The Book a Long Way Gone shows the reader what happens when a nation goes through a civil war. “This is one of the consequences of the civil war. “People stop trusting each other, and every stranger becomes an enemy” (Beah, 37). When most people hear civil war they think of adults fighting for power, but never how they get that power. In the cases of counties like Serria Leone they turn to children to do the grunt work of war.
His family are loyalist and his father disapproves of him joining the rebels. Their dad kicks Sam out and he joins the army. Sam took their dads gun to fight with. Tim, His dad, and his mother are left to run to the tavern that their family owns. The war continues on and supplies become scarce.Sam had come back to town and was staying in one of their neighbors houses.
I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself. Maybe I'll fear the fact that they both have their blood running through my veins and I have watched the struggle and the pain, and in twenty years I don't want to live the same way. I want to be different; to be everything everyone ever expected my to be, and more, but not for them. I'll do it for me. I want to do better and give my kids better than what I have, give my husband a better marriage than what I see, and give myself a better life.
O’Brien still remembers a number of events from twenty years ago when he was in a war. When he is alone, he still sees a young man walking through the fog with a weapon. O’Brien recounts stories through first person still imaging them like they are happening over and over again and he cannot get the images out of his head. He writes about events in the war which it makes his daughter, Kathleen, worry about him and is concerned about what he is going through. When O’Brien lied to his daughter about him ever killing anyone she knew something was going on
He would go in the wild woods of Tennessee, and he had a rifle he called “Old Betsy”. He would use the rifle to kill wildlife to bring home to eat the wildlife include Deer, Raccoons, Opossum , and Bear. At the age of 13 he went to school. His dad finally had enough money for Davy to go to school. But one day he got in a fight at school and he ran away once his dad found out.
Summary The movie that I watched for this assignment was “Platoon”. It is about Chris Taylor an individual who left college to go into the military for infantry and combat. But since Taylor didn 't have any prior training, he risked his life and that of the rest of the troops when he gets injured during an Ambush. Throughout the film, Sargent Barnes and Taylor get in a dissagreeance and were threatening each other but through time Taylor showed the way he was thinking by attacking the Vietnamese village that they are staking out without understanding the grieving from the villagers. From the beginning of the film, body bags are loaded up in the airplane to bring them back home to their families to mourn, while at the end bodies aren
Many people debate over whether war is a “necessary evil” or an unnecessary one. War has many perks, some being positive and some being negative, making it hard to decide if it is necessary. The negatives of war is told in the book, My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier and Christopher Collier. Taking place during the Revolutionary War, My Brother Sam is Dead tells the story of Tim Meeker, a son of a tavern keeper living in Redding, Connecticut. Tim Meeker’s family is split during the war, his brother, Sam, wanting war against the British and his father, Life, who is against the war against the British.
It is the year 1968, the height of the Vietnam war, you are an American soldier who has just witnessed your friend being shot by a hidden Vietnamese sniper. He is begging and crying for help, a medic tries to help him but he is shot too. Though you are behind cover and are safe from the sniper, you want to help him. But your CO (Commanding Officer) has ordered you to stay behind cover as he wants to wait for tanks and let your friend die. Would you disobey your CO´s command and run out of cover and go help your fellow soldier?
3. When Derek was released from jail, he had an enlightened and reformed ideology. He tried convincing his brother to follow in his footsteps of becoming a new instead of making the same mistakes he did. In an attempt to ensure his brother would be the man Derek couldn’t be, he made numerous efforts to convince him of the equality amongst races and why they would be seen as equal and on the same level as their race, as opposed to the common inferior perception they were initially
• Forrest Gump was a movie that filmed in 1994 and it has lead role by the stars named Tom Hanks. This story begins with Forrest Gump tells his life experience to strangers sitting next to him while waiting for a bus. At the old time, Forrest Gump was wearing a pair of leg braces devised to straighten his back and from that Forrest Gump has been categorized in abnormal kid. Forrest Gump often bullied by his course mate by throwing stones and chasing him with bicycles. His only friend, Jenny urges him to run as far as he can.
Kyle says, "I couldn 't even remember when I started hunting" (8). His family had a deer lease and they would go hunt whatever was in season. Kyle got into many fights, as a child and as an adult. In his book he says, "While I got into a lot of fights, I didn 't start most of them" (9). He explains how he would defend himself and his brother, but expanded to defending anyone.
In Vietnam Book One: Sharpshooter by Chris Lynch, Ivan, a teenager, joins the army to become a sniper. To begin with, Ivan has a friend named Rudi, and he gets drafted for the Vietnam War. Soon, Ivan decides he will volunteer to become a marksman. As expected, he gets put into a group of others that are training to be snipers. He gradually learns that being a sniper can be hard.
Eventually, he thinks of himself as a coward, and he reveals that he “couldn’t endure the mockery, or the disgrace or the patriotic ridicule…[he] couldn’t make [himself] be brave...Embarrassment, that’s all it was” (O’Brien 57). O’Brien feels the shame engulf him and this leads him to submit and go to war. Although O’Brien does not have any incentive to go to war at first, it is the shame that ultimately motivates him to face his fears and head to Vietnam with other soldiers. Without feeling the embarrassment himself, O’Brien would not be anywhere near as motivated to go to war as he is in the book. Society’s influence on him causes him to not only feel ashamed, but to also submit to one of the most dangerous things one can experience: war.
Marines then will be better than Marines now”. In conclusion, while all high school students will choose their own paths or maybe follow others, not many will choose the military path and join the Marines. Those people who want to join the Marines or are wanting to join, now know a little of what it takes to get there. These things include harsh training and physical tests like the IST, PFT, and CTF but they also know the outcome is going to be worth it; with so many benefits like leadership skills, becoming a quality citizen and knowing they are helping to protect our rights and