War brings loss to both soldiers and civilians, which establishes many difficulties for people long after the war has passed. War is relative to the person experiencing it; a war that ends with a peace treaty for one could be a life long mental fight for another. Jobs, homes, and loved ones are subject to loss during times of war. As resources and goods are shipped overseas, people living on domestic home fronts suffer the backlash of the fighting. The ones who inevitably experience the most loss are the soldiers fighting within the war.
PTSD involves re-experiencing the trauma, avoidance of things that are reminders of the trauma, and an uncomfortable state of arousal usually connected with readiness to avoid re-experiencing a trauma (Piotrowski and Range). Thousand of soldiers who come home from all different wars get diagnosed with PTSD and struggle to have a normal life after war. High school students do not understand how hard it is to live a typical lifestyle while suffering with the psychological impacts of post war. In the novel, The Red Badge of Courage, Henry had to learn about his emotional “on/off switch”. This was how henry was able to kill people during battle because he had to not let his emotions get to him and had to pick when to be emotional or not.
Many people do not like their position in this world. For instance, they are vexed from working at a low paying job or pursuing a higher education. And, when they hear of a draft into the military, they go for it eventually regretting their choice, attempting to dodge the draft, change their minds, but cannot do so because they are already in the war. In order to challenge this prevailing ideal, Tim O'Brien wrote The Things They Carried as a memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam war, and to proclaim the injustices of the government towards the soldiers. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental illness.
War is something human nature cannot seem to avoid. In both A Soldiers Heart and Red Badge of Courage, there is a lot of war, and a lot of death that the main characters witness. Though their stories may seem similar, Henry and Charley are two very different people. They both fought in war, but experienced different events in the meantime. They both suffered great loss, trauma, and not only a physical war, but also, a war within themselves.
Oppression can be described as one of the most important feelings that have been portrayed few times in this novel as George faces a lot of problems with his life after Jim died. Psychologically, George has experienced so many problems that caused him to feel the pressure from outside world more and more which lead him to act in a different mood from a different setting. One of the problems that he faces is an inability to feel a sense of belonging. Furthermore, George suffering from chronic depression triggered by the death of his lover and also he desperately struggling to find comfort as he does not have interactions and meaningful relationships with other
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. When coming back from the war most people mistreat the veterans that just fought for our country.
This shows the Henry is experiencing some forms of PTSD. He also tends to grip the armrests of his chair will all his strength and freeze for long periods of time as if the chair was moving at unimaginable speeds. Previously mentioned, this shows that the motif or war has greatly impacted the close brotherhood at the beginning of the story. After the war, Henry is unable to return to his original self despite all the attempts made by Lyman to return his lost brother to his original self. Not only has the war impacted Henry’s home life and how he acts around his family, but it has deeply hurt the relationship between Lyman and
Unveiling the Impact of War “War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” Thomas Mann War, in and of itself, creates memories that many soldiers discharged from service do not wish to talk about. However, the bottled up emotions many servicemen and servicewomen have because of their roles in the war creates a dilemma in that these veterans need to vent out their emotions. In the war novel The Things They Carried (1990) by Tim O’Brien, the story revolves around a fictional Tim O’Brien writing a war novel about a fictional version of his fictional self, and his time in the Vietnam War. Likewise, Oliver Stone’s war film Platoon(1986) covers the story of recent recruit Chris Taylor, portrayed by Charlie Sheen; Taylor’s narrative
Lasting trauma War is horrific, but for those men and women that fight, the horror lasts. Of men and war is a documentary directed by Laurent Bécue-Renard that showcases the demons that our men and women in uniform must face upon returning home from armed conflict. The film deeply delves into the psychological turmoil that can become a veterans' existence after experiencing the horrors of war. The film revolves around a small group of U.S veterans from various conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are in a veterans' recovery program for their PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The men recount their experiences, their anger, and their coping mechanisms.
Talking to my grandmother last summer and seeing the pain she felt for being for not seeing her eldest son was tough. Ever since 1995, my father has not been able to see my grandmother. Certain little things we take for granted is what many others struggle on a daily base with. This is one of the many thing not only my father struggles with but also what millions other immigrants struggle with. He drives with fear everyday knowing that his fate could be similar to the hundreds of family separated .
The anecdote was a real life story about how he was in war. He said it was horrific and terrifying. Which made the point that donald would not do well because of him not listening to veterans. These personal stories give a personal connection to the reader giving them a feeling of personal disbelief. Another Rhetorical device is theme.
War has developed into such an unavoidable part of life that we repeatedly overlook or neglect its outcome on adolescent’s minds. Even though millions of children all around the world endure pain from the psychological repercussion of armed conflict, thousands of others reluctantly partake in the same and are damaged for a lifetime. Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier describes the condition of these children as this: “When children are subjected to war whether by witnessing atrocities, forced into a life of violence or becoming victims of the countless suffering brought about by war, they are not only traumatized, psychologically and physically damaged, but they lose faith in their own humanity, their ability to be children again, to trust,
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. The lives of others were traded for Canada’s successes, hence why the victories of the war were not worth the prices paid.
Many American soldiers are troubled by the various aspects of warfare. In this world, the threat of war is always present. War by Sebastian Junger, as well as other sources, shows that the living standards for many current and former soldiers is grueling. This is because many troops suffer from mental illness, poor or no shelter, and soldiers can spend long periods of time away from their families and far from their homes, thus leading to several emotional consequences. Soldiers returning from deployment are often plagued by mental illness.
During the war, the soldiers that were involved began to discover symptoms of a mental illness that came to be known as “shell-shock”. The soldiers’ states of mind were often traumatized by the constant explosions and horrifying sights of the different battles. These horrifying images caused them to have lifelong nightmares of the war. As one scholarly author says, “It is generally accepted that shell shock was an early variation of the contemporary term