In O'Brien's fiction, all drugs are grouped together under the term "dope." As when writing about many of the other aspects of the book -- casual sex, killing, to name a few -- O'Brien the narrator remains non-judgmental. They are things that happen. Some people are drug addicts, others carry their girlfriends' stockings. In the moral balance and the wider craze of the war, these small transgressions hardly seem to matter.
His own style helps bring out the tone of “Harrison Bergeron”. In the beginning of the story the author used a lot of repetition sentences to really emphasize on the layout of the story when stating multiple times “nobody was” or “they were/weren’t”. Throughout the story there are plenty of negative sentences speaking of what people used to be like and what they weren’t allowed to do now. Hazel and George’s dialogue were made up of several sentences that are all really simple and random and illustrates to the reader that to them there is not too much to talk about.
Reading resistance literature need an open mind. The reader does his or her best to understand things according to the view of the author and it is not easy for some people to agree with this point of view. Sometimes, the reader can not have a particular feeling , but the author use some descriptive words for showing emotions which he wants to present. If we study this issue carefully, we find that this issue is popular and prevalent everywhere throughout literature without taking some important points into account. Authors have a good chance and freedom to express themselves in different ways because of the open definition of resistance as if the definition of resistance literature is Specified this would limit the author’s ability
Soon Louie became so traumatized by the events of War World II, he became an alcoholic. Once Louie’s friends and family realized how bad his drinking habit was they begged him to stop, but their words were not convincing enough. Then one day Louie turned to God and stopped drinking. Hillenbrand wrote “ When they entered the apartment, Louie went straight to his cache of liquor. It was the time of night when they usually took hold of him, but for the first time in years, Louie had no desire to drink”(383).
Near the middle of the book, Huck puts a rattlesnake in Jim’s bed and forgets to take it out of Jim’s bed. Jim is attacked and hurt in the situation. However, Huck feels no sympathy for Jim, as Jim is a slave and inferior to him, according to Huck. Both instances have the connection of racial inferiority. Huck and Roxy’s decision making and thinking are influenced by racial inferiority and cause them to not feel guilt or distress of the actions they committed.
In conclusion Ishmael was going insane because he was alone he had no one to talk to and he couldn’t sleep at all. The second most important scene in “a long way gone” is when ishmael was capture by the army and ishmael becomes this kid that has no feelings he was just like a killing machine. This is an important moment in the memoir because now ishmael knows the other side of the story that most of the soldiers were taking drugs that’s why they were like killing machines. One quote from the book that exemplifies this aspect of the book is “in the daytime instead of playing soccer in the village square, i took turns at the guarding post around the village, smoking marijuana and sniffing brown cocaine mixed with gunponder.(121) This quote is important because it shows the reader what they were giving them to stay awake and don’t feel anything, it also shows what ishmael had
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
Both Remarque and Greene demonstrate that vulnerability leads to evil. In The Quiet American, Fowler says that Pyle “never saw anything he hadn’t heard in a lecture-hall, and his writers and his lecturers made a fool of him.” This quote explains that Pyle was susceptible to the evils of Vietnam due to his innocence as a scholar back home. Similarly, Remarque uses Baumer’s belief that himself and his comrades “are not youth any longer,” to explain to the reader of the novel that these formerly innocent youths are now men destroyed by the evils in which they participated. Both authors use the demise of youths, who are generally associated with innocence, to demonstrate the power or wickedness as an influence on innocent
The invented Nadsat language, a prime example of linguistic experiments on the part of the author, left readers baffled. There was no glossary or explanation accompanying the words which are a mix of Russian and English. Wanting to read the novel meant that the reader had to learn a minimum
1 INTRODUCTION This thesis analyzes John Grisham’s novel A Painted House, specifically, how the life of a boy in the 1950s rural South is portrayed. Grisham is mostly known for his legal thrillers, and this novel is important because of author’s deviation from his traditional topics concerning lawyers and legal situations (Pringle 2). The novel covers a few weeks of the end of summer and depicts the protagonist’s life and experiences during the time. It is also important to note that the novel is set around the time that the author was born; therefore, it describes the setting of the time as close as possible. John Grisham was born in 1955, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and spent there his early years (Pringle 1-2, 65).
It’s painful to have your veins collapse. I read this one book written by a heroin junkie; he said as much. I never did heroin, but with all the blows to the body, the blocking with my arms and knees, I can sympathize. You feel like all of the life is draining slowly from you. Because it is.
Drug abuse and addiction create powerlessness and isolation. People often turn to drugs to help them forget. It is an increasing problem in today's society. In the novel In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate, the author makes a point that a “hurt is the center of all addictive behaviors.” Many dismiss their bad habits comfortably, giving them the idea that everything is okay.
Prescription Narcotic Abuse Abuse of prescription narcotics causes loss of family relations, income, and self-esteem for the addict and causes an economic burden on American society. The abuse of prescription narcotics is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States.
In the excerpt “Rat Park” from Opening Skinner’s Box by Laruen Slater, demonstrates how addictions are a choice by conducting an experiment involving rats and drug addictions. Addictions are choices made by an individual. An addiction is a condition that results when an individual ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping, eating) that can be pleasurable, but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Addicts may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. The outcome of this experiment explains how related rats are to human beings.