Moral Can someone keep their good morals after a battle that made history? The book April Morning by Howard Fast is a story about a boy named Adam who wants to be treated like a man. His family, he, and the town got in to a battle; one of them is Joseph Simmons his cousin who fights right beside him. The character Joseph Simmons is a man that is strong moral, a soldier, and surrogated father. Joseph has a strong moral and shows it for everyone to see.
Toward the end of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, the protagonist Billy Lynn grapples with the decision of going back to war in Iraq or going AWOL. The reasons that he wants to leave the army vary. His reasons for leaving range from wanting to stay with his girlfriend Faison to wanting to stay and help his family. His reasons for wanting to go back to war all revolve around the friendship and brotherhood between himself and his fellow squad members. Billy’s dilemma relates with a TED talk giving by Sebastian Junger, a journalist and a war veteran from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
Remarques uses realizations of Paul, horrors of war and carnage imagery effectively to convey the effects of war on soldiers. In the book AQWF the men are going through WWII and see despicable and gory images. War comes and go, but the men that come out of it are changed. Stuck living the rest of their life in the mind of a solider. Stuck reliving the war.
Raskolnikov 's act of violence is what causes him to go insane, impacts the lives of the people around him, and finally violence is Raskolnikov’s way of proving himself as an above-average individual. Dostoyevsky used violence to change the course of not only Raskolnikov’s life but also the lives of the people around him. The story shows how one man 's image of himself as a higher being can cause him to commit violent acts, which impact everyone around
Suffering: Hamlet Hamlet, the tragic hero fits well into the instrument of suffering. The spreading of his suffering was due to his personal anguish. Within Hamlet there were many things that had caused his suffering, some of these reasons were due to his own personal plan for vengeance. Hamlet faced immense amounts of suffering within the play; his father had been murdered, his thrown had been stolen, and his mother was in an incestuous relationship with his father’s brother, who was the reason behind all of Hamlets suffering. As the plot thickens we begin to realize that Hamlets suffering is really beginning to affect him when he kills Polonius which ultimately affects all the people around him.
Why did I join the Army? I thought it was a good place to start off with... But I was wrong… I’m a squad leader at the age of 19. I came into the war with 8 other men. Specialist William Gillespie, 1st Sergeant Ben Sylvia, Platoon Sergeant Thomas Peters, Captain John Mitchell, General Jake English, Sergeant First Class Noah White, Command Sergeant Major Lucas Gills, and Lieutenant Johnas Freeman are the men in my group.
Twenty-two years after his service, O’Brien wrote the book The Things They Carried. This book is compiled of short stories based off his time in Vietnam but also takes place back in his comrade’s hometowns. The main characters in the book are his war pals that are enlisted with him under 1st Lt. Jimmy Cross. Throughout the book O’Brien uses symbolism, imagery, and the setting of the story to show the extensive emotional and psychological pain of warfare and what it can do to humans.
Nick cannot be with Sarah because he cared about her too much to put her in danger everyday. The workers also experience a lot of trauma and heartbreak, since they witness people die in front of their eyes and other forms of suffering. Right when Smith arrives in Arua, Uganda, he sees a Sudanese man struck by lighting with charred skin. Both Nick and Smith witness so much suffering, and suffer themselves. Smith becomes sick and must be treated, and it is not only hard for him to be helpless in his bed but is also physically exhausting.
After World War I broke out, March enlisted and became a well decorated soldier due to his bravery in France. Despite his military honors, March’s service is clouded with the multiple injuries he endured and the severe trauma he attained. Because of his military service, March acquired a very anti-war view that would impact his writing and perspective for the rest of his life. In addition to Company K, William March has written several novels that both reflect on his time in the military and his time growing up in Alabama. The Bad Seed, his most famous work, is a novel that was eventually adapted into a play that was performed in both London and Broadway.
“Battle Royal” is narrated by a black boy who is facing prejudice from the white men of his town while Krebs in “Soldier’s Home” is fighting societal norms and wanting to express his freedom after serving his country. The major themes are how the American dream was, and maybe still is, a broken system for white or otherwise European descent, and that the American dream can be applied to more than just you life, but to personal values. The main character in “Battle Royal” was told by his grandfather: Son, after I’m gone I want you to keep up the good fight. I never told you, but out life is a war and I have been a traitor all my born days, a spy in the enemy’s country ever since I gave up my gun back in Reconstruction. Live with your head inn the lions’ mouth.