Baba sympathises with Hassan because he was born with a “harelip” however Amir doesn’t understand how Hassan has “earned Baba’s attention”. Hosseini has presented Amir to be jealous of Hassan because whilst Amir desperately tries to impress Baba by “playing football” and “writing a novel”, Hassan gets the attention that Amir desires from doing nothing. This affects Amir as the narrator because Amir is arrogant towards Hassan, as he brings his own problems into anything that isn’t about himself, showing his jealousy towards Hassan that leads him to be an unreliable narrator. Amir’s’ jealously means that the Kite Runner is centred around himself resulting in the narrative being narrow minded, which doesn’t allow the reader to have an open mind on the characters. Amir wishes that Baba would “let him be the favourite” but even though Hassan isn’t Baba’s son he will still always treat him fairly to Amir.
The Prince has elicited debate amongst generations of readers for its seemingly ruthless approach to statecraft and its abandonment of conventional morality. What Machiavelli recommends may seem, in a different political context to the stability of interstate relations today, to be shocking or immoral. However, such an interpretation fails to consider that The Prince is very much made by and for the real world. Machiavelli’s prescriptions are tailored to circumstances where society is already immoral by human nature and is blighted by disorder. Thus this essay will posit that Machiavelli is not motivated by immorality but rather pragmatism, in his advocacy of the means necessary to achieving an ‘end’ of stability and security for the collective good of the people.
They hated the war and lost their lives. The book proved the quote wrong because the quote stated you can't go through life without trust however trust was the major flaw of the characters in All Quiet on the Western Front. The group of friends were unable to live a long prosperous life because of their teacher Kantorek. If they
"V" has many complex and interesting sides to his character or shall we say archetype. See “V” is constant display of rebellion performances, his lack of respect for the current government system. Also, whether or not he is freedom is apparent, and his actions of undermining, destruction and murder have a reason, a connection, and a purpose. But what are they? You might ask, Evey sees no hope or chance at freedom or shall I say opportunities for the future and "V" gives her this hope, a feeling that it is possible, a change and that freedom can be accomplished.
While “honor” and “self-realization” may be ideological terms often associated with a war cause, “brutality” and “self-scarification” are perhaps more realistic descriptors. The brutal and ferocious atmosphere of war often forces its young soldier constituencies to sacrifice any childish views of life, and mature. Walter Dean Myer’s novel, Fallen Angels, details the tragic loss of innocence of group of young soldiers who, surrounded by the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam War, are forced to prematurely journey into manhood. Though initially and wholly innocent, the tense atmosphere of war forces Richie Perry and his fellow soldiers to leave behind former romantic views of war and realize its moral ambiguity. A truly unfortunate byproduct
The poems ‘Flag’ and ‘Half Caste’ were both written by John Agard. Flag explores how national symbols bind nations together- and in doing so also force people apart. Agard conveys in his writing how a person’s mind can become possessed and blinded into patriotism, willing to sacrifice for the love of their country despite the unmerciful decisions made by it, for example, the decision to go to war. Furthermore he explores ones naivety to come under such beliefs, planted into the minds of young men, poisoned by the lies of the country that they ‘love’ but don’t love back. Half Caste explores the position of being a mixed race citizen, described in this poem as ‘Half Caste’.
I am going to do this by indicating what methods and techniques they use to affect the reader and make them feel emotion towards the soldiers. Owen uses irony with the title Dulce et decorum est because it translates to it is a “Sweet and right thing”. This is irony because the poem is trying to say that war is bad and not a sweet and right thing. Owen also uses these words to hit out to Jessie Pope, who was a propaganda poet and Owen disliked her. Pope thinks that war was good and it was Ok to die during it but Owen strongly disagreed with that.
Owen is driven more by betrayal than the actual horror of war. Do you agree? Wilfred Owen composed his collection of poetry entitled ‘The War Poems’ during his horrific experiences on the battlefront of World War One. He was compelled to write them because of the deception and dishonesty he felt was being spread about what war was like. Owen used his poems to deliver the truth about war and change the views of society at that time.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, the character of Roger Chillingworth was transformed from a well educated scholar into a fallen, unrighteous man. Roger Chillingworth was once kind, then becomes the symbol of vengeance, and finally becomes the personification of vengeance to the extent of losing his humanity. Roger Chillingworth (Prynne), a “kind, but never warm hearted man,” was not always a vengeful and diabolical creature, but once he lusted after the idea of love and kindness. During “The Interview” with Hester, he admits his fault of trying for love: “It was my folly! I have said it.
On page 62, Beatty says, “Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.” Using words such as “drear” and “torrent” makes Bradbury’s diction distinguishable from other authors, while also being captivating. Also, his regular use of contradictions to show conflicting emotions is fascinating. For example, in Something Wicked This Way Comes, the father of a protagonist was debating whether or not he should follow his son, thinking to himself. “I’ll go there, thought Charles Halloway, I won’t go there. I like it, he thought, I don’t like it…Charles Halloway saw but chose not to see,” it says on page 41.