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First They Killed My Father-Themes
Transcript of First They Killed My Father-Themes
2. Be who you are
3. Survival of the fittest.
5. Wisdom comes in all shape and sizes.
6. Struggle make you stronger
7. People are willing to do anything survive.
8. Family is the most important part of life.
9. Don't dwell on the past
10. Courage is always needed. People are willing to do
anything survive. The theme people are willing to do anything is important to the novel because it is shown through out the book. If people in the book weren't willing to do somethings they did, they would have most likely died. Some ate bugs(Ung, 82), loved ones(Ung, 82), even were willing to be beaten just to survive(Ung, 64). They would have died from stravation more than anything, but if Ma wouldn't have sent them away Loung, Chou and Kim they all would have died not just Ma and Geak. Ma had to be willing to do anything for her children to survive. People are willing to do anything to survive is a theme shown through out the book. Even characters of movies, now of days, are willing to do anything to survive. "Who would believe it? All I know is, people will do anything to survive. I want to live and I don't care how" (IMDb). The Island in 2005 showed how when being hunted down the star of the movie is willing to do anything in order to survive. Civilized boys from the age of five to twelve old are willing to turn savage and violate to survive. "'Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in'" (Golding, 104)! This quote shows that civilized boys are willing to kill a pig in order to survive. Water is a necessary for life. If you had to walk many miles for water in order to surive you would.“This situation therefore forces residents to walk for as far as 10km in search for water” (Binga). To survive these residents are willing to walk in search for water, showing that people are willing to do anything to survive. People are willing to place themselves in harms way in order for food to survive. "It is clear from the red marks on his face, cheeks, and legs that Kim suffers abuse from his new "friends" who spit on him and beat him. However, at ten years old, Kim knows he has to endure their cruelty to help feed his family" (Ung, 64). Kim is willing to get hurt so that him and his family will not have to die from starvation. When suffering from starvation even good people are willing to eat their love ones to survive. "They say she was a good woman, not a monster the soldiers portray her to be. She was so hungry that when her husband died from eating poisonous food, she ate his flesh and fed it to the children" (Ung, 82). The woman was willing to eat her husband in order to survive. Theme Project Theme in Today's World IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399201/quotes>.
Fleury, John. "Tweet 0 Activision Announces First-Person The Walking Dead Game." We Got This Covered. N.p., July 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/activision-announces-firstperson-walking-dead-game/>.
Daily Mail Reporter. "'I Had to Eat Piece of My Friend to Survive': Torment of 1972 Andes Plane Crash Survivor Still Haunted by His Ordeal 40 Years Later." Mail Online. N.p., 13 Oct. 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217141/I-eat-piece-friend-survive-Torment-1972-Andes-plane-crash-survivor-haunted-ordeal-40-years-later.html> Works Cited Works Cited In order to not be sent off to war and be killed, men and women are willing to marry. Even if it means marrying someone they don't know or love."During his visits Khouy speaks very little about his new wife beyond the fact she is alive and well. It is clear even to me that it is a marriage of convenience and not love" (Ung, 72). Khyou is willing to marry a stranger in order not to be spent off to war and maybe even die, even if he doesn't love her. Many people consider eating another human taboo but people are willing to even eat a friend to survive."Forty years on from the plane crash that changed his life forever, Dr Roberto Canessa still vividly remembers having to eat the flesh of friends to survive" (Daily Mail Reporter). The quote shows how in a life or death situtation humans are willing to eat even there dead friends. Relevant to Today One of the most know television series, "The Walking Dead", has the common theme, people are willing to do anything to survive. "Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death, some growing willing to do anything to survive" (Fluery). This quote is part of a summary showing that most characters are willing to do anything to escape death. Flight 571 Plane Crash Golding, William. "7." Lord of the Flies. New York: Coward-McCann, 1962. 104. Print.
"Binga Folk Walk 10km in Search of Water." NewsDay Zimbabwe. N.p., 14 Mar. 2011. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <http://www.newsday.co.zw/2011/03/14/2011-03-14-binga-folk-walk-10km-in-search-of-water/>.
Ung, Loung. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000. Print. My Theme A mother is willing to send her children away for them to live."'If we stay together, we will die together,' she says quietly. 'but if they cannot find us, they cannot kill us.' Her voice shakes when she speaks. 'You three have to leave and go far away. Geak is four and too young to go. She will stay with me'" (Ung, 121). A mothers love for her children is one of the strongest of all. She wants them to be able to live and escape their fate. If were facing death we will be willing to eat anything so that we may live. "When no animals are caught, we roam the feilds for grasshoppers, beettles, and crickets. In Phnom Penh, I would have thrown up someone told me I would have to eat those things. Now, when the only alternative is to starve, I fight others for a dead animal lying in the road" (Ung, 82). Even thou she never thought about eating them before she must eat them now if she wants to survive. Willing to Walk Everything now of days is provided for us usually, if you need something most of the time you can just ask. Even though in our world today, we don't have to struggle as hard as humans did a hundred years ago. But if faced with a life or death situation we would do anything to survive. In today's world there is T.V. shows, movies, even real life situations. People are willing to do anything to survive is a common theme even in life.