The stories are told in a first person point of view and are told by writing about it. Tim in The Man I Killed had difficulty with speaking about the Vietnamese Man he killed but found ease with speaking on it by writing. In “Stan”, by writing letters and reading them aloud it helps the reader comprehend the situation. Kiowa is trying to convince Tim to speak on the situation and let his emotions out but Tim is having an internal conflict with himself. Tim doesn’t want to talk about how he killed the Vietnamese Man because he is in shock and can’t accept what he done.
The physical injuries sustained by men on the frontline in All quiet on the western front were absolutely horrendous. Remarque communicated this through his vivid use of gore and graphic imagery, however did was not supposed to be a surprise factor, but more for the reader to truly understand what soldier could go through. For example, Remarque made it very clear that he was aware of the pains men were forced to endure when he put Paul and
The memoirs of this book try to convey and inform you about real problems in the world and that we need to step in. My honest opinion about A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah is that this book was amazing, I loved it because it 's like a testimony I think Ishmael Beah wrote this not just to inform you but to get over his pain from his past but sometimes you can’t get over your past sometimes the scars aren’t just on you body but in your head too. Everyone suffers but not like Ishmael did for years he suffered and he had to kill. In ways I can connect to the suffering but not to the war part this book no matter who you are you might able to connect to this book in some way it tell the truth about life. I think people in the war might like the book, mostly males ages 17-21, privileged societies that can hear what 's really going on in
“Jimmy Cross, Norman Bowker... - slog through the emptiness and dangers of their Vietnam tour in this haunting and acclaimed collection …” (Tim O’Brien). By just reading the synopsis of The Thing They Carried on the back of the cover, it is presumably believed that the book is about a platoon of heroic and glorious American soldiers, who fought in the Vietnam War. However, there is no mention of any primary Vietnamese characters except for the chapters “The Man I Killed,” and “Style.” On the whole, the perceptions and experiences of American soldiers are reflected throughout the book. The absence of the Vietnamese characters from the rest of the text raises essential questions about the main purpose of the narrative for writing and distinction
In the chapter “The man I Killed,” O’Brien narrates an incidence which had permanently destroyed his life, murdering an innocent man. He had a lot of difficulties describing the man he killed, and that is why he avoided using the first person in his narrative. The reason for doing this was to relieve some of his guilt which had possessed him. Nevertheless, O’Brien could not hinder himself from picturing a complete imaginary life for the Vietnamese soldier. He outlined the similarities that he possessed and those of the dead man.
This is the author’s attempt to emulate the influence of war onto a soldier — disorientation. The Vietnam War was the first war in American history during which medical researchers detected traces of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans. Today, there are countless American soldiers who suffer from trauma associated with their experiences in war. One approach that the human mind takes to counter painful memories is to repress their experiences. Soldiers will subdue real life occurrences that trigger these memories, which is the purpose for all the shifts and gaps in Going After Cacciato.
Death is given a new light in “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Death is personal yet very distant. He wants to be friends and every character knows him on a personal level but they cannot communicate. The theme of death is show in two different ways throughout this story. Death the character is personified and is also the narrator, but actual death is show in the concept that all the character’s have of him.
I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this He had the eye of a vulture.” (page 381, Poe) The man had thought to kill the man because of the look of his eye, though he said he loved the old man because he had never wronged him. For a prosecutor that wants to put him in an institute, they could argue that he was sick and had a disease that sharpened his sense to destroy. For instance, while he was planning to kill the old man he had felt an awful drumming, a hellish tattoo. A further example can be, when the officers had come in he had become anxious, nervous and all these mad thoughts filled his head.
After experiencing the horrors of World War I, Paul believes he is “nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end” (Remarque 185). Paul is in fact guilty for his involvement in the violence of the war. He realizes this fact and becomes dispirited because he bemoans allowing himself to get involved in such cruelty. Despite the fact that Paul experiences adverse emotions because of it, he learns from his past blemishes. Even though he can never really rescind his previous actions, he still uses them as a guide towards refraining from repeating the same missteps.
His justification for the crime shows clear instability“I loved the old man. He had never wronged me… For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye!”(Poe,1843) This shows that he is mentally ill because he had no real reason or prior experiences with the man to explain why he murdered him except for that he had an ‘evil eye’. Additionally, his mental illness caused him to hear voices and sounds for example “I heard things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell.”(Poe,1843) With this in mind, it is necessary for him to be placed in care with proper medical supervision.