Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey the after-effects of war, both on veterans themselves and their loved ones are shown. The events during war and the effects of war worsen the mental health of those involved in it. The way that war changes people as depicted in The Odyssey by having detrimental effects on their mental health is similar as compared to today’s world, however veterans are more emotionally closed and more recognized to have to deal with trauma caused it than depicted in The Odyssey. War changes people in The Odyssey mainly through affecting their mental state. The grief and depression that is caused by the loss of loved ones in war greatly affects family members in Homer’s epic.
American allies were in desperate need of reinforcements as their fronts had sustained high casualties. Disagreements between General Pershing and European allied commanders in regards to the role of American forces in the Great War impeded immediate American intervention from occurring. At last the Allied powers need for reinforcements outweighed their feelings of how they should be used. Therefore they gave into General Perishing’s request, the Americans now occupied their own front and became involved in the European slaughter. 3.
The Cold War caused people to question the United States’ government’s reliability and strength, which negatively affected America’s domestic affairs and foreign policies. Citizens lost respect and trust in the government and other civilians, due to several threats within the country and worldwide. People were left questioning their rights and safety due to the second Red Scare, which threatened the coming of power of communism within America. Various forms of propaganda advertised fears, causing panic to spread throughout the country. Russia’s gain of power throughout Eurasia showed off the USSR’s strength and abilities, threatening the Western Powers.
The Confederate flag has been debated because of what it stands for, how people view it, and the impact it can have on the community if it is flown on public/government grounds. The Confederate flag has been viewed as racist and as a tool to undermine Civil Rights. On the opposing side, people view it as a symbol of respect to the soldiers who lost their lives for what they believed in. The debates have emerged and then dissipated in the past, but the controversies have risen again. People are concerned by the way it will affect the community, especially now that it is becoming a popular icon for younger generations.
Brutus said, “I know my hour hath come” (Shakespeare V.v.20). This proves that Brutus is naive and weak. He lost his strength and courage because he realized that things got even more worse than better. Moreover, Brutus was so blinded by his reputation and honor that he ended up wanting to commit suicide; more in fact, a tragic
These are powerful and somewhat meaningful examples of what that the story points out to its readers. Only one could imagine what a solder feels and thinks when he or she is in the war; their hearts are filled with anger, their feet and body is filled with anxiety worried if they will ever
He was also faced with a major life changing decision. In this tragedy written by Sophocles, the tragic hero was portrayed as being the root to his own downfall. Lord Creon was the tragic hero in the play Antigone. Creon’s greatest weakness was his excessive amount of pride. He could not bear to be disobeyed by anyone because that would hurt his reputation.
The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would. The audience of the era twinkle’s on the effects it can have on people and how long it can last before the eternal truth (religion) conquers it. The modern audience zoom in on the irony of “Ozymandias” which cuts much deeper as the audience realizes that the forces of mortality and mutability, described brilliantly in the concluding lines, will erode and destroy all our
Death, the observer has seen the start and will see humanity's end. Yet doesn't understand how something can be beautiful and ugly and the same time. Through observing Death has seen humanity’s worst and best. That is why Death is always over and underestimating the human race. Death wonders how words hold such power, being brilliant and damming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, in The Great Gatsby uses the tragic hero archetype to further his point that the American Dream is dead. The tragic hero archetype is defined by Aristotle as a character cursed with hubris who has a reversal of fortune and suffers a greater fate than deserved. Gatsby fits into this definition perfectly, excessive pride being shown when he aspires to reverse fate itself and bring everything back to his definition of normal. His strive to reverse fate and desire to attain the unattainable turns fortune against him and in doing so suffers the greatest fate, dying at the hand of Mr. Wilson who killed Gatsby out of rage, erroneously believing Gatsby to have killed his wife. Gatsby portrays his excessive pride clearly in a number
Quiet Kill He was astounded at how far the ripples of the past had extended into the present and at how Coz remained consistently inconsistent. In one last desperate attempt, to topple the barrel and at righting the ship, Wormwood yelled, “First of all, I’ve been called worse things by better people. Second, first chance I get, gonna cut your guts out then slice your throat. You think I’m joking, just you wait. If I were you, I’d sleep with one eye open jack.” It was obvious losing was a crushing, devastating blow.
Who Killed Reconstruction People arguing and Americans dying, what’s next? The death of the rebuilding of America happened next. Who killed the Reconstruction of the United States? I believe that Northern neglect killed Reconstruction because they were more worried towards their corrupt government and Blacks being in the government then they were on rebuilding their country. Northern neglect killed reconstruction because the North was worried about the corrupt government.
The Vietnam War drastically changed how Americans viewed their country. The US emerged from World War II as a world superpower and as a country where patriotism meant serving one’s country and following authority’s orders. However, in the 1960s, the discontent of many minority groups who believed that the “American Dream” was only obtainable by a select few, led to many social changes in the US. This discontent also fueled the many individuals who questioned what the US was doing fighting communism on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War divided American society at home on their views on national pride, police protection and justice, and trust in the US government, and also changed Americans view of their countries nobility.
As before we should be absorbing and preparing ourselves to not make the same mistakes that leaders before us has made. And the fact the book talks a lot about how the military has lost so many times due to strategic planning that has led to defeat. Seeing this now allows future leaders to know how to lead and to not cause casualties’ when it could possibly be prevented. In the book we Linn tells us how American leaders in the military assumed and therefore ended up in the wrong warfare. For example, Linn stated that: “During the Cold War, when many Americans believed they faced nuclear annihilation or communist dictatorship, the dangers posed a century earlier seemed insubstantial” (Linn, 2007).
This shows just how real and how traumatizing these events can be. However, the connection between the two highlights the fact that war leads to poverty as well as PTSD. Throughout every major war, once the soldiers have returned it has been increasingly hard for them to start their life