Certainly he was in better shape than Harold Nye, who, though full of flu and fever, kept reporting for duty. Among them, the four tired men had ‘checked out’ some seven hundred tips and rumors.” (149) After Dick and Perry are executed the agents experience a rather anticlimactic release. “Dewey had imagined that with the deaths of Smith and Hickock, he would experience a sense of climax, release, of a design justly completed. Instead, he discovered himself recalling an incident of almost a year ago...” (341) They expected the execution to be satisfying, but all it left was an empty feeling that left them sympathetic and sentimental. With this revelation Capote makes a point that is very hard to accept; working hard may lead to success, but is it really worth the troubles that one goes through before and after the task is finished?
For example, “Old Colonel Matterson thinks he’s still in World War I, Billy Bibbit suffered a breakdown in ROTC training when he couldn’t answer the drill officer’s command without stuttering, and McMurphy, who received a dishonorable discharge in the Korean War for insubordination” (American Dreams). In conclusion Kesey was well influenced during his time writing the novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. During the 1960’s the world was well impacted by drug usage and challenging authority to find peace, harmony and liberation. Over all according to the novel Ken used McMurphy to represent someone who wants to bring peace harmony and liberation to
Generals Die in Bed Charles Yale Harrison’s war novel, Generals Die in Bed, uses a very discrete kind of writing that assists the reader in understanding the sad, miserable and degrading reality of what life in the trenches was actually like. To the general public, troops in the trenches were perceived as heroic and glorious, however Harrison manages to sway the readers opinion by using deliberate writing techniques to help them see the truth. His short, powerful, but brief sentences about emotion, the repetition of certain events, the limited backstory on the characters and the songs he has the characters sing are all methods with which he is able to get the reader to see what life in the trenches was really like. The trenches were always filled with emotion, most of which was fear and sadness. Harrison showed that the emotions within the trenches could change in an instant.
2.Keller starts to open up about his life and how is Jewish wife and son were killed by the Nazi's when Herr Keller used to play for Adlof Hitler personally and thought that his family would be safe because of it. 3. Pauls parents discover that Keller was taught by the famous pianist 4. Paul meets Megan and starts having normal teenage boy desires. He ends up getting punched up because of these desires.
The narrator’s delivery from start to finish keeps the reader off balance, thus adding to the frightening style and evolution of the story. By using numerous exclamation punctuation and Gilman gives the narrator an optimistic tone. To compliment this, the narrator also comments on her husband’s love for her and how smart he is. This all conflicts with the reality of which she is describing, where she has severe depression and disagrees with her husbands method of treatment. The upbeat narration gives the reader an initial sense of optimism yet as the story progresses and
In the hilarious essay "Shitty First Drafts," Anne Lamott defeats the myth of the beautiful first draft by explaining the sheer ugliness of the first draft. From the start, it is clear she is mindful of a prominently youthful, student-based audience. Lamott mixes her humor throughout the paper in little bits and pieces, which seemed to help convince the reader that everyone writes shitty first drafts. She writes it in a very informal tone, which really connects to the reader in this situation in a much better way than a formal tone would. Going along with this, she also 'lowers' herself and sees through the audiences perspective.
Another reason this novel is well written is because it’s comedic. It’s funny and entertaining. Not everything in this novel is a joke, but the way the main character, Violet, explains her thoughts and thinks about everyday happenings is very entertaining and could probably make lots of people chuckle. Books with a hint of comedy are slightly hard to come by. It’s easy to find a cheesy book that is so cheesy it isn’t even funny and books that are so serious that you could read the entire novel cover to cover without a single facial expression.
Gender inequality was normal during the time this story was written. John Steinbeck did an excellent job with the character Elisa Allen. He showed how women were not treated equally and revealed Elisa’s emotional toll on the situation. Although Elisa’s interaction with the tinker was quite exciting and made her feel like a woman again, it had no effect on her in the long run to change her current situation. Elisa did however, got dolled up for her husband in the
Conrad returns home from a successful day back and school eager to share with his mother and shuts him out leaving him feeling lost. The song further helps the reader feel Beth's coldness toward her son. The song continues, saying, "you put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray"(Swift 10). This can be related to both Conrad and Beth. Conrad, after Buck's death slipped into a depression and hid from everyone his feelings.
German writer Heinrich Böll’s (1917-1985) story “Stranger, Bear Word to the Spartans We…” was written in the wake of World War II in 1950. Böll’s anti-war stance and experience as a soldier informed his critical look at the discrepancy between the ideals presented in German schools and the way they were destroyed by Nazism. The story is about a disoriented soldier trying to find his bearings and ultimately closure after being badly wounded on the front. The story is set in a school converted to a makeshift hospital in the city of Bendorf during World War II. The story is presented in a first person point of view, but the narrative stance is actually subjective because the narrator exhibits no self-pity in this critique of war.