Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong because of how you identify yourself? People all over the world have gone through something like this once in their lives. But we shouldn’t see people for just a certain thing or we shouldn’t define them as one thing. In the book, The Grapes of Wrath, it is shown many times that people are being treated differently just because of their class and how they present themselves. The characters Ma, Tom Joad and the other Okies the Joad family encounters are all put into a specific category on where they fall into.
Sometimes things happen in people’s lives in which they have no control over. When these things happen I call it experiencing life, and often leaves people muttering the words “Why me.” Occasionally these events occur when the actions of someone else’s life leads into your own. A single event can change a person’s life. In the Short story “Who Shot Johnny, “by Debra Dickerson, She talks about how hers and Johnny’s life dramatically changed after Johnny was shot. Dickerson was a well-known attorney but ended up becoming Johnny’s Caregiver.
Noah decides to stay in their home town. As they are moving they go through a lot of hardships and lose some family members, because the move was too rough on them. The book has a theme of endurance that applies to many characters, especially the main one, Tom Joad. I explored the theme of the character Ma Joad. In the beginning of the book, Ma Joad is not the one that makes the decisions, Pa Joad is.
Alfred Hitchcock 's Rear Window explores the lives of those who feel isolated within society. The 1954 film, set in the tenements of Grenwich village, depicts those who are incapable of fitting into society 's expectations, as well as those who feel isolated from common interaction with others. Moreover, Hitchcock displays how its human nature to seek comfort and deeper connection even with those who are surrounded by others. Despite depicting characters as lonely, the progression of the film illustrates how individuals can be freed from isolation. The director asserts the loneliness and struggle that comes from fitting into social mores.
Throughout the story of “Sonny’s Blues”, James Baldwin develops a theme that can still be related with today. The misunderstanding and lack of knowledge that the narrator experiences, about his brother, is something that many today feel, as their own family members are being prosecuted and they do not comprehend why. Within the story, there are numerous subtle ideas that are used to progress the story and theme along to the ending that is given. James Baldwin advances the theme of his story, that misfortune and anguish can be renovated into a unique art form, using characterizations, settings, and symbolisms. One of the main literary devices that is used to express the theme is characterization.
The Disconnected Soldiers In “The Things They Carried,” written by Tim O’Brien, he creates images in the audience 's mind about what veterans truly experience before, during, and after the Vietnam war. Soldiers always have the strange feeling of disconnection but O’Brien brings this to the attention of people throughout his book. On the surface, the book appears to be a simple war novel, but beneath the surface it opens up into all of the struggles that war veterans face such as the disconnection from society. Disconnection occurs as a main theme in the novel and he presents this through multiple stories from different characters. Four specific stories where disconnection shows through the most are in: “How to Tell a True War Story”, “Sweetheart
Equality goes against the populous and goes out on his own. Harrison Bergeron is a short story about a family who goes through the day showing the different restrictions of their society. Of what happens to those who follow and those who don't. These both Anthem by Ayn Rand and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, jr have many concepts in common. People when placed under control will naturally resist power.
Many families bicker with each other, and there is a lot of strife in one’s experience from being a part of a family. But it is less common to have a conflict that keeps members from commutating and leaves them bitter. “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin and “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Oslen are short stories that depict the difficulty a family can face trying to survive below the poverty line. The circumstances that causes their struggle varies and the manner in which they pursue resolution varies as well. The dynamics of family for both short stories are very similar in that both narrators have conflict with the character for which they are responsible and care for.
This movie was presented during 1960s in America when social trend of thoughts appeared and diversified, and the generation of 1960s like Benjamin Braddock has many new thoughts which are different greatly from the generation before them such as their parents, therefore, showing the confliction between Braddock and his parents and his confusions about the future became the theme for Nichols to deal with. As examples, shot eight and shot fifteen are two impossible matches on action, and they helpfully contribute to the atmosphere forming of confusing feeling and the use of montage, indicating that even though Braddock sleeps with Mrs. Robinson many times, Braddock is still aimless and confused, because Braddock’s eyes, as spectators can see in the movie, have no focal length, and all he knows is to drifting on pool and have an affair with Mrs. Robison. Thus, the use of impossible match on action becomes significant because of its successful atmosphere forming which indicates Braddock’s confusing about future-the theme of this