He has chosen to title his essay “Losing the War.” This however is not originally the title. The longer title is as follows; “World War II had faded into movies, anecdotes, and archives that nobody cares about anymore. Are we losing the war?” Albeit subtle subtle, this is perhaps one of the most powerful choices Sandlin made in his argument.
War is one of the most controversial and fascinating aspects of human life, which includes sacrifice, argument, and worst of all human death. The argument of war is whether or not the sacrifice of human life is necessary or not. The authors of My Brother Sam Is Dead are totally against war; they are neutral and they give Tim the same idea as them in the novel. They even show the irony and cruelty of war in the book by the punishing and ironic deaths of Ned, Sam, and Life. This novel is based in Redding, Conneticut during the time of the Revolutionary War.
In the speech Chavez says, “We are also convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence.” He then goes on to say that violence causes deaths and demoralizes the people, while nonviolence attracts people’s support and is morally just. The use of juxtaposition as a rhetorical device throughout the whole speech shows the pros of nonviolence and the cons of violence. This technique helps Chavez develop his argument because it creates a favorable bias
The political cartoon “Blood, Sweat, Tears” by Steve Breen focuses on the controversial topic of gun control in America. In order to emphasize the seriousness of taking action, Breen uses an emotional approach. He appeals to pathos to explain how these deaths have emotionally affected Americans throughout the country, and inform of how much effort the executive branch is putting in to limit the access of guns to the mentally ill. Breen utilizes a simplistic approach towards the details to gently remind his audience of the emotional impact that the gun shootings of the past few year have had on Americans.
In Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, he stressed that the citizens should carry on this war “with malice toward none” and “with charity for all.” This statement could be considered self-contradictory because the North had immense amounts of hate for the South, as did the South for the North. Despite their hate for each other, Lincoln had much desire for this war to end quickly, as he wanted to reunite the Union as it once was before this horrendous dispute started. Lincoln found it mandatory that the people relieve all hate for each other in order to obtain a peace that only the end of the war could possibly bring.
The civil war was a bloody and gruesome fight to preserve a way of life that was looked upon as immoral and unconstitutional. John Sherman described in a letter the views of soldiers and men, “The same qualities that have enabled a single generation of men to develop the resources of a continent would enable us to destroy it more rapidly.” Government leaders and soldiers ignored the work that went into building America and were able to accept the killings fellow men or other innocent people without shedding a tear because of the need to feel superior to other men. Other leaders of war learned to settle with the consequences of war, “war means fighting and fighting means killing” (Forrest). The ability to kill because “it’s just war” is a learned characteristic after being involved in so many brutal and atrocious events.
However, ultimately this act of kindness led to his death. When Robert fires at the German soldier, the idea of killing someone who has done nothing wrong beings to haunt him. Thus, the idealistic truth of war deceives his purpose in life, due to overcoming the harsh reality. At this point of his journey, his only purpose in war is to survive and return safely back to “the ordinary world”. In comparison to the journey of the hero, Robert “exhibits characteristics germane to the hero's journey, a quest for knowledge integral to a process of healing” (Rowlandson, 17).
Salient Issue: This film reminds me of the view people have on our government. Many Americans have the idea that our government officials will do whatever is necessary to gain power, even if it means breaking the law. The reason I think it relates to the movie is because one of the main conflicts was Commodus killing his own father just to become
Within Macbeth, Macbeth’s true colors are revealed when he states, “If the assassination/ Could trammel up the consequence, and catch/ With his surcease success; that but this blow/ Might be the be-all and the end-all here,/ But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,/ We’d jump the life to come” (I. vii. 2-7). As a character, Macbeth starts out the play sane and not willing to murder anyone so that he will make a personal gain. However, as Macbeth thought about how, if done correctly, the murder could fulfil his prophecy quickly instead of waiting patiently for the prophecy play out.
ABSTRACT The preoccupation of this paper is to prove that Macbeth and the orgies that are associated with him are borne out of fear and that the series of killings that are recorded during his reign are meant to prove that he is a fearless soldier and a true statesman. The fault with Macbeth is his inability to distinguish the battlefield from the civil centre-stage and the fact that he is a weakling whose hallmark is the battlefield and scuttled from that stage, he becomes a dictator whose strength is the counsel of his wife Lady Macbeth. He realises too late that his bloody preoccupation, apart from teaching others the need to kill in order to achieve a goal, may linger for so long and the more he kills, the more the propensity to kill.
Dubus has the reader questioning if inflicting revenge on Richard is ethical thing to do since the legal system failed in serving the appropriate punishment. In the story, Matt is thinking about taking Richard 's life because he killed his son and Dubus has the reader on his side. Releasing Richard on bail is an unjust decision made by the legal system because the crime does not match the punishment. Nobel peace prize winner Martin Luther King Jr says “ How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.
In the wake of the political crisis of 1975, the men with the assault rifles took the actions the of government much more harder than expected. The National Rifle Association of American (NRA) is an American profitless organization which supports gun rights. The modern NRA continues to educate people on gun competency and wellbeing. The government has been trying to take away the peoples rights to bear arms, which is clearly being depicted in this cartoon above. Illustrating the distraught and sadness of Americans in a political cartoon, Eugene Payne draws a large man who is resting while sucking his thumb with his weapon alongside him, however the word assault rifle is crossed out and it is altered by hunting rifle because the government is trying to take away the privilege to bear arms as it is demonstrated on the mans security blanket.
Ultimately we lost this war and we gained this this theory. “And here, I think, is the deepest cause of the of the theory’s contemporary triumph: there are now reasons of state for fighting justly” (Walzer, Pg.9). We gained a justification for fighting and not just chaos fighting. Changing Aztecs to Christians was not a just cause war, neither was taking the gold of the Americans or enslaving them.
Assuredly, lawbreakers who carry out violent offenses should not relish “revolving door” justice. Jack Hunter, author of How Gun Control Kills, lists various examples of “undoubtedly and dangerously psychotic individuals, such as Newtown killer Adam Lanza and Aurora shooter James Holmes, who should have been institutionalized” (Hunter 2012) proving that it is not the gun’s fault for injuring an individual but the person’s mentality. But there will constantly be people who fall through the cracks. There will consistently be corrupt men among us. Truth be told, they vision gun control laws with the same disregard that they outlook laws against murder.
In the movie The Departed starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Billy who plays as an undercover state trooper, Matt Damon playing Colin Sullivan who is a detective in the Special Investigations Unit who is working for Frank Costello played by Jack Nicholson. The movie presents numerous ethical and moral issues such as murdering people and dealing drugs. One of the first issues that presented in the movie is Billy who comes from a background of criminals. However, Billy wants to be a state trooper and disowns his family but he has to prove his moral conviction to the people in the undercover side of the police department.