was, you have to know his background and the sittings that influence him. His mother and father Alberta Williams King (Mama King) and Michael King Sr.(Daddy King and Martin Luther King Sr.) were married on November 25, 1926(Carson 1). Daddy King was born in 1899, one out of ten children and worked in a field until the age of fourteen. King Sr. was forced to leave the fields of Stockbridge, Georgia because the field boss cheated his father out of money and he spoke up. So King’s Sr. mother feared that he was going to be punished or killed, she made him get on a bus to Atlanta, Georgia (Sitkoff 7).
"I gave him enough wire to patch up his pen" (226, 3). Sartoris father was now on trial, and as Sartoris watches, he feared for the family and his father, not for himself. And he feels grief and despair "the smell and sense just a little of fear because mostly of despair and grief" (226, 1). The author uses the term despair a number of times. This denotes hopelessness, and shows us that Sartoris sees that there is nothing he can do about the situation.
Inman escapes and continues his westward journey. Ada and Ruby become friends on the farm together. Ruby’s father, Stobrod, is caught in a corn thief trap the women set up. He explains that he too, is a deserter of the war, and is currently living in a cave with others. As Inman’s journey continues, he meets many people who help him in different ways.
In another case, Paul is seen trying to save the life of an enemy that he has stabbed, he fails but his efforts shouldn’t be forgotten. His friends refer to him as a hero, and he neglects this title and all the medals. Paul doesn’t like war and what it represents, to him, war is the real evil. The government forcing people into war, without giving them a choice is evil War can easily turn any person into a hero. Corporal Himmelstoss was an average polite postman before being drafted into World War I, not soon after he became a bully.
As such, the tone of "Barn Burning" is also memorial. Although "Barn Burning" isn't presented as a memory, the brief glimpse into the future, shows that a constant memorial to his father and his lost family is playing out in Sarty's mind. Likewise, that moment on the hill, with his back to his old life, and his face to the woods is a good case in point. The narrator constantly describes Sarty's emotions and his sensory experiences. The story's highly emotional and sensory tone is established in the very first paragraph when the hunger induced by the smell of cheese and the sight of the cans of meat in the store/courtroom, combine with the "fear," "despair" and "grief"
Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
When John Hickam sees his son and enquires to how the football training went, close camera angles show us the disappointment that Homer experiences on his face and as the camera cuts back to John we see how he thinks his son is weak. But as Homer’s dad says that he can work in the mine Joe Johnston deliberately cuts back to Homer to show the viewer that Homer’s face is forlorn and has a very stern expression-he does not want to work in the mine. The father and son have very different views and it is what is making the relationship that exists are very strained one. Other camera angles in this scene consistently show John Hickam being higher and bigger than Homer. As the scene continues, this technique
“We paused over a snapshot of Ted Lavender, and after a while Jimmy rubbed his eyes and said he’d never forgiven himself for Lavender’s death. It was something that would never go away, he said quietly” (27). Cross believes that because he was so obsessed with his fantasy of Martha and the life they might lead after the war, he was negligent. Therefore, Cross sees Lavender’s death as the result of his negligence. His confession to O’Brien, years later, testifies to his intense feeling of guilt about the incident.
In All Quiet on the Western Front the protagonist is Paul Baumer because we experience the story from his point of view and thus we sympathize with him. Paul’s situation is troubling because his life and the lives of other soldiers his age “have become a wasteland” (20). War has changed them and the world so much that they don’t really know what they are going to do once the war finishes. They don’t know any trades; all they know is war. The value of their lives was also changed by war.
When Troy hesitates to allow the football recruiter to come by, Rose declares that Cory is able to make something out of himself because “times have changed from when you was young, Troy. People change. The world’s changing around you and you can’t even see it” (40). Troy believes that his son won’t make it in football because he unconsciously reminds himself of the injustices of the world he grew up in. Troy’s inability to accept change and even his inability to see the change the world is undergoing directly hurts his relationship with not only Cory, but also indirectly impairs his ability to understand his own wife.