After staging his own death, the enemy sniper moves out into the open, a clear and easy shot. “Then, when the smoke cleared, [the sniper] peered across and uttered a cry of joy.” “The sniper looked at his enemy falling.” “Then the sniper turned over the death body, and looked into the face of his brother. I regret his actions. “The sniper look at his enemy falling, underline and shuttered. The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away.
These thoughts terrify him because the prisoners could have been the German's allies with only "a word of command" (193). Such thoughts are perturbing to Paul because they place him in "the abyss" of non-feeling which is also known as the "annihilation of all human feeling" (194). Later in the book, Paul tries to save the life of the French soldier whom he has just stabbed because he has come to see the French soldier as a man rather than the enemy he feared when he suddenly jumped into the shell hole. Paul distinguishes his enemies such as the Russians and French as men because he wants to eschew the feeling of "abyss" or the "annihilation of all human
The impact the audience would have been shocked to see was that the war was so horrible that after all this fighting to stay alive, Paul was so relieved to die. He left the earth surrounded by the horrific acts of the war but still managed to find his
Even after the war Louie wanted to get revenge, to put justice where it should have been, to kill the Bird. But he heard Graham, and grew by learning to be the better man, and he forgave all the Japanese, including the Bird. Throughout all his obstacle, Louie came out of the war with more compassion and integrity compared to before his many
"The bullets flew like birds in the air," referring to how the bullets injured his men. The white men impacted the lives of Native Americans drastically. There was a point in which Black Hawk did not want to lose anymore men. Nevertheless, he surrendered in order to keep his men safe. Black Hawk illustrates the white men as being a deadly threat to Native Americans.
The boys were so fixated with their chants and tribe that they don’t see the damage their doing, and savagery and evil soon take over. The end of all good and intelligence occurs when, “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee.” (181) and Piggy died. Both Piggy and Simon represented intelligence, and they were both killed by savages. In order for savagery to win, much like in society, they needed to get rid of the good and the intelligence. A difference between the two boys is because of his appearance, Simon was more accepted.
He went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again. Then he stopped jerking.”(208). Tim would expect Sam to die by the British, a heroism, brave, courage filled death on the battlefield, but the irony is that in reality he dies a dishonorable death by his own side just like his father. Tim was very upset since Sam, who was innocent, was accused of stealing his own cattle; the generals did not believe Tim’s many proclaims of the truth, war just isn’t fair. Tim now has his final decision of staying neutral for war and has come to these conclusions of war, war isn’t always glorious, it is in fact brutal, senseless, and tears and demolishes
He tells stories to make him seem like a hero, telling lies to get the townspeople to like him. Him changing his persona causes him to come encounter with a situation where his life was on the line. He becomes a “hero” because he mistakenly kills the bird that had been causing a ruckus in the town. This causes Rango’s ego to inflate even more, he is made into the sheriff of the town, which makes him feel important. With Rango as sheriff he meets the mayor soon realizing that if you control the water then you control everything.
It’s not just a line from the drill instructor; I believe it has a lot of meaning. It’s almost like Joker’s instructions to hide behind his public persona of a warrior, a facade that helps him get through the entirety of the film until after killing the female sniper in vengeance of Cowboys death, his ultimate war face has to be shown. All in vengeance of Cowboy being killed. The death of his best friend finally made him transform into a killer, he wanted to truly kill. But once he gets to the sniper he sees that not only is the sniper critically injured, but to the point they will die, but it’s a female sniper.
His time in the war was indicative of the future he would have after seeing what he saw. He had to witness the other soldiers in his platoon die, the enemy die, the slow but sure death of innocence in his fellow man. By far he has the most cumbersome burden to carry of any of the characters in the book, maybe because of how his life was during the war. He dealt with bone-chilling cold, the stench of a field filled with excrement, and the constant mortar shelling his company took on (as illustrated in the chapter “speaking of Courage.”) He believed the real courage
In the middle of a pause in the fighting of a civil war battle, Lieutenant John Dunbar realizes that his leg needs to be amputated to save his life. Dunbar has seen what happens to soldiers that go through amputation and he decides to take his own life in stead by ridiing a horse along the enemies front lines.However he doesnt get shot and unexpectedly rallys his comrades, who find new courage to storm the conferderate positions. After the battle is over, Dunbar’s superiors name him a hero and he is given acsess to the generals sugeon who is able to save his leg. He is given in reward his choice of his next posting, and also the horse named ‘Cisco’, the one that he used in his attempted suicide. Lt.Dunbar wishes for some peace and wants to see the fronteir so he askes for a posting on the South Dakota frontier.