is an action to change the way things are.
Rebellion is the action, attitude and outlook. It is a refusal of
obedience or order. It refers to open
resistance against the orders of an established of authority. Rebellion can
change lives, people and even shape tomorrows future.
the novel, the writer stresses the energy of people to pick their own
particular desyiny regardless of their general surroundings. A few characters
are changed by the cruelty around them in view of the deplorability of war.
Werner additionally encounters one world inside another through his obsession
with Marie-Laure. She “takes up residence inside him”. Werner Pfennig, a brilliant German boy whose
dream is to be a scientist, resists to spend his life in a coal mine, leaves
behind his sister, and takes up an invitation to join a Nazi school where he
learns Pure math only numbers. He is goes and joins the Nazi military and
becomes part of a team that locates and destroys anti-German radio
the novel asks how much power individuals need to pick their own destiny, and
to what degree lives are determined by what goes on around them. War makes
peoples choices hard to make or impossible.. In the novel, Frederick tells
Werner, “Your problem is that you still believe you own your life”. In another
scene, Werner tells Marie-Laure that she has been brave. She says, “I wake up
and live my life. Don’t you do the same?” Werner answers, “Not in years. But today. Today maybe I did.” Werner’s
response shows that she has been fighting for the resistance.
Frederick, Werner’s friend, who is also in the Nazi
school, refuse to participate in killing a
Later, he is singled out for punishment and beaten so severely that his mind is
damaged. Fredrick exhibits rebellion by
refusing the take instructions
Werner’s friend, who is also in the Nazi school, refuses to take partake in murdering a vulnerable
Jew man. Afterward, he is singled out by the nazi officials and beaten so
seriously that his brain gets damage for ever.
Fredrick exhibits rebellion by refusing the take instructions and
choosing to do what is right.
Jutta Pfennig, Werner’s younger sister,
while she is in the orphanage, uses the radio that Werner
fixes to listen
to foreign radio broadcasts, even after they are banned. Because of her access
information, Jutta is suspicious of Nazi propaganda and doesn’t want Werner to
radio is an
example of “worlds
within worlds” as
is the replica
to Marie-Laure. The music that Werner
and Jutta hear when Werner first fixes
the radio seems
to transport them to another world, far away from the bleak German countryside
Werners younger sister, Jutta, who is still
in the orphanage, uses the radio that Werner fixed to listen to radio broadcasters
although they are not allowed, but she stills listens regardless and gains more
knowledge about the Nazi, Jutta is quickly convinced that the Nazi are not up
to any good and is scared if Werner goes to Schulpforta., he going to be like
the Nazis. Werner’s radio is an
example of “worlds within worlds” a quote repeated throughout the book and also
a quote regarding the replica of Saint-Malo in Etienne’s house.
Madame Manec Etienne’s housekeeper is
unwilling to sit by and let the Germans destroy her
she organizes a
group of old
women in Saint-Malo to work
for the resistance. She
Allied intelligence to be delivered to her in loaves of bread and broadcast
Manec, Etienne’s housekeeper does not want to see the German troops take over France.
She organizes resistance group of mostly old women to resist against the Germans. She arranges information from the allies to be
sent through loaves of bread so that the Germans do not suspect anything.
becomes part of the French resistance effort. She and Uncle Etienne use the
radio that was left in the attic to broadcast information about the Germans to
others in France. The Germans took away all the radios in Saint-Malo, but
Etienne forgot that he still had a radio in the attic, the radio was used back
then when Henri Etienne’s brother was alive, to broadcast science shows.
Madame Ruelle who is the owner of
Saint-Malo’s bakery and one of Madame Manec’s fellow
fighters, she bakes slips of paper with Allied intelligence into loaves of bread;
these loaves home to Etienne, who broadcasts the information on his radio. She
asks Etienne to chart the locations of German
anti-aircraft guns and broadcast them
Allies. He goes
outside during curfew to do so and is arrested
As life in
Saint-Malo and all of France worsens under German occupation, the French do
best to ignore
the situation. Madame Manec and her friends call this phenomenon “the time of
ostriches’ practice of
burying their heads
in sand. Madame
what it can be like to fight against an oppressive system and feel alive. She
that resisting the Germans makes her feel young again. Madame Manec’s words to
shortly before she dies that “Heaven is a lot like this” suggests that, where
world ends and
life in Saint-Malo and France gets worse and worse under German authority, the
French try to act as if nothing is really going on. Madame Manec and her friends say that france
is in “the time of ostriches” meaning ostriches “practice of burying their
heads in the sand” because of how France is ignoring its current situation. Madame
Manec demonstrates what it can be like to fight against an oppressive system
and feel alive. She tells Marie-Laure that rebelling against the Germans makes
her feel like she is young again. Madame
Manec’s tells Marie-Laure shortly before she dies that “Heaven is a lot like
this” suggests that, where one world ends, another begins.
revolt are distinguished by
their different aims.
Rebellion is to
power while a revolt seeks to overthrow and destroy that power. Rebellion over the
years is quite
effective in many ways. Rebellions lead
to outcome that impacted socio, political
situations of the places where they happen.
and revolt are distinguished by their different aims. Rebellion is to evade an oppressive power
while a revolt seeks to overthrow and destroy that power. Rebellion over the years is quite effective
in many ways. Rebellions lead to outcome
that impacted socio, political and economic situations of the places where they
happen. For example, the rebellion of 1837 -2838 in upper and Lower Canada as a
result of frustrations with political reforms is the outcome of a number of
changes such as the various acts that forms Canada, hence the creation of
Canada and its government.
example provide an example of how rebellions are important and how they
in society as well as communities.
above example provide an example of how rebellions are important and how they
influence major changes in society as well as communities. Rebellion also
brings about togetherness in communities/countries or people who fight for a common
goal to rebel against a common enemy or goal. For example, equality in the United States of
America, there had to be rebellion against racism and discrimination which was considered
the norm in the society back then, black activist Rosa Parks once chose to sit
in the front of the bus where whites would usually sit instead of sitting at
the back where black people were supposed to sit, when she rebelled against the
law it ended up helping America to take a huge step towards ending racism and
in most cases is to get rid of oppressive situations for the benefit of the
voiceless or the disadvantaged. However,
rebellion leads to massive deaths among the rebels. Since usually, the powerful
ones are the oppressors. In an attempt
to stop the rebellion, many individuals lose their lives or are hurt. For
example Martin Luther King, Malcom X, George Lee, Medgar Evers, Charles Moore,
and Henry Dee to name a few.
I think rebellion is worthwhile as it brings about positive change. When people
fight together, anything is possible.
“Where there is a will there is a way”
conclusion, I think rebellion is worthwhile as it brings about positive
change. When people are willing fight
together, anything is possible. “Where
there is a will there is a way”.