Should I fight or not? In this essay, I will be comparing and contrasting the setting: time and place and the conflicts found in My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier with Two Kinds of Patriots by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. On this occasion, My Brother Sam is Dead is about a young man named Samuel Meeker. Sam wanted to be in the Revolutionary War. But, the problem was that he needed a gun.
British soldiers and Colonist Have you heard the quote "give me liberty or give me death" was a famous quote from a Patriot name Patrick Henry during the Revolutionary War. This quote means he want freedom if he does not have freedom, then he would rather die and not live under the British oppression. The Revolutionary War was a very depressing story that people tell. Many people think the combatants in the war were very similar, but the British troops and the colonist were very different. The British troops were called the Red Coats or the loyalist because they were loyal to king George the III and the colonist were called the patriots.
Many people debate over whether war is a “necessary evil” or an unnecessary one. War has many perks, some being positive and some being negative, making it hard to decide if it is necessary. The negatives of war is told in the book, My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier and Christopher Collier. Taking place during the Revolutionary War, My Brother Sam is Dead tells the story of Tim Meeker, a son of a tavern keeper living in Redding, Connecticut. Tim Meeker’s family is split during the war, his brother, Sam, wanting war against the British and his father, Life, who is against the war against the British.
Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet Common Sense in 1776, the year in which the American revolution took place. Paine wrote this as a call to the American people, to get them to join in the movement to separate from Great Britain. In 1776, the American colonies were ruled by English monarch King George III, who many viewed as an unfair tyrant who completely disregarded the needs of the colonists, and whose reign was a “...long and violent abuse of power…” Paine agreed, as he believed that the colonists were “...grievously oppressed…” and were not granted adequate representation, nor seen as the British citizens which the colonists believed that they were.Motivated by distaste for the English monarchy, over the treatment of the American colonies,
The loyalists were the “Tories” whom in America were against Congress (Hoffer, 449). The Tories referred the “rebels” (also called the revolutionaries) as against the oath and taking arms against the king of England (Hoffer, 449). The loyalist’s belief was very conservative.
There were two choices that the colonists had to make, stay at peace with not much freedom or decide to declare their freedom of Great Britain. Patrick Henry had many things to say. He gave short speech about how the war has already started, and in his speech he says what he is known for the words “give me liberty or give me death”. During the second continental congress on May 10, 1775 the New
In The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak there are four main subjects, Love, Survival, Grief and Death. Death was the most recurring, it struck Liesel three times. Death came to Liesel in three ways, white, black and red. Death came to people in colors because he didn 't like what he did sometimes so he tried to distract himself with all the color things. The White death was Liesel’s little brother whom died in the white snow.
He began to write a pamphlet that he called Common Sense. This pamphlet, published on January 10,1776, explained his reasoning for why New England should fight for independence. He felt that being part of Great Britain would drag the colonies into wars that weren’t New England’s problem. He also felt that by being a British nation, they would still be persecuted by what religion they followed, thus making their journey from England useless. One of the last reasons he felt that they should not be a British nation was that Britain did not care about what happened in New England.
Uwem Akpan’s “My Parents’ Bedroom,” is a great example of such a short story. Even though the story is fictional, it follows the Rwandan genocide of 1994 after much many a mob took to the streets murdering the Tutsi population (Akpan 703). During times of war, families bond together as mentioned above. This is exactly what takes place in “My Parents’ Bedroom.” Monique’s mother leaves her and her brother alone for the night but unluckily for Monique, she is tricked and lets in a mob that destroys their house. When her mother and father return the next morning, they all bind together trying to figure out the best option for their daughter (even though their daughter is not included in the conversations).
His father was a corpse washer so Jawad saw first hand the effects war had with the number of corpses his father washed per day. Living in a country that is currently in war made activities difficult for Jawad. Activities such as commuting to the University he attends or even burying his father. In a powerful scene Jawad along with a few others in rout to bury his father adjacent to his brother are stopped by the American soldiers. “We got down on our knees.