Ancient Rome is recognized for strength in war and battles, so the ideal citizen would be strong and willing to fight. Hunt explains that in Rome “one man’s loss was another man’s gain” (177). The culture of Ancient Rome was aggressive, as the men were trained to fight and be devoted to their country. “Male elites had to be on guard to defend against and avenge any slights to their personal, family, and state honor” (Hunt 177). In The Aeneid, Virgil writes “Roman, remember by your strength to rule // Earth’s peoples-for your arts are to be these: // To pacify, to impose the rule of the law, // To spare the conquered, battle down the proud.” As Aeneas is looking at the fate of Rome in the underworld (1151-1154).
During the 1900s, many people took pride in their countries and wanted to prove the world how great their country is. And to do that, they would have to declare and win a war against their rivals. It led to the war for the reason that the overconfidence fueled their strength in militarism. This is probably why other countries such as Portugal and Italy joined the war- simply because of their confidence. There were downsides to it- it made the war longer then everyone thought it would be as there were so many countries fighting, hence being called World War 1.
Enkidu has yet again, changed Gilgamesh’s mindset to a stronger, braver, and confident character through their bond. Not only have the two faced the dreadful monster Humbaba, but, “Once again Gilgamesh and Enkidu found themselves side by side in battle with a monstrous enemy [the Bull of Heaven]” (12). In their final battle together, Gilgamesh and Enkidu were faced with another beastly animal Neither of them let the other one face a battle alone, making them stronger as a pair. Together Gilgamesh and Enkidu are almost undefeatable because their trust in one another makes it easier to tackle any obstacle in their
We live in a world that is full of lost hope and despair especially when it comes to war and the fear of war. It seems daily that the media continues to hype all the evil that the world has to offer especially when it comes to the foreign countries and all the evil that exist in those regions. Bombings, terrorist attacks, and shootings are just a minor part of TV’s daily news feeds. It was shocking to see the article on CNSNews.com entitled, GI JOE NO GREAT AMERICAN HERO. In that article, a gentleman named McIntyre said the following, “I don’t Ward 3 believe the 'good-versus-evil ' scenario is a valid reason for kids to play with G.I.
Fight Club was created to give the members of the club the feeling of winning and power. After restoring their masculinity and confidence, it would empower the members of Project Mayhem to carry out their jobs. The Project Mayhem members had very dangerous jobs to carry out. For example, towards the end of the novel, the organization attempted to destroy a museum, which represents the history of civilization. Without Fight Club, most of the members may have not had the boldness to carry out the bombing.
He better showed the cold, cruel side of war that other authors looked past. Throughout the story the main character dreams of instances where him and the army he fought for would triumph as heroes and the world would know of their bravery. In reality, as Crane shows, war is still cruel and filled with death.
Homer’s depiction of the nature and character of war itself seem to be unmerciful in its raw form. Throughout the course of book seven of the epic, The Iliad, many events and actions of the characters are in the motive of war and winning a battle. A war in its raw form is where characters are pitted against other characters for the sake of a battle and defeating their enemy, whether they want to annihilate them or to win the spoils of war. The characters in this book when fighting in battles appear to be almost patriotic for their army and are unmerciful. They are passionate in the art of fighting and are eager for it.
The entertainment value will be greater only at the highest rate of sufferings faced by the tributes and ideally witnessing the brutal battle with one another. Voyeurism seems to be the major factor in the minds of the views and that is the reason for gaining interest to watch tributes, who were of course children, fighting and dying. At various points Katniss had talked about past Games and also about the reason for being successful or unsuccessful, and the recurring motif we could see is that the viewers demanded to see the tributes battling one another and not dying too quickly because by then the entertainment may get over quickly. The finale of the Games is to deliver the prolonged suffering of the tributes and so the audience at home seemed to get engaged.
These more primitive roots of war have developed into something a surprising number of people rally around and support. Scientists have determined that war has positive psychological effects because it creates a central conflict to rally around with a community of other people. This “brings a sense of cohesion, with communal goals, and inspires individual citizens (not just soldiers) to behave honourably and unselfishly, in the service of a greater good” (Taylor). Although it might be disconcerting to accept that war actually brings people together, that fact reinforces that meaning does exist behind war because people will not come together and risk their lives for something
especially as they face the consequences and horrific tragedies of war. What is it that they continue to fight for, even at the expense of their lives? What is considered to be so valuable that they are willing to die? And is it worth the risk? These men fight for Kleos, which is an eternal glory.