After being caught without a pass in Rome, he is faced with a hard decision… Either agree with the policy of his commanders, which is that his fellow pilots and soldiers face eighty more missions, or face the military court marshal. He decides against either of these, and instead runs away to Sweden, which at the time was a neutral country, where he could regain control over his own life. Deciding to rather run from the military, then put his men’s lives at stake eighty more times, truly does show the heroicness of the character Yossarian. While fighting the war, Yossarian is faced by several true “Catch 22” moments, especially while deciding how to get out of his predicament after being caught in Rome, and while trying to prove his insanity to be sent home. The “Catch 22” situations greatly help in showing his heroicness throughout the book.
Jimmy cross was the lieutenant of the Alpha Company, being fully responsible for all of the soldiers and getting them through the battles. However, he was battling through his own predicament, his undefying love for an American women named Martha. The constantly daydreaming leader had thought he had lost the respect of all of his soldiers when one of his own men was KIA because of his “love for Martha”. The soldier finally thought, “He would dispense with love; it was not now a factor” (O’Brien 250). After the death of his dear friend, Cross changed into a strict and orderly lieutenant.
In both works, the soldiers set aside their morals to overcome the horrors of war such as killing a man. This challenges their emotional endurance and has negative consequences on their mental disposition. Paul Bäumer, the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, is put in a situation where he must suspend his ethics otherwise his supposed enemy, Gérard Duval, will murder him. This is the first time Paul has killed with his own hands, and “every gasp [of the enemy] lays [Paul’s] heart bare” (Remarque 221). He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221).
He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
The Major’s hollering ruins the peace because it made Paul pretty angry. In addition to the Major ruining the night for Paul, Paul also ends up feeling out of place because of all that he had seen out fighting. His whole time at home helps to show the contrast between what it is like in the military and how the soldiers feel, versus how the other citizens feel about the soldiers in war and how the citizens thought it was like. Remarque does not use contrasting too noticeably in his novel, but he does have quite a few examples hidden
Overall, Danforth was wrong. He faces many difficult descions throughout the play, and yet he stays mostly consistent. He chooses to save his own reputation over the lives of innocent people. He knowingly sends three people to die, just so that he can look good. Danforth was the main cause of all of the heartbreak and struggle endured in Salem.
I thought he was a very nice gentleman. Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” (275). Showing how Perry did not have anything against the Clutters, he just felt anger and resentment from his past life he lashed out on the first people there. Many people feel pressure to fit in, however when they felt hopeless to ever be accepted as normal, they turn to crime as revenge.
He was blind to his own hubris and let all of these terrible things happen. He started out the play being strong about what he believed in and didn’t let anyone, even Teiresias, tell him that he was making the wrong decisions. In the end, Creon’s fate turned on him and he became the epitome of humiliation and regret. I feared Creon because he was a ruthless leader who let his own self kill three people. He might not have physically killed them, but his actions did.
The dilemma on whether this is all morally right has come up numerous times. Anderson is constantly questioning Colonel Graff on whether or not he is taking the isolation with Ender too far. Colonel Graff deliberately separated all the other boys in his launch group from Ender. Ender stuck out like a sore thumb in his launch group because the boys always felt inferior to him due to what Colonel Graff told them. They ignored him and looked at him differently because of it.
They see soldiers and civilians dying, and are made kill others. Prisoners of war are often mistreated, and conditions for those who aren’t captured are still not given good living conditions. Many soldiers who live are injured and have near-death experiences. Billy Pilgrim, the main character from Slaughterhouse-Five, was emotionally scarred from the war, and therefore believed he was time-travelling. Little things would upset him or bring back memories of the war because of the ordeal through which he went.
Even the block leaders are frustrated and pitiful. The Kapos are shown to be somewhat sympathetic to their fellow prisoners by assuring that they will live another day, but ones like the Blockalteste don’t know how to keep the wider populace calmed when they know death may come. The block leader shuts them out in his office when men beg him not to be killed(140), and fails to keep spirits high when a man says he may be taken for whatever experimental horrors to torture him (100). With all these negative things, it is hard to imagine that Wiesel could live with these perpetually in his head. Indeed, He may be using literacy as an emotional outlet to share with others.
Gaara, realizing that no one truly loved and cared for him, repressed all his emotions and became a killing machine. Though he appears calm on the outside, Gaara, is deeply unstable. He is completely unmoved by others ' pleas for mercy and, in certain situations, driven mad with bloodlust. This behaviour is partly due to Shukaku, whose voice Gaara alone can hear in his head, who encourages violence at every opportunity, and who torments Gaara with threats to take control of his body if he falls asleep, thus making Gaara an insomniac. However, Shukaku is not fully responsible.