When he is declared healthy and ordered to rejoin his unit, he wonders how he can possibly go back into combat and considers deserting the army. So, sure, it's been banned, but it's also outstanding and important. However, despite how much I disliked it while reading it, I find I enjoyed the I picked up and put down this book several times before I finally forced myself to finish. Perry enlisted in the army because he could not afford to go to college and support his brother at the same time. As the story progresses they start to see how war can have a huge impact on your life. I have been told I am an excellent writer if I put my mind to it.
Myers' younger brother Thomas heard his war stories. They looked at the second child as he stood there. Not only did Perry find Pewee as a friend, he found multiple people like Lobel, Duncan, and Monaco. This is when Perry comes to realize that the war is real. The soldiers' language is raw, but appropriate to the characters. Brew was having to fight for the little time had had before he died.
Myers loosely based all of the characters in Fallen Angels on his own experience as a young soldier in Vietnam. Peewee helps Perry by standing up for him during several disputes. I looked over at Monaco. The story centers around Richie Perry, who joins the army to get away from home. My younger brother's death in Vietnam was both sobering and cause for reflection. They see their allies shooting allies.
Later, Captain Stewart unwittingly perpetrates Lobel's fantasy by embedding a television crew in their squad. I just heard Sergeant Simpson yelling for us to stay on the path. But to the men and women fighting, it is a living hell. As the plot of the novel continues, Richie has difficulty explaining his motives for joining the army to himself. Early in their tour of duty, there are racial and ethnic tensions among the squad members, which frequently result in physical confrontations.
Jamal has his ear to the ground and always tells Perry the truth about what is happening around them. Although for a book based on a war, it's not surprising seeing a theme such as this one show up. However, it was painful to read. An experienced soldier, Dongan knows how to keep himself alive. As the holidays approach, tension hangs thick over the barracks. Meyers could not have done better. But that's because it doesn't shy away from any part of the war: the gruesome violence, the depressing moments, the racism.
I didn't want to read it but I am glad I did. Thomas looked up to his brother, so he joined the army and was sent to Vietnam. I just heard Sergeant Simpson yelling for us to stay on the path. In the end, though, he rejoins his unit as ordered. He relizes he has nowhere to run, however, and returns to fight with his squad. Plot Overview Uncertain of his future goals, seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a black high school graduate from Harlem, travels to Vietnam to fight in the United States Army. When he wasn't talking or chewing, his mouth sort of hung open.
The plot is your typical emotional roller coaster. He confidently believes that the medical profile he has received for a knee injury will be properly processed and prevent him from engaging in combat. He was killed on his first day in combat. Jewish and possibly homosexual, Lobel is the target of prejudice nearly as frequently as the black soldiers, to whom he pledges his support in racial skirmishes. Richie makes friends with another soldier being treated at the hospital named Joe Derby.
It was the first time I had seen Peewee actually smile since I was back. Peewee and Richie fly home on the same plane, along with caskets containing dead soldiers. He also believes in the flurry of rumors about imminent peace and in the prevalent romantic myths about warfare. Monster is the name and thing that Steve considers himself as he has gotten in a bit of trouble. He left and went to a different hut to look for more wounded. Thoughtful, haunting, emotionally intense with a you-are-there feel.
Steve learned to make things unpredictable… 967 Words 4 Pages The book I chose is called Monster by Walter Dean Myers. The language is all used in context and is, in my view, relevant and acceptable. Perry and Peewee quickly became friends after finding out that they are in the same squad. I thought this book was going to be quite light-hearted; I was wrong. Lobel A curly-haired Jewish man from California who has joined the army to prove to his father that he is not gay the truth about his sexuality remains unclear. He was 76 years old. Then it was as if I were suddenly awake.
His grades were good enough to attend City College, but he could not afford to go. Some of them are friendly, and some of them have a strong desire to kill you. A sergeant assures them that they should encounter only easy, light work, as there is not much fighting near Chu Lai, where their company is stationed. I expected a heartfelt and suspenseful book about the Vietnam War. This wide lens unavoidably causes a large amount of distortion as well as gives the audience an acute sense of depth.