First of all, the theme of "Grandpa's Badge of Courage" is love can change an opinion. John tells a war story, from when he was young and fought in the vietnam war . His grandson hears the story and thinks his grandpa is a coward because he ran away from a trap. John tells his grandson it was not cowardice. He couldn't attack, because they were ambushed; and if he had not ran he would have died.
Captain America represents the epitome of selflessness. Everything he does is meant to protect the well-being of innocent people. Looking back to his origin story, Steve Rogers wanted to enlist in the US military so that he could serve his country but he was too unhealthy to do so. He took part in an experiment and became a “Super Soldier.” From that point on, he became Captain America and every action was for America and the American people. He does not care for his own well-being if it means that he can help others.
Flag Desecration Every day in the United States service men and women put their lives on the line for freedom. These freedoms are granted to citizens by the U.S. government. One of these freedoms is the freedom of speech. One action that should not be protected by the government is the freedom of flag desecration. Mark Brummitt, a thirteen year Army veteran protested a flag burning ceremony in Brooklyn, New York.
There is a disconnect because he feels as though he cannot communicate to his father and his family because they truly do not understand him. This is critical because not being able to communicate will slow the process of them joining society after serving. Wood summarizes this sensation perfectly when he states, “afraid or unwilling to be judged by civilians, many new veterans isolate themselves, never speaking of their wartime experiences. [They are] unable to explain” their emotions (Wood). This inhibits them to reconnect with civilians and their family, and ultimately it will prevent them from returning to their lives and society after deployment.
The most interesting thing was that when Ron was a child, he saw that the society welcomed their veterans with great respect and love. On the other hand, when he returned to his hometown, people were not happy and they didn’t give love and respect what he supposed to get. The conflict that moved me was that when he returned home his mother and siblings didn’t appreciate him on his hard work, even he got paralyzed and his brother embarrassed him by saying what happened to your legs. I believe that Ron’s father and his childhood friend played important roles because they motivated him in his hard time. The role that I didn’t care was his girlfriend because she became a rich and professional person.
Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
“I wish it had been my heart” he moaned, knowing that he could never again fight in war. It is unknown whether he fully realized the irony of his statement. If Arnold would have died at Saratoga, he would have been a great American Hero who died, bravely sacrificed himself for his country. Nevertheless Arnold, did survive but his, however, his good name did not. He gradually fell in favor with his country and received many blows to his character, until finally; Arnold forsook his country, his cause, and his people.
Pap, Huck's father doesn't support the idea of having Huck educated because he doesn't want his son to be superior. It is very difficult for Huck to get used to a life that he never had, which is agreeing with society's rules. He lived almost all his childhood as a homeless kid, wondering around nature where facing no rules or obligations. The only bad thing about him being so disconnected from society is that he is always feeling lonely and depressed. It is understandable that he feels this way because neither his mom or his father is there to take care of him or show affection.
Henry saw himself as a hero before he got into a battle, but when faced with the reality of war, his imaginations did not come true. For instance, during the march to battle, Henry was continuously complaining about how all the walking was tiring him out and that it was all for nothing. Henry said, “I can't stand this much longer, I don't see what good it does to wear out our legs for nothin’” (Crane 35). Henry knew what he was signing up for when he joined the army, yet in difficult conditions he lacked the motivation to keep going. Another scenario of cowardice shown through dialogue was when Henry was complaining about always losing battles and blaming it on his generals.
The soldiers who died due to being too sick to actually fight, died not because they were killed off, but because they were forced to endure the brutal and atrocious winter of Valley Forge. Another key factor as to why the soldiers in the Continental army should have left after their term was up because the help they should have received was not being given to them. The Committee of Congress came to Valley Forge to discuss with George Washington on what the soldiers need. However, once there, in the engraving by William Henry Powell, the Committee of Congress seems to be contemplating on helping the soldiers thus causing the soldiers to look angry. The soldiers in the picture were barefoot and had little clothing on than the Committee of Congress (Doc B).
As a matter of fact, returning veterans are fragile, they are alienated from their families and have to bear the isolation. They also see their friends die in the battle and a lot of more. Hence, the society should give hands to them and help them to get out from
“That 's all my old man talks about, nothing else. How he can 't wait to see my goddamn medals.” (O’Brien 33). This quote is a key example of this because the father believed that going to war was all about getting medals, but Norman Bowker was totally against the thought. This may not be a positive or negative effect but it really is a change of thought from being in the war. A man’s whole life could be changed from war, and especially in the way they would think from day
The medals didn’t matter to him after the war, they didn’t give him purpose and they didn’t save him. The pressure to perform well by others hurt him more than it helped him. The suicide rate of veterans is 50% higher than people who havent served in the military. People lose self-worth, sending them into depression, which causes suicide. This is another one of the mental illnesses that come with fighting in a
Basically, ever since Finny broke his leg, he has never been wanted or accepted by any regiment of the army. Since Finny is not able to fight, he had begun to start telling himself that the war was just a joke, made up by fat, old men. These actions by Finny were sparked by jealousy, and the author did this to stir empathy of the story. If you were in Finny’s shoes, wouldn 't you probably think the same way? To have this very important war raging on, and you are not physically capable to fight for your own country?