‘War Crimes’ is a shockingly revealing and confronting text. It challenged much of my own experiences and additionally, much of what society values and believes. ‘War Crimes‘ has the ability to open our eyes to a great deal of issues, most of which we aren’t exposed to in our everyday lives, including Iraqi culture and beliefs, the media promoting issues of racism, xenophobia and misogyny and global conflicts such as war. I found much of it confronting, but also revealing and interesting. After reading it I was shocked at the attitudes some people have towards others, in particular the xenophobia that was explored in the text.
The sanatorium is Maria’s new society, she’s been taken away from what she once knew and is transported to something cruel, unsafe, and dangerous place that will begin to have an affect on her. Also, later on in the story Marquez shows the reader how much Maria hates this new society. “Maria realized ... ... middle of paper ... ...led the pig he became bloodthirsty, almost obsessed. All he wanted to do was kill and that’s not what he was like in the beginning of the story. Jack had begun to lose his mind “The madness came into his eyes again” (Golding 57) Again, Jack shows his obsessiveness to kill, that’s all he wants.
Why couldn't I see that my sins could not be covered up and swept away? My first sin only multiplied and resulted in the murder of a warrior that faithfully served my kingdom while I committed adultery with his wife. The Prophet Nathan finally showed me my sins, and even to this day I repent them. It was that day, while I wept in sorrow that The Lord spoke though Nathan and told me that my sins would bring evil to my house, and result in the death of my first son by Bathsheba. The Lord is merciful and great in forgiving me of my sins, but I regret that my sins have caused so much pain and suffering for the family that I love.
In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini’s repeated the use of rape, sickness, and sacrifice to represent many different things throughout the novel. To begin, rape is an occurring motif throughout the novel to symbolize a loss of innocence, sacrifice, as well as mental and physical scarring. One of the most tragic and tear-jerking moments in the entire novel surrounds the moment when Amir decides to not help Hassan while he is getting raped. Reading this part, it is very hard not to get furious with Amir because obviously what he did was wrong but he did have reasoning behind not helping his brother. Amir stands there for a few reasons; one of the reasons being is his desire for his father approval, which he knows he can receive by coming home with the kite.
He knew how to appeal to people's basic instincts and made use of their fears and insecurities, making manipulation one of Hitler's greatest assets. Since he was able to get his audience so passionate and zealous over his goals, they would follow him regard... ... middle of paper ... ...t of good for Germany. Under his rule, he provided employment and stabilized the economy, which helped Germany pull out of an economic depression that was plaguing the rest of the world. However, I understand majority of people in this planet would say that Hitler was a horrible human being. Many people do not want to recognize that he was a great leader because he committed some horrible things and might disagree about him being a great leader because he led Germany to another loss, but this was inevitable because one man and one country cannot stand against the world and hope to win.
We can all agree that Hitler’s master plan was corrupt. And that it is to the world’s benefit that Hitler was not able to accomplish his master plan. But we must also notice that Hitler is a man who had a great amount of power, and came as close as anyone to dominating the world. Although his beliefs and actions are defiantly corrupt, Hitler’s effect on the world is enormous. Hitler fought for the German culture that he loved, and influenced the Germans into fighting with him.
His story may seem very inspiring to the common people, making him relatable. Both men match the definition of a “tragic hero” so far. They were both belove... ... middle of paper ... ... he wasn’t so power hungry after being elected the leader, he would have been remembered for the things helping the german’s rather than all the evil deeds he committed such as killing millions of jews, starting a war, and costing german soldiers their lives. You could at least feel a little pity for him, he did countless things to better german’s lives, but his other actions would eventually lead him to his downfall making him a tragic hero in my opinion. Macbeth and Hitler both match the characteristics of a tragic hero in my opinion.
They all illustrated humanity and the inner conflicts we may go through each day, yet not as big and heightened as the boys went through in the book. Made me wonder how this book could be applied to today’s society. I believe fear, superstition, and greed fuel many evil things today whether big or small. Power hungry humans fight all throughout history and is usually for these reasons. Personally, the book taught me about how people deal with situations when they are under pressure, one’s need... ... middle of paper ... ...island.
Dog Soldiers is a story laced with despair, paranoia, and several other not so fuzzy moods, and this quote from the main character elegantly demonstrates this mood. The tone of the book was a point of interest and displeasure for me, since this was one of my first experiences with total negativity, it was a fun struggle for me to understand the point or the necessity of such an angry mood. At the same time it made me very uncomfortable, sometimes to the point where I would have to stop reading for the day. There is a constant stream of action in this story, which makes it rather difficult to process what's going on as it happens. The story rarely drags and it is written so that it feels very real and alive.
Both Woodgate and King have a plentiful supply of imagery in their speeches to grasp attention and create interest. Woodgate describes the hostility and jeering as 'vicious, rabid hyenas' and similarly, King depicts racial injustices as "quicksands" in "the valley of despair." King's "Promised Land" speech contrasts dramatically with his 'I have a dream' speech and Woodgate's "We shall overcome" speech. He appears to be telling almost a life story - it seems to be sombre and apprehensive, "I may not get there with you" and "But it doesn't matter with me now." 'Did he know he was going to get killed?"