Although O’Brien is unclear about whether or not he actually threw a grenade and killed a man outside My Khe, his memory of the man’s corpse is strong and recurring, symbolizing humanity’s guilt over war’s horrible acts. Norman was right on the side of him when he died, after about a couple of years passed by after the war he was in Kiowa home town he started crying because he didn’t do anything to try to save him. In Fallen Angels Richie see’s how almost his whole team died he and Peewee were the only ones that survived, which emphasizes the theme of youth and innocence. In calling the novel Fallen Angels, the author implies that the soldiers’ youth and innocence are more important than any of their other aspects, such as their religion, ethnicity, class, or race. They wanted them to know what war is really like and wants to help them understand what is experienced.
Death is everywhere in Starkfield. If I had to relate it to any of the characters, I would say Zeena, only because she is so sick throughout the book. Also, we know from the beginning of the book that some tragedy happens to the Frome family but we aren’t sure until the last few chapters of the book. So, the prologue sets a feeling of possible death for the whole book. Before the accident when Mattie and Ethan enter the house, Wharton describes the kitchen as “the deadly chill of a vault after the dry cold of the night.” I think this image is appropriate for the experiences of the years following Ethan and Mattie’s accident.
The prisoners are forced to run 42 miles in one night during a blizzard. Those unable to keep up are shot. The refugees stop in a small village where Eliezer and his father keep each other awake to avoid freezing to death. Rabbi Eliahu enters a small shack occupied by Eliezer, looking for his son. Eliezer recalls--after Eliahu's departure--seeing his son desert his father, something he prays for strength never to do.
I thought I knew the entire ending, I thought Ezra would survive and they would fall in love. Except everything I predicted turned out to be the contrary. Karen Hesse ended the book with Leukemia spreading through Ezra’s body because he got into a fist fight. I thought nothing else would happen to Ezra after he fought radiation sickness, but plenty of things did happen to him. I don’t know truly if he died or not because Karen Hesse did not really explain that part, she just stated, “He never opened his eyes again”, so I am not sure if he died or not.
That was the cause of Miranda, Sammi, and Megan to grow apart, and their strong friendship would never be the same. Dealing with death gave Miranda the strength to fight through any pain because to lose a loved one is one of the hardest situations to go through. As years passed Miranda became stronger and more understanding to the fact of death, but she never forgot. Life carried on as usual until one day there were astronomers on the news informing the public about an upcoming meteor that they would be able to see one night. As Miranda and her neighbors watched the “once in a lifetime” event, they noticed the meteor had struck the moon, and the moon instantly god bigger.
And when that happened and the choragus told Creon about what the gods might do, Creon quickly freed Antigone and was going to build a tomb for Polyneices. When Creon found out that his son killed himself because of his father’s actions he was upset. And when he also found out what the gods might do, he quickly changed his mind and tried to fix what he did. Teiresias would say Creon is a good man because he is trying to fix what he did wrong. I don’t think he is a good man just because he trying to fix what he did, but the thing is that what has happened, happened and you can’t change that.
He relates these stories to Julia. Winston finds out that he can easily mask his feeling because he finds out that his dad left him and his mother and he distinctly remember his mother showing no emotion when this happens. This leads into a conversation between Julia and Winston (they talk about the inevitability that they will be caught). They talk about confessing and Winston regrets how young Julia is compared to him. Winston suggests they just walk out and never see each other again, to save them from being hopelessly lonely when they are forced to separate.
In King Claudius’ soliloquy (III, iii, Line 54-64), he is kneeling praying to God for forgiveness for his murder. This is the first time that Claudius confesses that he has killed his brother. Claudius is not sorry for what he has aware that what he is asking of God is very foolish. He done to King Hamlet and is not willing to give up the crown, the power, and his wife that he attained. Claudius is acknowledges that this will not happen because of the possessions that he has gained.
Shanniqua Sheffield Ms .Montalvo AP Language and Composition 9/22/09 Joining the Church 1. In this essay the reader is able to tell that this is written by an adult reflecting on his younger life by how childish the author does certain things to prevent the worse. The author says that he was twelve when the depression in his mothers life began. He thought that depression would kill his mother and everyday he didn’t know if she was going to live. He came up with rituals and did certain things to see if that would work and the day he messed up things went wrong.
When the Legends Die by Hall Borland, a Native American, in the 1930’s Thomas Black Bull is orphaned at a young age and left to live alone in the old ways in the wilderness. Tom’s life changes drastically when a fellow Ute Indian, Blue Elk, comes, finds, and tricks him in coming to live at a reservation school to learn the way of the white people. From this point forward, all the people in his life force him to abandon his Indian way of life. Throughout the book, Thomas struggles to forget his meaningful childhood life as an Indian while being forced to live a life in a white man’s world which he hates. Thomas’ connection to who he is cut off when Blue Elk burns down his lodge, when Thomas rides broncos to death, and when Thomas tracks and plans on killing the grizzly bear.