Coach Boone began his speech with information his audience needed to know, “fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin’ the same fight that we're still fightin’ amongst ourselves today” (American Rhetoric). Coach Boone’s football team knew about the Gettysburg battle, but never connected it to a football game, knowing this came from how the boys reacted to the speech. Each boy on the team came to the realization that they were in the wrong, by Coach’s passionate appeal; which is what he was aiming for. Coach Boone used a pathos to appeal to his team’s emotion. “This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys, smoke and hot lead pourin' right through their bodies” (American Rhetoric).
1. “The Successes and Failures of Chancellorsville” is very detailed in its story about the war. The shooting starts and then some of the men start not listening to orders and begin doing their own thing. Then the shooting is over, and the soldiers finally reach their destinations. In “The Red Badge of Courage” speaks of a young soldier who gets ready for battle upon the command.
Compare and Contrast- Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage Charlie and Henry are the main characters in the book Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage. Both Charlie and Henry, were very young war men, and struggled a lot during the war, both fought with the struggle of wanting to back out of the war, and having the fear of being killed. Many actions and words in Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage show that there are many differences. Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage have many differences. At the beginning of Soldier’s Heart, Charley was really excited to go off to war, He was excited for all the “fame” and attention he would be receiving from everyone around him.
Imagine being drafted to move thousands of miles away from the life you love to fight a war you hated. This is the unfortunate reality for Tim O’Brien In The Things They Carried. O’Brien explains his experiences of war in Vietnam, what it took to get him there, and his relationships with the other men in his platoon. He portrays guilt and pride through storytelling and intertwines the two by showing how the men often feel guilty for the actions they pursue or decisions they make based on their pride. In the chapter “On the Rainy River”, pride drives O’Brien to make a decision that will change his life forever.
War causes more than destruction it also causes a person to be separated from the people they love in this world.The short story “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty takes the reader inside the world of a sniper in war showing the dangers they go on a daily basis from having bullets fly over their heads to taking out the enemy in order to live.The poem “Thoughts of Hanoi” by Nguyen Thi Vinh tells the reader the story of brothers separated by war scared of meeting each other on the battlefield against each other.The article “On the Bloody Borders:Mexico’s Drug Wars” by Tim Padgett reveals just how dangerous the war of drug dealing in Mexico is by taking the reader inside the war.The common theme in all genres is war only finds new problems trauma,destruction, and death of loved ones. O’Flaherty reveals the dangers that a sniper goes through on a daily basis.”Suddenly from the opposite roof a shot rang out and the sniper dropped his rifle with a curse.The rifle clattered to the roof.The sniper thought the noise would wake the dead.He stooped to pick up the rifle up.He couldn’t lift.”I’m hit he muttered.”(O’Flaherty 112)While the sniper was busy observing the armored vehicle he lost focus of his surroundings and was
Jethro has been living with the consequences of his brothers actions; which led to an attack on his farm as well as his water supply being compromised. Due to the significant amount of hardship, I believe that the theme is lost of innocence. A defining moment in the theme loss of innocence is when Jethro changes his mind about war. At first, “ He liked stories of war”(15). At this point in the book, Jethro enjoyed the thought of war because he imagined war as brass instruments playing and uniforms on all of the soldiers.
He went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again. Then he stopped jerking.”(208). Tim would expect Sam to die by the British, a heroism, brave, courage filled death on the battlefield, but the irony is that in reality he dies a dishonorable death by his own side just like his father. Tim was very upset since Sam, who was innocent, was accused of stealing his own cattle; the generals did not believe Tim’s many proclaims of the truth, war just isn’t fair. Tim now has his final decision of staying neutral for war and has come to these conclusions of war, war isn’t always glorious, it is in fact brutal, senseless, and tears and demolishes
In the text, Bradbury states, “Forty thousand men, exhausted by nervous expectation. Unable to sleep for romantic dreams of battles un fought, lay crazily askew in their uniforms” ( Bradbury 168). This means the men were scared or had fear from the Battle of Shiloh by saying how they are unable to sleep and having dreams about the battles to come thinking if the still would live through them. The author also states, “More than 23,000 soldiers died during those two days at The Battle of Shiloh, At the time it was the bloodiest battle in American history” (Background 167). This shows the men feared the battle because they could be one more of the men adding into those 23,000 others.
Going After Cacciato Every soldier deals with one common enemy during the course of their duty: fear. While most imagine what their lives would be if they deserted, few act upon this fear-induced fantasy. In Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato, Paul Berlin, a soldier in the Vietnam war, must go on an adventure to find an AWOL boy from his squad. The squad, after seeing Cacciato (the boy who went AWOL) multiple times along the way, finally circle him to "block a retreat" (O'Brien 25). The first chapter ends with Paul yelling 'Go.
The training is cut off when the samurai rebels attack a railroad owned by Omura (Joshi, 2015). Algren is forced to lead the inexperienced conscripts to engage Katsumoto. Leading his untried troops into battle, Algren lost the battle and is taken captive to the rebel’s village (Ebert, 2003). As time passes, Algren overcomes
General Van Dorn came up with a plan to attack the Union soldiers by marching around the Unions location and attacking rear sides. This battle was an attempt to take a strong defensive position for the confederates that would leave the Confederate army with a strong position through Arkansas and Missouri. Next, the battle began on March 6, 1862 when confederate forces marched their troops around the Union’s base. While the Confederate soldiers were marching around the Union base there were Union scouts that
After the recognition of destruction and death struck General Lee, the Confederate Army retreated back to Virginia on September 18th. Reacting as a cautious leader would, McClellan hesitated attacking the vulnerable troops of the Confederate’s as they escaped back into the safety of the South. With both sides wounded and tired, Lee’s bluster to keep the fight going gave the Confederates enough time to gather their wounded and abscond the scene of battle. After Lee took his soldiers back South, McClellan wrote ‘that after a “careful survey of the situation and condition of our army, the strength and position of the enemy, I concluded that the success of an attack on the 18th was not certain”’. McClellan’s hesitation in pursuit was seen as a
‘Antietam In The Civil War’ September 17,1862 by was about the fight that aganist the north and south in Sparburg,Maryland.After Union General McClellan failed to invade Richmond,Virignia,as a result he then threaten Washington DC.Confedertae General Lee sperated his army at the Pennsylvania boarder to protect contact with Virgina. After Lee lost his marching plans McClellan found them and had the advantage for sometime.However all this violence killed over 5000 people.The south managed to outsmart the North’s first line and got the victory.Textile industries were depent on the cash crop(cotton)and wanted to br recogonized by the Bristh to get acess to there industries.Antietam decleared the victory to Linlcon to issue the Emancipation Proclamation
In the middle of a pause in the fighting of a civil war battle, Lieutenant John Dunbar realizes that his leg needs to be amputated to save his life. Dunbar has seen what happens to soldiers that go through amputation and he decides to take his own life in stead by ridiing a horse along the enemies front lines.However he doesnt get shot and unexpectedly rallys his comrades, who find new courage to storm the conferderate positions. After the battle is over, Dunbar’s superiors name him a hero and he is given acsess to the generals sugeon who is able to save his leg. He is given in reward his choice of his next posting, and also the horse named ‘Cisco’, the one that he used in his attempted suicide. Lt.Dunbar wishes for some peace and wants to see the fronteir so he askes for a posting on the South Dakota frontier.
General Hooker abandoned a key position in a move of naϊveness while the Confederate artillery bombarded the surrounding area from a high-ground position. General Hooker was knocked unconscious when an artillery round hit a pillar that he was leaning on and almost killed him, which most of the veteran corps commanders wished upon their general so they could unleash their forces in an onslaught against the confederates. By mid-morning, Southern infantry broke through the last line of resistance and united in the Chancellorsville