After Rwanda and seeing so many people die, Dallaire is no longer who he used to be which slowly destroys his home and work environment. Joseph and Dallaire have both lost their ability to be normal due to the gruesomeness of war. War inevitably brings loss from all angles. There are an infinite number of things war does to a person, country, or soldier.
World War I completely destroyed the lives of many people. Men who just got out of high school got tricked into going into the military and fighting for their country. The fear of being killed in battle lingered in the hearts of many soldiers, young men dying from different diseases and horrible living conditions, and dealing with the loss of their mates in the army. War completely changed their view on life altogether as they sought different ways to survive. Mentally and physically they were drained, from the exhausting training they were ordered to do early in the morning, to feeling intense emotions of fear, loneliness, and sorrow.
Veterans face some major issues, and often struggle to find work, so they must file for unemployment or disability through the Veterans Affairs. Many of those who applied for both unemployment and disability were rejected because post-traumatic stress disorder was not yet recognized as a medical disorder. The speaker realizes he is being declined employment possibly due to his time in war when the employer says, “Son, don’t you understand” (Springsteen). The speaker doesn’t understand why he is being treated so poorly considering he is returning from fighting for their country. In addition to losing a lot back home, such as a job, a home, and many other possibilities, the speaker also loses a friend and a brother overseas; “I had a brother at Khe Sanh fighting off the Viet Cong /
What’s more, readers can also feel of the sadness of author, for he loses his best friend. In addition, author expresses the hate to the war. Last but not least, the line “The torch; be yours to hold it high.” also attracts readers. “Torch” means “hope”.
Once at the military barracks he is still determined to not lose himself and his morals and therefore is often getting himself and the other young soldiers into trouble, “Kammel wants you to run round the shithouse” (40). Kotze slowly but surely breaks Campbell down until his only instinct is to survive and get out of this war alive, “within myself I’ve got principles… but like here we’ve just got to survive” (61). Campbell by the end of the play is so psychologically damaged by the war and the military training that eventually he betrays himself and shoots the already injured Black
You meet up with a friend that has been at war for the last few years. Your friend approaches you and your group of friends and begins spewing gruesome details about it. The group immediately begin to make excuses to leave and you find yourself alone with your war friend. What do you do? Believing that war is separate from society is easier to accept than admitting it as a part of our individual lives.
Millions of men were killed in what was called the “Great War” and they left behind loved ones who would suffer just as much. The wives, children, parents, cousins, and aunts left behind faced a horror they could not fathom. A first person account, written by Vera Brittain and turned into a film, allows the reader to look through the eyes of someone who has lost a fiance, brother, and friend in the war. The movie helps to reinforce the idea from class that everyone was affected by this war and it takes the statistic from the textbook and gives it a face and a name. A first person narrative helps to create
“Mother, mother. There 's too many of you crying”, young males were being sent off to war and mothers were not happy about this. No mother would like to see their young boys being sent off to their death, especially in a war that had no good intentions. All of these events made the country really
Veterans face traumatic events out on the battlefield that changes their lives forever. As they fight through war, it becomes a lifestyle that they are used to moreover can not get out of. People do not appreciate the amount of time veterans give to fight our country. Coming home from the war veterans most times feel like they are still fighting a war.
Even though their wars were about 60 years apart, both Paul and Jimmy Cross had to psychological scars from their experiences at war. Not even the deadliest weapons could save both soldiers from the devastating mental scars the war leaves on them. Both, “The Things They Carried,” and All Quiet on the Western Front illustrated the aspects of war that lead to post traumatic stress disorder, that many soldiers still experience today. Sometimes there is no choice of the weapons a soldier is given to fight with, but the mental toleration of the horrors of war can be obtained by
Not only were they physically and psychologically damaged, their new lives in the trenches were horrific, and after the war, veterans returned home unemployed. To begin with, the battle had put so much stress on those fighting in the war; many were not able to return to who they once were. Wounds were battle scars that the soldiers forever carried, and many who could no longer handle the memories of warfare broke down and were taken over by shell shock. William Halse Rivers, a neurologist who treated officers during World War One, states, “I hope to show that many of the most distressing symptoms from which the subject of war neurosis suffer, are not necessarily the result of the strain and shock to which they have been exposed, but are also due to an attempt to banish the mind distressing memories of warfare.” Shell shock and other damages were the results of the battle.
In Jane Brody’s alarming article, “War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal” Brody describes the intense and devastating pain some soldiers go through on a daily basis. These soldiers come home from a tragic time during war or, have vivid memories of unimaginable sufferings they began to experience in the battle field. As a result these soldiers suffer from, “emotional agony and self-destructive aftermath of moral injury…” (Brody). Moral injury has caused much emotional and physical pain for men and women from the war.
All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque is a story of a young man named Paul Bäumer who volunteers to be a soldier in the German army during World War One. Being at a very young age Bäumer, and three of his friends whom also enlisted to the German army from the same school he attended, felt proud when enlisting “we were a class of twenty young men, many of whom proudly shaved for the first time before going to the barracks” (AQOTWF p.21). Very soon, however, Bäumer and the young men he enlisted with begin to feel indifferent and embittered of being in the army “At first astonished, then embittered, and finally indifferent.” (AQOTWF p.21/22). Joining the army for Bäumer changed the way he felt about everything he knew in the past, and the way he thought of the people who stayed back home.