Aren’t you glad you live in a time where racism is no longer acceptable? In the novella, The Gold Cadillac, by Mildred Taylor, we meet an African American father who realizes that the safety of his family is more important than his need to exercise his rights. As the story unfolds we meet an African American father named Wilbert who lived with his family during the 1950s. Wilbert, the father, impulsively purchases an expensive Cadillac without the approval of his wife, Dee. He then decides to drive the Cadillac south even though his friends and family have expressed their fears about his decision.
Tyquan Bethea Red Convertible By: Louise Erdrich In Louise Erdrich’s short story, The Red Convertible,” the author displays a relationship of two brothers, Lyman and Henry. She uses symbolism to show the ups and downs of Henry. Who brings home the traumatizing effects of the Vietnam War. Which has its effects on his younger brother Lyman. But you wouldn’t get this from just reading title.
In "The Red Convertible," Louise Erdrich depicts a tale of two brothers whose strong bond is ruined when Henry, the elder of two, comes back from the Vietnam War. Lyman, the younger brother struggles in trying to bring back his older sibling's identity and knowledge of Native American customs. An analysis of Erdrich's "Red Convertible" from both the Marxist and historical lenses shows how the 1970's western culture negatively affected and influenced how Native Americans were supposed to live their lives. Through Lyman's selfish material success, the author displays how the Native Americans were slowly being lured into white culture during the twentieth century. Lyman, given the chance to earn financial success, craves more power.
In “Saving Private Ryan” we see Captain Miller and his seven companions land on Omaha beach during the D-Day landing. Originally Captain Miller’s Mission was to take Normandy back and defeat Germany but plans change as Ryan soon loses three of his brothers during landing on other beaches and now, Miller and his men must now go on a search throughout Normandy to save Private Ryan. Captain Miller who is played by Tom Hanks (voice of woody in Toy Story) is originally a literature teacher back home and now he leads a squad into war. Miller has a mind for military tactics and for this reason Miller was selected to lead a crew of eight men on the search for Private Ryan. Private Ryan played by Matt Damon (played Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity) is a young man who is the youngest of his three brothers.
Pete and the narrator’s family in “Two Soldiers” is good examples of what make strong family. When Pete tells his younger brother that he is going to war, the narrator expects to go with him asking, “all right… When we gonna start?” The narrator is so close to his brother the two did everything together. He cannot even imagine life without Peter. After telling his little brother of his plan to join the army, Pete tells his mother and father. When his mother hears this news, she is devastated and breaks out into tears.
It tells the story about a man named Walt Kowalski, a cranky old retired Korean War veteran, who recently lost his wife. The movie focuses on the relationship Walt develops with his Hmong neighbours. Walt literary and figuratively saves the life of the boy next door, Thao. Walt helps Thao get his life back on track the right way. Thao has been forced to side with his cousin’s gang.
He then quits the military because his company requires his care. In 1910, Benjamin turns over control of his company to his son, Roscoe, and enrolls at Harvard University, having the appearance of a twenty-year-old. His first year at Harvard is a great success, and he is dominant in American football, notably obtaining revenge against Yale for his earlier unpleasant experience. However, by the time Benjamin reaches his last 2 years, he is a weak sixteen-year-old, unable to play football and barely
A Screaming Man is an African film that looks into the life of a family living in Chad during the civil war. This film tells the story of a man who while facing professional work and position problems is forced to send his son to war. Adam once a former swimming champion was now the security guard at the swimming pool of an upscale hotel. A Chinese firm had recently taken over the hotel where he worked, and his new boss, Madame Wang had new ideas for the company. Mrs. Wang began to lay off staff demoting Adam to the less dignified and remunerated job of gatekeeper while Ahmed was promoted to running the pool.
In the flashback, Willy gives his sons a punching bag. He also condones Biff’s stealing of a football and doesn’t encourage them to study as much as they should. He emphasizes being well liked. After the flashback, Happy talks with Willy and asks him why he didn’t go to New England for his business trip. Willy explains that he almost hit a kid in Yonkers.
The dream and storm that night was just a sign of what was to come next. The play All My Sons written by Arthur Miller is set in a Mid-West American town in the 140’s. The thematic intensions of the play evolve from a true story which occurred in WWII; a man who struggles with the pressure of making money and dealing with ethical and personal responsibilities. Joe Keller a wealthy businessman knowingly shipped out faulty cylinder heads to the navy, which lead to the death of many soldiers and the arrest of his deputy manager Steve Deever and himself. Joe sacrificed his honour in his struggle to make his family wealthy and strong as Joe denied his part in the shipment and blamed it all on Steve.