“”Here,” he said. “Give me your hand. We are brothers. You are my son. I pass to you my vision, even though I cannot pass to you my knowledge. There lies in the ground not far from here one who truly was my son. He could not bear the pain of knowing two truths. And so I give my vision to you who knows one one. Perhaps it will be easier to bear. Perhaps it will be easier to share.”” Throughout the book Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn, the author travels a long way from his home to visit the reservation of a Native American elder named Dan. Nerburn agrees to write a book for Dan that will attempt to convey some aspects of American Indian life and truth in contrast to false images displayed in pop culture. This passage contributes to the
Evolving social and cultural concerns are explored in Dennis Lehane’s “Running out of Dog” (“ROD”), which pits forward thinking against the restrictive prejudices of a town in the American south. Numerous characters attempt to comply with modern ideologies, but are ultimately held back by their traditionalist environment, leading to disastrous consequences. This particularly applies to the themes of violence, separation of classes, and perception of women within the text.
The Dogs is an eerie and unnatural psychological thriller with an elaborate storyline filled with many complex characters and a very confusing mysterious murder, written by Allan Stratton. This was the fourth time Cameron and his mother have moved to a different town in hopes of escaping Cameron’s abusive father. But is his father actually the cruel person his mother claims him to be? Could his mother just be paranoid? Even though all this happened Cameron can’t bear apart with the photo of when his family used to be together that he hides from his mom. As they moved into their isolated farmhouse they are greeted with a house that is totally out of condition,which also has sinister looking basement and a skeptical nailed up attic. The next
WW1 also known as “The Great War” was a brutal war that wreaked havoc upon europe. The conflict spanned from 1914 - 1918 and led to many military developments which have greatly impacted us today. During the war, technology had rapidly advanced, In 1914 it would was unbelievable to think that
Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison is told by a twenty-year-old anonymous narrator, who reminds us that the war is neither a glamorous nor glorious affair. It’s a graphic and poignant story of a young man sent to fight on the Western Front to fight against the German army. The experience of warfare in trenches takes on distinct animation as readers identify with the predicament of the youthful soldiers. It’s written in a blunt documentary style. With its raw and powerful prose, the insanity and destructive brutality of war is shown so realistically that reader start to question the meaning of truth, heroism, God and Devil.
“I sleep sound” (Glaspell 619). These are the words of a woman defending herself against a horrific crime. Sound: it is a word that strikes us as something that might keep us up at night. In the correct context, it obviously implies noise. People often say, “That is an annoying sound,” or, “that sound is deafening.” These are what we think of when we hear the word, sound. Susan Glaspell’s play, “Trifles,” covers a crime scene that includes one witness, Mr. Frank Hale, who quotes the only suspect in a case involving the murder of the accused’s husband. When used in the context referring to sleep, however, sound is a magical and refreshing descriptor, mostly considered to mean ‘like the dead.’ In a small town, not too far from Omaha in the
Be Careful What You Wish For In life, progressing ahead and following with society 's standards is something everyone tends to look up too. Wishing for events and things to occur is a constant worry in life as well. The downfall of this is that keeping high expectations can lead to even higher disappointments. Wanting and needing are too different aspects and many people have a hard time understanding this. This leads to difficult life situations and making hard decisions that could have been avoided in the very beginning. In both the novel Everybody has Everything by Katrina Onstad and the poem "The Wolves" by Paisley Rekdal, the two stories share a familiar idea in concept of appearance vs. reality and a mixture of rethinking identity. They use the comparison of appearance vs. reality to emphasize the actual significance of the main character as they experience intense feelings and emotion throughout the book/poem. As many people have said that everything in life is not as simple as it seems and the things that occur might not at all be what is it cut out to be. Different situations can change people for the better or the worse in many ways such as building them up or tearing them down as a person, taking an emotional toll on them. This alters their perspectives and is proved in these publications by characterization, tone and mood.
“Get ready men!” shouted the commander. Next to Ed, a man named John loaded his rifle. “You ready Ed?” he whispered. Ed nodded. The silence through the trench was It seemed like ages before he was free. He ran back towards the British line, expecting at any moment to feel a bullet rip through him. Then, out of the blue, a single shot rumbled across the dormant battlefield. Ed spun around just in time to see the German commander’s pistol smoking. The machine gunner who had spared his life was slumped over, motionless.
Night is a story that reveals some of the worst of the human race. It is a re-telling of a young Jewish boy, Ellie Wiesel, coming of age in the midst of the Holocaust. The book is quite short and very clearly written, but it is still a very hard book to read. The young boy who is also the author of the book makes us, the readers, accompany him through many in-human and near-death experiences. These are written in such detail that anybody taking the time to read the book will be left with an in-depth knowledge of what we as humans are unfortunately capable of and a desire to contribute in any way possible preventing this part of our history to ever repeat itself. This, I believe, is the authors goal, to teach us, make us aware through his own experience, and hence give us a reason to hopefully prevent it in the future.
Wounds of War In All Quiet on the Western Front Paul witness all the horrors of war. He sees death crawling towards the wounded soldiers in the wood, hospital, and on the front. When a soldier was wounded it killed them, they lost a limb or they got sent back to
Catch-22 by Joseph Keller is a story set during the second half of World War II, revealing the lives of soldiers, the dilemmas of war and the paradoxes made to keep men in war by country leaders. The main character, John Yossarian is a US Air Force bombardier who has a strong desire to stay out of war, but unfortunately is unable to because of the standards set by the government, increasing the number of missions a soldier had to fly before he could leave. His squadron is stationed on the island of Pianosa, near the Mediterranean Sea. The main paradox was that if a man proved his insanity, he would have to fly his missions in order to prove his insanity, yet if he were sane, he would still stay in war and fly. Either way, all soldiers, sane or not, had to stay.
Mr. Frank shows courage, compassion, and sacrifice. This book shares the story of a young girl and her family hiding during world war 2. She goes into hiding in a small annex for two years with another family and two other men. This book shares the story from Anne’s point of view. it’s a great book to read and tells you how they survived for 2 years.
“The English are fools!” Sprawled upon a sign hoisted above the German trenches. A hiss escaped behind me, ready to order gas masks I was surprised to find one of the senior commanders quietly laughing to himself. “ Is something funny sir?” I queried as he struggled to control himself. Regaining composure, he turned my shoulders to face the German trenches speaking to me quietly, “James, look out…. can’t you see the death and destruction? In this hopeless mess they try to provoke us with silly signs.” Leaving me with those words to ponder my senior officer disappeared further into the trench. Silly sign it may be, I ordered it shot down. Rifle shots made quick work of it, but not before one of the more junior members became over eager and exposed himself.
The story “Where Have You Been, Charming Billy?” by Tim O’Brien is a story of the anticipation of undertaking something new. Going through his first time at war was an unfamiliar and frightening experience for Paul Berlin. He is always worried about his own fate in the war. His lack of courageous actions and multiple distracted thoughts make him seem as if he is weak, therefore, others look down on him. Evidently, Paul Berlin is not prepared mentally for the war he is fighting in, partially being that he is homesick.
This essay is about a story or poem called death of the ball turret gunner. I really like the story or poem whatever you would like to call it.It explains how everything was back in World War II with the bombers and how they had people on the bottom of the plane because Jets were coming up from the bottom. And here are three messages from the ball turret gunner.