Departemant Nineteen: Life Lesson

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Life Lesson

Department Nineteen by Will Hill is a novel about a boy named jamie who didn't appreciate mother, because his dad was a terrorist who was killed. When he was younger. An insane vampire kidnaps his mother and is holding her ransom for Jamies life. Jamie is recruited by this vampire hunting organization and must rescue her. The life lesson of the story is to appreciate the ones you love and the ones that love you, because you don’t know when they are going to just disappear. “That hurt, didn’t it? Good. Now you can shout at me, and i can go upstairs, and we don’t have to say anything else to each other tonight.” (page 24) Jamie thought that too himself when he got in an argument with his mother, when he got bullied in school for being a son of a terrorist. It shows that he is appreciative to her, and that he wants to hurt her and be alone. “Why the hell did she get so upset? Because I don’t miss Dad? He was a loser. Can’t she see that?” (page 26) Jamie was thinking that on his way to school, it shows that he doesn’t care how she sees things, only how he sees things. “My God, this is really happening. I’m not going to wake up. My mother is really gone.” (page 73) that was after his mother got kidnapped by a vampire, and he realizes that he had been cruel to her, and that he should have appreciated her more. This story connects to my life, because about a year ago I moved away from my parents who lived in a different country, so I could get a better education. I still see them, but only about once or twice a year, and now that I don’t see them as much, I appreciate them more.
Tool- Schism

Tool - Schism


I know the pieces fit cause I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering. Fundamental differing.
Pure intention juxtaposed will set two lovers souls in motion
Disintegrating as it goes testing our communication
The light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
We cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication.

I know the pieces fit cause I watched them tumble down
No fault, none to blame it doesn't mean I don't desire to
Point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over.
To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication

The poetry that comes from the squaring off between,
And the circling is worth it.
Finding beauty in the dissonance.

There was a time that the pieces fit, but I watched them fall away.
Mildewed and smoldering, strangled by our coveting
I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication.

Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any
Sense of compassion
Between supposed lovers/brothers

Connection

"Pure intention juxtaposed will set two lovers souls in motion." (line 3) means that there is a conflict between two, which in the case of Department Nineteen it is Jamie and his mother, "Disintegrating"(line 4) their relationship because of the formality of their "communication"(line 4); Jamie was being rude to his mother.

"The poetry that comes

from the squaring off between,
And the circling is worth it.
Finding beauty in the dissonance."

(line 11, 12 ,and 13) Means that there are disagreements and misfits in life, which is the conflict of Jamie and his mother, but it will all work out, which it does in the book, when Jamie realizes his disrespect to his mother and regrets it. So the song is basically the same of the life lesson of the novel; appreciate the ones you love and the ones that love you before its too late.

Works Cited

Hill, Will. Department Nineteen. New York: Razorbill, 2011. Print.


Tool. Schism. David Bottrill, 2001. MP3.