“The Gettysburg Address” is specifically made up to this point in time in our nation’s gruesome history. We need to realize brother is killing brother during this time in our nation’s history, these men fought for what they believed in and President Lincoln shows us that each man that fought and died on these grounds need to be honored. Not for their courage, but for their efforts to shape America so that we can make it a better place and a safe haven so that all men can have equal
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are the true definition of heroism because they sacrificed their lives for the greater good and benefit of the public. “This man shall be remembered. Oh, not with the statues’ rhetoric. Not with the legends and poems and wreaths of bronze alone, but with the lives grown out of his life, the lives fleshing his dream of the beautiful, needful thing”-SB pg70. Frederick Douglass is a hero not just because he fought for the public, but because he was a “... Negro beaten to his knees, exiled”SB pg70.
After the death of Curt Lemon, Tim O’Brien explains how Lemon’s tough persona didn’t phase him. O’Brien states, “I knew him only slightly, and what I did know was not impressive. He had a tendency to play the tough soldier role, always posturing, always puffing himself up, and on occasion he took it way too far” (O’Brien 82). Because the war is so demanding, Curt strives to live up to its demands with the utmost courage. However, he takes his responsibility too aggressively and makes all around changes to who he really is.
While Paul continued to fight in the war to protect his fellow comrades in All Quiet on the Western Front, Junger was motivated by pure patriotism to fight for his country in The Storm of Steel. Both young men were patriotic and valued their comrades in each of the novels. Both Remarque and Junger had comradeship and patriotism to help get through the difficulty and stressful times. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque describes many scenes that involve comradeship among the young soldiers. Paul and his comrade, Kat, developed a bond of friendship and brotherhood during the dismal times of the war, which helped their individual desires to survive and protect their fellow soldiers.
Do you think Odysseus is a hero? If yes why do you think so? I think he was an epic hero because he did many things to help his people. He, would do a lot of things he would do to defend his people and he would of died trying to die for them to. He sometimes almost gave up but he kept on trying until he went back home.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were heroic men who fought for freedom and liberty. Abraham Lincoln was heroic because during the Civil War he was fighting to keep the union together, for freedom, and liberty. In a sermon for Lincoln’s funeral Phineas D. Gurley stated that; “ He is dead; but the cause he so ardently loved… not for himself only, not for us, but for all people in their coming generations, till time shall be no more-that cause survives his fall, and will survive it”(SB, p. 68). The cause that Lincoln fought for was not just unique to the Civil War era but timeless. In addition, what also made him heroic was that he pursued freedom and liberty for people of all race, “From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object
Uproar and protest bubbled over in the states after Scott’s failure to obtain his freedom. His case also fueled the North in their battle with the South, since the big topic of the century was “slavery”. They wanted justice for Dred Scott, to rightfully place his ownership in his own hands, to grant him the freedom to live however he pleased and to not have to walk in shackles. Any human should have that basic right, as it says in the constitution. This landmark of a case stood as a breaking point for social reform; motivation to stop the discrimination that ran throughout the country.
He appeals to the audiences emotions in this speech by paying homage for the soldiers in the civil war, implying “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion … that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain” (Lincoln, 1863). Lincoln does this to emphasize the greatness of these soldiers, dying so that everyone can be equal, ending slavery and uniting the country. By saying this, it hit the audiences emotionally, making them feel mournful and sympathy towards the soldiers, especially those who had a family member fighting in that war. Moving to the last sentence in the last paragraph, Lincoln’s tone changes from a mournful tone to a more enthusiastic and hopeful tone suggesting, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (Lincoln, 1863). Lincoln has used anaphora in the phrase “government of the people, by the people, for the people” to give the audience a sense of hope and victory.
When Lincoln says this, it means he is saying which of us can stand stronger and last longer. “We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live”. Here this is saying that for all those who lost their lives fighting on behalf of that great nation, they have come there to honor and say thank you. It is thus their final place to go and they will rest there for eternity. These examples influenced the tone and content by showing sadness, and this sadness was shown by Lincoln talking about those who have fallen.
While a soldier is usually thought to be buff, tall standing, men who are proud to serve their country, instead he brings attention to the reality of the soldiers who don't feel proud to serve their country because of the hardships they go through and the extremely painful death they experience. A difference in the poems is the point of view of the speakers. The point of view of the speaker in "I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die" is of someone who was never in war, but in “Dulce et Decorum Est”, the man was speaking about his experience in war. Therefore, the characters have different