The Things They Carried Thematic Essay “Special honor or respect shown publicly,” is the definition of homage and homage is the biggest motivator in Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried. He wrote this book to pay homage to the men who died for our country during his fight in Vietnam. It is a theme that carries throughout this collection of stories. The Things They Carried is a way to see what these soldiers went through and who they were before passing away. They were O’Brien’s friends during the fight and they were all but numbers after the war, or distant memories.
The most important reason for me is loyalty and freedom of my country. “... but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and women… yet we have this consolation with us , that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ( Document D) The soldiers will forever be basked in glory for what they did for their country, and did not cower and
Othello’s defense speech can be distinguished in two parts: the first part establishes him as a successful soldier and in the second part he describes how he won Desdemona’s love through his stories of adventures and not witchcraft. Unlike Brabantio, Othello is respectful and conscious of his words when he gives his speech. He begins with words of respect to the present members and addresses them as, “Most potent, grave, and reverend signers, my very noble and approved good masters.” (I.3.91-92) He continues to acknowledge and state the fact that he indeed has married Brabantio’s daughter Desdemona, “That I have ta’en away this old man’s daughter, it is most true; true I have married her.” (I.3.93-94) He continues to say, “The very head and front of my offending hath this extent, no more” (I.3.95-96) In this statement, Othello states that the very worst has been said of him. The line itself is ironic because Brabantio has made several accusations on Othello and the only thing he did was marry his daughter.
Since they were honorable in life they were honored in death by those they left behind. Roland and Oliver honored their kin, king, and country, they honored them in battle and in their death and in their death were honored by their kin, king, and
Being a service person is considered to be one of the greatest things to be in America. Our nation takes pride and joy in those called to arms. Those who defend our country are considered to be selfless heroes because not everyone will risk and even sacrifice their lives for the country. Therefore, the Arlington National Cemetery is committed to honoring those who have sacrificed their lives to get and maintain our liberty because that is the least of what they deserve. Arlington National Cemetery is a physical representation of our nation’s
Obama says, “My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors” (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, 2009). This is where he showed how grateful and humbled he is, which emphasizes his credibility. Obama is very well educated in the nation’s history which is shown throughout this speech with all of his references to America’s history. He also thanked President Bush for his help throughout the transition of administrations, and acknowledged their forebears. This showed his respect for the foundation that was laid by his predecessors.
It intends to be valued by the general population you have battled for and secured. It intends to have respect in all that you do and say. To me, a veteran is somebody who cherishes this nation in particular. A veteran must love their nation keeping in mind the end goal to abandon her or his family for opportunity. Not only for their opportunity but rather for the majority of our own.
Courage is said to be one of the most important characteristics a person can possess. We all admire the ones that put their jobs and lives on the line. They are not afraid to go against what the human society believes in, and some put their lives on the line to protect their loved ones’ back home. Robert F Kennedy stated in Profiles of Courage, that “Courage is the virtue that President Kennedy most admired. He sought out those people who had demonstrated in some way, whether it was on the battlefield or a baseball diamond, in a speech or fighting for a cause, that they had courage, that they would stand up, that they could be counted on (Kennedy ix).
My most meaningful military achievement and how it relates to my field of study and future goals. My most meaningful achievement was joining the Army, deploying in defense of our nation to Afghanistan and being recognized for the positive impact I created on my fellow soldiers, NATO Allies and Afghan nationals. I used the skills I was acquiring while attending my university to influence my unit’s operations and help those in need. A soldier duty is always to his mission and nation, still, while deployed I felt the calling in my heart to help those in need. Together with a minute group of friends, I set up a plan to transform my wish into real actions.
I have driven by the Makawao Veterans Cemetery but have never stop and paid my respects. I respect those like your friend’s grandfather and your own grandfather for serving their country in order for us to have our own freedom. I thought it was so sweet that your friend’s grandmother shared stories about the love she had for her husband. There is something I like about how the military cemeteries are mad and organize. They are so put together and nicely maintained and with the American flags these cemeteries just command respect.
Before Ender leave he says goodbye to Alai who hugs and then kisses Ender on the cheek and says to him “Salaam”. Ender knows that he and Alai are close friends because that word must have some meaning of importance to Alai. Before showing up to his new army Ender goes and play the mind game again. He ends up getting to a place called “The End of the World”. Ender keeps going hopefully to find a place with no games and he can just live.
If his face was printed on a postage stamp, that stamp would not only represent General Brown, but also all the gallantry and sacrifice military personnel go through to make our nation safe and strong. As a military child, I have seen firsthand the hardship of far-away deployments and the physical and mental strength these soldiers have. General Brown represents that and more. For a service member to gain all the accolades he has, they must be dedicated. As a commander of the Special Operations Forces, he had improved the way they fought.
As a member of this command, and because of his compassionate, honest, and enthusiastic character, he has been the mostly highly sought after Chief Madison to be Sailors’ mentor. This has been especially so for the female Sailors of this command, in large part because he understands the challenges that women face both day-today, and in the Navy. This has led to increased morale, and with most of his mentees seeking greater leadership roles in their respective Departments. As husband of an active-duty enlisted female Sailor, Chief Madison has been a positive influence on his spouse career and outlook. His mentoring and guidance has motivated and influenced his spouse to achieve greater leadership roles in her command and more importantly to stay Navy and make a difference.