Finally, personification is used to show how the soldiers hid the horrors of the war and turned them into a more familiar sound like arguing. Through figurative language, the readers are clued into Collins’ insane choice and receive a clear image of how nihilistic the war raging around Collins was. “A Mystery of Heroism” is a short story that mocks heroism and what we define as a
Krebs knows that the impressions his mother is making are not authentic and she, just like the rest of his fellow town folk are tired of hearing and reading the same stories from the war (De Baerdemaeker 24). Hemingway uses the story to painfully highlight the internal conflict that leaves an individual veteran like Krebs questioning his peculiar heroic status after fighting in the war. The protagonist of the short story, Krebs, is drafted by the state into the U.S. Army fighting in Rhineland having been uprooted from his home. The character traits of Krebs can be defined as rebellious, detached, and stressful. The creation of the character Krebs has been the epitome in the realization of the devastating
This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship. The author compares the soldiers because he wants the readers
Enlistment in the army kept men away from their homes for extended periods and destroyed the economic foundation of semi-subsistent mountain families. Crop failures, as well as salt shortages and guerilla raids, plagued Southern communities (3). Deteriorating home-front conditions compelled many families to write soldiers and urge them to desert and return home. In many of these cases, soldiers lost faith in the state 's ability to maintain order and relieve shortages of food and other supplies and chose family loyalty over allegiance to the Confederate army. Desertion proved to be a major problems for Confederate war effort during the Civil War.
Throughout The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, Henry Fleming makes mistakes and has to relearn what he is capable of. His transgressions include running from a battle, abandoning a dying man, and lying to his comrades. Tim O’Brien defines what a true war story is in his book The Things They Carried, and states that, “A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior…” Although the youth makes many mistakes throughout The Red Badge of Courage, and many immoral acts are portrayed, it is not a true war story according to Tim O’Brien’s definition. To begin with, The Red Badge of Courage does not show an “absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil,” because throughout the novel, good deeds are shown, and Henry finds role models that are ideals of virtue in war.
He is struggling to make up his own mind about his beliefs even as his father presses his own strong beliefs onto him. These pressures, from himself and his father, only cause internal disillusion. Reuven quickly picks up on this confusion, “You look like a Hasid, but you don’t sound like one. You don’t sound like what my father says Hasidim are supposed to sound like. You sound almost as if you don’t believe in God
He hints the readers lack of personal belonging because he has experienced war in his early youth. Whenever war takes place, people are likely to migrate to another place. As a result, the so called “home” no longer exists because of the idea of moving to another place for survival. Notice the way he uses the language of the two lines. While “strolling” has a connotation of being mobile, “boarded-up” is fixed in a place.
In the city, it seemed that Charlie could not help getting into trouble in some way or another, and this is largely attributable to the lack of guidance from leaders and mentors available to him. Since they are still maturing both physically and mentally and building the foundation for their future, it is exceptionally important that American Indian youth have people they can look up to as role models while they transition into adulthood (Estrada, 3/8/17). Without such guidance, Charlie does not recognize the value or purpose of his life, and his sketches suggest that he is even contemplating suicide (00:05:00). Recognizing that his life needs to change, Charlie’s mother sends him to stay with her brother on the Navajo Indian Reservation in hopes that he can become better. Not only is the reservation much more rural and less commercialized, as Charlie discovers, life on the reservation is more slowly paced and grounded in traditional beliefs.
We don’t openly witness Hamlet bargaining over his father dying, however we do observe him bargain with his knowledge. (insert quote on him questioning the validity of the ghost.) Hamlet is questioning whether or not the apparition is a virtuous or corrupt and whether he can trust that Claudius is really guilty. Hamlets original plan to create utter madness across the castle and act irrational as to look over the situation. However this actually confused hamlet more and makes him reevaluate the situation.
Oedipus’ freewill is limited because he is misguided by his ambitious character. He is not willing to hear and try to understand Tiresias advice because he wishes to be the savior and hero of his town. After the injustice of banishing Tiresias from Thebes, he blindly continues to seek answers he later regrets to learn. Oedipus has a strong character and wishes to help the town, even at his own costs. The dramatic irony kept building up as Oedipus kept cursing the individual responsible for his
They do not believe in good things in life, but they only can see the pains and helplessness. Everything can be repaired in life except humans’ minds. Both protagonists get into perplexity, they lose directions of their lives. At the end of two stories, Kreb finally realizes the epiphany and he determines to start his new life in a new town while Seymour decides to rescue himself from sorrow by ending his life with a gun. As a matter of fact, returning veterans are fragile, they are alienated from their families and have to bear the isolation.
In Ender’s Game, Card includes that if Ender fails to defeat the enemies, then “there might not be a home”(292) he can return to for recovery. He isn’t able to realize that his loved ones will accept his true self--violent, declining, and a Third. In order to create hatred against him, he becomes reclusive and separates himself in order to prevent any harm from being done. He believes that his doing caused him to become defiant of his true nature; however, the fault should be placed on the hegemony, which had an influence on his by placing him in the Battle School and Command School. This feeling is able to tie in with a similar feeling child soldiers also feel in the present real world.
Unfortunately, World War I took a drastic turn towards Harold Krebs mentality. Returning to a town that has no care in the truth makes Harold Krebs disgusted making his leave easier to make. Constantly having to lie and repress his new self to the world was nauseous enough for Krebs. The psychological theory shows that Harold Krebs became a stranger to himself, society, and family; therefore, his detachment of society will help him discover himself.
I fully acknowledge what Remarque is showing his readers about how war is a fast and terrible way for young men to be completely changed, scarred, and grieving for the rest of their lives. Paul especially, was dramatically changed after seeing Kemmerich, Kat, Albert, Muller, and Tjaden suffer so dramatically. The scene in the novel where he first goes back home to see his family, brought out the way they can no longer adapt to such peaceful and safe conditions. Paul was so anxious, and felt as an outsider because of how peaceful it was at home, he did not know how to react, neither did he know what to do. His condition was so serious that he was basically depressed at the place where he should have been happiest.
The two characters are trying to find themselves without understanding the consequences of their actions. After a series of events, both Loman and Babbitt tried to make up for what they had done to their families although with different methods. willie loman was not happy where he was in life. he constantly lied to himself and others around him about how the world worked and where he stood in it as a way of making himself feel better. in willie 's mind, he had failed at what he was supposed to do with his life.