As well as John and Kathy’s love being such a mystery, it is also evident that it was even a war. As mentioned previously, the narrator tells this story with a flipping perspective, never going in chronological order. In between parts where it is shown how John is so scared, almost too much, to lose Kathy, there often seems to be some sort of flashback to his time at war in Vietnam, usually regarding Thuan Yen. It almost seems as if John and Kathy’s love is going back and forth, and one of them will never know, in a bad way, what the other has in store for them, or whether the battle will be won or lost. Like his time in Vietnam, his relationship with Kathy seems to be an everyday battle.
The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world. Such ending of The Scarlet Ibis is surprizing for both the narrator and the reader. In fact, the death of Doodle after growing up is unexpected by neither the narrator nor the reader. (Hamdi, DeAngelis, 2008, Page
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
The play “Trifles” written by Susan Glaspell majorly mirrors the relationship between husbands and wives, and their attitudes towards resolving daily hassles. The men were looking for the “effects” while the women were concerned with “causes”. Mr. and Mrs. Hale were the closest friend of the family of Mr. Wright John and aware of the strain in their marriage. Mr. Hale’s superficial effort to salvage the situation caused more harm than the deep emotional insight of Mrs. Hale who tried to save her friend. Mr. Hale’s testimony showed how close he was to the family.
The pressure they received was insurmountable. The men in the Vietnam War had to deal with the painful memories and stress for the rest of their lives, however long those ended up being. The war’s strains weighed down the soldiers throughout their lives. One would think that the end of the war would have been a relief for the soldiers, but this was not always the case. When the soldiers returned
When Holden states, "I like Allie just because someone is dead you don't just stop liking them, for God's sakes- especially if they were about a thousand times nicer than the people you know that're alive (Salinger 171), he believes that genuine happiness and peace can be obtained in his past and believes that Allie is no longer present in society. However, Holden eventually realizes that it is impossible to live in his childhood forever. This makes him realize that he cannot continue living with the same values in society that Allie died with. Acknowledging that his objectives in life are unattainable brings forth immense discomfort and sadness. However, Holden's sadness is heightened when he knows he cannot change societal norms and value.
With him my smile met my ears and I never felt lonely accept for those times where I wasn’t able to spend time with others. Yet I never really dreaded his presence. He always supported me, lent me a shoulder to cry on and did countless other adorable deeds that I never acknowledged. I felt like the most terrible person alive and would be extremely happy if the ground swallowed me up right then. I didn’t want to be tied down by him but a part of me wanted to believe that he would change himself to please me.
Many critics agree on one fact about Canadian author Alice Munro: one of her most notable qualities in regards to her work is the distinct use of realism in her writing. Her writing provides a strong sense of familiarity to the reader, while also containing stronger metaphorical meanings that one can note when they begin to closely look at her work. Her short story “Boys and Girls” portrays the socialization of a young girl, once very close to her father and unaware of any sort of gender bias within her society, into a young woman with a pessimistic view of femininity and her expected position in society. This story shows the socialization process in a way that makes it easy to recognize, illustrating circumstances that the reader can notice the blatant sexism and misogyny; however, its portrayal is extremely realistic, allowing the reader to recall how oblivious they may have been in the past during times that they have been impacted by social biases in our world. Critics of Munro typically agree on her overall theme of femininity and coming of age in her writings; “Boys and Girls” emphasizes the ways in which young girls are socialized into a seemingly natural understanding of the sexist expectations and gender roles.
Dickinson relates these little creatures with “hope” because of their many similarities. “Hope” will always be there no matter what, at any time, but we only appreciate it in the hardest times. In the end, after everything it has gone through with you, “hope” doesn 't ask for a single thing in return.
Many of the men and women who fight overseas for our freedom don’t have freedom their selves. Many veterans that have fought in war suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD for short. If you don’t know what this is, PTSD is a disorder that develops in someone who has seen or lived through a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. War is no exception to that. Although most war vets don’t suffer from this disease.