The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault. Men went through so many tasks during the Vietnam War physically and mentally. The beginning chapters focus on training for war and being prepared for the worst. For example, when there is a sergeant in a room with the marines. The sergeant walks to the chalk board and writes “AMBUSHES ARE MURDER AND MURDER IS FUN” (36-37).
3.1. Violence, clashes and death in the Outsiders. Danger, violence and even death are part of Ponyboy 's daily life. As a matter of fact, when the book opens Ponyboy is followed home from the movies by a group of Socs who attack him, but he is saved by his brothers along with other members of his gang from a severe beating. Ponyboy knew the risks of walking alone entailed indeed, right before being attacked, he mentioned the danger he could be facing.
Compare how the effects of conflict are presented in ‘Remains’ and one other poem you have studied? ‘Remains’ by Wilfred Owen is a war poem that presents an unnamed conflict where the soldier shoots the looter, but is unsure whether the man was armed or not. If the latter case, the shooting would have been unnecessary and would be thought as an act of murder. This acts as an emotional conflict arising to the soldier due to the situation. Similarly, in ‘Poppies’, the mother suffers from an emotional conflict arising from her yearning for her son as the mother seems to be speaking to the memories of her son.
Abner is the crazy father who went to war and has some sort of disability. Sarty is Abner 's son who is by his side throughout the whole story. Faulkner portrays a theme that devotion is within family or within the law. Abner chooses devotion to the law when he starts to burn barns. When turning against family for the law, people really need to take a look back and see what caused this to happen.
Later on, Charley and his battalion, led by Lieutenant Thomas, decided to head to Somme where the bulk of the chaos takes place in the comic. During the battle, Charley went out of his way to save a soldier who was struck by a sniper fire. The sniper decided to take aim on Charley himself, but the bold Sergeant Tozer tries his best to save Charley from the crossfire. Charley managed to find cover, but the soldier that he previously saved was mortally wounded and later died. This angered the young protagonist and he swore that he will avenge his death by killing the German who shot him.
American Novelist, Tim O’brien, in his book, Going After Cacciato, illuminates the daunting effects of the Vietnam War by delving into the mind of a young soldier, Paul Berlin. The theme of discontinuity and trauma is revealed as the novel jumps back and forth from reality and fantasy. The book focuses on Berlin, on guard at the observational post as he recounts the tragic deaths of members in his squad and imagines a story of him and his squad chasing after Cacciato. The sudden change of scenes in each chapter creates discontinuities, contributing to a feeling of confusion. This is the author’s attempt to emulate the influence of war onto a soldier — disorientation.
The full of experience always makes him to be a rational person. Pony boy start to want to the fight between Socs and Greasers to stop, here are basically three reasons that why he thinks so: They got psychological damage, it cause the death of his friends, and their gangs are very dangerous. First of all, one of Pony boy’s changes throughout the novel is influenced by fighting. Johnny was for self-defense, so he killed Bob. This passage in the novel shows us the psychological change of Pony boy : “A panic was rising in me as I listened to Johnny’s quiet voice go on and on ‘Johnny!’ I nearly screamed.
Red Badge of Courage Before the war Henry has romanticized ideas of glory and courage but when he nears war his courage falters and he tries to validation of his fear in his peers. When confronted with violence Henry is like a machine fighting off the enemy. This courage Henry had to stand his ground and fight disappeared at the second battle and Henry fled during the battle. The Red Badge of Courage follows Henry’s changing ideas of courage until he finds a lasting form of it. Henry search for courage leads searching for answers in his peers, through his imagination, and the dead bodies he comes across.
Literary Analysis Final of “The Sniper” Why do we fight wars in a place we live? “The Sniper” Is a short story of him fighting in his hometown. He is on a roof in his street, it is dark out he is fighting another sniper and when he kills him he finds out his own brother. “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty shows us you shouldn't fight in a war of that is in your hometown you can kill relatives or other people, fearing person hurt you in many ways this is one. The theme is first introduced when you shouldn't fight in a town that you have been or live in.
Crane describes the soldier as desperate for something to drink. This is confirmed whenever he decides that he is going to take the risk of crossing the battlefield to fill up his canteen. Stephen Crane uses his opinion that people go to war and fight, but nothing changes afterwards, and puts it into this story. People are also desperate enough to fulfill their need to be on the battlefield; that they are willing to put their lives at risk, which Crane sees as idiotic. People are injured and die, and families are torn apart because of war, for the end result to be the same.
The fear of death got so intense that men ultimately thought death was the only way to escape. Death wasn’t only feared in a scared way, sometimes it was in a way that made men evil, Mitchell Sanders tells Alpha Company a story of a man who fled from his platoon to go and sleep with a Red Cross nurse only to return days later, excited more than ever about being back in combat because everything else was to peaceful and he wanted to hurt people again. Nightmares are feared by many people in society today but we have a way to escape and still live our lives. What happens when you live in your nightmare like every man in Vietnam did, not knowing when or how death was going to come for you, and knowing the only way of escaping that hell was to kill whatever stood in your way, to be wounded severely, or to give up life
His own army executes him as a warning to soldiers who might do the same thing if faced by extreme hunger. In the end, Sam ends up getting shot by a Patriot, who is on the same side as him. My favorite part of the book is when Sam steals his father’s gun to use as a weapon during battles because he is brave and because he really doesn’t care about what his dad has to
Could you imagine living in a world where you were in constant fear of being bombed, your brother was killed in battle and your best friend was taken away? It may seem harsh, but that’s exactly what happened in Carolyn Reeder’s historical fiction book, Foster’s War. In this book Foster’s brother, Mel, was killed in battle and Foster’s best friend, a Japanese, was taken to a concentration camp. On top of all that, Foster and the town he lives in, is in constant fear of being bombed, due to the fact that there are many aircraft manufacturers nearby. I believe that love can be broken, but not forgotten, because people can lose their loved ones or their relationship with them, but still remember the love that they once shared.
Frustrated with the ongoing war in Iraq, a young American Soldier, Private Victor Rush, decides to confront his superior commanders after seen members of his own unit executing illegal operations, just to find closed doors. Young and naive, Rush is lured to join one of the legion branches operating around Europe. For five years, Rush conducts countless missions to eliminate government and military officers around Europe. During every mission, a significant number of innocent civilians died by his lethal assassin methods. Tired of the lies and collateral damages, Rush decides to expose them to the world by revealing their most secret artifact in their possession.
In A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Beah is an adolescent whose innocence is stripped away at the hands of war. At the age of 13, Beah is forced to fight in the war in order to survive, or give up his battle and die. As a result, Beah ultimately decides to join the war. The harsh violence that Beah is exposed to strips him of his innocence and leaves him helpless and alone with his mind keeping him awake at night trying to unsee the cruelness he has been exposed to. Beah utilizes flashbacks, symbolism, and nature motifs in order to address the loss of his innocence throughout the novel.