One of my character in my book is Korinna is a thirteen old girl. she is a cheerful, life-loving, stubborn to honor her beloved Fatherland (a nickname for Germany). Germany she is an active member of the local Jungmadel, a Nazi youth group. Korianna is being taught to hate Jews, hate anyone that was "different", and to turn in information on anyone who was behaving as if they were not a "loyal" German. She believes that Hitler is helping the world by dealing with what he calls the "Jewish problem." When Korinna discovers that her parents are secretly hiding Jews in their house and helping them to escape the city, she is shocked. And her loyalties are put to an extreme test when a neighbor tips off the Gestapo. Korinna blames her parents for
In Robert Nye’s book, Unferth is portrayed as an antagonist, a character in a story that is an enemy to the protagonist, because he gets excited about Grendel’s massacres and tries to ruin Beowulf’s reputation and status by lying about him. According to Robert Nye’s book, Unferth says “Aloud, he praised King Hrothgar’s courage. Silently, he drank a toast to the demon Grendel.(pg.13)” This shows that Unferth celebrates Grendel and his killing. Unferth also says “You tried to drown your friend because he was a better swimmer than you!(pg30)”. This shows Unferth is supporting the demon Grendel instead of the hero Beowulf.
Jimmy knows too well the agonies of abandonment. First, when his mother, Cecilia, ran away with Richard to pursue a better lifestyle. Then, due to his father’s, Damacio Baca, alcoholisms and violent behavior; he also had to leave Jimmy behind. In spite of the drawbacks from abandonment to being a maximum security prisoner in Arizona State Prison, Jimmy preserver’s the darkness of prison by overcoming his illiteracy. However Cecilia and Damacio is not as fortunate as their child; Cecilia is shot by Richard after confronting him for a divorce and Damacio chokes to death after he is released from the detox center(Baca 263). Therefore the most significant event in this section of the memoir, A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca is the death of Jimmy’s parents.
Babamukuru’s children, Nyasha and Chido, were bred in England and therefore, have developed many Western values, resulting in the loss of their original roots. Tambu's mother thinks that Nyasha's eating disorder and subsequent mental breakdown are a result of her exposure to Western culture (Dangarembga, 1988), and she fears that the western culture will swallow her daughter, Tambu. Nyasha and Chido are unable speak Shona, and Tambu cannot speak English - nor does she approve of Nyasha's revealing clothing. When Tambu moves to the mission, she has a much easier time obeying Babamukuru than Nyasha, and is often appalled at Nyasha's insolence, these are the results of the environment both, Nyasha and Tambu, were bred in. However, recalling her
I disagree that in the first half of American Born Chinese, Wei-Chen was Jin Wang’s foil and in the second half, he was Jin Wang’s antagonist. I believe that Wei-Chen is the foil throughout the entire story. This is because Wei-Chen never purposely tries to make things more difficult for Jin, yet still reveals things about him. Wei-Chen is everything Jin is not. He embraces his cultural roots, while Jin tries to block them out entire. Wei-Chen represents “F.O.B.” Asian-Americans, which initially makes Jin not want to be seen with him or associated with him, as he is trying so hard to seem like a normal American. Later in the book, Jin turns into a jerk because Wei-Chen never betrays his trust and does everything in his power to help him. In
In John Shanely’s Doubt there are two sides the reader can take at the end of the play. The side of Sister Aloysius, claiming the Father Flynn was guilty, or the side of Father Flynn, claiming that he is innocent. For the majority of the play I leaned more towards the side of Father Flynn, however evidence that is brought up at the end of the play caused me to doubt Father Flynn’s innocence.
Does Vinny really mean it when he says Joe-Boy is his best friend In the story, “The ravine”? Vinny and Joe-Boy are 15 year old boys that were born in Hawaii. They are heading to the ravine to swim and jump off a 50 foot precipice.Vinny and Joe-Boy are best friends . Also Joe-Boy and Vinny are different that doesn’t mean they’re completely different, they are still similar in a few ways, they might be friends , but they are also very different and still alike.
“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.” ~ Barry Bonds. In this world bad situations occur frequently and it takes a good strong person to handle them in a mature way. Dealing with them this way not only shows that the person has self-control, but also makes them a good role model for people to look up to. In the book The Chosen, Chaim Potok uses Mr. Galanter to express his opinions of a good role model. Acting as a baseball coach and gym teacher, young boys look to him for guidance and motivation every day. Having this kind of position causes stress at times, and requires him to stay calm and level headed. Throughout this book, Mr. Galanter
In the story Into The Beautiful North, there is an array of colorful characters and the story seems to have strong tones of magical realism. While analyzing the characters, many of them fit into the fairytale profiles. In the story, there is a heroine and a damsel in distress. A hero’s purpose in a book is to save the damsel in distress, which in this story, is the town Tres Camarones. This story is a modern fairy tale because the characters fall into classic fairy tale archetypes, but have their own modern day twist.
Jonas, Lina, and Doon all posses the stereotypical traits of a hero. They are intelligent, courageous, and caring but they also have individual traits that led them to their success. These traits are solidified by their actions, words and thoughts throughout the story. Doon was serious and passionate, which came off as rude to some, but helped him and lina find their way out of Ember. He displays this trait in his frequent outbursts, such as his first on page thirteen, when he shouts to his class, “‘But Ember is not prospering’...’Everything is getting worse and worse.’”.Another trait of his is trust, as he never doubts for one second lina’s actions and words, but instead goes along with them. This is shown on page 112 , where Lina realizes
What makes a man worthy to be honorable? Is his greatness something earned through struggle or just a title that has been passed down? It is the man Sundiata is destined to have been, the greatest king, as he is portrayed in D.T Niane’s classic tale “Sundiata: an epic of old Mali. This classic tale shows the impact of courage, power, and motherly love on the life of the ancient africans kingdom's greatest king. D.T Niane’s shows the life of a man once being looked down upon, to now being known as one of the greatest in history.
In Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh is a hitman tasked with recovering drug money stolen by the main protagonist, Llewelyn Moss. Chigurh is completely ruthless and he allows nothing to interfere. Chigurh kills without thought or remorse but paradoxically follows “moral” principles that are based solely on chance. In the novel, Anton Chigurh is portrayed as sociopathic, arrogant, yet ironically trustworthy.