Finally, in regard to creating balance within the narrative, it is important to discuss how Goodbye Despair’s two sub-protagonists are also the game’s two potential love interests for the player’s character. The idea of contradiction-based balance between the two characters is present here as well. Chiaki is initially presented as the standard heroine-based loved interest for Hajime to pursue. Not only is she nice to Hajime, inviting him to hang out and work together, but also she is physically attractive, being presented with a cute face and curvy figure under her school uniform. Hajime also expresses attraction to Chiaki when she, along with the other girls, puts on a swimsuit to go down to the beach. However, Chiaki herself removes the
Sookan is changing toward being more brave throughout the book Year of Impossible Goodbyes when she encounters these situations: Sookan grasps her Grandfathers hand in his dying moments, when Aunt Tiger walks her to the beginning of her academic career, and when she gets very critical of Captain Narita's acrimonious behavior. When Sookan's grandfather is on his deathbed, he requests for Sookan, and her little brother Inchun. When Sookan reaches out comfort her withering grandfather, she feels a moment of peace and absolute calm. She feels as if she can take on the whole world. "As Grandfather enveloped our hands in his, I felt a strange sensation. I felt as though a quiet, but peaceful, little Buddha had slowly crept inside of me."(41) Simply the fact that Sookan can deal with
In the memoir Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi, Sookan changes from being scared and dependent on other people to brave, strong, and an independent figure. This is represented throughout the book in three moments including in the beginning when the Imperial Soldiers came in on Haiwon's birthday celebration and shut it down, towards the middle when Sookan starts going to school, and at the end when Sookan and Inchun get past the barbed-wire fence.
Sookan becomes braver in the book Year of Impossible Goodbyes when faced with the following situations: attending Japanese school, the guide leaving her and Inchun to fend for themselves, and crossing the 38th parallel without being noticed. Sookan and her mother had put off going to Japanese school, since Sookan was small for her age and no one would question them. Now, Sookan needed to attend, since she's grown. Her first day there was even more terrifying than she thought it would be. The teacher was intimidating and mean, not even letting the girls use the restroom and lecturing them on how to defeat the Americans. Sookan could not bare the thought of going back there, but she had to. The next day, something new came over Sookan.
Sookan changes in many ways throughout the book Year of Impossible Goodbyes when faced with the following situations: Sookan's mother was taken away by the Russian soldiers, She supported Korea and Americans, and Grandfather died. Sookan and Inchun's mother has been taken away by the guards. All they could do was keep walking. They couldn't help their mother as all. "When I finally turned to look for Mother, expecting her to be close behind us, I saw that she was still standing at the guardhouse. A Korean soldier in his red-brimmed hat was looking at her passport. He handed it over to a Russian soldier. I saw them pull Mother out of line. Inchun and I stayed frozen as we watched."(Choi 133) This situation changed Sookan because there was a
Sookan changes in many ways throughout the book Year of Impossible Goodbyes when faced with the following situations: Feeling and imagining harsh situations for those she goes against, becoming more caring and thoughtful towards those she loves, and becoming more wise and calm in different situations. First, Sookan has negative thoughts about people that she doesn't like from what they have done to her, even though she learned to not have those thoughts. A quote that shows this is: "I couldn't help thinking how wonderful it would be to kill all those wicked Japanese as the boy had said." (Choi 81). This quote shows she is changing because she wanted to kill the Japanese and mother always taught her to never think like that. She is becoming
If someone you loved unexpectedly died, would you try and figure out exactly how they died? Throughout the book Oskar, a nine year old boy, learns to deal with his father's death, by searching for how his father exactly died. During the book Oskar learns many lessons, but the biggest lesson that he learns is that he is not alone.
Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near”. To prevent the enemy from fathoming one’s intentions is of the first importance. Thus deceived, the enemy will not know whether or where to attack or defend and, thus, will have to prepare on all fronts. Such an enemy has his forces stretched, is consequently weak everywhere, and will certainly be defeated.
Sun Tzu stated, “Know the enemy and know yourself.” (Sun Tzu, p. 84) The more one knows about the enemy improves the chance of victory. If a commander knows when and where the battle will be fought, the commander can move his troops to the correct location at the right time. (Sun Tzu, p. 99) Understanding and enemy’s strengths, weaknesses, and plans and a successful strategy to defeat
In the novel, The Sorrow of War, Bao Ninh uses loss, flashback, and morality in order to show an unforgettable memory of the character Kien and how it had impacted his life. Before Kien went to war he didn’t have any flashback and he had not lose many people around him. But since he had started his war journey he was slowly losing everyone around him. During the war, people who is close to Kien may not die physically but he had loss them mentally and emotionally. After the war had ended, Kien would constantly have flashback about the war. As Kien would often remember the war, it seem like the war can’t leave him alone even when it had ended. Kien no longer have any moral boundaries for himself when the war had ended. He no longer see things
The novel 1984 was written by George Orwell. The setting is London, England and it is very dark and gloomy. 1984 is about a dystopian society in which the government controls everything. Winston, the main character, doesn’t like how his life is controlled by the government and wants to make a change. He wants to revolt, but knows the party is too powerful. The party lied to the people that live in Oceania and they believe it, because they are so brainwashed. He eventually tries to make a change, but it doesn’t work out well for him.
In, “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, several chapters of war strategy are problematized and conceptualized for producing the best possible outcome for ones relative side. In chapter 9 entitled Marches, the main message that comes across is interpreting signs from the things that are happening around you in order to prepare yourself on how to act next. One of these actions includes interpreting signs from nature so you can access information about your enemy without even seeing them. Additionally thought over is the ability to read and analyze body language of your opposing team to understand their current status so you can prepare your own side. Finally, the ability to understand human mentality of your own side in order to get the best results from your own troop is discussed. Thus, by understanding these effects to actions, how nature reacts to human contact, how soldiers react to being weakened, and how your team reacts to upper rule, as a result one is more equip to fight a successful battle and be prepared for anything, even if they can or cannot see it, for understanding effects causes on to gain the upper hand in battle.
For a male, earning the description of “a man’s man” is an honorable compliment - perhaps the greatest. Though unspoken, the attributes stand as goals for boys and for the parents who raise them, for “a man’s man “ is respected. No doubt, Ernest Hemingway understood that principle when creating his main characters who engage in masculine pursuits with courage. His heroic characters with their rugged quests attract American readers still today. In Farewell to Arms, Lieutenant Frederic Henry, a valiant ambulance driver who risks his life for wounded soldiers in World War 1, follows suit. However, a man’s man - Hemingway’s man - is not sensitive; action far outweighs emotions. Frederic Henry differs in this aspect. Throughout the novel, Lieutenant Henry’s emotional state is held prisoner by his circumstances demonstrating that he, contrary to Hemingway’s standard hero, is a weak character.
George Orwell, writer of the novel 1984, wrote in his book, "Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious" (Orwell 74). The novel 1984 is all about a dystopian society that allows people to have very few freedoms. The people of Oceania are being watched constantly whether it is outside their homes or right in their living rooms. The people are not allowed to even have their own thoughts. There are thought police that are hidden throughout all of Oceania that monitor the people. If someone is thinking rebellious thoughts against the totalitarian power of Oceania then they could potentially be executed. In George Orwell’s 1984, clearly Winston Smith is physically, emotionally, and intellectually unorthodox.
Authorship of highly refined products, grants the ability to display the best version of a product. Artist perfect their masterpiece, movie producers rework scenes, and authors edit their writing. In 1929, writer Ernest Hemingway published “A Farewell to Arms” with the main character, Fredrick Henry mirroring many of Hemingway’s own experiences and characteristics. As his closest work to a biography with a heavy hand of fiction, Hemingway was able to refine the public perception of himself through Henry’s character. _________. The character of Henry is justifiably a Hemingway hero, which Hemingway intentionally defined as a heighten version of his own characteristics and life experiences.