The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault. Men went through so many tasks during the Vietnam War physically and mentally. The beginning chapters focus on training for war and being prepared for the worst. For example, when there is a sergeant in a room with the marines. The sergeant walks to the chalk board and writes “AMBUSHES ARE MURDER AND MURDER IS FUN” (36-37).
Violence was much more powerful than we imagine not only because it led tremendous dis- aster, but also due to the deep impact on individuals. In the book of the Outsiders, the violence of Johnny’s family, the other greasers, and their opposing gangs, the Socials, strongly affected Johnny. The Violence of Johnny’s family impacts Johny’s natural instincts, which means that some of his characteristics were already fixed since he was born, and influenced him in daily life. Johnny grew up in a family without care, love, and understanding. From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family.
Lastly violence is an overarching compelling force in Wright’s life. From a young age the threat of physical violence put forth upon Wright by the people he associates with is used as a form of indoctrination, in order to force him into a certain mindset or actions. For example, after Wright’s unwillingness to go to the grocery store, because of the potential danger that lurked outside, his mother tells him that, “ if you come back into this house without those groceries, I’ll whip you” (Wright 31). It is only after his mother threatened him that Wright is forced to go out and bring home the groceries. The violence as a disciplinary action concept is also seen in Wright’s life as well.
The hand rested on the forehead of the statue resembles the pain that Fonny endures throughout the story, with his family, education system, and the justice system. The pain caused by the justice system emasculates him because Fonny is unable to fight for his justice, proving to him that there is nothing that he can do to fight for his rights or his innocence. This is resembled in the wooden sculpture by the hand covering the sculpture’s sex, what is generalized as what makes someone a man. The feet of the wooden man are similar to Fonny’s feeling toward the education system. Fonny attended a vocational school where he said “they teach kids to make all kinds of shitty, really useless things”, he followed up by saying how the people running these schools are trying to make sure that these black students in the inner city do not become smart.
Hammurabi’s code: was it just? Hammurabi’s code was not just because of the family law, property law, and personal-injury law. The family law, in Hammurabi’s code, was unfair because in the law 195 it states, “ If a son struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” (Doc C) This is not just because, if someone struck their father in common era, they would probably only get grounded. Things back then were a lot harsher that they are now. Why the family law is not
While the plot of Black Swan Green principally depicts a male protagonist, Jason, and his development despite pressures imposed by other male antagonists (Wilcox, Mr. Nixon, his father, etc…), it is the female characters in the novel that inspire Jason to resolve his conflicted image. In the era of this novel, and even now (though depublicized by gender equality movements), the development of boys was considered to be radically different than that of young woman. Boys were supposed act cool around bullies(Ross) and older cousins(Hugo), play violent social games and smoke. Unfortunately for Jason, his “Inside-You”, the person that he really is, does not align itself with these socially acceptable practices. Instead, he elects to write poetry,
Their father-son relationship is the most important of all throughout the Odysseus and this is proven time and again throughout the entire body of work. Their relationship is not only important to the story itself but to the themes as well. Family is the fundamental principle that not only they have but that the entire family has. Penelope is especially worried for her son as he is not at home and the suitors have planned to kill him on the sea before he can reach home. Xenia has also been passed down to Telemachus even though Odysseus wasn’t there.
In the novel, though Big Brother’s name often shows up in the book, he never truly appears: there isn’t any detailed description of Big Brother. This certain level of ambiguity make the literature deep and worth discussing, enhancing the literary merit of the novel. “But since in reality Big Brother is not omnipotent and the party is not infallible, there is need for an unwearying, moment-to-moment flexibility in the treatment of facts”(Orwell 104). Such an idea encourages Winston Smith to rebel and escape the society in the following chapters. Thus, the ambiguity also somehow promotes the development of the story in the
If Piggy had not been sophisticated as he was, Jack and Ralph would have gotten into a fight. If anything happens to Ralph there would be no one to protect the powerless ones and Jack would have ruled with his violent ways. Piggy influences the novel in several ways. Although he was not much of a leader, his virtue benefits the boys. He is intelligent and mature, therefore he was able to indicate the true nature of humanity and the evil that is inside each of
The victims were mostly men in their prime age. They had young families that were in the process of developing themselves in their region. The separation from their wives and young children with no hope of seen them again caused psychological torture to the slaves. They experiences the pain and guilty of leaving their parents when they needed them most in their old age. The fear of the unknown had negative physiological effects on the enslaved persons.
The story is still popular today because the conflict and resolution are very relatable and surprising, the irony and suspense was interesting, and the way the author used the mood to make the story 's outcome surprising. First off, the conflict and resolution was relatable and surprising. The conflict between the men and their family was like many people 's conflicts with their friends, usually they have an argument and decided to not be friends but sooner or later they end up making up. It has a long existing presence and both sides weren’t willing to give in. “... the dispossessed party had never acquiesced in the judgement of the courts, and a long
Huck is saying that Jim is uneducated and teasing him because of his intellectual level; however, Huck is not too intelligent himself, therefore correcting Jim shows verbal irony. Jim also has age and maturity over Jim, but because of his low social class, Huck still remains superior. Those are the ways the authors make their novels satirical with the use of diction in order to differentiate the intellectual levels of the
The rebels start to torture and taunt these children as Ishmael’s group watched. Therefore, making it evident of the before and after of the war, no one at that age would be disrespected before the war, which made the effects of the social norms evident. They are continuously reminded of the rebels that killed their families and that they are inhumane. The theme of the horror of war is prevalent throughout the novel as Ishmael and the other boys face
In his argument, he is using humor, exaggeration, and a rather defensive tone. However, like most writers including Suzanne Britt, his writing should not be taken literally as it is. Exaggeration and humor play the biggest role in bringing out his purpose, which is to call out stereotypes of men and women. Barry understands that these stereotypes are completely incorrect, especially in this century, so he took an opportunity to bring them to the attention of everyone reading to make his purpose clear and
The author, Edmund S. Morgan thesis is that the Puritans were not simply a strong religious group of fanatics who prohibited all earthly pleasures, but were actually influenced by human desires and weaknesses. The author uses many main points to support his thesis, one main point is that sexual intercourse was a human necessity and marriage was the only supply for it, but for some puritans marriage did not matter. A few more main points are that, sex could not interfere with religion, on days of fast sexual intercourse was not permitted but some did anyways. Many laws were passed to prohibit adultery Another point is that it was necessary for a servant to go outside his master’s house in order to satisfy his sexual urges. Also marriage was