Analysis Of The Book ' Alzheimer 's '

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The two characters in Barne’s novel that relate to absolute certainty are God and the Woodworm. As much as God was the main reason why Noah set out to build the act, as it is stated in the Bible, one cannot be certainly sure whether Noah was telling the truth or not. There is no way to prove that God communicated with Noah and told him to get ready. There is a chance that Noah was just like any other fortuneteller or weather forecaster and he was acting out of his own accord. If this is so, then the existence of God and all the stories told in different religions about God are just mere myths meant to give people a reason for living and a reason to be nice and kind to each other to maintain order in the world. The Woodworm also causes one to think of its certainty because it appears as different characters in the novel.
II. SHORT ANSWER: On-the-spot Poetry Analysis
Kelly Cherry’s “Alzheimer’s” (784-785)
This poem talks about an old man, possibly an Alzheimer’s patient who just got out of hospital for the first time and went back home but is suffering from memory loss. When it starts, the poem describes the man as a crazy old man, with his mind rattling like the suitcase he was carrying. This shows that he was not in a stable state of mind. The poet also talks of the contents of his suitcase, one of which was a book he pretended to read at times. The fact that he carried a book that he pretended to read shows that he was not crazy and was thinking clearly. This also shows…
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