They’re mentality is of protecting their king rather than themselves and of avenging their kings death no matter the situation. Beowulf and Wiglaf are strong warriors and good characters, not caring what is in their way, they will overcome it no matter how difficult the challenge is. The significance between the two young warriors, Beowulf and Wiglaf, and the coward warriors is that it shows there is two kinds of people in this world. You have the courageous and fearless people that will take risk in life. These people are selfless and care about others, and their wellbeing, and put others before themselves.
Throughout war and particularly World War 1, soldiers may encounter atrocious, terrifying experiences that sometimes no one could even imagine possible. War’s brutality overall can be extremely damaging to those who have served, with the loss of comrades and scaring deaths, potentially causing psychological damage. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the group of men fighting and struggling for their country together overtime develop a special, strong bond with each other. When going through similar types of experiences, they are easily able to understand one another and eventually love and trust with a extreme bond like no other. The main character Paul Baumer and comrade Katczinsky especially express a powerful brotherhood, shown in many occasions.
War is senseless violence and brutality, but also where you can fight for freedom and end injustice. The negatives of war, like senseless brutality are sometimes used for lessons, so men don’t abandon the war. The positives are fighting for your freedom and ending injustice, if your country wins the war you get your freedom and you stop unnecessary deaths. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead, the Collier brothers show that war has many goods and bads to it. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim decides to be neutral, at the end of the novel, due to the ironic death of his best friend Jerry, his father Life, and his brother Sam.
Everyone was getting hurt and these wealthy officials kept their hands clean from miles away. They used the idea of patriotism for the fatherland to get people to enlist for the war. Patriotism, in no way, is a bad thing, however, when one is guilt tripped into believing that their fear of dying in war is actually a lack of devotion to their country, it becomes entirely wrong. One must understand that the majority of the soldiers fighting in World War I had no dispute with the other side and they had only joined, to protect the country they had grown up in and learned to love. These citizens should have been shown the reality because, painful or not, the soldiers who died on the battlefield a decade ago, deserved to know what they were signing up
He also was a definite model of a masculine man. Most of this was taught to him from being in the war. “Masculinities most defining trait would be violence and a military is the largest entity of violence in a society” (Tag Archive). Kiley could also be a coward in different parts of the novel. In the novel it states, “They carried the common secret of cowardice barely restrained, the instinct to run or freeze or hide, and in many respects this was the heaviest burden of all, for it could never be put down, it required perfect balance and perfect posture.
He believes patriotism is almost non-existent which is expressed through the idea that his only motivation for joining the army is the opinions of others and the statement “they carried their reputations. They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to” (The Things They Carried,
It is widely stated that veterans are heroes for what they have done. War is nearly never necessary, and killing for whatever cause should not be considered positive. While it is true that veterans have defended our country, most wars in which our country partook were for our country’s gain, and not a defense of our country, but instead an expansion of its resources and land. Our country and its soldiers have taken unnecessary and harsh actions during wars. Enduring the suffering brought about by war takes courage and perseverance, but does it show heroism?
In lines 37-39, Chavez emphasizes the worth of a human life by stating that no matter how much misery or exploitation exists, it is not worth an irreplaceable human life. This counters violence because in violent resistance, lives are lost to the cause. By stating that no cause is worth losing a life, Chavez is able to make his readers stop and think about the worth of one human life. This helps his overall argument because in nonviolent resistance, no lives have to be lost to the cause. Again, this idea is emphasized in lines 74-78.
Kant contended that “ethical obligations are based on external moral principles that are absolute, invariable and do not allow for exceptions or extenuating circumstances.” Many would find this idea very unacceptable because nothing shall be absolute, there should always be exceptions, if they can be justified. Regarding the use of humans as mere means to an end, there is one comparatively acceptable exception. Throughout history, there have been endless wars between and within nations; soldiers were often forced to join the army as it was compulsory for all healthy male to join the crusade in most countries. Many sacrificed their lives in these numerous wars, but they were often regarded as heroes. They sacrificed their lives to bring about nation uprising.
Propaganda helped the recruitment process with the large amount of men wanting to enlist. Although the act of soldiers killing others can be considered murder, war is not a crime because soldiers fight to defend their country, they are willing to die for their country and war brings peace upon the soldiers. Soldiers fight to defend their countries in war. In war, soldiers typically enlist so they can prove that their nation is the most important thing to them and in Rupert Brooke’s poem
This leadership and trust in the General is earned only by blood from his troops. There is no going back from beaning wrong or underestimating your opposition. Generals must possess Leadership, Commitment, and Honor. I think these three thing in a general will win the trust and support of any enlisted men. Many young students of a Military University while attending may never use what they have learned in the class room environment.
When one usually visualizes war, they imagine their army storming into battle with their flags raised high. They envision their troops easily overpowering the other size with as little casualties as possible. They believe in these powerful men and women to defend their country and honor successfully. Although they envision these powerful thoughts, most do realize that was is an ugly, horrendous thing. What they do not realize is that the people who stayed home in the comfort of their homes are sheltered from the worst of the situation.
Knowledge of course, is always imperfect, but it seemed to me that when a nation goes to war it must have reasonable confidence in the justice and imperative of its cause. You can 't fix your mistakes. Once people are dead, you can 't make them undead” (38-39). Because O’Brien had witnessed so much death and destruction he knew how important it was to have all the facts first. He fought a war in Vietnam that he knew nothing about, all he knew was that, “Certain blood was being shed for uncertain reasons” (38).