Though this quote may sound contradicting to the belief that Lee was fighting for his homeland, it actually supports that where he came from was his cause for going into battle. There is a famous saying that goes, “A house is not a home”, which can be interpreted as a person’s home is where their family is and their memories are, not their address. So when Lee says he is fighting for the “children and the kin”, he is still fighting for his homeland, because to him, his home is not Virginia. His home is where the people he loves are. And I admire Shaara for pointing this out, because in my mind, no man would go into war to protect four walls and a fireplace.
Specifically, 1776 the year we gained our independence from Great Britain. He reminds us where we came from and how we as people joined together in the past to defeat a common enemy. Abraham Lincoln reminds us that we came from a king that showed no mercy towards us Americans. President Lincoln takes time to show honor for all of those who fought in battle and got wounded or killed. “The Gettysburg Address” is specifically made up to this point in time in our nation’s gruesome history.
Hector chooses to go to war, even though his wife and son beg him to stay. Next characteristic is that he performs courageous deeds. Hector risked his life to fight in war. "Once again on the battlefield, he was eager for the fight, and better fortune for a time lay before him(Hamilton 194)." Hector leads his army to protect Troy.
Leaders, especially in war, must have the courage to take the first step into battle. You can’t be a good leader and tell another person to take the first step before you do. A good leader must prove themselves to the people they command; if you don’t prove yourself you won’t be trusted nor, will you be respected by the people that you’re supposed to lead. Captain Miller proves himself as a good leader throughout this movie. Throughout the movie you see Captain Miller in the frontlines with the other men, whether it’s storming the beach or sneaking through enemy territory, he isn’t sitting in the back-lines commanding men he is instead there leading by example.
The leader said that if the fighters are hit with steel they will not feel a thing, their blood is hot and fast. Joby is the head of the army when the generals left behind the captain said. The officer told Joby that years and years later when he is gone, Joby should say part honored and part unpretentious how he was a Drummer Boy of Tennessee, the Drummer Boy of Shiloh. When the general leaves Joby stares into the night sky, he now has a purpose. The Civil War left numerous experiences in many young drummer boys.
In the Iliad Achilles was a major factor of the story, but he didn’t participate in much of the war until after a certain point. Achilles’ best friend Patroclus took it upon himself to take Achilles’ armor a motif of a hero. When Patroclus went out to war with Achilles’ armor it boosted the moral of all of Patroclus’ troops and upset the opposing side which led the Achaeans to victory because the Trojans thought it was the ace of the Achaeans. Eventually after that event Patroclus was slain by Hector and Hermes which caused great grief to Achilles since he was basically a brother to him, and caused him take up his weapon and shield to join the front lines of the Trojan War. His shield was a symbol of life as it described every aspect of life and not only war.
Alexander did not focus only in the money he’s dad gave him but he was interested in all the teachings as he said “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander was one of the greatest military leaders that existed. He inherited an army who fought with only one purpose as he said “remember upon the conductor each depends on the fate of all”. He was great discussing and convincing other people what he wanted them to know and to do. Alexander biggest wish was to become the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. He wanted to conquer all Greece and Persia who years back destroyed and burned Athens.
Life is intense and complicated, and no one can predict what will happen to themselves. The only thing that we can do is to just live our lives to the fullest and hope for the best to come out of it. Few things can be done to choose your path, one way is to avoid it completely. In An Episode of War, people can be drafted and picked to go to war but there are not ways to avoid going down that path. When these people get there they will not know exactly what is happening.
I think this book is geared to the privileged, 17-21 year olds mostly males also people in the military. In Sierra Leone a civil war is going on; brutal is word you might describe the war a boy named Ishmael Beah lives his life trying to survive on a journey turned into a boy soldier and fighting the war also fighting with himself. The N.P.R.C, the R.U.F, and the U.N all get involved. Ishmael never gives up while on his journey to wherever he ends up.
“We train today like every other day. But in the next following days, we must train as hard as we ever trained before. As we will fight an army of thousands - the Persian army.” Announced Leonidas king of Sparta. Leonidas is our king, but he is not just like any other king because he is the bravest noble Spartan that has ever lived. As kids, we were trained hard; not just to fool around but to prepare for war.