"Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy? If we threw away these rifles and uniforms you could be my brother just like Kat and Albert (Remarque 223)". Comradeship among soldiers is a major theme throughout the novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front" because the soldiers knew each other before the war, protected each other during combat, and can relate to one another without having to literally speak. This story 's theme shows comradeship because Paul and the other soldiers were in class together before joining the war. In the beginning of the novel Paul introduces his friends he went to school with before going to war with.
He had no idea what that entailed but decided it was better to work hard and prove his worth than being beaten to death. Gruder, the Nazi leader of his sleeping block, explained that all the jobs had kapos, who wore green triangles. These, Jacob would soon learn, were the real slave masters at Auschwitz. They were still prisoners, but they had proven their loyalty to the camp leaders. As he made his way over to where his work would be, a kapo recognized him as Avi’s nephew.
Walking into our hotel room the lingering odor of smoke hit us, and outside we could hear our neighbor on the phone fighting with what seemed to be his wife. Only after five minutes of being there we quickly made the decision that this is not where we will be staying. We walked back through the heat looking for a different hotel, and we found one. One that looked clean and inviting. After taking long well needed naps, we all woke up and had to face the situation of how we were going to get home.
The air is thick, stale, dreamy, though barely masking the overpowering smell of stale sweat.” (30) When talking about the absence of fathers, Flynn builds many images of irresponsible fathers rather than talk about the idea: “Even if around, most disappear all day, to jobs their children only slightly understand. Gone to office, gone to shop, men in suits hiding behind closed doors, yelling into phones, men in overalls, reading pornography in pickup trucks…The carpenter. The electrician. They drive to strangers’ houses, a woman in a robe answers the door, they sit at the table about the day ahead.” (23) Flynn is deft at explaining abstract ideas by imaginary scenes. He never explicitly tells his feeling towards his father, but he hides it in the fictitious episodes.
After his divorce, he had a lot of suicidal thoughts and said things such as “I am better off dead” and “I won’t be around much longer to bother you”. He had trouble falling asleep and would stay awake in bed for hours. When he did not sleep for days, he would drink, dance around the house, and talk to himself continuously. He has done a lot of risky behaviors, like driving 100 mph when the speed limit is 35 mph, mixing alcohol with painkillers, and spend loads of money on something useless. He was embarrassed by what he did, but couldn’t control himself doing it.
The walls are filled with a screen that plays senseless television shows. The novel Fahrenheit 451 is a warning to Americans predicting more people will become suicidal, watch television all day, and that our brains will be full of nothing but senseless thoughts if all books are gone. The novel warns Americans that the suicide rate will increase if people stop reading and are not aware of the outside world. At the beginning of the novel when Montag goes home and finds Mildred ghostly looking and pale he looks in the sleeping pill bottle to find that the full bottle is now empty (11). After calling for help, Montag is surprised at how fast they pumped Mildred’s stomach out.
Things have become so atrocious that George Washington had to ask the Congressional Committee for more money. I doubt they have any to give, for they are more focused on the bigger picture, rather than a few deteriorated soldiers (Doc B). Dr.Waldo wrote in his journal, “A general cry thro’ the camp this evening among the soldiers, “No meat! No meat!” -The distant vales echoed back the melancholy sound- “No meat! No meat!” This tells how us soldiers have been starving for quite a while now, and most of us are done dealing with the hardships.
The explosion affect leveled the house destroying it, leaving it too rubble and fallen pieces from the once seemingly peaceful house. The survival of Mr. Tanimoto was certainly rare as he managed to withdraw most of the explosion blast by taking cover within a garden of rocks. The second individual of the story of Hiroshima was Dr. Terufumi Sasaki who was a young twenty five year old surgeon at the Red Cross hospital who had just coincidentally decided to wake up and head to work earlier because he was having trouble sleeping through the night. This resulted in him catching an earlier train then he regularly does which lead him further away from the location of the bombs target destination and before it had even hit Hiroshima. If he were to arrive to work on his regular train schedule he would have been instantly killed in the explosion of the atomic bomb that was set.
He labels his crime as “ a series of mere household events.” In his mind, what readers may see as horrific occurrences, he sees it as normal day to day things. Which implies that the abuse towards his wife may occur more often than he cares to say. When he comes home late one night, very intoxicated, he is under the impression that pluto is avoiding him so he grabs him and gouges his eye out. There is a possibility that Pluto could of avoided him, but there is also the bigger possibility that he could of been tricked by the alcohol. Once he finally kills Pluto he mentions that he was overtaken by the “spirit of Perverseness”.
As Montag and Mildred talk about the books, they are distracted by the bombers in the sky. Montag goes on to talk about the lack of attention paid to the bombers: “‘We’ve started and won two atomic wars since 2022. Is it because we’re having so much fun at home we’ve forgotten the world?... The rest of the world’s so poor and we just don’t care if they are’” (Bradbury 69-70). The technology in this society distracts everyone from the other events happening around the world.
Towards the end of the book, O 'Brien talks about the mental change the war creates in your mind that never lets you completely bounce back to civilization. On page 208 and 226, the author explains two strategies the soldiers use to keep themselves sane in Vietnam. They use language tricks, turning miles of marching in the pitch dark was called the “night life”, a burnt body became a “crunchie munchie” or a “crispy critter”; “If it isn’t human, it doesn’t matter much if it’s dead.” On page 215, Tim is new to the war and he hasn’t developed the humor the rest of the guys have, like shaking hands with dead bodies to make the deaths seem less real. The author’s friend, Kiowa, says, “Well, you’re new here. You’ll get used to it.” Eventually, O’Brien does get used to it.
He went around his farm and into his barn looking for anything to build a gate or a fence over by the barn since that seems like that’s where they are hiding out. Once he finished with his gate he decide to let it set out food that stray animals would love to eat. As he finished his work he stepped back and admired what he had done for the little animals. Hoping that the animals would make use out of their little new area that he has created for them. Satisfied he went back into his home and eat the left over Sour Patch Kids from the other day and got ready for