Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
War is negative because of the injustice of Life, Jerry, and Sam’s death, all of which convince Tim to become neutral. First Life’s death causes Tim’s neutrality. For instance, Tim discovers that his father is taken by the cowboys on their way
War is one of the most controversial and fascinating aspects of human life, which includes sacrifice, argument, and worst of all human death. The argument of war is whether or not the sacrifice of human life is necessary or not. The authors of My Brother Sam Is Dead are totally against war; they are neutral and they give Tim the same idea as them in the novel. They even show the irony and cruelty of war in the book by the punishing and ironic deaths of Ned, Sam, and Life. This novel is based in Redding, Conneticut during the time of the Revolutionary War.
With these causes, war is chosen more than peace, and often found as a noble and justified thing to do; however, it can be concluded that war cannot be justified and is not a noble deed. War especially cannot be justified if the option of peace is never explored nor ever acted upon. Although war is not a noble deed, in the time period for the warrior societies in Beowulf, war often lost its nobility because of the wreaking of havoc when a nation suffers a lost and the breaking of pacts and peace agreements, due to a nation’s being in weak state, especially after the loss of a leader. War is a force to be reckoned with and a force that in Beowulf prevailed over all other options of negotiation between clans of
In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author utilizes juxtaposition and situational irony to demonstrate the negative impacts of war on a soldiers’ relationships, more specifically how being a young soldier isolates one from their family and pre-war life. Erich Remarque uses situational irony to indicate that the Great War influences the soldiers’ connections to their families, by secluding themselves from their parents and siblings. Near the end of Paul’s leave of absence, he felt isolated and full of regret, “I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless-I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle.
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.”Sam.There’ll be no more talk on this tonight.”(c.c 8)Father displays his anger towards Sam in this “fight”with him.Father is outraged at Sam because Sam is talking back at Father for talking about the rebels and the war. “Why does he always have to get in a fight with me?”(c.c 15)Sam thinks Father is picking on Sam to much because of the war and him going out playing “soldier boy” and not doing any work.Tim also thinks that Sam is lucky getting all of the glory from going to war and telling points.
On the bottom of page 262 between lines 212 and 214, Creon says, “For anyone who acts against the state, its enemy, I’d never make my friend.” Because of Creon’s ignorance he was judging Polyneices based on the fact he went to war against him and not on who he is. It developes Creon as a tragic hero because his son dies because he would not let him marry the woman who tried to bury her brother that waged war against him. Another example for ignorance is on between lines 1406 and 1407 when creon says to himself, “mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” Ultimately, Creons ignorance ended up being the reason for his sons death. Creons ignorance brought pain upon him when he wasn’t planning on it and it helped him realize how ignorant he was. Ignorance isn’t something you’d want to be, being ignorant can sometimes be confused with being
The Misguided Prayer War is a dreadful act, the loss of countless lives of ones who wish to bring honor to their name and country; yet, dying in the name of your country is viewed as a noble act. A victory in the game of war is not easily achieved. In order for one to win, one must lose something in return- for some it's their loved ones, for others it's their sense of morality. In Mark Twain’s satire, The War Prayer, Twain goes into detail about the cost of victory and uncovers the immorality hidden within people’s prayers. Throughout this satire, Mark Twain uses irony and ridicule to shed light on what war really is and how victory is obtained.
However, in the first story, “Enemies,” the complete lack of an attempt by Jensen and Strunk to resolve their conflict using peaceful and healthy conversation, or even going to a superior, demonstrates that normal social contracts have begun to break down. Instead they get into a fist fight over it, and Jensen breaks Strunk’s nose. It is obvious that O’Brien is showing us how the desperation of war dismantles social codes and norms. Jensen’s assumption that Strunk will try to enact a sort of eye-for-an-eye revenge, is a complete breakdown of most social codes. It drives him utterly insane and causes him to break his own nose in front of Strunk to try to make things “even.” Unbenounced to Jensen, Strunk just assumes that
Macbeth has a nihilistic ideology, which is his downfall, and Shakespeare states that people should not live their lives with the ideology of Macbeth. After Lady Macbeth kills herself, Macbeth’s nihilistic mindset is revealed when he goes into a monologue stating that life is pointless and “signif[ies] nothing” (V, v, 30). Macbeth is so torn by the death of his wife that he sees life as pointless and fruitless. He believes that our actions and accomplishments are insignificant, and if death is inevitable, life must have no meaning. This is the basic concept of nihilism, in which life is considered to be meaningless.
Then the clash of generations like adults and teens students and adults then children and parents.like adults and sam how the adults want to stay there in peaceIn My Brother Sam Is Dead although both sides of war are shown author 's collier and collier ultimately argue that war is unfair and hard.Like In the war it affected families and tore them apart.they also clash with generations like with adults and tennagers.then principals vs reallity principals as in sam fighting for freedom and reallity like all the horrible deaths.this is the kind of stuff that hapened in My Brother Sam Is Dead whille the revoloutionary war. In My Brother Sam Is Dead there is a lot of conflict in families during the war which leads into divided families.In the book
Father doesn 't like the war that is going on, he says that is it nonsense. Mother isn 't a big fan either, because she knows that the Patriots are going to lose to the british because the British have the strongest army in the world, she thinks that the patriots are putting their life in danger for nothing. Sam on the other hand thinks otherwise he thinks that it is worth dying to be free, he thinks that they will win the war and no longer be owned by england. In My Brother Sam is Dead, although both sides of shown author 's, Collier and Collier ultimately argue that war is not relevant. One way the authors argue for/against war is there is a division in the Meeker family.