The IRA Sniper overcame the pain of his wounds. He then proceeded to attempt and succeeded in a daring and dangerous plan to save his life. Deuce too overcomes the pain of her wounds but she later endangers her own life to save another at the risk of being eaten alive. My own experiences show that determination comes in many sizes. Determination is something necessary for every choice and while having all the determination in the world will not guarantee success, having too little will most definitely will ensure failure.
At that moment, I reached for my rifle when it was not looking, and placed the crosshairs two inches behind the shoulder. I was shaking so ecstatically it was difficult to say steady. Once I stopped shaking, I breathed a long breath and cocked the gun. A few seconds later I pulled the trigger back and my gun leaped, crashing into my shoulder. My head was rushing so hard It was like the gun never leaped.
I pulled out my pistol and dodged behind a trash can, I fired multiple shots at the soldiers. The bullets did absolutely nothing, all it did was gain the attention of more of them. One of the men aimed his gun at me and fired, I scrunched into a small ball behind the trash can. Instead of a bullet bouncing of a strong blast of energy hit the can and it exploded. I was thrown about four feet back and hit the cement.
He was quite fast, actually. However, the girl didn’t put much effort in fighting him. She aimed at his leg and pulled the trigger. The next thing I knew, I heard a bang followed by a long scream. Then, I saw the knife-wielding man lying on the ground, holding his wounded leg.
Not at how descriptive it was, but the importance of this quote. It reads, “What happens next is a blur. I see Metias tense up to fire his gun. I throw my knife at him with all my strength. Before he can fire, my knife hits him hard in the shoulder and he falls backward with a thud” (Lu 33).
As he describes, “My mind had not only snapped during the first killing, it had also stopped making remorseful records" (Beah 122) Evidently, the war leaves Beah with the only choice to survive—to kill without remorse. Beah’s gun plays a crucial role in transforming him from an innocent child to a merciless killing machine. The gun relates to the oppression caused by the war against Beah’s freedom. Ultimately, through the symbolisms of rap cassette, moon and gun, Beah reinforces the theme of freedom and oppression.
“Please lord help me get one more.” Those were the words repeated by Private Desmond Doss a man whose story of saving the lives of 75 men and being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor is told in the 2016 war film, “Hacksaw Ridge”. The movie follows PVT Doss (Andrew Garfield), Sergeant Howell (Vince Vaughn) and Captain Glover (Sam Worthington) through the Battle of Okinawa, and the struggles PVT Doss had to overcome as a conscientious objector. “Hacksaw Ridge” was directed by Mel Gibson, produced by Tony Benedict, with screenplay by Andrew Knight. “Hacksaw Ridge” is a true story about U.S. Army Medic Private Desmond Doss, who saved the lives of 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa.
SANS pulled out his knife, and the cousin went to snap some branches off a nearby evergreen. *POW* Went my gun as I fired, I misted the ox but I did startle it, making it mindlessly charge us. When it got close to SANS, he grabbed it by the horns, getting on it’s back, STABBING IT BY NECK LIKE OUR LIVES DEPENDED ON IT, which, quite frankly, it did.
This quote shows that they really got used to the war and turned it into a joke kind of. They tried to make fun out of these types of things to not actually think about the war. If that were to take place earlier in war they would be so nervous because one false step and they could die. The soldiers also found out that the war was not all about getting medals like some originally thought. “That 's all my old man talks about, nothing else.
When the front of his LCPV opened, he hesitated. That hesitation saved his life. The soldier in front of Tony jumped out and got shot and fell into the water. As soon as that happened Tony darted out and took cover behind a boulder while being riddled with bullets. When he was in position, he started firing
The bullet through the brain would later kill him. He then pulled out a knife and Major Rathbone and John Wilkes Booth were in Combat. Rathbone suffered multiple stab wounds, but recovered. Booth then fled the box, running across the stage. A few people in the audience heard him shout the Virginia state motto, “Sic semper tyrannis!”