In the chapter “The Man I Killed” by Tim O’Brien, he writes about his feeling of shame and guilt after he killed a man for the first time. He uses repetition to get his point across. He used it to describe the man’s physical traits, he wrote, “The one eye did a funny twinkling trick red to yellow. His head was wrenched sideways, as if loose at the neck, and the dead young man seemed to be staring at some distant object beyond the bell-shaped flowers along the trail. The blood at the neck had gone to a deep purplish black.
It forces O’Brien to truly see what he is doing. The life of the man being taken is similar to the death of Lavender. Both men died to the hands of an enemy soldier who will never know them. Where their lives were taken without knowing their past, or their future. He sees how he has taken countless lives without thought.
Tim O’Brien states, “Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (O’Brien 16). In this quote, Tim O’Brien explains that since Jimmy Cross blames himself about Ted Lavender’s death, he will always be in lieutenant’s head. Thus, the lieutenant will always feel the guilt. With this, Tim O’Brien makes the reader think that Jimmy Cross is the person to blame since he is the head of the group and he has to pay more attention to his plans. Having questions about his love, Martha, in his mind instead of being careful about his men is the reason of him feeling guilty that “the lieutenant’s in some deep hurt” (17).
High school students do not understand how hard it is to live a typical lifestyle while suffering with the psychological impacts of post war. In the novel, The Red Badge of Courage, Henry had to learn about his emotional “on/off switch”. This was how henry was able to kill people during battle because he had to not let his emotions get to him and had to pick when to be emotional or not. This concept in very important for adolescents to realize because war is a scary idea and
A representation of a living hell would be the trenches in trench warfare, where over 200,000 courageous soldiers died fighting for their country. Not only did the soldiers sacrifice their lives, in addition they also suffered non stop until their conclusive breath. Trench warfare was the kind of warfare that no one wanted to fight in because of how dreadful it was and of how it seized innumerable lives effortlessly. Trench warfare was deplorable and seized countless lives because of the chemical weapons used, the diseases caused by the deplorable conditions, and the emotional environment. First of all, one of the most treacherous weapons, that are now illegal, utilized in trench warfare were chemical weapons.
What’s more, readers can also feel of the sadness of author, for he loses his best friend. In addition, author expresses the hate to the war. Last but not least, the line “The torch; be yours to hold it high.” also attracts readers. “Torch” means “hope”.
This quote and his family was established to be one of the reasons he ended his life. Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. Cobain here uses metaphors according to Eva T. S. Sudjana1
The Civil War was a brutal time in American history, pinning neighbor against neighbor. Many families were broken up and soldiers often the went wandering into battle aimlessly. Frustrated by this war, an American author, Stephen Crane shows his distaste for this war by his ironic works: the poem “War is kind” and the short story “The Mystery of Heroism” by bringing the loss of family and pointless deaths to advocate against the war. Throughout “War is Kind” a mockery of how the barbarity of war affect spouses, children and parents of the soldiers lost. It specifically focuses on the families orientated around the soldiers in battle and how their deaths have came to be.
"I love my country, but my country doesn 't love me. " Those are the words used in the story of Major Lance Waldorf who was a commander, colleague, and friend of many people. Sadly, he committed suicide because after being called to war over 7,000 miles away to fight for the oppressed, his country had restricted him of his children; forced him into poverty; turned him into a criminal; and doomed him to prison. Relationship and financial troubles were the primary risk factors associated with his death. Let 's take a closer look at the key facts of suicide in the military, the role social workers play, and suicide prevention.
At the cyclops land Polyphemus killed two of Odysseus men well he ate them. In the book the Odysseus, on page 869 paragraph 2 it cites that “but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out.”. Odysseus saw it and was scared to death but manage to help his men get out the cave. For example, Angelo was in the army with his three friends that he met in the army base. One of his friend’s suicide himself because of PTSD he saw men dead and seeing them die like no other human should see.
Any time someone brings up the war, or asks the soldier about it, all he can think about is the time he was unable to save that one guy, or how he was holding a young soldier in his hands as that young soldier bled to death. Seeing someone die in your arms can and will cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The chapter On the Rainy River is a depiction of what it is a like to get a draft notice. Tim O’Brien exemplifies the emotions a soldier goes through when they get a draft card. The feelings he wants the readers to feel is arguably the best depicted in this chapter. The story is believable, even when as a reader, we know it is not true, because the book is fiction. Tim O’Brien wants us to believe this story because he wants the reader to understand the emotion truth.