His views on nationalism, as shown by the statement "I survived, but it's not a happy ending. I was a coward. I went to the war"(The Things They Carried, 79), are not extremely prominent. This quote clearly shows that he did not feel strongly enough for his country to potentially die for it. He believes patriotism is almost non-existent which is expressed through the idea that his only motivation for joining the army is the opinions of others and the statement “they carried their reputations.
Henry saw himself as a hero before he got into a battle, but when faced with the reality of war, his imaginations did not come true. For instance, during the march to battle, Henry was continuously complaining about how all the walking was tiring him out and that it was all for nothing. Henry said, “I can't stand this much longer, I don't see what good it does to wear out our legs for nothin’” (Crane 35). Henry knew what he was signing up for when he joined the army, yet in difficult conditions he lacked the motivation to keep going. Another scenario of cowardice shown through dialogue was when Henry was complaining about always losing battles and blaming it on his generals.
Holden tends to hate confrontation, throughout the novel and always is about to do something but chooses in the end to not. Caulfield is his own antagonist he craves company but takes pride in his idea of people being too “phony” that he pushes everyone away, he takes his own happiness away and alienates himself from people who love and want to help him. When attending Pencey prep Caulfield spent his time hating everyone and did not socialize with others. He talks about how everyone when going to football games all hang out but he never mentions himself going to
He played as he would never play again.” (N, pg 95). This quote withheld a great amount of power. It showed Juliek doing what he loved and was forbidden to do and he was doing for the dying Jews around him. Briar Rose did not really have this kind of power within how it used its characters.The characters in Briar Rose are harder to connect with because they are not real, like the characters in Night. Another reason they are harder to sympathize with and connect with is because readers know that none of the things these characters went through really happened.
In sealand people are very forgiving of of the sins the people make and they do not care about deformities that some people might have. However the people of waknuk are not as forgiving. Especially Joseph Storm who is david's father, who beats david when he said “I could managed it all right by myself if I’d had another hand” (26). After this statement had been said Joseph had beaten david very badly. On the other hand the people from the fringes are not forgiving of the people from waknuk because they were outcast from there.
Before Watson and John’s meeting, he never felt any negativity towards Watson, he was even finally relieved to be able to find someone to share the artistic value of Shakespeare’s language, but disdains Helmholtz’s laughter to both his cultural values and innermost feelings. This demonstration of the power of conditioning makes John hate the World State. John finds out the truth about the World State and perceives the World State society as materialistic, superficial, and immoral. John’s feeling of apprehension ever since arriving at the World State from the Savage Reservations, makes him realize that he never could fit in with this society. Although happiness is the dominating force within the World State, John never finds himself truly happy.
Mark Twain chose Huck Finn as the narrator because of his innocence and ignorance towards the views of society. Huck isn't the type of person you civilize, you can’t make him be someone he isn't willing to be. Every person who has entered his life has tried to create this image of Huck that wasn't realistic to him in any way, except Jim. Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave, has never expected Huck to be anybody but himself. Huck does mature as the time they spend together increases, Huck has never met stability in his life until Jim which is why he takes a liking to him.
With most characters denying their education and picking up troubled forms of entertainment, the print culture is ignored and misunderstood. It is clear that the characters in the show do not care or hold intellectual readiness to understand the educated print works; they go after the simpler leisure’s of society, like working on the streets to get easy cash. The Wire and Serial showed people rejecting help, to better benefit themselves. In episode two of The Wire, Michael refuses to take Marlo’s money, even though it would benefit him greatly. Michael doesn’t take the money because he doesn’t want to owe someone for something he wants to earn himself.
Effects of War Tim O’Brien wrote the short story “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?” to help people apprehend what it was like to be in the war. Tim wanted his readers to understand how reclusive war was for the soldiers, they would sometimes envision being in a different location. He also wanted them to grasp how terrifying war was, they were always terrified of being heard. The last idea Tim wanted his readers to apprehend was how intense the war was. War was a very comfortless time, the soldiers had no family to talk to.
War stories with meaning have to sugarcoat war to make it more appealing to the readers. Tim O’Brien writes about how this sugarcoating of is not a true war story. He explains, “A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done” (O’Brien 316). The war stories with morals and deeper meaning gives war character which it does not have.
Father doesn 't like the war that is going on, he says that is it nonsense. Mother isn 't a big fan either, because she knows that the Patriots are going to lose to the british because the British have the strongest army in the world, she thinks that the patriots are putting their life in danger for nothing. Sam on the other hand thinks otherwise he thinks that it is worth dying to be free, he thinks that they will win the war and no longer be owned by england. In My Brother Sam is Dead, although both sides of shown author 's, Collier and Collier ultimately argue that war is not relevant. One way the authors argue for/against war is there is a division in the Meeker family.
Furthermore, these Rangers hoped for missions and war, but nothing qualified for war, as they yearned for battle. During this scene in the book, I fully understood the fact that the Rangers were different from the Deltas. However, I completely disagree with the fact that coming out of high school and having a positive attitude, without having a real battle combat experience, is a great idea to pursue them and place them in war. Their emotions during a real battle could affect their performance, it happens to every soldier to feel fear, because the result is between life and death. On the other hand, this scene caused me confusion is the actions of the Rangers, that seems incompetent during a battle.
Some people thought that we shouldn 't be in the war because it wasn 't our war to fight, and others thought we should get involved to stop the spread of communism. In a Nation Divided, many men would avoid getting drafted by lying about their health condition, marrying, and moving to Canada. People often questioned whether we should have a draft or not because of the fact that not everyone had the desire to fight for our country. In the article What Happened in My Lai, the massacre changed the perspective the US citizens had on us being in Vietnam. Investigations concerning what happened in My Lai were misleading and superficial, and the info was suppressed.
Our men are afraid and have started to desert the camp we have set up here at Valley Forge. So if I stay, it might encourage the other soldiers to re-enlist too. Congress hasn’t been any help either. They don’t even trust General Washington anymore, but he’s one of the few Generals who was actually
Shin failed to do this because he is a very honest, but well-meaning, person. “‘You haven’t lived but a few years,” one of the guards told Shin. ‘Just confess and go out and live. Would you like to die in here?’ ‘I… really don’t know anything,’ he replied.” (page 58) One other way to survive is to not show any signs of rebellion or free speech. Expressing displeasure is especially prohibited.