A person stops by and tells him to get through it, he thinks that a soldier is crying before the battle. The individual realizes that Joby is not a soldier but the drummer boy. Joby comes to recognize that the person is the general. The general says that it is perfectly understandable to cry that he did it himself just a few moments before. The commander thinks that it would be better to turn tail for both of the armies, Union and Confederates, and train for months.
The boys had been walking for a year and a half, in the dark of the night through fighting and bombing. Once they got to the refugee camp, it wasn’t the nicest place, but more than 1,200 boys arrived safely. Salva helped them do this by being the unspoken leader. He coaxed them to help do work, and sometimes had to yell. But overall, those boys who had been through terrible times just like him, arrived to a new place in a new, safer country.
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered. The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty.
“We must strive to be like the moon” p.16 Why does suffering happen to the innocent? Maybe without suffering in war there wouldn’t be any compassion and love in the world. Ishmael Beah a boy soldier who lost his childhood and everything he loved, fought with his conscience as the years went by as he killed his memoirs. This book is memoirs of boy soldiers and war. I think this book is geared to the privileged, 17-21 year olds mostly males also people in the military.
American Novelist, Tim O’brien, in his book, Going After Cacciato, illuminates the daunting effects of the Vietnam War by delving into the mind of a young soldier, Paul Berlin. The theme of discontinuity and trauma is revealed as the novel jumps back and forth from reality and fantasy. The book focuses on Berlin, on guard at the observational post as he recounts the tragic deaths of members in his squad and imagines a story of him and his squad chasing after Cacciato. The sudden change of scenes in each chapter creates discontinuities, contributing to a feeling of confusion. This is the author’s attempt to emulate the influence of war onto a soldier — disorientation.
In the passage, Helen’s brother talks to the reader through a journal which both describes the situation he has confronted and his feelings about what has happened. He uses “I” as a narrator in the story which is himself and the style of writing is familiar with the way people telling someone stories; it directs to the reader. For example, he writes “And now comes the part you probably won’t believe, but… I didn’t go to the meeting.” The reader can feel that the message is sent directly to whoever read it; he suddenly wants to approach to whoever read his diary. As the reader knows since the beginning, Helen tries to find the reason why her brother commits suicide, so the narrative style can pull us into the detective mode in the same way as Helen. Besides, the sharing information between the character and the reader creates the effect to the reader’s perception when they investigate the case with Helen.
He's walking through Molching to Dachau. She walks with him in the parade, even though she is being pulled away by th eNazis.. Liesel discovers that he was caught around around five months after he left teh Hubermann residence. The Nazis don't like Liesel's brave show, and both Liesel and Max are whipped. Rudy prevents Liesel from following Max any further and probably saves her life. After a short period of time, Liesel chooses to write her own book.
Red Badge of Courage Before the war Henry has romanticized ideas of glory and courage but when he nears war his courage falters and he tries to validation of his fear in his peers. When confronted with violence Henry is like a machine fighting off the enemy. This courage Henry had to stand his ground and fight disappeared at the second battle and Henry fled during the battle. The Red Badge of Courage follows Henry’s changing ideas of courage until he finds a lasting form of it. Henry search for courage leads searching for answers in his peers, through his imagination, and the dead bodies he comes across.
Crane describes the soldier as desperate for something to drink. This is confirmed whenever he decides that he is going to take the risk of crossing the battlefield to fill up his canteen. Stephen Crane uses his opinion that people go to war and fight, but nothing changes afterwards, and puts it into this story. People are also desperate enough to fulfill their need to be on the battlefield; that they are willing to put their lives at risk, which Crane sees as idiotic. People are injured and die, and families are torn apart because of war, for the end result to be the same.
In the second stanza, the author continues the charge of the brave men. "Forward, the Light Brigade! "/Was there a man dismay'd? /Not tho' the soldier knew/Someone had blunder'd:/Theirs not to make reply, /Theirs not to reason why, /Theirs but to do and die:/Into the valley of Death/Rode the six hundred. (Lines 9-17) In this stanza, the author talks about how although the six hundred men knew the irony in the charge, yet not one backed out from the orders.
Robin and his crew continue to go town to town helping town memeber who have lost everything or children who have sustained injury. However while doing so they are ambushed by Iraq’s who won 't give up on the fight. Robin’s crew encountered couple close calls including an IED that killed Marines ahead of them and some Iraq’s that had RPGs in an ambulance, planning on shooting Robin’s convoy. Robin’s crew gets assigned a night mission to raid a supposive IED factory. They raid the place and find nothing until other people in Robin’s crew find IED materials in a bag of flour.
Would you be able to bounce back from seeing your best friend drown in a field used as the village toilet? This exact thing happens in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The memoir takes place in Vietnam and is about a group of boys in the Alpha Company. In the book, you see the author getting drafted into the war, you walk along with the soldiers, and you see what happens to them when they return home, if they get there. The Things They Carried shows me that you can 't truly understand war without being in it.