He sent a bat to eat one eye out of each baby to make them hideous and thus make everybody hate them (Evslin). Because of what Uranus executed, the baby Cyclopes were born with one eye. They grew to be of gigantic size (Hamilton 65). This beginning of the era of the Cyclopes proved to be a unique situation. Although the Cyclopes were born disfigured they led attracting lives.
Of the stories on the syllabus the one that I most closely related to was “The Big Two-Hearted River” by Earnest Hemmingway. During my first reading of this story it was the setting and the action of the main character Nick Adams that I connected with. Reading the opening sentences, grand visions of my childhood danced through my head. The story took me back to happy times of summers spent alone with my grandfather in the mountains of West Virginia. Like Nick, the camping and fishing trips were a welcomed relief from the city life and school for me.
In Pandora, she was created as a gift; a wife for Epimetheus, and a trap f... ... middle of paper ... ...ot only as the source of all evil but also the source of all life. Pandora, like Eve, can also be viewed in a similar way. Pandora in Greek literally means ‘all gifts’. She is often depicted as having only half a body with her legs cut off at the bottom, as if she is coming from the ground. The same can be said about Coatlicue in one of the Aztec creation myths, where the top half of her body went into the sky and the other half went into the seas, forming the earth to escape in fear of being wrongfully punished by her children.
The stone walls stood there in front of me like a fortress of solitude. The Alamo was a very depressing site, to see the way the people barricaded themselves inside to keep the enemies from getting to them. The enemies wanted to make peace and share the land. With our stubborn American minds, we decided not to make peace. Instead, we decided to fight against the Spaniards.
It is a conservative force as it prevents the subject class from overthrowing the ruling class. Therefore, Owen uses his profound disillusionment with organized religion in his poems and letters to give a damning indictment of this class-divided society. Le Christianisme is a direct attack on religion which can be seen by the two lines “So the church Christ was hit and buried/Under its rubbish and rubble”. Three words are very significant here “buried”, “rubbish” and “rubble”, creating a lexical chain of negative imagery about the church and “Christ”. After witnessing the horrors of war Owen believes religion to be “rubbish” with no use to it.
Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried” epitomizes the degradation of morals that war produces. This interpretation is personified in the characters who gradually blur the line dividing right and wrong as the motives for war itself become unclear. The morality of soldiers and the purpose of war are tied also to the truth the soldiers must tell themselves in order to participate in the gruesome and random killing which is falsely justified by the U.S government. The lack of purpose in the Vietnam War permanently altered the soldier’s perspective of how to react to situations and in most cases they turned to violence to express their frustration. The men’s mission was plainly described by O’Brien, stating “If you weren’t humping, you were waiting…It was boredom with a twist, the kind of boredom that causes stomach disorders.” (O’Brien, 34).
The failure of the British forces to control the countryside made it impossible for them to protect the loyalist from patriots (Mintz & McNeil, 2013). The patriots tarred and feathered and even killed those who were loyal to the crown. The British actions also alienated them from their supporters. They failed to take advantage of loyalist who had formed about seventy regiments to help the British control the colonies (Mintz & McNeil, 2013). The British commanders did not trust the loyalists nor respect their fighting ability, in the process alienating their potential supporters.
Shaara avoids historical opinion and provides his own opinion towards the Civil War and the people. The historical account of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg specifically, in Killer Angels conveys the attitude to toward war, attitude towards the Civil War, and cause for fighting the war of General Robert E. Lee, Joshua Chamberlain, James Longstreet, and John Buford. General Robert E. Lee gained stoic and legendary status as the heart and soul of the South in the Civil War, but many did not know his reasons and feelings for fighting the war. War and the slaughter of others did not interest Lee and he felt compassion for the Union. Lee had contradictory feelings towards war and says, “He was not only to serve in it but he was to lead it, to make the plans, and issue the orders to kill and burn and ruin…he could not do that” (Shaara 263).
The British were put in a weak moral position, as they could not combat peaceful movements like the ‘Quit India’ with violence. If they did, it would make the British look like brutal unjust tyrants and only add fuel to In... ... middle of paper ... ... a long arduous road that was not paved by one single factor rather it was three: Indian Nationalistic movements, British Economic inability to maintain a colony, and the Anti-Imperialistic notions that arose after WWII. These amounted to Britain’s decision to relinquish control of their crown jewel, India. However Britain wanted to leave this country in somewhat peace leading them to decide on Partition, the splitting of India for Hindus and Pakistan for Muslims. Although this choice was thought out with good intentions, the consequences were not thoroughly analyzed, leading to a nasty brutal war that would last for decades past.
She knew it was no use because she was already in bad shape. Superman took the kryptonite and all of the sudden stopped. He felt bad for Bizarrogirl. He saw her pain and didn’t want her to die. He thought about what to do over and over again but still had the same thought running through his head.