Conflict In Tim O Morrison's The Things They Carried

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Nicolas Cage states, “I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.” Anger, Death, Violence, Chaos, the past, speaking silently in the darkness. These nouns draw our attention by the main and forefront inclination of human nature, and how our bodies are programmed to maintain focus on such events. An inescapable collision course, since the dawn of time conflict, has arisen deep within our souls, along with the obscurity that ensues, being a fundamental factor in how we cannot process the cause or reason of why individuals let negativity, personal gain, hatred, and other emotional charges take control of their mouths and body. These uncontrollable acts can be viewed…show more content…
Once, twice, a hundred, or even a million times. The complete diversity of the human race is what allows us to contemplate the “truth” of moralities and ethics that merely is a statement of what we believe is the right or wrong thing to do. The idea of conflict, in society, whether that is through physical or verbal means, is something that haunts at the shadow of our identity. The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien in the story titled, “The Man I killed” addresses the moral standards of people and how conflict is reverberating and coursing through the veins and blood pumping within their body. In Vietnam, everyone is more or less from the same background, they share the same culture and american descent, there is no major difference in religion, and they all are fixed with the notion that each one of them is patriotic for their country, to the highest degree (both the United States soldiers and the native Vietnamese…show more content…
123); this shows a completely different side of the war mind that’s implanted within these soldiers as they spend their days continuously racking up horrible and gruesome deaths of other human individuals. Azar, in this case, seems to find a sense of joy within himself as he establishes a kill. He seems to believe in the mentality that a person’s history, life story, and family play no role in war, and the simple main ideology he beholds is the “kill or be killed” point of view.
On the other hand, O’brien’s friend Kiowa tells Azar to “go away” and then proceeds to try and convince O’brien that it’s not really a big deal and that his death was justified. Kiowa talks about if O’brien would rather be in the dead man’s shoes and urges him that “there’s was nothing else that he could have done. So does this mean that this death is justified, based in the context of
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