Then he shoots an enemy sniper. He goes and finds out that the enemy sniper he shot was his brother. I believe the theme of the story ¨The Sniper¨ by Liam O'Flaherty is that fear can lead to destructive decisions. The theme that fear can lead to destructive decisions is introduced when he kills the man in the turret and kills the woman. He shoots the man and woman because he is scared of what the man and woman could do to him.
Ancient Rome is recognized for strength in war and battles, so the ideal citizen would be strong and willing to fight. Hunt explains that in Rome “one man’s loss was another man’s gain” (177). The culture of Ancient Rome was aggressive, as the men were trained to fight and be devoted to their country. “Male elites had to be on guard to defend against and avenge any slights to their personal, family, and state honor” (Hunt 177). In The Aeneid, Virgil writes “Roman, remember by your strength to rule // Earth’s peoples-for your arts are to be these: // To pacify, to impose the rule of the law, // To spare the conquered, battle down the proud.” As Aeneas is looking at the fate of Rome in the underworld (1151-1154).
By manipulating the war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted. Heller demonstrates his thoughts of society through the depicted war. In the novel, the loss of personal identity in the soldiers lives. Furthermore, The idea is that supports how much value is placed upon a human life and shows the evils and cruelty of war is related The Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell, in which a soldier who spends his entire life in war only to die the same position he came into the war “fetal” state; just to be disregarded and buried in a whole. This can be compared to the metaphor used in chapter five of Catch 22.
Both protagonists are being hunted in some way throughout the story. For Will Kane, he is being chased down by Frank Miller, an old criminal that Kane sentenced to death who somehow got out of his sentence and wants to get revenge by killing Kane. "Don't you remember when he sat in that chair and said—You'll never hang me! I'll be back! I'll kill you Kane!
This action is also influenced by his motive in the beginning of loving Andie so much. In the novel on page 174 it states, “His [Scud’s] lips pulled back from his teeth like a vicious dog, swinging his rifle like a club, slashing at me, keeping me off balance. it was not the Scud we know, Andie” Lastly, Scud in the very end as well as the very beginning screams to Jack, “Kill you, kill you again!” which is referencing to when Scud tried to kill Jack in Japan while in war in which he was motivated by from all of his previous
The duo kill Brett, find the suitcase and are about to leave until a man hiding inside the bathroom attempts to kill the two. Though at point blank range, the man misses all 6 shots and the pair quickly neutralize him. Jules thinks it is a sign of god that he should stop living 'the life ' (The job of being a professional killer) and quits 'the life ' hoping to maybe travel to Europe or just go with where life takes him, while realizing all the people he killed and all the destruction he lay waste to. (Pulp) This example displays the third trait of heroism because though Jules 's job is to kill people, he eventually realizes that though he collects money and nothing disastrous has happened to him or any of his loved ones, that what he is doing is wrong. He recognizes that he killed countless people and that he presumably left crying families and several other problems other people had to solve.
With that, he collapsed and fell off the the roof. He hit the ground with a thud then he started thinking and understanding the world in his last few moments. He thought about the pointlessness of war, how it leaves so many consequences for little gain. He reflected on his live, regretting some of the petty stuff that he did in live like fighting with his family members. The sniper then heard the sound of death coming towards him to take him away.
When someone mentions World War 1, thoughts of death, war, and annihilation may come to mind. One person who knew and was extremely familiar with these ideas and terms was Wilfred Owens, a poet who lived during the Great War. Owens fought in WW1, and he became thoroughly interested in war at an early age. During the early 20th century, propaganda posters and poems, such as Jessie Pope's 'Who's for the Game?' were published to persuade young men to join the army and fight against the enemies.
Good morning today I will present a speech explaining the damage war causes and how soldiers are negatively affected. The poems illustrate the horrible pain and flashing memories that just keep on a flashback with the soldiers forever, it is like a nightmare that is forever lasting which have been an issue for a long time. The two poems selected are The charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Dulce et Decorum EST by Milford Owen. The speech will also show the different language device and the effect it has. The first poem has recorded both the social and ethical issues of the war.
To start in strange meeting, the soldier is afraid yet escaped the battle. The deaths haunt him of his fellow soldiers. The ending quote says the nature of war “I am the enemy you killed, my friend. I knew you in this dark: for so you frowned. Yesterday through me as you jabbed and killed.
One way to learn about life as a soldier is to take a deeper look, behind the red, white and blue and the cheers of victory. Crane gives us a deeper look, through his amazing characters. Henry Fleming 's, blinded from the true horrors of war enlisted, in hopes of glory from his fellow peers. As hours transformed to days, Henry 's fantasized life as a soldier shattered,
Metaphors are commonly used throughout the text, whether malouf used it to emphasise certain gruesome aspects of war, or to express the mourning of a character over a friend lost in the battle lines. Imagery plays a major role in conveying various aspects within the storyline, particularly through the duration of Jim’s life at war. Particularly within the chapters following Jim entering the battle lines, Malouf applies hyperbole in his writing as an emphasis strategy, for the readers to be overwhelmed and have a detestation towards the concept of war. Malouf, using all of these literary techniques, and created a disheartening tale of a man’s journey through
Dieter knows all about the last war and wants to fight and bring pride to his family. He is a strong boy and is a Scharfuhrer. Dieter is a brave boy and very smart. Another major character in the book is Spencer. Spencer’s brother Robert wants to sign up for war and Spence wants to fight in the war but his dad has other plans for him.