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
“A promise: Don’t you leave him, Samwise Gamgee.” (LOTR, 2001) Sam is determined to keep his promise. He was so determined to keep his promise that he left the Shire even though he didn’t want to. Also he swims after Frodo even though he can’t swim. He could have turned around a went home and let Frodo go alone but he didn’t. Sam could have also just kept shouting at Frodo and not try to swim out to him but he didn’t.
He knew how to feed Gabe and take care of him. The only reason Jonas was still alive was because of Gabe and his community. If he would have chosen to give up, than he would have done everybody wrong. . All the memories that he had been exposed in the last year would have proceeded to stay trapped outside and the community would have never had to face the consequences of their doing.
Too smart, too compassionate, too everything. It couldn’t happen.” Tim thought that him being drafted into the war was a big mistake and that “he was no soldier.” During July, Tim started thinking about running away to Canada. He says “Both my conscience and instincts were telling me to make a break for it, just take off and run like hell and never stop. I feared the war, yes, but I also feared exile. I was afraid of walking away from my own life.
Huck Finn is still relevant today in the fact that it has a very important life lesson that everyone should know. On his adventure Huck learned not to follow the rest of society and to do what he thought was right. When Huck decided not to turn Jim in he was so torn about what to do. Of course the answer is obvious for most of us that no he should not turn Jim in however, Huck was raised in a society that pressured him to thinking that he should turn him in. Even while having been raised in this type of racist environment Huck realized he didn’t care what the “sivilized” people thought and he wanted to help Jim.
They did this because they felt that their dad’s were a burden on their shoulders as if they were slowing them down and the kids could survive without them. Elie once had these feelings about his dad when in the book he said that he thought his dad was dead, but Elie instantly regretted these thoughts because he had to protect his dad. Elie thought that if his dad died, he would no longer have a reason to live. Elie felt very strong about his dad because he was always protecting him and not letting him die, in one situation he would not let the other Jews throw him out of the cattle cart when they were on their way to Gleiwitz. But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father.
Once in a while people try to help and risk their lives for the happiness of others. Just like in the novel The Bomb by Theodore Taylor. The main character is Sorry Rinamu , a sixteen year old boy who lives on Bikini Atoll during world war two. Sorry is trying to do everything he can to save his island from the Americans who are going to test nuclear weapons on it. Sorry did everything he could to try to save his island which was trying to get the soldiers attention.
The novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien uses many effective rhetorical strategies throughout. In the chapter On the Rainy River, Tim O’Brien tells the audience a story he has never told anybody. Not even his parents, siblings or wife. He narrates the events and emotions that he experienced after receiving a war draft notice during the summer of 1968. O’Brien is ashamed about how he dealt with the notice and he feels as though he is “too good” to go to war.
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."
On the other hand Billy never kept the same positive attitude that the other man did, instead he always wanted death, he would leave his group, he would ask them to leave him alone so he could die. Billy knew death was upon him, he was terrified of it, but he knew it was coming. Both men are absolutely scared of war and the outcomes of it but both deal with in very different ways. No matter what situation someone partakes in war, fear always is around, and people always expect the worst,because during war the worst does happen. Men and women go through the what ifs in their brains, just wanting to return home safely.
when a nation was justified in using military force to achieve its ends... and that in such circumstances [he] would’ve willingly marched off to the battle.” (O’Brien, 44) but clarifies that this is not the war Tim would willingly sacrifice everything for, “At the very center, was the raw fact of terror. I did not want to die. Not ever. But certainly not in the wrong war.” (O’Brien 44) At the root of all his worries is the very fact that the fear of partaking in a war was very evident in Tim and was a driving force in the decision to flee to Canada. His fear came in forms of uncertainty towards taking another humans life, and later stated as “...walking away from my own life, my friends, and my family, my whole history, everything that mattered to me.” (O’Brien 44-45) More than anything, O’Brien was afraid of rejection from everything that was familiar to him.
Eventually, he thinks of himself as a coward, and he reveals that he “couldn’t endure the mockery, or the disgrace or the patriotic ridicule…[he] couldn’t make [himself] be brave...Embarrassment, that’s all it was” (O’Brien 57). O’Brien feels the shame engulf him and this leads him to submit and go to war. Although O’Brien does not have any incentive to go to war at first, it is the shame that ultimately motivates him to face his fears and head to Vietnam with other soldiers. Without feeling the embarrassment himself, O’Brien would not be anywhere near as motivated to go to war as he is in the book. Society’s influence on him causes him to not only feel ashamed, but to also submit to one of the most dangerous things one can experience: war.
He went further to say that they had so much trust for him that they looked up to him as a father and that he would ruin his relationship with them all for trade. Perrot in return suggested and pledged that if the “Dakota refused to obey him and “came in war against them,” Perrot pledged, he would declare them an enemy” (228). But even if Perrot did try to forge peace with these groups he knew that even if he were to make peace happen with the Dakota it would be hard to do so for him because he did not have the requirements to do
Furthermore, these Rangers hoped for missions and war, but nothing qualified for war, as they yearned for battle. During this scene in the book, I fully understood the fact that the Rangers were different from the Deltas. However, I completely disagree with the fact that coming out of high school and having a positive attitude, without having a real battle combat experience, is a great idea to pursue them and place them in war. Their emotions during a real battle could affect their performance, it happens to every soldier to feel fear, because the result is between life and death. On the other hand, this scene caused me confusion is the actions of the Rangers, that seems incompetent during a battle.
Ron Horn stationed Maryland, band player and soldier during the years 67-71 of the Vietnam war. Knew a lot about what was going on in the war. Now a owner of the Reading Pretzel City Sports Right after graduating in June Mr.Horn found out he had a number. Mr.Horn wasn 't drafted, but he was gonna be, they were taking up to 180 while he was 112. So then in September he went in.