The older generation with more experience is on the Red Coats team since they do not like fighting in the first place. The older generation has been to war and knows how bad and dreadful it is to see all the people die. While the younger generation is excited to fight not knowing what is to come. “In war, the dead pay the debts of the living.” (Collier and Collier 167). This was said by Mr. Meeker showing how he felt that in war people had to die just to teach the living a lesson.
It was his way of coping…” (218) Readers sympathize with and pity Lavender, “who was scared,” who couldn't quite handle the stress of war and resorted to taking tranquilizers—before being killed in the very first chapter. At first glance, readers are restricted to the blinders of our narrator’s perspective. Each soldier had to face his fear of war, and
With that, he collapsed and fell off the the roof. He hit the ground with a thud then he started thinking and understanding the world in his last few moments. He thought about the pointlessness of war, how it leaves so many consequences for little gain. He reflected on his live, regretting some of the petty stuff that he did in live like fighting with his family members. The sniper then heard the sound of death coming towards him to take him away.
Rowlandson writes of Indians celebrations of battle “By their noise and hooping they signified how many they had destroyed” (The Third Reserve) Their savageness is also shown through her writing of Indians expressions of triumph “over some Englishmen’s scalps that they had taken” (The Third Reserve). Interpretation: Rowlandson portrays the Indians as savage through their culture and unholy acts towards Englishmen in the King Phillips war (Introduction). She is disturbed by the Indians savage celebrations of battle and in this way views them as savage (The Third Reserve). She also expresses her views of them being savage through her vocabulary, calling them “merciless heaven” and “inhumane creatures” (Introduction and The Second Reserve). The term “devour” shows a savage representation of their desired actions against the Englishmen
They were all being killed with their families” (Vonnegut 79). This was ironic because the act of making the Americans stay in slaughterhouses was meant to be a degrading punishment, comparing them to animals, but it saved their lives. Those who were not supposed to be getting punished were among the thousands of people killed in the air raid. By writing about this event in history and the people who lived compared to those who died, Vonnegut could further display the lack of logic found in
And so, within a couple years, was he-from cancer” (273). This message is short and concise, but it delivers a lot of information about the character. The father-in-law, once again, lost his hope and love. He kills his kitten like he saw his friend killed while in the infantry or the way he killed the enemy. He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable.
In the end his daydreams were not enough to save him, “His body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side” (840). This is the climax of where Bierce displays his beliefs of hatred towards war and fighting, since the “soldier-at-heart” is hung. He is not able to escape, like fairytales, because wars are real and people die, it is not a great adventure that people like to believe. Bierce resents war and hints to this undertone throughout An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, masking it with figurative language. Bierce subtly hints throughout the story about the folly of war and its destructions rather than its ability to solve disputes.
Challenges at War Robert E. Lee once said, “What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors”. The novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien takes place in Vietnam. He and a handful of other men experience things only one can image and hope they will never have to experience again. They learn how death among them can greatly affect them, and many others. War is not an easy task to get through and these men all had different coping methods.
One soldier even said it was “undoubtedly the toughest battle field of the Civil War.” These conditions were not ideal for a war because they were shooting guns and they could barely see. Many disasters could have happened, such as shooting a fellow soldier. Luckily, there are no known reports of this happening. This war could have been disastrous because of the poor
In the picture on Document B it shows a dead horse, a man going insane, and another man being helped from the ground after he fell over.. In Document B it says, “George Washington presenting Congressional Committee to soldiers at Valley Forge.” People were probably jealous of the congressman and many of them were overworked this caused them to get sick or die. Because of Because of illness, harsh conditions, and overworking and jealousy I would not stay at Valley Forge. That's like saying you would rather stay outside in the zombie apocalypse than inside a safe haven. You’d rather die than be alive.