In 'The Memorial Tablet ', Sassoon is representing his views as a soldier who died in World War 1. The soldier is forced to fight for something he doesn 't believe in. It says "Squire nagged and bullied until I went to fight". Sassoon 's choice of verbs 'nagged ' and 'bullied ' emphasizes how much the squire wants the soldier to join and how much the soldier doest want to join. The soldier hates the war, he says “I died in hell”, this implies that the honorable death that the young men believed in, was actually an inglorious death for an empty cause.
From the painting, we can see that the soldiers are ready to protect their country as they are armed with machine gun to guard against the enemy to gain a peaceful life. In Lakota culture, west represents black, the sun sets and the day ends which also signifies the end of life. In the contrary, east is the direction of sun comes, so it is the beginning of a new day (Zeilinger, 2016). Most of the soldiers are pointing their gun to the west which means that they are fighting against the dark side for their country and move towards to a new life. Other than that, brown is the colour of earth and it represents security, healing, home and stability (Bourn, 2010).
When a new officer “found two rats on his blankets tussling for the possession of a severed hand” (138), the company turned the event into a joke. Instead of worrying about how sickening the event is, they turn it into a joke; One who cannot make light of the horrific will start to break down psychologically. As a part of gaining a stoic approach towards life, Graves starts to become emotionally detached. “Those who are killed can’t complain” (115), he says in reference to splitting up the money of those who died. By looking at the war from a purely pragmatic point of view, Graves is able to ignore the terror of combat.
In the last stanza, the speaker describes throwing the dead man on a wagon and he explains how it isn’t sweet or glorious to die for your country. Owens experienced the shooting, the gas, and the death. He was there, throwing a dead man on a wagon after being killed with mustard gas. He paints the picture of weak and tired soldiers who defy the stereotypes of a man at war. While a soldier is usually thought to be buff, tall standing, men who are proud to serve their country, instead he brings attention to the reality of the soldiers who don't feel proud to serve their country because of the hardships they go through and the extremely painful death they experience.
Louise Erdrich contrast reservation life with mainstream American life in the 1970’s by discussing the concept of war or warrior. American life in the 1970’s, consisted of the United States drafting many men to fight in the Vietnam War. In reservation life being a warrior is a tradition in the Native American culture, as one, these men embraced the honor of their tribe and proved themselves as men. As warriors, they offer their life to make certain of their people’s survival (ultimate sacrifice). In the Native American community facing demise in clash is a mystic rite of passage.
After Gawain chops the Green Knights head off, the Green Knight states before his head getting axed off, “…you must solemnly swear that you’ll seek me yourself” (394-395). Since Gawain is a noble knight, he of course keeps his promise although it’s seemingly terrifying to him. As the theme
The effects of romanticized wars are seen throughout Slaughterhouse Five and All Quiet on the Western Front. The false visions of war that soldiers blindly go into mentally destroy them little by little. For the women and men back home, the families, their ideas of what their loved one is going through is constantly changing with the novels and movies romanticizing war and the war heroes. Kurt Vonnegut has said before that he believes civilization was terminated in World War I and that "Much of the blame is the malarkey that artist have created to glorify war, which we all know, is nonsense, and a good deal worse that that –romantic pictures of battle, and of the dead men in uniform and all that" (Vitale par. 4).
Woods offers an authoritative account about the life of one of the most complex and fascinating president. Woods told the readers that Lyndon Baine Johnson (LBJ), had an ambition, the drive to reform at Home, fighting fascism and communism abroad. He was motivated by the same ideals and based on a liberal Christian tradition that is often forgotten today. Johnson’s key motivation, which is largely altruistic, emerged from the righteous outrage over the poverty and racism he 'd witnessed while growing up in Texas. During his urge to cast away communism, Vietnam turned into a tragedy, but it was part and parcel of Johnson’s commitment to civil rights and anti poverty reforms,” (LBJ: Architect of American Ambition, Page 83).
“Old man-all of you! So, you shoot your arrows at my head like archers at the target-”(1146-1147). Creon disregards the wishes of all characters in the play, and even decides to ignore the advice from Tiresias until the end of the play. This shows how Creon is more corrupt than Macbeth because he never listened, and continued his ignorant decision making. “Come, let it come!-that best fates for me that brings the final day”(1449-1450)Creon disobeys the gods, which twists his and his family’s fate.
But he still wants to commit suicide, and comes to pulling the trigger of the gun, but nothing happens. This teenager planned to take two lives, but deep down he only wanted himself to die. Leo can’t achieve either, which obviously upsets him. After calling Mr. Silverman, he waits and tries to kill himself again. “It sounds so stupid and pathetic and little-kid whiny that I push the P-38’s barrel into my temple again.” (Pg 90) Silverman manages to calm Leo down and takes him back to his house.
Plus the conditions are bad/awful. Though I am going to re-enlist, because Washington needs healthy men, the people need my help, and I want my freedom. I’m also going to stay due to my country needing me. Plus I will die helping my country instead of dying for nothing. It is important for every soldier at Valley Forge to be asked whether to stay or leave because General Washington needs to know if you will stand with him and fight for what 's right.
The line that really portrays Marc is; “ I’m an American Soldier, and American, Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand, When liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right, I’m out here on the front lines”(Keith). This explains Marc because it really shows how he really enjoys being an American Soldier and that when with his brothers and sisters he will always take a stand and do what is right. Marc was a remarkable soldier and loved his fellow teammates. “Marc was an athletic guy, in some ways exactly the sort of tough physical specimen you expect to be a SEAL”(Kyle 216). This quote is coming from Chris who being a SEAL is explaining how this new guy is exactly what a SEAL should be.