Also, this is the snake’s territory which the man chooses to tread on. He “walked out into the desert… [thinking he] was the only thing abroad.” This setting, the desert, can be considered the snake’s territory seeing as to how humans aren’t found there as often as animals such as the snake are found there. When the man chooses to prance into it, thinking that he’ll be the only one around even though most animals come out at night, makes the man seem foolish and a bit arrogant to the reader. This setting isn’t just the snake’s territory, but it is also a peaceful environment that becomes subject to a violent act. There were “savory odors sweet on the cooler air” but then there was “this little song of death.
The chapter ends with O'Brien telling us what followed Lemon's death: when the unit comes across a baby water buffalo. Rat Kiley, encompassed with anger and gloom due to his friend’s death, shoots the baby buffalo consistently, yet does not fully kill it. These stories reveal that a true war story, is never about war; but rather these stories are about love, memory, and sorrow. More importantly though, we learn that not all true war stories are true. They are what we make them out to be: consisting of fragments of the imagination mixed with some
Touching the sprit bear * Positive point of view * The touching sprit bear is about a boy named Cole Matthews and he is a very troublesome teenager. One day he takes it too far and fights him fellow class mate Peter and during their altercation he smashes Peres head into the sidewalk and causing permanent brain damage. Yet instead of jail time they send him to the Native American traditions that attempts to provide healing methods to heal him and change him for the better. Yet on this journey he come into contact with a sprit bear and the bear try’s to save him ,. And the book was very goof it taught me that u should always think before you take your actions.
In this extract very little is spoken by the characters, as the silence has over taken and became like a extra character in this part of the novel. You can tell that Candy is very reluctant to hand his dog over to be killed as he has a strong connection with it. As the silence falls in the room again, ' A shot sounded in the distance. The men look quickly at the old man. Every head turned towards him.'
They set out supplies, and Skeetah decides that they need more food, so he shoots a squirrel with his BB gun. Randall refuses to clean the squirrel, so Skeetah does, but he accidentally nips the intestines. The smell forces Esch into the bushes to vomit. While the meat is cooking, Marquise, Big Henry, and Manny arrive. Esch comments that Skeetah never named the puppy, so he tells her to give it a name.
Fast-talking, fourteen and fresh from boot-camp, Jack Harold Lucas was bound for glory. He was a fire plug of a kid who wanted to fight so badly, that he lied about his age in order to enlist, stowed away on a troopship to get into the war, and was technically missing when he got his first shot at combat. However, this two-fisted punk managed to become the youngest American in history to receive the Medal of Honor. “On February 20, 1945, while fighting Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, the day after the invasion and a week after his seventeenth birthday, Lucas’ life was changed forever.”(Standring Pg.1) Quick to act under fire, Lucas purposely absorbed the shock of two enemy grenades in order to shield his companions. “By his inspiring action and
The death of someone close is always difficult, but to happen so unexpectedly and at such a young age, the effect would most likely be much worse. This seems to lend credence to the theory that Rat was driven insane, which would explain his actions, but this does not seem to fit. Someone who was crazy or only out to cause pain would not have attempted to feed the buffalo at first, or shown any signs of remorse, whereas at the end, “Rat Kiley was crying. He tried to say something, but then cradled his rifle and went off by himself” (O’Brien 79). But, the loss of Curt Lemon does begin to support the claim that Rat was in a very emotional
Thomas responds with a tale of two boys wanting to be Indian braves. Together they steal a car as the old ones would horses, driving it to town and leaving it in a police parking lot. On returning home, they are hailed as warriors counting coup in the old tradition (63).” However in the film Suzie speaks of a basketball game shared by Arnold, who is so proud of Victor, and how he beats out two Jesuit Priests who towers above him, and how he won the game. Reminiscing and fondly recalling the game Victor responds that he actually lost the game, still Arnold had told it in a way of honoring his son. A last example from the short story
Bob, a very ignorant, poor man, feels like he must get some sort of revenge on Atticus for going against him in court, so he spits in Atticus’s face. Atticus simply tells his children “if spitting in my face and threatening me save Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’d gladly take” (Lee 292). Atticus allows himself to be put in danger by letting Bob take his anger out on him rather than him going home and abusing his daughter, Mayella Ewell even more. In the novel, Walter Cunningham, a poor white man, who lives in Maycomb and serves on the jury, believes Tom is innocent, but he does not have the integrity to act upon his beliefs. Atticus’s self-reliant characteristics make him stand firm in his beliefs and follow what his conscience tells him.
In the novel, The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay, Peekay, an English boy who lives in a country full of Boer's, goes on a journey through life. Peekay faces many obstacles due to his ethnicity. Peekay's journey begins when he attends an oppressive boarding school where he faces many struggles. Peekay's first enemy is the Judge, or Botha, a 12 year old boer who treats Peekay unfairly. On his way home from a train, Peekay meets Hoppie Groenewald, who teaches Peekay boxing and inspires him to become the welterweight champion of the world.