Protagonist: Vango Romano, was going to be a priest on April 1934, Paris. Vango was a courageous boy who was raised on a island called Selina, Italy. Vango was framed for murder, so in the story he try to show his life before he was a priest so he can try to show that he was not guilty for a murder has done. Vango usually is frightened but in the beginning of the story he wasn’t. After he was framed his whole life has been wild, police chasing him all over europe.
The 1974 melodrama film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) produced and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows German charwoman Emmi Kurowski and her struggles against society concomitant with her relationship with Moroccan guest worker Ali. Situated in West Germany and filmed the year after the halt on the recruitment of guest workers, this movie can be interpreted as a response to the debates and issues surrounding the presence of foreign workers. Native germans frequently disputed and contended the treatment, contributions, and potential to integrate into the German society that historically rejected the identity as a country of immigration. The staircase clips from Ali: Fear Eats the Soul highlight the susceptibility
CHAPTER 2: There is a talk with Michele and Maria at the start. Michele finds Fillipo, there is a lot of description of Michele finding him. Michele at this point is horrified, he tries to talk to him but gets even more scared. Michele has a second talk with Maria, Michele says he is going to run away from home, but in the end of the conversation he went home. At the end of this chapter you get a very good description of Mama.
Loyalty Throughout the novel Michele is very loyal to Maria and Filippo as a trustful brother and friend. Firstly, Michele did not want to lose the race against the gang, but his loyalty to his sister prevented him from winning. Seeing that Maria had been "swallowed up by the wheat", Michele could not leave his sister behind. By doing this it was clear to Michele that he would lose the race, but he knew that he had a high level of responsibility to support his sister when she is in need.
One of the many themes developed in the novel, A Separate Peace, is fear. Going to war, not excelling in studies, and jumping from a tree are three events that show how fear is portrayed throughout the story. Fear is an important theme in this story because almost every character ends up being consumed by fear. The entire story revolves around fear and without it, the story wouldn’t be the same.
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta is about a 17 year old young girl called Josephine “Josie” Alibrandi who is in her final year of school at a wealthy Catholic school. Josie is Italian and Illegitimate, throughout the novel she finds faces some challenges such as finding out most of her family secrets and her father coming back into her life. Looking for Alibrandi deals with many themes such as family and relationships, secret and lies and emancipation. These themes are expressed through the use of literary techniques such as first person narration, dialogue and characterisation.
Fear in Journey's End The definition of ‘fear’ is a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. ‘Fear’ is reflected by the continual tension throughout the play. All the characters deal with fear in their own different ways. This reflects their personality and gives us an outline of how they really deal with the troubles, which arise during their experiences in a dangerous surrounding, and also, by dealing with the outcomes that they have to face in life.
Childhood innocence and moral values are explored throughout Niccolo Ammaniti’s I’m Not Scared Novel. I’m not scared is set during 1978. In the hot italian countryside full of high wheat bushes and hot days, the novel introduces us to Michele and his gang of friends as we learn how the actions of their parents impact their innocence and morality on different levels to one another.
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Machetta is about a seventeen year old girl named Josephine “Josie” Alibrandi who was raised without a father. Josie believed that her mother was the only person she needed in her life, until she came face to face with her father Michael Andretti and fell in love with Jacob Coote. Melina Marchetta uses the literary techniques of first person narration, dialogue and characterisation to explore the idea of Josie struggling to find her identity.
As people near the time of their deaths, they begin to reflect upon the history and events of their own lives. Both John Keats’ “When I have Fears” and Henry Longfellow’s “Mezzo Cammin” reflect upon the speakers’ fears and thoughts of death. However, the conclusions between these two poems end quite differently. Although both reflect upon Death’s grasp, Keats’ displays an appreciation and subtle satisfaction with the wonders of life, while Longfellow morbidly mourns his past inactions and fears what events the future may bring.
Loyalty and betrayal occurs frequently in the text. Michelle is loyal to Fillipo, he is willing to break a promise he made “on my fathers head”. He realises the suffering Fillipo endures and forms a bond. He admits openly towards the end of the text that Fillipo “is a friend of mine”. Betrayal is also a prominent theme in the story. To key instances of betrayal occur, the first being Salvatore’s betrayal of Michelle. Secondly we also must view Pino’s betrayal of his family. Salvatore’s betrayal was a heart wrenching experience for Michelle. Michelle is beaten by Felice but it is his heart which hurts most, “Salvatore had broken it”. Some readers feel that Michelle betrayed Pino however it has to be said that Pino despite having the best intentions for his family ultimately betrayed them. He was the one who chose to pursue the kidnapping, he did not serve the family well by engaging in
4. Michele’s relationship with his mother is quite different to the one he has with his father. Rather than trying to impress his mother like he does with his father, he just tries to please her and make her happy rather than seeing her upset and angry. He saw his mother as a beautiful woman who he respected quite immensely. Michele seems to get along better with his father as his conversations with him are livelier than those between himself and his mother.
Michele's compassion is his most prominent characteristic that makes him appealing to the reader. Throughout the novel, he exhibits empathy well beyond his years, often making readers forget that he is just nine. This can be seen clearly in three main instances. First, when he goes after his sister when she has fallen over (pg. 4) despite his own fears. Secondly, offering to complete the forfeit in place of Barbra when Skull forces her to complete an embarrassing forfeit. Finally, and most evidently, when he takes care of Filippo. This makes for a positive contrast with the rest of Acqua Traverse who seem to lack any compassion. When describing places and characters he reveals his unique way of viewing things that
A goal defines both your motives and your actions. If your goal is to make money, your actions and outcome will be different than if your goal is to help people. Same goes for the goal of a government. Are you simply trying to survive and grow, or do you want to create the most prosperous place for the people of your country? It was clear to me that Machiavelli was simply trying to grow the power of his country while keeping it alive for as long as possible. Doing this means silencing your enemies, putting fear into the people around you and to never give mercy. He had a rule that if anyone crossed you, you must prevent them from doing it again, not from a minor punishment, but from either impairing them physically, or simply killing them. The thought behind that was that then this person would not be able to get revenge or start a revolution. This makes sense if you want your country to survive, but not if you want your people to be happy.