In Erich Remarque’s tragic novel, All Quiet On The Western Front, he depicts the hardships war has on an individual, especially the younger generation. From these hardships, the audience understands why the individual is not able to find a way to reconnect with his past life. Paul’s war experience destroys his empathy, as well as his connection to others and the society that he once was a part of. The impact of the war stripped Paul of his humane connections between him and his society, and in the end a naive teen had to endure bloodshed. Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor.
Soldier’s Home Change is something that everyone will experience when going through life but sometimes events change you for the worse and your identity as you knew it is gone. Learning to establish the identity you desire is identity is something everyone should do. In the short story “Soldier 's home” written by Ernest Hemingway in 1925, Krebs a soldier in war has just returned home but his identity has changed and nothing feels the same anymore so he has to figure out what to do with himself. The short story “Soldier 's home” is about Krebs who goes to war but afterwards when it is over he feels that everyone has expectations of him so he lies about how the war was and feels guilty about it. Furthermore Krebs has a desire to look
Once Paul got to the front, he quickly realized that his confidence in the supposedly wiser generation was misguided, “The first bombardment showed us our mistake, and under it the world as they taught us broke into pieces” (Remarque 13). Their authority figures betrayed the younger generation by convincing them to give their lives for the empty ideals of patriotism and honor that was continuously preached while those like Kantorek never experienced life on the front or never fully understood the war. He particularly did not comprehend the innocent lives that were lost, like the ones of young boys he taught in school. Paul held that authority figures from the older generation: parents, leaders, teachers such as Kantorek should have been guides to their future and that the young soldiers all assumed that they would be. But after the war began, Paul realized that the older
. in addition to inducing psychological trauma, a violent childhood reduces healthy educational opportunities, leaving militancy the only viable career path in later years. War becomes a way of life" (Gates & Reich). War takes a toll on all, and yet it seems the brunt of it is forced on child soldiers. They aren’t allowed to think for themselves, only to act on their commanders orders, and the thought of even leaving resistance armies such as a the LRA comes with the price of possibility of being tortured, and killed.
Patrick McAndrew Mrs.Scruggs English III 10-May-2016 Today many people around the world and even in the US are scared about the next shooting and where it will take place. Many states don 't allow concealed carry on school grounds because they believe that the students are not ready for a responsibility like carrying a gun. Eight states in the US allow concealed carry on campus because the state has voted on it and passed it through government. Other states such as Georgia have discussed the topic on concealed carry but very very will vote for it because they feel students and faculty are not ready for such a big responsibility. Since 2012 there have been around 170 school shootings around the US.
With all of the problems in our society, war is the most talked about dilemma in our messed up world. War could be both good and bad depending on a person’s view about it. War has some good objectives like erasing injustice and ending tyranny. If you think about it, there are also negative objectives, like how brutal war can be, or all of the innocent lives that are lost. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead it explains how it may be like during the Revolutionary War, threw the eyes of a boy named Tim.
He was in the bottom three in his class. There was no special help teachers like there is today. He was motivated by his teachers and people around him to tell him not to give up. He did not take school very seriously until he got to high school. He was told by one of he good friends “If you don’t try now you wont make it into college.” After that he decided to try his hardest and try to make it into college.
At a young age, Cody realized that he wanted to be a chef when he grew up. There was only one slight problem...there was a new law that didn’t allow boys to cook. As Cody grew older he realized that this law would prevent him from becoming a chef. This upset Cody very much. One day he went home and told his mom about his problem.
My family was all killed by the Germans.” (Paragraph 13-15). Actively resisting avoids shame, guilt, and the humiliation of being helpless and sitting and watching your people die. On the flip side, others may argue that music, art, paintings, etc. was enough to protest. The flaw to that argument is that those would only be discovered after the war and only if the allies had won, by however actively arming yourself, killing Nazi’s and, sabotoging supplies the impact would be immediately felt, presenting a better chance of winning.
These children were given a week in order to recuperate from this tragic situation they were put through. That’s not enough time, many will be depressed because those empty seats are not because that child is sick, but due to the fact that they were one of the victims that was shot and killed. Classes will not be the same and yet this was all because of our gun control laws. How is a 19 year old able to buy a AR-15 rifle, but not cigarettes or alcohol? As a result from this horrific event, gun control laws should be enforced more strictly throughout the United States of America.