While in combat many soldiers realized that what they were doing was wrong. All the killing and torturing of prisoners, the massacre of My Lai and etc. was not right. This is not how people should treat other human beings. One soldier in the documentary said he wonders about the families of the Vietnamese he just killed.
There were numerous attempts to make Louie and Miné feel invisible while they were in the internment and prisoner of war camps. One attempt was against Miné who, despite being a loyal citizen of the United States, was forced to live in an isolated internment camp. The article “The Life of Miné Okubo” states, “Finally, the presence of armed guards in the camps led to tragedy in a few cases when internees were killed for not obeying orders” (The Life of Miné Okubo, 5). Other Japanese Americans were killed for not obeying orders when they should not even be forced into camps. This instills much fear in Miné, as to be expected, making her feel even more invisible.
One thing that the Japanese did with the Chinese Soldiers was that they would call them cowards before either mercilessly beating them to death, or beheading them. They would rape the women from the age of 8 to older than 70. If they found anyone with their family they would make members of the family do horrible things to other family members, just to tear the family apart before killing them. Organization was used, as groups of Japanese soldiers would gather and go on mass killing sprees. Polarization was not used, because all of the Japanese already hated the Chinese, and they were already separated.
The massacre consisted of mass murder by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, the capital of the Republic of China, which lasted for six weeks. Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were killed left and right (Document O). Eventually, the lead perpetrators were prosecuted and received the proper punishments. Japan led numerous attacks of extreme brutality on countries near and far. America was tuning into the disgust of the Japanese through propaganda.
One of these literary devices is symbolism which help show the declining of his faith. He described his loss of faith by stating that, “behind me, I hear the same man asking: For God’s sake, where is God? And from within me, I hear a voice answer: Where he is? This is where hanging here from this gallows (pg 65)’’. Wiesel lost his faith when he saw the SS police hang the innocent children like animals making them suffer for a couple of minutes and making the Jewish people watch them suffer to death from pain and anguish.Which played a negative role on Wiesel’s life and the others who
Elie was the same way, but by the end of his experiences in the concentration camps he had come to resent God and the fact that God would let something so terrible to happen to him, his family, and the others around him. After reading what happened to him, I believe that I too would have disowned God and my beliefs. How could such a loving and caring God let something the horrible happen to his chosen people. Personally, I believe that everyone is born with morals programed into their very being not to mutilate and destroy God’s greatest creation, so reading about all that happened in the concentration camps shocked me. How did the SS officers not hang themselfs at night after a long days work of killing and making so many lives a living hell, after working poor elderly men to their grave.
n the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, many deaths occur, including William, Justine, Henry Clerval, Elizabeth, and Alphonse. Most of these people died at the hands of the Creature, with the exception of Justine, who was framed by the Being for murdering William, and Alphonse, who died of grief from so many of his loved ones being killed. Although it was the Creature who physically killed others, Victor was more responsible for the deaths of his loved ones. Victor was responsible for the deaths of his loved ones because he caused the Creature to be miserable, created the Creature with such horrible features that everybody was afraid of him, and when he had a chance to befriend the Creature, he refused, which resulted in the Creature becoming even more hostile. Victor’s actions resulted in the Creature killing others because Victor made the Creature miserable.
The racism takes away the individual identities they have since they are applying a stereotype to them. In the Flowers by Alice Walker it has the same theme. The man Myop finds dead was because of racism. The decaying corpse was hanged by its prosecutors. Just like the two Japanese- American children in When the Emperor is Divine, Myop’s innocence is lost since she can not ignore her reality of racism.
Futility means pointlessness or uselessness. Futility reflects the changing mood of the soldiers because they witness each soldier being killed and the mourning of death. The soldiers experience a good persona when they are enlisted for the war as they are seen as heroic and that they are noble for serving their country but then their personas decrease as they realise that its more difficult
Thousands of people lost their family members during the holocaust and the Germans had absolutely so sympathy towards them. The Nazis continued their torment by killing large groups of people in small, confined areas. This is supported by a Jew among Wiesel when he said, “we can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse”(31).
Many of the people in the camp began to question their faith after witnessing the child’s execution. People cried out “Where is God? Where is he?” as the boy was hung (Wiesel 61). A prisoner replied “He is hanging here on this gallows…” (Wiesel 62). After witnessing the horrific act, Wiesel said “the soup tasted of corpses” (Wiesel 62).Wiesel and the other prisoners could not believe their God would let such a thing happen.
In 1967 police were called to investigate the missing child report of Edward and Mary Snipe’s son, William. After a long day of work Mary came home anticipating to ask her son about his day at school, but she came home to find an empty home. She became frantic just thinking about the boy being lost in the woods because he was a skittish child. Mary called her husband’s work to inform him of their missing son, but was informed he had already left for the day so she anxiously waited upon his arrival home. Three hours have passed and she has not seen or heard from her husband nor son.
These deaths occurred because of diseases and afflictions resulting from the crowded conditions, lack of adequate shelter, poor water supply, and nutritional needs not being met. Deaths also resulted from violence within Andersonville. This violence came in the form of gunshots from guards killing prisoners crossing the deadline and from violent encounters within the prison community itself, including six executions carried out against individuals convicted by the prisoners themselves. The hell that was Andersonville finally ended with the South’s surrender April
Many christens living around this time were put to death, and thousands were made to be items of amusement. They were torn to death by animals some were crucified and many were also set on fire. People were punished for the amusement of and individual. Thousands of Christian were martyred by the roman
This was a major contribution to the defeat of the Aztecs. Killing thousands of people, whether they themselves or the citizen from their neighboring cities, this evidently couldn’t be good for the society. By giving sacrifices to god from their own people, was rapid, causing their population to substantially decrease, on top this, the ritual led to the hatred of other surrounding people. The powerful city of Tlaxcala was one of them. Many of their own soldiers have been killed and sacrificed, this rage of anger led the Tlaxcala to join the army of the Spaniards, which ultimately created a powerful force.