Through the point of view, the feelings of admiration and empathy are brought out for Lieutenant Cross, and it conveys the theme that war weighs heavily on a soldier. The story has a “moral”, which teaches the reader about the struggles during war. The total omniscient point of view is best for this story because it gets the author’s point across and shows multiple views of war. Through the point of view, it gives a realistic view of battle, and it creates a deep admiration and respect for veterans by showing the struggles of all the
However, they are left with the memories of what they saw. Soldiers affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD causes them to “often recall and re-experience the specific trauma of war” (The Emotional Effects of War on Soldiers). This means that any type of thing that reminds the soldier of the war, will cause them to relive that moment. Whether it’s a loud noise, a crowd of people, or a weapon, even the simplest word can make them remember the exact feeling of the war. This not only makes them suffer but it also hurts others around them.
Back during the Revolutionary War, families were divided and many people were trying to decide one question. Should they join the side of the Patriots, Loyalists, or remain neutral? War can be a brutal, violent, and cruel way of achieving power or freedom; and in the process, many lives are lost. However, sometimes war is necessary as it helps get rid of tyranny and injustice. In the book My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, a boy named Tim Meeker lives in a family where his father is a Loyalist, and his dear brother is a Patriot.
The soldier in the story “Gregory” also made many sacrifices for his friend, but in a much more subtle way. Prior to their friendship, he was considered to be the enemy, however once spending time with him they grew to become acquaintances. Once he found out that he was to be executed, the soldier sends Gregory off to do many tasks so that he can be portrayed as somebody who is valuable
Expressing this strong feeling of betrayal through the character of Paul, Remarque strove to avenge the futile deaths of many in his generation by revealing the figures which persuaded them to engage in war and present audiences with insight into the true unglamourous nature of war. Additionally, during Remarque’s traumatic experiences fighting on the western front, he was strongly affected by the loss of a close comrade, who he rescued by carrying out of a fire only to witness his death, a situation eerily similar to the death of beloved anti-hero Kat, which had a profound negative impact on Paul Baumer. In the novel, in the midst of futile violence Paul’s fatherly figure and comrade Kat is shot in the shin and while desperately carrying him to receive medical attention, a fatal wound to his skull goes unnoticed by Paul. Remorse and emptiness overcomes Paul, even as orderlies are mystified by the strong emotion he could feel towards a comrade Paul contemplates in his mind, “Do I walk? Have I feet
War is something human nature cannot seem to avoid. In both A Soldiers Heart and Red Badge of Courage, there is a lot of war, and a lot of death that the main characters witness. Though their stories may seem similar, Henry and Charley are two very different people. They both fought in war, but experienced different events in the meantime. They both suffered great loss, trauma, and not only a physical war, but also, a war within themselves.
Gene 's victory in this war with himself portrays how war can prevail in and out of uniform. The importance of war emphasizes not only the actual war taking place but also both Gene and Finny 's internal conflict with themselves, and their external conflicts with each other. This also expresses how even though considering the book takes place during World War II, The Devon School still tried to shield the boys from the war, that the residual effects of war can still seep through the cracks and reach everyone at the school. One person can only hide so much, especially if there is a war going on, emotionally or literally. People often try to reduce the appearance of emotions and shield personal battle scars from the public eye, similar to how Devon attempted to shield the war from the students attending.
The attitudes to grief over the loss of a loved one are presented in two thoroughly different ways in the two poems of ‘Funeral Blues’ and ‘Remember’. Some differences include the tone towards death as ‘Funeral Blues’ was written with a more mocking, sarcastic tone towards death and grieving the loss of a loved one, (even though it was later interpreted as a genuine expression of grief after the movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 1994), whereas ‘Remember’ has a more sincere and heartfelt tone towards death. In addition, ‘Funeral Blues’ is entirely negative towards death not only forbidding themselves from moving on but also forbidding the world from moving on after the tragic passing of the loved one, whilst ‘Remember’ gives the griever
Catch 22 Paper In Catch 22 by Joseph Heller the book is a complex novel. Heller uses many themes, does not have the storyline in chronological order and often uses irony in his descriptions. Many of the themes can be compared to other literature. One of the themes that can be compared is fear in war. As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent.
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as