Throughout the epic, violence is evident in the actions and the decision making of the characters in order to obtain peace. The battles and suicides throughout the story are prevalent and gruesome, while moments of peace are minor and fleeting. The characters, whether man or god, result to violence as a primary way to manage their problems. Aeneas is strong, heroic, and seems calm; however, he does not receive true peace and calmness until he has killed his enemy, Turnus, to end the battle and avenge his friend, Pallas. Nonetheless, Aeneas is a noble character who overcomes bad odds and embodies Roman ideals, including violence.
Beowulf was know for killing creatures that were much more overpowered that himself. Luttrell had done the best he could do in Operation Red Wings. Defeating three of the most powerful, god-like creatures on earth is far more impressive than fighting many untrained, uneducated Taliban fighters. The weapon choices made Beowulf look much stronger than Luttrell because a gun can take down much more than a sword, but Beowulf made the sword look like an overruling weapon. The only thing that Luttrell showed power in was his mind.
Mulisch’s novel The Assault delineates the lasting impact of trauma, and the darkness trauma accompanies, even in the presence of light. As a novel narrated during and after the Second World War, Mulisch highlights the traumatic effects one event can have on a whole nation. These effects are demonstrated through the protagonist Anton, who suffers the consequences of his family’s murder. Towards the end of the war, members of the anti-Nazi resistance ambush a Nazi police inspector in front of Anton’s house. In revenge, the Nazis burn Anton’s house, killing his entire family.
The book explains vividly the slaughtering tragedy where the American and the Indians are killing each other without mercy. In this book, the author gives a clear thesis of the events that happen. He develops the story well from the point where the families from Arkansas move through the Utah territory during the Utah War conflict. They arrive at Salt Lake City and eventually stopping to rest at mountain meadows where they are attacked by the militia leaders. The author tries to put the bigger picture in the mind of the reader so that one can understand that the attacks are made due to intruding in other people's
While him and his military were marching into another battle with the Ottomans, him and his soldiers were ambushed and Vlad was killed (Lallanilla). His body was decapitated and his head sent to Constantinople. The sultan had it displayed on a stake as proof that the Impaler was dead (Bos.). He was then reportedly buried at Snagov, an island monastery located near Bucharest (Wirkkala). The legend of Vlad the Impaler is still widely known by everyone around the world.
The Japanese had various weapons as they attacked with mortars, machine guns, and grenades to take the lives of American marines. Sledge describes this part as the most intolerable experience he can remember. Bullets, grenades, mortars, all seeking to kill as many Americans as possible, bodies splashing everywhere. Keep in mind the marines are coming off a boat to get to the shore of Pelilieu so that means there is nowhere to take cover since they are in water. The only thing to do is run.
My family was all killed by the Germans.” (Paragraph 13-15). Actively resisting avoids shame, guilt, and the humiliation of being helpless and sitting and watching your people die. On the flip side, others may argue that music, art, paintings, etc. was enough to protest. The flaw to that argument is that those would only be discovered after the war and only if the allies had won, by however actively arming yourself, killing Nazi’s and, sabotoging supplies the impact would be immediately felt, presenting a better chance of winning.
Chaos at the Do Lung Bridge Apocalypse Now showcases the story of Captain Willard and his mission to assassinate rogue colonel Kurtz while emphasizing the overall themes of the insanity of war, the desire to escape its terror, and the overall loss of morality one experiences during warfare. These three themes are demonstrated in a variety of ways at the Do Lung Bridge in what is regarded as one of the most significant scenes in the entire film. The scene at the bridge first fades in from black to reveal an anxious Willard trudging along a trench followed by a dazed Lance, tripping on the last of his acid. The scene is shot so that the cameras are deliberately level with the crouching soldiers and film close to the characters’ faces to help the audience feel as if they are actually in Vietnam looking at Willard and the other troops in the trenches. As Willard and Lance continue along the trenches, gunfire and bombs detonate in the
On the other hand, this image could be seen as a display of the strength and optimism of the soldiers- though faced countlessly with death, they are able to find positivity and beauty, a thing upon which they can direct their hopes. In this sense, it could be argued that Faulks is trying to convey mankind’s resistance to brutality, capturing his innocence and determination. Sherriff also uses symbolism to convey the brutality of war. The raid on the German trenches is one example of this: it is presented to the audience as a suicide mission, a purposeless formality coming from a corrupt authority that cannot be disobeyed. The result of this inhumane raid is tragic: although
This can definitely be true of Civil War flags, because there was nothing more disgracing for a unit than to lose their battle flag. The loss of this single piece of cloth could totally break a unit's confidence. On the other side, capturing an enemy flag was a huge morale boost for a unit. The importance of the Civil War flags can be seen in the fact that individuals who capture the enemy’s flag or saved their own flag were often rewarded with the Medal of Honor. Today, we held those pieces of clothing as a memorable piece of historical culture, as a representation of the gradual developments to become one nation.