Speeches in America’s history have been very powerful and moving. The speech given by Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain before the Battle of Gettysburg that changed the minds of 114 mutineers to fight alongside him in this battle. I feel like I could compare Colonel Chamberlain's speech to the wonderful “I Have a Dream Speech” spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both of these amazing and powerful words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. Colonel Chamberlain’s speech were trying to move these mutineers to fight for his regiment that is below half strength and Dr. King is trying to get rid of racism.
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.
Also, many diseases went on during this war, including more things for example: we were the Continental army, many people deserted to not fight in the war, scarlet fever was one of the best known diseases, Howe's army quartered in Philadelphia, valley forge was a camp 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia, quakers were people who fed the Continental army. The first reason I will re-enlist is because of family. Family is a very important thing to remember. “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.” Thomas Paine’s strong words help me to stay and fight for my country. (Paine 153) “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.” Paine’s words are more than strong enough to help us win.
Though they are miles away from the war of Afghanistan, their family encounters a battle of their own. He portrayed this similar struggle in the character of Baba, as he adjusts his lifestyle in America. “For Baba, [America is] a place to mourn his [memory]” (p.140) This line depicts the struggle Amir’s father experience as he leaves his wealth behind Kabul and start a new beginning in San Francisco. Similar with Hosseini’s parents “…it was an even more difficult adjustment for my parents to be uprooted and to have lost everything they had worked their lives for, and to have to restart their lives essentially from scratch and to try to restart a life in an environment that was dramatically different from the one they were accustomed to.” (Hosseini, 2012) The other emigrant characters in the novel experience the same struggle. They serve as a microcosm of other Afghan emigrants who seek refuge in other countries.
After completing the book, “Soldier’s Heart,” by Gary Paulsen, I truly believe that Charley Goddard suffered from PTSD during and after fighting in the Civil War. Charley was only 15 when enlisted and had no idea what he was getting himself into. He was attracted to the high paying salary and the thought of being considered a man. Charley believed that the shooting war would be a fun adventure and the experience of a lifetime. It wasn’t
Irony in Remarque 's, All Quiet on the Western Front Some historians and people describe World War I as “The Great War,” a label that must be ironic to those who have fought it and lost their friends and family. Erich Maria Remarque 's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, narrates the lives of several young soldiers, Paul, Tjaden, Albert and Müller, among others, who enlisted to defend the German lines. Their schoolteachers encouraged them to enlist by stressing the nobility of and courage in serving and protecting the nation. However, deep in the trenches, Paul and his friends rapidly learn the difference between what they had been taught about the war and what the war itself has taught them. All Quiet on the Western Front reveals
The poem Barbara Fritchie states, “she leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with royal will”, Barbara says, “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country’s flag.” In this instance Barbara Fritchie means you can shoot her but do not destroy the country’s flag. In the article A soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan the author states, “Segers was enjoying a promising career as a chef when the economic recession forced him to consider joining army.” This is an example of patriotism because he joined the army to fight for his country instead of pursuing his dreams to become a chef which shows his
5. Who is/was their role model, or strong influence in their life? Why/how? For those who may not know, Sir Winston Churchill was not really a good performer in school, which is an aspect that triggered his father to take him to a military academy; he succeeded after failing three times. He worked in military camped and emerged position 20 out of 130, an aspect that aspired his military career and succession to power. In his life and career, Winston had some people, emulated; the first figure was Lord Randolph Churchill, his father, who shaped Winston’s life in term of political career and leadership.
There is no other purpose for this. Our society should be more interested in the salary of our soldiers and we should support them, more than football icons. There is one NFL football player who can help prove this. Pat Tillman was a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals in 1998. When the United States invaded Afghanistan, Tillman decided to put his professional career on hold in order to join the U.S. military.
Fussell cited a newspaper story about a London man who killed himself out of concern that he might not be accepted for service in the Great War, and noted, “How can we forbear condescending to the eager lines at the recruiting stations or smiling at news like this.” But in the summer of 1968 Tim O’Brien, a twenty-one-year-old in a small Minnesota town, a liberal supporter of Eugene McCarthy and an opponent of the war in Vietnam, submitted himself for induction into the United States Army. O’Brien couldn’t bring himself “to upset a peculiar balance between the order I knew, the people I knew, and my own private world,” he wrote, in “If I Die in a Combat Zone,” his 1973 Vietnam memoir. “It was not just that I valued that order. I also feared its opposite—inevitable chaos, censure, embarrassment, the end of everything that had happened in my life, the end of it all.” Was O’Brien’s fear of dishonor entirely different from the impulse that drove a forty-nine-year-old man to throw himself under a van in
In comparison, The Things They Carried and The Battle of Ong Thanh video had several alike features such as youthfulness, unfamiliar surroundings, and the fear of dying. For example, in the video soldiers would talk about their experience and feeling towards it. As said in The Things They Carried, “In June of 1968, a month after graduation from Macalester College, I was drafted to fight a war I hated. I was twenty-one years old” (38). These men were scared, untrained, and no longer hopeful for the future.
Dr. Waldo ( who is a great surgeon ) gave us inoculations for smallpox so that we could get rid of the harmful disease(YouTube Valley Forge 2015). General Washington who thought of the inoculation idea was genius now 49/50 survive the smallpox inoculation. Britain who has encountered with smallpox has not found a cure for smallpox. Some of their men are now dying from smallpox. Dr. Waldo who tries to save us soldiers has been doing well, but harsh on us soldiers because we are the ones fighting with all the injuries ( Waldo, Doc.
Marquis de lafayette Marquis de lafayette heard of the American revolution and got inspired.He decided to help but he never thought he will become one of America 's greatest hero. Marquis participated in the battle of brandywine where he got wounded so he called for a retreat which got all of his men out safely. Marquis showed great ability in following orders then later starting climbing ranks atill he became commander. Marquis was a very noble and loyal soldier he was very loyal to george washington. In the battle of barren hill his army was ambushed but in the end the british still had to retreat because of how strategic and skillful Marquis is.