unwholly , think that it’s necessary for a rebellion when
the government unjustly punishes the innocent.
by: Kasey Cross and Lily Stooksbury
In Unwholly and The Wolf Wilder the characters both are chased down by the
government unjustly. Once they were wanted by the government they hid and ran . The authors thought
that this was necessary.
UNWHOLLY THE WOLF WILDER
In the novel Unwholly the main character Connor is smuggling other children close to death to safety while the government is on the hunt for him. In the book Unwholly Hayden says,'"Three homes in different Tucson neighborhoods got burned to the ground, and they're blaming us for it"' (Shusterman 323). During this dialogue Hayden is telling Connor that the government is accusing them of burning down houses and are sending a '"red alert"' (Shusterman 323) that they are coming for them.
In the novel The Wolf Wilder the main character Feo's mother is accused of something she didn't do. Later, she is arrested for it. The man who accusesa her is named Ravok. Ravok claimed, "I am commander of the Tsar's imperial army for the thousand miles south of St Petersburg. And I am here because your wolves did this,' he said. He kicked at the elk. Blood spread across his brightly polished shoes. 'My wolves?' Her mother's face was steady, but her were neither calm nor happy. 'I do not own any wolves." (Rundell 3). He accuses her of her of owning wolves claiming that her wolves killed an elk and after she tell him she doesn't own any wolves he still arrests her later in the novel.
The song "Fall Away" by Twenty One Pilots relates to how Neal Shusterman believes that a rebellion is necessary when the government is unjustly accusing you because it says, " I disguise And I will lie" (Joseph). This relates to the book because they are forced to lie and hide to survive the harsh circumstances.
The song "Trapdoor" by Twenty One Pilots relates to Katherine Rundell's belief that rebellion is necessary when the government is accusing you for inequitable reasons. The song Trapdoor sings, "Throws on a mask that will alter his face. Nobody knows his real name, now he just uses one he saw on a grave" (Joseph) This relates to how Feo and Ilya had to lie to a boy named Alexei about who they were to keep themselves and the wolves safe. If he was a bad person and he knew who they were he might have turned them into the military or killed them.
In the article by Nancy Kersell she explains how horrible it was for Anne Frank a young Jew to be "limited to observing life from a window". However, this was the only option for her as she was living during the holocaust and was just trying to live another day in hiding. This related to Neal Shusterman's opinion that a rebellion is necessary because in Unwholly many children being sent to death are forced to hide to survive. A
In the article by Nancy Kersell she explains how horrible it was for Anne Frank a young Jew to be "limited to observing life from a window". However, this was the only option for her as she was living during the holocaust and was just trying to live another day in hiding. This related to Neal Shusterman's opinion that a rebellion is necessary because in Unwholly many children being sent to death are forced to hide to survive.
In the article My Escape from Slavery the author, Fredrick Douglass, wrote about how they had to run from their "owners" to stay safe and live a normal life. Fredrick Douglass wrote, "Had the conductor looked closely at the paper, he could not have failed to discover that it called for a very different-looking person from myself, and in that case it would have been his duty to arrest me on the instant, and send me back to Baltimore from the first station." This relates to The Wolf Wilder because Feo had to run from Ravok because he wanted to kill her because she was her mother's or Marina's, daughter. Like Fredrick Douglass, she was on the run for a good life.
Douglass, Frederick. "My Escape from Slavery." My Escape from Slavery, 8/1/2017, p. 1. EBSCOhost, proxygsu-scob.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx direct=true&db=fth&AN=21212820&site=eds-live&scope=site
Joseph, Tyler Robert, and Joshua William Dun. “Twenty One Pilots – Trapdoor.” Genius, 29 Dec. 2009, genius.com/Twenty-one-pilots-trapdoor-lyrics.
Kersell, Nancy D. "Anne Frank." Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2013. EBSCOhost, proxygsu-scob.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ers&AN=88801340&site=eds-live&scope=site.
Rundell, Katherine. “The Wolf Wilder.” Simon & Schuster, Scribner, www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Wolf-Wilder/Katherine-Rundell/9781481419437.
Shusterman, Neal. Unwholly. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 201
Twenty One Pilots – Fall Away.” Genius, 29 Dec. 2009, genius.com/Twenty-one-pilots-fall- away-lyrics.