Author O’Brian also confuses the reader by writing his novel as if everything that was told took place in the real world. For example, just by saying “this is true” (64) doesn’t always make it true. O’Brian leaves it up to the reader to distinct what they see the story as: reality or fiction. It is said that “a true war story… makes the stomach believe” (74). Author and character O’Brian tell the story in such a way to make it believable that the two different people are really the same person.
Baca was put in a lot of situations where being a man was either to make or break him. He would show off just to be noticed and being noticed is what happened. In one situation, Baca writes “The only way I seemed to impress them was by my fighting” (page #); he was like a hero in Theresa and her friend’s eyes. If he backed out his friends wouldn’t respect it and fighting was the majority is his life through out the memoir. Baca later states, while being in jail, “All the fights I’d won to prove I was a man didn’t matter; nothing mattered expect what I was going to do now.
“Stranger than Fiction and Café Society are completely different texts. They have nothing in common.” Stranger than Fiction is a film directed by Marc Foster about a man named Harold Crick who finds himself being narrated by a voice only he can hear and narrates things that happen in his life before they even happen. Café Society is a short story by Marion Halligan is a short story about a woman in a café who writes numerous scenarios that she imagines to practice story writing methods and ideas. Ideas, Intended Audience and Communication Techniques can both be compared between the two texts. Despite the two texts being different as one is a film and one is a short story, they both share similarities which makes the comment above incorrect as they are not completely different.
His narration was defiantly responsible for the characters’ development in the story. He tells the story of his times in the Vietnam War, presumably a war story, however which in turn conveys a life, love, and moral story. From the opening passages the reader is perceived to think as if the life of a solider is one without meaning, with no need for interpretation. In the beginning we learn of the different odd items these soldiers carried such as panty holes, larger rations of food, and etc. Through the surface of the narration from Tim O’Brien, the reader witnesses sort of a confusing and hard to grasp idea.
These people are not real. The stories are fiction. But fiction has truth. How? O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people.
As one of fight club’s members describes it, “As long as you’re at fight club, you’re not how much money you’ve got in the bank. You’re not your job. You’re not your family, and you’re not who you tell yourself” (143). On any given night, in an empty garage or the basement of a bar somewhere, these men find themselves undefined by society and in a place where class no longer matters. On any given night, all of these men are equals and when it’s all said and done, each man has the opportunity to come out on top.
This film is based around a family who must move out of their home so the government may extend the runway and their fight against the government. The Kerrigan’s feel they have a strong sense of belonging to their home commonly referring it to their “Castle” as an allusion to the medieval times. They have strong connections with the people in the street, including Farouk (a man from Beirut), and elderly man named Jack and others. They have strong connections with these neighbourhood friends which help to enhance their experience of belonging in the street. The quote “Someone’s going to take my house Darryl” shows that the family has a strong connection to the friends in the street and also shows that they have a strong sense of belonging within their street.
The idea of the university athletic department could have been made to pay financial restitution to the victims instead of taking away games. The family of Jerry Sandusky could have been charged with defamation of character on the university by his actions. Removing the statue of Joe Peterno should have never occurred because he earned that title as well as those young men who won the games. The outcome is still the same in regard that no matter how much you fine or punish this university the actions taken upon these victims can never be taken back. The outcome by the NCAA has sent a message to other universities and colleges to prove that punishments are far worse than could ever be expected.
Many of these bars are off campus or on the edge of campus. This allows those who are 21 and older a way to get to these bars. Bars always check I.D.’s anyways this prevents minors from possessing alcohol. If a bar serves alcohol to a minor it can jeopardize their business, so they do all they can to prevent this from happening. Most people who are of the legal drinking age have little to no desire of getting drunk because casual drinking can be an everyday activity to them and is nothing special.
Now, in the past few years, some cities and states have started banning smoking in all public places even, in some cases, bars.  People worry about what smoking does to them, well I'm here to say that cars produce more harmful chemicals into the air then smoking does. We cannot ban everything just because we disagree with it. As for the non-smokers worrying about their health as they go to the bar and drink, you will not be hurt by a night in a Smokey room just as you will not harm your body forever by a night of a few drinks. 8 Senator Rodney Ellis; “A smoke-free Texas?” State senator proposes statewide smoking ban, January 18, 2007, Austin American-statesman.