Many of the conditions Dana writes about are the basic fundamental occurrences that people experience at one point or another throughout life. Jennings talks about the time he was young, undergoing scrapes and bruises, to surviving complex cancer elimination surgery. The story of Dana’s hardships can be used as a metaphor of life, showing the comparison of young and worry free to growing old and encountering harder situations. This makes his essay easy to relate to while still grasping the reader’s attention by showing how he conquered through. Jennings’s strongest component of his essay is
Although not truly apparent until the very end of the novel Grants life has taken a complete turn since the beginning when he refused to help Jefferson. Grant starts out denying the requests of Miss Emma and Tante Lou, he finally is forced into it and is unsuccessful, and then he begins to develop a bond with Jefferson and gets serious about changing his life. Finally, he gets through to Jefferson and is brought to tears the day of the execution. “Irene Cole told the class to rise, with their shoulders back. I went up to the desk and turned to face them.
The experiment quickly took on a very serious tone. With the guards acting like real guards and vice versa for the prisoners. The experiments relevance can be realized with situations such as Abu Ghraib , and the Attica and San Quentin riots. “In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress.”-Philip Zimbardo. Its amazing that after a whole life of being a one person, in only a few days this experiment turned all the participants into stereotyped
During Night, dehumanization is one of the largest factor’s to the everyday lives of the Nazi’s prisoners. When a prisoner dies for one more bite of soup, it’s shows us that dehumanization make’s people act in a way they wouldn’t have prior to being dehumanization. Upon arriving at the concentration camp all prisoners are quickly stripped of everything that makes them human, their name, their possessions, their companionship and their identity. ‘The beloved objects that we had carried with us from place to place were now left behind’ (pg29) and when they are told to ‘Strip’ (pg35), shows how their possession’s where taken from them, this is the beginning of their dehumanization. The reader sees how they are robbed of companionship when Eli writes ‘We were alone’, and how they are further stripped of their humanity when they are forced to have their hair cut, the final thing that strips them of their humanity is when their names are taken away and they are given tattoo’s to be identified by, ‘A-7713’ (pg42), from then on they had ‘no other name’ (pg42).
That moment that Tom Robinson stepped out of that court room and being granted guilty for abusing me, is the day that I knew I would never be the same. The day Tom Robinson died in the county jail, something died inside me too. I took an innoncent man from this world and I was the only one to blame. Happiness has left my soul and it's never returning. With him life was a routine; without him life is unbearable.
Lilly is the worst student Mr. Mali has ever seen addicted to use the word like. The situation gets really bad when the entire eighth grade began to call her Like Lilly Like Wilson Like. This continued until Mr. Mali made his classroom a Like-Free Zone. Lilly could not talk for days and when she did, she told Mr. Mali that it is so difficult and now she has to think before she says anything. Also, Mr. Mali told Lilly it’s for her own good even if she does not like it.
A Million Little Pieces By Amanda Bergmann A Million Little Pieces by James Frey is a novel full of addictions. Frey wrote an autobiography to portray the life and to tell his story, the story of an addict. His goal was to reach out to his readers and to teach them a lesson that no matter how hard life gets, it can always be turned around. That is exactly was James Frey did, he took a horrible situation and turned it around for the better. This novel goes into full detail about all of the obstacles and challenges he went through in a rehab center trying to restart his life.
He wanted a way out of his life. To him, this seemed like it was the only way out. He said on the basement tapes that his older brother Byron and his friends constantly “ripped on” him and that everyone, including those at school, excluding his parents, treated him like “the runt of the liter. These constant events lead to something that no teenage would want to face, depression. Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
The isolation symbolism starts not long after he’s left Pencey, and comes with a distinct trend of words: “I didn’t give a damn how I looked. Nobody was around anyway. Everybody was in the sack” While you could dissect this in a plethora of ways, when comparing it to his past actions it points to isolation. He feels alone, because everyone else is sleeping. If he didn’t want to feel alone, he would not have left school prematurely ( he was going to be kicked out either way).
Day 120: One of my companions fell asleep today, forever. Day 130: After near a month of being here I have concluded that this is hell, what else could it be? My opinions have changed toward the owner of this plantation, he seemed nice but has already tortured my companions and even makes us whip our own people, there is nothing else crueler than this. Why can’t they see it? I just cannot understand.