JMJ The Singing Tree In the historical novel, The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy, the author shows that a common goal among people of different nationalities and religious beliefs is to live a peaceful life. Even when nations become entangled in the destructive acts of the Great War in 1914, the common man still strives for peace. Kate Nagy and her cousin Jancsi, both thirteen years old, and their family represent the common man in Hungary who tries to live in accord with their fellowman. In this book, the Hungarian people live together in peace and harmony, even in wartime, as shown by the Nagy’s loving family life, their ability to live and work together with people of different cultures, and their recognition that all men are brother. Throughout the book, the Nagys illustrate a loving family life.
Aside from the challenges that he has had to confront in his life, we can see that he is a very joyful man with no self-pity when he stated “… I’ve been called a ‘lost boy’, but I’m not lost from God. I’ve lost my parents, but God’s helped me… ” (60 Minutes documentary). In her childhood, Farah lost her leg when she stepped in a land mime. She was sent to Germany for recuperation; while she was there, she had to get her leg amputated. When she returned to her homeland Afghanistan, they were in the midst of a civil war.
How do we know this to be true?”. “ We have a religion that was given to us from our forefathers and has been handed down to our children. We worship in that way. It teaches us to be thankful for all the favors we receive; to love each other, and to be united. We never quarrel about religion.” “Brother, the Great Spirit has made us all, but He had made a great difference between his white and red children.
The Singing Tree, by Kate Seredy A common goal among people of different nationalities and religious beliefs is to live a peaceful life. Even when nations become entangled in the destructive act of war, the common man still strives for peace. In The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy, the Hungarian people live together in peace and harmony, even in wartime as shown by their loving family life, their ability to live and work together with people of different cultures and their ability to recognize that all men are brothers. Throughout the book, the Nagys illustrate a loving family life. The Nagys family displayed how caring they are towards one another.
In the novel the main character, Harry Hodby and his father, Mr. Hodby have both lost someone close to them. Because of this, they can both understand how love can endure beyond the grave. Harry lost his close friend Linda in a dreadful flood. This was devastating for Harry, he loved Linda a lot and as mentioned in poem The Flood, he often goes to Pearce Swamp “…to remember Linda/ and the day of the flood…” Harry also lost his mother, Mr. Hodby’s wife. On Sundays, they go to visit her grave.
His name symbolizes youth and good nature. His youth suggests that he has yet to be corrupted by the rest of the world and still holds on to the innocence that comes along with youth. Brown’s wife, Faith, symbolizes the good things in the world, and some would go as far to say that she represents heaven in this story. “When Brown leaves his wife Faith for the forest, he loses his faith temporarily. He hesitates in the forest and wishes to return to the village for Faith, because he loves his wife Faith dearly and wants to resume his faith in human beings and in God and his religion.” (Zhu) When we are introduced to these characters one already receives an accurate idea that this story is about faith itself.
Jody’s sense of responsibility helped him to enjoy his experiences in raising Flag, the fawn. The soft or nurturing virtue in him helped him to be a loving caretaker for the fawn. Jody’s longing for a steadfast companion and Flag’s want of a mother helped them grow a bond of friendship and brotherhood that never broke. The self-sacrifice Jody showed in giving up food and time for the fawn makes him a great role model for the children of today. Jody’s Christian virtues of love, charity, and self-sacrifice helped him to enjoy life and to gain great happiness in serving Flag.
What I`ve learned in my family is that a family that loves each other, cares for each other. Almost every family is like that, in the book “The Watson`s go to Birmingham 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis you can tell that their family shows each other love, and when life gets hard and bad things happen like death they stick together . Even in the Winter when it`s below Zero degrees It`s shows how much they love and care for each other. In the “Watsons go to Birmingham 1963” it shows tons of love and care throughout the book. Like when Byron told Larry Dunn not to mess with Kenny at school because he was picking on him.
His mother, Gail, protected him the best she could. David even had a baby sitter to look after him, Marie Little Soldier. However, David as a child simply thought she was the housekeeper. As an innocent 12 year old David thought “she was sexy” (p.26). David also looked up to his uncle, Frank, as an athlete, handsome and a genuine war hero.
She had been looking at the face of her dead half-brother searching for any resemblance between the two of them. Her Dad is happy because of her presence. His father told her that her brother was an acolyte in the church and he was assured of going to a better place because he was a good child. Her brother was has been compared to her. She is always been called “Sinverguenza” shameless daughter.