Proving Personal Morals Disaster is inevitable, but how a person copes with their woes never fails to unveil their true identity. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, almost every single character battles some \kind of hardship. Jean-Louise “Scout” and Atticus Finch, as well as Arthur “Boo” Radley are all challenged with with being true to themselves after an affliction. When an individual combats social adversity, then they become valiant and intrepid, because they want to prove their personal integrity. Arthur Radley, better known as Boo, is viewed as the very origin of evil, an umpteen amount of times throughout the novel, although it is gradually shown that is not the case.
The quote shows how death is a main part of the sniper’s job because he is part of war. The quote shows how simply death could come in war, and how this text presents it in a quite brutal way. In “War Is Kind” the soldiers were extremely proud of killing, and were training to kill easier, “Make plain to them the excellence of killing” (22). This quote shows that the result of everything they were doing, and pretty much the result of war itself was death. The quote shows how death as I said for the other literary piece was a very subjective thing, no feeling attached.
But it was Billy who shot and killed Abdul. Both the snipers had locked on to each other and a single pull of the trigger could end one mans life. In the end Billy was a split second faster and his bullet that was to make its way to Abdul hit the target, he had just won a personal battle against the crack shot Turkish sniper. He showed courage even after being shot to get revenge on the man that shot him, when Abdul was shot the Aussies felt safer because they weren 't being shot as an enemy sniper as
But he had a curiosity of who the enemy sniper was. He ran toward the dead man and a machine gunner was shooting at him. He got to the man and flipped him over. He then saw the man's face--it was his brother. In conclusion being heartless isn't always good because in the end it can hurt you more than you wanted.
Through this ordeal, Spunk is forever changed for this is the moment that caused him to open up something that fear would take control over. He learns that although he was strong and could easily kill Joe, he himself would ultimately be his own downfall. Joe is the antagonist even though he is the weaker one between himself and Spunk. Joe knows that his beloved wife Lena has the hots for Spunk, but he has absolutely no intention of getting her back. There is even a full paragraph on the first page that explains his feelings on the situation.
The platoon does no take kindly to Joker because he wears a peace symbol on his uniform in an attempt to portray the "duality of man.” Although he is at first opposed to violence, he comes to grips with it when his troop begins taking sniper fire and many are killed. Later he ends up shooting an injured Viet Cong sniper (a girl of about 14) in the heat of a moral dilemma that there is really no correct answer to. This is a very hard thing for an American raised on the values of childhood and family to deal with as the girl was so young. Full Metal Jacket is a pretty historically accurate film. It makes references to
That is when O’Brien kept staring at the star-shaped structure as he described it. Kiowa later comes back and informed O’Brien that it was a real war, and he had no alternative. Through this, it is clear that Kiowa acted as a calming presence for the killer O’Brien. It seems like he was trying to remind him that it is not like he killed the man without a discrete reason. In fact, war changes the real definition of murder.
The author’s use of symbolism illustrates Francis’ pride as unwavering but also portrays his character as intimidated when it comes to face the unknown. The use of guns symbolises Francis’ need to be in control but he does not know how to handle intense situations. He wants to be the one shooting and hitting the targets but does not understand the reality of it. When he is finally experiencing the actuality of killing a ferocious animal the story states, “Macomber opened the breech of his rifle and saw he had metal bullets, shut the bolt and put his rifle on safety. He saw his hand was trembling.” (Hemingway 7).
Although these men are not fighting for a great reason, when “honor’s at the stake” (4.4.59), they fight to their “imminent death” (4.4.63). This shows how Hamlet should act since his justification for seeking revenge is far greater than this army’s reasons for going to battle. Since these soldiers “go to their graves like beds” (4.4.65), Hamlet acknowledges that he must take action and have his “thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth” (4.4.69). In this soliloquy, Hamlet realizes that it is necessary to take action now. For too long, he has worried about the aftermath of murdering his uncle, but now he has been motivated by Fortinbras’ army willing to die for a worthless cause.
“A lad whose face had borne an expression of exalted courage…was, at an instant, smitten abject…he saw the fleeting forms…Directly he began to speed toward the rear in great leaps.” (Crane 75-76). During his second battle Henry was tired and unlike the first battle he did not fall into the “battle sleep” where the fighting became automatic for him. Instead Henry was afraid and since he had not yet found courage he saw the other soldiers fleeing and so he fled himself. At first Henry believed that to obtain courage you needed to be wounded and after he fled without a wound he believed everybody would see him for the coward he was. “He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage” (Crane 100).
He stood up to people he knew would be able to make his life miserable. He did all of this while remaining calm. Doing that takes a lot of courage and bravery because he knew there was a chance of something terrible happening to him. “‘If you make a move, they’ll have to change your name from Assef ‘The Ear Eater’ to ‘One-Eyed Assef,’ because I have this rock pointed at your left eye.’ He said this so flatly that even I had to strain to hear the fear that I knew hid under his calm voice” (Hosseini 42). In this quote, Hassan is pointing a slingshot at Assef’s left eye, ready to shoot him after he knocked him over with a rock.
We are insensible, dead men, who through some trick, some dreadful magic, are still able to run and to kill" (116). Then as the soldiers approach the retreating enemies, "We bayonet the others before they have time to get out their bombs. Then thirstily we drink the water they have for cooling the gun" (116/117). The fear of death and the idea of war, in a way, has sickened them. They do not care about hygiene or ethics.
He was constantly faced with close calls, like when was in a situation where a woman was hiding a grenade under her clothes. (Deutsch, Lindsey) Should he take the woman 's life, even if not completely sure of her intentions? He was always in danger and had to think on his feet. Ending one previously seeming innocent person 's life could save his whole troop. Some things may seem unethical from a far in war but, bad happens, and with an enemies push you can 't pull, you have to push back, but stronger.
The fear of death got so intense that men ultimately thought death was the only way to escape. Death wasn’t only feared in a scared way, sometimes it was in a way that made men evil, Mitchell Sanders tells Alpha Company a story of a man who fled from his platoon to go and sleep with a Red Cross nurse only to return days later, excited more than ever about being back in combat because everything else was to peaceful and he wanted to hurt people again. Nightmares are feared by many people in society today but we have a way to escape and still live our lives. What happens when you live in your nightmare like every man in Vietnam did, not knowing when or how death was going to come for you, and knowing the only way of escaping that hell was to kill whatever stood in your way, to be wounded severely, or to give up life
The intelligent and strategic sniper has to protect his life by killing others, and even though his brother dies because of this he was correct in his decision to kill. The sniper enjoys very much his job and is willing to fight for the republican side,“They were deep and thoughtful, the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death.” (O’flaherty, 2). This shows that the sniper is committed to the job he is required to perform. He knows he is always exposed to death and is never safe, so he always uses his critical thinking and strategic planning to get out of a dangerous situation. The sniper finds himself in a position where it’s either kill or get killed “The sniper lay still for a long time nursing his wounded arm and planning escape…