A warrior’s homecoming is typically thought to be full of loving comfort from family and friends, exemplified in images in popular culture. However, there is in fact a tragedy behind the whole ordeal, caused by the lack of effective communication by the homecoming warriors. Coming home from war may regularly be exhibited as an emotional and heartwarming event, but there is an inherently tragic distance between a warrior and their family. This
War veterans have been misunderstood and mistreated since the days of the ancient Greeks. Other men tried to steal the wives of soldiers back in ancient Greece, and America’s Vietnam veterans returned and were labeled as “baby killers”. The experience of war and serving in the military changes veterans. The only people who have experienced what they have are other soldiers. They feel like no one understands what they have been through when they return home.
Here is a example of the theme from the book “He barely liked his family-and by family he meant his older brother. Tom.” The conflict is that Benny and Tom do not have a good relationship and have grudges against each other. If you hold grudges against your family or do not have a good relationship with your family, you will have no one to fall back on and you will be by yourself. Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot.
The lack of definition for certain passages and use of words within the story cause the implicit meaning of it to appear ambiguous. “Soldier’s Home” appears to be a tale about Krebs and his life after returning home from the war, but the symbolism of Krebs family, the ambiguity of his competence with courtship, and the diction of how he
Every night, Mr. Pirzada watches the news to see what is going on with the partition between Pakistan and India. Most people do not even care about the partition going in Pakistan and India, so he feels like an outsider because it appears as though he and Lilia’s parents are the only ones that care. He also wonders if he will ever see his family again, or if they are even alive because of the war. “...and hopes of ascertaining the life or death of his family” (Lahiri 20). Throughout the story, it is mentioned that Mr. Pirzada deeply worries about his family.
The topic of PTSD is silence. PTSD is viewed as weakness as well as a dishonor (Sethnne). Due to the stigma, soldiers who have PTSD are in fear of losing their job because they are seen as unqualified. As soldiers who suffer from PTSD recall, “I never wanted to talk about my PTSD, as others might have thought of me as being “unstable,” “not cut out for the job”, or something similar, (Wizelmen 125).” Soldiers who suffer from vivid memories of the trauma they face remain silent due to the fears as well as the negative views the company they work for has on
But when Chris returns home after his deployment his wife questions his love for his family and says with a broken heart, that if he was a true man, he would understand that his family needs him. Chris tells his wife that he won’t leave for another deployment but consequently he ends up deciding to leave again which just builds up his wifes questioning of his masculinity. Another challenge could be the fact that since Chris has been overseas for so long with only warriors that all he
If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t really care what was wrong. I was blinded by nostalgia and I focused more on the people I had just left behind than the people who had been there for me for the entirety of my life right in front of me. The six hour drive home that followed was miserable, as I refused to talk to anyone. My parents made multiple efforts to begin conversation, as they were curious how the program went. I deflected their efforts and put in my earphones, like any sour pre-teen would.
Yes, what our soldiers see and do can be horrific and definitely take a toll on many; however, I believe that if soldiers were given adequate care when returning home the amount suffering from PTSD would greatly decrease. If soldiers are shown that when returning home they are just as important and needed here as they were in combat, their entire persona would change. Referring back to American Sniper, Chris Kyle began having flashback while regrettably at home although, wishing he was able to save more guys in Iraq. Although when given the opportunity to help guys here at home, almost instantly his flashbacks seemed to disappear and he became happy to be home. If all veterans were given a new purpose when returning home, something that makes him or her feel as if they are needed, the reintegration into society would be a smoother and more successful
When Bäumer returns home, he was unable to identify with memories of his youth nor understand the patriotic enthusiasm of the older generation. Chapter seven of “All Quiet on The Western Front” it was most apparent how war took away the souls of the lost generation and Paul. He was unable to comfortably adjust back to his pre-war lifestyle. Confirming his worries about his detachment and alienation from civilian life (All Quiet on The Western Front). Paul can no longer suppress the trauma he faced on the front.
Our men are afraid and have started to desert the camp we have set up here at Valley Forge. So if I stay, it might encourage the other soldiers to re-enlist too. Congress hasn’t been any help either. They don’t even trust General Washington anymore, but he’s one of the few Generals who was actually
A person who suffers from this syndrome without treatment may suffer from withdrawal, problems with employment or difficult being around other people especially in crowds. Hi, Darlene! When a soldier is deployed their children suffers the most in my opinion. Especially if the parent is an involved parent going games, school play and so much more. Darlene, I think teaching coping skills to the families is heading in the right direction.
As they made their way back to the garrison - to home – there wasn 't much chatter. There was a quiet companionship during their homeward journey but Porthos wasn 't able to enjoy it. He thought of how his brothers must be ashamed of him. They took him back with open arms, as he knew they would, but he felt that by taking off the fleur-de-lys they all wore so proudly, he had essentially abandoned them. As he grew up, Porthos told himself he didn 't need to know his father 's identity.
One saying that has been passed down from generation to generation is that war is always unjust and cruel. The story, My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, shows how one family was dragged into the war and split apart by it. The Meeker family experienced the unfairness of war by losing friends and family and their business suffering. War is unfair for a number of reasons. One of them is how it drags people into it.
The veterans returning from their tour in Vietnam was in some ways new territory to the American people. In the first years veterans returned from a war that was becoming increasingly unpopular and later the veterans returned home from the first war where America had not reached its objectives. The veterans were treated differently than previous veterans and a new sort of image arose of the veteran; he was no longer a soldier who had served his country proudly, helped a people in need and rid the world of evil, now the image of the veteran was that he was a man broken down by war, a man who had suffered from substance abuse and had mental problems, which made it impossible for him to live a normal life in American society or even in his own