Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
Then later he said, ‘Tim, it's a war. The guy wasn't Heidi—he had a weapon, right? It's a tough thing, for sure, but you got to cut out that staring”(O’Brien 120). Just though the imagery that we receive from O’Brien we can see that Tim was very ashamed of his actions and the silence that overtook him. Tim feels really guilty and ashamed for killing that man and we see that through O’Brien’s
None of the good, if there were any. The idea of war was only ideal to the young boys, and that changed throughout the course of the book. The war is frowned upon by some people, Irene Hunt, as an example. First, the letters that the boys in the war wrote were never positive. They always mentioned the awful things about the war, “Things was awful bad with so many kilt and others froze.” (Hunt, 51) Some acted as if they were forced into the war.
Cross is an awful leader because he is to in love with Martha, which makes him unable to do his duties properly. The emotional burden he feels after the death of his good friend Lavender makes him drop of out of the military and return home. The theme of the story revolves around shame and guilt. Towards the end of the essay, Lt. Cross burns all of Martha’s letters in order to make it seem like he will forgot about Martha. Unfortunately, it is to late to correct the decisions he should have made a long time ago.
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered. The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty.
Lee favored offensive Napoleonic warfare tactics as opposed to defensive strategies. He also despised the use of paid spies. There were advantages and disadvantages to his loose commanding style. This style was good because it showed his trust in his men to execute their orders without him needing to overwhelm them by micromanaging. The downside of this commanding style was that his complete trust in his men would often result in disappointment and Lee being left blind in enemy territory for days.
The academic struggles that had once haunted him years ago returned. He was enraged that his grades remained lackluster despite his vigorous study habits. With his indifference towards mathematics, Patton put emphasis on military subjects, sports, and his own self-discipline (Sweeny 65). Patton was a young man with tremendous pride so he let his failures hurt his confidence. With his failures
The Civil War was a brutal time in American history, pinning neighbor against neighbor. Many families were broken up and soldiers often the went wandering into battle aimlessly. Frustrated by this war, an American author, Stephen Crane shows his distaste for this war by his ironic works: the poem “War is kind” and the short story “The Mystery of Heroism” by bringing the loss of family and pointless deaths to advocate against the war. Throughout “War is Kind” a mockery of how the barbarity of war affect spouses, children and parents of the soldiers lost. It specifically focuses on the families orientated around the soldiers in battle and how their deaths have came to be.
Everyone is going to reach a "fork in the road" at one point in their lives. They might not know what to do and just choose the path that is better looking. But there is more than just choosing a path without looking at all the different details and the possible outcomes. "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, published in 1916, is a perfect example on choosing a path and what most people should put into account. It is a poem about a man who has reached a split in the road and has to make a choice on which way to go.