World War II was a very traumatizing time for the soldiers that fought in it. Unfortunately, the War was also a very traumatic experience for the Japanese Americans that were forced into internee camps. Key examples of those who have struggled through awful conditions are Miné Okubo and Louie Zamperini. Miné is a Japanese American artist who was forced to live in squalor conditions surrounded by armed guards. Louie is an American soldier and a previous Olympic athlete that was beaten daily and starved almost to death in prisoner of war camps.
When Porter encountered George, it pained him to witness the suffering animal as Day stated, “George’s sad eye fixed on Porter like a plea, and he had to look away” (Day 17). The plea that George gave Porter symbolizes his experience in the war considering that the Calvary men Porter fought alongside by were also pleading for the war to be over. Not only that, but George’s sad eyes symbolize the pain the Union Calvary men underwent as they were dying. As Porter repressed his memory of the war while talking to Irene, he remembered what happens in the war: “Almost twenty years had gone by, but he could still see the land rolling like an ocean into the blue sky. [Porter] tried not to remember other images: a barn in Alabama full of stinking, rotting, wailing men.
Answering the call to serve causes enough moral conflict and killing for the war only adds to it. Tim O’Brien struggles to make sense of his thoughts after killing a Vietnamese man while outside of My Khe. O’Brien writes “The Man I Killed” detailing how the man’s disfigured appearance looks repetitively, and dreaming about what the man’s life must of been like before his death. Afterwards O’Brien reflects saying, “It was entirely automatic. I did not hate the young man; I did not see him as the enemy…”
The Nazis continued their torment by killing large groups of people in small, confined areas. This is supported by a Jew among Wiesel when he said, “we can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse”(31).
Inhumane In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the theme man's inhumanity man relates to cruelty by calling them names, treating them horribly, and making them look the same. Even the Jews in the same barracks fight each other for food, and some people suffocate because they are laying on top of each other. In this quote “Faster you swine”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the reader how the Nazis treated the Jews when they are marching to Gleiwitz.
Many soldier left due to the lack of food, clothes, shoes, and equipment while other soldiers deserted not for the lack of supplies but to the opposition the Confederate policies and principles (1). However, the major cause of desertion was homesickness and to once again be with their families back home. Many men left the army after they became aware of the hardships and danger encountered by their families back home. Soldiers also deserted in an attempt to alleviate the hardships endured by their families and communities. Enlistment in the army kept men away from their homes for extended periods and destroyed the economic foundation of semi-subsistent mountain families.
Brutus then saw his doom because of what actions he took. He knew that, in the end, he wouldn’t be able to take the pain of guilt and suffering anymore, and ended up asking around for someone to help him end his life. Brutus said to those who, “I know my hour has come” (Shakespeare 651). He knew that, after feeling all this remorse, all this pain, it was time for him to leave, time for him to die. He did not want anyone else to die because of him.
Suffering The negative attitudes and images on the war front were experienced first-hand by Owen permitting him to witness many inhuman deaths. Because of this, he had the ability to relate to all other soldiers and the hardships they suffered. Unlike in “Futility”, it is evident in the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” that Owen wants to shock his audience with the vile scenes of the battlefield due to a gas attack. An effective technique of this poem is that of the simile where the soldiers are brought down to such a low level, “like old beggars...coughing likes hags”.
In the year 1914, a war started that would turn innocent people against each other, and have aftermaths that include thousands of people dead due to new equipment like tanks, gas attacks, and hand-to-hand combat. In this war there was a soldier named Paul Bäumer who is a German nineteen year old who has made friends that will last a lifetime during this experience, but has also felt immense pain. His daily routine is to sleep, eat, and fight in the trenches, and he experiences death every day. Most soldiers view death as a recurring event, but Paul views it as wretchedness, which makes him different from others by caring about his comrades more than others. Paul shows many qualities through this experience of being a soldier in the First World War, and he learns what is necessary in life, which takes some people years to figure out.
In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer represents the “Lost Generation” with Paul embodying the decline of the young sent to war under the guise of duty and honor propagated by teachers and parents as his character changes from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier who has seen the violent front lines of the war. In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer has been in war for months now sitting in the trenches of the front. His hatred for the war is obvious as he watches men killed in the most of horrendous ways cursing at himself for not feeling anything and becoming an ‘animal’. The war was only made more damaging when Paul and his fellow schoolmates witness the death of their friend, Behm, the first week of war after he was left for
Pounded by artillery, they hide in a graveyard, where the force of the shelling causes the buried corpses to emerge from their graves, as groups of living men fall dead around them. After this gruesome event, the surviving soldiers return to their camp, where they kill lice and think about what they will do at the end of the war. Some of the men have tentative plans, but all of them seem to feel that the war will never end. Paul fears that if the war did end, he wouldn’t know what to do with himself. Himmelstoss arrives at the front; when the men see him, Tjaden insults him.
The text, "Babes in Arms," depicts this when it states, "We walked around the village and killed everyone who came out of the huts. " This is a horrific thought. This sentence is just foul and supports my thought of war traumatizing
Lifestyles in Europe had changed too. All the Jewish families were faced the holocaust. They were sent to the concentration camp getting many difficulties from malnutrition and getting killed from the Nazis. Many tried to escape but man had failed. Jews also tried to hide from the Nazis but some got caught from them to concentration camp.suffering and dying from malnutrition and getting killed from the Nazis, trying to escape, hiding from the Nazis who are finding them to take them to the concentration camp.
Over all, this story allows us to observe changes within the mentalities of army officers. First, the trauma of living in a war zone can add a significant amount of intangible weight into someone’s life. In “The Things They Carried,” we discover that Cross’s men “carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die (443).” Given that the majority of humans have experienced some form of trauma, we can understand how some men were driven to suicide and others into
Those Forgotten Shall Be Remembered Traumatic experiences are where the most emotional moments happen in life, many times; it can’t be explained truly and completely unless you were there in that moment. Just imagine having to live the horrors of Auschwitz, you were exposed to children and newborns being thrown into pits of hell-fire; men, women, and children as the dogs they were so proclaimed to be by the Fascist Nazis. When reading a first-hand account of these atrocities and the emotional struggles that come from whence the time he spent in Auschwitz; Elie Wiesel’s short story Night shows the true emotions of an impacting nature. You can’t read this story without feeling a loss of any cockiness; you can’t read this without feeling all