This uncertainty of who the villain is stumps the reader and doesn’t give them a specific feeling of success or closure. When looking at Irish history in more detail, the Irish Civil war was essentially fought over indepence from other nations and how land was going to be split up so neither side was commiting a terrible crime which makes neither side definitively wrong. In this war, the brothers were simply fighting for their opinions which is always the right thing to do, but they take it to the extreme which leads to death. Some readers may disagree with these points and may call either one of the brothers a villain, but when taking into consideration that they did not know who they were fighting this idea makes less sense. These aspects of the story greatly enhance the overall feeling of the story by giving the reader an uneasy and troubling feeling that few other short stories can do as effectively.
According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity. She further adds that this kind of change is already in process through the men who oppose and say no to combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity. But the work of Kathleen Barry also has some shortcomings like: - In reality it is very difficult to separate combat ethic from the military’s time immemorial emphasis on face-to-face killing.
Ender’s Game by: “Orson Scott Card.” The conflict that I found most interesting in Ender’s Game was, Ender v’s Ender. Ender had many problems, one of his main problems was he did not want to kill anyone. Ender was a great leader, but being a great leader had its consequences. The whole conflict would affect Ender in how well he will do in battle school.
Bill, though seemed excited for war, began to think and regret his future decision, but in his mind he knew it was right...on page 47, he says: “I’ve studied this thing, Jeth, and I’ve hurt over it. My heart ain’t in this war I’ve told you that. And while I say that the right ain’t at all on the side of the South either. But if I hev to fight, I reckon it will be fer the South.” [Hunt, page 47]
They do not wish for a simple victory without fighting, but plea for horrible things to come to their opponents. In these lines from the messenger we get Twain’s personal view of imperialism. It seems as if Twain is the only one that realizes that everybody thinks that God is in favor for only their side. Due to the controversial aspects of this story, The War Prayer does not fall in line with the other national literature pieces that were read and discussed in class, which is why it is an excellent piece to add to the curriculum. It is its own unique version of national literature that focuses more on the issues of war rather than national
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.
There were a few contrasts but it makes the novels a little more interesting. A few examples are Charley isn’t getting as close to the soldiers that he is fighting beside like Henry is. Also, Charley is convinced that he isn’t going to live through this war and wouldn’t see another
The leader I chose to think about was General George Patton. I feel the quality’s that made him stand out to me was, his ability to inspire his soldiers to keep fighting, if not fight harder in the worst scenarios of war. He probably assumed that if he would show any doubt or fear that the mission would not succeed, than his men fail, so this was not an option.
It was not Tim’s sense of nationalist loyalties that caved him; rather, it was helplessness and his reputation that was at risk. Tim O’Brien longed to be that “secret hero” or “Lone Ranger” in order to impress those around him. However, he ends up learning that courage does not come in finite quantities. He finds himself resenting authority, “If you support a war, if you think it’s worth the price, that’s fine, but you have to put your own precious fluids on the line”. No matter how much he may find the law cruel and inhuman, he has is too prideful and decides to comply with the rules.
If you offend him, I for him defy you.” (Act 3, Scene 4, Line 280). In this line Antonio is telling Sir Andrew to put his sword away and if “Sebastian” has done anything to offend that Antonio will take the blame for it and will fight him instead. This was a very brave and courageous act and Antonio did it with no hesitation as soon as he saw his friend in need he stepped in to help. He didn’t have to take the blame for it
Thus, though the battalion command made fatal decisions, as well as Chosen Company; they had no way of knowing the size and scope of the attack. The officers made their decisions based on what they believed was the best course of action. Unfortunately, some decisions would prove detrimental in the Battle of Wanat as many brave men lost their
"Of mice and men" a novel by John Steinbeck which will be discussed in this paragraph evaluating two specific points, one of them is that George did the right thing by killing Lennie for many circumstances to be discussed later; and the second is about George was not supposed to kill Lennie under any reason because the life of every human being must be respected by every person in the world. George, seeing that Lennie did not have the ability to live on his own, always got into very serious problems and seeing that neither of them could get ahead because of those motives as you can see in the next quote: "I done a real bad thing," he said. "I shouldn 't of did that. George 'll be mad.
I think the whole lesson of this book was that violence was bad because every time someone fought it ended really badly. This book showed that even though violence seems easy and, you can easily sort things out with a fight it will come with worse consequences. The greasers always fought, and the Socs always jumped but in the end we saw how both of these resulted in two deaths, and a bad fire. In the end both the socs and greasers both realized that fighting was bad, and throughout the book we see ponyboy question why he fights. Johnny is proof that we shouldn’t fight because earlier in the book we learn that he was jumped by Socs, and since then he was always different.
In “fighting for the wrong war”, O’Brien becomes a coward, and only in fighting for the right wars will he find his courage. In saying so, the war O’Brien desires to fight is not one of bloodshed and distraught, but that of reason, just, and knowledge. He “detested [others] blind, thoughtless, automatic acquiescence,” and held every individual at war responsible to God. “Politically naive,” but educated of the fundamentals of a war simply to stop Communist, O’Brien held the strong belief that fighting for a war that was undesired and not understood was intolerable. Although he survived the war, “It [was] not a happy ending,” as in the act of going to war, O’Brien depleted what “finited quantities” of courage he possessed.
They are not going to back down any not let change happen. The change they wanted could have been benefited America. The students just needed to be taken seriously, their intensions were good but the way change could be made was not in their power. Both of the songs express how the rich and powerful are sending young men to war, while their sons get to say home. Most people have to go to war when they are selected.