In this essay I will be telling you about three examples of courage from the book “Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes”. I will start with a quote from the end of the book on page 290, Dayle says “He’s got all the respect I have”. Within the real world people need courage to do most things, if it’s to talk to a new friend, go on that new ride, or just talk to the person you like. It takes courage to stand up for yourself, shown on page 62). Also on page 62, courage is demonstrated because sarah says “God, your stupid” to Dale.
In the heart-wrenching novel "The Devil's Arithmetic" by Jane Yolen, the character Rivka serves as a powerful symbol of resilience and compassion, teaching valuable lessons to the protagonist, Hannah, and conveying the profound theme of self-sacrifice. Rivka, a young girl trapped in a Nazi concentration camp, exhibits remarkable strength and empathy; her actions and teachings leave an indelible impact on Hannah and the readers, reminding us of the enduring power of the human spirit and the importance of remembrance. Throughout the story, Rivka's selflessness shines through as she fearlessly takes risks to help others. Despite the bleak circumstances, she befriends Hannah, offering her guidance and solace; their connection grows, providing Hannah with a source of strength amidst the horrors of the camp.
Two themes that will be focused on throughout this essay are confinement and loss of identity, the cruelty shown throughout the book is enough to break someone, but with the addition of confinement and losing oneself, it breaks one deeper, it destroys and devastates whatever is left that has not already been broken. Confinement and the loss of oneself worked hand in hand to break someone mentally and physically, the officers treated everyone like they were slaves. No one was given freedom, everyone was given the bare minimum, and that included the things needed to survive: they were given a slice of bread and a bowl of soup broth. The fact that these meals were so low in nutrition was hard for the prisoners to conform to; but then on top of the malnourishment they were also performing different types of hard labor throughout the day, depending on what their job was. Even though they weren’t being fed enough the prisoners were given little to no shower time, so no-one was hygienic in the concentration and death camps, there just wasn’t time for it, because the only time they had extra was for the regular selections
Over 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. They were shot, gassed, hung, and much more. The Jews died innocent and were killed just because they were Jews. It is important that people remember all of the Holocaust and not just some of it. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen more aptly delivers the message of remembering than Donna Deitches version through the scene of boxcars, the conditions of the camp, and dehumanization.
In I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson which is a book about her experiences as a Holocaust survivor, the author has a Forward where she talks about why she made the book in question. In it, she said that her stories (in the book) “are of faith, hope, triumph, love, perseverance, loyalty, courage (in the face of overwhelming odds), and never giving up.” While she does list a lot of qualities, the three qualities in this essay that are exemplified are love, courage, and perseverance. The first message, love, is illustrated through many scenes in the book. When the main character, Elli, can’t carry her pack due to its excessive weight, so Aunt Serena says on page 61, “Why don’t you add those things to my pack?
The Devil’s Arithmetic, a novel by Jane Yolen, is very inspiring to me. It explains the feelings of not only just Hannah, but many others. It lets me know that in any situation, you can always persevere. Although this book can be sad, the sadness is powerful. It takes you to a whole new perspective of the Holocaust, not just through facts, but actually living it.
9/29 Courage is not the Absence of Fear, it is the Presence of Fear yet the Will to Continue By Neva My definition of courage is the will to do something even though you are scared. There are many different types of courage. There is intellectual/emotional courage which is the type of courage that comes up most in this book. But we’ll get back to that later.
Courage isn 't for the brave of heart, or heroes, it 's for you and I. It helps us see and do what is right, and this book would be drastically different without it. Many things would 've never happened. Friends and enemies never made, stories that would never be able to be told, because they would have never happened. So this book needs courage, and I could end this essay here, but I think you deserve a bit more explanation.
In her book, Harper Lee shows us courage means standing up for what is right no matter the cost even if it seems that everybody else is against you. Harper Lee makes it crystal clear what courage looks like through the character of Atticus.
the story the devil’s arithmetic is about a girl named hannah and she has a bestfriend named rosemary and they are both from a jewish family and they don’t like going to the sender because they are the only kids there and after that they went over hannah’s grandparents house and they haven’t seen her in a long time and they have a sender dinner and after that they went in the living room and saw that hannah’s grandpa was yelling at the tv because he was looking at the old films of the concentration camps and seen what the nazis were doing to the victims .after that they went to the sender to have sunday school and they see hannah’s cousins that are age and they go have their lessons .and every holiday they light up candles .and they were having
Courage is a word that used often or not, has it’s own meaning. Having courage to do the impossible is experienced in our everyday lives without even thinking, such as, taking out the trash, going to school, taking a step onto a unknown street, it happens to us all and can even have a dramatic impact on yourself, your future, and your life. In the book Night courage is experienced every single day of torture. Prisoners, such as Elie, face and fight for their own survival not knowing that their best weapon possessed in their hands was courage. Courage was a weapon, a very powerful weapon that could change your fate in an instant.
How would you explain or define courage? In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she describes courage many different ways. The storyline is set during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a time of conflict and despair.
1. Courage, compassion, and sacrifice tell a lot about who you are and what others see of you. During the following paragraphs, you will hear about some people that showed all of these things during a time of need. This is a story of “Anne frank”. Mr. Frank, Mr.Kraler, and Miep showed these things.
It was necessary to have courage for Hannah and nearly all of the prisoners in the concentration camp. Lacking courage would cause Hannah to not at least attempt to save Reuven or Rivka. Rivka would not be alive if Hannah was not courageous. Courage is needed to accomplish the majority of task or goals. In The Devil’s Arithmetic, the prevailing theme is courage.
Treated unfairly, beaten and put down slaves, had no rights in the novel The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd explained abolition at its greatest point of effectiveness. Abolitionists despised slavery and did everything in their power to abolish it. It took courage to be an abolitionist because an abolitionist had to take the harder path and stand up to the people who opposed ending slavery. In the novel the characters face hardship, sorrow and loss, but it is through their ability to be courageous that helps them learn best what they must do to survive.