In both works, the soldiers set aside their morals to overcome the horrors of war such as killing a man. This challenges their emotional endurance and has negative consequences on their mental disposition. Paul Bäumer, the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, is put in a situation where he must suspend his ethics otherwise his supposed enemy, Gérard Duval, will murder him. This is the first time Paul has killed with his own hands, and “every gasp [of the enemy] lays [Paul’s] heart bare” (Remarque 221). He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221).
The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away. From the short story, “The Sniper”, we learn that assumption and violence can cause us to act in regrettable ways. The enemy sniper kills innocent people, the sniper fakes his death, and kills the enemy sniper. This violence was brought about by assumption, when really they were brothers all along. The sniper realizes, and regrets his actions at the end.
Then the sniper notice how much pressure he's going through just to kill other human beings. When the sniper shoots the other sniper with his revolver he had a quick glance of the snipers face, he felt sick inside. When he had saw the face of his own brother lying dead on the stone floor. Anthony 2 The internal conflict he's facing is when he needs to act like a soldier and just go for the kill. It’s a “Man vs. Self” that is keeping him emotionally unstable when he's put in the line of battle.
When he took his final breath he was shot by mistake. For the person who shot him had in mind that he was the killer of his wife but it was none other than Daisy herself, but Gatsby took the blame for the death anyways and ended up dying for his love. Jay Gatsby was deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan, he went to get measures to get everything for her but in the end just to have it turn to dust. His influence on people made them question who he was, his grand master plan was his own tragic flaw, and his fall from grace was his way out of all the lies he told. He has been spared all the hate that
He went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again. Then he stopped jerking.”(208). Tim would expect Sam to die by the British, a heroism, brave, courage filled death on the battlefield, but the irony is that in reality he dies a dishonorable death by his own side just like his father. Tim was very upset since Sam, who was innocent, was accused of stealing his own cattle; the generals did not believe Tim’s many proclaims of the truth, war just isn’t fair. Tim now has his final decision of staying neutral for war and has come to these conclusions of war, war isn’t always glorious, it is in fact brutal, senseless, and tears and demolishes
The impact the audience would have been shocked to see was that the war was so horrible that after all this fighting to stay alive, Paul was so relieved to die. He left the earth surrounded by the horrific acts of the war but still managed to find his
Tim O’Brien killed a man while he was on guard although it was to protect the rest of the soldiers he was fighting in the war with he still felt guilty. Tim imagined how much of a great life or how he may have lived his life up until the day that he was killed by Tim O’Brien. Tim felt both the responsibility and guilt of the person that he killed while saving his own life in the process. Seeing a body as it is lying down in front of you nearly dying and there is not a chance of saving them could leave a scaring memory that would never go away all due to the fact that it happened right in front of your eyes and mostly because of you. Tim may have tried to forget or not think of what had happened but the death of someone usually never goes away and is somehow always a lingering memory that could not be
This shows how the sniper’s actions without thought affect him for the worse. O’Flaherty establishes the theme of “The Sniper” by using description and irony. After the sniper turns over the dead body, he realizes what he has done. He was not thinking when he shot the enemy. His actions without thought end with him getting shot and him shooting and killing his brother.
However, several times in the novel Lennie uses violence to solve his problems because he does not know what else to do. Unfortunately, his actions have consequences, the most crucial being when he accidentally kills Curley’s wife, which culminates in Lennie's own death. George also solves his problems with violence; his solution to the death of Curley’s wife is to kill Lennie himself. He believes that if he just kills Lennie his problem will be solved. However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it.
In the song Indian Sunset by Elton John and Bernie Taupin show different ways of how others identity has affected people you love are affected and the ways you act to change your identity. In the song the Indian Tribe is attacked and got attacked in his being forced to leave their area this caused many loved ones to be killed and what the quote leads to is have one soldier of the tribe thought that death would be the best way for peace. “And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold. And peace to this young warrior comes with a bullet hole.” ( John and Taupin ) The quote above reflects how different situations evolve or how the outcome end is based on a person's identity. in the quotation you can see how one thought that that was the fastest way to paste because a lot of his loved ones had been killed.
When everyone thinks about war they cannot picture in their mind what it would be like out on a battlefield with a bunch of good friends, fighting side by side. They cannot picture the horrible and nasty sights you will see on a battlefield of men dying, their bodies being shot everywhere or being blown to pieces. Maybe from a movie they might have seen a battle or war, but it’s not even close to the same. They are people that you care for and love that have just been killed, live and in front of your face. You cannot do anything but watch them suffer and try to keep fighting.
Should someone be let out of jail if they killed their child to stop their suffering? In Daughter by Erskine Caldwell, Jim Killed his daughter because she was starving, he worked hard but his money was taken away and couldn’t afford food. Jim killed her because he could watch her starve anymore, many outsiders supported him. Readers either agree or disagree that he should be let out of jail. I agree he should be let out, he did it out of love.
For a majority of James 's life he was happy until a certain event changed his perspective on life forever. His father was beaten to death for the way he looked. James and his family were Indian and were mistaken for a Muslim. James was devastated during his fathers funeral just the idea of a person killing somebody just because they looked a certain way made James 's stomach turn with fear and great discomfort. Since of this event has happened to James had forgiven, but he will never forget.
One day the brother’s side got captured and had to surrender and be on there side or they would kill him, because they needed him because he was a good sniper. The brother didn’t want to die so he went on there side. After the sniper saw that he had killed his own brother he was sad. That was all that he had left in his family. He then thought about the split and that it was the commanders fault.