The metaphor of ‘desk trenches’ clearly expresses the children’s imagination. The grenade is referred to as a ‘small war’ which further implies the careless behaviour of the children who are treating the grenade as a toy even though it is a device designed for destruction. The historical context of war and his students’ response to it have inspired the themes of this poem. Aspects of nature have also
The boys got hooked onto this propaganda and registered for WWI. This lead to deaths, trauma, and fear of the boys.The boys grow to hate war and what its all about. Kantorek is eventually drafted into war himself, and begins to despise his own teachings of what war was, after experiencing the trenches.
They include having many failures, not having any close friends, and the loss of his younger brother Allie. Since his many failures at school, Holden has been in a downward spiral that will eventually lead to his mental break down. Not being able to talk to any close friends makes Holden’s depression much worse. Holden thinks that he should be dead instead of his brother Allie which does not help with his depression. If Holden’s parents had let him go to a school near his apartment he might have been able to establish a few long term relationships.
The mother became an alcoholic; an abusive alcoholic. First, she would just send the boys to look for items that the family didn’t even have, and punish them when they said they couldn’t find it. Then she singled David out, saying he was the “bad boy” and told the other boys that she was glad they weren’t like him. After awhile, she made up ridiculous chores for David to do before
At this point this becomes crucial, because the Nazi oppression in the concentration camps makes it harder for any relationship. It is shocking to Elie on many occasions, the cruelty sons show their fathers in many of the barracks. He says of this particular boy, “I saw one of thirteen beating his father because the latter had not made his bed properly. The old man was crying softly while the boy shouted, “If you don’t stop crying I shan’t bring you any more bread. Do you understand?” This event serves a warning to Elie not to lose his sense of compassion towards his father so that they can remain close and continue supporting each other because without each other neither of them will survive.
In Night Elie Wiesel and his father are in a concentration camp. His father falls very weak and ill, and it is getting harder to care for him. Elie must make a choice what is worth more- his life or his fathers. Therefore, both main characters have had to make tough choices which leaves both of them with feelings of guilt and
He hates that he became like his father, an alcoholic, he wants to stop and be better for his family and instead of following in his father’s footsteps he wants to be better and make his own. I studied him while interacting with his family and his wife seems distant from him and kind of scared to anger him. His children are also scared of him and his ten year old son seems to be angry with him and has barely any respect for him. His two year old daughter, though still a baby, seems scared of him too. He tries to talk to them normally but fails because of his past
When George makes this decision Lennie’s suffering comes to an end, where as it continued on for George, having to live with the guilt of killing his best friend and losing the closet thing that he had to family as well as all the hopes and dreams he had for the future. In the book there are other characters that are bearing their own problems. There is Curley’s wife who is not even given the dignity of having her own name used; instead she is just referred to as a ‘Hussy’, ‘Jezebel’, ‘Bitch’ and ‘Tart’ throughout the entire book and tragically it is her kind actions towards Lennie that lead to her undeserved death. Candy, like his dog, is old and perceived of as having little value. The cruel decision to kill his dog is symbolic of the future that awaits him before he is included in George and Lennie’s dream of buying the farm.
People are tempted and forced to do things that they could never imagine or believe themselves doing. Believe it or not, it can change your overall demeanor and personality. In order to relieve stress, people will do crazy things such as disobeying the law, drugs, or killing one another, adults especially. We would not want death to be a solution in any situation. In conclusion, In the novel “A Long way Gone, memoirs of a boy soldier” by Ishmael Beah, told a story about how adults broke down a dramatical time of crisis which commonly related to the way the children represented themselves and their overall social aspect which lied within their hands.
These poor parents are wondering why on earth would someone want to shoot defenseless children? My life has changed till that day, I feel so bad for the families behind all these children and adults. If I were put in the same situation where I sent my child off to school, and later realized that I will never be picking them up, I would be heartbroken. The teachers are heroes for risking their lives to help save as many children as possible. This is one of the main reasons why I believe that in the 2nd amendment “the right to bear arms” needs to hold back on the right to have weapons because of all the crazy people we have in this world.