He leaves the war full of guilt and decides to write stories about Vietnam to ease the painful memories of his past. Jimmy Cross is an immature character. He is too immature to handle and to understand the war. Mitchell Sanders is a likable character. He is very a good friend and he also has a sense of loyalty and justice.
Rifles for Watie written by Harold Keith is a novel that is prominently expressing unity after times of tragedy and war in a touching way that shows understanding. The topic and message of the novel is to show how war is a tragedy but you can always be understanding of the opposing side, as well as become united again. The authors topic can be shown through what is written in the novel and by the experiences of the main character Jeff. What else?? One way the content of the novel Rifles for Watie proves the message is how it displays the idea of tolerance for the enemy by experience.
While Paul continued to fight in the war to protect his fellow comrades in All Quiet on the Western Front, Junger was motivated by pure patriotism to fight for his country in The Storm of Steel. Both young men were patriotic and valued their comrades in each of the novels. Both Remarque and Junger had comradeship and patriotism to help get through the difficulty and stressful times. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque describes many scenes that involve comradeship among the young soldiers. Paul and his comrade, Kat, developed a bond of friendship and brotherhood during the dismal times of the war, which helped their individual desires to survive and protect their fellow soldiers.
This corresponds to Huckleberry Finn and Jim’s journey of friendship throughout the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. As Huck undergoes his passage, a friendship develops between him and a pervious prisoner of man, a slave named Jim. Their paths to a more prosperous life intertwine encouraging them to support one another with companionship. Because Huck and Jim travel during the night to avoid conflict, this quote can be taken literal and symbolically. As they continue on, Huck endures various challenges and achievements as he transforms through the Hero’s Journey, a concept by Joseph Campbell.
Jim is a good friend to Huck because he protects Huck from seeing his dead father in the cabin (Twain 52). Jim proves his friendship early in their journey, but it takes Huck a bit longer. Huck eventually proves his friendship to Jim by ripping up a letter that he was going to send to Miss Watson. The letter would explain that Jim was innocent of Huck’s “death” and where he would be going (Twain 220). Huck proves his friendship to Jim with this small, but the very courageous action of not sending the letter and ripping it up instead.
Jackie French has portrayed her character Nanberry in an interesting way due to his constantly changing character. He is a very loyal and brave young boy which learns very quickly. Nanberry 's loyalty in the book is key to his character development throughout the story. Nanberry is not only loyal to the white ghosts but also his to his Cadigal heritage. His loyalty is shown in many instances whilst translating the native languages back into English which helps the white ghosts learn to trust him and him learning to trust them.
Literary Analysis A Separate Peace Friendship is something that everyone will experience in their life. It could be either good or bad. John knowles shows both in the novel A Separate Peace. This story happened during the World War II and that brought the boys to be closer made them to stay and depend on each other. In A Separate Peace the two best friends, Gene and Phineas, shows how friendship is important.
In the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, Stacey’s perspective of racial equality, TJ and his friendship, the Simms specifically Jeremy, and his family, dramatically affects the decisions that he makes in chapter 7 and the past chapters. I assume, that Stacey understands most of what is going on, like Jeremy and TJ’s personality. I also infer that he sometimes does not think, and makes a bad decision mainly with TJ, like the coat and many other times. Like any other two boys’ friendship, Stacey and TJ are still best friends no matter what happens and Stacey in a way protects TJ at sometimes. For example, when TJ cheated, and Stacey got punished for it, Stacey chased TJ all the way down to the Wallace store, tackled him, sat on top of him, and made sure that his point about not cheating and Stacey getting blamed for it was clear.
Introduction The Things They Carried is a text where writer Tim O’Brien the stories he encountered throughout his time in the Vietnam War. These stories, traumatic as well as warm and humorous, are ones that the author will never erase from his memory. It seems that O’Brien is retelling these stories to enlighten those who have never had experience on the battlefield in order to reach a certain level of understanding and to discover repercussions that it brings onto the human condition, both physically and mentally. Evidently, he wants to convey emotion within the reader. The stories also recall the life lessons that O’Brien learned about friendship, forgiveness, respect and reputation as well as foreignness and the other.
Throughout Junior’s personal diary, he openly talks about his life with his family on the reservation and despite the gloomy descriptions, Junior manages to cover the misery with his honest humour, which also engages the implied readers with Junior’s personality. Junior explains his journey as he transfers from a Native American society to a European society. The novel shows that Junior doesn’t give up on what he believes in and wants the best for himself by transferring to Rearden. There are many passive messages about different races, socioeconomic statuses and genders. When Junior first meets Penelope, he doesn’t realise until later in the novel that they share life difficulties, and he realises that there is more to her than just her appearance.
Hadley seems to be supportive of his decision, and wants him to make the role that he is part taken in the war is the right choice, because the war memories will be reminded throughout your daily life. “You have to do what you think is the right thing, but just make sure it’s the right thing in the long run, and not just for the moment” (Knowles 199).While he is supportive, he wants his son to be a part of the military that sees shooting and action. The ironic observation that Gene makes while watching the troops and war machinery assemble on Devon campus is about Leper and if he was enlisted into the Army Air Force. Since Leper has been mentally challenged since the war, Gene thought that if he joined the Army Air Force that maybe he wouldn’t be as affected, but whatever role he was assigned in the army, he would be mentally ready. “If only Leper had enlisted in the Army Air Force and been assigned to Parachute Riggers’ school...
Veterans connect with the poems, because they understand what war is like. The first sign of the connection between epic heroes and veterans was when,“He told them stories of Achilles and Odysseus...guilt and loss among soldiers resonated with Vietnam Veterans” (Shapiro, 4). When he was reading to the vets they, understood the struggles of the epic heroes.Their troubles faded away when they were listening to the stories. Society has the tendency to feel that they “ have dealt with better man and never did they once disregard me” (Alexander, 13). The veterans are often ridiculed because
Tim O 'Brien 's "The Things They Carried" is aimed at many audiences, but the two main ones are: veterans who have shared similar experiences and relate to the harrowing, yet heartfelt stories in the memoir, and those who were no where near the action. Thus, his memoir provides a consolation for veterans, but provides direct confrontation with the uncomfortable truth for others, just like Phil Klay 's "Redeployment." For the younger generations, reading memoirs is alluring as they are keys to understanding the past. Furthermore, the appeal of reading memoirs is its generally manageable readability. The format of writing a letter to your current or future child or telling a war story allows the writer to write on a conversational level without sacrificing eloquence
O’Brien’s explanations of the war’s purpose and stories of his experiences are simplified to make it easier for Kathleen, and many others, to understand, which also helps him cope with his recollections of the war. For example, when Kathleen asks how the war began he summarizes, “‘Some people wanted one thing, other people wanted another thing’” (O’Brien 175). This statement is incredibly indifferent for someone who continuously risks his life and witnesses the deaths of many comrades. Such a response demonstrates how greatly he has come to terms with the atrocities he witnesses, no matter how much uncertainty likely surrounds his life—or at least how he wishes his daughter will see his view of the war. Kathleen passively enables her father to develop a new outlook on the