As the author is told he is being drafted to war, he becomes very upset. He clearly does not want to be part of it. His initial says, “I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything. It couldn’t happen.
Even after everything he still wanted his father to be a good man because he loved him. He said his father was a “brave man” because he was in the war (237). He wanted his father to die a good man. All this could have been avoided if he would have just told the judge about what his father had done in the first place instead of lying. The judge would have arrested him instead of forcing him to leave.”
Dr. Waldo ( who is a great surgeon ) gave us inoculations for smallpox so that we could get rid of the harmful disease(YouTube Valley Forge 2015). General Washington who thought of the inoculation idea was genius now 49/50 survive the smallpox inoculation. Britain who has encountered with smallpox has not found a cure for smallpox. Some of their men are now dying from smallpox. Dr. Waldo who tries to save us soldiers has been doing well, but harsh on us soldiers because we are the ones fighting with all the injuries ( Waldo, Doc.
When Baba gets cancer he is extremly strong and hard headed. He knows that he doesn’t want treatment, he believes he has lived his life and can take whatever is thrown at him. I think Baba really didn’t want to get chemo because he did not want to seem weak. Baba is extremely courageous before his death, and he dies with pride which is what he wanted. All of the characters in the novel, The Kite Runner, are courageous in their own ways.
We love our son, we have always loved him, and we do not want him to be executed.” The Holmes’s said that their son should be sentenced to life without parole and that the attention that would have gone into a trial should be dedicated to victim recovery. “Our family has not given interviews to the media because we do not want coverage of ourselves,” the couple wrote. “We mourn the deaths and the serious injuries and emotional trauma of the others who were in the theater.
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.
They were all the enemy, they were to be destroyed, sir.” (141) However, John never intended to kill the innocent. He saw the same soldiers that he fought with for the past few months brutally massacring the villagers that were trying to flee for their lives. This was the climax of the war for John, he would forever be changed by what he saw in My Lai and would take many months in order to get over what happened.
In the beginning, Henry wanted to be a hero but by noticing what war was about he wanted no part of it and ran from the battle until it was over. He was a coward because every time the regiment would go into battle he would leave them so he could be safe in the woods, he saw the death and wounded men and did not want to be like the others. In chapter five, Henry begins to show his courage. Henry fires at the rivals along with the regiment with rage until the enemy retreats. Even though, when the rivals regrouped and charged back the other men started to flee so he followed them into the woods.
And when he stands up by disobeying, he is faced with punishments. Another way Cory’s possession of courage is shown is when he is acceptant of punishments that are directed to him. Troy reached the peak when his son didn’t quit so he never signed the papers allowing Cory to scout out and he also spoke to the coach. This is sort of a form of punishment because he took away something Cory was looking forward to, something he really wanted to do and that thing was then stripped from him making him miserable.
He made a decision when he received his sword, which was that he would not be violent with it unless he needed to be. He chose to only use it for self-defense, which showed he was a gentle hero. Bilbo put his decision to the test when he was over Gollum with his sword raised ready to strike, but stopped himself after thinking before acting. He realized that had no defense, nor had he given any threat on Bilbo’s life. A merciless warrior would have killed Gollum the way that Beowulf killed Grendel, but instead Bilbo showed one of the most heroic qualities one could possess.
Although, guilt soon swarmed throughout him, as he realized his actions. Hearing about the victory, his regiment accomplished, he scoured the land high and low, trying to locate his troops. Some added help he finally did. He laid his eyes upon many wounded soldiers, and envy came to him, their wounds, Red badge or courage 's was a sign, a symbol of bravery and perseverance. His body had one wound, with no courage behind it.
While the regiment managed to fend off another attack, they may have lost soldiers. Henry worried for himself above all and worried that whether if he stayed or not he would still die, regardless of the result of the battle. After the adrenaline rush of the first attack Henry came to his senses and feared for his life, knowing full well his chances of surviving another attack would be low. Especially now that he was caught off guard and was more scared than the first battle. Despite knowing his regiment might survive he was sure he wouldn 't and ran away to save his own life.
Business Card The business card for Henry and his regiment shows just how inexperienced he is. With so few battles that he has fought back in, his regiment was used for dangerous suicide missions like we saw in the second to last battles Henry was a part of. This creates a split of views between Henry's regiment and the generals. As Henry's regiment sees it they have fought hard; however, from the generals point of view their regiment sacrifices don't add up to other more experienced regiments.
In battle, there are many ways to be put in the wrong position. A few erratic decisions can cause lifelong problems. In “The Red Badge of Courage” Stephan Crane shows the many situations in battle during the Civil War in 1860. Henry Fleming, also known as “The Youth,” made many notable decisions that would consider him a coward rather than a hero. Henry demonstrates a coward because he ran during the battle, deserted the tattered soldier, and lied to the other soldiers.
Henry Fleming was a young soldier who felt he had a lot to prove himself and to others. He romanticized the idea of war and death by heroics naïvely. Throughout the book, especially the beginning, he can be easily interpreted as selfish and vein by the choices he makes. Although Fleming’s emotional state and maturity do flourish as he returns to the war and finds some selflessness as he fights alongside others, his glory in battle and intentions in winning is far from noble. Allowing the underlining theme of self-preservation to prevail.