"When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever" (115). In both the novel and the video, it was shown that the soldiers would quickly take blame for the actions in battle. For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear.
Jünger’s tone gradually changed throughout his war years, perhaps because death and destruction constantly surrounded him. After the numerous close calls with death during the Battle of Somme, Jünger “noticed the experience had taken its toll on [his] nerves” (Jünger, p. 88). A year later, Lieutenant Brecht, who Jünger knew as a calm man, even in the face of total war, was killed. His death caused Jünger to think of his own mortality which was disheartening (Jünger, p. 197). The death of his friend Tebbe a few months later also caused Jünger great pain.
Growing up in Texas, Chris didn’t know it but he was about to become one of the most lethal snipers in history. Kyle became interested in joining the US Marine Corps with interest in special operations. The recruiter suggested that he become a SEAL but was first rejected because Chris had pins in his arm from a rodeo accident. Two weeks after the rejection, it was reconsidered and Chris entered the BUD/S training. The BUD/S is a training process that everyone needs to pass in order to become a Navy SEAL.
The common theme in all genres is that new problems are found within war.The Sniper is a short story about a sniper who is on a rooftop fighting to be free of british rule not knowing that his brother was on the other side of the war and not knowingly kills him after being shot in the arm.Thoughts of Hanoi is a short story of two brothers who have been separated for ten years who are on different sides of war not wanting to be killed by one another with hatred but wanting to return to their village when the war has ended.On the Bloody Borders:Mexico’s Drug Wars is an article that talks about the dangers and complications of the drug war that Mexico has been dealing for years and the impact in which it has on the nation and its citizens.To conclude the
He was faced with a choice to take on the rebels by himself and mostly likely be killed or join the army and become a child soldier. He choose to join the army which eventually made him lose his innocence. Many situations caused him to when Gasemu took him to see his family, when his music cassettes were burned, and when he first killed someone. Ishmael was looking for his family and by chance ran into a man from his old town named Gasemu who was currently in the
“Cranes” and “The Sniper” have similarity because there is its two main character all having to choose between wars. The similarities of this to themes are that they both involve the war. They both lost something, in The Sniper he lost his brother and, in Cranes the Songsam's lost his relationship. They both lost this because of the war. Some differences they have is that they lost different things.
Tim O’Brien is the narrator of “The Things They Carried” recalls his personal experience in the Vietnam War. Tim writes about Jimmy Cross who is the lieutenant goes into battle with several men in his charge. Lieutenant Cross doesn’t show that his is a born leader in the beginning of the story in fact Jimmy appears to be unsure of everything he does. Lieutenant Cross does show that he is brave when he led all his men through the war. Lieutenant Cross also shows that he is a leader and has integrity when he suffer the death of the men that lost their life’s so that the troops didn’t have to bear the brunt, or the guilt, and the confusion.
Would you be able to bounce back from seeing your best friend drown in a field used as the village toilet? This exact thing happens in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The memoir takes place in Vietnam and is about a group of boys in the Alpha Company. In the book, you see the author getting drafted into the war, you walk along with the soldiers, and you see what happens to them when they return home, if they get there. The Things They Carried shows me that you can 't truly understand war without being in it.
Soldier’s Heart is a book about Charley Goddard, and how he develops Soldier’s Heart. Soldier’s Heart is what people who are afflicted with PTSD are said to have during the Civil War. Throughout the story, Charley gradually changes due to the battles during the war, until, in the end he has Soldier’s Heart. In the beginning Charley hears all about how the “The only shooting war to come in a man’s life, and if a man didn’t step right along he’d miss the whole thing.” (pg.2) Charley did not want to miss it. The only problem he runs into is that he’s too young to join, but he is tall, with big hands, and so he lies about his age and joins up with the army.
Fighting a war is difficult, especially when one leaves a wife and two small children behind to fight for their freedom. Chris Kyle, a husband, and father of two is deployed to Iraq as a SEAL sniper. There he earns the omnipotent name “The Legend” for the most confirmed kills in the history of the SEALS. Chris risks his life to save the lives of others. Connecting with Chris since he hunts animals and shoots guns, evaluating the death of fellow SEAL Marc Lee, and visualizing the city of Ramadi is simple since the author used great detail in the book American Sniper.