“[Murray] knew [his] father was looking at [him] but [he] refused to look up” Murray was brave but also cowardly in his own way. He was brave enough to go against his father’s wishes, but he didn’t want to kill his own dog for the greater good. So Palmer states that the characters were as cowardly as they were brave many time in ‘Break of Day’. Palmer clearly shows that family secrets, death and bravery are common and repeated themes in ‘Break of Day’. The author shows that all the families are sure to have secrets no matter how major or minor they are, death was repeated and how the characters were barely effected by it and that each individual person in the book was brave in their own way and in their own time.
This is also shown in the movie Rambo by Ted Kotcheff and how he respects while fighting, then was treated with relentless discrimination when he returned home from the war. At the beginning of the song 21 Guns, the man has come back from war and has been shown betrayal and was not in the right head space. I personally think war can be really bad for the soldiers, both mentally and physically when they get back. In the start of the music video there is a man holding a bullet. When Green Day made this song they wanted us to think that when he was holding that bullet he was reminding himself of all the bad things that happened, all the betrayal he had
As Bheid puts it, "In their hearts, mean really want to be just and kindly, but other things get in the way." (page 186) In All Quiet on the Western Front, however, Paul has to do just the opposite. Paul, originally a high school graduate, now had to numb himself to the death and violence of the front. He put it as "Men who have been up as often as we have become thick skinned. Only the young recruits are agitated."
He wanted nothing but peace. In conclusion, Lincoln had a hate for this war like no other. He truly cared and loved the country and wanted nothing more than for the country to be once again united as one. He wanted this war to end very quickly so we could just move on and forget it happened, although this would be difficult. But being the optimistic man that Lincoln was, he never lost his hope and never lost his faith that God would let whatever was meant to happen,
One of the things that is always at the forefront of Cross 's mind is his unrequited love for Martha. With his love fro Martha come along fantasies, which take his mind off of the war and what 's going on around him. He thinks that because of his love for Martha, it distracted him just long enough for something serious to happen. After Lavender 's death, he tries to recollect his mind by promising himself that he would stop thinking about Martha by burning her letters and pictures that he owns. By doing this he takes the blame for the death of one of his brothers.
The soldiers fear that the people close to them and around them will discover their weaknesses. Tim O’Brien had just graduated from Macalester College when he was drafted into the war. He describes himself as “politically naive” but, he believed that the war was wrong. In the book he states “I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything.
It was the difference between life and death.” Quote- “I felt that life would never be the same, not for me-- not for any of us...” Reaction- The first quote stood out to me because even though they were inches away from death, they were cracking jokes. The men seemed to be trying to stay positive, this showed their bravery and courage they had to have at the time. The second quote stood out because it shows how fragile life was/is for soldiers. The men risked their own lives out there to save so
In “Ambush” O’Brien conveys his everlasting guilt by stating “I did not hate the young man; I did not see him as the enemy; I did not ponder issues of morality or politics or military duty.” O’Brien also says “It was not a matter of live or die. There was no real peril. Almost certainly the young man would have passed by. And it will always be that way.” This quote is also showing O 'Brien 's intentions about not wanting to be in the war. Even though it was a soldier O 'Brien killed, he will always think of the man as being a regular man.
He knows the things his father is doing are illegal and that he should stop. However, his father is a strong figure in his life and has always taught him that he does these bad things because people do bad things to him. He has to decide whether staying is worth the emotional distress knowing he could stop these situations. Towards the beginning of the story Sarty was more attached to his father, but it is after he hits him that he starts to draw away. His father, Abner, says “You’re getting to be a man.
He was always willing to run out into heavy fire to save an injured military personnel or innocent civilian. He said about war, “My regrets are about the people I couldn’t save Marines, soldiers, my buddies. I still feel their loss. I still ache for my failure to protect them.”To have that be what you regret about war, not the killing shows that you are a person who loves his country 's people just as much as he loves anything else and is willing to sacrifice everything for them. I would love to be that kind of person and believe that it is a good type of person to
In “fighting for the wrong war”, O’Brien becomes a coward, and only in fighting for the right wars will he find his courage. In saying so, the war O’Brien desires to fight is not one of bloodshed and distraught, but that of reason, just, and knowledge. He “detested [others] blind, thoughtless, automatic acquiescence,” and held every individual at war responsible to God. “Politically naive,” but educated of the fundamentals of a war simply to stop Communist, O’Brien held the strong belief that fighting for a war that was undesired and not understood was intolerable. Although he survived the war, “It [was] not a happy ending,” as in the act of going to war, O’Brien depleted what “finited quantities” of courage he possessed.
“That 's all my old man talks about, nothing else. How he can 't wait to see my goddamn medals.” (O’Brien 33). This quote is a key example of this because the father believed that going to war was all about getting medals, but Norman Bowker was totally against the thought. This may not be a positive or negative effect but it really is a change of thought from being in the war. A man’s whole life could be changed from war, and especially in the way they would think from day
Why is Chris McCandless is noble, or brave? He is like this way because he is going to go against the status quote. He is doing actions that people would not normally do in today 's society. People today would not think of doing the sort of things that McCandless did, and ended up losing his life over it. He did things that we would consider slightly insane; mad, but he adhere to a doctrine of no safety and constant adventure, or he went, “Into the wild.” ” Instead of being distraught over this turn of events, moreover, McCandless was exhilarated.
It’s the same as me saying I didn’t mean to harm a baby by dropping it on its head, but it happened regardless and I would have to face the consequences. Right after that Paxton declares he was always out to help people, not to frigging hurt them. Perhaps he was bitter that he was always helping people, and nobody would ever help him in return. Clearly Paxton had a lack of supportive entourage, and therefore he wanted to get their attention somehow. It is very possible that he had always been a good guy, but changed his ways because he never got the same treatment in return.
In conclusion, Ed Boone loved his son so much that words could not describe it. He didn’t mean to upset Christopher he was just trying to protect him, and to him if it meant lying to his son he took the chance cause one thing I learned about Ed Boone is that he would do anything for his son and everything that happened was because he was scared of losing Christopher and in the end he almost did. However he couldn 't let that happen, Ed was not going to let go years of becoming familiar with and taking care of Christopher and has started restoring his relationship with his