I learned through our activity that this passage reflects Mishima’s Shinto beliefs, that nature is a force of good. Another important aspect of the novel that I learned during our presentations was gender roles. When we discussed the gender roles of Shintoism, I realized that Hatsue and Shinji’s relationship clearly did not go by the rules and that is why it created so much conflict. This is not something that I immediately grasped during my reading of the novel so learning about Mishima’s strict beliefs and traditional Japanese values made it clear why the characters of Uta-jima gossiped about Shinji and Hatsue so much. Overall, this experience greatly deepened
Holden explores the concept of relationships through the similar attitudes displayed towards popular society and his repulsion of their values. Holden is seen throughout the novel to have difficulty accepting people due to their pretentious nature and expresses this through the constant use of the word “phony.” “…very phony, Ivy League voices, one of those very tried, snobby voices” this quote by Holden displays his criticism of middle to upper class America. Holden’s relationship with his own parents is one that he deems
A hard sound such as “t” “b” gives the situation more of harsh tone such as “the neighbors were walking around burning and bleeding” (90). This doesn’t give the soft tone of sympathy but a harsh tone of death. Hersey likes to use alliteration to evoke a feeling into the reader’s mind of pathos, more if he or she had just read the story. Alliteration offers the chance of more feelings and emotions to readers throughout the story. John Hersey’s Hiroshima is not only a detailed account of the Americans bombing Japan in 1945, but he inserts rhetorical devices that encourage readers to feel pathos while reading.
Part 4 commences with a break from the Mariner’s story, the wedding guest has interjected as he “fear(s) thee ancient Mariner!” which is unsurprising considering the previous part recounted solely the story of the Ancient Mariner. When the wedding guest says ‘I fear thee’, ‘I fear thy’, the repetition has been used by Coleridge to covey the wedding’s guest alarm as the repetition creates tension. Similarly when the wedding guest describes the Mariner ‘thou art long, and lank and brown’ by the use of a triplet this too adds to the on going tension. The metaphor ‘brown, as the ribb’d sea-sand’ describes how the Mariner has become so weather beaten it makes him look rather delirious. It also links to nature, this helps the reader to create a clearer image of the Mariner as for so long has be been at sea with deprived of social norms he has almost become part of nature.
He wrote what he thought might make the book more entertaining to his audience while telling a true story, Much like the movie Titanic. That tells the tragic true story of how a great ship sunk, while also being told a fictitious story of a man and woman falling in love aboard the ship. The director of this movie added the romantic twist to draw in an audience, but while watching this movie the audience also learned about how the ship really sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic. In the same way Capote added little things to the characters and even added some scenes to thrill the reader a little more while still telling the truth. In Cold blood is a non-fiction novel that Capote composed after researching and gathering all the information he could.
This battle awakened the crew and they give up perceived power in order to be successful. Then they’re victorious, the crew makes sacrifices and appeases in order to reach to victory. Also, I think German’s power of the U-boat will be too great for the enemy and the opponent will be destroyed. Furthermore, I don’t think the enemy will take this loss very well. Significance: The author is showing how powerful the U-boat is by winning the battle.
These feelings of hatred arose when the Japanese began to move into the United States in search for work industries on the West Coast. Upon there arrival, they encountered racist reactions from many Americans. The Americans believed that the Japanese were stealing jobs and lowering wages. Many laws were passed that openly discriminated against Asians, Japanese in specific. Many of these laws stated that Japanese could not become citizens of the United States and could not hold basic rights.
Holden has proven to hint at the idea that he has been a bit too much influenced by movies, which would most likely be a reason why Allie’s death was such a big deal. The movies have had a role in Holden’s life because they made him to believe that the protagonist or the “good” guy always miraculously survives dire situations, which made him believe that Allie would survive somehow through the leukemia. This idea was hinted towards when Holden was talking about how he felt after Maurice had punched him in the gut, Holden said that he was picturing himself going to the elevator, shooting Maurice, smoking a cigarette, and call up Janet to bandage him up. The idea of the “good” guy winning the battle is a very typical movie type of ending, which points to how influenced Holden is by the movies. The very same type of ending was seen when Holden recalled the movie he watched about the Englishman who had lost his memory and his response to it.
Management’s implementation of the movement sheet and strict leave policy, denying leaves even for some serious and emergency situation, as well favoritism and constant threat of termination when requesting shift changes contributed to the collapse of industrial relations. The attitude of the vice president was a great factor too. The Japanese Vice President behaved like a dictator and did not handle situations well (for instance kicking employee for being two minutes late or knocking cap off for being the wrong color). 2. Discuss the failures on the part of the Japanese and Indian managers that contributed to the present situation.
Reflective Statement: Structures of Emptiness/Decay of Mishima’s Japan My group presented the oral presentation on structures of emptiness and the decay of Japan, and many of my group members interestingly pointed out the open nature of Mishima himself. In the article given to us, it pointed out that Mishima was quite critical of modernism and western society. The members of my group interestingly pointed out that The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea could be a societal commentary, especially with the killing of the cat and in a strange way, the implied killing of Riuji could symbolize the suicide of Mishima. All of these aspects were investigated in our oral presentation. The topic mostly focused on in my presentation was the decay of Japan from the perspective of the author – Mishima, being an anti modernist, supported the traditional Japanese culture and in the text, Noboru and his gang resemble the new modernism developing amongst the generations to come, and this is shown through their attitude towards their elders.