A time of decency and aspiration soon appeared as a time of brutality and outrage. The 1960s were a period of social revolution and turmoil. Through changes in politics, equality and war, many Americans acted as a catalyst for change. John F. Kennedy took office as the first Catholic President of the United States who radiated a symbol of hope. While Martin Luther King Jr. preached notions of change during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The racial divide of blacks and whites were heightened in society. Protests appeared to demand equal rights for women and to end the war in Vietnam. In Rosemary L. Bray’s memoir, Unafraid of the Dark, Bray openly reflected on the life she had growing up in a low class family in Chicago. Bray describes the hardships
Ready Player One hits some of the same situations as in the holocaust or for the book that we read “Night” like taking people spread out over a good area and combining them into a small dense area. They both also touch on the topic of how when someone is killed or something is blown up now one raises an eyebrow or if they do no one does anything about it.
The Light in the Forest book was about an Indian boy, True Son being forced to return to his white parents that lived in Pennsylvania. True Son went back to his white parents and his younger brother, after being an Indian for eleven years in Ohio. With him was a white soldier, Del Hardy that spoke the Delaware language. Myra Butler, Harry Butler, and Gordie Butler were excited for his return. When he arrived home, his Aunt Kate disliked True Son and his customs. His Uncle Wilse made fun of his language and his people. Uncle Wilse hated True Son what he was, an Indian and slapped True Son. True Son got into a lot of conflicts with other whites because of his Indian mindset.
In the Robert Frost poem ‘’The Road Not Taken’’ there is a pervasive and in many ways intrinsic sense of journey throughout. In such, the poem explores an aspect associated with human decision, or indecision, relative to the oxymoron, that choices with the least the difference should bear the most indifference, but realistically, carry the most difficulty. This is conveyed through the use of several pivotal techniques. Where the first such instance is the use of an extended metaphor, where the poem as a whole becomes a literary embodiment of something more, the journey of life. The second technique used is the writing style of first person. Where in using this, the reader can depict a clear train of thought from the walker and understand
We are called to appreciate the darkness; author Howard Thurman talks about this in his book called The Luminous Darkness. As humans, when we hear the word darkness, we try to run as fast as we can, avoiding it in any way possible. But for some people, running as fast as they can will never be fast enough. Thurman writes about segregation from his point of view as an African American, but with a twist of hope.
The quotation I am writing this essay on is "character is what you are in the dark" -Dwight Lyman Moody. My position on this is that, I agree with this quotation. I think that this quotation is a good one. Character, isn't who you are when everyone is watching, but who you are when nobody is watching.
Night Death, Sadness, and destruction fell upon Elie Wiesel a fifteen year old boy who was taken from his home in Transylvania and brought to a concentration camp where he would lose his mother youngest sister and father. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie, was affected by the events in the book because Elie lost his faith, wanted to end his life, and being in Auschwitz took a toll on his emotions. When Elie first arrives at the concentration camp the reader can see an immediate shift in how Elie feels and his faith. On the day of the Jewish new year, Elie says “Glory be to God” then says "Why should I bless his name?
Night by Elie Wiesel was published in 1955 and narrates the author’s personal experiences during the Holocaust. Young Elie Wiesel recounts his struggles as he was forced into various concentration camps through his writing. The events that are written in Wiesel’s Night exemplify the brutality evident during the 1940’s Nazi Era. Eliezar Wiesel was born on on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Transylvania, now Romania. He attended a nearby yeshiva, a Jewish institution that studies traditional religious texts, until he was fifteen years old.
The book, Night, is a memoir written by Elie Wiesel, which tells a story of Elie and his terrifying experience during the Holocaust. Elie was a 15-year-old Jewish teenager when he and his family got deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. First, when he arrives at the camp, he gets separated from his mother and sisters. Moreover, his only hope becomes to stay with his old father and be with him as they transfer from one camp to the next. There he perceives the destruction of humanity and also faces extreme cruelty. Elie talks about the death of his family members and therefore how he changes as an individual. Throughout various experiences and in extreme situations, humans can persevere. People survive when they have a desire to live and someone along their journey. They do not lose hope in life and keep their faith. Most importantly, they show courage and do not relinquish in difficult situations. Humans can endure extreme suffering by having companionship, remaining faithful in life, and being valiant in the situation.
“Introduction to Poetry” and “Traveling Through the Dark,” are poems written by Billy Collins and William Stafford. The poem’s, “Introduction to Poetry”, main conflict is a teacher who tries to get his students to read and appreciate a poem, but what all the students only care about is figuring out what it means. The conflict is highlighted through the many uses of metaphors to help us understand how he wants the students to look and decipher a poem and how they only focus on finding the meaning instead of taking their time to listen and see the art of poetry. William Stafford’s poem, “Traveling Through the Dark,” describes a driver’s dilemma of deciding whether to throw a dead pregnant deer into the river, or leave it laying on the road where it can cause an accident. In both poems, the use of literary devices such as metaphors, personification, imagery, and diction are effective in making and building up the conflict and reaching the resolution.
A fresh start is willing to try something again or execute it for the first time; it might be in behalf of having failed on our previous intent, or as a result of determination in look for a change.
In William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark", there are conflicting themes between birth and death, man and
“In a Dark time” by Theodore Roethke gives a retrospect into the inner turmoil’s of finding oneself through a haze of doubts in till reaching a moment of clarity. Each section of the poem describes a different emotion, or inner thought that spirals from fear of death, to emotions of desire. The use of imagery between nature and uncertainties of the narrator give a glimpse into Roethke’s own mind during the time he wrote this poem. Without hundreds of pages Roethke created a poem that connects readers to their own self-doubts and struggles of finding ones way again.
In “Traveling through the Dark,” William Stafford uses the speaker and framing of the poem to contribute to the theme that when confronted with troubles, it is better to deal with them than let them ruin someone else. “Traveling through the Dark” is a narrative about one individual. This poem is a monologue because there is one speaker. The speaker uses an internal voice that is calm and informal to create an unfiltered admission of that night. Being written in past tense, the speaker seems to be reflecting on his actions.
Women are often perceived as mother figures who stand by their husbands no matter what type of situation they encounter. They are expected to give a perfect image to society and do not get the greater say. Eugene O 'Neill’s play, A Long Day’s Journey into the Night (1940), gives the reader a representation of a woman who is still influenced by these standard societal expectations. The character, Mary Tyrone, depends greatly of her husband and will not leave him even if she wanted to. In The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin, the reader is introduced to Edna Pontellier who is the complete opposite. She exposes the dissatisfaction that women feel and decides to act upon it. These two characters feel that they do not belong in the lifestyle they are given. They struggle with their identity due to their husbands’ lack of affection. As a result, marriage becomes a barrier to their happiness and individual fulfillment. The sense of displacement, marital dissatisfaction, and loss and gain of identity pushes both Mary and Edna to take major decisions in order to deal with their pain and desires.