"They carried their reputations. They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor" (21) In this passage the narrator mentions "the blush of dishonor" few times. "Blush of dishonor" is shame that follows every soldier, shame which brought them into this war, and shame which they try to hide constantly.
Percy Jackson is always pressured by his friends to be a hero and sometimes he struggles with it. In the following quote, Percy is reflecting back on his battle with Chrysaor, “The more heroic stuff he did, the more he realized how limited he was” In this quote, Percy shows that his pressure is always being heroic. Percy is thinking about how his friends always depend on him to be a hero. In the battle before this quote, Percy was defeated and only beat his enemy by trickery. Percy is always pressured by his friends because throughout his life as a demigod his friends always have pressured him to be a hero.
Is Henry a coward for fleeing throughout multiple battles? In The novel The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Henry is viewed as a young, inexperienced soldier, without the ability of making his own decisions. Many critics go back and forth discussing whether or not Henry is a coward, or just a young boy fearful for his life. In the critical evaluation from enotes, Henry is displayed as a coward for retreating during battle. As the evaluation progresses, the author begins to see Henry as a changing soldier, now more courageous and heroic, due to his ability to grow out of his childish actions, and take initiative as battles rage on.
This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life. WHEN DOES ACHILLES CHOOSE TO FIGHT IN WAR? EXTRACT Q AROUND LINE 64 Achilles also joins the Trojan war again to avenge his best friend, Patroclus. Instead of feeling dutiful like Hector, Achilles was driven by grief and madness when he made this choice. What drives Achilles to fight is more personal.
People often try to reduce the appearance of emotions and shield personal battle scars from the public eye, similar to how Devon attempted to shield the war from the students attending. Originally, Finny is ready and waiting to either enlist or become drafted into the military, until Gene indirectly breaks his leg by pushing him out
Repetition is used in t “pretending he was not in the war, pretending he had not watched Billy Boy Watkins die” (O’Brien 828) The author repeats many words and phrases in order to show the reader that rather than being brave and unaffected by the way he was trying to pretend as if he wasn’t in the dangerous situation so that he could overcome his fear. Informal word choice his eyes still wide open and scared stiff “The big soldier hissed at him to shut up” The author uses simple, everyday language in order to show the reader the realities of war from the point of view of the fearful soldier. Names of the characters: “Private First Class Paul Berlin” soldier died Billy Boy“ doctor “Doc Peret”. The names of the characters describe their position at war. While the narrator always states his name as a fool informal title, being a Private is actually a very low level beginning soldier, whereas the doctor who was educated and help a higher position is referred to as “Doc” and the life of the lost soldier is not respected with a heroic title of authority, but rather referred to by a nickname “Billy Boy”.
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered. The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty.
Ravana is vastly fixated on the idea of ending Rama that he acts on instinct. Not once does Ravana stop and think about his next move instigating his supporter’s, Mahodara, death. Furthermore, after Ravana’s charioteer explains that Ravana did not attack while Ravana was unconscious, Ravana acts on instinct doing, “… in desperation Ravana began to throw on Rama all sorts of things…” (37). Ravana knows he is not going to win the brutal battle and once more he acts on instinct. He uses all his weapons in a final move against Rama, instead of strategizing and concluding with a plan.
But Okonkwo goes anyway, which leads to him killing Ikemefuna because "He was afraid of being thought weak." Okonkwo was too proud to have stayed home and done the ethical thing. Okonkwo's pride is displayed throughout the entire book with his constant focus on strength and his fear of being thought of as a coward. Going from the beginning to the end, in chapter 24 Okonkwo kills a head messenger during a meeting. "He knew that Umuofia would not got to war.
He believed that through their own struggles can retrieve the treasure. In the battle, his soldiers because of fear and ran away except for Wiglaf. In the result, Beowulf finally killed the dragon, but his arm was injured by the venom of the dragon. I think in the battle, Beowulf also behave a little impulse, he know he will death, but he still to fight with dragon. Beowulf 's last wish is hope people will always remember his heroic deeds .In the end, Beowulf corpse cremation with his treasure.