Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
It is obvious to the reader that the Holocaust has had major impacts on Vladek, as the reader would expect considering he lived through the War, although the impacts the Holocaust had on Artie are also shown throughout the novel. Even though Artie never lived through the Holocaust, his parents were survivors, and that had significant impacts on him as both a child and an adult. An example is shown through Arties jealousy of his parent’s fascination with their first son Richieu, the son that did not make it out of the Holocaust alive. The reader gets the sense that Artie has been comparing himself with Richieu his entire life, even though they have never met. Artie feels that he will never live up to his parent’s expectations of Richieu, because he was never in the War.
Gruener 1 Hailey Gruener October Sky Homer and his father never really saw eye to eye. Homer had a great determination to do big things and his father wanted him to be a man and just work in the mine like every other man. The character traits and strengths a person needs to accomplish their goals is perseverance. Another trait you would need to accomplish a goal is self-esteem. Courage is also an additional strength you need.
The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our heart. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in war” (87-88). Paul was living life as a civilian for eighteen years, not knowing the horrors of the world, and as a young adult in the war, he witnessed his first horror, such as his first bombing, his first explosion, first exposure to numerous of dead bodies etc, which will traumatize him in future civilian life since one does not simply forget the first raw, gory images. The age of eighteen can be considered the age of a young adult that is still growing and experiencing life, and when teengaers are thrown into the abyss of war, it prevents young soldiers from striving and progressing; as being an adult is heavily weighed on an adolescent
While reading Into The Wild, although I couldn’t particularly relate to Chris’ passion for secluded living, I was able to sympathize with the ultimate compulsion that lead him to live in the Magic Bus in Alaska. Chris McCandless' relationship with his father was strained at best. Chris was an opinionated, determined, and stubborn young man with high ideals and little room for compromise. His father was a hardworking man with high standards who shared his son's inability to compromise. Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time.
Journal Assignment The book Maus is written by Art Spiegeleman, a son of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish Holocaust survivor. It is not a conventional book, Art writes his dad's survival story as a novel, a documentary, and a comic book. While on its surface it appears to be a documentary of a Holocast survivor, the central narrative of the book deals extensively with the relationship between Vladek and his son. It seems that Art wrote his dad's story as a way of coping with his own feelings of guilt. As I started to read this book, I could not put it down, mainly because the relationship between Vladek and Artie resembles the relationship of my dad and my grandfather.
But, his dad was getting beat up and him or his dad could not move. And when his dad disappears over night, he did not care about life anymore. He cared for his dad to a great extent. Also, when the dentist wanted his gold crown out of his mouth. He did not want to go so he made up an excuse not to get it removed.
Erich first tries to suppress his feelings for Alice at first but then gives in and then has a part of him loving her for the rest of his life. Eaton uses flashback techniques to inform us on the difficulties of Erich’s time in war and gives a more real experience for the reader. The reader may question that Erich’s father was not a supporter of Hitler but one who loved his country and would do everything to help it, he was “A True
This can be observed when Artie is driving with his wife and says: “Somehow, I wish I had been in Auschwite with my parents so I could really know what they lived through! I guess it’s some form of guilt about having had an easier life then they did.”(II, 16) Artie realizes himself that he feels guilty about the way his life seems easier than his parents as he was not part of the war. Furthermore, it is noted that Artie feels guilty when he states that he used to take a shower and was trying to image as if it was a gas shower (II, 16). This shows how guilt affected him and he was trying to find a way to feel like the Jews felt during the war. These examples show how guilt affects Artie for not have been living during the time of the
Beneatha hates assimilationist because they show no pride or respect in for their heritage. Walter may act like a fool at times but he may have more pride than any of the Youngers. He shows that he proud of his family when he says; " We have decided to move into our house because my father-my father- he earned it for us brick by brick". Pg.148 This shows his pride because he is talking about how his father worked himself to death just to keep his family alive. The Youngers may lose hope at times but they will never lose their