Shek tried to disperse them, but they wouldn 't budge.”(175) The Sherpas and porters really care about Zopa and they were willing to sacrifice their important jobs to save him. Sherpas and porters are from a country that is pretty poor. When they held the silent vigil they sacrificed not only themselves but their families. Lastly, in the very beginning of the book Peak got in trouble with the law for climbing and tagging skyscrapers. Josh had left all his customers at base camp
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
It is the year 1968, the height of the Vietnam war, you are an American soldier who has just witnessed your friend being shot by a hidden Vietnamese sniper. He is begging and crying for help, a medic tries to help him but he is shot too. Though you are behind cover and are safe from the sniper, you want to help him. But your CO (Commanding Officer) has ordered you to stay behind cover as he wants to wait for tanks and let your friend die. Would you disobey your CO´s command and run out of cover and go help your fellow soldier?
In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer represents the “Lost Generation” with Paul embodying the decline of the young sent to war under the guise of duty and honor propagated by teachers and parents as his character changes from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier who has seen the violent front lines of the war. In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer has been in war for months now sitting in the trenches of the front. His hatred for the war is obvious as he watches men killed in the most of horrendous ways cursing at himself for not feeling anything and becoming an ‘animal’. The war was only made more damaging when Paul and his fellow schoolmates witness the death of their friend, Behm, the first week of war after he was left for
One day in the dugout in no man 's land, the English soldiers are commanded by Sergeant Hanley to attack the German trenches. Charlie disobeys this command since he wants to stay and help Tommo who is injured. This leads Charlie to face a court martial for cowardice. When Charlie attends the court martial, the only witness he has to speak for him is Sergeant Hanley as the other soldiers have been moved to another sector, and the judges believe Tommo’s statements would be biased, being Charlie’s brother. (Morpurgo, 185~194) This way, the judgement of Charlie’s life is made in half an hour, based on unfair and unjust statements.
The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault. Men went through so many tasks during the Vietnam War physically and mentally. The beginning chapters focus on training for war and being prepared for the worst. For example, when there is a sergeant in a room with the marines. The sergeant walks to the chalk board and writes “AMBUSHES ARE MURDER AND MURDER IS FUN” (36-37).
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.
The Marines in the movie never accept responsibility for what they did until they are finally convicted, even then Downey still doesn't understand why they were convicted. This is similar to Calley when he was on the stand for the My Lai massacre. He based his entire defense argument on the fact that he was merely following an order and his actions were not out of line. His actions could also have been caused because he became overwhelmed with the war, and took out his tension on the people of Son Lai, similar to how the guards treated of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. This may be why there was was never any sign of remorse from anyone; the guards, Calley, Dawson and Downey.
The stories, “The Sniper” and “The Scarlet Ibis” are amazing stories with great comparing and contrasting. These stories have emotion that no one could explain. In “The Scarlet Ibis” he leaves his brother behind when a storm approaches and goes back to find him dead. In”The Sniper” while he is at war when he pulled the trigger he went to go see who he killed and it was his brother.Their alike because the express war,brotherhood,and regret.“The Scarlet Ibis” is written by James Hurst. “The Sniper” is written by Liam O’Flaherty.
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.
Where the misdemeanour, and no matter how clear their own child’s guilt, parents ask immediately: Were you with Jasper Jones? (P.g 5, Jasper Jones) This quote demonstrates how the audience originally believed Jasper was nothing but an annoyance to the community. Due to the Vietnam War being such a violent and tragic period in time, this added to the overall ferocity of the setting of the novel as the war influenced the 1960’s immensely. The Lu family who were Vietnamese immigrants were constantly outcast by traditionalists because of their Vietnamese heritage. This is demonstrated in the novel when a member from the town physically abuses Mrs. Lu because her son was elected through to Vietnam.
In his rage, Doug bypasses the wrestling unit until Principal Peaty requires him to take two periods of gym to make up for it. Doug’s fury burns until he catches a glimpse of Coach’s clipboard, full of detailed sketches picturing the Vietnam War. This hits especially close to home for Doug because his brother, Lucas, has recently returned home missing both of his legs. Suddenly, Doug sees Coach in a whole new way; he views Coach as someone who has many gruesome experiences he struggles with. Doug wants Coach to help Lucas, who is dealing with his own burdens of war, but Coach always brushes off his requests.
So we knew the next time they hit us it’s going to be hard.” (bbcnews.com) The Taliban were trying to get inside the outpost but they couldn’t do the Americans heavy machine guns. Eventually more and more U.S. troops were dying and one Heavy machine gun that guarded the entry way to the outpost the man that was shooting it was shot and killed. One marine named Franklin Duffle was not going to let the Taliban into the outpost. He started shooting at the Taliban while The remaining marines could escape. He was shot in the arm and in the leg, but he still kept fighting.
Visualize the worst day a person could imagine, multiply that by 46 days and become starving, dehydrated and fighting off sharks, that’s Louie’s exact life on the raft. Life before the war, an Olympic athlete in his prime, had his dreams crushed when the Olympics had been cancelled due to an uprising in the Eastern part of the world. Hitler and his army had invaded Poland, after that Louie was sent to war. He became a military officer and was highly praised because of his past. Then, he was captured by Japan and sent in to many POW camps and was thoroughly interrogated.
According to the film and book “American Sniper", Chris only felt bad about the lives he couldn 't save, not the ones he did. He had no problem killing the enemy but could not bear to see his fellow servicemen be killed. Many marines look up to him as a savior because he was their only protection when walking down hostile streets. Enemy soldiers would hide and ambush so Kyle would prevent them from ambushing. He has had confirmed kills from over a mile away that most natural men wouldn’t be able to do.