In the lady in the looking glass we are shown that what we want to see or be seen as is not always how it reallity is, and this may have negative consequences. In snowwhite the stepmother of snowwhite realises that she wasn’t told what she wanted to hear. This teaches us that if we are not prepared for reality or what other people have to say, we shouldn’t ask for opinions, specially if we are not able to use them constructively, and just receive them as negative criticism.
As an Argentinean I am aware my country doesn’t normally get involved in wars, however, when we have been involved we were heavily outperformed by our rivals. Our soldiers, during the war for the Falklands with Britain, were told that it was sweet and noble to fight for their country.
There is a song by fun. that talks about soldiers who don’t know who they stand for. I recommend you all to listen to the lyrics of the song as it has a lot to do with war and the mentality of soldiers.
While we were reading the story “The Destructors” by Graham Greene I felt like I already knew the story, all the events and characters and their personalities seemed quite familiar. Then I realized that I had played a video game that copied all of these. If you have a look at the story of Grand Theft Auto V, then you will be able to see how they resemble. It is clear how Blackie can be connected with Mike from the game, Trevor from the story and Trevor from the game to, finally Mike from the story and Franklin from the game. At first Blackie and Mike were in a relationship were one had more power than another, but then T got in the middle and challenged Blackie. The same happened in the game! Moreover, in the game there is a task were the gang pulls down a house with a truck. just like in the story! I haven’t found any source that says that the company that created the game got inspired by the story, but it is a possibility.