His choice to go into war was viewed as heroic. Tim O’Brien did not want to face continuous mortification by his fellow neighbors. He was too humiliated to sanction to Canada. (“O’Brien”) Tim O’Brien stated, “I couldn’t tolerate it. I couldn’t endure the mockery, or the disgrace, or the patriotic ridicule.
While deciding, he talks about his fears and also says “I would go to war - I would kill and maybe die - because I was embarrassed not to” (O’Brien 57). The only reason O’Brien decides to go to Vietnam is because he is afraid of the embarrassment and dishonor that comes with fleeing to
Through this scene one can understand that even though these men know what they should and shouldn't do, they are put into an environment that does not allow them to care. O’Brien struggles with his decision to avenge Jorgensen for his botched butt. O’Brien blatantly states that although he wouldn't do or agree with his revenge attempt if he was back home, he does it anyway because of the primitive structure of war-life. This holds true for all of the violent scenes in the story. The fight or flight response led them to Vietnam, not Canada, and that response is carried throughout the
O’Brien repeatedly describes what he thought the man’s life was like, he bases it off himself. He was scared of the war and hoped the similar to the man, but in the end Tim faced his fear and he is ashamed of it. It hit him hard because it was like imagining himself be killed. Killing someone can bring an immense shock, O’Brien wrote, “‘Think it over,’ Kiowa said. Then later he said, ‘Tim, it's a war.
Here, Michael was granted a choice. He had the choice extricate his friends from what would have been, most likely death. Without question Michael knew it was his obligation to rescue his friends, even when he knew the adventure was essentially a suicide mission. The contingency that he would rescue his friends and survive was incredibly tenuous, but to him, the idea of losing his friends was far worse than existing at all without them. " 'he kept saying, "We 've got to find jack" He pushed us along, you meant that much to him '" (Evans 182).
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
So he tried to get to safety as quickly as possible, it was a very desperate attempt. Another example of Tom’s priorities forming into what they should’ve been all along was on page 120. It says how Tom simply crumbled up the paper and shoved it in his pocket, he no longer cared what happened to the paper because while out on that ledge, risking his life. He realized it wasn’t worth it at all and he began to notice what really
Some saw it as his way of escaping his duty to his country while others saw it as a brave gesture for their celebrity to potentially put his life at risk for the sake of their nation. Sinatra even made a strange offer to the FBI, saying that he was fully wiling to do anything necessary for the good of his country, no matter the cost. Even though he couldn’t serve, Sinatra saw how the war affected everyone left at home. He wrote his initial hit, “I’ll Never Smile Again”, as an outlet for the emotions felt in relation to the war. This down-to-earth, raw vocalization of the hurt of those who lost loved ones epitomizes Sinatra’s unique ability to relate to others and reach them through music.
I don’t believe that Rahim’s dying wish is unfair, Amir owes it to Hassan to rescue his son, Sohrab. In the beginning, Amir sees it as unfair, he would be risking his life and everything he gained in America, to rescue a boy he has never meet. “I have a wife in America, a home, a career, and a family. Kabul is a dangerous place, you know that, and you’d have me risk everything for…” (221). Amir believes that what Rahim is asking of him is too much, too much of a risk.
The two main themes from the story are childlike belief and naïveté, as well as destructive (radical) optimism, which are embodied in the characters of the story. Candide embodies both themes because his childlike naivety and belief in Pangloss’ teachings causes him to suffer through many different disasters until he is willing to adopt another philosophy; his inability to construct his own only further illustrates his naivety and inexperience with the world. This ignorance is the root of the dangers behind radical optimism as it prevents informed, logical, and rational thinking about the world. Even after being enlisted in the army that destroys his old home, and apparently rapes and slaughters his love Cunegonde (Candide 4), Candide remains naïve and trusting. Candide’s constant loop of disasters happens only because of his naivety, and the repetition emphasizes that warning that Voltaire is trying to present to his