but simply pause. In Brett Anthony Johnston’s quietly devastating novel, Remember Me Like This, “they” are Laura and Eric Campbell, whose son Justin Campbell, 11 at the time of his disappearance, has been missing from his Southport, Texas home for four years. They are still posting fliers in shop windows around town and the neighboring Corpus Christie, still searching missing children websites, still celebrating Justin’s birthday and buying him Christmas presents. But they’re barely hanging on.
starts them. War stems from human greed and ignorance and is often used as a tool by men to seek fame and glory. People remember the glory of Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Napoleon but forget the number of deaths caused by these so-called heroes. War is about death and the destruction of the human character and spirit. World War I, not only claimed millions of lives, but left deep scars in the memories of those who survived. Disillusioned and disheartened, these young people became known
Of all the heroes who return from the war, his homeward voyage is the longest and most perilous. Although Odysseus is in many ways a typical Homeric hero, he is not perfect, and his very human flaws play an important role in the work. Penelope - the "much-enduring" wife of Odysseus and the patient mother of Telemachus. If travel is Odysseus' test, staying home is Penelope's. She keeps home and family intact until Odysseus can return to claim his rights. The suffering she undergoes
Elizabeth, the young orphan who at a very early age became part of his distinguished family. He remembers how his mother died of scarlet fever, which she caught from Elizabeth, and that his mother's dying wish was that Elizabeth and Frankenstein would one day marry. "She joined the hands of Elizabeth and myself. 'My children,' she said, "My firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union." Frankenstein also explains how his, almost obsessive