On that island, a group of school had crashed after having their plane shot down during World War Two when evacuating their school. The ever changing meaning of the intricate monster, a very controversial topic, includes the worst qualities and things that come with being a human throughout the book. As said by Samuel Hynes,”The meaning of the book depends on the meaning of the ‘Beast.’” Fear is first represented by the “Beast”. In lines five and six of “The terrors of the unknown”(Doc A), the author claims,”They (the children) externalize these fears into the figure of a ‘Beast.’” Additionally, in “Now he says it was a beastie”(Doc B) the text says,”He says the beastie came in the dark… He was dreaming… He must of had a nightmare…” Both of these quotes clearly show how the creature represents fear. Left alone on an island without parents, the children on the island had no one to rid them of their fears.
There have been a number of times that Billy has shown these same symptoms of PTSD. A symptom of Post-traumatic stress disorder is having recurring memories. Billy is said to become unstuck in time to different events in his life. He flashes to memories of Dresden, which is the war that he participated in. He also has episodes of his flight crash, he knows how he will die, and how his wife dies.
During World War II, invisibility was more than just not being seen. Soldier or civilian, they were both made invisible literally and figuratively; most times even both. In the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, we are introduced to Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner who is drafted into World War II. On a rescue mission, the plane he works on runs out of fuel and the engines malfunction, causing the plane to crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Three survive the crash, including Louie.
In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
No mercy In the book, Night, Elie wiesel tells the story of his many months in the concentration camps. At the young age of fifteen were he saw, his fellow jews get burned alive, shot, beaten, Starved and even hung. There was so much physical pain that was caused and some of it could be fixed over time. But the one thing that can 't be fixed is the emotional damage him and every other person that was in those camps experienced. The mental and emotional damage would be there forever.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the most famous books ever written. It is about Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch. Scout and Jem live in Maycomb County, Alabama in the 1930s, where racism is everywhere. Scout and Jem have adventures in their town with their friend Charles Baker “Dill” Harris, which include harassing Boo Radley, the neighborhood freak, and dealing with their proper Aunt Alexandra. When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him.
The Japanese boat Tsimtsum in which the family takes to travel to Canada with all their animals unfortunately sinks. Pi is able to escape onto a life raft as for the rest of his family ends up not surviving the wreck. The big turning point in the story where Pi now has to find out a way to survive. A tiger named “Richard Parker”, a zebra, a hyena and an Orangutan named “Orange Juice” are all stuck on a lifeboat with Pi. Pi begins to start using the wisdom his dad had taught him through the years.
To many people take the toll of war,to many lives have been taken from the toll of war.Families have been ripped apart by the toll of war and the stress that it puts on a family and others that live near it or in it.It has ripped apart famly bonds too. War is a heart smasher in this book My Brother Sam Is Dead.”Sam.There’ll be no more talk on this tonight.”(c.c 8)Father displays his anger towards Sam in this “fight”with him.Father is outraged at Sam because Sam is talking back at Father for talking about the rebels and the war. “Why does he always have to get in a fight with me?”(c.c 15)Sam thinks Father is picking on Sam to much because of the war and him going out playing “soldier boy” and not doing any work.Tim also thinks that Sam is lucky getting all of the glory from going to war and telling points.
“One day when Idek seized was seized with one of his fits of frenzy, I got in his way. He leapt on me, throwing me down and pulling me up again, his blows growing more and more violent, until I was covered with blood” (Wiesel 50). This is one of many examples that Elie had gotten physically abused and also psychologically deteriorated. The human right no torture had vividly been violated in this excerpt as this did
Little things would upset him or bring back memories of the war because of the ordeal through which he went. In Unbroken, Louis Zamperini and his friends have emotional issues from the war. For example, Louie freaked out when his family played a broadcast he sent out from Japan. Louie also became an alcoholic after the war, due to his emotional state. One of Louis’s friends flipped a table upon seeing rice, one of the sole foods he consumed as a POW.
For example, when Louie, Phil, and Mac were stranded at sea for forty-six days, he had kept everyone’s spirits and hopes up so they wouldn’t all be overcome with insanity. Louie and his crew had just crashed their B-24D Army Air Force bomber into the Pacific Ocean and the only crew members that had survived were Louie, Phil, and Mac. These three men had made their way onto the inflatable life raft where they had suffered from a lack of food and water, heat stroke, poor hygiene, and just overall terrible conditions. But, to keep everyone’s minds sharp Louie suggested singing songs and to keep talking to each other about anything that would keep their minds off of the current situation that they were in. While the men were on the raft Louie said, “Within a few days of the crash, Louie began peppering the other two with questions on every conceivable subject…They told and retold stories…Phil sang church hymns; Louie taught the other two the lyrics to “White Christmas”(page 152-153).
The terror of flying through the battlefield never leaves him and haunts his dreams. Along with his troubling dreams, Kak also has issues with sleep. He is also extremely tense when listening to see if they are to fly an op, along with this he is also ashamed of his fear of flying. According to The Mayo Clinic, “Overwhelming guilt or shame”, “Trouble sleeping”, “Hopelessness about the future”, and “Upsetting dreams about the traumatic event” are some of many symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kak also feels guilty about Donny’s death.
The worst challenge for Louie was when the airplane drop to the sea, only he, Phillips and Mac get saved. Mac eat all the food they have, but at last Louie forgive him. The search airplane didn 't see they, they are eat fish, seabird, and drink rain. They almost died because they are too hungry, they need water, and they mind was getting lost. Phillips and Louie get saved by talking and the hope for saved at the 47th day.
The Vietnam conflict impacted veterans in a variety of ways. Most combat soldiers witnessed violence and lost friends to the horrors of war. John was no exception, throughout the war he witnessed many gruesome events which not only changed his thinking but left him scarred years after the war. Kathy had a firsthand account of this when he had nightmares, “I remember Kathy telling me how he’d wake up screaming sometimes. Foul language, which I won 't repeat.
The war traumatized him and left him with permanent scars in his brain. This is portrayed by the text, "Along Way Gone," when it states, "A memory of a town we had attacked during a school dance had been triggered. I could hear the terrified cries of teachers and students, could see the blood cover the dance floor." Any person who witnesses this will obviously be affected. He has seen countless people slaughtered by war.