The Reality of War War will divide and kill members of a family, as a result of their difference in opinions. In My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James and Christopher Collier, Tim is a victim of this devastating fate. Tim’s father, Life, is loyal to the king because he is scared of losing his family and business. Sam opposes Life because he is a stubborn Patriot, yearning for freedom from the king and his taxes; Sam also yearns for the freedom to speak his opinion, choose his religion, and assemble when he wishes. Tim is in between their fighting confounded on which side to choose, which leads to his final decision.
Not only did Chris have to live through this abuse, but he had to live with this false guilt that he was the reason for this abuse. Clearly, the McCandless home did not possess very nurturing or supportive qualities, but rather proved to be quite dangerous. Many people who face situations similar to this may fear escaping. However, Chris, obtaining many hero-like characteristics, removed himself from this
But I would not say he devalues his family he just has a harder time talking to them due to the war, so his mind is trapped on war still. Thus, making his family his out-group. Another one would be the war between them and the middle eastern people, they would be an example of an outgroup in a negative way, making the movie has two types of out groups. The Navy, his family,
His brother, Eric Cauldhame and his father, Angus Cauldhame have experienced various traumatic events that has led to their instability as well. Firstly, I will explore the past events experienced by Frank Cauldhame that has led to his current mentality. The Frank that we are introduced in the novel is apathetic and cares little for the life of others. He has a strong sense of masculinity and despises women. Frank believes that the women are a weaker sex and always needs to be protected by the strong and dominant male.
The pueblo’s chief wouldn’t let John participate in their traditions, he says “‘But they wouldn 't let me. They disliked me for my complexion. It 's always been like that. Always.’ Tears stood in the young man 's eyes; he was ashamed and turned away” (Huxley 117). John desperately wants to fit in and feel included, but his appearance and roots won’t let him make part of the community.
Conrad carried his guilt around because he knew it made his mother upset. This was a huge obstacle in Conrad’s life. Therefore, Beth had a major impact on Conrad and Calvin, however, it may have been cold and heartless. Over all, Guest abstained from putting Beth’s point of view in the novel, Ordinary People for many reasons. The most prevalent one was to show how hard of a time Beth had with her feelings.
Frank finds that it was hard for him to be an American even though he had served for the country as a soldier when others do not consider him as the citizen itself. He feels that his contribution and his friends ' death in Korea have no meaning to some people who always judge people based on their skin colour. This is what made him to feel disappointed. In 'Home ', Toni Morrison shows how the mentality of some people had made some other people to suffer and to be treated unequally. It is ironic since the people who had this mentality thought that they were superior than the others, but without them realised, they were the ones who put themselves as the lowest people in the hierarchy of humanity and justice.
Lt. Cross’s other character shortcoming is his emotional and personal inability to lead the Alpha Company. Cross zealously guards a picture of a girl named Martha, who is not even his girlfriend, to continue with his strong linkage to love as well as his livelihood. However, he fails to remember the connection between love and war in the plot. He depends upon his love for Martha as a huge escape from the reality of war. Unable to handle the combination of being in love as well as being in the war at the same time, his love for Martha arrays itself in his mind as fiction.
He has seen the impact war has and how it can change men in terrible ways, so Life doesn’t believe that the men fighting understand the outcome. When Life died, Tim understood that even though you’re loyal, it is not valued and won’t protect you. Life had been loyal to the King during the revolution, and yet it was the King’s troops who put him on a prison ship. The fact that Life died on a British ship showed Tim that loyalty is something both sides ask for, but it doesn’t always matter. The British disregarded Life’s devotion and kept him until his death, making Tim question his decision to be a Loyalist.
Tyrion didn’t take into consideration the impact of his words on other people, and because of it, he ridiculed, criticized, and insulted the people who are ultimately decided whether or not he will live. He reacted to a bad situation by ultimately making things worse, and this kind of communication without taking ethical considerations can result in other people forming a negative Gestalt about him, which gives him less chance of being able to salvage relationships. However, it seems that sadness may be playing a minor role in his actions as well. He explains he’s always been on trial because he is a dwarf. Being an outgrouper for his whole life caused him to suppress emotions for such a long period of time that he became chronically hostile, which might have led to such an unethical outburst.