Colonial history, global economic integration and finally the assassination president Habyarimana was the perfect combination for the tragic genocide of the Tutsi people of Rwanda. This unfortunate genocide, which occurred from May 1994 to July 1994, was reenacted in the film “Hotel Rwanda”. In the movie, the main character and protagonist Paul Rusesabagina, a business savvy Hutu father married to Tatiana, a Tutsi. Is the manager of the Belgian owned hotel Sabena, Hotel des Mille Collines. After the official outbreak begins, he reluctantly turns the hotel into a safe haven for both Tutsis and Hutus, even though he would be killed if generals found out that he was keeping Tutsis safe.
Nusrat doesn’t know how much longer she can take the anxiety. But just when all hope is lost, Nusrat and Najmah together find their way home. One of the main conflicts in this book is Man vs. Society, which Staples does a good job of sampling. Near the very beginning of Under the Persimmon Tree, the author included an event that was heartbreaking to Najmah and her mother. Since it was almost time for the war, the Taliban came to Najmah’s household and took her father and brother for war.
The conflict is among two tribes (Hutus and the Tutsi) have been living in the same territory for thousands of years the. Paul is a Hutu however he is married to Tatiana a Tutsi woman therefore his children and family are Tutsis too and this puts them in danger of being killed or kidnapped by the Hutu army that is determined to eliminate the Tutsi people. Rwanda’s society is divided and Paul has to protect his family. Paul like hundreds of Hutus and Tutsis have hope that the international community will interfere and stop the conflict before more people are killed. He trusts the UN organization and trusts American and British forces.
Dallaire later found out that these weapons were planned to be used against the tutsi’s in a planned act of violence. Despite Dallaire’s telegram to the UN, Dallaire was asked to not seize the weapons, as it was believed to be out of his control. During Dallaires time in Rwanda, Hope and success seemed to have begun to become gradually a lot harder to achieve. On the night of April 6, 1994, the president of Rwanda was assassinated; his plane was systematically shot down. This major event began the slaughter of the Tutsis and Hutu
As both sides of the families started to begin a war amongst each other, she soon starts to give up, ‘I want my family back’. On the other side, Julian Hayden defending his son, Frank Hayden, who is considers a war hero in Montana. At this very position, we realize Julian puts family loyalty above justice. Firstly, Julian’s prior knowledge for the crimes committed by Frank Hayden for allegedly raping ‘that little Indian girl’ has him putting family loyalty over justice. The relationship between both families during the funeral of Frank Hayden, have both families standing on opposite sides.
The Hutu remembered past years of oppressive Tutsi rule, and many of them not only resented but also feared the minority. On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. Violence began almost immediately after that. Under the cover of war, Hutu extremists launched their plans to destroy the entire Tutsi civilian population. Political leaders who might have been able to take charge of the situation and other high profile opponents of the Hutu extremist plans were killed immediately.
O’Brien writes that you need to take the square root of Rat’s claims, and that would probably be close to the truth. He writes a tender letter home to Curt’s sister and is heartbroken when she doesn’t bother to reply. Although the platoon trusts him as their medic, he seems to be somewhat unstable mentally. After his friend Curt Lemon is killed, he systematically mutilates a water buffalo with his rifle. Towards the end of the novel, he comes unglued after a series of night marches and shoots himself in the foot to get out of the war.
Keller’s ‘Libretti’ contain stories throughout the world where terrible events have taken place. Keller uses this as a mechanism to stay in touch with Vienna, and to remind himself of the atrocities that occurred when his wife and son were killed in the Holocaust. Paul’s ‘Form Guide’ contains the bad news that struck him – his competition results that confirmed that he would never be able to become a famous concert pianist. However, Paul realises that he still has a wife and a daughter. Keller knows that he does not have any family to love and care for, and uses his ‘Libretti’ as a constant reminder.
The story of Antigone is detailed and known by many. The story tells of two brothers who inherit a kingdom, squabble over power, and end up dead. The city is left to their Uncle Creon, who loses everything dearest to him in his efforts to give unequal burial rights to Polynices, one of the fallen brothers, who brought outsiders to attack the city on his behalf. Antigone, the boys’ sister wants an equal burial for both, but Creon will not allow it. This is where things turn miserable for Creon.
In the novel ‘Blood Pressure’ by Alan Gibbons we follow Aiden from the suburbs of Surrey to downtown Liverpool. Aiden believes he is going to visit his sick granddad, but is thrown into a world of gangs and crime. Aiden finds out many family secrets that he usually in any other circumstances would not think were true. In the novel we also meet Deegan, a gangster and drug dealer, who has returned from Spain to fight for his turf. We also meet Jade a tough girl, with a hard exterior , but on the inside shes vulnerable and craving to be loved.