly to his readers and trying to keep them interested in the passage as much as possible. By going into and out of ‘academic’ style of writing, Barry made his readers feel more connected with him and drew attention to the rest of the
Intolerance there must be knowledge and understanding, this supports the part of the message of understanding the enemy. When jeff entered the rebel camp and meets Watie’s men and such as Hooley he grows to care for them and learns about them as well as begins to understand them. Jeff’s understanding of Watie's men is clearly what made the decision for him to
Reading “August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand” gives you a face to the man you are learning about. He is described as a storyteller, truth teller, and a visionary. Upon reading August Wilson’s “The Ground On Which I Stand”, it is imperative to first assess, analyze, and acknowledge the general assertions that Wilson makes about the condition of theater as a whole and the role of African Americans in that theater condition. Wilson’s beliefs come across quite clearly.
The position one holds and the way they speak greatly affects how an audience will depict their words. Marcus Brutus uses his status as an honorable man to make the audience listen to him. By saying “Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my/ cause, and be silent, that you may hear (3.2.14-15)” he demands their attention and expects them to see his view of the events. But, Brutus speaks in prose which is usually reserved for all of the commoners.
This metaphorical phrase alerts the reader and expresses a certain amount of blame and self-acknowledgment the subject feels in the part he has played in losing his legs. This quote is in contrast with the quote, ‘a blood-smear down his leg’. These two contrasting quotes, showing the before and after of the physical changes the soldier has experienced, convey even more pity. In the second quote, the poet tells
However, through the characteristics of Stanhope who cares about Raleigh till the end, and shows consideration towards all the other soldiers, he is portrayed as an admirable character. Also, the period when the play was performed and the effect of the play towards the audience leaves lingering imagery, which helps them to understand Stanhope and presents Stanhope as a character to be admired. Throughout the anti war play Journey’s End, the author portrays Stanhope as a protagonist with ambivalent characteristics: he is a hero and workaholic on one hand, but an alcoholic and victim of war on the other.
Since the term “millennial” was created, there has been an ongoing bandwagon of hate for the new techsavvy generation. The dislike that has been expressed is usually generalized and has little to no evidence to back the ideas up. This trend has been popular for years without a prominent response from the other team, until author Joel Stein emerged and wrote the article, “The New Greatest Generation. Why Millennials Will Save Us All.” Stein uses research, personal experiences, and humor to convince his audience that millennials are not horrible individuals but could become the new greatest generation of all time.
Jimmy Cross is an immature character. He is too immature to handle and to understand the war. Mitchell Sanders is a likable character. He is very a good friend and he also has a sense of loyalty and justice. Finally Kiowa is an honest and compassionate friend.
not to reason why, /Theirs but to do and die:/Into the valley of Death/Rode the six hundred. (Lines 9-17) In this stanza, the author talks about how although the six hundred men knew the irony in the charge, yet not one backed out from the orders. Tennyson then ends this stanza with the same line as the first, “Rode the six hundred.”
So he uses his scientific research about the things he wants to have. Although he is a very good scientist and philosopher but he does not like his wife Georgiana the way she is. Author’s writing way of telling about Georgiana was very good, but he must have given something about her character as well. I think the way he explains the spot on Georgiana was the best way to attract the readers because the reader gets some imagination in his mind. The birthmark seems good to many people but not for his husband.
A round of applause shook the room and Dorrigo realised that his name had been called. Quickly brushing over his notes Dorrigo walked onto the stage with a large smile and waving to the crowd. As he looked over the faces in the crowd, Dorrigo knew that they would take anything he said as gospel, it was a strange position for him to be in, as he knew that he was nothing more than a figurehead of the war heroes, yet he was not one of them. He knew that many good men had done good things during the war, far greater than him yet the country had latched onto Dorrigo and made him into some larger than life man who could not possibly exist.
I decided to re-enlist and not be a summer soldier. Valley Forge might be the ugly duckling, but that doesn 't let all the joyful men there stop being joyful even when they need more men like me. Also they have surgeons to help us with our injuries and let me tell you, Dr. Waldo is a very good surgeon so why wouldn’t you want to stay.
This is a really intriguing story. I enjoyed Dixon’s conflict even though at points I thought he was kind of a douche because of the thoughts he had with his wife or son. Still, I understood him at the same time. There are a lot of men in this story so the use of he and him gets confusing without saying who the narrator is talking about.
In the book “The Things They Carried”, Tim O’Brien writes about his experience before and during the Vietnamese War, tells stories about his troop, and their lives before and after the war. He illustrates about how his life changed because of the war, and emphasizes on how the war is so cruel and has no moral at all. His stories involve a lot about Vietnamese War. If people read his story superficially, they will say it is definitely a war story, but he argues that his book is actually about love (81). Although his story looks like a war story, it is actually a loved story because his stories are either about his loved ones or dedicated to his loved ones.
Throughout The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, Kien struggles to deal with the trauma of being a soldier in the Vietnam war. He had to witness many of his friends and all of his platoon die, while he survived. Bao Ninh uses Kien’s excessive drinking and violence to demonstrate trauma in The Sorrow of War. Trauma affects everyone different, but many people use the same strategy as a solution to this problem.