The draft pulled them into it. They did not want to dishonor their fathers, their country and society who told them fighting is honorable. In “The Things They Carried,” it was this ‘dishonor’ that had lead them to enter the war, it was “nothing
Although the mantra may suggest that soldiers are heroic and indestructible, “Dulce” shows that soldiers are simply young men struggling to defend their country and survive in war far too horrifying for them. Rather than immersing the reader in war, “Mental Cases” uses memories of war experiences to convey its reality. Intense language such as “sloughs of flesh” and “shatter of flying muscle” truly emphasize war’s carnage (13, 16) and furthermore, the damage done. Again, the diction shows the men’s bravery to sustain brutal experiences, yet reveals that war is not the glorious battle the government presented it as. The difference in each poem’s narration also supplements this message.
Saving Private Ryan was the right decision because a leader has to regard the Army as a group of individuals, not as a pool of resources. General George C. Marshall is presented the dilemma of searching out Private Ryan or allowing him to fight in the war and potentially dying. For military leaders, this decision is very regular and made often in war. This was a special situation because Pvt Ryan had three other brothers that also signed up to fight in WWII and all died.
He also makes assumption that the American people are fine with another stalemate, like in Korea, and that the American people have the patients to see out the end of the war. McNamara wants to “end” the war because he knows he cannot win because in his recommend actions he does not call for any offense action but instead calls for more defensive action with calls for negotiations. He also believes that the enemy moral is not breaking even though the enemy is losing however, they are replacing the fallen with people just as fast form the south and north. So, I believe that McNamara know he can not win so he hopes to
Ender’s Game by: “Orson Scott Card.” The conflict that I found most interesting in Ender’s Game was, Ender v’s Ender. Ender had many problems, one of his main problems was he did not want to kill anyone. Ender was a great leader, but being a great leader had its consequences. The whole conflict would affect Ender in how well he will do in battle school.
As Jack and Billy are talking, Billy tells Jack: “You need to stay and fight. You can fight behind enemy lines, but it’s no better from where you are now” (Lupica 110). Billy is telling Jack that even though the deal is done he still needs to fight for the team. Now that neither Jack nor Dick were the omnipotent owners of the team they’d have to both agree on decisions, but Dick seems to take matters into his own hands. Both Jack and Billy know that Dick doesn’t have ownership of the team for the right reasons, but it is too late to take it back.
When fighting a war, you must be obligated to the fight and the mission dictated down through the ranks. Othello was conditioned to command a military fleet and to lead in ways that folks serving him would respect his command and carry out the command fluently. Othello was better conditioned to believe the lies been told to him or revealed to him by his military commandos, who was obligated to each other possibly by oath. He had only been married to Desdemona for a short while and was a socially weak person. He was not conditioned to evaluate her truths over the lies been told.
According to Guelzo, Lee should have technically won the battle of Gettysburg. Even though Guelzo is no fan of Lee, he has little but admonition for Meade as well, stating that he was cautious and reactive, leading to his ineffectiveness. He also takes issue with the claim that others have made that the Civil War was the first modern or total war, stating that it was in line with nineteenth-century warfare and so was neither. He points out in support of this claim that the rifled musket was inaccurate and destructive. The amount of blood spilled in the battle of Gettysburg was, according to Guelzo, not a product of any modern
Another example of bravery is George Washington leading this country into battle against England. To be a true hero you must be brave and not be scared. People who are afraid to take chances never have a chance to be a hero. The second Quality of heroism is determination.
Good intentions or not, walking away and ‘losing track of location’ is not a valid excuse to bring uproar, especially when there are other means of handling base injustices. As a solider with months of training, I find hard to believe that one would forget to check the compass knowing that the enemy could be
From Henry’s perspective the flag symbolizes hard work, respect, and the dedication he’s put into his country. Personally, I think that Henry is too sensitive. In my opinion, we are nothing alike. Henry wanted to enlist in the war, i don’t see any reason for participating in a war that has nothing to do with me.
During this scene in the book, I fully understood the fact that the Rangers were different from the Deltas. However, I completely disagree with the fact that coming out of high school and having a positive attitude, without having a real battle combat experience, is a great idea to pursue them and place them in war. Their emotions during a real battle could affect their performance, it happens to every soldier to feel fear, because the result is between life and death. On the other hand, this scene caused me confusion is the actions of the Rangers, that seems incompetent during a battle. Of course, having the motivation and courage from others can help them be brave to fight the battle, but would it also affect how they perform in the battle?
He went further to say that they had so much trust for him that they looked up to him as a father and that he would ruin his relationship with them all for trade. Perrot in return suggested and pledged that if the “Dakota refused to obey him and “came in war against them,” Perrot pledged, he would declare them an enemy” (228). But even if Perrot did try to forge peace with these groups he knew that even if he were to make peace happen with the Dakota it would be hard to do so for him because he did not have the requirements to do
“Dorbeck has made a new man of me, he thought”(97). Osewoudt wanted a meaning to his life and he believed his actions portrayed him as a soldier fighting for the right cause… “I had no skilled, no ambition. “It wasn’t until I met Dorbeck that I felt I wanted something “(204). Osewoudt’s uncle called him a coward because he believed it was his responsibility to protect his wife and mother, and instead, he just selfishly decided to look after himself(112). I don’t classify Osewoudt’s as a hero and despite the actions he took for Dorbeck, I don’t believe he is fully a traitor.
Luke Hameloth Mrs. Hameloth HS History General George Patton is regarded as one of the greatest military leaders in the history of the United States. Throughout his life, he accomplished many great feats. His tank brigade helped win countless battles and he was instrumental in the invasion of Sicily. Even though General Patton is no longer with us, his daring achievements will remain with us forever. George was born on November 11th, 1885 to a family with a large background in the military.