Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
Jethro has been living with the consequences of his brothers actions; which led to an attack on his farm as well as his water supply being compromised. Due to the significant amount of hardship, I believe that the theme is lost of innocence. A defining moment in the theme loss of innocence is when Jethro changes his mind about war. At first, “ He liked stories of war”(15). At this point in the book, Jethro enjoyed the thought of war because he imagined war as brass instruments playing and uniforms on all of the soldiers.
Fighting for survival, killing taliban soldiers, and trusting a random stranger to keep you alive, Marcus Luttrell explains his life as an elite navy seal in his riveting novel, Lone Survivor. Luttrell’s autobiography explains his horrifying, yet captivating mission to the Afghanistan mountains, which goes bad really fast. Luttrell explains some of the elite training to become one of the best, and some of decisions him and his team made that changed their lives. Luttrell uses a series of graphic images to explain his murderous situation. Luttrell explains how the people of Afghanistan are getting tired of seeing American soldiers,”There was a kind of sullen look to them, as if they were sick to death of having American military around them.In fact, there were districts in Manama known as black flag areas, where tradesman, shopkeepers, and private citizens hung black flags outside their properties to signify American are not welcome.”(10) It is shocking to see the amount of hate that a country can have for another
Lt. Jimmy Cross carries “A compass, maps, code book, binoculars, .45 caliber pistol, a strobe light and the re-sponsibility of his men…” (O’Brien, 1990) The soldiers in Alpha platoon have the physical burden in carrying the weapons and supplies that will provide then substance, safety and shelter during their time in Vietnam. The soldiers not only carry a physical load, they carry a heavy emotional load, composed of fear, isolation, loneliness, grief, love and longing. Each soldiers physical burden in underscored by his emotional burden. For example, Henry Dobbins,
Compare and Contrast- Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage Charlie and Henry are the main characters in the book Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage. Both Charlie and Henry, were very young war men, and struggled a lot during the war, both fought with the struggle of wanting to back out of the war, and having the fear of being killed. Many actions and words in Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage show that there are many differences. Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage have many differences. At the beginning of Soldier’s Heart, Charley was really excited to go off to war, He was excited for all the “fame” and attention he would be receiving from everyone around him.
Joby will be forever remembered because he was the beat of the army and the drummer boy of one of the bloodiest wars in history. If he would beat slow then the army would be slow and if he would beat fast then the army would be fast. The general was another important part of the Battle of Shiloh. The general made soldiers and Joby feel good about themselves and the war. The Battle of Shiloh was the most important part of history at the time.
Joseph Britton, a Soldier with the 525th MP Detention Bn., met the qualifications to participate in the event and said he competed to represent his unit. “It’s an excellent way for Soldiers who exceed the standard to shine,” said Britton. “This competition has bronze, silver and gold places and when Soldiers exceed the standard they will earn silver and gold in the events, even bronze is really hard to achieve.” Britton said he wanted a physically and mentally challenging event to test his abilities. Other Soldiers participated in the event because they enjoyed the tough challenge and wanted recognition for their efforts. “It was a great competition, it brings a lot of the JTF together,” said Daniel Bravo, a Trooper with the 525th MP Detention Bn.
"The nicest veterans in Schenectady, I thought, the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who'd really fought."(Vonnegut). Soldiers risk their lives day and night to not only protect their country but protect their own lives, even if they don’t agree on what they are fighting for in the war. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of
Front sight alignment, high firm pistol grip, breath control, slow steady squeeze and follow through. Tools utilized by Marines on the battlefield known today as the war on terror. During times of war we are faced with many difficult decisions that kick into overdrive almost as if pulling a tractor trailer up a hill until we finally over heat and explode. Do we follow through? Pull the trigger?
“A Long Way Gone” Final Essay “Somebody being shot in front of you, or you yourself shooting somebody became just like drinking a glass of water.” (Ishmael Beah). “A Long Way Gone” was written by Ishmael Beah and published in 2007. It is a written masterpiece that captivates its readers by telling us his story, a former child soldier. In this he narrates the pain, the suffering and the fear that he endured for three years, literally fighting for his life against the rebels that caused all the chaos and the mayhem. Reading the book was like a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I am going to share what I believe are the three most important scenes.
This week’s video was pretty amazing watching how the Kalashnikov was made and the testing it goes through. Furthermore, I would like to think that I know quite a bit about guns and the difference between them. I had to humble myself and came to the realization that I don’t know everything there is about guns. The video about the Kalashnikov was captivating learning how Mikhail Kalashnikov was wounded in battle. The way he saw fit to still help his fellow brother in arms was to make a more effective weapon that would work in all conditions.
Erich Maria Remarque was a man who had lived through the terrors of war, serving since he was eighteen. His first-hand experience shines through the text in his famous war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, which tells the life of young Paul Bäumer as he serves during World War 1. The book was, and still is, praised to be universal. The blatant show of brutality, and the characters’ questioning of politics and their own self often reaches into the hearts of the readers, regardless of who or where they are. Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality.
The NFL doesn’t take realistic solutions seriously, they simply continue to fine players and teams enormous amounts of money for “inappropriate” tackles and blocks. This turns into a vicious cycle, the NFL charging players for behavior their coaches are encouraging them to perform. How do we pull the sport out of this? What is the solution? Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill?
Shashawnda Campbell Reading Prompt #7 For colored girls… 1. Indicate two sentences or thoughts you found well written. What makes each a strong sentence? -"& she wanted to be unforgettable - she wanted to be a memory - a wound to every man - arragant enough to want her- she waz the wrath -of women in windows"(30) This is strong because it shows that love is so powerful it can make you do crazy things just to feel it for a quick second. -“I found god in myself & I loved her/ I loved her fiercely”(63) This quote is so strong because it means so much because people would think she found like God but she was symbolizing how she found herself, and she loved her.
After joining the army Louis is quickly trained and is soon marched into his first battle. Lois, his brigade and three other brigades are ambushed in savage and horrendous attack. Louis somewhat enjoys the battle feeling alive and important, but his enjoyment is short lived after taking major casualties the troops are forced to retreat. Louis and his brigade endure many historic and bloody battles such