In April of 1992, he went on his final journey, poorly equipped and directed, into the Alaskan wilderness. As far as readers know, Chris was not even headed in a particular direction; he was just wandering into the wild. In the short life that Chris lived, many people would argue that he was not successful because his mission in Alaska had failed. On the contrary, his great experiences and relationships with others support that Chris was a very successful young man. Although the diverse texts support many different ideas of how true success is defined, they also prove that success has more than one single definition.
An hour or so before my race, a friend offered me some help with my skiing. Once again, I went outside and was practicing, but this time with help. I had some trouble even with help. I slipped, couldn’t slow myself down, and I actually nearly ran into somebody, but I eventually got the hang of it. Later on, my race began, and I was filled with anxiety.
In the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, he describes the different way war impacted him, and his Alpha brother in short stories. In the stories he elaborates vividly about the different experiences that they lived through. For instance, Tim O’Brien and Norman Bowker had things in common. Certainly they were both consumed with guilt, shame, and remorse. The war had killed them deep inside, where they no longer had sense of any emotion.
They knew that there were people leaving their families, some fighting their families, and sadly, many never coming back. But there were few who could overcome this war time and respect the individuals around them as friends, not enemies. The fact of losing a brother over something not governed by your decision is one of the hardest things to handle. This stress was piled onto by the losses of siblings, parents, or any family member, along with the biased opinions of many that were the cause of riots and beatings. The author of Across Five April understood how few Civil War time Americans were kind, honest, and willing to overcome their most deep opinions to support those who have suffered from wartime
When Porter encountered George, it pained him to witness the suffering animal as Day stated, “George’s sad eye fixed on Porter like a plea, and he had to look away” (Day 17). The plea that George gave Porter symbolizes his experience in the war considering that the Calvary men Porter fought alongside by were also pleading for the war to be over. Not only that, but George’s sad eyes symbolize the pain the Union Calvary men underwent as they were dying. As Porter repressed his memory of the war while talking to Irene, he remembered what happens in the war: “Almost twenty years had gone by, but he could still see the land rolling like an ocean into the blue sky. [Porter] tried not to remember other images: a barn in Alabama full of stinking, rotting, wailing men.
Challenges at War Robert E. Lee once said, “What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors”. The novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien takes place in Vietnam. He and a handful of other men experience things only one can image and hope they will never have to experience again. They learn how death among them can greatly affect them, and many others. War is not an easy task to get through and these men all had different coping methods.
Enlistment in the army kept men away from their homes for extended periods and destroyed the economic foundation of semi-subsistent mountain families. Crop failures, as well as salt shortages and guerilla raids, plagued Southern communities (3). Deteriorating home-front conditions compelled many families to write soldiers and urge them to desert and return home. In many of these cases, soldiers lost faith in the state 's ability to maintain order and relieve shortages of food and other supplies and chose family loyalty over allegiance to the Confederate army. Desertion proved to be a major problems for Confederate war effort during the Civil War.
The men in Ernest Hemingway’s novel were involved in World War I, at war that affected many men physically and mentally, changing society's view of what it meant to be a man. One person in this novel who was affected greatly by the war was Jake Barnes, a young man living in Paris in the 20’s. During the war, Jake was injured and became impotent as well as met the love of his life, Brett. Due to Jake's impotence he constantly feels insecure and can never escape the constant pain that he will never be able to be with Brett. Along with Jake, Hemingway introduces many men throughout the novel who struggle with their
“Have you ever looked into the eyes of a man with his throat cut and the blood pouring out between his fingers…” a quote from Mr.Meeker (Collier and Collier 21). Tim knows, he lost half of his small family because of it. The men who lose limbs or are injured badly are reminded of how painful and vile it was every day of their lives. The men who survive have no shoes or food, and travel in the snow and mud of the winter. These men fight for glory, but dying are for food, they now know the true reality of