Do two wrongs ever make a right? Or as Zits contemplates in the novel Flight, “Is revenge a circle inside a circle inside a circle?” (77). In Flight, written by Sherman Alexie, the main character, a troubled Native American teenager named Zits, travels through time and different bodies while learning about many different things that pertain to and can help him in his own life such as revenge, trauma, violence, forgiveness, family, and betrayal. A scene in the middle of the novel where Zits is in the body of a young boy at the Battle of the Little Bighorn reveals to the reader (and Zits) one of the things that had the biggest effect on Zits-revenge. Zits sees in this scene how revenge in general, and his personal revenge by shooting the people in the bank, just cause more pain as taking revenge just leads to more revenge.
As I said before, the poem is intended for the current generation who have permanently destroyed much of the environment, but it could also be directed at man in general, or even the next generation to preserve and protect what's left of nature, before it's too late; for our own sake as well.
C.S. Lewis one said “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny”. Facing hardships and breaking free from their normal world allows the hero inside of people to come out. Many stories document this journey of a hero through the Hero’s Journey Archetype. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a man named Rainsford stumbles upon an island where humans are hunted by a crazed man. The hero’s journey archetype is implemented throughout Rainsford’s experiences in the story. Richard Connell used the Hero’s Journey Archetype to structure the plot and develop the theme that with clever thinking and the use of past experiences, one can succeed at anything.
Cornelius Eady is a Black American writer who focuses and writes widely on the topics of race and society. His poetry is usually centered on jazz and blues, violence, home life, family life and societal problems arising from questions of race and socioeconomics. Eady has written over twelve books but the most popular include Brutal Imagination, Hardheaded Weather, Don’t Miss Your Water, The Gathering of My Name, and The Autobiography of a Jukebox. From this list, I chose to explore the content of Brutal Imagination, The Gathering of My Name and Hardheaded Weather.
Isabels short story, “An Act of Vengeance” is an example of the power she depicts towards women along with her foundation, “The Isabel Allende Foundation” which she states, “Empowers women and girls worldwide”. In her text, in which a young teen’s father is killed by the same man who raped her and took away dignity and reason for living building up hate towards him. The irony is as Allende states, “She searched her heart for the hatred she had cultivated throughout those thirty years, but she was incapable of finding...Then she understood with horror that by thinking about him every moment, and savoring his punishment in advance, her feelings had become reversed and she had fallen in love with him”(Allende#1). The hatred and punishment she wanted to give him for what he did turned into an unstoppable love. Isabel Allende is a strong feminist and it can be seen throughout her writing, reason for this is her personal experiences, causing it to change the way she refers when writing about the opposite sex.
In the book, Inhuman, I loved it when Lane, the main character, and Rafe her friend were in the cave. Also when they were in the cave they tried to find a way out and they couldn’t. So they had to split up with a rope around them and the rope was used for when they were in trouble they could get help. When they tugged on the line one of them would come. Lane was in trouble when she got to a b lack and yellow animal. It was called a chimps. It jumped up from in behind and scared her and then she started tugging on the rope but it was loose and she thought that Rafe has loosened it up or needed more rope. She ran and was yelling to Rafe, “I need help, I need help!” Then she went thought the other side where Rafe had come to and she traced the rope. At the end of the rope, Rafe wasn’t there. He slipped out of the
From the words of C.S. Lewis, “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny”. Facing hardships and breaking free from their normal world allows the hero inside of people to come out. Many stories document this journey of a hero through the Hero’s Journey Archetype. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a man named Rainsford stumbles upon an island where humans are hunted by a crazed man. The hero’s journey archetype is implemented throughout Rainsford’s experiences in the story. Richard Connell used the Hero’s Journey Archetype to structure the plot and develop the theme that with clever thinking and lots of hope, one can succeed at anything.
When one is hunting, do they ever stop to think about how it feels to be the prey? In Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, the character Rainsford has a change of opinion and feelings to this very question. In the beginning of the story, Rainsford is on a ship with a colleague and expresses that he is only concerned about the feelings of himself as the hunter and not those of the “huntee”. Not long after falling off the ship and arriving to a nearby island is it that Rainsford experiences what it is like to be the huntee. Connell uses many transitions within in the story that leads the reader in suspense and encourages them to keep reading. The transitions are first when Rainsford falls off the ship and approaches the island, when allows him to come into his house and stay, and when the hunt results in the two going against each other.
Underestimation and cruel actions lead to many things. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” author Richard Connell reveals a conflict between the main characters, General Zaroff and Rainsford. Rainsford was to play the most dangerous game created by Zaroff, because the only way to survive, is to win it, otherwise death is the only other option. As demonstrated through the use of personification, symbolism, and repetition in the story, it conveys that one should understand to never underestimate another person and remember that there will always be a consequence for the wicked things that one has done.
In the beginning of the book, “The Scourge” by Jennifer A. Nelson, there is a girl named Ani who was venturing the woods within her part of the country. She was then caught by wardens searching for those who had the disease, ‘the Scourge’. Her friend Weevil was supposed to be by her side, but he was also taken captive. The two wardens were supposed to bring 5 river people to be tested but only brought two. Eventually, they reached the town where the governor was testing people to see if they had the disease. That night Ani and Weevil escaped the prison like area they were in. Ani ran near a river where a girl was in need of help. She was different from Ani, their kind didn’t like each other. Ani was seen, from there Della was also taken in to be tested. They both tested positive, and were taken to the colony. Thn after they received their medicine, Ani accidentally got Della’s thrown away.
Chapter two entitled “The Poison Book” discusses a debate over a campaign to request funds to provide Bibles for slaves in the South. It also examines how the Bible was not only a good book, but a poison book as well. The debate over a campaign to request funds to provide the slaves with Bibles in the South was between Frederick Douglas and Henry Highland Garnet. Both of these men were African Americans who escaped from slavery. Henry Highland Garnet was a Presbyterian minister and Fredrick Douglas was well known for his newspaper “The North Star”. Although they had many similarities they disagreed on certain tactics when it came to slavery and the Bible. Henry Highland Garnet escaped from slavery because his father, who was a slave, stolen
A young countryside boy sets to the capital with the dream to become part of the country army. Unsuccessful he encounters a women who promises him a chance to enter the army if he pays her enough, the young boy unaware gives all his money and then finds out the he was tricked. Not having any money decides to sleep in the streets, the same night a young and beautiful women picks him op from the street and takes him home. Tatsumi stays a night since they promise him a position in the army as well. One night the house is visited by a group of assassins called night raid but who are the real bad guys of this story. Tatsumi ends up joining night raid and finds out that he identifies his self in this group more then in the army.
In V for Vendetta, by director James McTeigue, the character Evey experiences a rebirth by shaving her head. Her conversion is forced upon her by V through torture and imprisonment, forcing her to deal with emotions that she had been running from her whole life stemming from the government killing her mother and father because they were political activist; rebelling against the false truth that the country forced upon their people. Knowing this, the imprisonment pushes her to live without fear invoking revenge. The opening scene in V for Vendetta is in black and white which gives connotations of historical context; "1812 Overture" by Tchaikovsky, the music during the opening is similar to what is played when someone is embarking on a battle,