An incident occurred between a father and his son, where the son murdered his father for a ration of food. Also a Gypsy had attacked Elie’s father when he asked where the bathrooms were. Sadly, Elie doesn’t escape this horrific fate. When his father had grown sick, he had to stay in a cabin with others who were sick as well. Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free.
I agree that the conflict between Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen alludes to future conflict between soldiers; however, I believe this conflict also reveals the degraded mindframe that these soldiers endured during the war. Like you pointed out, Jensen becomes wildly unstable after the fight. O’Brien even claims that, “The distinction between good guys and bad guys disappeared for him” (63). Jensen believed he couldn’t even trust his own ally. He would have restless nights and would break down, all because he believed Strunk would kill him over a measly broken nose.
The book starts out with the main character Yossarian in the middle of World War II on an island off the coast of Italy called Pianosa. He is in the Air Force, but he hates the war and believes people want to kill him. He has a clear hatred for many people, especially his superior officers, Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, who keep raising the number of missions he is required to accomplish in order to go home. The book jumps around and isn’t in chronological order, rather it is a collection of war stories from the characters. Yossarian starts the book out in the hospital with a liver problem that he fakes to get out of having to do missions.
The Overlook Hotel had creates a progressively isolation in the movie, the isolation of the mind and isolation from humans. Jack and Wendy are all distant from their dysfunctional families. Jack's alcoholism and anger problem are one of the main reason for the immediate isolation of the family. This examples also shows the audience's fears of the absence of mental intimacy with loved ones. At the middle of the movie, Jack has no patience with his son when Danny asks him questions on the riding up the mountain.
This causes the Olympics to be suspended. Louie becomes depressed because he is not sure what to do with his life now, so he enlists in the Army Air Corps in 1941. While in his military training, Louie becomes a very skilled bombardier. Louie changes his focus from running, to serving in the Army. At the beginning of the war, many accidents were due to mechanical problems with planes, bad weather and errors in navigation.
It also marks the death of dignity, sanity, and innocence. Norman Bowker, one of the young soldiers, hung himself in the YMCA locker room of his hometown because he struggled to find meaning in his life after the war. Before he performs this act however, he writes a letter to O’Brien explaining his internal struggles when he returns home: “ a guy who feels like he got zapped over in that shithole. A guy who can’t get his get his act together and just drives around town all day and can’t think of any damn place to go and doesn’t know how to get there anyway. This guy wants to talk about it, but he can’t….” Bowker feels that he has lost a sense of purpose because of the war; he no longer has drive or ambition and this can be contributed to the horrific images and situations he experienced during the war.
Yossarian becomes so upset that he has to now fly more missions because of his temper. Not wanting to go on the missioni, he asks his doctor if he could ban him from going on them. The doctor says no. The Colonel gave everyone a dangerous mission to to bomb Bologna. He wanted to impress the people ahead of him and make everyone perform this dangerous mission.Obviously, Yossarian wants to avoid this mission and does.
A lot of people might not realize how PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can affect people’s lives. It is a mental disorder that can drastically alter someone’s life. I have friends that have been in combat zones and have flashbacks due to certain noises. It is terrifying to watch them go through this. Just the sound of some fireworks could trigger an episode and they are truly scared for their lives.
Afterward, on April 23rd, 1915, Lester Pearson joined the University of Toronto’s hospital unit and became part of the Canadian Army Medical Corps and left the country a while later. After two years of helping, serving and supporting in England, Egypt, and Greece, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. During World War I, the Royal Flying Corps was the air arm of the British Army. Unluckily, he had two accidents happen to him throughout this time period. One of these were, being run over by a bus in London, and had to return to Canada.
The men who he gained close relationships with and highly respected him were involved in a plane crash over Pearl Harbor. Ten men were killed and this scared Louie. Again, he began to lose sight of his reason to live. To cope with the pain, he began to listen to music and drink