The reason Sam was executed, stealing his own cattle, was unjustified and unfair. Tim explains, “They were so close the gun muzzles were almost touching Sam’s clothes…. He wasn’t dead yet. He lay there shaking and thrashing about, his knees jerking up and down. They had shot him from so close that his clothes were on fire.
Sam was back home from the war, and he kept giving Tim reminders that there could be some cattle thieves, but Tim didn’t listen; one a group of soldiers stole a couple of cattle and when Sam tried to go stop them, they went to tell the General and he was executed for being a cattle thief. Tim walked in the room where his mother was, and explains where Sam is: “‘They arrested him,’ I said, ‘The ones who stole the cattle beat him up, and then they said he’d stolen the cattle himself and marched him off somewhere. ’”(184). Sam’s death wasn’t what Timmy expected because Sam had no reward for his valor and no glory or freedom. Tim was questioning in himself, “If you have no reward for your valor and don’t get your freedom, after you fight what is the
The majority of people during the American Revolution fought for liberty without realizing the actual cost and brutal reality of war. In the novel My Brother Sam is Dead, the Meeker family consisting of a Father name Life, a Mother named Susannah, a rebellious teen named Sam, and a conflicted teen named Tim, journey through the life of colonists owning a tavern during the Revolutionary War. Sam departs from his family to fight alongside the Patriots going against his Father, a Tory. War brings a lot of terrible things, but some examples are families splitting, clash of generation, and an overall theme of principle vs reality. The soldiers who fought in the war thought they were fighting for liberty, when really they caused havoc and awfulness.
The method used by the British to dispose of Jeremiah Sanford’s body is extremely ruthless, and the psychological message provokes Tim to develop a deep hatred of war. After the news reaches Redding, Betsy Read,
This is prominent when he is faced with a difficult choice: starvation or Helios’ cattle. Eurylochus tells the others, "You've gone through everything; listen to what I say. All deaths are hateful to us, mortal wretches, but famine is the most pitiful, the worst end that a man can come to. Will you fight it? Come, we'll cut out the noblest of these cattle for sacrifice to the gods who own the sky..."
To many people take the toll of war,to many lives have been taken from the toll of war. Families have been ripped apart by the toll of war and the stress that it puts on a family and others that live near it or in it. It has ripped apart famly bonds too. War is a heart smasher in this book My Brother Sam Is Dead.
At Stringy Bark Creek Ned purposely set out with the intention to kill three troopers, who were pursuing them for the theft of horse and cattle. Ned shot the men, as they lay on the ground defenceless, he finished them off with many more shots. Many people believe that Ned Kelly was a hero just because he occasionally stood up to the so called “corrupt” police, however, he was unquestionably the most corrupt out of them all, as there is no excuse for killing
Darry makes Randy leave. Darry explains that Ponyboy is confused about everything that has happened and that the doctor says he needs time to heal”(Pdf 141) This explains that Ponyboy is having a really hard time comprehending the fact that Johnny is dead, and the fact that Johnny is dead and that he killed Bob dead is not going throught Pony head because he refuses to know the truth. Pony knows he did not kill bob is that he just doesn't want to be hurt.” It was Johnny, not me, who had killed Bob ---I knew that too.
Macbeth failed to show devotion to his kingdom when he murdered Lady Macduff and her children. Scar failed to show his devotion to his kingdom when he allowed the resources of the kingdom to become scarce. Macbeth failed to show patience when he visited the witches’ cave, demanding for answers. Scar failed to show patience when yells “Silence!”
Candy’s dog represents life on the ranch when you get to old and have no use, you are inevitably killed off for not being strong enough. Carlson insisting on shooting his dog leaves Candy worried for his own well being because like the dog he is old and frail and soon to be of little use to those around
The Novel My Brother Sam Is Dead by the Collier Brothers is about a boy named Tim during the American Revolution. His brother Sam, a Patriot rebel who joined the militia, walked into the tavern in Redding, Connecticut. Their father, Eliphalet, is a Loyalist who doesn’t like Sam’s actions. They argue and Sam leaves the tavern to fight. It is like Sam and Father are at war against each other.
Some look at Captain Henri as a scapegoat from a failed Confederacy, while others see him as a murderer to inmates in Andersonville (Andersonville). Captain Henri’s cruelty was quickly visible. Captain Henri made sure the food handed out to the prisoners was decreased each day. Wirz had a reputation for his cruelty to prisoners and was also known as a murderer. One soldier testified that Wirz ordered a prisoner into the stocks during a rainstorm.
It is clear that the Mongols committed many ruthless and brutal acts in his life, and he is one who wiped out entire villages and innocent men, women, and children. However, one aspect of their brutality, though, is more prominent than the others: the brutality towards religion and ignorance and manipulation of the human mind. In one primary source, we see that Chinggis Khan marched into a village with 20,000 men and extracted the richest 280 men in the village. He told them that they had sinned, and told them that he was the punishment of god, sent to their village to punish them for their sins. The mongols then started taking money from the rich people, as their punishment for sinning.
Although Sitting Bull obviously felt compelled to punish two men for the good of the whole tribe, soon the tribe begins to look at Sitting Bull with anger and hatred. Later, we see that the tribe has lost much respect for Sitting Bull and a group of boys call him a coward for "hiding under his blanket" during the Battle of Little Bighorn (George & Simoneau, 2007). The filmmakers also made it clear for the viewers with the message: "Every man a chief," to show us that there is no longer a respectable leader to follow and that everyone now must make their own decisions. The filmmakers clearly wanted to point out the tension that divided the Sioux and show that although Sitting Bull is still seen as an emblem of Native American resistance today, members of his own
Imperfect America experiences constant reminders that, “Heaven has not and will not arrive on Earth” (The Loss of Innocence). This concept carries over to the tragedy that war has become. In Fallen Angels, Meyers uses a specific prayer to connect the audience to the great sorrow brought by, “warrior soldiers” (Myers 44). Through the words of Lieutenant Carroll and Monaco, the audience realizes that the soldiers mourn the loss of their peer; however they lament the loss of their childlike innocence. Both prayers, by the lieutenant and an average soldier, signify and prove that any given amount of wartime causes an individual to lose innocence.