Boll weevil is similar to war, as they both typically harm people for a hateful cause. Boll weevil kicks Cecil several times after he kills him, to show his hate toward him for not giving the money. Likewise, war is hateful because many soliders go out to fight, filled with hate, to fight for a one-sided cause. Both reprocussions as a result of Boll weevil’s actions, and war,
Truths can be tightly veiled, but it is books like David Hackett Fischer’s Paul Revere's Ride that expounds on the events untold and on the events largely distorted. Fisher immerses his readers into a time in history seldom depicted accurately. He gives the readers an authentic look into Paul Revere’s life, his journey and his persona. Fisher also provides his readers with a new prescriptive on our country’s desire for filiopietistic history. It is a topic rarely discussed, but after reading Fisher’s book, readers will feel a desire to journey on a quest for all truths in history.
Mankind is both intelligent and capable of making humble choices, however, it is the following choices of the Nazis that prove that much of humanity is deeply flawed and cruel. For example, when Elie first gets to the concentration camp, he is still confused as to where he was and if all that was happening was a dream. The thought of his surroundings being a dream soon turned to reality when, “A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes… children thrown into the flames.”
He started crying, and he rolled on the ground, as though the knives were on the outside of him instead of on the inside of him… That’s me in there with all those knives” (139). Paul was already considered to be senseless for torturing an animal but what demonstrates his heartless personality the most is that he takes pride in his tortues. The gruesome imagery used by Paul can be extended to symbolize how war demoralizes humans. This is shown through many occasions in the novel as soldiers of war start objectifying women, stealing syrup from the factory and most terrifying, torturing other human beings, as shown through the firebombing of Dresden.
Wiesel uses unsettling images with the intent to control the audience’s moral compass. Images of children dying “every minute” of “disease, violence, [and] famine” strike the audience with discomfort and a desire to end the agony which the kids feel (Wiesel). Similarly, Wiesel himself details the “most tragic of all prisoners” within his concentration camp, who “were dead and did not know it” (Wiesel). The pictures of unimaginable horror are powerful enough to force reality upon the audience and leave them with the need to support actions of change. Guilt also arises from Wiesel’s statement that “it is so much easier to look away from victims” (Wiesel).
John Steinbeck used repetition to display the realities of the men be destroyed time after time while chasing their dreams. In the story, John Steinbeck uses repetition to show the internal and external problems created by the same idea in the story. In chapter five, Lennie goes on to cause more problems unintentionally, he killed his puppy unknowing it would die because “[he] didn’t bounce [it] hard” (Steinbeck 85). In chapter five he also killed Curley’s wife while playing with her hair, once he let go of her “she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck 91). John Steinbeck used repetition in the killings caused by Lennie to show how he unintentionally did it.
The text states: “His aunt, with an explosive quickness that made me jerk in every nerve, snatched the wooden spoon out of the bowl of batter and hit him across the face. Harvey’s eyes opened a little more, but only a little. (Page 40)” This violent act, and Harvey’s almost nonchalant response, shows that this abuse is regular and has been going on for a long time. Also, how she assumes how Harvey is automatically guilty of stealing the telescope, without even asking him.
That’s nice,’ and he stroked harder … She jerked sideways, and Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on... And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck… For a second he was bewildered. And then he whispered in fright, ‘I done a bad thing’”
I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame. I took from my waistcoat-pocket a penknife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!” (Poe 1) Similarly in dahl’s The Landlady
BANG, CLASH, BOOM, screams of terror and triumph that is the sounds of battle, or the sound of a journey. The hobbit, the Odyssey, Courage by Anne Sexton, even the Ugly Duckling. They all have one thing in common, they go on journeys that change them for the better or for worse. When you read all of them you see their fears and their hardships and what would make many people turn back at the sight of these trials of challenge. In these works of literature, like The Odyssey we see Odysseus go through many trails that killed many of his men like the Cyclops or Scylla and Charybdis.
Gary Paulsen, the author of many books, magazines, and novels, writes a true story called Guts. Gary Paulsen gets an emergency call sixty miles northeast of Colorado springs. Gary ran to his ambulance, half dressed just to save the man 60 miles away (Guts p.11). Gary paulsen got on the phone with the woman who called,” Please come Quick! My harvy, he is having chest pain!”
“There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.” (C.S. Lewis) In Enrich Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, a story is told through the eyes of a young soldier named Paul Baumer.
The definition of a lie is; "an intentionally false statement." Paul is lied to numerous times in Tangerine about very serious and important topics. Paul is a twelve year old boy who is legally blind, due to his brother,Erik, who sprayed him in the eyes with white spray-paint. Paul was blinded by Erik, and he doesn't remember it because he was really young, his mom and dad lied to him about what happened to him so that he wouldn't hate his brother. In the novel Tangerine, the author, Edward Bloor utilizes symbols like sand, muck fire, and lightning to exemplify the truth behind the lies.
Every piece of literature has a theme from Novels to poems and even songs. In the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Paul fisher has been scared of his older brother Erik for his whole life, too scared to speak up for himself. He also has been living a lie that his family told him about how he became visually impaired. His parents thought that they were protecting him from the truth. Throughout this novel Paul Fisher learns the importance of honesty and standing up for himself.
Ever been able to see through someone? In book Tangerine Paul, is a seventh grader that is nearly blind but he has this special ability to see things in his perspective and others. Meaning he sees what other people don’t. Edward Bloor, the author of Tangerine makes many different themes for each chapter. The most important theme in Tangerine is seeing the truth.