The glorification of war then led into the bloodshed of many innocent live. By sending adolescent in war, not only did war create more bloodshed, but war desensitized the adolescents to become numb to reality. Therefore, at the end, both sides loses, thus making war
The extreme sadness faced by Remarque, inspired him to communicate to readers the strong brother-like bond between comrades, and the empty, hopeless feelings which accompany a death of a comrade which soldiers are supposed to simply except rather than grieve. Finally, the intentional actions of Remarque when composing the conclusion to his novel strongly portray his overall goal of communicating to his audience, that there are no true survivors of an atrocities such as World War 1, the severe psychological impacts on every soldier, including himself, are crushing and the weight of war was too much to bare by a young
I agree that the conflict between Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen alludes to future conflict between soldiers; however, I believe this conflict also reveals the degraded mindframe that these soldiers endured during the war. Like you pointed out, Jensen becomes wildly unstable after the fight. O’Brien even claims that, “The distinction between good guys and bad guys disappeared for him” (63). Jensen believed he couldn’t even trust his own ally. He would have restless nights and would break down, all because he believed Strunk would kill him over a measly broken nose.
Farrington begins to mimic or “make fun” of what his son is telling him. Chandler views his wife as a cold and unfeeling person. He begins to question his marriage and he quickly becomes unhappy with his small home and sobbing children. He wants to have more in life than a small house and a crying child. When his wife returns home she is angry at him because of the way he dealt with the crying
Cross is an awful leader because he is to in love with Martha, which makes him unable to do his duties properly. The emotional burden he feels after the death of his good friend Lavender makes him drop of out of the military and return home. The theme of the story revolves around shame and guilt. Towards the end of the essay, Lt. Cross burns all of Martha’s letters in order to make it seem like he will forgot about Martha. Unfortunately, it is to late to correct the decisions he should have made a long time ago.
The novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest is a touching and admirable story told from two similar however slightly different characters. The story is so touching due to all the emotions and everyday struggles on one seemingly ordinary family. The Jarret family, Conrad, Calvin and Beth, face anxiety, deep depression and growth as a unit throughout the book while different events in each character’s life that affects them differently. By telling the story from two different perspectives, a reader may conclude that Calvin and Beth both withhold many similarities, although they come off as completely opposite characters. Calvin can not help but feel guilt for the death of their oldest son’s death while Beth copes differently and shows no emotion.
At first, Gene doesn 't really think the war is that serious, and throws the idea of enlisting around lightly. This is because at Devon, the boys are privileged to be excluded from the truth of the war and its negative effects. This changes when someone dear to Gene, Leper, experiences the army. Leper is ruined after his experience in the war, and is traumatized forever by what he has seen. Gene begins to understand just how harmful the war is, and the worst part is him as well as the rest of the boys are constantly reminded of their possibility to be drafted into the army.“The class above, seniors, draft-bait, practically soldiers, rushed ahead of us toward the war.
Their dread, and absence of being locked in will just make them simple prey and destroy forces one by one. When the draft initially started families were devastated to find out that their loved ones had to go away and fight in the war and doing so it tore relationships up and break the mentality of young adults. This created a inept amount of tension within the country and the public was not prepared for this moment and became a danger to the rest of the group they may have served. Ultimately, getting rid of the draft put civilians in ease knowing that they don't have to go off to war without being
Leola attempts suicide after finding out that Boy has been unfaithful to her, and Gloucester attempts suicide after wrongly accusing his son and being maimed by his friends. However, while Leola’s despair persists beyond her suicide attempt, Gloucester is released from his depression and suicidal nature. Attempting suicide is a cry for help, and it is essential that friends and loved ones recognize this and seek professional care for these broken individuals. With appropriate mental health supports in place and help from family and friends, some, like Gloucester, are able to find purpose in their lives. Unfortunately, others find themselves in the same position as Leola, and are driven to attempt suicide again.
From the beginning of the novel, Hamlet proves to be very melancholy, and upset with his life. His father’s sudden death, and his mother’s quick remarry did not help his case. That being said, his emotions lead him to his insanity. Many people claim that Hamlet’s insanity is feigned, but his actions based on things that have happened in the past, prove otherwise. Very shortly after the tragic death of King Hamlet, Gertrude, his wife, immediately remarried to Claudius, making the mourning process quite uncomfortable for Hamlet.