The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty. It was the draft which brought these boys into the fight involuntarily, to fight a war which they saw no meaning in. Many of these boys are the sons of veterans who fought in World War II, that came home to parades and were held up like heroes for fighting. Honorary men of the country and the soldiers fighting for Vietnam did not want to disappoint them. Thus, when O’Brien mentions in the quote, valor was not the point, he is trying to explain to the reader that the men went like it was a job they had to do, not a random act of courage that willed them to proceed.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Once Walt starts producing methamphetamine, its criminality starts to wear down to viewers because Walt is still that loving family man who is trying to support his family. The way crime is viewed in Breaking Bad is like a paradigm shift of ideology. All of Walter's actions are justified because of the emotional attachment and sympathy from viewers. Walt knows he is going to die from cancer and wants to ensure his family financial stability even if that means going to the extremes of engaging in illegal actives. Breaking Bad has been labeled as one of the best shows of its time (Forbes 2016, Rolling Stone 2016).
“We must strive to be like the moon” p.16 Why does suffering happen to the innocent? Maybe without suffering in war there wouldn’t be any compassion and love in the world. Ishmael Beah a boy soldier who lost his childhood and everything he loved, fought with his conscience as the years went by as he killed his memoirs. This book is memoirs of boy soldiers and war. I think this book is geared to the privileged, 17-21 year olds mostly males also people in the military.
The story “Stop the Sun” by Gary paulsen shows the effects of war. The story shows the negative side effects on terry’s father and that his father is trying to protect terry from knowing the truth about war. His father said “you can’t know this his father said, after a time you can’t know this thing”(pg 107). His father is trying to protect his son from being tortured by his memory from the war. This is important because he wants to protect his family.
When Farid confronts Amir about his business in Afghanistan, he tells the family about his quest to find his nephew, Sohrab. They call him “an honorable man” and “a true Afghan” which makes Amir uncomfortable because in his mind, those descriptions define Hassan, not himself (238). At first, he does not agree with them and still views himself as a coward. However, those comments also nourish the idea that because he made the selfless decision to risk his life to save Sohrab, maybe he really can be able to adopt some of Hassan 's honorable qualities and forgive himself. Having seen tangible evidence of the changes in his demeanor, the weight of his guilt lessens, but Amir still cannot completely forgive himself.
William Timothy O’Brien was born on October 1, 1946. As a young man he rallied against the Vietnam war. However sometimes later he got the draft notice. He was torn between going, therefore leaving his convictions aside; or deserting and face the embarrassment he would cause to his family, friends. He decided to go, and fought in the Vietnam war.
My brothers let kids bully them over it and it really hurt them emotionally and it caused one of my brothers to physically harm themselves. After that happened I started having my brother come along with me when I did my volunteer work and listen to the stories of these people. They had regular lives at one point also. There was one older kid we met whose father was abusive to him and his mother, so they left with only the cloths on their backs and ended up at the shelter. He was one of the smartest kids I’ve ever met and now he serves our country, he grew up and joined the military.
In the novel Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, displays the struggles of Amir’s childhood to earn back his redemption for the acts against him. Amir had been a disappointment to his father Baba who had because he has not lived up to Baba 's standards. Through the start of the novel redemption seems unreal after the horrific event of the rape scene, but events flip and turn towards the positive side of the need for helping others. Amir who had betrayed his brother Hassan during the horrific rape scene, not fighting back save his life, realizing what he had done wrong in that situation. To earning what had been missing in the redemption to show Hassan who he really was he goes back to Kabul to save his nephew, who had been Hassan 's son.
Jim is a good friend to Huck because he protects Huck from seeing his dead father in the cabin (Twain 52). Jim proves his friendship early in their journey, but it takes Huck a bit longer. Huck eventually proves his friendship to Jim by ripping up a letter that he was going to send to Miss Watson. The letter would explain that Jim was innocent of Huck’s “death” and where he would be going (Twain 220). Huck proves his friendship to Jim with this small, but the very courageous action of not sending the letter and ripping it up instead.