“My Son the Marine” by Frank Schaeffer and John Schaeffer gives us a look into the life of a mother and father; and their feelings toward their son enlisting into the Marine corp. John had aspirations of joining the military to serve his country. He had spoken to recruiters from the Army, Air force, and the Navy but had yet spoken to the Marine Corp. John was taken by the appearance of the two Marines that visited his home. After he spoke with the Marines he decided that if he was going to join the military he would definitely join the Marine Corps.
“This is where you will be stationed for the next month,” the general informed me and left. I groggily looked around, taking in the trench and its high, dirt walls. As if in a daze, I went to the sleeping quarters and felt for my dirty cot in the dark. Trying to ignore the cries and shrieking of fighting men, I set down my pack. Inside was a gas mask, a rifle, a shovel, some extra clothes, a mess kit filled with cutlery, a plate, and a cup, and a few shower items. After arranging my area, I left to join a group of other soldiers at the front of the muddy trench.
In the book Night, Elie Wiesel and his father were in Nazi concentration camps. Although the Nazis treated them horribly, there were some people who went out of the way to show kindness to Elie. I think this shows that even in the darkest moments there will still be kind people. The three examples of kindness I will use are the young Pole in charge of Elie’s block, the veteran inmates and the food that was given to them.
Guilt plays a huge role throughout the novel. In war, men are constantly dying and these men all become best friends with one another. For example, Norman Bowker felt a tremendous amount of quilt towards the death of Kiowa. In the chapter Speaking of Courage, the narrator explains how Norman tries to save Kiowa, “He would've talked about this, and how he grabbed Kiowa by the boot and tried to pull him out. He pulled hard but Kiowa was gone, and then suddenly he felt himself going, too.” (page 143). Norman lived with this for the rest of his life, playing what he could've done to save him over and over again in his head. Another example is in the chapter, In The Field, a young soldier decides to show Kiowa a picture of his girlfriend. The young boy switched on his flashlight, and seconds later the field exploded around them. “Like murderer, the boy thought. The flashlight made it happen. Dumb and dangerous. And as a result his friend Kiowa was now dead.” (page 163).
Odysseus was an effective leader for many reasons.One reason is that in Book ten his men had been captured by the sorceress Circe,and he took up the journey to find them.This shows his effectiveness as a leader because as a leader you have to be courageous and go into situations you would not normally have to. Another example is when he was in the house of death he said he would come back out and try to lead them home and that is exactly what he did.This shows effectiveness as a leader because leaders are supposed to be dependable,and he was there for them throughout the entire story. No matter what happened,he told them he would do try to lead them home and he told them exactly what they needed to do to live . Finally throughout the entire
Bonjour dog tags. Your frigid embrace chills my skin, As salty air saturates my lungs. Suffocating me. But in an effort to save a few others, The uniform holds the truth. Awfully fortunate to be returning home, A Catch-22 agreement. Thoughts darkening with no escape, Like a mind eclipsing near death, Drowning at the depths of the English
“One of the unsettling things about my journey, mentally, physically, and emotionally, was that I wasn't sure when or where it was going to end. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I felt that I was starting over and over again”(Beah 69). As a victim of the war and all the violence it has brought with it,Beah suffers
"Sir, the zombies are here," Jackson Larson informed the force general, General Watson. He nodded his head, calling his men to get their weapons at the arsenal, specifically shotguns, assault rifles, and bows and arrows.
It was a special day for Tony Stiletto. It was March 7th, 1944, his 18th birthday. Not only was it his birthday, but it was the also the day that made him eligible to be drafted into the U.S. Army, one of his worst fears. A week later, he went outside to get the mail and his jaw dropped when he saw what was inside. A letter from the U.S Army stating, “You, Tony Stiletto, have been drafted into the U.S Army to fight in World War II. You have two weeks from March 21st, 1944, to enlist into the U.S Army at your nearest enlistment office.” This was bad for Tony and the only way for him to avoid this was if he were to go to college, but that wasn’t going to happen because his family was poor.
In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque describes how wars result in psychological and physical damage. The emotional and physical devastation is a consequence of the war. While the men who survive the battles are turned into animals, other men die painful, bloody deaths. Paul Baumer, the main character, enters the war voluntarily, eager to fight. He is among his fellow soldiers during a bloody bombardment when he describes how the war has changed him and his comrades. “We have become wild beasts. We do not fight, we defend ourselves against annihilation . . . overwhelmed by this wave that bears us along, that fills us with
Emily and Michael stated smiling at each other but it started to fade away from the sound of the air raid sirens. “GET SHELTER NOW EMILY NOW!!!!!!!!!!! “What about you I don’t want to go unless you go also”! “NO JUST GO YOU CAN DIE OUT
D-Day, takes place on Omaha Beach, where the United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division began its historic invasion of Normandy, France. The Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. In the Allied invasion of France, three of the four Ryan brothers were killed. Their mother is supposed to receive notice of their deaths all on the same day. Captain John Miller and his squad are sent on a rescue mission to find a “Private James Ryan”, the fourth brother and bring him home. Along the way, Millers men start to question why the Army is willing to risk their lives to save one man? Eventually, they locate Ryan, but when they ask him to leave with them he refuses.
”Wake up!” A thundering clap goes off. Xavier looked around in fear as he woke up, “Hello? Is anyone there?” says Xavier. He looks around with fright as he grasps onto a knife under his bed. “I’m giving you one last chance to show yourself!” A rat scurries across the floorboards, “It was probably just nothing” he stutters. He walks back to the bed to notice that his window was open, he drags his feet across the cold oak wood floor and begins to close the window, he overhears a creak in the floorboards behind him and turns around abruptly with the knife constricted tightly in his hand. He slowly walks forward taking deep breaths trying not to show fear. “I can hear your heart beat human…” “Who are you?! Where are you?!” All goes silent again. “I do not matter, for it is you, who matters.” “What do you want from me?!” There’s a whisper
The ideal of patriotism is shoved down the throats of the young men with total disregard to the horrible conditions and brutal violence and mass-murder on the frontlines.