Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality. From the first few pages, it reveals that Second Company has made it out of a battle, losing close to half their men. Soon after, we see a detailed description of Kemmerich’s death, a fellow soldier injured and amputated before the beginning of the story. The way his fellow soldiers reacted, not with apathy yet not with unbridled misery, immediately sets the tone for the book. Other scenes throughout the
Nicholas Lopez had always been very smart, hardworking, and able to handle anything that comes at him. Demonstrated by living through semi-poverty, fighting a war, then trying to live a normal life with the burdens that fighting a war creates with that. But once he had a second kid, he moved to Oregon to live out the rest of his life there, which also wraps up how my family ended up in Oregon. So, along with everything else that he was going through and had gone through already, he was raising children along with it, which is a challenge for most people
I never really had a hero that I looked up or wanted to be like. Of course I have people in my life who I would consider “good people” but never anyone I would consider my hero. It took me some time but I have come to the realization that I have been my own personal hero all along. I have conquered all the battles and war life have thrown at me and I do know that there will be more for me to overcome. Although, this time I am ready like never before because I know that I have to save myself.
Once a person goes to war, they see things that no one else has seen. They may not show it, but it changes who they are. The war becomes the soldiers' home, and when or if they do go home, they will never be the same. The only distraction is dreaming: dreaming of an escape, dreaming of a better place, but there is no escape in war. One The only thing to distract them from this is dreaming; dreaming of an escape, but there is
Freedom is often taken for granted in America. Most of us go on about our day, not thinking about what would happen if we didn’t have soldiers overseas fighting for our country. Brian Eigenberger was one of those soldiers that helped protect our country from. He is a hero that does not get recognized for the risks he took for the United States. Characteristics that are displayed in heroes are also displayed in Brian Eigenberger.
For example, today policeman or an authority figure in the United States is forbidden to force or reject any religious belief. His ideas were only appreciated now, before Winthrop was the main man most people had the same idea as him, as a Puritan society. Williams was so irrelevant no one noticed he died until and week or two later. Even though his impact while he was alive was extremely minimum, today it made a huge difference in the United
Freedom. The importance of freedom is often forgotten as Americans live day by day taking this gift for granted. In this day and age, freedom seems as a “simple gift’ obtained by every American, but one forgets to think about those who were once unable to enjoy the freedoms one is promised daily. Back in the day, freedom seemed as nothing more than a dream to those of color. Everyday of a colored person’s life consisted of harassment and discrimination as no one cared to treat them as equals.
We didn’t have the season that we thought we were going to have. Coach Bernans gave a big speech that no one cared to listen to. Silence was in the air as everyone packed their jerseys. I also was upset about the season, but it wasn’t for the same reason as my teammates. I was depressed that I didn’t have the season I expected from myself.
I packed it in my bag but never had the chance to right in it. I was slowly dying but I needed to share my story. I never thought that someone could go through all of this to get rid of us but Hitler managed to pull it off. I wanted to know why this had to happen and how anyone allowed it. My whole life I believed that there was some sort of “God.” I prayed to him everyday when something bad would happen.
The town participated in a yearly murder. Stoning someone to death for a tradition does not make any sense to me. This could not be compared to anything else in America. We do not celebrate any yearly murder celebrations. Which is a good thing.