Richard slowly began to miss his home and his younger brother Kenny, he realized that it is not easy to be away from home in a long period of time. For example, “It made me sad that Mama had written to Peewee to day that she loved me. She hadn’t even told me that when I was leaving.” (121). At this point in the book, I realized that Richard was very young to be in the war by himself and didn’t know how to act when he was writing to his own mother. This connects to the theme by showing age can have an impact on somebody.
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
The narrator's biggest conflict, in my opinion, is why did Sonny turn down such a dark path and how can he help his brother without judging the lifestyle he chose. Although, this is not the only conflict in the story. Not only does the narrator struggle with helping his brother but he also blames himself for Sonny's outcome in life. He promised his mother to look after Sonny when she passed because "he ain't going to have nobody to look out for him" (259). The narrator seems to take on the responsibility of Sonny's fallen actions because he was off in the Army and left Sonny with Isabel's parents.
Some characters have something they are not telling anyone. For example Lum, Tecumseh’s cousin suffers the consequences of his silence as he fails to tell the truth about his abusive father. Lum puts in a lot of hard work in order to compete in the Bright Water Indian days independence celebration race. However he is unable to participate in the race as a consequence of wounds he received from his abusive father. It is the silence that is torturing him as he continues to stay quiet about his abuse when he should tell the truth to someone.
And this can cause some permanent damage to that person. People in today's society were not giving these veterans coming home from the war the treatment they need and well-deserved. However, the treatment of these veterans has been getting worse as time goes on. These veterans come home expecting glory and end up being treated very poorly. A fictional epic tale is about a hero who goes through many tragic events this epic is titled the Odyssey.
He was originally draft to be a flight surgeon but selfishly denied the request by fabricating a claim that he was unfit for military service. This conclusion established after his self diagnostic, in which he discovered that he was a helplessly bedridden amputee with rheumatoid arthritis. In reality Doc Daneeka simply can’t stand flying and did that in an effort to get himself out of the war. In his head all he thinks about is “Why Me?” Throughout the book he continuously talked about how unfair it was that he had to leave his career plan to engage in the war. Even when confronted by one of his patient's’ ailment, he belittles their catastrophe and re shines the light on the fact that he left his work as a doctor to come to the war.
The Vietnam War was a time where America was torn on whether fighting in the battle was the right thing to do. Therefore, many soldiers deeply hesitated on going to Vietnam and were mainly not accepted when they returned. In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes about the themes of growth and emotional burdens as he displays his character’s stories of the effects of the Vietnam war. The chapter, “On the Rainy River”, is where O’Brien expresses his biggest growing moment when he is still a minor, battling dodging the draft,
If Antinous was still alive the suiter’s would have not treated Odysseus like a king, they would’ve treated him poorly with Antinous. Altogether, treatment of Odysseus shows that after they come home people will treat the person differently than they did before and they will not have the honor or loyalty to that specific person. Many years later some veterans are not able to recover from the war and traumatic memories, even after treatment. In this article, four veterans share their story about what triggered their PTSD and what they do for treatment. Mercer, Wiry, Leban, and Graves all have something in common, they all suffer from the disease, PTSD and they all tried to seek some form of treatment.
I will re-enlist facing these facts, the army is running low on soldiers, Americans should have freedom from Britain, and the army is receiving support from congress. The army needs men for many are not re-enlisting because they think they will die. Some are running away from camp. Others lay ill, dying slowly. This is an unselectable and a terrible fate.
They see soldiers and civilians dying, and are made kill others. Prisoners of war are often mistreated, and conditions for those who aren’t captured are still not given good living conditions. Many soldiers who live are injured and have near-death experiences. Billy Pilgrim, the main character from Slaughterhouse-Five, was emotionally scarred from the war, and therefore believed he was time-travelling. Little things would upset him or bring back memories of the war because of the ordeal through which he went.
In the “Children on the battlefield” article written by Marcie Schwartz explains that boys under 18 have served in many wars including the Civil War. They would join by lying about there age, having their parents sign them up, or there teachers would influence the recruiting officer to let them join. Some recruiting officers would look the other way so that they could met their quota. When they were enlisted they had many hard and dangerous jobs to do and also also served on military ships. The boys often were home sick and did not know what they wanted to do with there life.
In the book My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, Sam came home from Yale wearing an army uniform to a tavern in Reding. Father and Sam didn 't get along. Most of their arguments were usually about Sam enlisting with the Patriots in war and how dangerous it would be. Even though Father told Sam not to go to war, Sam didn 't listen and bad things ended up happening. It turned out to be that Sam just came back home to steal Fathers Brown Bess.
Near the start of the chapter “On the Rainy River”, O’Brien receives the one notice in the mail which he had been hoping to avoid for the rest of his life: he is drafted and enlisted for duty in the Vietnam War. Long before he received the notice he went through negative warlike experiences such as hating boy scouts. Additionally, he feels as if there is no point in the war, but the people in his town keep encouraging him to go. Troubled with a large dilemma, he goes back to his hometown in Minnesota, pondering for days. 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).
“sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all of the lives I’m not living.” (pg. 113) Thomas is depressed. He lost his loved ones in a bombing, and he’s the only one that survived. It causes him a lot of pain and suffering. “It’s a rule that we never listen to sad music, we made that rule early on, songs are as sad as the listener, we hardly ever listen to music.”