He is unable to explain his war experiences to people who will listen. This inability symbolizes the pain that many Vietnam veterans experienced when they returned. Veterans yearned to tell their stories to others, which ate them up psychologically. The lake Bowker drives around represents the sewage field that Kiowa died in from Vietnam and how incapable he is to communicate these feelings of guilt and trauma with others. Similar to how Kiowa, American decency, drowned in the sewage field, Bowker feels that the war destroyed his personal decency.
Max is struggling to understand that he's a Jew, doesn't understand why people hate him and why people follow Hitler. In ‘The Book Thief’, people still ”who refused to believe that this small town on Munich's outskirts could be a target, but the majority of the population was well aware that it was not a question of if, but when" (Zusak 353). This is an example of external conflict because this is an actual war between religious beliefs and hate towards Jews. What I think about the ending of the book still left people with questions about how Liesel’s life after the war was? Did she get married to Max?
The king is uncivilized because of his arbitrary and barbaric justice system and his lack of government in his kingdom. The king demonstrates his cruelness by having an unfair justice system because it does not truly tell whether the accused is guilty or innocent and it is used more for entertainment than for justice. For Example, the justice system is used to entertain the people and the king. On page 269 the narrator explains “The institution was a very popular one. When the people gathered together on one of the great trial days, they never knew whether they were to witness a bloody slaughter or a hilarious wedding.” This quote exhibits how the justice system is used for entertainment because of the joy and sorrow a person gets from coming to the arena to watch a man choose his fate.
Steinbeck implies that man turns against another human for the survival of the fittest; therefore, they do not mind to put another human in a situation that is challenging to survive. People in California perceived Okies as an outsider because they are scared of changes; therefore, they become racist to them so they cannot bring changes in their society. Steinbeck foreshadows the event occur in Birmingham in 1960s because when Martin Luther King was trying to end racisms in Birmingham, the native people fear of ending racism they level King as outsiders so he cannot stop segregation and no one can accept changes. In the document, “Letter from Birmingham Jail” he claims that “anyone who lives inside the U.S can never be considered as an outsider.” King acknowledges that if people live in the U.S. than they are not outsiders because they live inside the U.S; however native people perceived other people as an outsider because they do not want
An hour of monologue, a poem, a comment, and then without even acknowledging the fact that Montag was a fireman, Faber with a certain trembling, wrote his address on a slip of paper. "For your file," he said, "in case you decide to be angry with me." The rules don’t even have to be enforced on the citizens in this novel. The rules are self-imposed this may be because the government controls the society with fear so the citizens are afraid of what might happen if they do not follow the rules. Our modern society is different from
Effects of War Tim O’Brien wrote the short story “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?” to help people apprehend what it was like to be in the war. Tim wanted his readers to understand how reclusive war was for the soldiers, they would sometimes envision being in a different location. He also wanted them to grasp how terrifying war was, they were always terrified of being heard. The last idea Tim wanted his readers to apprehend was how intense the war was. War was a very comfortless time, the soldiers had no family to talk to.
He refers to the growing carelessness and ignorance as a darkness creeping over the minds of the public and addresses it as a friend (Simon ln 1 and 3). Another interpretation could be that the darkness is the only thing that will listen to Simon as he feels he can’t connect with the public and discuss how he sees important topics, such as the social unrest that has surrounded the United States throughout the ages. Which at the time of the writing of the song could have been referencing the assassination of Kennedy and the opposing opinions around the
In Erich Remarque’s tragic novel, All Quiet On The Western Front, he depicts the hardships war has on an individual, especially the younger generation. From these hardships, the audience understands why the individual is not able to find a way to reconnect with his past life. Paul’s war experience destroys his empathy, as well as his connection to others and the society that he once was a part of. The impact of the war stripped Paul of his humane connections between him and his society, and in the end a naive teen had to endure bloodshed. Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor.
The Major’s hollering ruins the peace because it made Paul pretty angry. In addition to the Major ruining the night for Paul, Paul also ends up feeling out of place because of all that he had seen out fighting. His whole time at home helps to show the contrast between what it is like in the military and how the soldiers feel, versus how the other citizens feel about the soldiers in war and how the citizens thought it was like. Remarque does not use contrasting too noticeably in his novel, but he does have quite a few examples hidden
Montag has been stealing books, and Faber has been teaching him about them. He learns that books reveal the bad parts of life, which is why many people hate them and decide not to read. However, Faber teaches Montag that books have quality in them and that people need to sit down once in a while and think. To make people learn more about this, they decide to come up with a plan. It involves putting books into firemen’s homes so that they would get burnt along with all the firehouses.