Revenge Isn’t so Sweet “While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself,” says Douglas Horton, an academic leader. A Long Way Gone shows us a story of revenge when a young boy gets swept up in a war after his family is killed at only twelve years old. Ishmael Beah in the novel A Long Way Gone illustrates that revenge is never the answer when he joins the army out of spite, loses his humanity in the war and struggles to forgive himself after his journey. Initially, Ishmael joins the army when he learns of his family’s death. He believed joining the army would get revenge for his family.
In Demons, Dostoevsky depicts Ivanov as Ivan Shatov, and Nechayev as Pyotr Stephanovich Verkhovensky. Pyotr Verkhovensky is developed as the mastermind behind a close-knit terrorist group, which he uses as a way to avoid getting his hands dirty throughout the novel. However, Verkhovensky does kill Shatov with his gun, but this is the only instance where he avoids a medium for his actions. The terrorist group becomes known as infamous troublemakers through setting villages on fire, crashing parties, and committing murders on behalf of Pyotr Verkhovensky. Shatov used to be a member of Verkhovensky’s organization but made an effort to dissociate himself from the group.
One character, known as Mother Animal, essentially has no visible signs of internal conflict about killing a teenage sniper, yet Private Joker clearly has a difficult time accepting the idea of killing the young female shooter. Both men have different opinions of morals when it comes to warfare. Even before the Marines were shipped off to Vietnam, they had to decide if it was acceptable to beat another recruit due to the recruit causing the platoon to be punished. Private Joker reluctantly agrees to bludgeon the marine with a sock with a bar of soap in it. The other recruits have seemingly no dilemma, yet Private Joker must be persuaded due to his moral beliefs; he is peer pressured into the hazing.
At the beginning he does not want to kill Duncan but he is forced to by his wife. He later then starts hallucinating, gets no sleep, and regrets killing Duncan. As the story continues he then kills banquo and Macduff's family. He becomes very cold hearted and no longer cares to kill, he will kill anybody who gets in his way. Macbeth sends some men to kill Macduff's family because Lennox tells Macbeth that “`Tis two or three, my lord, that bring you word Macduff is fled to England” (4.1.141).
He shows how even the people risking their lives do not even care much for war and have become so numb to the horrors of their situation. The main character Fred Collins makes a journey through a death field risking his life for water that was then spilled by his comrades. While Fred was on his journey into the battle zone, “He wondered why he did not feel some keen agony of fear” and this is because he has become numbed to all the dead surrounding him. Meanwhile instead of being present in their state of being under attack, and put effort into their side of the war some of the men discuss “..the greatest questions of the national existence.” This showcases how even the men whose lives are at risk could care less about what is actually happening in the war around them. This ironic display of how even the soldiers find their battles to be unimportant reveals Crane’s explicit distaste for
In war films, it is okay for a soldier to hold his buddy, as long as his buddy is dying on the battlefield. In a crime film, a mob lieutenant can embrace his boss like a lover, as long as he is riddled with bullets. In this case, it is okay for the grown man to hold the hand of another man, as long as he is a bloody mess. When they arrive at the rendezvous, White is carrying Orange in still attempting to keep his spirits up. You can tell that Orange is still in pain, so white asks him, “Who 's a tough guy?” in the same kind of context that a dad would tell his son or daughter after they scrape their knee and they are crying.
When I had watched the movie previously I saw Danny’s increasing involvement in the neo-nazi movement as a voluntary thing for him. I thought that he would have been excited because when his brother went away to prison he became one of the highest ranking gang members by taking his place, but after applying cognitive dissonance theory, and the idea of compliance, I now see that he was just partaking because that was what the gang expected of him, not necessarily because that is what he wanted. I do not see any limits to the application of cognitive dissonance theory to American History
Another guy I knew really did threaten to have his personal enemies killed by hired gunmen after the war” (Vonnegut 1). Paul Lazzaro, the new identity given to an actual fellow POW, tells Billy that anyone who tries to touch him should kill him, lest Lazzaro have them killed in return (Vonnegut 175). Billy, after surviving the dreadful events of the novel that far, was just as traumatized by Lazzaro’s story of revenge against a dog. Similarly, he later reminisces about “the poor old high school teacher, Edgar Derby,” who was caught “with a teapot he had taken from the catacombs” before being “tried and shot” (Vonnegut 274). These parallels of Pilgrim and Vonnegut highlight the events of both men 's lives,
After getting shot at the Babylon Club, Tony heads over to Frank’s place to find answers and after receiving confirmation of his suspicions, he orders Frank’s death and kills the corrupt detective. With this execution, he eliminated the competitive figure that was Frank, who had prevented Tony from expanding the previous drug endeavor and sought to stop Tony from advancing by killing him. Frank too, could be seen as acting for competitive edge. He had ordered the killing of Tony, and could be seen as trying to take out the competition that was emerging. It could have also been linked to a jealousy factor.
You must hide us, my brother’ ” (65). As Kino’s house burns down the neighbors wonder whether r Kino and his family are inside, Kino can even hear all of the worried voices. If the same circumstance would have taken place at the beginning of the story, when Kino was a more honest man, he would have come out from his brother’s brush house and said that he and his family were fine, and maybe even take responsibility for killing the dead man next to the brush house. However, because Kino becomes corrupted by the power that the pearl gives him, he becomes dishonest, hides and runs away. The influence of the pearl degrades him, from a state of honesty to a state of corruption and he ends up bringing misery to himself, to his family and even to his
For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear. “Everytime he tried to get some cover, they’d shoot him. If I got over the fear and felt braver, I probably could have got out there and saved his life” (8:50). The soldiers often allowed guilt to consume them rather than coming to the realization that the war was their
Foul language, which I won 't repeat. In fact, I’d rather not say anything at all. (29). Most of John’s problems relate to his experiences in My Lai, where his platoon was ordered to eliminate the “Viet Cong” in the village. Because the men had seen so much in Vietnam and because of how the war was fought (Guerrilla warfare), they had little to no remorse when gunning down children and woman.
He goes into hiding the men all go looking to kill Lennie. George ends up being the one that kills him. George had very few options after Lennie killed Curly’s wife. He could let Lennie rot in prison, or have his life end. George thought that it would be better for Lennie to die.