O’Brien repeatedly describes what he thought the man’s life was like, he bases it off himself. He was scared of the war and hoped the similar to the man, but in the end Tim faced his fear and he is ashamed of it. It hit him hard because it was like imagining himself be killed. Killing someone can bring an immense shock, O’Brien wrote, “‘Think it over,’ Kiowa said. Then later he said, ‘Tim, it's a war.
The Civil War was a brutal time in American history, pinning neighbor against neighbor. Many families were broken up and soldiers often the went wandering into battle aimlessly. Frustrated by this war, an American author, Stephen Crane shows his distaste for this war by his ironic works: the poem “War is kind” and the short story “The Mystery of Heroism” by bringing the loss of family and pointless deaths to advocate against the war. Throughout “War is Kind” a mockery of how the barbarity of war affect spouses, children and parents of the soldiers lost. It specifically focuses on the families orientated around the soldiers in battle and how their deaths have came to be.
Sights you see, events you take part in, people you kill never really seem to leave your conscious and sometimes haunt you. This eats away at the sanity of many soldiers who’ve seen the face of the the fight. Joseph Robertson, a WWII veteran, clearly recalls a time from the war when he killed a young german boy. He described the boy he killed as a “blonde, blue eyes, fair skin, so handsome he was like a little angel(German in the Woods). Joseph, at the age of eighty six, still would wake up during the night crying over the german boy he killed and claimed that specific memory the saddest in his lifetime.
. .” (15) As soon as Lavender falls, they all seem to go berserk. It almost seems that, due to his death, Lavender’s comrades are moved with intense sadness and rage, causing them to wreck havoc across Vietnam. This would be a completely response for any soldier—but it’s not the text’s deepest meaning. If readers take one step further, they might discover that the driving cause of these postmortem actions was not Lavender’s death.
He is facing the fact that he was in a terrible time in his life called war. Yusef feels like he should be on that wall along with his fellow comrades. He is facing the fact that a part of him died inside the war. This really moves the speaker and one can feel it in the title. Yousef sees the names of the fallen and thinks how that could be him.
The quote, by Moira de Swardt, emphasises the psychological damage inflicted by war, not only upon the soldiers, but also the civilians connected to the soldiers and anyone who is human enough to care. The South African Border War left psychological wounds on soldiers which could never be repaired and metaphorical scars on those who watched their loved ones suffer, unfortunately in vain for an ideological warfare crafted by a corrupt government. In the play ‘Somewhere on the Border’, by Anthony Akerman, one can witness the psychological damage as a result of war by analysing the characters Bombardier Kotze, Doug Campbell, David Levitt, Paul Marais, Hennie Badenhorst and Trevor Mowbray. The character Bombardier Kotze possess military authority throughout the play as he has been in the army for fifteen years. Kotze has forgotten what it is like to be a civilian, “Because I hate civilians” (51), due to living the armies way of life for so long.
Consequently also offending those who have lost a loved one because they were defending this country. Now those family members feel like the memory of their loved ones is being disrespected when people kneel during the national anthem. Family members of those who have died while serving are hurt by what these athletes are doing. Kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to all of the good people who are fighting for our country and to those who have died while doing so and aside from that the people kneeling are putting themselves and their families at
Although most were young men when they joined the fighting forces, the agony of war aged them, rendering them as “set-smiling corpses” (24). Additionally, Owen elaborates his criticisms of how the English government forces young men to endure bloody war: “Snatching after us who smote them, brother, pawing us who dealt them war and madness” (27-28). War has left them haunted with memories of dead comrades and turns even the most beautiful phenomenons into “a blood-smear” (21). His diction and imagery of the mentally wounded men paint them as creatures. “Smile” discusses the general public’s views on the after-effect of war and contrasts them with soldiers’ perspective.
Owen is stressing the conditions of the soldiers being exhausted, barely walking and overall deformed, unlike what the propaganda posters showed. It is used to create a picture in the audience’s mind to show the suffering of the soldiers and the effects of war. He is teaching the audience the truth about war and is proving the propaganda posters wrong. A simile has also been used which compares the physically drained soldiers to beggars.
It was a tragic loss for the village. While at the funeral of Ogbeuefi Ezeudu, Okonkwo’s gun went off and killed Ogbeuefi son. His son was a British messenger and killing someone with his occupation was a crime. Consequently, him and his family had to be exiled. He wanted to defeat the British in every way but he had lost the support and respect of his clansman because of his actions.
No matter who you where in the war, everybody walked away with guilt. Jimmy Cross will never forgive himself over the death of Ted Lavender. “He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead” (pg 7) Cross has to live with the fact that his distraction over Martha caused Lavender to die and as commanding officer he had responsibility over him. O’Brien feels the blame over the death of “a short, slender young man of about twenty” (pg 129) With the pain of killing this young man keeps O’Brien “writing war stories” (pg 129). With this remorse he feels the writing of the stories gives the man a history and a wife.
Every word that left his mouth contained Banquo and his absence “And to our dear friend Banquo, whom we miss…” Why it is that very day Banquo dies Macbeth talks of him endlessly. That day as I stood guard, three leery faces dressed in black secretly met with Macbeth. Later that day, Banquo was confirmed dead, with Fleance narrowly escaping the savage slaughter. It is evidence enough to say Macbeth was the man behind this ghastly planning. It has all become obvious, he is the one who brought this tenacious wrath to this town, he is the one who commanded the death of Banquo and he is the one who forced the blade into our beloved king.