Thomas runs away from the Mission School and returns to his mountain home. When he arrives he expects to find his brother the bear and the rest of his animal family, but instead he finds a “charred circle” (70) where his lodge used to be. Tom then “…stood among the ashes and whispered the sorrow chant…For small griefs you shout, but for the big griefs you whisper or say nothing. The big griefs must be borne alone, inside” (70.) He knows that it was Blue Elk who did it because there is not one item of worth left behind, not even the knife Tom’s mother gave him.
He was so stubborn, he didn’t want to except any offers from anyone. Allie Fox and his family in “The Mosquito Coast” left the world because Allie had a vision of his own that the United States will come to an end. Allie himself was also stubborn, he said “Ice is Civilization”. Allie had told his family that because he compared the ice to the world and he himself knew that world has changed, so he created new civilization with his family. They both escaped the world for the fact of civilization.
Again it shows the confusion of the war that has taken away Billy’s sense and strip away who Billy is. Throughout the novel Vonnecut tries condemn war by showing the absurdity and stupidity though black humor. But at same time he knows it won’t do too much as he said that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as
“When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.”(Jarrel) This shows the dark side of war which Leper understands is the truth. When he first enlisted in the army he thought war could be fun, clean, and innocent when he film with the American cross country skiing. After joining the army he soon realized that fun does not exist in war and it can make you mad which happened to him by getting a section 8 disband for being crazy. When Leper probably grasp all of the things he would have to do mentally he realized that he could not do it and for that it made him crazy. “Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life” (Jarrel) When going to war a soldier must feel that he or she is six miles from earth and one a distant planet and that right there would make anyone go crazy being pulled out of their everyday life and being pushed in this hell hole called war would be enough for anyone to go crazy and eventually lose their hopes and
In All Quiet on the Western Front the protagonist is Paul Baumer because we experience the story from his point of view and thus we sympathize with him. Paul’s situation is troubling because his life and the lives of other soldiers his age “have become a wasteland” (20). War has changed them and the world so much that they don’t really know what they are going to do once the war finishes. They don’t know any trades; all they know is war. The value of their lives was also changed by war.
Abigail is supported by her uncle Reverend Parris who further instructs Susanna to ‘Go directly home and speak nothing of unnatural causes.’ The use of imperatives ‘go’ suggests a tone of urgency and insecurity. Miller presents Reverend Parris as one of the people in Salem who sees sense as he denies the presence of ‘unnatural things’ however the reader later realizes that he says this because he wants to save his reputation. The reader is told that Reverend Parris has ‘enemies’ and they will ‘ruin’ him if they were to find that his daughter ‘trafficked with spirits in the forest’. This suggests that as a community they are not at peace, they have enemies that can ruin them forever. Millers use of stage direction demonstrates Parris’s anxiety ’his eyes going wide’ As a minister of the church he should not be feeling anxious however in the community where he lives he has to be anxious as news spreads fast and accusations start and then there is the beginning of a witch
The first rhetorical device O’Brien employs is imagery. He vividly explains how he believes his courage could be built up in a “reservoir” of courage. Although, when he receives his draft, instead of feeling courageous he feels “the blood go thick” behind his eyes because he cannot believe he is being drafted for war. O’Brien describes the “silent howl” in his head, which allows one to imagine the dread of being drafted to war. O’Brien believes that he is “too good, too smart, too compassionate, too everything” and should not be drafted to the war, especially the “wrong war.” The rage in his stomach “burned down to a smoldering self-pity.” O’Brien’s imagery allows the reader to enter the mind of someone who has just received a draft notice and imagine the thoughts that would be going through their head.
Later, however, the author uses the same description for his creator Victor as he soon becomes “so miserable a wretch”, demonstrating how they ultimately face the same fate. One may also recognise that both Frankenstein and the creature seem to share a strong need for the support and love of a family. Even though Victor often acts quite egoistical, he sincerely loves his family. Without them, he feels life is pointless, which is evident when he contemplates suicide, “I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake”, but he decides against it as it would cause too much pain for his loved ones, “But I was restrained, when I thought of the heroic and suffering Elizabeth”. There are also parallels and opposites in terms of the experiences
In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury emphasizes a world in which books are of little importance and forbidden. Firemen like Montag, burn books without knowing the reasoning behind it. In Bradbury's novel, education's emphasis on technology leads to a culture where people understand how things are done but never bother to wonder why things are done. Such an education discourages people from developing their creative abilities, and as the narrative points out several times, those who cannot build destroy. The result is a society where fanatical, destructive behavior, such as the firemen's book-burning, flourishes.
Cross is most angered with Kiowa’s death because he was a good person and that it was him to blame for picking a bad spot to set up camp. Jimmy Cross does not care about the war and has no desire of being a team leader. He has no ambition of being in the war, he just wants to get through it and receive his credits. He is too paranoid about Martha to be fighting in a war. He is always thinking about if she has boyfriends or if she is still a virgin.