During the Vietnam war soldiers took many sacrifices, including leaving their families and being outkast’s in society. But during the war they made really good friendships. The Vietnam war made people lose their lives, friends, and families. Many people didn 't support the war so they protested, and when the soldiers came back from war they were treated like outcasts. In the novel “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, the book shows the themes friendship and sacrifice through key details like when someone dies they still remain friends even though they had a sacrifice.
The Last Battles had ended and we the americans had won the war. The streets of Washington, D.C. filled with joy and relief as the soldiers returned to their families and loved ones. Some soldiers were injured, broken, clueless, or not there. My father would be coming home on the train. So my mother, my little brother Jack, and myself stood in front of the train station waiting, watching, and listening for the first two trains, but when they did arrive father wasn’t there.
The telling emotions expressed in Patrick Gilmore's song, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,” stand out to provide an important insight into the ending of the Civil War. We hear too often about the feelings of the men and women on the battlefield; sometimes, people forget that these brave fighters had families. While the soldiers’ morale serves as an important indicator to the outcome of the war, the attitude of their relatives at home also plays an important role in determining a winner. When commoners in the village will “ all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home,” they indirectly show their tiredness for the war (Gilmore 7). By hoping for their friend or relative to return, the people want to end the war.
He has a wife, who is expecting his child, and owns a bakery. However, his life changed when the military ran his bakery out of business and called him to war. He promises his wife and unborn daughter that he will return home to them, though he is almost positive that he won’t survive. In actuality, “all men aged 15-60 were subject to be enlisted in the military if they were needed. Japanese education stressed duty to their homeland, so many were happy to serve their
Veterans connect with the poems, because they understand what war is like. The first sign of the connection between epic heroes and veterans was when,“He told them stories of Achilles and Odysseus...guilt and loss among soldiers resonated with Vietnam Veterans” (Shapiro, 4). When he was reading to the vets they, understood the struggles of the epic heroes.Their troubles faded away when they were listening to the stories. Society has the tendency to feel that they “ have dealt with better man and never did they once disregard me” (Alexander, 13). The veterans are often ridiculed because
Several instances have it where Invisible Man is thinking about his family, where it be his letters to them (309), or his reluctance to face them after getting expelled (146). No matter what situation that Invisible Man ends up in, his family is usually first to mind as a result, which can also be said with the ordeals that the African American race experienced at the time. As previously discussed the importance of family was immense, so whatever occurred to one person reflected on everyone. In times of great disparity African Americans looked towards their families as a beacon of hope, especially when relatives were all they had left to turn to. In the end families always remained a considerable portion of the day to day lives of African
Have you ever thought about people fighting in a war? Not how that war ended up doing, but each individual fighting. Some people are drafted into a war, and forced to fight for the side their put into. But the hero, Nicholas Lopez fought willingly to save the country that he just moved to. My great-grandfather, was a hero because he fought in world war 2, after many other hardships in his life.
I have concluded it isn’t because of the horrible effects of post war. Many Vietnam veterans had to deal with it if not still deal with it. War can also bring sadness to the family members of a soldier that past away. We already know from The Forever War that it can dehumanize you to where nothing really bothers you anymore and you really don’t care in more. We have also learned of the hard ships that Vietnam Veterans felt with, and know how most of them couldn’t even find job’s.
At the beginning of the war, Jünger was excited to be fighting for his country, but by the end he admitted he tired of the war. When he first arrived, he was “enraptured by war” (Jünger, p. 5). The war would be a great adventure and Jünger and his fellow soldiers were excited to partake in the war. Even months later, after Jünger sustained his first injury and went home, he saw the loss of blood and lives during the war as a necessary way to protect his “beautiful country” (Jünger, p. 33). Jünger’s tone gradually changed throughout his war years, perhaps because death and destruction constantly surrounded him.
1 August 21, 2015 Laughter My father and I visited my uncle’s grave recently and my father told me that without me, he would still most likely be depressed about his brother. He said that even though it hurts knowing he can’t be with us anymore, he’s glad to have a son that makes him smile and laugh constantly. He told me that I was the light of his life and to never stop making people smile. He thanked me for helping him get through that rough patch in his life and with the big move to Rancho. I never felt so good in my life and discovered that making people laugh was what I was born to do.
Although almost a year part these two battles are both equally bad and very devastating to people all around the world and family and friends. We should always remember this day as not only the lose of all of our soldiers but the winning of the war and being close to the end of the civil war. To all the soldiers that have lost their lives and to all the soldiers that are still alive at this point we will and forever be truly grateful for you and our