In conclusion Ishmael was going insane because he was alone he had no one to talk to and he couldn’t sleep at all. The second most important scene in “a long way gone” is when ishmael was capture by the army and ishmael becomes this kid that has no feelings he was just like a killing machine. This is an important moment in the memoir because now ishmael knows the other side of the story that most of the soldiers were taking drugs that’s why they were like killing machines. One quote from the book that exemplifies this aspect of the book is “in the daytime instead of playing soccer in the village square, i took turns at the guarding post around the village, smoking marijuana and sniffing brown cocaine mixed with gunponder.(121) This quote is important because it shows the reader what they were giving them to stay awake and don’t feel anything, it also shows what ishmael had
Soon Louie became so traumatized by the events of War World II, he became an alcoholic. Once Louie’s friends and family realized how bad his drinking habit was they begged him to stop, but their words were not convincing enough. Then one day Louie turned to God and stopped drinking. Hillenbrand wrote “ When they entered the apartment, Louie went straight to his cache of liquor. It was the time of night when they usually took hold of him, but for the first time in years, Louie had no desire to drink”(383).
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo shows the hard work and difficult tasks the men had to go through to prove themselves and protect their country. The war will change the men’s attitudes and the way they do everything. Men made sacrifices in the Vietnam War most people would never make in a lifetime, they will not just sacrifice but push themselves physically harder than most any other men. The men will also emotionally change from constantly watching other men die, or killing other men. The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault.
World War II was a very traumatizing time for the soldiers that fought in it. Unfortunately, the War was also a very traumatic experience for the Japanese Americans that were forced into internee camps. Key examples of those who have struggled through awful conditions are Miné Okubo and Louie Zamperini. Miné is a Japanese American artist who was forced to live in squalor conditions surrounded by armed guards. Louie is an American soldier and a previous Olympic athlete that was beaten daily and starved almost to death in prisoner of war camps.
They knew that there were people leaving their families, some fighting their families, and sadly, many never coming back. But there were few who could overcome this war time and respect the individuals around them as friends, not enemies. The fact of losing a brother over something not governed by your decision is one of the hardest things to handle. This stress was piled onto by the losses of siblings, parents, or any family member, along with the biased opinions of many that were the cause of riots and beatings. The author of Across Five April understood how few Civil War time Americans were kind, honest, and willing to overcome their most deep opinions to support those who have suffered from wartime
In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the young men in battle quickly learn that the war is a awful, destructive force that ruins lives. The boys, who are pressured by their teacher to join the army for glory, soon discover that the war is not glorious, but rather devastating. Paul, the narrator of this novel, goes through a lot of pain as a result of this war. The war destroys Paul and his friends’ lives, both physically and mentally.
A work of fiction with an arthur that speaks his truth through the protagonist, Paul Baumer. Paul’s mental decline after being sent to war by his teachers after learning of duty and honor only to learn of the violent war that held only pain and death which forced him to change from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier to deal with the harsh world he now lived in reflects those of the Lost Generation. The members of the Lost Generation were left damaged after the war without understanding. They were lead astray by society and unable to come back as the young boys that they had left
As stated previously, the government kidnapped Scully in a previous season and experimented on her, resulting in the cancerous tumor. The opposition from cancer does not stop at that, it extends to the men and women responsible for Scully’s abduction and her subsequent affliction. The form of the United States government is that of The Cancer Man, a primary antagonist of the series labeled because of his tenacity for smoking cigarettes in almost every shot of him. While throughout most of the series he is seen as Mulder and Scully’s primary enemy, this episode he does not interact with either of them. He serves as a symbol of care, for only he knows about how Scully recieved the cancerous tumor and how to get it out of her.
Vietnam War veterans represented 9.7% of their generation, and nearly half of the homeless veteran rate fought in Vietnam. The brave men and women that fought in this gruesome conflict signed their life to the federal government to protect and serve this great and powerful nation, and in return there were nothing but hateful, cruel acts towards them, such as called names like “baby-killers” or “murderers”, and even being spit on and trash thrown at them. Let alone the verbal and physical abuse, what made matters worse was that veterans couldn’t find work, after all the training, the experience, no one wanted them, which led most veterans to depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol use, because they felt like they couldn’t do what they had to do to support their family. However, would the homeless, drug and alcohol usage, and unemployment percentages be lower if America actually welcomed them home? These are the hardships Vietnam veterans had to go through when they came home, as heard from Wellston City Council Member and Airman Doug Wright, and what would be different if America wasn’t so hateful towards them and welcomed home the way they should’ve been.
As a returned World War I veteran, Shadrack is traumatized from the scenes he witnessed and took part of during his time there. Consequently, as a way to take control of his fears he institutes National Suicide Day, a day dedicated to all the negative feelings he has, so that the rest of year can be enjoyed without these negative feelings. As he shares this holiday with the townspeople it is described, “The people in the town were frightened; they knew Shadrack was crazy but that did not mean that he didn’t have any sense or, even more important, that he had no power. His eyes were so wild, his hair so long…” (Morrison 15).
Wes and his friend, Shea, were arrested by the police for the graffiti. The police officers decided to give Wes and Shea a second chance after Wes cry because he didn’t want to disappoint his mother. The Other Wes was jealous about his brother Tony about his drug operation that he decide to started selling drugs and the money he receive would buy all the clothes he wanted. Tony was suspecting about Wes being a DJ. In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game”
To me O’brien uses this quote to explain that Vietnam was a pointless war that our country entered and because of that they must live with the deaths of every soldier there, the only goal of the Vietnam war was to survive. 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
During the Vietnam War the soldiers, whether or not they wanted to be there, many of them developed mental illnesses. The things they would experience would cause burdens on them for the rest of their lives. “Ted Lavender, who was scared, carried tranquilizers until he was shot in the head outside the village of Than Khe in mid-April.” (The Things They Carried) Lavender carried tranquilizers until he died, because he was scared.
In the case of Ted Lavender, once he was pronounced dead the men stripped him of his things while waiting for the chopper to pick up his body, and sat “smoking the dead man 's dope (436).” Furthermore, when they drew numbers to determine who scouted out the tunnels, they “always felt the luck of the draw” when they escaped the duty (438). This is because they feared death, but were always embarrassed to admit it. For the soldiers, dishonor was worse than anything else they faced. “They crawled into tunnels and… advanced under fire,” and refused to give up and simply “fall to the ground” all to save their own pride (443).