The quote shows how death is a main part of the sniper’s job because he is part of war. The quote shows how simply death could come in war, and how this text presents it in a quite brutal way. In “War Is Kind” the soldiers were extremely proud of killing, and were training to kill easier, “Make plain to them the excellence of killing” (22). This quote shows that the result of everything they were doing, and pretty much the result of war itself was death. The quote shows how death as I said for the other literary piece was a very subjective thing, no feeling attached.
Although it did seem slightly harsh and kindly twisted that not only did Telemachus and the Herdsmen to hang them all with the same rope. But to slso make them clean the blood from the massacre before hand. I must say that the only death that seemed unjust, only in form, is that of servant, Melanthius. The death was brutal and way to severe in my opinio. Although he had a lack of loyalty, the bizzare mutilation of his body seemed to carry the “eye for an eye” standard a bit to
The central theme of Full Metal Jacket is that war is dehumanizing. There are other themes present, but this was the most obvious to see as the main theme. A part of reaching the central theme is that regular boys are carved into soldiers through the total institution that is the US Marine Corps. This institution was able to make a kind person like Pyle turn into a savage who murdered his sergeant in cold blood. All of the other men in the bootcamp became the same person, just multiplied, with equal ideals and actions.
At the time, the colored community was still discriminated against and separated from the white community. The colored community begins to stand up against the white community because of the unjust laws against them, and white community becomes displeased with the situation. The speaker proclaims, “ O let us nobly die ( Source B ).” By saying “nobly die”, the speaker is admitting that he knows they will die. He fully understands the circumstance and how what they are doing will effect them. When the speaker states, “ O let us”, he is welcoming the presence of death and whatever comes their way into the situation.
Sides’ account frames Carson mercifully. Without a doubt Sides acknowledges that Carson committed brutal acts, but ultimately Blood and Thunder presents Carson as a man of strong character and value, a man who followed orders diligently. On the other hand Denetdale’s framing of Carson highlights the atrocities and violations of humanity that he committed, making him the face of mass displacement and enormous pain and suffering on the part of the Navajo and the Mescalero Apache who were also interned at Bosque Redondo.
There is no such system for a soldier. In war, killing, something generally agreed to be wrong, is deemed as morally upright as long as its an enemy. Nonetheless, this does not mean the soldiers live without a code of ethics. For example: Jimmy Cross demonstrates guilt for his fellow soldier’s death and a commitment to becoming a better leader (O’Brien, 5). It’s just that the duty of a soldier is filled with immoral actions.
Similes like “ Bitter as the cud” and “ Obscene as cancer” show how haunting a real experience of death can be,one of the many sacrifices of fighting in a war. Nearer to the end of the poem it becomes apparent that he is frustrated that the media has put a glorified and glossy coating over war, unaware of the discordant reality that he and many other soldiers have been forced to live out in their
In “The Song of the Mud,” Borden describes the major role mud plays in war and reveals the huge impact it has as it covers the soldier, corpses, clogs the machinery, and restricts the soldiers from their value.“of vile, incurable sores and innocent tongues,” "a devil's sick of sin,” the blood coming from “bitter as the cud,” and “obscene as cancer” are all examples of imagery that help readers perceive the agony of war and fully express the repugnancy to war. Moreover, Mary specifically uses evocative words such as “invincible,” “inexhaustible,” “intrusive” and “impertinent” to illustrate the dreadful state of the fighters due to the mud and to generate a powerful tone. Similarly, Owen used words such as “guttering” and “froth-corrupted” to create that same tone as he described the gas attack he experienced and the resentment he has of war in this last stanza. On top of that, both poems contain irony to signify the opposite of what is said, set an ironic tone and to bring forth the authors’ aversion to war indirectly. For example,“The Song of the Mud” contains the line “covers the hills like satin” which is pleasing and makes you feel at ease which contradicts the fact that war is destructive and horrifying.
.) “Great is the guilt of unnecessary war” - John Adams this portrays one of the main feelings of men and women that fought in Vietnam. General Statement regarding topic (name of author & title of text) In the book “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien shows a time before, after, and during war were guilt is often felt and is blamed on and made out to be many different thing from a girl back home to their own negligence to a situation Narrow to specifics of topic The guilt of war should be on nothing but war itself, the battle is the root of all suffering. THESIS STATEMENT Provides