Friday, November 19, 2010

The Stranger Part 1

The Stranger Part 1

In the passage when Raymond went back to look for the Arab mans for revenge and this time he has a gun and it was a very hot day including to the protagonist and the narrator of the story Meursault. Albert Camus suggest that human life has no purpose. And the only certain thing in life is death because all human will eventually meet death and lives are meaningless to where Raymond almost killed the Arab Mas as the sun beating down on Meursault

the protagonist, Meursault is a very emotionless guy who simply does not care about anything in the world. And its very surprising when we see the protagonist trying to calm Raymond down from doing something he would regret by shooting the Arab man. And luckily for the Arab man they were able to run away all thanks to an emotionless guy witch is very ironic that Meursault tried saving their lives.

In the passage Meursault starts walking on the beach by himself. The heat and the glare of the sun strike him like it did on the day of his mom funeral when he showed no emotions. And we can see that the sun is an important symbol in this book witch comes up in the most important passage. “My head ringing from the sun....” (pg. 57). the Author consistently uses the sun as a tool to represent the antagonism in the Novel.

In the Novel the sun plays around with Meursault emotions making him not care about anything such as when his mom died and when Marie told him that she loved him and he did not care. But at the same time Meursault is also honest witch means he does not think of hiding his lack of feeling by shedding false tears over his mother death witch can probably effect his life later on in this chapter.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Child Who Called “It”

A Child Who Called “It”

In Dave Pelzer's memoir A Child Called “It” the antagonist, “Mother” is evil for abusing her own loving child. Dave faced emotional and physical abuse from his mother but managed to overcome his situation. “in the years before I was abused, my family was the “Brady Bunch” of the 1960's”. When Dave was young he was a boy “blessed” with a loving and perfect parents. His mother loved him, they would go on vacations and adventures together. These were distant memories of Dave's “Childhood” until he was 4 years old his relationship with his mother has changed. A loving caring mother that once loved her son so very much, turned into the sick devil.

His mother was so evil that she would not give her son food and make him fight hunger. His mother would play “games” with him in order for Dave to survive. She treated him like a dog. As time goes on she becomes more abusive and evil, inventing more and more horrible “games” to play with Dave. Her favorite game was the gas chamber, where she mixes a bucket of ammonia and Clorox and locks him in the bathroom to breath in the mixture. She also played other games from waiving a knife to his face. The most evil thing she did in the book was that she stabbed him in the chest, after that his mother did not consider him as a son but a slave and no longer a boy, an “It”. His mom made him stand in the garage all day until he was order to do chores or go to bed. He was no longer allowed to eat or play with his brothers. And she made him go to bed and go to school with the same clothes every day.

“ i hate you I wish you were dead!”. Mother is very cruel and she frighten the whole family, she even frighten her own husband. Because Dave's father did not have courage to help him, he was afraid that his wife will hurt him as well because she was so evil. Dave's mother behavior began to worsen especially when Dave's father started to work 24-hour shifts. Dave went through so much hell with his mother, and there was nothing he could have done about it because he knew if he told, it will only get worse. His mom had no rights or purpose to abuse her son like that.

The beginning of this novel is the ending. Dave was saved by a police officer. During school Dave was sent to the nurse. She examined his body. She found many bruises. Dave tried to lie about it saying he got his by a bat, but he ended up telling her the truth. Dave was taken to the police station, the officer called his mom and told her Dave was in custody. Dave telling the nurse how his mom abuse him is the climax in the story