Thus, when O’Brien mentions in the quote, valor was not the point, he is trying to explain to the reader that the men went like it was a job they had to do, not a random act of courage that willed them to proceed. 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
This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life. WHEN DOES ACHILLES CHOOSE TO FIGHT IN WAR? EXTRACT Q AROUND LINE 64 Achilles also joins the Trojan war again to avenge his best friend, Patroclus. Instead of feeling dutiful like Hector, Achilles was driven by grief and madness when he made this choice. What drives Achilles to fight is more personal.
Yossarian also initially wanted to become a hero, but Yossarian’s experiences of war have turned Yossarian into somewhat of a coward. Some of Yossarian’s cowardice may be due to having PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from what Yossarian had experienced during his own time serving during World War
In Tim O’Brien’s novel, “The Things They Carried,” about the Vietnam war, courage is described as a necessity for all soldiers. He uses both him and his comrade’s circumstances to describe this. Throughout the novel the motif of courage evolves as characters serve in the Vietnam War. Being drafted into the Vietnam war forced O’Brien to become a soldier and participate in the war. His distaste for the war made it difficult for him to find the mental courage to fight in Vietnam which he thought was avoidable.
My dad told me that having this type of attitude wasn't going to help the situation and it sure wasn’t going to help me through the pain I was feeling. I started thinking about how my dad always tried to remain positive, so I eventually started to work on doing the same. Now, I can definitely say that I have a more positive attitude and a different approach at situations. When it came to me applying to colleges, there were some colleges that I wished on going to who turned me down because I didn’t meet the ACT requirement. Yes, this devastated me, but I didn’t let this stop me from having a positive attitude and not applying to other schools.
This resistance was mainly due to Okeke 's belief that the traditional marriage is not obsolete. After Okeke finds out she is also from another tribe, he continues to disapprove of Nnaemeka 's decision. "When [Okeke] sent for Nnaemeka a day later he applied all possible ways of dissuasion." Okeke resisted against Nnaemeka 's decision quite strongly and tried his best to change his mind. This is another instance of Nnaemeka 's change of tradition was met by resistance from his father.
Salva needed bravery. He found it in himself and used it to get out of the difficult position he was forced into. To demonstrate, the book says, “He knows it will be hard for me, Salva realized. He does not want to leave me there, but he has to go back and fight for our people. I mustn’t act like a baby I must try to be strong” (60).
This guy wants to talk about it, but he can’t….” Bowker feels that he has lost a sense of purpose because of the war; he no longer has drive or ambition and this can be contributed to the horrific images and situations he experienced during the war. For O’ Brien, the war signified the death of his pride. He did not want to go to the war at first, but because of outside influences and the fear of possible consequences, he chose to go despite his beliefs. For these soldiers, death happens to more than just physical
This stanza also, advises the speaker tells the reader about the importance of self-confidence , on trusting “yourself when all men doubt you” , kipling urges his son to develop a state of being emotionally distanced, stoicest or indifferent , towards “lies”.If passed down through enough people, the truth (whether intentionally or not) will eventually become obscured or altered. This stanza focuses on overcoming obstacles that can obstruct our progress through life. The author represents his definition of a strong personality by suggesting his son that emotions shouldn’t make his reason blind. “Triumph and Disaster” are an ilusion , portrayed as “impostors” since they are just a preference of society.They mean different things for different people and therefore these ideas should be neglected. Kipling also relects the importance of having dreams , the virtue and ability to “ think and not make your thoughts your aim”.
However, Haimon follows his father’s commands but politely argues with Kreon about the greater good for the community instead of himself. He tells his father that he disagrees with his beliefs and tries to show what he trusts is the right thing to do in the situation. Haimon agrees that his marriage with Antigone comes second to his father’s will but considering he disagrees with his fathers will about his fiancé, he puts his marriage first, which also represents what the community