He gave out everything in the war, just to be left with a scar that will make him impotent for the rest of his life. Jake turns to alcohol to bury his sorrow thoughts, but when he sees Brett, the woman he loves, his sadness over powers him. He knows he can never have her, and that she will always be his friend, not his lover. His inability to have her makes Barnes think of himself as less of a man. Although, he is disillusioned by his injury, he still is cognizant about the unproductiveness of the Lost Generation.
Grant is a middle aged black man who knows of all the racism in his community and he let's it's affect him by hating his life and almost everything in it. Grant is forced to visit Jefferson from his aunt and Emma. When Grant begins to visit Jefferson things don't go so well. After a certain visit Grant realizes that he wasn't so angry anymore and he couldn't stay mad at anything for long (Gaines 125). Also, Grant used to be a very hostile man and he didn't care for anything but from visiting Jefferson he started to care about his life and the things in it, he dedicated his whole self to helping Jefferson become a man and he would get into arguments defending his choices with his aunt even if she was very important to him and they never fought.
He is almost always at odds with the union leader, John Dubonnet, who dated Elsie when they were all in high school together. Homer Sr. seems to not care about Sonny's affairs as much as he does Jim's; Sonny points this out in the book much to Homer Sr.'s chagrin. He has a spot on his lung that is the common miner's disease, black lung (Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis), but refuses to quit work, although most men who are discovered to have this illness are forced into retirement, but allowed to stay in Coalwood. Quentin Wilson: is an intelligent member of the Rocket Boys and the person who does the most math out of the entire group. Quentin carries around a suitcase stuffed with books wherever he goes and finds excuses to get out of gym class.
John always returned to her, no matter how harsh the barriers in his way were, proving that he put her before his own safety. However when John returned to his wife after enduring a horrible snowstorm, he found his wife in bed with another man, which not only left him heartbroken, but was a factor in his death. In conclusion, John is more deserving of empathy than Ann because even though John provided for her and showed extreme amounts of loyalty towards her, he caught his wife cheating on him which not only broke his heart, but eventually led to his
John Wade tried to make something of himself, but his past shooting of a fellow soldier and his “participation” in the My Lai Massacre, came back to ruin him in his run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He also suffered from flashbacks to his war years and from what seems to be undiagnosed multiple personality disorder. His other persona was his nickname in Vietnam, Sorcerer. This book is a discussion of how soldiers relieve their experiences in war every day of their lives and how they can influence all aspects of their lives, from jobs to
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
Rudis Rodriguez Professor Scala English 101 11/15/2012 Soldier’s Home Many of us have gone through some form of withdrawal. Whether it be from an unpleasant event(s) or memories, we usually just want to avoid whatever it is. Ernest Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home is a story about a young Soldier who returns to Oklahoma from World War I as a different person and has to deal with the post traumatic stress caused by an experience he had during the war. A central idea of Soldier’s Home is “Heart break”. This idea is very well supported when Harold Krebs sits on his porch and say negative comments on all of the girls walking by.
This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118). This favoritism shows what little respect Julian holds for his younger son that stems from Franks dominance between the Hayden siblings. Wes is constantly put down because of his brother’s achievements; these situations can either make or break Wesley. In all families, there is a member who thrives on ‘power trips’, and in this specific situation, it was Julian, “He wanted, he needed, power…he was a dominating man who drew sustenance and strength from controlling others” (20). Julian acquires his power through putting others down, especially Wes; this causes Wesley to have a lot of animosity towards his father.
Richie has horrible flashbacks and memories of the hardships in war. “Perry got sick and had a disease for a couple days.” Perry caught some kind of disease and people called it “cooties” he was out recovering for several days. Secondly members of the war got wounded some more badly than others but everyone at a time had some type of battle wound. “Separation from the crew ended in people getting injured.” It was a poorly planned mission they got split up. Fallen Angels has one main theme and that is the reality of war and the struggles that come with it.
Mine and my father’s relationship was very difficult because of the accident that happened to my brother where he was cut by the circular saw, and even to this day I still blame myself for what happened to my brother, my father being an alcoholic that he is didn’t really help me cope with the situation of my brother’s death What and who were your earliest musical influences? The earliest musical influences that I experienced or at least I remember were my mother’s folk songs and hymns and nearby to work songs from the field rail road yards. And the people on the radio: Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, black blues, black gospel, like the black wood brothers, and the chuckwagon gang. Or cowboy singers like Gene Autry, and bob wills