Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
He knows that if he excites himself too much, he would fail and would be history. When the reader is presented with this information, they probably pity or feel sad for Colonel Freeleigh and just want to do anything to help this man. Colonel Freeleigh, a man that who was always up for adventure, who can’t do anything now, this is basically the end of life. He also exclaims this to the nurse by arguing, “It doesn’t matter if being so alive kills a man,” (Paragraph 35). By this quote, he just means that if to live, he has to die on the inside, he wouldn’t care so much doing so.
As a schizophrenic person, Vonnegut went through a lot. That much that in the middle of the way he thought about suicide. He wanted to kill himself, but not because he was tired of the situation that he was in, but because he believed that was the reason that he was there. “My life had been spiraling toward this place and moment, pulled closer and closer to the vortex, and now I was there. I cheerfully drew myself a nice hot tube, found the razor blades they hadn’t hidden very well and a gallon jug of Clorox.
George was the balance, he needed to make sure no mistakes were committed for their American dream to be achieved. Lennie was a barrier to their American dream and their happiness. If Lennie had died from Curley’s hands, it would be a violent death and full of misery. When George executed Lennie, he prevented the further possible mistakes, agony, and the feeling of being terrified. George was not selfish, but caring to make sure that Lennie deserved a better death.
When Beatty wanted to die at the end of the book, everything he believed in like books and love were thrown in the fire. Beatty wanted to burn back. He turned on these things after being hurt and it is shown when Beatty makes Montag burn his own house. Beatty probably knew that Montag was going to kill him and that's why he continues to taunt Montag. By dying Beatty is living out the perfect story for someone one day to write a book about him.
There is a disconnect because he feels as though he cannot communicate to his father and his family because they truly do not understand him. This is critical because not being able to communicate will slow the process of them joining society after serving. Wood summarizes this sensation perfectly when he states, “afraid or unwilling to be judged by civilians, many new veterans isolate themselves, never speaking of their wartime experiences. [They are] unable to explain” their emotions (Wood). This inhibits them to reconnect with civilians and their family, and ultimately it will prevent them from returning to their lives and society after deployment.
For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep? Why have I always to be strong and self-controlled?” (183). Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.
It was so hard because the kid was so angry and so hurt that he started acting out. The kid would talk down to him tell him he wasn’t his father and that was something he couldn’t deal with. So my friend stopped picking him up, and stop spending time with him. He still sees him from time to time but it won’t ever be the same. That lady never imagine that lie would have ever come out.
I just wish he wasn’t there” (Salinger 172). From this quote, it obviously that Holden misses his brother Allie. He always recalls this memory and suffers the stress of his brother’s death. The kid James Castle’s suicide reaction also makes Holden suffer which can show by the following quote, “He was dead, and his teeth, and blood, were all over the place, and nobody would even go near him” (188). This blood scene stimulate Holden which has negative effect on Holden’s psyche.
Dylan was lonely and depressed and everybody failed to see it, including his parents. Years after the tragedy, Sue and Tom Klebold accepted responsibility for that tragic mistake. “I think he suffered horribly before he died,” Sue said. “For not seeing that, I will never forgive myself” (Cullen 340). Dylan did experience happiness sometimes, like when he got his drivers for example, but he was unable to remain so.
He doesn’t correctly deal with situations. He continuously made them worse. It’s either he gets to do what he wants to do, or there is no other route or option he can take. He refused to talk to his dad multiple times, because he choked. He lied to Keating about talking to his dad, which made things worse when he went behind his dad’s back.
An indefinite number of men became numb to the deaths of their comrades, and yet secretly desired to die and bring a conclusion to their misery. Over all, this story allows us to observe changes within the mentalities of army officers. First, the trauma of living in a war zone can add a significant amount of intangible weight into someone’s life. In “The Things They Carried,” we discover that Cross’s men “carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die (443).” Given that the majority of humans have experienced some form of trauma, we can understand how some men were driven to suicide and others into