In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim decides to be neutral, at the end of the novel, due to the ironic death of his best friend Jerry, his father Life, and his brother Sam. Jerry was Tim’s best friend for life, they went fishing together, church, and piled wood together. Jerry was captured and put on a prison ship, while he was on the prison ship he caught a disease; they then dumped his body in the water without telling his mother. The granddaughter of Cornel Read’s, Betsy Read walks in the tavern confirms: “‘...They put him on a prison ship and he got
War can tear apart families, and cause pain and suffering. In the book My Brother Sam is Dead, the main character, Tim Meeker, has to weigh these factors and choose what side he is on. Throughout the book, he is indecisive, and constantly debates which side he should choose. By the end of the book, Tim decides to become neutral after seeing and experiencing the deaths of Ned, Life Meeker, and Sam Meeker. Ned was a slave owned by a man named Samuel Smith.
In both works, the soldiers set aside their morals to overcome the horrors of war such as killing a man. This challenges their emotional endurance and has negative consequences on their mental disposition. Paul Bäumer, the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, is put in a situation where he must suspend his ethics otherwise his supposed enemy, Gérard Duval, will murder him. This is the first time Paul has killed with his own hands, and “every gasp [of the enemy] lays [Paul’s] heart bare” (Remarque 221). He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221).
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.
On the contrary, the first difference between the novels are details of their life story. In My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim is living a life that his brother has gone AWL and now being hunted down by General Puttman for his brothers life as an example for being
I believe that Nat Turner’s rebellion as a whole, collective act was justified in every sense of the word, however there were moments where the violence was cruel, even atrocious. There are aspects of Nat Turner’s rebellion that are atrocious because they are cruel. For example, Nat Turner recalls an moment of the rebellion where “Mrs. Williams fled… but was… overtaken [by members of the rebellion] … who brought her back, and after showing her the mangled body of her lifeless husband, … was told to get down and lay by his side, where she was shot dead” (Turner 148). The purpose of the rebellion was to rebel against the people who enslaved them with the use of violence.
In the movie ordinary people a family of three (previously four) experience a great deal of grief while dealing with the death of a family member Buck. Buck is Conrad's older brother and Beth's and Calvin's oldest son and through the movie one can see how bucks death affects everyone in their own little way. Through the movie one experiences the family's unhealthy communication. Some scenes depict silence or violence and in this essay both forms of inappropriate conversation will be addressed with its proper form of management. When Conrad was with his brother while the accident was happening Buck dies, and Conrad survives.
United States Army General George S Patton famously said: “It is better to fight for something than live for nothing”. Fighting for ones ideals is a righteous and a dangerous game played by many around the world. Usually fighting for ones ideals or what one thinks is right is regarded as heroic and something to be aspired to. However, in many cases the longer and harder one fights for their principles the more they can become misguided and lose sight of their goals or their values. This is clearly seen in the article Mission Gone Wrong by Mattathias Schwartz, in this article Schwartz paints a picture of the United States’ War on Drugs asking the critical question: why are we still fighting this war?
Death is something that occurs often in a war due to the violence and dangerous areas. Everyone takes on the thought of someone dying in different ways, whether they maintained a close relationship with the person or not guilt could become an instant reaction of the persons' death because of a feeling of maybe being responsible for the death that occurred. The thought of maybe being responsible for one of the soldiers that you have spent day night serving with could leave an enormous amount of guilt in one person. When witnessing a death or anything traumatic it is easy to blame someone else or even yourself for the tragic accident. Multiple characters in the book The Things They Carried demonstrated the guilt and responsibility of another
[…] The “noble” intentions [They have] may bear little relation to the actual purposes or accomplishments of [War]” (Reed 12). Reed reiterates the idea that all who join the war are childish is due to the fact that they have an altered, romanticized vision of war. They are filled with a sense of nationalism that society builds up overtime and causes them to become pawns for the those who create the conflict. Connecting back to what negative effects war can have, Slaughterhouse Five indulges in the idea that the fact that wars occur creates the illusion that war is glorious in some way, inciting more war and more people unintentionally promoting
As I have stated already, the main reasons were that they [Klu-Klux-Klan] were killing and brutally murdering black politicians, or even, any random citizen who was either for the “Reconstruction” . The other reason I stated was that they brought to many problems to themselves, that the “Northern Neglect” did not feel like they should be responsible for that. Tens of thousands people who live here all blame the ‘Northern Neglect” for this cause that was once beautiful. If only they would hear my argument on why I believe in what we did to them was very horrible,we were killers. They are just holding a deaf ear, but we can come to conclusion that it was our fault for this act that was once supposed to be a way to make America a land of opportunities, but instead turned it to a land of
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
His goal was to arm slaves in the area and cause a slave uprising. The raid got everyone killed including John Brown himself. He was hanged on December 2nd, 1859 for treason. Reactions on the raid differed between the north and the south. The north called him a martyr; a person killed because of their beliefs.
He claims that Prince Jones’ life is a vessel, carrying every component that made his life meaningful. Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black
We will be attacked by the crushing force of Britain’s army and will be hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned. They will ravage our towns and take people out of their homes with no remorse. And when we go to war with what little army we have, many good men will die. And if we stay loyal there are benefits that Britain can provide. They can give us protection against other countries.