The article states “he feared that critics in the special operations community would blame him while glossing over decisions by the high officers that contributed to the deaths. ‘they’re going to say: ‘Yep, it’s all your fault. You left him up there, behind, alive,” he said. This shows that officer slabanski feels like he should not entirely take the blame for the deaths that happned the war, and that others should be held accountable as well. He feels like he is taunted of the decision he has made while the higher ranked officers are not put to blame despite the fact that slabanski “requested to delay the mission by 24 hours to reduce the risks” but is denied the request to do so by the higher ranked officers.
What was confusing in his confession was that he never admitted that he was in charge and he was responsible for war crimes. He quoted General Curtis Le May telling him that if they lost the war they would have been both judged for war crimes they committed. He also questioned, what is the difference between the war crime offender who won a war and who lost a war? In that unanswered question, one could find moral regret for what McNamara was part. Even more, his voice struggles with horrible facts
War is not an easy task to get through and these men all had different coping methods. O’Briens intended audience is people who have an interest in war, and uses mortality and death, along with morality to help the audience get a deeper understanding of what could possibly occur at war. First, O’Brien discusses how mortality and death greatly affected many of the men around him. In the chapter ”In the Field” Kiowa is gone and there is nothing they could do to save him. The
Himmelstoss arrives at the front; when the men see him, Tjaden insults him. The men’s lieutenant gives them light punishment but also lectures Himmelstoss about the futility of saluting at the front. Paul and Kat find a house with a goose and roast the goose for supper, enjoying a rare good
Throughout The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, Henry Fleming makes mistakes and has to relearn what he is capable of. His transgressions include running from a battle, abandoning a dying man, and lying to his comrades. Tim O’Brien defines what a true war story is in his book The Things They Carried, and states that, “A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior…” Although the youth makes many mistakes throughout The Red Badge of Courage, and many immoral acts are portrayed, it is not a true war story according to Tim O’Brien’s definition. To begin with, The Red Badge of Courage does not show an “absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil,” because throughout the novel, good deeds are shown, and Henry finds role models that are ideals of virtue in war.
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
The ability to forgive is entirely based on the ones involved in the incident that requires forgiveness. Some people choose to live by the policy of “forgive-and-forget.” In the book Sunflower, the main character, Simon, is unable to forgive a dying SS soldier for his actions, because the SS soldier was involved in numerous antisemitic actions throughout the war. The claim that Simon did the right thing by not forgiving him is understandable, as Simon was just like the people that the SS soldier was trained to hate. It is arguable that he could have forgiven him, as he did show genuine remorse and regret. However, most of Simon’s colleagues say that he did the right thing by not forgiving the man, and leaving the man’s forgiveness up to
The topics of guilt and friendships alone define the similarities and differences between Amir and Baba. Amir tried to make his father proud, but no matter what he did, it never seemed to work. He would listen to Baba about all of his rants, one of them being about sins. Baba sat Amir on his lap and told him "when you kill a man, you steal a life...when you tell a lie, you steal someone 's right to the truth" (18). Amir knew Baba felt strongly about the sin of theft, but he
Even him asking about his future will not change the fact he has killed and hurt many people just trying to get to his dream. Him also messing up could of got him fired, which would have had George gone just as well. So, the money they tried working for just goes down the drain once again. No matter how bad he has tried to do better, he gets himself stuck in something that will never get him to the freedom to happiness. Today Lennie would have been treated much better if he actually how people there that understand his issues.
Elie takes another path because he sees no good that came out of the humanity see saw. People were beaten and killed. The inhumanity also made him lose something he kept so dear, his religion. Overall, there is a lot that can be learned about humanity and inhumanity in Tuesday with Morrie and in Night. Even though the darkness of inhumanity can cast a shadow over the world, one must not falter to it and let one’s humanity shine