In the novel Night and the poem “The Hangman”, the bystander effect took place because people were afraid to bring attention to themselves. In the film The Hunger Games, however, Katniss Everdeen took a stand because she was not afraid of what would happen to her but what would happen to her sister and others in trouble instead. This feeling of fear for yourself rather than others is what separates the bystanders from the morally courageous people of the world. In the novel Night, most of the prisoners during the Holocaust became bystanders because of the fear for themselves getting killed. When Elie’s father gets hit for the first time, Elie said, “ My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked.
The disaster of 9/11 was filled with villains, heros, and tragedies, but why would someone attack America and how did the people handle it. It started out as a normal Tuesday on September 11,2001. An airport security supervisor, Claudia Richey, stops a man that she thinks she saw on a police sketch. She tells her coworker but he assured her there was no connection and the man passes to his
Hatchet Brian Robeson is thirteen years old, he lives with his mother and father and is a single child in the family of three in New York Hampton. Brian's parents are going to get a divorce, which he knows why and calls it "The Secret." In the first part of the book we do not know what "The Secret" is, but as I got further in the book, it is that he is suspecting that his mother has cheated on his father with another man. He thinks it is a man named Jake in his mid forties, with blonde hair and towering height, he suspects this because he is silent for most of the rid to the airport, and he has seen his mom with Jake. When they got to the airport, Brian's mother gave him a hatchet so he could use it while he is in the woods.
Unfortunately the CIA had created the plans before Kennedy was in office, and they did not share all of the information with him and manipulated him into approving it. The blame for this failure lies with both Kennedy and the CIA. The motivation behind the invasion was the United States’ tremendous fear of communism. “I mean, now we look back on that and it can seem sort of ridiculous that we ever had a time when we thought the Communists were going to take over the world. But that is indeed what most Americans thought at the time” (Rasenberg 1).
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a scary time, I couldn 't imagine what my grandpa’s emotions were during that time. “I remember having drills just incase there was a nuclear bomb to drop, we would hide under desks and cover our heads.”(Shull) he expresses his scarcity to me. “All I could do was hope that we wouldn 't get struck with one of those things.”(Shull) That’s probably why he has grey hair now, from all the stress he was put through back then. “There would be a horn that sounded and that would indicate to go under your desk.”(Shull) I can honestly say that I have never seen my grandpa scared or frightened, ever. I don’t know what he’s scared of, but then again what can you be scared of when you go through
My Poppi was a doctor and had a lot of guilt going to the war and leaving his wife and two young children behind. My Poppi worked tirelessly to get stationed at a naval base in the United States so he could stay with his family. Poppi got stationed with his family in Maryland at Andrew's Airforce Base. As I said before, Tim returned home because he felt guilty about betraying his family and country. Just like him, my Poppi felt guilty about not going to the war when he saw all the terrible
I heard my mom talking to my dad. He tells her, “voy a ir para el norte(US) con un coyote(a person who brings people to the US illegally) que cobra barato,” I see her hugging him really tight. My dad comes to my sister and I and tells us that he will be back later, to not worry because he’s just going to see how “el norte” is, then might take us there later. My sister, my mom, and I understood why he wanted to go to The United States, he wants a better life for us. Next morning, my dad wasn’t there with us, it felt lonely, as if part of my heart was not there with me.
He says that being there made him feel even worst, like he was a criminal. Two days later he had a problem at his parents’ house and they called the police. This time he refused to go with them “so they brought the teaser out, 50,000 bolts”. Eche insists this made him feel distrusting towards the system, “it made him feel like a criminal”. Jacqui Dyer, vice chair of the government appointed mental health taskforce,
The second Red Scare was a time period where government officials were questioned whether they had Communist affiliations. To eradicate the security threats in the government, President Truman issued Executive Order 9835 to search out “infiltration of disloyal persons.” This action caused the investigation of people like Alger Hiss and other suspected Communists. The government along with the citizens set up effective ways, Blacklists, to bar Communists from getting hired for work. In 1950, Red Channels, a book that exposed 151 writers, actors, musicians, and other radio and television entertainers as Communists, was published. This book completely devastated the people on the list and placed these people on Blacklists.
“I know several years after these attacks, travel went down to these places; these high impact place that people were afraid of being bombed or attacked again.” This quote from an American citizen made years after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shows that fear still lives in America even years later. This person also expressed how as a child and even as a young adult they were not afraid to fly. After the attacks on 9/11, they have yet to get back in an airplane. When she goes on vacation she only drives. Most people wanted to make things go back to the way they were before these attacks.
On the day of the raid, more than 200 Greeley children returned home to find one or both parents gone (Lofholm). Selders sympathized with the children—many of whom were U.S. citizens—who were “devastated by their parents being arrested and detained,” but he initially did not speak out (Riccardi). When John F. Kennedy first entered Congress, he was told that “the way to get along is to go along” (Kennedy 4). These words were equally applicable to the situation in Greeley, where local leaders faced pressure to not “rock the boat” by taking positions contrary to the prevailing political sentiment (Thompson). However, as more details emerged about the raid and as community relations degenerated over the immigration issue, Selders knew he could not remain silent.
Carter had first allowed a shah to seek medical attention in the U.S. after previously being banned from coming, after the shah was in America, Iranian students attacked the embassy and took hostages. Carter launched a military rescue mission called Operation Eagle Claw to try and get the hostages but, in the end its efforts failed. All he could do was wait and see what happened next. At this time, the American public was frustrated with Carter’s lack action. The Los Angeles Times reported that 60% of the public felt that Carter was too soft in dealing with the crisis (Nelson).