A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo shows the hard work and difficult tasks the men had to go through to prove themselves and protect their country. The war will change the men’s attitudes and the way they do everything. Men made sacrifices in the Vietnam War most people would never make in a lifetime, they will not just sacrifice but push themselves physically harder than most any other men. The men will also emotionally change from constantly watching other men die, or killing other men. The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault.
When your playing football and getting into the game, the thought of life threatening injuries never truly cross the mind, but maybe they should. When you play the game of football there are many possibilities of things happening from making and interception to a scoring game winner. Many people don’t know that another possibility is a concussion or a broken bone, or even a life threatening injuries all because of the game of football! Many teen and kids life can be cut short of even ended because of the thrusting injuries in football! High school like Mckeel Academy of Technology should not have a football team because football is factor of hurting teens and kids badly!
The last straw occurred when our goalie attempted to block another close goal by our opponents, but got him a sprained ankle in return. Unfortunately, officials determined he had to sit out for the rest of the game. His role in the game was crucial to our win. And with a wave, our goalie left us to perish with 10 minutes left; also, our opponents started with the ball to resume the game. Helpless and battered, exposed to a missile barrage of exhaustion, none of us could take this agony anymore.
They had “heard plenty of” young boys flaunting their choice but they were empty threats. After Finny fell out of the tree during his time in the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session he would never be able to go to war, no matter how badly he wanted to: “‘I’ve been writing to the Army and the Navy and the Marines and the Canadians and everybody else all winter… They all gave me the same answer after they saw the medical report on me. The answer was no soap. We can’t use you. I also wrote the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marine, I wrote to General de Gaulle personally, I also wrote Chiang Kai- shek, and I was about ready to write somebody in Russia’” (103).
‘ I'm here to make sure that my son never causes problems again.’ He turned and glared at Cole” (40). Mr. Matthews doesn’t even care about Cole; all he wants is to get out of this mess. Mr. Matthews doesn’t care about anyone except himself and the anger that controls him now will control him forever because he doesn’t care to change and mostly doesn’t want
As far as Fenwick’s concerned, Foster is blamed for his failure in career because Foster, somehow, has always surpassed him in every work. Even Foster’s character: “He could not bear to be disliked; he hated that anyone should think ill of him; he wanted everyone to be his friend” (241) utterly contradicts to that of Fenwick: “He did not want friends; he certainly did not care that people should like him” (241). And why did he ask Foster for a walk and show him his tarn on the hill? Wasn’t he having “some further design in this” (243)? There is no evidence that the murder of Foster has been arranged in advance, but perhaps the severe hatred and envy have developed so deeply within Fenwick’s mind that in a moment he decided to push his friend into the cold water of the tarn which is, in his perception, his real partner.
My father and grandfather were the only ones in his family that enjoyed watching football. My grandmother was a large critic of the game and loathed football in its entirety. My father would go out and have a big lunch with my grandfather every weekend to watch football without having to about my grandmother turning it off. My mother’s love for football did not begin until high school. She was a cheer leader in high school and would cheer for her team every Friday.
Given his circumstances, he realized that “he was no longer a shepherd, and he had nothing, not even money to return and start everything over” (Coelho, 39). Santiago was so ashamed that he “wanted to cry” (Coelho, 39). However, he did not give up hope. He remarkably responds to this spiritual test by looking to the old man who had taught him to look to Urim and Thummim when he had trouble coming to a decision. After collecting himself, Santiago successfully passes his first psychological challenge realizing that “he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief, or as an adventurer in quest of his treasure” (Coelho, 42).
Before he vanishes from the text, he has given up making any impact on the world or lives around him: “Decisions are never really made—at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all-round assholery. […] It does annoy him that he can be so divided, so perfectly unable to come down on one side or another” (GR 802). Since he does not support any side, Slothrop is described as one of “the glozing neuters of the world” (GR 802). Historically, for Puritans neuters are people “that halt betweene two opinions […] the Lord abhorres such lukewarme tame fooles” (Hooker qtd. in Miller 58), and whose “‘[d]eadness of heart’ was the most insupportable curse” (Miller 58).
Not only was he really sick and could not go that night, but his sister and parents were reported missing and said they has died the one night he did not go. After a month of searching for them, praying day and night, hoping for them to return, nothing seemed to help. After months he gave up on demanding to get his family back together. Nothing was helping acquire his family back as a whole.