Child soldiers are forced to commit much more gruesome acts then the hitler youth were made to. For example, the hitler youth were forced to shoot people but, the child soldiers are not only forced to do things like that but much worse. This list of deeds forced upon them consists of things like, maiming, decapitation, killing there own families and much, much more. The child soldiers are usually very young and living in far from the best conditions. Because of this it is easy for the militia to convince these children that they are protecting them and that they belong there.
As stated in an informational article on differing opinions about child soldiers, “Most children are forcibly recruited and even when they enlist they may not have thought carefully about their decisions or made an informed choice.” This shows how many children are kidnapped from their homes to join a corrupt army, and forced to endure the hardships of war at such a young age. They can not be held accountable for acts that they were forced into, and the only logical outcome in this argument is that all child soldiers are given amnesty. Although it can be argued that there are quite a few child soldiers that made the conscious decision to join the army, these soldiers were often misinformed, and only seeking to enlist for the offer of food, protection and a place to live after possibly losing their family and home to the raging war. Choice is an important thing, and once it is taken away, you cannot convict a person as if they still had that option to
"Most people don't realize this, but there are twice as many neglected children in the United States as there are physically and sexually abused combined,” (Perry, 2007). Neglect is among everyone; even Gregor in the story “The Metamorphosis.” In the story, “The metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka, the main character, Gregor, transformed into a sizable insect-like creature. There were major outcomes that came from this transformation, one of them being neglect he faced from his family. This corresponds to the many people at this moment that are facing some form of neglect, particularly a young girl named Danielle. Neglect was immensely reflected in the story, “The Metamorphosis.” When Gregor had first transformed into an insect, his mom couldn’t stand the thought of even looking at him, and when she did, she’d burst into tears as if she was disappointed.
He describes scenes of soldiers yelling and screaming along with cannon and musket fire. He shows how crazy and how horrible a battle can
It’s been well documented that these children have used guns and war tactics, and committed various illegal and illicit acts of violence. However, what they’ve done doesn 't come with the fact that child soldiers live with rugged conditions, drugs, the influence of others. Even though some people believe that child soldier’s shouldn’t be given amnesty, overall, it becomes clear that these children should be given amnesty because many adults influence their actions, they live in inferior conditions, and children who enlist as child soldiers enlist for multiple reasons other than violence. First, in many areas, it can be clearly seen that child soldiers are influenced by their superiors. No one is ever born dangerous, it’s always their parents and environment that shape a child into who they are.
Responsibility should fall on whoever knowingly, willingly, and with intent carried out or caused the crime in question. “Most children are forcibly recruited and even when they enlist they may not have thought carefully about their decision or made an informed choice.” (Child Soldiers, Prosecution, 10). In some cases, the children are not responsible for their actions because they are forced to perform them. In this situation the responsibility would fall on their commanders, but not all circumstances are the same. “Many children volunteer
Those still aren’t good enough reasons to murder someone, but another reason young people commit such crimes is that of the psychology of their brains. People under the age of 18 aren’t fully developed and don’t think or function as properly as adults do. Their brains don’t think about the logic of situations, just feelings, which is why most juvenile offenders don’t really realize what they are doing or think about the consequences of their actions. In order to understand what is going on in their brains and to get juveniles to change the way they think, they need child rehabilitation, but instead, receive adult rehabilitation. These juvenile offenders are treated like adults because they made adult decisions when instead they should be given attention and support to turn them into better people.
The piece of evidence states that the children don’t complain and do whatever the commander says. Though many people may see child soldiers as perpetrators, they deserve forgiveness because even though they obeyed their leaders, it is only because they have no idea what is going on. They are drugged, brainwashed, scared, and have many other emotions that probably plug their brains enough for them to just do what they are told instead of think. “Apply the concept of command responsibility to political and military leaders.”(Irin) We should instead be punishing the commanders and others who abducted them and terrorized these children. This is such and urgent topic that I urge you to think about the commanders who put these children up to such terrible crimes.
Only nasty weeds grow in it now” (Shakespeare 1.2.132-134). In this example, Hamlet is currently talking to himself after a conversation with his mother and the current king, . Hamlet is presenting that his family has now gone wild, and that no one is capable of taking care of all the bad that is happening. Hamlet puts the blame on Gertrude because Hamlet knows that his mother started this nonsense and now there is no help to the situation. Another example of hate is when Shakespeare writes, “Yet even so, within a month of my father’s death… crying like crazy—even an animal would have mourned its mate longer than she did!—there she was marrying my uncle, my father’s brother”( Shakespeare 1.2.
Both the Janissaries and the modern child soldiers share similar circumstances of their respective recruitment. Both Janissaries and modern child soldiers were recruited through the kidnapping of children, but also included children who joined willfully for a handful of other reasons. Many did so to escape an abusive household, generate a little money, or fight for a cause they strongly believe in, so not every member was attained through malicious means. Both were taught to use weapons at an early age, and they have been effective at killing because of it. Child soldiers, whether the Janissaries or the modern ones, were risking their lives for a cause they might not even believe in.