What was confusing in his confession was that he never admitted that he was in charge and he was responsible for war crimes. He quoted General Curtis Le May telling him that if they lost the war they would have been both judged for war crimes they committed. He also questioned, what is the difference between the war crime offender who won a war and who lost a war? In that unanswered question, one could find moral regret for what McNamara was part. Even more, his voice struggles with horrible facts
This proves to be an unfeasible feat given Aust’s personal contacts with various RAF members and Edel’s first-hand experience during that time. Indeed, the movie serves more as an examination into the violent urban guerrilla “complex”. The title itself is not only in line with the then-West German press’ attempt to depoliticize and delegitimize the self-proclaimed militant group (by refusing to call them “Red Army Faction”), but it also goes a step further in pathologizing the militant gang. It suggests that such extreme violence was driven by psychological rather than ideological causes. This is palpable through the lackadaisical character development of Andreas Baadar, who is better suited as a pure villain than a shrewd revolutionary leader.
Not too much is said about his religious life, however, it is known that he made changes in movies to portray idealistic characters even when the author of the novel was very much against it. For example, in the movie The Young Lions, he portrays a German officer who, in the original novel, was hard, cruel and careless. Brando insisted on portraying him as a thoughtful man who, in his own manner of resistance, was appalled with the transformation of his country under the Nazi regime. In the end, the character committed suicide out of disgust. This is very different from the character in the novel, who was portrayed as cynical and careless.
War doesn't just take lives nut it destroys homes and families as well. Patriotism is another theme tried to be raised by the writer. However, in this case that is not the matter. As in “These men were born to drill and die.” “Point for them the virtue of slaughter,” the soldiers does not depict patriotism in their action. They are just born to join the war and kill each
In 'The Memorial Tablet ', Sassoon is representing his views as a soldier who died in World War 1. The soldier is forced to fight for something he doesn 't believe in. It says "Squire nagged and bullied until I went to fight". Sassoon 's choice of verbs 'nagged ' and 'bullied ' emphasizes how much the squire wants the soldier to join and how much the soldier doest want to join. The soldier hates the war, he says “I died in hell”, this implies that the honorable death that the young men believed in, was actually an inglorious death for an empty cause.
The soldiers start to see the people that they are shooting as just objects, they do not see them as people anymore. They either have to kill or be killed. In “The Sniper” there are two brothers firing at each other, but they do not realize it because
He cannot even fight for a worthy cause dear to his heart, but Fortinbras’ men die for a meaningless reason. Shakespeare uses particular words such as “death” (4.4.55), “danger dare” (4.4.55), “eggshell” (4.4.56), and “honor” (4.4.59) to show that Fortinbras’ men are braver than Hamlet since they take action. For this, Hamlet is irritated since they are fighting for an eggshell, a simple and useless item. However, this irritation sparks a realization which allows a powerful ending to the soliloquy. Hamlet vows to only have “bloody” (4.4.69) thoughts.
“Hacksaw Ridge”: the Film Review Hacksaw Ridge is a war drama based on documentary materials; it was directed by Mel Gibson and first demonstrated in 2016. The film tells story of Desmond Doss, a man with difficult fate. The character does not want to interact with weapons because of his faith and negative previous family experience, like an assault on his brother with a brick or an attempted assassination of own father, which hit his wife, Desmond’s mother. But Doss decided to join the army despite of his believes; the main part of plot happened in Japan in 1945. His refusal of weapons’ usage created contentious relationship with officers and fellow soldier; Doss even fell for tribunal, but was saved by his father, who participated in the Great War.
Pointing fingers at the government, Dylan claims that they only build in order to destroy. The song states, “You put a gun in my hand and you hide from my eyes and you turn and ran farther when the fast bullets fly.” This represents how little concern the U.S. government seems to have for the high death rates caused by the war. He claims that their only goal is to win and nothing else seems to matter. By wishing death upon the ‘Masters of War’ at the end of the song, Dylan emphasizes the deep feelings the protesters had about wanting to end to the war and bringing peace throughout society (Margotin
Foul language, which I won 't repeat. In fact, I’d rather not say anything at all. (29). Most of John’s problems relate to his experiences in My Lai, where his platoon was ordered to eliminate the “Viet Cong” in the village. Because the men had seen so much in Vietnam and because of how the war was fought (Guerrilla warfare), they had little to no remorse when gunning down children and woman.
To be honest it looked like suicide to join the armies. Also the color guard to me seemed foolish and more suicidal because people run into battle carrying no weapons but a large flag and to me the was like “please kill me, I can be easily seen, look at this flag of your enemy, and try to shoot me!!!! !” I struggled to understand why they used those tactics, because to me they lacked common sense. Then I read about why they did stuff like this. They made the lines because the smoke from the guns the soldiers could not see what they were shooting at, so the officers put them in a line so the might actually hit something out of luck.
We used the bomb, which saved multiple men’s lives who would have to eventually invade Japan, resulting in the deaths of both Japanese men and American men. Additionally, it may be argued that the only thing new about the bombs was the technology. A huge part of war is death, whether it happens due to shootings or bombs or other means of war. Death is death, doesnt matter how it happens. Technological advancements will call for new weapons and new bombs, and as long as a country is in war, it is to defend their people from death, by all means.