One of the things that is always at the forefront of Cross 's mind is his unrequited love for Martha. With his love fro Martha come along fantasies, which take his mind off of the war and what 's going on around him. He thinks that because of his love for Martha, it distracted him just long enough for something serious to happen. After Lavender 's death, he tries to recollect his mind by promising himself that he would stop thinking about Martha by burning her letters and pictures that he owns. By doing this he takes the blame for the death of one of his brothers.
Ishmael’s lost everything in the war, but the most important loss is his family. Even this memory of a happy moment—his naming ceremony—is tainted with sadness. Meanwhile, according to Nancy 's war by Anne Baker, she describes that “It is clear that the American people are weary of war. However, Assad gassing his own people is an issue of our national security, regional stability and global security” (Baker, Anne 98). People do not like war, because war would let the family separation.
In the end his daydreams were not enough to save him, “His body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side” (840). This is the climax of where Bierce displays his beliefs of hatred towards war and fighting, since the “soldier-at-heart” is hung. He is not able to escape, like fairytales, because wars are real and people die, it is not a great adventure that people like to believe. Bierce resents war and hints to this undertone throughout An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, masking it with figurative language. Bierce subtly hints throughout the story about the folly of war and its destructions rather than its ability to solve disputes.
He fears for his own self good, and he blames society’s “simple-minded patriotism, their prideful ignorance,” for not feeling sympathetic (O’Brien 48). Society, in his mind, does not understand how he is forced to fight for a cause he does not want to help. They are responsible for this conflict when the government sends him his draft card. Society creates a separate conflict, and he, of all people, is forced to help fix it. If he does not help, society will look down on him, and possibly they will come after him in Tim’s mind with “helicopters and searchlights and barking dogs” (O’Brien 53).
This passage, Hamlet expresses his extreme irritation that he deeply wounded by the death of his father, and he also demonstrates that how badly he feels about the new marriage of his mother with his own uncle. Earlier, the king and queen (His mother & his uncle) were asking him not to return to Witenberg for his education but to stay in Denmark, and it was against his wishes. Here, he speaks precisely about suicide. He desires his flesh to melt and whishing that God had not made a sin for suicide. He also says that the suicide seems like a desirable alternative to life in a painful world.
The author then says, “I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze”, which without meaning is viewed as birth as well, the gunner is sitting in the mother’s womb, but Jarrell compares the belly to the ball turret, he is sitting or “hunched” in the turret until his “wet fur froze”, which shows the gunner is so nervous that he is sweating in through his fur bomber jacket. The fact that the gunner is nervous shows he is scared for his life, knowing it could end at any point in time due to the darkness of war. Jarrell portrays the mother and the birth to be the light of life, as birth is a beautiful thing, and portrays the bomber and the turret to be the darkness of life, as these things cause death. The metaphor in place shows that the soldier feels as if he is wronged, he was thrown into war where he can lose his life, but at the same time there are millions of
She sobbed uncontrollably. Montag himself was stunned and shaken.” (100). The poem reminded her of her husband who was off at war and because of the poem she realized he was in danger. If people still read they would know the truth about war and would try to stop it not support it. It’s the same as in our society today because people don’t always understand how bad war is and they want our country to go fight in
This quote is from O’Brien the author himself admitting that he couldn’t be brave enough to leave his country and that he was embarrassed of what he was trying to do. So, he told himself that he would go to war, kill and maybe die because of the embarrassment idea he made. The idea of this quote is to explain what he feeling/confusion between what he’d do. Should he go to war? Or should he leave his loved ones and country behind.?
First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross is distracted by his infatuation for Martha, which ultimately results in Ted Lavender’s death, forcing Cross to realize his fantasies for Martha are wrong and that he is not fulfilling his duties as a lieutenant. Lieutenant Cross is inattentive to the war and his responsibilities because he is unable and unwilling to stop thinking about his adoration for Martha. Along with his military gear, O’Brien states, “Lieutenant Jimmy Cross humped his love for Martha up the hills and through the swamps” (p. 115). Cross loves Martha, and “More than anything, he wanted Martha to love him as he loved her” (p. 114), but is unsure of whether she loves him back. Despite his uncertainty,
Lieutenant Cross not only felt terrible for loving Martha more than his men. The tragedy of Ted’s death has become “something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (O’Brien 107). Lieutenant Cross blame himself for being distracted and not being focused on the mission he burned Martha’s letters that also included two of her photograph’s (O’Brien 110). He finally realized that the relationship between him and Martha was fictional it was only lust. Lieutenant Cross learns he have to take responsibility as the team