After the battle when Jess finds Josh lying in the battlefield, he is lying next to a dead Confederate soldier. He conveys to his father, “He’s not very old…I killed him.” This statement shows his regret for killing his fellow man. This movie reveals to us the true measure of manhood. What it means to be a man is to be brave enough to do what is right and to stand true to your conscience. It is also being willing to lay down your life for what you believe in and the people you love.
The other thought Victor had about suicide was, “In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice.”(Shelley 158). He wanted to live no longer because the monster threatened him and he was just done with life. “Feels very sad, down, empty or hopeless.’(NIMH). Victor felt sad during this time because “I thought of Elizabeth, of my father, and of Clerval.”(Shelley 162). Victor was long away from his “sister”, his dad and his friend, he just wanted to see his family and friend.
In President Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” he effectively uses juxtaposition to make an emotional appeal so that his audience would feel a sense of remorse. In the second paragraph, Lincoln contrasts the deaths of the soldiers to a nation that might live. For example, he states that the field was “... a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.” Lincoln is saying that the soldiers fought a war so that the nation would have a chance of unifying. By using juxtaposition, Lincoln wants to evoke a sense of guilt in the audience because the soldiers gallantly fought a war just so the rest of the nation can experience the freedom and equality that they had hoped for. Lincoln gets the audience to feel guilty
Sophocles also shows the consequences of actions throughout the whole play, to even include the messenger fearful for his life bringing the message of sighting the buried body, but if he didn’t carry the message when he tells Creon ‘I can suffer nothing more than what is in my fate’. Creon had to deal with the consequences of his actions after entombing Antigone, his son’s wife to be, his son committing suicide to be with his wife in the afterlife and then Creon’s own wife also killing herself out of anguish of the death of her second son. Sophocles wanted to show, regardless of whether you believe in the archaic gods, monotheism, or even if you believe that the rules laid down by the king of the city should be the only rules your actions in this life will always have consequences. As Oliver Taplin notes in his book Greek Tragedy in action, ‘great drama makes universals concrete, and portrays the human condition through the voice and the actions of the human
In the chapter “The man I Killed,” O’Brien narrates an incidence which had permanently destroyed his life, murdering an innocent man. He had a lot of difficulties describing the man he killed, and that is why he avoided using the first person in his narrative. The reason for doing this was to relieve some of his guilt which had possessed him. Nevertheless, O’Brien could not hinder himself from picturing a complete imaginary life for the Vietnamese soldier. He outlined the similarities that he possessed and those of the dead man.
He also sees this when Bostwick is killed by his own union side of the army while fighting with Watie's Men. This sympathy supports the author’s message by providing the idea there is a deep understanding between both sides and helping the reader understand how war is a tragedy because both sides suffer. This sympathy could also lead to a desire to unify the nation to end the suffering of both
His big brother’s death symbolizes one of the most traumatic events in Robert’s life that helps him wake up and realize the reality of life. At the end of the story Robert observes, “He is buried in the cemetery out back. Years have passed-we are living in the future, and it's turned out differently from what we'd planned” (Cunningham 242). After his brother’s death Robert is able to come to the conclusion that not everything is fun and games because every action has consequences. His big brother took many risks that eventually caught up with him, leading him to his death.
One of the big reasons Beowulf travels to the land of the Geats to slay Grendel is for honor. Hrothgar weeps after his friend has been killed by Grendel and Beowulf pretty much tells him to pull it together. He remind the king that life is short and then you die so while you’re here you might as well earn some glory. This is typically the view taken by most warriors
The strong mind collapses at the end and struggled, butt children and wife urged him on. Peyton Farquhar knows the death is inevitable, and he sees what he wishes. The most important lesson that I learn from this story is, perhaps the spirit and thirst of wanting to live, Peyton, however, with a short glimpse it satisfied his last dream and his body, swung gently from side to side beneath the bridge. By accepting the character who could have live comfortable with his family ending up become the victim of this Civil war between North and South. No war is romantic and silent, instead is cruel and death is dignitary when it comes, it is unavoidable, and we begin to understand the ideas of Poe’s inner
Commentary for “Song for the Mothers of Slain Militiamen” In the poem allocated, Neruda uses imagery and repetition to convey to readers the severity of the impact the deaths of militiamen have on the ones they died to protect. Visual imagery is used throughout this poem to help convey how greatly the deaths of the militiamen impacted the other civilians. It is used to depict morbid scenes to imply that the shock of the militiamen’s deaths affect the thoughts of the civilians. The imagery indicates that the deaths of the militiamen make civilians realize the full impact war has on them. The speaker describes the militiamen as “… standing in the wheat … dominating the great plains.” Because the militiamen are depicted in wheat fields, they
While this film tells stories of stories involving physical pain, many of the after effects are mental. This reflects into statistics, with suicide currently holding the title of the most common cause of death in the military, according to USA Today. In 2010 alone, 154 US soldiers in Afghanistan committed suicide, while 127 troops died in combat. Often times, the death of fellow soldiers greatly affects their partners. In Operation Homecoming, a soldier describes how his best friend is shot and killed on the battlefield.
Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed. Kemmerich’s was one of Paul’s close friends to die first, and it is here we can see how loss is portrayed during this scene. The loss of Kemmerich life was not quick or painless, Paul’s friend suffered throughout this time, and Paul was their watched his friend die. Paul faced the truth about war after his friend’s death. The truth that Paul had discovered is that the loss of life is something that he, and all of his friends might not be able to escape.
"When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever" (115). In both the novel and the video, it was shown that the soldiers would quickly take blame for the actions in battle. For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear.
In prison, he had learned how to fight and defend himself, and how easily one could take another’s life. Death was also introduced to John Grady Cole on his adventure. He experienced the loss of a friend when Blevins was killed, just as Huckleberry Finn did when Buck died. Huckleberry Finn moved on from the loss. John Grady Cole had experienced severe depression and had almost killed the captain due to his experiences.
In the short story, “The Man I Killed,” O’Brien focuses on this to show that everyone fighting in a war has a story. He spends the story describing the man he killed and searching for justification of his actions. He carries around guilt with him because of it, and his fellow soldiers try to help him justify and come to terms with his action by saying things like, “You want to trade places with him? Turn it all upside down= you want that? I mean, be honest,” (126) and “Tim, it’s a war.