Numerous scenes in the novel, The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, are riddled with violence. Those horrid scenes shape the themes of a heightened mental state and revenge. The actions of the Alpha Company are driven by emotion and stress. These issues create great problems for the Company, stripping them of their civilized societal standards and leaving only natural human instinct. In a scene where Curt Lemon accidentally steps on a mine and is torn into many pieces, his closest comrade, Rat Kiley, has trouble grieving the loss of his friend.
As the book progresses, more and more characters end up dying, increasing fear with the remaining airmen after every death. The attitude of the officers counteract this, most of them being indifferent to the survival of themselves or their men, generally only caring about their reputation; Lieutenant Scheisskopf “cared deeply about winning parades” (Heller 71) and Colonel Cathcart “was overjoyed, for he was relieved of the embarrassing commitment to bomb Bologna without a blemish to the reputation for valor he had earned by volunteering his men to do it” (Heller 120). Heller characterizes officers as men who disregard the lives of others by using them as chess pieces in a game of chess they do not want to be a part of. One method that represents the commanders disregard for life is the raising of flying missions by the orders of Colonel Cathcart which acts as an impassable obstacle. Most of the officers in this story view Yossarian as crazy and paranoid but as the book progresses Yossarian is represented by the desperate survival of human nature while the commanders are painted as antagonists who needlessly push their men into dangerous situations.
Richthofen flew many aircrafts but by far he is most famous for flying a blood red Fokker Dr.1. An idea came to him one day, to paint his aircrafts red to intimidate his opponents . His squadron decided to paint their aircraft red to imitate their leader and reduce the chance of their adversaries singling out Richthofen. Despite the popular link between Richthofen and the Fokker Dr.1, only 19 of his 80 kills were made in this type of aircraft. The baron died in his Fokker Dr.1 after getting shot in the chest damaging his lung and heart, he made a rough landing that slightly damaged his Fokker
He was in so much shock from it he could not stop telling the story. He is coping with the death by repeating what he saw until he accepts that he died. He writes about how the soldiers felt during the war by saying, “They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing—these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight. They carried
He and his mother live together in New York; Brian is on his way to visit Canada to see his father for the summer. It is later revealed that his parents are divorced, and Brian is aware of “The Secret”, which is a euphemism for his mother having an affair with a man other than his father. The pilot, whose name Brian never really knew, gives him a brief flying lesson wherein Brian controls the plane momentarily. Later on, the pilot receives a fatal heart attack, which leads to Brian panicking and calling for help via the radio. It soon loses signal, and Brian is now alone.
With Louie’s dreams broken, he was involved in the war. Throughout his war experiences, Louie faces a time of extreme hardships and brutalities, later making him mentally ill postwar. However, even throughout these difficulties, many people can reflect from his experiences and learn many life lessons that Louie shows in his experiences. In Louie’s experiences, one of the things he shows to readers is to show endurance and to stay persistent. In one event, Louie and 7 other crew members on the Green Hornet (the name of the plane) all crash: “The engine wouldn't start.
This loss added Buck’s loss was way too much for Conrad to handle. He was barely managing to handle it with Buck and now it proved too much. He went to Dr. Berger’s and broke down to the Doctor. Conrad says that he believes he killed Buck by letting him drown. Karen’s death triggered a relapse of Conrad’s survivor's
Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free. Elie would often fear the night because it reminded him of the horrible things he had seen throughout the day. The title Night implies that there was something that Elie had feared when the sun went down. If someone were to not understand what the Holocaust was, then they wouldn’t understand why he was afraid. It is important to keep on learning about the Holocaust because it was an awful event where millions of people were getting murdered because of their race and their beliefs.
There are two key examples of this; the horrors of killing another human being, and witnessing the death of a close friend. After being forced to kill a French soldier, protagonist Paul Baumer is overcome with grief and remorse. He begins to think almost deliriously due to the trauma he experiences. Baumer, or perhaps it should be said Remarque, writes “My brain is taxed beyond endurance.... I have killed the printer, Gerard Duval.
Suffering: Hamlet Hamlet, the tragic hero fits well into the instrument of suffering. The spreading of his suffering was due to his personal anguish. Within Hamlet there were many things that had caused his suffering, some of these reasons were due to his own personal plan for vengeance. Hamlet faced immense amounts of suffering within the play; his father had been murdered, his thrown had been stolen, and his mother was in an incestuous relationship with his father’s brother, who was the reason behind all of Hamlets suffering. As the plot thickens we begin to realize that Hamlets suffering is really beginning to affect him when he kills Polonius which ultimately affects all the people around him.
Planes, which was made in 2013, contains many of our modern values, and traditions. One of the most common values portrayed in the movie is that cheating does not improve one’s self. Dusty, the underdog, and has entered into the Around the Globe race. But, Ripslinger has also signed up and is the number one plane in the world having won the last two races. He is getting desperate to win this race and the world record of most wins in a row, because Dusty is gaining on him.