Spending cut or tax rising, which one could promise Minnesota a better tomorrow after shutdown? It was a night of deep sorrow not only for the Minnesota governor Mark Dayton, but also for all people in American society including me. On the evening before July 1st , Dylan, my friend called me and brought discouraging news: we had to abort the plan of driving travel to Yellow Stone Park. I put down the phone with shock and disappointment. Yellow Stone Park is always the place that I dream of going to in the U.S. We planned the tour excitedly for the whole semester and Dylan promised me!
Response to The Wars Timothy Findley’s The Wars is the story of a young Canadian man who goes off to fight in the First World War, his experiences both on and away from the front, and his one final act of defiance against the crazy world in which he is thrown. Robert Ross is a 19 year old who comes from a well-off family living in Toronto during the early 20th century. Feeling responsible for his sister Rowena’s death (she suffered from hydrocephalus) he enlists in the field artillery unit. While training in Alberta, he is coerced into going to a local whorehouse where he realizes that one of his comrades, Eugene Taffler, is a homosexual. After this incident, he and the rest of the Canadian Contingent set sail to England.
1 Don’t You Dare Whistle In August of 1955, Emmett Louis Till of Chicago Illinois, was brutally killed for allegedly saying inappropriate remarks and wolf-whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi. No matter what the offense, murder shouldn't have been the consequence for an inappropriate remark or a whistle. And although young Emmett should not have been murdered, his death brought about a lasting change for good. Emmett was a 14 year old black boy, and an only child of his momma who was “liked by everybody” (Metress, 30). Emmett went to Mississippi to visit family for a week and was staying at the home of his uncle, Mose Wright.
References 1963, N., killed, a. D., & effect., t. w. (2013, March 6). Vietnam War - encyclopedia article - Citizendium. Welcome to Citizendium - Citizendium. Retrieved April 6, 2013, from http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Vietnam_War American Experience | PBS | Vietnam Online. (n.d.).
Yet, to me, it was just a story and I could never feel the intensity. Until I read the two essays, I was able to picture my grandfather’s experience. In Okinawa: The Bloodiest Battle of All, William Manchester insists on remembering the savagery of wars at Okinawa without exaltation and sentiment. In addition to the descriptive power of hatred, he also presents the essay in a sense of fear. On the other hand, in Michael Herr’s Illumination Rounds, he attempts to create a complete definition of Vietnam War through his discovery of its secretive history.
Eli talks about how he and his brother Eddy did everything together. They are unable to have any time with each other now. Ch. 3 & 4: Eli begins thinking about how the pantries were stocked with enough food exactly for 15 years but it has only been 6 and they are running out. He also thought he poisoned the cows.
The Red Convertible: A Brother in Arms Louise Endrich’s short story “The Red Convertible” is about how even the bonds of family and friends may not be enough to subdue the trauma caused by war. The story begins in 1974 as our narrator, Lyman, a Native American, retells the story about his brother Henry and the red convertible they both owned. After buying it impulsively, both of the brothers spend the summer driving around the Dakotas, Montana, and taking a hitchhiker back to Alaska. When they return home, Henry is sent to Vietnam and does not return for three years. 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.
I didn’t pick a specific passage for the author’s tone; I read the book and got the overview of the tone instead because the tone is so bipolar throughout the book due to the multiple soldiers in it. The Things They Carried by Tom O’Brien is a powerful outlook on the experiences of “grunts” or low-ranked soldiers in the Vietnam War and after the war. The author was a grunt during the late 60s in the Vietnam War, so his book is concurrently a group of fictional short stories, a war autobiography, and writer's memoir. O’Brien made it very clear that his book was to be considered a work of fiction. O'Brien immediately and most likely deliberately blurs the line between fact and fiction by dedicating the novel to certain individuals that the reader soon discovers
Nunez1 Renato Nunez Ms. Bayer AP English 11 September 10, 2012 In A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Chapter one uses 10 rhetorical/ literary devices, such as 1st point of view, setting, tone, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, repetition, external conflict (man vs society), motif, and imagery. The Motif of this chapter is that it talks about certain weapons that are used in war like artillery and certain ammunition that are only used by the military and soldiers marching to battle, this is important because it reveals the the theme of this chapter which is beginning of war and death. Setting is used on the beginning of the chapter to describe where he lives, “In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and the boulders, dry and white in the sun, and
All you hear is static as my shipmate Larry says “over” on the radio. We’ve been stranded trying to reach base for about two hours and all I can think is I should be home right now watching football drinking a cold beer , nut my buddy Jack asked me to cover his shift this weekend. Everything in the pit of my stomach said stay home, but I needed the extra hours. As I look out the window all I see is water, were just sitting ducks. At least until our radar starts working again or base contacts us back which ever one happens first.