Continuing to live through battles, and women to alleviate the stresses of the war. Because of Krebs changes in values after the war the values of his hometown are the antagonist of the story. The lack of definition for certain passages and use of words within the story cause the implicit meaning of it to appear ambiguous. “Soldier’s Home” appears to be a tale about Krebs and his life after returning home from the war, but the symbolism of Krebs family, the ambiguity of his competence with courtship, and the diction of how he
During Odysseus’ decade-long journey to his home, he encounters many forms of suffering, the most prevalent being transformative in nature. Transformative suffering, which is typically caused by mortals, themselves, alters a mortal being; albeit physically, mentally, or emotionally. In the first few years of his journey, Odysseus suffers the loss of much of his crew. He loses men while plundering a small island; he loses some to the lotus esters; and a few to Polyphemus. Throughout all these sufferings, Odysseus learns that he should listen to the advice of others; thus, transforming him mentally and emotionally through these sufferings.
As circumstances of life are sometimes difficult, we often use positive memories or thoughts to mask the true difficulties of our lives. Often at funerals, a speaker calls the congregation to “celebrate the life, don’t mourn the death.” Rather than focusing on the tragedy we may have just experienced, we instead depend on nostalgia and optimism to shield us from hard realities. In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O 'brien and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, both characters utilize thoughts of a woman back home to carry them through traumatic experiences (war and a satanic ceremony). However, when the women fail to meet the impossible standards of the men’s thoughts, the men are left without solace and in a pit of misery. The idealized descriptions
“Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway and “Speaking of Courage” by Tim O’Brien both deal with the difficulties of veterans returning home from war. Both of the protagonists, Krebs and Bowker respectively, experience trauma, which leads them on a search for self-discovery and an outlet for their pain. At the end of each story, neither of the characters wants to participate in society anymore. Despite the similarities, Norman Bowker is more forthcoming with his feelings, ultimately making him a more successful character. In addition, the similarities and differences between the authors’ styles accentuate those that occur within the characters of the stories; both authors use symbolism to show the changes in the dynamic characters over the course of the narratives.
The island’s strong, powerful tidal waves and storms often turn violent, inflicting injury on Chuck. Both stories also have violence in the characters’ relationships. In the beginning of the book, Phillip has a rough relationship with Timothy. They have arguments on the raft and Phillip ends up getting slapped in the face by Timothy after insulting him. Moreover, Chapter 3 illustrates arguments between his parents regarding safety.
Regret is a powerful emotion that has the ability to scar someone for the rest of their life. Moments of regret can come from relationships, self-made decisions and life changing events. The idea of regret also applies to “A Marker on the Side of the Boat” by Bao Ninh and “On the Rainy River” by Tim O’Brien. Although these two literary pieces are very different in many ways, both authors describe the experience of the Vietnam War as a time of regretful decisions that negatively impacted people of both the American side and the Vietnamese side. Both authors tell a story about a character that recalls of flashbacks of the war, where they grieve over the past decisions that have affected them for the rest of their life.
Medical and Physical Treatment in Veterans A veteran comes back from the war in Vietnam. Some people acknowledge him for his services and some people dishonor him for what he did in the war. In this essay, many people treat veterans with disrespect consequently as if he or she did something wrong. Returning veterans or people are being treated with either honor, mental help, or with disrespect but higher disrespect and mental help. According to the story, Odysseus thinks he will be accepted walking in the castle he once lived in but, he has a tough time trying to fit back into society, after being on a journey for 20 years.
When Lyman looks at the water, he, “felt something squeezing him inside… and tightening and trying to let go all at the same time” (Erdrich 329). He knew that it was how Henry really felt. The water moved very harsh that day just like Henry’s mind had been for a while now. Lyman did not know what had been going through his brother’s mind until he say the water. It made him feel uneasy the who night.
Depending on Others, Can Teach Self-dependence From a young age people are often told, contradictory things. People are told that they should try to do things on their own, but are also told that, if they need help they should ask for it. These conflicting messages are exceptionally difficult for soldiers trying to assimilate back into society after the war. As soldiers return home, they often try to live self-dependently, but sometimes they need help and have to depend on others. This effects Odysseus because when he needs help, he has to rely on the gods to lead him the right way.
camps; he made it through the war. After the war Louie found someone to fall in love with; her name is cynthia. Soon after returning home Louie developed a drinking problem since he was usually going somewhere to talk to groups of people; he used it for his anxiety. Nightmares of the bird haunted Louie in his dreams but that did not stop him from living his life, and showing off his skills. It was his skillfulness that got him married to cynthia and you can find this out by reading; “‘ Along came Louie.
A few symptoms have been brought to light where many of these war veterans are unable to rejoin society after experiencing trauma they endure during war. Mr. Henry yearned for a normal life, but could not have it because there were challenges in his life that had to do with his age, alcoholism, and other psychological problems. He experienced severe panic attacks, which made his life extremely difficult. He would have episodes of severe shaking and sweating just thinking of the war, these were results of his
Substance Abuse in Returning Combat Veterans Returning combat veterans have difficulties contributing to our society based on their problems with substance abuse. There is an issue of returning combat veterans not being able to afford treatment for their illnesses, so they resort to self-medicating and use drugs and alcohol. Although it is worth considering that some combat veterans manage to escape their addiction for some time, but will usually end up relapsing and only hurt themselves more. We may also be concerned about some combat veterans not being able to adjust to their new lives and resorting to substance abuse a method of stress relief. Returning combat veterans are unable to help the country they protected due to not being able
For example, Chamberlain’s men understood he couldn’t control having to continue their march after a long day, but he showed he was willing to suffer along with them. Knowing that he volunteered to join the Union Army Knowing that he volunteered to join the Union army, it amazed me how he was a college
The war was harsh, and the cruel and unjust treatment of the soldiers causes Ishmael Beah to live his childhood in fear and discomfort. He exclaims that “we were always either at the front lines, watching a war movie, or doing drugs. There was no time to be
Vet Courts Help Defendants Get Back on Track The United States has several military branches that they train to defend and protect our freedom and soil at all costs. These warriors are broken down mentally and physically to be prepared for the adversity that war brings. Although some would say these militants are some of the best in the world, nothing can prepare a soldier for the toll that war brings the soul. Many soldiers come back home from war with a list of physical, mental, and emotional conditions, some may not even be aware that they might be suffering from a condition, leaving them to go on day to day without proper treatment. In some cases, an afflicted veteran then turns to drugs, alcohol, or even violence because they do not