In “The Red Badge of Courage” speaks of a young soldier who gets ready for battle upon the command. He prepares himself by making sure his weapon is loaded and then across fields came men running and yelling and then the firing starred. The young man panicked because now he was unsure whether he had loaded his weapon or not. The difference between the two is the one written in first person makes you feel like you are the young man making that mistake during war,
Compare and Contrast- Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage Charlie and Henry are the main characters in the book Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage. Both Charlie and Henry, were very young war men, and struggled a lot during the war, both fought with the struggle of wanting to back out of the war, and having the fear of being killed. Many actions and words in Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage show that there are many differences. Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage have many differences. At the beginning of Soldier’s Heart, Charley was really excited to go off to war, He was excited for all the “fame” and attention he would be receiving from everyone around him.
Imagine being drafted to move thousands of miles away from the life you love to fight a war you hated. This is the unfortunate reality for Tim O’Brien In The Things They Carried. O’Brien explains his experiences of war in Vietnam, what it took to get him there, and his relationships with the other men in his platoon. He portrays guilt and pride through storytelling and intertwines the two by showing how the men often feel guilty for the actions they pursue or decisions they make based on their pride. In the chapter “On the Rainy River”, pride drives O’Brien to make a decision that will change his life forever.
The Red Badge of Courage is the account of a youthful Civil War soldier’s craving to demonstrate that he is brave even with his overwhelming fear. The novel investigates an assortment of perspectives on the matter, among them the possibility of self-conservation, or the human's’ instinct to survive basically like fight or flight. It's understandably unnatural to hazard one's life for something like war or battle. Bravery is especially attached to manliness and masculinity; the primary character Henry Fleming feels he can't be a genuine man without first proving his worth in battle. At last, bravery is demonstrated through his dedication to the Union Army and its more noteworthy cause.
What if your brother was your best friend? What if he went to war and came back a stranger? The story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich emphasizes the idea that people can change but they will always come back to who they used to be. One of the main characters Henry goes to war and comes back very different and his brother Lyman tries to bring him back to his old self. Louise Erdrich uses symbolism, setting and characterization to demonstrate the struggles between Henry and Lyman.
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo shows the hard work and difficult tasks the men had to go through to prove themselves and protect their country. The war will change the men’s attitudes and the way they do everything. Men made sacrifices in the Vietnam War most people would never make in a lifetime, they will not just sacrifice but push themselves physically harder than most any other men. The men will also emotionally change from constantly watching other men die, or killing other men. The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault.
This shows the men feared the battle because they could be one more of the men adding into those 23,000 others. Thinking they might die in the morning would make them nervous and feared of the battle. In “The Drummer boy of Shiloh” The drum and The Drummer boy Joby were the symbol as The Heart of the Army. Throughout this story the drum and Joby are remembered as the heart of the army. The drummer boy Joby will forever symbolize The Heart of the Army.
Going After Cacciato Every soldier deals with one common enemy during the course of their duty: fear. While most imagine what their lives would be if they deserted, few act upon this fear-induced fantasy. In Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato, Paul Berlin, a soldier in the Vietnam war, must go on an adventure to find an AWOL boy from his squad. The squad, after seeing Cacciato (the boy who went AWOL) multiple times along the way, finally circle him to "block a retreat" (O'Brien 25). The first chapter ends with Paul yelling 'Go.
Ruby Inman deserts war and searches for happiness and his past lover, Ada. Inman’s experience at war portrays him to be a tough and fearless man, but in reality he deserts like a coward. Soldiers are seen as heroes fighting for their country, and Inman did fight for his country, but leaves as soon as it gets hard. The war tears down his spirits, leaving him feeling broken, lost and constantly conflicted with his thoughts and emotions. He wishes to return to Cold Mountain in pursuit of the happiness war stole from him.
The common theme in all genres is that new problems are found within war.The Sniper is a short story about a sniper who is on a rooftop fighting to be free of british rule not knowing that his brother was on the other side of the war and not knowingly kills him after being shot in the arm.Thoughts of Hanoi is a short story of two brothers who have been separated for ten years who are on different sides of war not wanting to be killed by one another with hatred but wanting to return to their village when the war has ended.On the Bloody Borders:Mexico’s Drug Wars is an article that talks about the dangers and complications of the drug war that Mexico has been dealing for years and the impact in which it has on the nation and its citizens.To conclude the
In the historical fiction novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, Tim learns that no matter what side of war you are on it is still bloody and horrid and should be avoided. In the exposition of the novel, Tim Meeker, is a tweenaged boy who is a hard working boy caught in the middle of the American Revolution. As the conflict develops, Tim faces the challenge of surviving the war and staying out of trouble while still trying to decide what side of the war he was on. In the rising action of the story, Tim Meeker, watches his brother, Sam Meeker, announce that he left college and signed up to fight in the war on the patriots side. Then Tim father takes him on the yearly trip to Verbanks Point, instead
When he entered, he was foolish and weak, constantly battling his inner demons. At the beginning the thoughts of war constantly clawed at the youth, chewing away at his bravery. But as time, battles and losses came and passed he grew stronger. There are always three sides of a battle, your side, the opposing side and the biggest threat of all, your own internal side. Henry concurred his not only his part in the war, but his own war, and became no longer a boy,
Despite knowing his regiment might survive he was sure he wouldn 't and ran away to save his own life. The thought of desertion has been a dilemma for young Henry, and been plaguing the entire march. After an adrenaline rush of a first battle he came to senses and ran away, doing the action that had been plaguing his mind. Giving into his fear, and deserting his comrades whether they might live or die without him. In the end Henry ran.
The pacification missions his platoon goes on are one example of that war within his own mind. He states multiple times that he is bothered by the fact that they have to convince the villagers that the American soldiers are the good guys (112). Richie doesn’t truly know who the enemy is or if either side is “right”. He makes the comment, “The real question was what I was doing, what any of us were doing, in Nam” (69). It’s hard for Perry to fight when he doesn’t know what he’s fighting for.
When the suitors plan to kill Odysseus son, Telemachas, Odysseus speaks up to his men, “Friends, have we never been in danger before this? More fearsome, is it now, then when we faced the Cyclops.” Odysseus displays all the characters. In the chapter “Scylla and Charybdis” Odysseus and his men were frightened that Scylla and Charybdis would either beat them or eat them. He had to be a strong leader and convince his men that they needed to be brave. Odysseus put