We are satisfied and at peace” (1.1). The start of the novel begins with young soldiers who have not given their innocence to the horrors of the war yet. Paul and his comrades have no idea of what hardships are headed their way. Paul has an odd outlook on death throughout the book. He chooses to personify death, and once figuratively hides behind death to save his life.
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 narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride. After Doodle dies alone in the storm, the reader grasps the “true love” the narrator had for him, which he never expressed toward his younger brother. In the closing paragraph, the narrator reveals his “true love” that was hidden inside him, “ I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (604).
Humping around the lake alone with no one to vent about how the war. Even with all the ribbons and a combat infantryman’s badge which he obtain through his tour with the pressure of his father. All that meant nothing; he didn’t earn them or deserved them. He felt responsible for Kiowa’s death. When he pondered about the tragic event, he recalls “the worst part, “was the smell” (139).
“Hector Garcia: We train soldiers for war. Let's train them to come home, too” Hector Garcia’s approach to the rhetorical analysis is very organized when he speaks about PTSD. He started his speech by introducing a former military soldier whom had suffered with PTSD, since he came home from war. The story is he started off with an approach to two different ideas of controlling a situation when the patient would have flashbacks of the war. In the story, he points out how mankind has always used war to deal with conflicts since the beginning of time.
Kyle recounts numerous experiences fighting in the war, but also explains what was going on in his life and what it’s like to be a soldier in war. He went on his first tour a little after 9/11. Kyle makes clear that this was a war on Saddam Hussein not Osama Bin Laden. During his first tour, Kyle and his platoon were in a dune buggy which got stuck in wet sand, they were in a firefight under attack. When they left the dune buggy they were inside the Iraqis defense perimeter, and then were gassed.
The uniform makes for brotherhood,since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country. Tim Obrien The Things They Carried. The things they carried is about Tim and his stories, his memories throughout the Vietnam war, leading up to the war when he got drafted and years later trying to deal with his emotions about everything. This book deals with different stories from other people in Tim's platoon and what they were going through and what they went through years later. Throughout this story you see how brotherhood affects a human and how death changes them.
Personal view of O'Brien's anecdote:“If I Die in a Combat Zone…” In "If I die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home", Tim O’Brien gives the readers a unique insight into the Vietnam War from a soldier’s perspective. He uses dark humor to describe his firsthand experience of combat and the feelings of fear, bravery, and loss. Drafted into the war, O’Brien begins his journey in a training camp in Washington, making a close comrade who shares similar views with him. During his time at the camp, he considers the senselessness of the war and thinks of fleeing the country with his comrade, Erik. O’Brien was surrounded by the era of protest and arguments on the war.
How is war represented in ‘Suicide in the trenches’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum est’? ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ is a poem written by Wilfred Owen between the years 1917 and 1918. It describes the life on the battlefield and how it impacted the life of the soldiers. Owen most likely used his first hand experiences from when he was a soldier in World War 1. This poem describes the soldiers personal perspectives of war using the bare naked truth, not glorifying it in anyway.
Later on in life, Poe had served in the military and at that point he started writing poems. After Poe was honorably discharged from the military, he married his 12 year old cousin who died shortly of tuberculosis. These events heavily contributed to his writing style by giving events to base stories as well as a viewpoint on the world. Overall, Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted and ominous writing style focuses on using physical imagery and connotative syntax to show imagery. Through Poe’s short stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe visual and metaphorical imagery to illustrate the theme of revenge and death.