Just to set the record straight, Marc Ching paid for the dogs, he rescued nothing. Peter Li Made sure the dogs got to the HSI compound up north.
He does not change physically, but rather his thoughts and overall mentality. Towards the beginning of the story, Sanders, as the storyteller of the group, searches for the moral of a war story. He later realizes that a good war story lacks a moral and sometimes a story without commentary or explanation speaks for itself. This moment of realization is depicted when the narrator says, “In a true war story, if there’s a moral at all, it’s like the thread that makes the cloth...You can’t extract the meaning without unraveling the deeper meaning...True war stories do not generalize. They do not indulge in abstraction or analysis.” He realizes the true moral and purpose of a war story, and this adds to his development as a character because this gain in knowledge provides him with closure he needs to emotionally
One of the biggest dog busts of the century was in 2007. The man in charge’s name was Michael Vick, a quarterback football player in the NFL. Under the name “Bad Newz Kennels”, dogs were beaten, murdered, and gambled on. The dogs found alive were some of the most damaged possible. Missing parts of their jaws, lost eyesight, or non existent limbs, one would wonder why they kept going, striving for acceptance from their owner. These dogs, to the public seemed dangerous, after all they had killed their entire lives. However, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary was willing to take up the task of these gorgeous animals, ultimately saving their lives. The sanctuary took in 22 dogs, 10 of them, now adopted and living in homes of their own.Through rehabilitation the dogs were taught how to trust, interact and most importantly what love truly is with different trainers daily. Even the dogs who can not be adopted out are by any means not dangerous. Meryl, had been one of the dogs found who was deemed dangerous by the state, meaning she could not be adopted out to a home. Nonetheless, when walking into her kennel, dangerous is the last word you would use to describe her. One of her trainers remarks, "She really doesn't mind new people…. She's very happy and loving. I feel totally comfortable with her. I can grab and kiss her." As she embraces Meryl, "I am building a relationship, ...She needed to see that when
However, as the reader is to realize soon, by having his fictional characters tell stories and then recant the truth of those stories, O’Brien certainly calls into question the possibility of ever telling a true war story. The result of
he runs through all that he can remember. He is also deceitful in the basic aspect of his
In his story, Sanders attempts to provide a moral to the story and swears that the whole thing was true. He has a difficult time producing a moral however, because as the narrator had previously stated, “a true war story is never moral” (“How to Tell a True War Story”). Also, Sander later reveals to the narrator that he has had to make some things up while telling the story to get it right. Throughout the piece, the narrator continually interjects commentary introducing details about what he believes constitutes a true war story. One of the main things the narrator becomes conscious of during the story is that sometimes facts can contradict themselves; it is possible for someone to remember an event differently every time they look back on it. In the end however, the narrator admits that his previous story about Curt Lemon wasn’t true and that a “true war story is never about war” (ibid). “O’Brien’s work is more about the quest for truth, the use of the imagination in telling the truth, and the art of storytelling in creating the truth than it is about the Vietnam War” (Henningfield).
Jim also struggles with the nature of truth and feels that events can become more real in a story than in reality, as if by turning the memory into a story makes it more concrete and committed to one version. And in the process of telling the story all the men can come to an agreement of what happened and add to it. Sometimes things happen so fast in life that they don't really happen until you go over them in your mind and set down the facts and details, finalizing the version in your mind of what happened. And
We all celebrated our greatest achievement as a team winning the championship game and ending the season with only two loses. My play that I had just completed still shocked me, I never thought I would have got two outs against a great team in one play. The funny thing was that I did not even think what I was doing, so I do not know how I did it! Nevertheless, I
As we walked out of the McLeod Center, I learned that I experience history wherever I go. I can also say that any team can be beaten on any given day. Even if your record is bad you can still exceed expectation to win. Being with my dad and experiencing this moment is one of the best memories I will never forget this moment with
This story is showing what he had used to know had changed dramatically because of conflict and became a very unfamiliar environment to him.
As I am on my way to find my seat all I can think about is the overpowering food smell flowing from the concession stands. As I made my way down to the field, I no longer had that weight on my shoulders and felt as calm as a millpond. Yelling at players, just trying to get a ball is one thing, seeing that ball come toward your direction feels like a $100 bill just sitting beneath me. Catching that ball was one of the most memorable moments I have had while being at Wrigley Field. As the game is about ready to begin and all the fans rise to their feet and begin to cheer for the Cubs. The game got into the middle innings and the score was still tied at zero. In the bottom of the 6th the fan favorite Kris Bryant stepped up to the plate with runners on 2nd and 3rd. As he was introduced and stepped up to the batter’s box, every single fan rose from their seats. The pitcher had that feared look on his face and began his delivering toward home. The pitch was right down the middle of the plate and as the ball popped off the bat, the stadium sounded like a large group of lions roaring in a secluded area. Kris had just given the Cubs the lead and the stadium was rocking as it felt like a jungle. The Cubs went on to win the game 3-1 and I had one of the greatest experiences and most amazing days of my life that
Our society has many flaws. The main flaw that it has is we’re super reliant on technology. Artist, Steve Cutss, has many pieces that portray our society at it’s worse. The image on page 81, demonstrates a chain, from a phone, which seems the bosse to a mouse that is trapped . My interpurtation of the image is that we’re in control of our pets but our phones control us and we don’t mind. I’m amazed at how obvious the images’ message is but yet some people don’t see the wrong in it. It’s upsetting how smart we think we are that we’ve allowed our creations to control us.