“The Things They Carried” is a text that focuses on writing as a form of coping with trauma and discusses how exaggeration is sometimes needed in a story to convey the message that the story-teller is trying to get at. An example of this is when the author talks about how for Rat Kiley “facts were formed by sensation” (89). Kiley is described as telling his stories as though they are intended to be tragedies, even the funny parts. This is because there is an underlying sadness to every war story, even though humor can be found in them. Part of this may be attributed to the ‘education’ each soldier received when they first went off to the war.
Father Barry who is seen as the catalyst in the film is a hero but not the ultimate true hero. He was able to persuade Dugan from acting ‘D n D’ to wanting to tell the truth in court. “You stand up and I will stand up with you.” Father Barry’s firm ‘Sermon on the docks’ speech presented over Dugan’s horrific death was a challenge towards the longshoremen to stand up and fight against this corrupted union, “Anybody who keeps silent about something he knows has happened- shares the guilt of it.” His persuasive quality was what made him a hero. However, Father Barry would not have found the courage to help bring justice to the community if it was not for Edie. Edie Doyle’s intense determination to find her brother’s killer turned her into someone who provokes others to tell the truth and fulfil their role.
He creates such a polite, apologetic and friendly tone that is beautifully tangled with passive aggressive attacks and criticism. His use of pathos in his speech is what made it so powerful, the emotion and passion in every line pierces into the readers heart. Pathos is the use of empathy and emotion and is one of the strongest writing techniques. We see his use of pathos immediately when he states this famous line, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This is such an important line to say early on because it explains and justifies everything he is doing. If there is an injustice in society, in any form, then we are responsible to resolve it, no matter how many laws must be broken or how extreme the means are to fix things.
Was Macbeth to blame for his own downfall? Some may argue that Macbeth was merely a victim of the influences surrounding him—those which lead, ultimately, to his downfall—but the truth is, Macbeth had no one but himself to blame. His own carelessness, his superstition and dependence on prophecy or fate, as well as his weakness of character and lack of moral backbone all led to his downfall. First, his carelessness, while not a moral fault, is still an important part of Macbeth’s descent. For example, it was the number of people Macbeth had killed that led to the lord’s suspicions of him.
In the beginning, it was apparent that Robert couldn’t harm anyone, even a rabbit and “Robert had never aimed a gun at anything.”(Findley 24) As the story proceeded, Robert was then aware of the war and learned how to kill. This violence that emerged was evident when he had shot the German
You have to look at it and ask yourself whether or not it is believable. If it does not seem like a likely story, then it most likely is. You can tell O’Brien’s story is true based on the great detail of the story. His depressing tone shows us how the event has affected him ever since it happened. His forthright tone
Sheriff Bell also has issues that haunt him because he believed that the death of his friends at war was his fault. Cormac McCarthy displays to readers that everything happens for a reason and one cannot stop the bad parts of life from happening. Trying to stop Chigurh is Sheriff Bell, who also has a bad past involving the war. When he was in the war, he was the only one who survived in his squad after an attack. He believes he should of died with with his squad and doesn’t deserve to be alive.
He passed a law that restrained anyone from burying his own nephew’s body. Creon tried to prove that by ignoring family relations he gave more importance to law and order in Thebes. He believed his law was more powerful than the laws of the gods. He believed that anyone who disobeyed his law will be punished no matter who you are; this was the biggest mistake which lead him to lose his son and his nephew. Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws.
Both Socrates and Jesus generally drew large crowds when they preached their views. Another area of comparison is on the treatment of evil people. According to Plato, Socrates makes the case that it is wrong to pay injustice with injustice, and that being nice and just was a reward in and of itself. Jesus believed that we should treat others like we would want to be treated and to love our enemies. Socrates was a martyr in that he didn’t want to escape the punishment awaiting him, because he believed that Civil Disobedience would be a much more effective way for his legend to live on.
I think, the poet uses this passage to put forward his view that being good and moral are more just ways to live one's life. This can be seen in the lines: ''Then he who had harrowed the hearts of men with pain and affliction in former times and had given offense also to God found that his bodily powers failed him''. In my opinion, this one sentence characterises this ideology. The fact that despite all of Grendel's supposed power and cunning, he suffers greatly as a result of his malevolent actions. To further solidify this ideology, Grendel's adversary Beowulf, a man who lived his life in an antithetical way to Grendel, survives the encounter.