Veterans and our soldiers are coming home from war or getting out of the military and when they get home they can’t afford rent or they have a mental disease from war. Homeless veterans tend to experience homelessness longer than non-veteran homeless. This should not be happening to our soldiers. This is very undesirable for our troops to come home and becoming homeless. They fight for our freedom and our rights and we repay them by becoming homeless.
Eurylokhos, one of his crew members, tells him, “Like sheep they followed her, but I saw cruel deceit, and stayed behind. Then all our fellows vanished” (10.283-85). The time he has lost by being in Aiaia and the trauma of nearly losing his men had a tremendous, negative effect on the leader. Another example in which Odysseus experienced difficulties is during his conflict with Polyphemus, an infamous Kyklopes. The one-eyed giant causes many troubles for Odysseus and his men when they reach his island.
While Book 12 of the Homer’s Odyssey explains mysterious Sirens roaming through the island, deadly creatures that are ready to devour anyone as their meal, and gods with quick tempers, Odysseus and his team takes on the challenge to sail home through the Island of Sirens. Odysseus and his team must surpass the death and torture through the human headed bird called Sirens. After he and his men attend the funeral at Aeaea for Elpenor, Circe tells Odysseus that he
Finally his return was when Odysseus returns to Ithica he finds that other men are trying to take over his throne. Odysseus was not very happy and takes up action against these men. After defeating all the men, Odysseus was able to get his wife back, and take back control over his kingdom. In some ways one could say The Odyssey is a metaphor for life. It could be a metaphor because both life and Odysseus journey are long, and both are filled with good and bad times.
The Negligence For Disabled Veterans Making a transition back from a war can be quite difficult for some veterans. Veterans, who are re-entering the civilian lifestyle, find it difficult to adjust back from their service, due to psychological and physical traumas. However, the negligence of veteran care also makes it difficult for veterans to adapt back into the society. The poem “Disabled”, written by Wilfred Owen in 1917, exemplifies how veterans do not always receive the care that they deserve. In the poem, Owen had demonstrated that disabled veterans are not properly being treated, because they are different from the normal standards of an individual.
In the passage, “Sailing from Troy” the men on the island get drunk while they remain in combat mode from defeating the Trojans. Odysseus’s men, “Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle, feasting,-while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones”(Homer 563). Odysseus’s men let loose on this island that they enslaved the women as well as killing all the sheep and cattle. The men will be punished for their actions on the island which will complicate their journey home. When Odysseus was gone for over 20 years, the suitors believed that he had died.
Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover. Hester and her daughter Pearl lived with mistrust, the townspeople were disgusted by her, and would never trust her even after her sentence was lifted. Relationships can stand on the grounds of mistrust and isolation, but they may never thrive on it due to the fact of trust and companionship being the key factors in a relationship. This was shown throughout both The Scarlett Letter and Ethan Frome in a variety of ways, including the lack of true companionship in both novels and also the complete lack of trust held by some characters in both
The movie Beowulf is about the story of a man who saves the day in the town of Herot that takes place around 700-1000 CE. Many different elements went into making this film such as camera angles, actors, costumes, and sets. In the movie, Herot is in a time of misery because an evil creature named Grendel is coming to the town at night and killing the kings’ army. Hrothgar, the king, is tired of this monster coming and ruining his home, so he calls for Beowulf, who is known for being a warrior, to come and defeat Grendel. Beowulf comes to Herot with some of his army and waits in the town hall for Grendel to come.
Goals and Background Throughout history, there has often been a social stigma related to those with facial deformities. Even throughout the more progressive centuries, people still associate negative connotations with those who have facial disfigurement. This was especially the case after the Great War. Most historians’ only attribute a side note to the thousands of mutilated soldiers that returned from World War One, and very few go on to talk about the rehabilitation process that these men had to endure. Often times, they attribute a broad feeling of disillusionment or attribute hardships due to a loss of identity, but never fully address the psychological and sociological repercussions that theses men faced and their effects on the veterans.
Many people do not like their position in this world. For instance, they are vexed from working at a low paying job or pursuing a higher education. And, when they hear of a draft into the military, they go for it eventually regretting their choice, attempting to dodge the draft, change their minds, but cannot do so because they are already in the war. In order to challenge this prevailing ideal, Tim O'Brien wrote The Things They Carried as a memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam war, and to proclaim the injustices of the government towards the soldiers. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental illness.