Adversities are a natural part of an individual’s journey through life, but what is it that empowers us to persist through such hardship despite feelings we have reached the end of our capacities? Perseverance. Perseverance is the foundation that enables individuals to push through challenging situations. Both the novel, Walking Home by Eric Walters and the novel The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis are two works of literature that prove how perseverance is the key foundation for individuals to pass barriers set in their way. Muchoki and Parvana are characters who both persevere through family trauma that hits their household, they are able to preserve getting over the discriminatory mental barriers within their damaged countries and additionally are able to persevere through the physical agony faced upon them in their journey.
Future society is an extremely unpredictable subject, because people all have different views on life. Charles G. Waugh author of the short story, “Long Way Home” tells a story about a caring father losing his son, due to the world's advanced technology. On the other hand in the short story, “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradley, individuals are completely addicted to technology, allowing technology to over rule the world and take over people's minds. Although both stories show a possible outcome of the future, the more realistic future will most likely be “The Pedestrian”.
They came from eighteen states and five foreign countries; twenty-six were born in Europe. Their occupations included merchant, surveyor, painter, farmer, shopkeeper, plasterer, glazer, jockey, and teamster. At least six were physicians, and six were lawyers. The average age was twenty-nine… A diverse lot, but not one of them was a professional soldier. To a man, they shared the will to fight and die for what they believed was right.
Many factors led these nine men to sign up for the Marines in 1966. Though small towns often exemplified the social and racial division between classes, like that of Morenci where Native Americans still lived on reservations, and the Mexican American people were viewed as, “lazy, shiftless, and untrustworthy.” (Longley, 21) Leroy, Clive, and Robert, who are Mexican Americans, wanted to join the war because they all had cousins, uncles, and fathers that served in WWII, and this led their ancestors to have more respect in the community, “The value of
The book is written by, Slotkin, Richard. Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality. New York, N.Y: Henry Holt and Company, 2005. Print. During the Great War, American Nationality and a nation struggling with inequalities came to the forefront. Slotkin concentrates his writings on the heroic African American troops of the 369th Infantry and the legendary 77th “lost battalion” composed of New York City immigrants. These brave men fought in a foreign war they didn’t even believe in; what they were really fighting for was the right to be treated equal
Not every man who 's fought in a war planned on doing so. In fact, not all of them even want to. It 's rare to find enough people voluntarily willing to lay down their lives for their country, so more often than not militaries used what we would call “citizen soldiers.” Citizen soldiers are exactly what they sound like, regular citizens taken from society and turned into people capable of serving in the military. Although it may seem obvious when plainly written out, citizen soldiers had vastly different experiences compared to career soldiers, and Stephen Ambrose attempted to pin down that specific experience in his book Citizen Soldier. Ambrose uses oral interviews from World War II veterans and other materials to explain the experiences of the common American soldier who served in WWII between D-Day and the eventual surrender of the German forces. However, when examining his book, it 's important to ask how successful Ambrose was in painting an accurate picture of this kind of soldier 's life during his service. Is the information he uses specific to the men who served in Europe, or can it also be linked back to the soldiers in the Pacific? This paper will evaluate his work by comparing it to oral interviews from WWII veterans both from the same areas that Ambrose 's veterans serve in and in locations not included in his work.
"With No Direction home" by Marni Finkelstein is an ethnography that was conducted for a period of two summers in the east village of New York City. The group that was targeted was homeless youth. The author's goals in this research is to find out how these kids end up in the streets and what they go through once they are there. Marnie Finkelstein interviewed 50 subjects to get a deeper understanding of how these kids see the world once they are on the street. She wants to shed some light on the lifestyle, experiences, goals, backgrounds and more on this largely understudied population. She also approaches the street kids with cultural relativism, putting aside her own thoughts and beliefs to get a better understanding of their culture and way of life.
The book Long Walk to the Water by the author Linda Sue park was about an 11 year African boy whom lives in South Sudan. During school he hears gunshots and flees into the brush. He than meets up with a bunch of other people who ran away and meet up with his village. Salva and the others rest in a barn but when he wakes up they had left. He stays with the barns owner and than leaves when other of his tribesman arrive. He learns from a friend that they are going to Ethiopia. Salva meets his uncle and his friend was eaten by a lion. They build a boat and travel across the Nile river and than go through the Akobo desert. After they cross they meet soldiers that shot Salva's uncle. Salva arrives in the Refugee camp.
Emigrants come into America to find a permanent difference in their life. In “Scene on the steerage Deck” by Frank Leslie was an art that showed that the statue of liberty was a sign of freedom. To be an American means to emigrate her while poor for a chance for a better life. These poor emigrants looked forward to coming to america hoping for work. In the caption
In this essay, I will discuss how Tim O’Brien’s works “The Things They Carried” and “If I Die in a Combat Zone” reveal the individual human stories that are lost in war. In “The Things They Carried” O’Brien reveals the war stories of Alpha Company and shows how human each soldier is. In “If I Die in a Combat Zone” O’Brien tells his story with clarity, little of the dreamlike quality of “Things They Carried” is in this earlier work, which uses more blunt language that doesn’t hold back. In “If I Die” O’Brien reveals his own personal journey through war and what he experienced. O’Brien’s works prove a point that men, humans fight wars, not ideas. Phil Klay’s novel “Redeployment” is another novel that attempts to humanize soldiers in war. “Redeployment” is an anthology series, each chapter attempts to let us in the head of a new character – set in Afghanistan or in the United States – that is struggling with the current troubles of war. With the help of Phil Klay’s novel I will show how O’Brien’s works illustrate and highlight each story that make a war.
Ferric couldn’t remember the walk home from school. Perhaps because his mind was too busy planning or maybe, it was the urgency he felt in collecting every smooth, flat stone along the hillside. But before he knew it, he was in front of the hut with an assortment of rocks knocking around in the apron of his shirt. He couldn’t go in and let his mother see that he intended to stockpile the slingshot pellets, so he found a stick and dug a small trench along the outside wall and buried his prize.
The Amazing Journey Daniel swallows some gum. He shows Tippy and Kitty the pack of gum with the warning DO NOT SWALLOW. Kitty has the idea for Daniel to tell Papa he swallowed gum. Using an X-ray Papa can see the gum in Daniel's tummy. Papa's laboratory has a shrinking machine that allows the gang to take a ride through Daniel's body and retrieve the swallowed gum.
The Longest Ride is about love and passion. It starts with Sophia a senior girl in college and was dragged to attend a bull riding event that is held up in North Carolina. One guy captures her eyes and after the bull riding event, they went into a bar where she met Luke, the guy who captured Sophia’s eyes and a mysterious cowboy who has been injured a lot of times and keeps on riding because it’s his passion. Afterwards they fell in love and Sophia wants to stop Luke from riding because she is scared that his love one might die because of the injuries he had.
“If any one wishes to be impressed with the soul-killing effects of slavery, let him go to Colonel Lloyd's plantation, and, on allowance-day, place himself in the deep pine woods, and there let him, in silence, analyze the sounds that shall pass through the chambers of his soul,--and if he is not thus impressed, it will only be because there is no flesh in his obdurate heart." Fredrick Douglass (Douglass 11).