First, he mentions the dishonesty of a “one-sided idea of who was kept free” by the war if “the highest percentage of casualties” were African-American (15). Kerry made his speech during the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, and he keeps it in mind when discussing the unfortunate state of veterans in America, particularly black veterans. Similarly, it doesn’t escape his notice that the war America is fighting in a third-world country is much more violent and inhumane than one fought in a European country. He accuses America of losing its “sense of morality” because of its apathy to corruption and massacres such as what happened in My Lai (16). Due to such destructive war tactics, Kerry says that “America placed a cheapness on the lives of” the Southeast Asians that they were fighting (17).
After the 9/11 attacks, America was devastated and distraught. America was in need of a leader. We needed someone to take us in and protect us, to make us feel safe again. George W. Bush (our president at this time) acted as our protector. He comforted America with his sympathetic words, but also managed to bring forth fear to the terrorist.
“In Chapter 15: The Great City,” Butler recounts how Americans often view modern-day Babylon as antagonistic, sinful countries that are doomed when Jesus returns. We, however, share many characteristics with ancient Babylon and will be confronted with much of our country’s evil when holy war occurs. Not only does holy war allow for our evil to be confronted, but it also allows us to live more peacefully. In “Chapter 16: Agents of Wrath,” God’s coming holy war will drive out the evil forces that are corrupting the earth. Therefore, we will live better lives instead of wallowing in sin and misery.
The cruelty of life can change one’s perspective of the world. When people experience difficulties in life, like loss and grief, they sometimes struggle to come to terms with the sadness and the truths of reality. Some may become traumatized and tempted to get a revenge due to the sudden loss in order to cope with the sadness within oneself and sometimes may become stuck. In the anti-war film Platoon written by Oliver Stone, Chris Taylor is a naive adolescent, who volunteers to go to war to fight for his country due to his moral obligation. The death of his mentor named Elias completely ends the remainder of the innocence that Chris once had, but additionally, he has become the reluctant to leave the war at the end of the film.
Because many injury victims are young, more years of life are lost in males below the age of 65 from trauma than from cardiac and cerebrovascular disease, or from cancer, in the United States, Japan, and several European countries.14, 15 In the civilian population, the leading causes of TBI are falls (35.2%), motor vehicle crashes (17.3%), blunt impact (16.5%), and assaults (10%). Falls preferentially account for TBI at extremes of age, namely 65 years. Motor vehicle collisions (MVC) are the predominant cause of TBI in teens and young adults. Penetrating TBI is far less common than blunt (closed head) injury but is associated with worse prognosis.16 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among persons in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI.
Willy Loman is a financially struggling man in his sixties looking for success for him and his family. Miller depicts Willy as a tragic character in his willingness to preserve his dignity. Additionally, Willy’s dignity is tainted in the story because of his flawed philosophy of the American Dream. This along with unjust comparisons leads to Willy’s death. Based on how Willy Loman evaluates himself unjustly, he is a tragic hero because he must do anything to preserve his dignity, and his false impression of the American Dream, which leads to his downfall.
Similarly, Katherine Carlson labels Great Expectations a ‘dark bildungsroman’ as the childhood experiences of Pip transform him into a troubled adult. Pip’s adult focaliser longs to ‘dissolve the spell of his childhood’ as he regrets the way that his past has claimed him in regard to his grim outlook, cruel behaviour and fixation with wealth. Dicken’s clever employment of ‘spell’ confirms the everlasting effect that his past has on Pip as it is likened to a curse or a burden that he is forced to carry. Thus, both Dickens and Hosseini portray such a rite of passage by betraying the boys’ loss of innocence through their troubled focaliser. It is the harsh reality
Around these six terms we would shape the whole story of Orwell’s mind and heart, taking his fiction and non-fiction together as a whole. Thought the writher`s nightmarish visions of 1948 did not come true in 1984, his timely warning was good for the political health of the world of our times. Orwell`s protest is against
Justification “Andrew Jackson and search for Vindication” by James C. Curtis, presents the life of young Jackson and his traumatic ordeals that lead him to develop an unhealthy obsession for his deprived mentality of the term, justice. The author develops Jackson’s obsession through childhood experiences with the loss of family that is incredibly linked to violent battles. Curtis uses these traumas to emphasize Jackson’s character progression throughout the novel to better understand the complexity of Jackson’s paranoid views on the corruption of U.S. government and his selfish search for justice. His ardent desire for “justice” is nothing more than his selfish desire to be right in his reaction to the violence of war and the government itself. To begin, the author commences the novel with the chapter “Back Country Survival”, a title parallel to its contents.
Throughout his whole life he was trying to be the man which was opposite his father; not weak, and poor. When he comes face to face with his true identity, he commits suicide, which portrays him as a tragic hero. Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is relevant in today’s world because it questions the voice of native African’s identity. Achebe’s visionary regarding Things Fall Apart helps uncover the tragedy today of the effects of dehumanising of cultural arrogance and absolutism. They are manifested as the moral arms of cynical campaigns still at work today in Iraq and
Kyle now in on stage three accepted he had “a spoiled identity, one with a tarnished reputation” (Adler & Adler, 2012, p. 248), a secondary deviance, and he understood not everyone looked at him the same way as before. The label became a self-fulfill prophecy. The effect of the identity labeling resulted in society’s divisive opinions to his military service and behavior in Iraq suggesting him passing through stage six. Kyle’s deviance became a master status overpowering the society’s view and opinion of military service. Taking people’s lives to save others is still a
According to John R. Lott Jr., PhD. “When states passed concealed carry laws during the 19 years we studied (from 1977 to 1995) the number of multiple- victim public shootings declined by 84%. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90% and injuries by 82%. In fact FBI crime data by economist and political commentator John R. Lott Jr, calculated that 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults, and 12,000 robberies could have been prevented between 1977 and 1992 if concealed carry could have been legal in every US state during that time period,”(ProCon.org). This proves that, by passing concealed carry laws, the percentage of crime has decreased ,and states have become safer due to restrictions but still allowing people to protect
Fresno County is located in the central regions of California (CA). Current estimates put the population at around 965,000 which represents a huge 20% increase over the last 14 years. Most of the population growth came from the Hispanic and Asian communities, which now represent over 33% of the total population. Given the County 's proximity to both Sacramento and Los Angeles, they too suffer from a large number of crimes and death related to drug abuse and addiction. Startling Statistical Information About Drug Abuse in Fresno County, California While Trust for America 's Health reported the state of California has the 15th lowest fatality rate (10.6 out of every 100,000 people) from drug overdose, the number is quite misleading considering the vast population of the state.
In almost three-quarters of the deaths recorded between 2000 and 2012, alcohol was involved, said Jennifer Pilgrim, a researcher from the department of forensic medicine at Monash University. The increase in occurrences of alcohol- and drug-fuelled attacks has led to the New South Wales government instituting the ‘king-hit’ law. 2. There are many instances where king hit attacks have led to the