All of this is conveyed by the passages,”A long way Gone,” and, “Babes in arms.” The war had disastrous effects on Ishmael. Can you imagine returning home to find your family and house in a burning mess. This is what happened to ishmael. The war killed his immediate family. This is what i observed in paragraph 2 of , "A long way gone, "when it states, "Why have i been the only one to survive the war?
In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer represents the “Lost Generation” with Paul embodying the decline of the young sent to war under the guise of duty and honor propagated by teachers and parents as his character changes from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier who has seen the violent front lines of the war. In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer has been in war for months now sitting in the trenches of the front. His hatred for the war is obvious as he watches men killed in the most of horrendous ways cursing at himself for not feeling anything and becoming an ‘animal’. The war was only made more damaging when Paul and his fellow schoolmates witness the death of their friend, Behm, the first week of war after he was left for
This sacrifice must forever be engrained in Australia 's war time history because it shaped our identity as a nation who wholeheartedly supported the fight against communism, but then just as easily protested our involvement as soon as horrendous footage of the conditions in which our soldiers were living and fighting in was displayed on our TV screens. This war was the longest twentieth century conflict in which Australians participated in. This fact in itself is a strong reason why we must appreciate the degree in which Australia was committed to the Vietnam War. Current Australian society is a free and protected place thanks to the continuous defence from Australian forces in various conflicts. We must remember the lessons that Vietnam provided
Australia is regarded as one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world so being a modern Australian means respecting our diverse cultural backgrounds, including indigenous Australians. The values of mateship, courage, selflessness, humour, hard work and persistence have all been present in all Australian stereotypes. This is because they were, and still are the most valued traits for Australians and as a result we are stereotyped as having these traits and idolise those who display these traits for everyone to witness. Australians still hold dear the values and the Australian way of life that we have always shared and are willing to protect it with our lives, as we have demonstrated many
There are various arguments for and against the celebration of Anzac Day today. The Anzac legend is a spirit that was generated in one of the darkest periods of world history and is still developing today. The Anzac spirit, or legend, refers to the values and attitudes that the Anzac soldiers carried to World War 1 and those same values and attitudes exist now are used to represent the Australian identity. Some of the qualities that were shown by Anzac troops in the war include mateship, endurance, courage and humour which are words that are used to describe Australians in modern day. When the Anzac troops arrived at Gallipoli, there spirit shone through such a dark time and that is why their spirit is still here today, in all Australians.
The contemporary Australian identity has been created as a multicultural nation through our community’s cultural diversity. This multi-cultural identity of contemporary Australia has been created in our society and consists of many different views towards social values, roles and expectations. To greater understand how this exists in our society, stimulus 1’s concepts of culture and patriarchy will be explored and examined using the socialisation theory of dramaturgy. Contemporary Australia has been shaped by the cultural diversity of the community, cultures and lifestyles. It is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the world with a population of approximately 23.4 million.
A tragedy that struck the hearts and cores of people’s beings. Thirty two lives lost. The chaos and suffering caused by a lone gunman. A disaster that will forever remain in the history of university campuses. In the aftermath of the initial shooting vigils were held, tears were shed, and communities gathered together in an attempt to comfort and start the long and difficult healing process.
Similes like “ Bitter as the cud” and “ Obscene as cancer” show how haunting a real experience of death can be,one of the many sacrifices of fighting in a war. Nearer to the end of the poem it becomes apparent that he is frustrated that the media has put a glorified and glossy coating over war, unaware of the discordant reality that he and many other soldiers have been forced to live out in their
Anzac Day is one such tradition. It is an important day for acknowledging our history and commemorating those who have and do fight to defend our countries rights and freedoms. Is Anzac Day an old tradition that has served its time? I and 94% of Australians don’t think so. I believe that Anzac Day provides an opportunity for the nation to pause, reflect and remember the Anzac’s.
Shocked and shaken by the Japanese Empire’s plans and attempts to seize control of the continent in WWII, Australians understood and feared their close proximity to Communism’s spread throughout Asia. Many Australians felt that the situation was a grave matter for the future prospects of Australia’s geopolitical standing and felt that a need to ‘draw the line’ as to how far Communism clutches could spread through the Asia-Pacific region. This doctrine of ‘Forward Defence’ (dealing with the enemy before the got too close for comfort) was highly perpetuated by anti-communist, Liberal Prime Minister Robert Menzies. These various geopolitical and trans-societal factors all play a significant role in the development of Australian military-policy and public opinion throughout the Vietnam War period. These fears and concepts may sound quite brash and juvenile from our hindsight-based, contemporary perspective, but for many Australians then, time to intervene was simply running
The authentic and raw performances together with the iconic Australian music of the 70’s and 80’s will send viewers through a journey of time and emotions. I urge everyone to see this film; this film isn’t a gay love story or an AIDS story, but a story about LOVE. Whether you are gay or straight, mother or father, this film will strike a