It was his way of coping…” (218) Readers sympathize with and pity Lavender, “who was scared,” who couldn't quite handle the stress of war and resorted to taking tranquilizers—before being killed in the very first chapter. At first glance, readers are restricted to the blinders of our narrator’s perspective. Each soldier had to face his fear of war, and
This shows Louie is being isolated because when he talks he gets hit as a result, causing him to be silent and not be able to talk to anyone to insure he doesn 't get hit. Another example is in chapter 23, Hillenbrand starts to talk about how Watanabe behaves and acts as one of the leaders in the camp. The text states, “He confiscated and destroyed
Near the end of Paul’s leave of absence, he felt isolated and full of regret, “I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless-I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier.
Emotional Effects of War War takes a major toll on the emotions of all exposed to the front lines in battle. Often, soldiers return from war with mental issues that are overlooked. Only those exposed to war in it's gruesome and raw form can truly relate to the way it changes a person forever. Harold Krebs is just the same. He returns and cannot discuss the war in the way he was exposed, instead he is expected to have heroic accounts of his time in battle.
O'Brien explains how the war left him,“There was that coldness inside [him]. [He] wasn't [himself]. [He] felt hollow and dangerous” (197). The war changed his as a person, it took him and destroyed his innocence and left his a hollow and burdened man. Ernie Pyle in his essay “The Death of Captain Waskow” stated that “You don’t cover up dead men in the combat zone” (1).
In chapter seven in the Outsiders Ponyboy talks to Randy about how the Socs and Greasers hate each other and in the end, Ponyboy made Randy feel better of himself. With all that Ponyboy experienced, he knows that everyone has some potential for being good and that Randy would have saved the kids in the church too. Randy mentions that the world hates him, but Ponyboy says that he hates the world and he needs to change that. In the talk with Randy Ponyboy says “So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble.
However, he finds out that the paper works are processed in the Army slowly, & he finds himself in Vietnam. The book is made of conflict, courage, & confusion about the role of a soldier in the War. The story is told from Richie Perry’s point of view & doesn’t tells the readers about his terror, the bombings & firefights, the killings of his companions, which are the fallen angels recognized in the title of the book. There is racism, but it’s overshadowed by the confusion
The British gave them a warning… Take down that flag and live under British rule, or start a war until they lower the flag on the flagpole. The brave people did not lower that flag for anything and they went through death, tears, and scars from that horrible day but they never took that flag down. To them it was not just a flag waving in the wind, to them it was a sign of courage, bravery, love, and peace of the country. An American Lawyer, Francis Scott Key, was forced to go into the military due to impressment. During that whole fight all he could do was watch Fort McHenry burn to ashes over that flag.
After two years of not being in communication with Victor, Justin writes to Victor saying, “You have been ill, and even the constant letters of dear kind Henry are not sufficient to reassure me on your account. You are forbidden to write-to hold a pen; yet one word from you, dear Victor, is necessary to calm our apprehensions” (50). Whilst working on his creation, Victor has completely disregarded his family and has his friend write letters to them ensuring that he is well. His family has become uneasy over him, though he seems not to care as he is so greatly involved in his creation. After Victor’s life collapses, he still continues to preach the pursuit of
Patricio Becerril Knight English 2/4 19 February,2016 We are known with the quote “War is hell”, but how do we truly know the atmosphere is such location. How do we, the readers without any involvement in what so ever could we relate to such strong statement. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque guides through the eyes of the Paul Baumer and his gang having to live the truth of world war one. Paul and his soldiers friends are label throughout the book the ‘’lost generation’’.The generation that was only introduced to the ‘’Great War’’.The entering of the war has postponed their civilians lives due to war effort resulting no aftermath progression. Pau is a young sensitive man who once seek for poetry soon