Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha gives the reader a first person view of a solider during the events leading battle of Kamdesh. The book starts off by covering Clinton’s tours in Iraq and his training back at Fort Carson in Colorado springs. As the book progresses it explains what the day to day life at COP (Combat Outpost) Keating and all the concerns of the soldiers at the outpost. Next the book explains what each soldier was doing during the battle and it explains all the people it took to liberate the base. The book concludes by explaining what each soldier's life was after the battle and explains how Clinton Romesha received his medal of honor.
Soon after America won the war, the POW’s were sent home. After being hospitalized for a period of time he immediately was questioned; people wanting to know what kind of life it was for him for two painful years. One of the questions asked him to summarize what he endured. The survivor plainly responded, “ ‘If I knew I had to go through that again.’ ” he finally said, “ ‘I’d kill myself” (328).
Leper asks Gene, “Would they bother you if you did, if you happened to keep imagining a man’s head on a woman’s body, or if sometimes the arm of a chair turned into a human arm if you looked at it too long, things like that?” This had a large impact on readers as it strikes some of the scariest, and deepest fears that we bury within society. The picture of a innocent person being completely dismantled and thrown back together changes our whole perspective on what the war really did to people. It relates back to Devon as an example of the unpreparedness of the whole school for what was to come. Although many of the boys understood their fate, they did not understand that it was something that could envelop their mind and destroy their sense of peace.
He recognizes that he cannot abandon his comrades and fights on until the bitter end. His experiences on the front lines of the war leave him scarred and traumatized, but he remains committed to the ideals of duty and
War is a very controversial thing, there are many reasons for joining. War tends to change people in the very end. “All Quiet On The Western Front” Is narrated by a man named Paul Bäumer. He is nineteen during the time of this war. Her fights for the german army, on the french front during WWI.
The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also innocence and tranquility that occurs in war.
Though in reality he was likely just a foot-soldier in the Civil War, his granddaughter and a film producer have previously advertised him as an essential part of the iconic war. However, in his extremely old age, he himself is unable to remember the time he spent as a soldier. In part due his granddaughter's presentation of the general and the attention he receives from the public due to his supposed role in the war, the general sees himself as an incredibly important and desirable person, particularly to women. His vane and prideful view of himself leads him away from the reality that he is an extremely old and barely-alive individual. There is an ironic twist in the story when the general dies while sitting on stage for his granddaughter's graduation.
Throughout the ages, wars have wreaked havoc and caused great destruction that lead to the loss of millions of lives. However, wars also have an immensely destructive effect on the individual soldier. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque, one is able to see exactly to what extent soldiers suffered during World War 1 as well as the effect that war had on them. In this essay I will explain the effect that war has on young soldiers by referring to the loss of innocence of young soldiers, the disillusionment of the soldiers and the debasement of soldiers to animalistic men. Many soldiers entered World War 1 as innocent young boys, but as they experienced the full effect of the war they consequently lost their innocence.
Millions of people have gone through life-altering experiences in their time in World War I. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, narrates his personal memoirs of this war. He describes the mental change and suffering he goes through as he is forced to mature from a young boy to a soldier in order to survive, leaving him permanently scarred from the throes of war. By employing juxtaposition to contrast Paul’s mindset, before and after the war, Remarque demonstrates how the mental health of the World War I soldiers is damaged because of the abrupt loss of their youth, leaving them in a state of survival and mental instability.
Why did they rejoice when an ‘enemy’ was met with it? Why were they wanting it for themselves? Even my own mother would rather him die than have her son save a life; I simply couldn’t comprehend it. As soon I managed to wriggle my arm free from her grasp I was off again bolting towards the site of the crash. I wasn’t thinking of how I was to save him, I just knew I had to try my absolute best.
War and its affinities have various emotional effects on different individuals, whether facing adversity within the war or when experiencing the psychological aftermath. Some people cave under the pressure when put in a situation where there is minimal hope or optimism. Two characters that experience
It also marks the death of dignity, sanity, and innocence. Norman Bowker, one of the young soldiers, hung himself in the YMCA locker room of his hometown because he struggled to find meaning in his life after the war. Before he performs this act however, he writes a letter to O’Brien explaining his internal struggles when he returns home: “ a guy who feels like he got zapped over in that shithole. A guy who can’t get his get his act together and just drives around town all day and can’t think of any damn place to go and doesn’t know how to get there anyway. This guy wants to talk about it, but he can’t….”
He would go to war,he would killed,and maybe died because he was embarrassed not to. He didn´t wanted to runaway and look like he wasn´t brave man. He was just
In And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie chronicles the deaths of the ten main characters. Slowly, one by one, each character is killed off by an unknown. At first, the deaths were suspected as suicides, but as the coincidences build up, the thought about murder provoked the remaining characters’ minds. 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… everyone is killed. That isn’t the question though.