The theme of “Blood on the River” by Elisa Carbone is that working together is an important skill for life. One event that shows this theme is when Captain Smith and Samuel watched a Swordfish and a Thresher shark kill a whale. This shows the theme because when you work together with someone you can accomplish anything you both set your minds to. On page 37 Captain Smith states, “You might have been born the biggest fish in the sea, but the skill and perseverance of those lower born can take you down and destroy you.” Another place in the story that supports the theme is when Captain Smith punished Samuel and made him stand on one foot to teach him a lesson because he didn't work together with the other boys. In this scene, the theme is
The story of Enrique's Journey is about a young man struggling to find his mom in America, all the while desperately trying to cross multiple borders to reach the U.S. The theme of Enrique’s Journey is about poverty and how if affects the people around it. Sonia Nazario’s message about poverty is that it’s extremely rampant in central america and that it affects everyone around it. The theme of poverty is constantly shown throughout the book; the significance of it is that poverty greatly affects every aspect of life. I came to this conclusion based on the fact that she very descriptively describes life in Central America and how she uses this to allude to the many problems that Enrique must overcome.
Ernesto just moved to America from Mexico and does not know how to speak any English. So Ernesto's now has a mission and that mission was to learn how to speak English. He went through some hardships sometimes like being afraid of Mrs. Ryan at
London’s novella Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck’s transformation from a domesticated pet on a vast Santa Clara Valley estate to the primal beast he becomes in the bitter regions of the Klondike wilderness. London delivers Buck’s journey in several key plot events and uses various settings and narration styles to tell the story in a way that allows a reader to easily become invested in Buck’s character and well-being from the viewpoint of a loyal and lovable pet, as well as, that of a creature returning to its primal roots and ancestry. Settings in Call of the Wild consist of generally harsh and vicious locations, situations previously unknown to Buck, and various hostile persons and dogs. As well as a variety of settings, London
The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy, is about a father and son walking alone along Burned America. They face critical weather conditions as well as many monstrous people along their journey to the coast. All they have is each other and a pistol for defense. The story may seem all dark and difficult, however, there is a beautiful love story between the father and the boy; a love that never fails, never gives up, and never dies throughout the story. Since people have a need for connection, they find love which gives them a reason to live and helps them to feel appreciated. The man in the beginning of the novel, has a devotion to the boy. “He knew that the child was his warrant.” (page 5) which is in reference to the child provides him with a reason to live. Throughout the rest of the novel this bears out. The man puts the boys needs before his own, everything he seems to do is out of consideration of the boy. Furthermore, the man continues to protect the boy. “The man had already dropped to the ground and he swung with him and leveled the pistol and fired from a two-handed position balanced on both knees at a distance of six feet. In the middle of the story, the man keeps putting the boy first. The man also seems burdened by the loss of his wife, which makes him care for the boy even more because he knows how hard it is to lose a loved one, he wouldn’t dare lose another.
I think one of the main themes of Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson is injustice. Ruth and her sister experience tons of unjust situations. Isabel is forced to grow up fast and be a mother to Ruth in order to fulfill her promise to her mother. Since she had to take care of her sister right after her mother's death, she was left with no time to grieve the loss of yet another parent. She did this because she was to be a strong example for Ruth. Throughout the book you could really see Isabel grow as a person as she overcame challnges.
Imagine being trapped in a community and everyone is the exact same. Imagine feeling not special in anyway. Everybody wears the same clothes, rides the same bike, the weather is always sunny behind clouds, and there is no color. Well Jonas had to live in the society for many years until his world was turned upside down. In The Giver, the Giver is the receiver of memory for the community. The receiver of memory is in charge of the memories of the past that the community doesn’t know about. The ceremony of 12 is when the people of 12 is given there jobs picked out by the elders. The elders are the main committee of the community, they make the decisions. Jonas was then given the one of the highest job of the community, Reciever of memory. The job was rare and only chosen once the old receiver is about ready to pass. The receiver of memory passes the memories of the past that he got from the previous receiver of memory. The Giver is the receiver of memory he gave Jonas memories he never knew about. He transferred them by putting his hand on Jonas’s back and transferring them. When his memory was gone and in the new receiver the memory would vanish from his memory and transfer into the new receiver's memory. Until the new receiver passes the memories on. In The Giver, By Lois Lowry, The theme of, sameness means everything being the same and nothing being different is supported by these symbols: No Color, Bikes, and the weather.
In previous time when majority of citizen actually heard an Outlaw motorcycle gang riding through their town all they felt was fear because they knew what the motorcycle gang actually meant. All they could see in there eyes was desaster, drug trades, and violence. On the other hand there is a small sum of minorities that actually believe that the outlaw motorcycle gang is not what we thought they are to be. Yes, maybe they do start fights or they do trade drug but a few see pass that and noticed that they a real everyday people that just carry honor and brotherhood. One of those people who saw pass the fights and drugs, but saw the honor and brotherhood was a women name Adele Kubein. She was actually in an outlaw motorcycle gang, specifically
In the book Devil in the White City Larson’s use of themes greatly impacted the flow and message of the book. Themes such as evil, existing anywhere and everywhere in the world with those committing these acts of evil usually hiding behind a facade of goodwill and well meaning intentions. Another theme that was a key concept in the book, was that of delusions and the consequences of them. As the book progressed, the characters that represent the themes delved deeper into the depths of what these themes really represented until their whole essence is what they represented. The themes that Lason used are independent to one another but in their extremes they morph into a similar if not just one an over arching theme. This is the same for
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs) is a contemporary issue that engulfs Australian society. What makes prosecution of such gangs so complex is the strong foothold that gangs have in organised crime and the façade that is worn in order to evade the eyes of the law. Various responses have been implemented in order to cease all violence and more importantly disenfranchise organised crime and prosecute those within the illegal syndicates. Legal responses put into act are: task forces and intelligence and lastly, targeting the organisation and membership. The non-legal responses on the other hand are, the media and the formation of political parties.
High Noon, which is an old western type of movie, is about a sheriff named Will Kane that has to fight to save his town. "The Most Dangerous Game", which is a short story about a man named Rainsford who has to fight for his survival. High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Game" have similar main characters and similar story patterns, but have a different overall theme.
Societal norms show the worlds various good and bad ideologies. In the story, Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl a woman named Mary kills her husband with a leg of lamb. Then, she calls the cops and tells them that her husband is dead. After that, she feeds the murder weapon to the cops on the scene. The portrayal of women as the bad cop, the preconceived notion of a female's role in society, and implied dependence on men are all themes in Lamb to the Slaughter. In using the wife as the murderer, Roald Dahl shows the human desire to exact revenge.
The high-action war drama, Hacksaw Ridge, shared the story of the fierce battles between the Japanese and United States during the second World War. The film followed the journey of Desmond Doss - an American pacifist combat medic who refused to carry a gun. His philosophy originated from the Seventh-Day Adventist Christian religion with some sects stressing nonviolence. The movie perfectly captured the reality of a pacifist during the war with many of his fellow soldiers disbelieving in his ways and even hurting him to force his retirement. However, the strong walled Doss did not let his fellow peer’s actions deter his involvement in the war, and later his group, the 77th Infantry Division, was deployed to Okinawa. During the battle of Okinawa,
V for Vendetta sets the Gunpowder Plot as V's historical inspiration, contributing to his choice of timing, language and appearance For example, the names Rookwood, Percy and Keyes are used in the film, which are also the names of three of the Gunpowder conspirators. The film creates parallels to Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, by drawing direct comparisons between V and Edmond Dantès. (In both stories, the hero escapes an unjust and traumatic imprisonment and spends decades preparing to take vengeance on his oppressors under a new persona.) The film is also explicit in portraying V as the embodiment of an idea rather than an individual through V's dialogue and by depicting him without