As the white glitter swirls outside of the water residue stained windows, I shiver at the thought of being outside in this harsh winter. I live in South Dakota, where you can never escape the skin cracking dryness of the biting cold. Our winters are never kind, and I couldn’t imagine living in any harsher conditions. I recently read a book, however, about a man that did. This man suffered through more than just bitter cold.
Lone Survivor Author: is Marcus Lutterell, no have not read any other book from this author due to the fact he only wrote one book. Genre: The lone survivor is a nonfiction book; this book explains every event and tragedy that Marcus Lutterall experienced. The type of people that I would love to see read this book are the high school kids that don’t appreciate the military, that don’t stand for the pledge. Just to show them what the men do for them just so those unworthy kids can sit in that chair.
Losing a loved one or close friend is one of the hardest things to absorb, the regrets of not doing something we might have wanted to; or maybe we did not tell them something that we wanted to. On the other hand, we could have possibly done all that we could have and not regret a thing, perhaps we just feel broken without them. In the event that you lose multiple close friends, not to mention right in front of your eyes, how would you feel? Do you think you could handle it? What would you do to cope with it?
At first glance, one might believe that Marcus Luttrell’s purpose for writing this novel would be to tell the story about what happened, but it goes deeper than that. Luttrell wants to make others understand the honor that his brothers had, that the only reason he lives is to tell the story of the men who fell for him. Luttrell states, “...I’m writing this book because of my three buddies, Mikey, Danny, and Axe. If I don’t write it, no one else will” (7). With this, you can see that his purpose is personal; that he loves his brothers and he wants everyone to know the selfless sacrifice and courage they had that ultimately ended up saving his own life.
The Black Bean Episode Alexander Somervell led his men on an expedition to raid the border towns of Laredo and Guerrero. After he did this, he called it quits fearing that if they went on with their expedition, it might result in a fatal clash with the Mexican troops. He ordered his men to head back home, but more than 300 troops continued on their journey. They elected William S. Fisher as their new leader. They crossed the river and entered the town of Mier, meeting no resistance.
The Rise and Fall of Hugh Glass in The Revenant In The Revenant, the climax is the bear attack scene where Hugh Glass is nearly mauled to death by a bear. Before that, he is part of a crew of frontiersman that is exploring America and, one day, his crew is ambushed by Native-Americans. Luckily, Glass and a small group of men escaped the massacre. Glass takes control of his group and with little resources, he sets out on a hunt near where their crew pitched their camp.
From the Revolutionary War and the beginning of America’s independence to the conflict we face today combatting terrorism, American civilians have been at war. In today’s society, war headlines our newspapers and is broadcasted and televised daily on the news for the world to see. Through the media, we Americans are placed into the shoes of a soldier’s daily life and are able to witness the experiences and firsthand accounts of what fighting on the front lines is like. Due to this, Americans have become immune to the troubles and violence of war we are shown by news anchors and told by journalists today and therefore neglect the long term effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder, defined as “a complex and chronic disorder caused by exposure
Odysseus- Lone Survivor The Trojan War is over, many boats full of men set off to Ithaca, where they meet their destruction. Yet one man pulls through and reaches home. Odysseus, the highly admirable hero from The Odyssey, told by Homer and translated and put onto paper by Robert Fitzgerald.
Liberty 5-3000 is a peasant woman and works in the fields next to where Equality 7-2521 and International 4-8818 is also a street sweeper alongside Equality 7-2521 and is his best friend. Our main character falls in love with Liberty 5-3000 and gives her a name in his mind, The Golden One. The Golden One soon tells our main character that she to has made a name for him and she reveals that calls him, The Unconquered. It reveals that International 4-8818 is not that bright -in the book- and is a clumsy fool. They both have important roles as characters in the Novella.
“Drop the money!” “Give being me the bags!” Harry Longabaugh was an infamous train car crook. He grew up in Mount Clare, Pennsylvania. Born 1867, his parents were Josiah Longabaugh and Annie Longabaugh.