He places the lives of his men in danger because he values rank more than his men, and when it becomes apparent that his men can not win he declares, “If those little sweethearts won’t face German bullets, they’ll face French ones”(2). At the loss of the battle, General Mireau places the loss of the battle on his soldiers, calling them cowards. To save his own hide, he allows three innocent men to be tried, convicted, and shot for the sake of his perceived glory. Of all the characters, that which displays the most cowardice in their path to glory, is Lieutenant Roget. Not only does he run from the enemy, but when it comes time to choose which of his men are to die for General Miraue, Lieutenant Roget selects the one man that could call out his own cowardice, Corporal Paris.
If this feud of the Montagues and the Capulets never happened one one would have ever died, the story would be about something completely different. One of the most ironic things about this story is that they don't even know why they are fighting against each other. Lord Capulet is responsible why the story, Romeo and Juliet, ended the way it did because of his views on marriage, his haste, and the relationship with the Montague family. SInce the father of juliet, Capulet, wanted juliet to marry all of the sudden it made juliet want to commit suicide which did not help the situation at all. His haste also was a big factor in the marriage because it was part of the reason why juliet want to kill herself.
3rd Source Link: Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754-64 Ruth Sheppard Pages 44 – 46 Tanaghrison, the Half King May 1754, Tanaghrisson aided Washington – French soldiers near Tanaghrisson’s camp – skriminish – Jumonville wounded – and was killed by Tanaghrisson with his tomahawk. de Contrecoeur – 1. made note that Jumonville was killed by the English while reading the summons. 2. Also receives another message, this time from la Chauvignierie, who commanded an outpost at Chiningue, that allied Indians had reported the killing of Jumonville and many of his men while the summons was being read. “Although the exact events will never be fully known, the immense consequences of the incident are impossible to dispute” (Sheppard 45).
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
To illustrate, as mentioned earlier, Clarisse was killed by getting run over by a car. That person didn’t even stop to help her and they didn’t get punished for it. Later in the book, Montag almost gets run over and he realized that the driver was speeding and wasn’t going to stop for anyone. He would kill anyone who was in his path. “They would have killed me, thought Montag, swaying, the air still torn and stirring about him in dust, touching his bruised cheek.
He endeavors to ease the suffering of the Russian prisoners because he perceives them as men and fellow countrymen. Paul does not view them as enemies because he perceives little distinction between his fellow countrymen, prisoners, and himself. Also, the Russians seem less of Paul's enemy than the non-commissioned officers on the German's side. As he performs his duty of guarding the prisoners, he cogitates how commands from higher-ups have transformed men like his fellow countrymen into enemies and could just turn them into friends. These thoughts terrify him because the prisoners could have been the German's allies with only "a word of command" (193).
In my opinion, it may be the revealing of the sentiments towards the upper classes in France –sentiments that later led to the Reign of Terror during the Revolution. The resentment towards the bourgeois became so encompassing, that the violence shifted from animal abuse to literally killing the French nobility. It began because of the mistreatment of the apprentices by their journeymen and masters under the guild system. A man by the name of Nicolas Contat was so angry that his boss’s cat was better cared for, that he snuck onto roofs mimicking feline noises. This perturbed the man so much that he authorized Contat to rid them of the cats.
Both of the stories are very descriptive. The author of Friends Dilemma takes it a step further by using compare and contrast when first describing the main characters. This makes it easier to see each character individually and further understand their thoughts. As well as see how different the two men think.The two stories are also in chronological order with a time jump. In grandpa's badge of courage we go back decades to the Vietnam War.
Lantin was presented in the story as a chief clerk in the office of the Minister of the Interior(de Maupassant 656). A chief clerk is an adequate occupation with enough income to sustain Lantin and his wife. However, his wife, who directs how the money is spent, manages to not only sustain their household but also has enough for "false" jewelry and trips to the theater. Shortly after M. Lantin's wife had passed, the narrator says, "He got a little into debt, like men obliged to live by their wits. At last one morning that he happened to find himself without a cent in his pocket, and a whole week to wait before he could draw his monthly salary..."(de Maupassant 657).