To the woman, this may seem like the action of a heartless person. What she does not realize is that it may be her husband’s way of expressing love for his son. It leads her to think that death brings out the worst in people - not only was her marriage failing but she also realized many more differences between her and the man. She also likely despises death for taking her son. Other than losing his soul, she also had to lose him to the soil and the earth.
It was his way of coping…” (218) Readers sympathize with and pity Lavender, “who was scared,” who couldn't quite handle the stress of war and resorted to taking tranquilizers—before being killed in the very first chapter. At first glance, readers are restricted to the blinders of our narrator’s perspective. Each soldier had to face his fear of war, and
Nick and Daisy experienced a closeness when they were reunited with each other, but people change and choices in their pasts were uncovered and led Daisy to abandon a true friend. After losing Daisy in a miserable situation he also lost Jordan due to nearly the same issues. Jordan did not see Nick for who he truly was anymore and when she decided to give up on their relationship she did so and never looked back. “...Nick declares that after returning from the East he "wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever", he connects the war with cynical, guilty, disapproval of the New York...”(Lathbury 70). Nick lost who he truly was and his relationships with others caused an emotional drainage that he could not bare.
I just wish these people had a better way to protest their feelings. Kneeling during the anthem insinuates that my deceased husband who died for our country was racist and that my current husband is engaged in police brutality. Neither is true. "(Liewer) Here we see that besides it offending our armed forces it is also offending the memory of those who gave their lives for this country and for our flag. Consequently also offending those who have lost a loved one because they were defending this country.
Lastly the most devastating point that proves war is futile is it tears families apart. Although in My Brother Sam is Dead it is unclear what side the authors are on; ultimately they argue that war is futile. Throughout My Brother Sam is Dead the authors shows how reality and principle can be confused in a war time. Many times in My Brother Sam is Dead Sam believes in principle but his father tries to explain wars grim reality. On page twenty-two it states, “Principle, Sam?
In the story it says, “ ‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped. ‘What did you say?’ He asked, pushing his newspaper aside.” Maria’s conflict connects to the theme of the story because she is being ungrateful towards her father and wants to grow up too fast. In the text it also says, “Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose, to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch. And it would be her fault.” This connects to theme because, Maria needs to be thankful for her family and, she is not acting very thankful according to this quote.
Often people blame god for the bad things that happen in their life. In the beginning Graham is in conflict with his wife´s death and because of her death, he leaves the church and stops being a minister. He slowly regains his faith, when Morgan has an asthma attack. Graham tells god ¨ I hate you¨. By saying this Graham shows that he is hurt because he thinks god took his wife already, and he doesn't want him to take Morgan too.
The family left their home because the war was dangerous and the mother didn 't want the kids to get hurt, as she already lost her husband. Also they moved because of the danger that the war brought to them. In Grandfather’s Journey the grandson moved because of post war issues. It was a bad place to be living at after the war had happened. However in Grandfather’s Journey there were many other push factors like wanting to see the world, family not being in US, not having a permanent life in Japan, and started missing his homeland.
Evidently, she is experiencing trauma because of Faiz’s absence, by constantly worrying about him and experiencing a decrease of aspiration. Since Faiz’s absence is because of the war, the war is the underlying cause of Nusrat’s psychological trauma. (STEWE-2) Mental trauma is also displayed by Najmah, as a result of her mother and Habib’s deaths in the war. Shortly after the incident that killed her mother and brother, Najmah narrates, “I am afraid if I close my eyes I’ll see my mother’s outstretched arm and the stain of blood spreading around her and Habib’s perfect small body, both of them still and covered with dust” (Staples 86). Furthermore, before her flashbacks, during the moment her mother and Habib were killed, Najmah observed “arrow-shaped phantom” in the sky, along with “explosions” that grew “closer and louder” (Staples 65).
He got involved in the first world war in 1918 and the war made him injured. His reproductive organ was damaged for which he lost the ability of sex in this war and this is the most important reason that he cannot be together with his beloved woman. This war caused the deep hurt not only to his physical body but also to his inner heart. But he is still a tough and brave man that he loves Brett deeply. Although they both love each other, they still don’t marry.