When Doherty spoke to our class he said, “Replacements couldn’t keep up with casualties.” This problem led to another problem. Men that began training toward the end of the war would have their basic training rushed or cut short. When Terry spoke to our class he said, “Boot-camp changed from 12 weeks to 8. We were beat down but never got built back up.” It seems that our troops struggled to find an effective way to fight the guerilla warfare in Vietnam, “Walked around in circles. No strategy.”(Doherty) He also wrote in his book, “I was not going to try to win the war.
Walton recieves what is the first of many rhetorical questions in this passage. “How can I describe my sensations on beholding it?’ is the first of these questions; and the second, beginning ‘Have my murderous machinations…?’ is directed at Henry’s corpse. The final paragraph of the passage, beginning ‘Why did I not die’, consists of a series of rhetorical questions or exclamations that amount to a kind of lament for the position into which his experiments have brought him. The heightened manner in which Victor addresses Captain Walton (and thus
In life there is a death, or two that occur. Death is not literal in its definition or nature, but is a state. Two stories capture this stigmatic though in whole, through character observation. “A Rose For Emily”, by William Faulkner, is a story that draws you into the characters’ trials and tribulations to instigate the assumption of death. The other story, “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allen Poe, draws you in with a child-like mentality of revenge and hostility to shut out the erroneous belief of kindness in the man’s heart.
Then a red masked figure comes to the party. “The Masque of the Red Death” symbolizes fear, life, and death; the author wants to let the world know that death cannot be avoided by escaping from it. Fear cannot be controlled by ignoring it. based on the quote, the red masked figure symbolizes fear because of the description of his appearance. This text states of his appearance, “His vesture was dabbled in blood and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with scarlet horror,” (pg.425).
03.05 Fascination with Fear By: Gabrielle Laurenzo The Premature Burial is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe where he discovers the narrator’s fear of being buried alive by analyzing examples of this event. The narrator explains how terrifying it was for him being prematurely buried. The setting takes place in the middle of the 19th century at the narrator’s home in Richmond, Virginia. At the end of the story, the narrator explains how, “There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad Humanity may assume the semblance of a Hell—but the imagination of man is no innocent, exploring its every cavern is not without risk. Alas!
• “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (235) Reasoning: This quote that was stated at the end of the book shows the reader and myself that the world of savagery only leads to murder and sorrow. That in fact, humans are not naturally civil. They’re naturally evil and animalistic. And this quote alone could destroy Rousseau’s idea that humans are naturally
mahedi mazumder mazumder 1 harry antonian class # 13/12/2012 time Ignorance Is Bliss, Until The Truth Is Undeniable exploring humanity's mental perspective of death in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque Of The Red Death" The fear of death can be related to a fear of the unknown, the unknown that makes people uncomfortable to acknowledge, which results in them ignoring the idea altogether. In his story titled "The Masque of the Red Death" Edgar Allan Poe suggests through the use of narration, allegory and symbolism, that humanity's attitude towards death is one of ignorance and disregard that is driven by the fear of the unknown, resulting in our species doing all that we can to avoid it and not accept it as the inevitable consequence of life.
(3, cell1-3) The dark omens for things to come are shown in pale colors such as grey and brown before the incineration of literature and again the artist highlights classical books such as The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Fall of The House Of Usher, Hedda Gabbler (33, cell 2-4) Later on as Captain Beatty recounts the dark tale of how things became the way they are, the classic books are portrayed on a dark light to emphasize the captain’s negative point of view of literature in general. Hamlet, Trasure Island, Moby Dick, and Time Magazine are all bad to society according to Beatty and the artist uses dark greens, to pale greys in this dark picture. (47, cell 3) Then as Montag tries to review the books he has hidden, the background is portrayed in a soft lighter blue and I think it gives a contrast to Beatty’s negativity on books. Blue is soft color that brings tranquility and peace of mind with a solid ground to meditate. This time Guy is searching for a light for the dark world he realizes that he lives in.
Faulkner Paper Faulkner echoes a resounding sound of despair through his novel As I Lay Dying by providing fear-inspiring and depressing depictions of both human nature and life itself. Despite the mastery of his literary abilities, the events and aftermath of As I Lay Dying fail to provide the "Pillars to endure and prevail," which Faulkner himself claims to be essential for a true novel, and because of this failure William Faulkner is hypocritical in his Nobel Prize speech. To begin, Faulkner provides a disturbing depiction of human nature all throughout his novel, using each characters selfishness to iterate humanities separation from itself. To explain, in his speech Faulkner praises mankind for its capability of "compassion and
A.P. English 11 May 27, 2014 What is a true war story? One that tells of death and gloom, or one that defends the peaceful front? The Things They Carried written by Tim O’Brien explains to the world of readers what a true war story is. O’Brien tells these stories with different tones depending on which recollection; it is light and hopeful during “Love” or dark and hopeless within “The Man I Killed.” To create these works he uses imagination and invention to describe the true difficulties of a true war story.