In chapter 4 Bruno and his older sister Gretel make an unusual discovery when they look outside Bruno’s bedroom window. John Boyne keeps us from knowing what is on the other side of the fence until we get further into the book. All the information given in the chapter is about the people is that they are wearing a pair of striped of grey striped pyjamas and a grey striped cloth cap and looking unhappy, some with bandages around their heads and others on crutches. Later on in chapter 5 some of Bruno’s innocence and nieveity is shown when he is talking to his father in his office. When he misunderstands what his father meant by ‘the fury has big things in mind for him’ Bruno thinks this means that his father is in trouble with the fury so he asks his father.
The doctors told him that he will be in the wheel chair for the rest of his life but he was determined to regain his strength and movement. How can one attain this disorder? The specialists struggled to find out the cause of this disorder for decades and there is still no answer. In Ian’s case, this disorder was acquired through the gastric flu because the antibodies to the infection attacked his body. His mother was assuming it was because Ian had a busy work schedule, he worked many difficult shifts.
Williams uses symbolism to highlight the attributes of each character and what they represent. The play is constructed so that each character has a defining symbol which resembles their personality. Tom is in distress since his father left him to be the male model in the Wingfield family. He has constant conflicts with Amanda due to the conflicting acts of duty and aspires to pursue his dreams of being a poet. When he returns from the movies he mentions the magician’s trick “We nailed him into a coffin and he got out of the coffin without removing one nail.
As he is starting his process he neglects his family friends and any other social areas. Now since he has been lonely and avoiding people he decided to stay in his apartment and create a powerful experiment. Once he brought the monster to life he got very terrified and afraid of it. After going to sleep wishing the monster wasn’t there he woke up with its laying across its bed with a big smile on its face. Later that day victor left because he thought his apartment was hunted and ended up running into a old friend.
An interesting thing about “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is that most of the characters in the book have lost someone and find a personal way to handle this situation, Oskar for example stumbles on to a key with the name black on the envelope containing it one day while snooping around his Fathers closet and embarks on an adventure to find out what this key opens. Oskar is a determined, and strong-willed boy, but most importantly he is lost and depressed and unable to cope with the loss of his father, he sometimes bruises himself in an attempt to either hide from the emotional pain that weighs him down. His father was the person closest to Oskar, and now with him gone he is lost, throughout the book Oskar describes what he is feeling to him as having “Heavy Boots” which weigh him down every second he lives. His mother brings him to doctors
“Isn’t it so weird how the number of dead people is increasing even though the earth stays the same size, so that one day there isn’t going to be room to bury anyone else?” (3) 2,996 people were killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In the novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” Oskar Schell’s father was one of them. At 9 years old he was forced to deal with the death of his favorite person in the entire world with no explanation of why and he was left to make sense of it. This quote describes how in depth Oskar thought about death after the loss of his father and how it affected him. It makes the reader think about how many people were actually killed on 9/11 but how the rest of the world stayed the same exact size.
Likewise, the hardships Tom had to endure as a child toughened his soul and sharpened his mind. Abandoned by his alcoholic father, Tom lived in “a miserable tworoom tenement” (Anderson 650) with his mom and siblings. The situation went from bad to worse when his mother passed away, leaving her little children uncared for. Tom, who was just 10 years old at that time, forced himself to overcome grief and to hold himself together for the sake of his siblings. He even shoved his father off in the funeral of his mother and worked arduously to fend for his family.
What wasn’t normal was that she was sad, very sad. I had never seen my grandmother cry, that I could remember, and even worse I had no idea why she was crying. Now I can’t believe she didn’t cry more. Then she went to the hospital for a long time for various surgeries, and plans on what to do next. My brother and I stayed at my Grandpa’s house most of the time she was up there mostly only going home to sleep and get ready for school the next day, it was weird and confusing but my grandpa was good at getting our minds off of things and keeping our spirits up when he needed to.
When he arrives home he sees his father is crying.There are also some friends and relatives in the house and he feels uncomfortable and a little embarrassed because grown men are shaking his hand. The next day he looks at the body, near the end of the poem the poet reveals that he was killed by a car accident and right at the end we find the he was only four. The poet shows his feelings of sadness about the death of his little brother by his good use of word choice. An example of this is “cot” which shows how young he was and “a four foot box”, to tell us just how small he really was. I think this works very well because it gives the reader a clear idea of what its really like.
“The Shawshank Redemption” is a 1994 drama film based on the novel “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by American Author Stephen King. It tells the story of Andy Dufresne a banker who spends nearly two decades in prison for the murder of his wife. During his time in Shawshank correctional facility Dufresne, portrayed by Tim Robbins, harbours the ambition to escape and start a new life for himself. He achieves this through his intelligence and people skills to eventually escape. A good example of Andy’s cunning of his surroundings is when he and some of his fellow inmates are working on the roof and he overhears one of the guards financial problems.