Private Joker had the charisma to be a soldier, but it was his fellow soldier, private Pyle who was the portray of the broken soldier. In this movie, we saw the ordeal that the soldiers had to go through in boot camp which the other movies skipped over. It would make no point in private Taylor’s narrative and it could not have been shown in The Green Berets because Colonel Kirby had no reason to pass through boot camp to be ready for the war. During boot camp, private Joker unveiled his comical nature which helped him get through the ordeal. It allowed him to continue to fight on even after witnessing private Pyle’s murder-suicide.
Many soldiers may have thought that what they were doing was wrong, however they saw the rest of the platoon continuing to do it, so they did too. Harry Stanley, a G.I. who was with the platoon in My Lai, was one of a few who refused the command to kill everyone, however he said something that could explain why soldiers were conforming. In the video, he described how all the young men in the platoon were very similar: they came from the same place and had similar values (Remember My Lai, 1989). Looking at this with conformity in mind, that may have been why conformity was so strong on that day.
“Hacksaw Ridge”: the Film Review Hacksaw Ridge is a war drama based on documentary materials; it was directed by Mel Gibson and first demonstrated in 2016. The film tells story of Desmond Doss, a man with difficult fate. The character does not want to interact with weapons because of his faith and negative previous family experience, like an assault on his brother with a brick or an attempted assassination of own father, which hit his wife, Desmond’s mother. But Doss decided to join the army despite of his believes; the main part of plot happened in Japan in 1945. His refusal of weapons’ usage created contentious relationship with officers and fellow soldier; Doss even fell for tribunal, but was saved by his father, who participated in the Great War.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
He is very hard on the soldiers and he is confronted by Col. Shaw who believes he is being too harsh on the soldiers. Mulcahy, though, disagrees with him saying that they need to grow up. Mulcahy also says things like, “You are ugly Mexican-African fuckin ' whores,” to the soldiers throughout his time training these soldiers. Mulcahy’s attitude towards the African American soldiers throughout Glory is harsh and he is very hard on the men during training. • B- Col. Montgomery: a Union officer who leads a “Raid on Combahee Ferry” in the South (On my DVD, his scene occurs at about the 1:02:00-1:08:00 mark (1hr 2min to 1hr
For those who do not know, those unlucky few who got to boast the title Tunnel Rat were men who were sent in to tunnels to search and kill Viet Cong troops. Cleary this man was one of those unfortunate sons who were drafted in to the military and given flashlight and a knife and were told go ‘em. I looked him up and down trying to read him, it was not hard to know who this person was. He was the quintessential cliché Vietnam Vet, but with that said there was something to the guy that broke all the cliché molds. His movements, and particularly the way his eyes moved around had such a strange charisma too them.
He wanted to be an Army combat medic. As luck would have it, he was assigned to an infantry rifle company. His refusal to carry a gun caused a lot of trouble among his fellow soldiers. They viewed him with distain and called him a misfit. One man in the barracks warned him, "Doss, as soon as we get into combat, I'll make sure you won't come back
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered. The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty.
After the conversation about shooting Candy’s dog, Steinbeck says, “Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal. And Slim gave him none,” (Steinbeck, 1937, p,47). Slim is a character who typically calls the shots throughout the story. He wasn’t the hero of Candy’s dog’s life. Candy’s dog is going to be shot in the back of the head because Carlson doesn’t like the smell and Slim isn’t a hero.
Perceptual filter:” Soldier died because he stopped believing in the mission.” He didn’t do more, didn’t save more United States Marines. He believed the war cause righteous. Kyle is saved by doing what he felt he fell short of doing in Iraq with helping with wounded warriors. He wasnt keeping good relational needs with his wife and friends, examples in the movie was she was angry at him and his blood pressure was high. Kyle seen his identity as being rightious and loyal.