‘’Right after Truly bought our place, he told us that Obren had died of esophageal cancer in 2006. Petra had lasted almost as long as a Galapagos tortoise. The monsters always live (113).” From The Bosnia List by Kenan Trebincevic shows feelings that Kenan has towards his childhood neighbor by using signified signifier. Kenan has revealed the hatred and resentment that he feels towards Petra. The neighbor that betrayed his family while her husband helped them survive and not let them die of hunger. “Obren had died of esophageal cancer” this words are just cold and full of shame. Kenan feels pitiful towards the death of Obren because the man who had given them food when they were starving had died of a disease that prevent a person to get the nutrients needed for the body. His death is ironically, Orden had suffer of swallowing food, chest pain, heartburn, his food was getting stuck in and vomiting. The man who fed Kenan’s family ended up dying of a disease that provoked starvation to the body. “Petra had lasted almost as long as a Galapagos tortoise” Petra had aged in a way that time has made her pay her madness. She was not just old but also heavier comparing to an old wrinkly tortoise that had lived to be a monster. “The monsters always live”. Has given a sense that Kenan wishes that Petra had taken Obren’s place in the coffin. He doesn’t need to say that Petra deserves to have the esophageal cancer and have a slow and painful death. “monsters” has been to show how the inner side of a person not just the outside. Kenan has refer to Petra as a demon from hell because of her selfishness and madness actions tours Kenan’s family. Her attitude just made her a hideous person that other despite and cannot be around. Her evil impulsiveness has brought people to hold a grudge against her. The resentment that Kenan feels towards Petra has grown stronger with time that he is not going to be satisfied until she pays for what she has done to the family. Kenan’s feelings for Petra is making his soul sick and empty that all he can wish for her is the most painful death. But then again “Bad weed never dies” it can apply to Petra a selfish person that only thinks of herself, as humans we always ask ourselves why good people suffer and the bad live longer.
esophageal cancer- food getting stuck in the esophagus and vomiting, pain with swallowing, chest and back pain, heartburn, weight loss, and a hoarse voice.
Galapagos tortoise- giant tortoise, the largest living species of tortoise and 14th heaviest living reptile. With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates Charles Darwin referred to them as antediluvian and giant monsters…
Monsters- is any creature, found in legends or horror fiction that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by its appearance and its actions. The word usually connotes something wrong or evil. A monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and a freak of nature. It can be implied to figuratively to a person with similar characteristics like a greedy person or a person who does horrible things.

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‘’Right  after Truly bought our place, he told us that Obren had died of esophageal cancer in 2006. Petra had lasted almost as long as a Galapagos tortoise. The monsters always live (113).”

esophageal cancer-  food getting stuck in the esophagus and vomiting, pain wi6th swallowing, chest and back pain, heartburn,weight loss, and a hoarse voice.

Galapagos tortoise- giant tortoise, the largest living species of tortoise and 14th heaviest living reptile. with life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates Charles Darwin referred to them as antediluvian and giant monsters..

monsters- is any creature, found in legends or horror fiction, that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by its appearance and its actions. the word usually connotes something wrong or evil. a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and a freak of nature. it can be implied to figuratively to a person with similar characteristics like a greedy person or a person who does horrible things.

“Bad weed never dies” it can apply to Petra a mean selfish person that only thinks of herself, as humans we always ask ourselves why good people suffer the most and the bad live longer.

esophageal cancer a painful way to die and at the end the monsters live longer like the Galapagos tortoise,  continuing to hurt those around them.

1.details of non political issues

imperialism

tyranny

unity european issues

can’t communicate to both sides

‘the futility of the white man’s domination in the East.” “the white man with his gun, standing in front of the unarmed native crowd-seemingly the leading actor of the peace;but in reality I was only an absurd puppet pushed to and fro by the will of those yellow faces behind. I perceived in this moment that when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys. he becomes a sort of hollow, posing dummy, the conventionalized figure of a sahid. for it is the condition of his rule that he shall spend his life in trying to impress the “native,” and so in every crisis he has got to do what the “natives” expect of him. He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit in.

the officer was expecting a different result while working for the English empire but in reality he faced the with guilt the corruption of the government. even if he wanted to be different it seems that the people could not stand up for themselves and in all he had to play a role which he didn’t enjoy and did not agree but to make everyone happy he had to continue pretending and lying to himself that he was acting correctly.

  1. more to it

the elephant was more alive than dead but it also was destroying  areas that later it was going to cost more money to repair. to the conclusion the death of the elephant was a more precise decision then to keep it alive and see what it does.

“ It is serious matter to shoot a working elephant- it is comparable to destroying a huge and costly piece of machinery.”

“the elephant was worth at least a hundred pounds; dead, he would only be worth the value of his tusk.”

the decision was based on what was worth more.

3. the most important is the matter that there is a dilemma of moral be true to yourself or do what others want or expect for you to do.

The narrative, “I Stand Here Ironing,” by Tillie Olsen, seems to reflect on the political views about social conditions, the attitude of the Olsen’s narrator towards the government assistance tents to be an excuse for the treatment and the way she raised her older daughter Emily. The narrator did everything she could to provide for her daughter but being a single parent wasn’t easy “she was a miracle to me, but when she was eight months old I had to leave her daytime with the woman downstairs to whom she was no miracle at all” (93). The social economic status of Emily’s mother did not helped during the time of depression that the country was facing. Emily was neglected not just by her mother but also by the people around her. Emily grew up on her own not receiving the love and support that a child should acquire, when “She was two. Old enough for nursery school.” She was put in a nursery school just like the “kinds of nurseries that are only parking places for children” (93). Emily’s mother had to abandon her in different schools throughout her life to be able to provide for the family. Emily’s self-awareness and self-esteem just grew weaker by time, she had none to depend on and encourage her through life. In society’s eye she was an outcast and her insecurities grew with her “she fretted about her appearance, thin and dark and foreign looking… she should look a chubby blonde replica of Shirley Temple” (95). “She tormented herself enough about not looking like the others” (96). Deep down her mother knows that she doesn’t expect Emely to be successful in life because of everything that she went through on her own. The narrator’s was surprise to see that Emily is becoming a child of success, she has low expectations for her daughter Emily. ”she has much to her and probably little will come of it” (98). But to her surprise when “suddenly she was Somebody.” “Was this Emily?” (97) To her amazement her daughter had a gift that everyone loved. The narrators excuse for her daughter child hood has always been the era that she was born to “she was a child of her age, of depression, of war, of fear” (98), but never admitted that her decisions impacted Emily’s attitude tours life. The decisions that we make can affect those that are around us.

*In the book Malala, Malala likes Ugly Betty, and in the video Marjane is into the Bee Gees

*in both women are disrespected, men see women less then men.

*there was war in their home town.

*women need to cover their head.

*people that speak up against the government end up dead.

*everyone was afraid of executions, they took place every day.

*women are discriminated by the clothing they wear.

There was a time that I thought of giving up. Being a single parent can be very hard. I was tired of fighting in this world and not getting nowhere. I look at my two children and they are the ones that keep me going forward. They make me stronger, feel motivated, and they make me have carriage. I tell myself if a person that doesn’t have an arm or a leg can be successful, then I can to that I have everything. When things get bad, I need to have confidence in myself that I can get through things because I have to little persons that depend on me. They encourage me to be better to educate myself and get a better job. In some point they are my motivation to keep going forward.

As a Latina coming from a family that was born and raised in México I did not know what exactly Dia de los Muertos celebrated. I remember when I was younger my mom would set up an alter with fruit, bread, drinks and pictures of family members that had past, but I didn’t really understood why. Know that I had made my research on my own I learned that Dia de los Muertos is a holiday that focused on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. This celebration has his origin, is celebrated in different cultures in Latin America, and is also celebrated outside of Latin America. This celebration takes place from October 31, november1, and november2. It is connected with Hallows’ Eve, Hallowmas, and All Soul’s Day. This tradition include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite food and beverages of the departed. People visit the graves and take this gifts to the graves of the ones they love. Day of the death is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It is said that day of the death goes back hundreds of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess of the death. This holiday has spread throughout the world. In Brazil is call Dia de Finados is a holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain there are festivals and parades and by the end of the day people gather at cemeteries and pray for their love ones. This similar themed celebrations appear in other regions of Europe, Asia and African cultures. In the United States day of the dead is celebrated in many communities with Mexican residents and its similar to those from Mexico. November 1 is to honor children and infants. November 2 is to honor adults. Toys are brought for dead children and bottles of tequila, mescal or pulque or jars of atole for adults. The ofrendas are left at home to welcome the deceased. People believe the spirits of the dead eat the spiritual essence of the ofrendas. After the festivities the celebrators eat the food they believe it lacks nutritional value. Know I know that Day of the death stared hundreds of year back with the Aztecs. It is celebrated by many Latin cultures and also outside of Latin America like the United States.