Though this quote may sound contradicting to the belief that Lee was fighting for his homeland, it actually supports that where he came from was his cause for going into battle. There is a famous saying that goes, “A house is not a home”, which can be interpreted as a person’s home is where their family is and their memories are, not their address. So when Lee says he is fighting for the “children and the kin”, he is still fighting for his homeland, because to him, his home is not Virginia. His home is where the people he loves are.
Many things happened during this timeline like in 1773 the Boston tea party happened, in 1776 the declaration of independence was signed, in 1787 the writing of the constitution began, in 1783 the treaty of Paris ended the revolutionary war. Also, many diseases went on during this war, including more things for example: we were the Continental army, many people deserted to not fight in the war, scarlet fever was one of the best known diseases, Howe's army quartered in Philadelphia, valley forge was a camp 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia, quakers were people who fed the Continental army. The first reason I will re-enlist is because of family. Family is a very important thing to remember.
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered.
Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
The absurdity which each character experiences brings to light the message of the story: war is pointless. Colonel Cathcart, who put in place the unwritten rule of “Catch-22” did so simple because he wants to be promoted to a General. Major Major has never even flown a mission yet is promoted to Major because they “needed a new Major.” Major Major just wants to be left alone so he creates his own “Catch-22” so that no one can see him. Yossarian, who quickly learns that the Catch-22 means no escape, just wants to go home.
Albert, likewise Chris were strongly devoted to what they were actually doing during the war. In War Horse, there was a strong bond and love between this young brave boy and his horse Joey. Albert was truly devoted to him because Joey was actually his best friend and they could not imagine their life without themselves. No matter how many obstacles they came across, they were still trying to find the way out to see each other. Albert was the only one person that Joey trusted and could be devoted to.
No one returns from war the same person who went. War opens an unbridgeable gap between soldiers and civilians. There’s no truth in war—just each soldier’s experience. “You can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil” (from “How to Tell a True War Story,” in O’Brien’s story collection “The Things They Carried”). Irony in modern American war literature takes many forms, and all risk the overfamiliarity that transforms style into cliché.
Throughout the first paragraph of King’s speech, he used emotional diction with words such as struggle, poverty, and poor to prove that the war in Vietnam was bringing down the American’s and their families fighting overseas. King proved this partly with the quote, “America would never invest the necessary funds… in the rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued…” (King, Beyond, 9). King was establishing his point that America was more troubled about healing and adjusting other countries, but would never invest the same in their own country. He was in the process of proving that it wasn 't a money issue in America, but an equality issue.
After the long walk on the Trail, the compromise of the Act was not kept.. When the Natives arrived at the reservations, they found horrible land, even though the government said it would be good land (Wright). It was instead rocky land that they couldn't even farm on. The Natives believed that the land could not be owned by anyone, but they knew that any land they would live on, would be owned by the United States. Soon settlers came and took the reservations. If the Indians resisted, it could lead to a fight.
From Henry’s perspective the flag symbolizes hard work, respect, and the dedication he’s put into his country. Personally, I think that Henry is too sensitive. In my opinion, we are nothing alike. Henry wanted to enlist in the war, i don’t see any reason for participating in a war that has nothing to do with me.
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. They were so tired of fighting the “unknown enemy,” this can be seen in the soldier 's testimonies, “I didn’t discriminate between individuals in the village, sir.
The overall argument that Eugene B. Sledge is demonstrating throughout the book is the path from innocence through experiences never imagined. How those casualties back home that are standing on the outside looking into the war thinking it was boredom and nothing interesting. Those that are fighting in the actual war said that it was nothing but pure horror and how once you were in there life had no meaning, because escaping seem less and less likely to happen. This war turnt boys to men, Sledge himself enlisted out of patriotism, idealism, and youthful courage for his country after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. How once he stepped foot on the beach at Peleliu, it was a pure struggle for survival.
The National Anthem is something many Americans hold dear to their hearts. When football players started to kneel instead of stand with the others as a protest, Americans started to become angry. Football players should stand for the national anthem for the soldiers, to help unify America, and to find another way to protest. First of all, football players should stand for our soldiers. Our soldiers have fought for our country and they fight for our flag.