Louisa May Alcott’s impassioned essay, “Death of a Soldier,” legitimizes the suffering of a wounded soldier named John, who was shot in the back during the American Civil War. Alcott saw John’s pain first hand as his caregiver in a hospital. His pain is instilled into the audience through Alcott’s evocative language. Through detailing her experience, Alcott wishes to inform her audience of the rewards of selfless action. John did not have to go to war, but he felt it was his duty to do so, just like Alcott did not have to care for the dying soldier, but did so out of compassion.
Dave Pelzer, the author of A Man named Dave, uses pathos and flashbacks to show the reader how rough his life was and is. Pathos was used by Dave, to affect how the reader took in his life. Our emotions really kick in when Dave visit his dad on his deathbed at the hospital with no life in him. Dave tried to reassure his dad how everything will be fine himself, and how he will get the house by the river liked Dave had always dreamed. The reader gets emotional when Dave says “Then, like so many years ago, as he had that summer when we strolled together at the Russian
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
Parkinson's Disease: The epidemic of children who fell asleep Awakenings, a film directed by Penny Marshall and released in 1990, follows the story of Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) as he interacts with catatonic patients infected by an epidemic of viral encephalitis earlier in life. Sayer begins his career at this hospital, where he integrates his passion for neurological research into an investigative approach to the treatment of his patients. However, he is met by initial resistance and apathy from his colleagues, who view the patients as essentially hopeless. The film particularly follows the interactions and developing relationship between Sayer and one of his patients, Leonard Lowe, who is portrayed by Robert DeNiro. Through interactions with the patients, Sayer begins to notice various stimuli that trigger responses from them and theorizes that these patients may be afflicted with an extreme form of a Parkinson-like disease.
Ceremony and Persepolis convey that cultural surroundings shape characters’ psychological development, including extraversion, openness, emotional stability, and impulsivity. Indeed, the authors of Ceremony and Persepolis portray the effects of cultural surroundings on the main characters’ outwardness. For example, Tayo’s uncle Josiah died while Tayo was away at war, which leads to some of Tayo’s guilt. Shortly after Tayo comes home from the hospital, he has a dream where Josiah hugged him but he woke up in the world where Josiah no longer physically exists. Tayo feels immense sadness because he no longer feels Josiah’s love and he thinks: “He wanted to go back to the hospital.
Ananda like Nina had lost his parents in an accident and went to Canada with his uncle, a successful dentist in Halifax to pursue his higher education. His loneliness and troubled memories of his parents were haunting him in the beginning and his stay with his uncle Dr Sharma’s family for a month made him realize that he was expected to be on his own. He shifted to his friend Gary’s place where he felt more comfortable and it was there he discovered that he has some sexual difficulties while he tried having sex with Sue, a friend of Gary. But he couldn’t accept it and associated it with only white girls. With his sister’s initiation he received a picture of Nina and visited India during the Christmas holiday and both were allowed to meet.
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell reflects the idea of “double consciousness” through the mind of a character, Helen’s adoptive brother, who commits suicide. The preoccupation is not revealed until the family finds the diary coping with the experiences he has confronted before and after he sets the meeting to meet his biological mother in Korea, and afterward, it leads to the suicide. Cottrell describes the scene where Helen’s brother talks about “double consciousness” and how terrified he is through the descriptive details and the journal style of writing. The narrative style arouses the reader’s interest and the sense of being the witness while collecting the pieces of evidence along with Helen. The scene starts with the brother
The stories “A Day’s Wait” and “Stolen Day” have many similarities. One similarity is Schatz and the boy from”Stolen Day” both believed they were going to die from a sickness. Schatz believed he was going to die because he overheard his friends talking about the normal body temperature of a human but, in degrees Celsius. Schatz thought he would die because the doctor told Schatz’s father his temperature was 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The boy from “Stolen Day” believed he was going to die because he thought he had inflammatory rheumatism.
Trevor Coulombe 10/28/16 Kristin Dawley American Studies Symbolism in Ceremony The book Ceremony written by Leslie Marmon Silko is the story of a young man named Tayo. After returning from the war in Japan, Tayo experiences PTSD and hopes that he can heal himself by reconnecting with his native culture. Along the way, Tayo encounters many people who share their wisdom and ultimately help Tayo begin to feel whole again. To follow Tayo’s healing process, we must understand the significance of colors - in particular yellow, blue and white - and what they symbolize throughout the story. Color for Tayo’s people (Laguna) was extremely important.
For example, in Sharon Begley’s, “Happiness: Enough Already” She begins the article with introducing Jerome Wakefield, the author of "The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder," whose students have been speaking with him after a break up with a significant other because they need a recommendation for a therapist. Many of the students’ parents are pressuring them to see a counselor and recommending other medical interventions. (Begley 454) However, it is common to feel extremely down after a break up and is an emotion that the person should be able to feel, rather than trying to push it aside. If anything it is unrealistic that someone wouldn’t feel sad when dealing with an experience like
This paper presents a 60 years old male of Native American descent named Tomas Smith, who goes to the emergency department in an attempt to find some resolutions for the medical complications his is experiencing. Prior to seeking medical attention, the patient sought physical and spiritual healing for the art of cupping done that was by his tribal leaders, when the patient did not achieve the results he was hoping for, he decides to use the help of modern medicine. The patient and wife are not enthusiastic about modern medicine because of cultural beliefs but Mrs. Smith was afraid that she would lose her husband and call the ambulance for medical
When soldier usually go on leave they go to visit the people that are most important to them. “The fatalities are bizarre with pictures of unearthed corpses showing the tragedies of war” (Krutch). While soldiers are on leave they would sometimes be quiet because they are in shock from what they have been through. At this point in the story Paul has already arrived at home and he
CNN nominee Daniel Ivankovich is a man who is willing to step out and help his community by reaching out to those in need. Daniel is an orthopedic surgeon who wants to “heal Chicago’s mean streets one patient at a time”. Dr. Ivankovich’s main focus is to help the community in a different way than just helping the one’s who need medical care as he has witnessed terrible things in his community for 20 years. Dr. Ivankovich says it is not only the crime rates that make the living issues tough, but also the medical side of things. Dr. Daniel Ivankovich wants to reach out to the people who cannot seek medical attention since they do not have money to pay for it.
Her father, Nao Kao Lee, was especially enraged on two occasions. One, when the doctors were performing a spinal tap on Lia, he said that was when “Lia was lost”, as the Hmong believed that procedure would cripple her in this life and her future lives . The second occasion was when he misunderstood that he had to sign a paper that stated that Lia would die in two hours, when it fact “released in two hours” was what was written. “In the Hmong moral code, foretelling a death is strongly taboo.”, and so Nao Kao grabbed his daughter and ran. He was caught afterwards, but these scenarios show that the Hmong had a strong sense of values that the doctors weren’t able to understand and both parties were at a disadvantage.
Mikhail Furtado was the name of Indian guy who killed himself just because he was worried about his 12th exam. He said he spend twenty years of his life under poverty, and end up his carrier by hanging on the room. He shared his story to the media before he commit a suicide. He said he was desperate because he was having a family support problem and hard to focus on his sturdy. He also said he had a problem with his girlfriend and his parent did not understand about his relationship.