Gordie's fearfulness of June Gordie Kashpaw, June's former husband, feels shame and fears at the thought of June. In the opening of “Crown of Thorns” the reader see Gordie Kashpaw missing his best friend and former wife, June, so badly that he is drinking himself toward unconsciousness. He feels ashamed of his actions toward June. His hands start feeling the way they did after hitting June. “A month after June died, Gordie took the first drink, and then the need was on him like a hook in his jaw, tipping his wrist, sending him out with needles piercing his hairline, his aching hands” (208).
After Charlie recieves his surgery in "Flowers for Algernon" he begins to understand many things he was unable to before. After a night out with his so called friends Charlie writes in his journal about what he has discovered. He starts out his entry with "I feel sick inside. Not sick for like a doctor, but inside my chest it feels empty like getting punched and a heartburn at the same time". Charlie comes to the unfortunate recognition of the cruelness of his coworkers and friends, and how they have been making fun of him all along.
The effects of the accident (violence) inflicted emotional pain and stress on people, especially his family. To cope with his loss, Oskar looks to diversions which include inventions, self-harming and the journey to find what the key he found in his father’s room unlocks. When he is lying in bed the night his father died he invents a tea kettle to read to him in his father’s voice so he could fall asleep to his father’s voice (pg.1). Not to say he did not invent things at all when his father was still alive but not as frequently as he did after the fact. “Being with him made
After he got back to the 95th foot 100 of the British army he got separation from his company. After his separation from his company. Rifleman Dodd encounters a little Portuguese boy who is handicapped, the little boy was called idiot. Rifleman Dodd ends up taking the little boy with him and he helps him the best that he could without ruining or jeopardizing his mission. But there was a problem in order to reunite with one of his fellow rifleman, he had to leave the little boy behind when he got pneumonia and started getting delirious, later on he finds company with a group of Portuguese irregulars who100 travel with him as the end up seeing the damage and horrors that the french army did.
Shortly after he finds out that his regiment had held the line. He tries to fake injury and go back to camp with the injured. On the way, he witnesses one of his good friend’s death. Lost and confused he runs back to the battle babbling madness. He grabs one of his fleeing comrades who in panic, hits him on the head with his gun.
This is conveyed in the film by the use of dialogue, camera shots and various techniques. At the beginning of the film when McM is admitted to the ward Bibbit cannot say a sentence without stuttering, this is shown through the use of dialogue. He talks at the group meeting with Nurse Ratched and says “I, I, I asked her to marry me”, his stuttering is caused by his fear of Nurse Rated and his mother who is a close friend of the nurse. However all this changes when he sleeps with Candy who is a prostitute. When he is found by one of the nurses aids and Nurse Ratched sees him he says “I can explain everything”, Nurse Ratched says “aren’t you ashamed Billy”, and he boastfully replies “no, I’m not”.
When he returns home, Lyman notices that his once carefree brother is now “jumpy and mean.” It’s obvious that the war has changed and traumatized Henry, most likely because he was a prisoner of war. Lyman and his mother consider taking Henry to go see a doctor, but figure that it would only do more harm than good. Lyman then gets the idea of banging of the red convertible (which he had kept in perfect condition while Henry was at war) to give Henry a goal and something to look forward to. Henry fixes up the car close to perfection and the two brothers go out for a drive like the summer many years before. At a creek bed, Henry admits that he knew what Lyman did to the car, they fight, and eventually Henry jumps into the water and the stream carries him away.
It is at this point, the narrator finally lets go and deals with his own sadness. Certain events in the narrator's life such as the deaths of his uncle, father, and mother have turned the narrator into an unfeeling man who can not forgive his brother Sonny for falling into a life of heroine addiction. Throughout the story the narrator is angered by the the choices his brother makes such as not attending school, drug use, hanging out in nightclubs, and eventually his arrest. The narrator's anger is expressed in one scene where he goes to his brothers apartment and tells Sonny “that he might as well be dead as live the way he was living”(Baldwin, 2007). It is not until the narrator's death of his own daughter Gracie does he try to reconcile with his brother Sonny through a letter to the prison.
My Father’s Waltz By Theodore Roethke (1942) Michelle Parker ENG 125 December 1, 2012 Things I found engaging in “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke (1942) were the language the content, and the theme. The language was compelling because it was really the thoughts of a young boy trying the help his drunken father get to bed. The content was engaging because it just showed the struggle he was dealing with. The ambiguous nature of family relationships is the theme. An example of the language in the poem that helps you “see” what the boy is thinking and feeling is: “The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy But I hung on like death” (1942) And, “The hand that held my wrist Was battered on one knuckle At every step you missed My right ear scraped a buckle.
Being a young man away from home cooked meals and that lovely warm cuddly sensation that you feel when your mum says goodnight to you was tough enough (Pause) ; let alone the fighting and killing of those that had become your best friends, (pause) your brothers. Well you imagine this. (Pause) One day you’re helping get your dying mate into a Huey, while the others are calling cover fire. Then a month later you’re in some public services office somewhere being told by some Vietnamese woman, who I could barely understand for that matter, that you can’t wear your boots inside as it’s classified as unclean. (Sarcastically) Yeah and she was telling me about unclean.