Author Lewis Carroll once said, “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Throughout Jamie Ford’s novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, the reader can see that once the past is brought up, more conflict occurs. As the characters in the book interact with one another, each of them change in different ways. Ford creatively includes unique struggles throughout the family and friends surrounding Henry in order to show growth. This novel helps shape Henry’s character by exploring many conflicts that push Henry to face his problems and learn from them.
Regret is a powerful emotion that has the ability to scar someone for the rest of their life. Moments of regret can come from relationships, self-made decisions and life changing events. The idea of regret also applies to “A Marker on the Side of the Boat” by Bao Ninh and “On the Rainy River” by Tim O’Brien. Although these two literary pieces are very different in many ways, both authors describe the experience of the Vietnam War as a time of regretful decisions that negatively impacted people of both the American side and the Vietnamese side. Both authors tell a story about a character that recalls of flashbacks of the war, where they grieve over the past decisions that have affected them for the rest of their life.
“I think I was annoyed that no-one had ever told me this kind of thing might happen” (Earls, p.38). What do you do when everything you know is stripped away from you and you are thrown into a new and completely different life? Nick Earls deeply explores the idea of alienation throughout the book 48 Shades of Brown, as the central protagonist Dan takes a journey through his final year of school. Nick Earls effectively recreates the aloneness that all teenagers feel as they journey into adulthood. This theme of alienation from society is evident through the examination of characters, plot, setting and symbols. The many diverse characters of this story add to the awkward and problematic relationships Dan forms throughout the novel.
Right now, think. Think about how the relationships effect people 's life. Relationships between friends, parents, siblings, your boyfriend/girlfriend, co-workers are all important. Are people ignored? Are people talking too much? Are they good, or are they bad? In the novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford the relationships differ very much. Because of Pearl Harbor just taking place in the book, most Americans were scared of the Japanese currently living in the city, and nearby towns. When Keiko and Henry become friends, Henry knows his parents will disapprove of her because her race. He did not know to what extreme his father would go to. Henry 's character changes dramatically from the relationships he forms with his father, son, and Keiko.
Combat, loyalty, enmity, bloodshed, and duty, all words that fit under the category of war. The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is about Louis Zamperini a strong willed man raised in Torrance, California. He started as a young troublemaker until he discovered his passion for running in high school. That very passion led him to compete in the Olympics. Later he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, a brave decision that would change his life. War and its affinities have various emotional effects on different individuals, whether facing adversity within the war or when experiencing the psychological aftermath.
Barbra Bush once said,”I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” You need to be close to your family no matter what. What would you do if you believe that your brother is the reason for your parent’s death? Rot & Ruin is a story that teaches a valuable lesson that is true for even a modern teen; It teaches on how family is important, and how you should have a strong relationship with your family.
In battle, there are many ways to be put in the wrong position. A few erratic decisions can cause lifelong problems. In “The Red Badge of Courage” Stephan Crane shows the many situations in battle during the Civil War in 1860. Henry Fleming, also known as “The Youth,” made many notable decisions that would consider him a coward rather than a hero. Henry demonstrates a coward because he ran during the battle, deserted the tattered soldier, and lied to the other soldiers.
Conflict is very important to a story it makes it interesting, some stories have one conflict some have more than one. A great example of multiple conflicts in a story is in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell man versus man is the most relevant conflict. Man versus nature is the first conflict seen in the story. Man versus himself is a conflict between Rainsford, the story's protagonist, and himself throughout the short story. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, there is man versus man, man versus nature and man versus himself.
In the short stories, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Wildwood” by Junot Diaz, there are a similar type of theme and main character. Both short stories utilize a theme of freedom and a main character that goes along with the theme. The main character is one that is “held back” and wants to have freedom, but there is an antagonist that is preventing that from happening. However, towards the end of the story, there is a plot twist and change in the mindset of the main character.
For example, when Turtle Wexler and Flora Buambach realize that what they need most of all is each other, they become more like mother and daughter than friends. Turtle and Flora start out with a not-so-great start. “Turtle had hoped for one of the high school seniors, especially Doug Hoo”(Raskin pg.33), and Flora was a little unenthusiastic about being partners with Turtle because Turtle had kicked Flora in the shin the other day. But as the book continues, Flora starts being the one who calls Turtle by her real name and
George and Lydia decide to shut down the house, whereas Peter and Wendy lie to their parents about Africa in the nursery. The children lie to their parents when their technology might be taken away. The parents, however, are desperate to shut down the house as they know that a lot of damage has been done in their
One literature example of this is in Willa Cather’s novel One Of Us. In this novel, there is a main character named Claude. Claude in the begin of his journey can be seen to have two separate lives. One he has at home working on the farm and another at school. Claude and his home life were indifferent. At times it seems he enjoyed being there, but at times he seems like he doesn’t belong. He had a great relationship with his mom Mrs. Wheeler, Mahailey, and a few of his friends in town and nearby the farm. His relationship with his father and brothers was different. We as readers don’t get a full in depth of their relationship between them. When Claude is at the university he seems to be freer than he is at home. Even though the first year he
Conflict is the essence of any literary fiction. The main goal of an author is to tell a story that keeps the reader interested. At the story’s core, conflict is the momentum of happening and change and is crucial on all levels for delivering information and building characterization as well as building the story itself. Conflict is the source of change that engages a reader and keeps them interested. In a story, conflict and action does what description and telling of feelings and situations do not. Narrated in the first person, Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” is bound to unfold due to the thoughts and feelings of one of the main characters, the husband. Expectedly, the conflict revolves around him and the way he responds to the conflict leads
“Communication is the key to a successful relationship, attentiveness, and consistency. Without it, there is no relationship,” (Bleau). The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan. Set in the twentieth century, this novel depicts the life of four Chinese immigrant women escaping their past and their American-grown daughters. The novel reveals the mothers’ hardship-filled past and motivations alongside with the daughters’ inner conflicts and struggles. Throughout the entire novel, the mothers and daughters face inner struggles, family conflict, and societal collision. The divergence of cultures produces tension and miscommunication, which effectively causes the collision of American morals, beliefs, and priorities with Chinese culture which