I thought they would have won this battle by now, seeing how powerful the U-boat is. However, Germany is still in control of this attack. Clearly all these men are gladiators like Ares. I thought this power was used in a good way. The U-boat could have avoided them, but at what cost?
Whenever a person is going through a situation in their life, or is in a particular setting; if they listen to a certain piece of music a few times, this piece will then be connected to that atmosphere. When they decide to listen to that piece again, they will remember the particular setting they were in. This experience is the most powerful one. The ability to backtrack to a moment in your life through music is something that is really quite beautiful. This is why certain pieces are associated with certain events.
And fear the time when the strikes stop while the great owners live—for every little beaten strike is proof that the step is being taken.” | Pg.151 | This is one of my favorite quotes from the book. It was odd at first that Steinbeck started giving war a positive light, however after reading it over I completely agreed with the quote. Man is constantly moving forward step by step. This also reminded me of how in the book Tom was just trying to put “one foot in front of the other” so that he could deal with his situation. Men always advance and as they do, it can be a struggle so it is almost like everyone is just stumbling
Though Deck was very wise with his words, he often contradicts himself and changes his beliefs. At the beginning of Caucasia, Deck was a very race-oriented individual who cared deeply about style and he had a monstrous amount of pride for who he was (especially amongst his friends). In the beginning of the story Birdie said “My father always spoke differently around Ronnie. He would switch into slang, peppering his sentences with words like “cat” and “man” and “cool”” (10). This is showing that he was trying to make himself into something he never had been, just to do what he thought was “cool” at the time.
“Do you want me to run that kite for you?” Amir was doing anything for Sohrab, he cared so much for this little boy and he finally realized that he had to live for someone else. When Sohrab tried committing suicide, Amir said “Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness”. Sohrab wanted to die, and was not happy that Amir saved him, so he tried everything he could to show Amir would be an amazing father. 4) Amirs spirituality changes over the course of the novel. At the beginning, Baba dismisses religion out of Amir’s life.
Amir see the consequence of crossing the Taliban, but still he sets an appointment with the man he believes purchased Sohrab. There he finds out that the Taliban official is Assef. Amir stands up to Assef and demands that the boy be released to him even though his words could get him stoned to death. Assef attacks Amir. ”I don’t know at what point I started laughing, but I did.
I prefer them than people. So much calmer, an’… there just so forgivin’. Either way I got to talk to someone, a big crazy fella’ called Lennie! He aint’ what I expected but he sure is a nice fella’. He always talks about his frien’ George, I don’t like George, he treats me wrong ever since he arrived.
The South was thrilled. Political leaders had to come together and restate the purpose of the war. It was a full-blown disaster for the North. General McDowell was even accused of being drunk in the battle. Lincoln learned valuable lessons from this; he knew he needed to find military leadership he could rely on.
Research Paper 2nd draft Eng 1020 “There are a million theories to Iago's motivations, but I believed that Iago was once a good soldier, a great man's man to have around, a bit of a laugh, who feels betrayed, gets jealous of his friend, wants to mess it up for him, enjoys causing him pain, makes a choice to channel all his creative energy into the destruction of this human being, and becomes completely addicted to the power he wields over him. I didn't want to play him as initially malevolent. He's not the Devil. He's you or me feeling jealous and not being able to control our feelings.” This quote is from Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic, by Andy Serkis. He played Iago in 2002 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England.
On page 18, Gene admitted his envy towards Phineas. He thought, “It was hypnotism. I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything. I couldn’t help envying him…” Gene was an introvert, while Phineas was an extrovert. His jealously of Finny’s trait increased throughout the novel because Finny continued to smooth-talk to get out of trouble.