Lyman had a sense that Henry was already dead from the war. But never really knew about how his brother felt, all Lyman knew was that Henry was differ... ... middle of paper ... ...boys are happy. When Henry and Lyman are separated by the war, the car is left alone. When Henry comes back from the war Lyman tries to bond again, but when his efforts fail, he destroys the car. Henry wants to remain close and restore his personality, so he spends hours repairing the car.
This makes Victor to be a modern character who only think about himself. Victor did something only if it might help his future and get benefit from something he think it is good. Victor’s father had a savings account that is waiting to be collected, so Victor tried to get his father’s account and he prepared to go to Phoenix, Arizona where father died (Alexie, 21). Money symbolizes Victor’s selfishness and negative feelings. Victor does not think about others, but he only thinks about himself, and has negative thoughts while he lives his life.
Through the stories of these characters, O’Brien wants to ensure that his readers will not go to war. Since O’Brien believes he was “a coward” because he “went to war”, he tries to protect the rest of society by explaining the effects of his bad decision (72). Being a forty-three year old author writing about war decades after his experiences, it is of little concern to O’Brien whether he tells tales solely in line with the facts. He does not want the reader to care whether the stories he weaves actually happened, for he is only writing to “try to save lives with [his] stories” (232). His stories may be made up and his stories just might be complete lies, but the truth is irrelevant.
As adults, though they would often see each other on the reservation, however they would rarely interact. As an opportunity arises, when they arrived to his father’s trailer in Arizona, Victor finally apologizes to Thomas. He adds, “I never told you I was sorry for beating you up that time” (185) and accepts him for who he is.
For Krebs, lying led him to start rejecting his experience in war as being meaningful. “A distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war set in because of the lies he had told” (1). This indicates that Krebs feels he did something worthwhile and meaningful in the war. Krebs goes on to refer to this as “the one thing, the only thing for a man to do, easily and naturally” (1). Hemingway never tells what that one thing was.
Once Pip returned home to repay Joe and Biddy for their reliability, he made a difference in their lives and his own. After Pip had a near-death experience, he reexamined the valuable relationships in his life and admitted his mistakes. Richard has not been successfully redeemed in his private life because he honestly does not care about his family. Richard has clearly explained that he only cares about his public life because he has no intimacy with his family. Private lives are more important than public lives personal relationships are the ones that that truly count.
Dear Mark Twain, After reading your famous novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” I don’t feel that the ending you have created is suitable for the book. Throughout the entire novel, Huck is going to all extremes to help out a friend in need, Jim. As a slave, Jim is grateful for having such an honest and open friend like Huck, but it seems as if when he finds out he was free all along, things change. When Jim and Huck found themselves at the end of their journey, neither had anything left to run from because Huck’s dad was dead and Jim found out that Mrs. Watson freed him when she passed away a few months ago and hoped he would soon be with his family. Because of this ending of your choice, we never find out Huck’s true feelings about helping a run away slave besides what we learned earlier in the book.
Victor does not feel any real connection to the Native American Indian ways of life unlike Thomas, who is an obsessive storyteller. Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s name advocates his role on the reservation. Builds-the Fire can be interpreted as starting the stories, since fire needs an outside source to get started, so do the stories that are told. Thomas’ stories served a purpose when he was young, since Victor would ask him to tell his tales, but as he got older, people stopped caring. Even though he was not well respected for his stories by other Native Americans on the reservation, Thomas continued on with his tales.
Although Victor and his father have had many intimate moments and understand each other well, Victor’s father ultimately leaves his son. It is so cruel for a little boy that his father abandoned him, especially for a boy who has so much wonderful memories about his dad. But Victor still misses those good times he had with his father and hopes that his father will return one day. Victor “stood on the porch all night long and imagined his father’s motorcycles and guitars, until the sun rose so bright”( Alexie 331), because he misses his dad, he even makes a dream for himself to imagine his dad is waiting for him outside. It is kind of sad to read these heartbroken details, no one would like to see a little boy disappointed.
As Victor and Thomas approached the door to the trailer Victor says, "I never told you I was sorry for beating you up that one time." B. He does not say he wants them to be best friends again but he is showing how he cares about Thomas' feelings. II. The story about Spokane tells why Thomas goes along on the trip and why he liked Victor's father.