The model's form is gently fulfilled and surrounded by a ravenous arrangement of scratching lines and washes of color. The models face, and chest are carried out in the darkest values and with some of the hardest edges of the painting. Her position while reclining in her chair is suggested as the background turns into nothing more than abstract marks. The focal point of the painting is surrounded by abstract shapes and brush strokes that create emotion and emphasis throughout the entire piece. There are several reoccurring brush strokes and a limited amount of color which create a great mix of warm and cool tones.
American Novelist, Tim O’brien, in his book, Going After Cacciato, illuminates the daunting effects of the Vietnam War by delving into the mind of a young soldier, Paul Berlin. The theme of discontinuity and trauma is revealed as the novel jumps back and forth from reality and fantasy. The book focuses on Berlin, on guard at the observational post as he recounts the tragic deaths of members in his squad and imagines a story of him and his squad chasing after Cacciato. The sudden change of scenes in each chapter creates discontinuities, contributing to a feeling of confusion. This is the author’s attempt to emulate the influence of war onto a soldier — disorientation.
In the autobiography, a Rumor of War, Philip Caputo, talks about his experience in the Vietnam War. He tells us why he joins the Marines until the day he was released from active duty. A rumor for the story about war and how it changed men like Phillip Caputo, John Kerry Silvio Burgio and Tim Carey. This paper is based on Philip Caputo and how the Vietnam War changed him through his time before the war, during the war and after the war. Philip Caputo was raised in the small town of Westchester, Illinois, full of the American dream and vision.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, The US’ attitude toward the war had changed completely.The United Stated had been fighting in World War II… James’ father John trained at Camp Pendleton. He was part of the Platoon nicknamed easy Company. John Bradley was the medic, referred to as Doc. Doc meets Ralph Ignatowski, who is called Iggy, and they become partners or buddies during the war. Easy Company was transported to "Island X".
Gettysburg is the only battlefield referenced not located in Europe and since Sandburg was American one can assume he was writing for what was largely an American audience. This battle took place in 1863 and was still in public memory when he wrote this poem in 1918. People living during the Civil War, whether soldier, or civilian were likely still alive in 1918 and had been touched in some way by that conflict. Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War, infamous for having the most casualties. (Wikipedia: Battle of Gettysburg) One may ponder why he chose a battle that was still in the collective memories of older Americans and veterans still living 45 years after.
Bloods sheds light on the war from the perspective of African Americans soldiers at the time were unappreciated. Bloods is a collection of accounts of the war from 20 African American soldiers who at some point was involved in the Vietnam war. It was written by Terry Wallace who was an African American Journalist and Oral Historian. The stories ranged from gruesome to sorrow accounts. When discussing about the Vietnam war, it should be retold from those who actual involved and not those looking from the outside because they provide a better insight of what was really happening.
3.3. An interpretation of the representation of Asian troops in war movies Another important representation of different nationalities in war movies we can find in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) directed by David Lean. The movie tells the story of British soldiers in Japanese captivity during WW II who have to build a bridge. At the beginning British soldiers work reluctantly, but their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) wants to prove the moral and technical superiority of the British and personally supervises the progress of work. There is also American soldier, Commander Shears (William Holden) only one person who succeeds in escaping from prison camp.
The commander thinks that it would be better to turn tail for both of the armies, Union and Confederates, and train for months. He describes how men actually died in war, you have to make one Army from all the of the men, and in order to do that, he needed Joby. Joby is the heart of the army, he controls the fingers which are the soldiers. If he beats his drum slowly, the next day the soldiers will lie upon the fields, their hearts slowed. They would be brought down by enemy fire.
Colonel Chamberlain’s speech were trying to move these mutineers to fight for his regiment that is below half strength and Dr. King is trying to get rid of racism. So both of these men are giving their speech for something incredibly important. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain used to be a professor. When he signed up, he was instantly ranked as a Colonel and put in charge of the 20th Maine Regiment. His Regiment began 1,000 men and now it is down to below
Never before had a war lasted so long or with such a terrible and destructive death toll. It brought in the new century with an unconscious amount of violence, death, and gore. In Erich Maria Remarque 's war novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," a young man by the name of Paul Baumer remembers and retells his personal story as a German soldier in World War I. Although his accounts are based on a fabricated idea they are based on an actuality that many men had to genuinely endure during their fight front experiences in World War I. There are a large number of themes and ideas in this novel that range from the overall depiction of World War I to the personal struggle of a soldier in comparison to what the people from back home believes what is happening during the war.