. in addition to inducing psychological trauma, a violent childhood reduces healthy educational opportunities, leaving militancy the only viable career path in later years. War becomes a way of life" (Gates & Reich). War takes a toll on all, and yet it seems the brunt of it is forced on child soldiers. They aren’t allowed to think for themselves, only to act on their commanders orders, and the thought of even leaving resistance armies such as a the LRA comes with the price of possibility of being tortured, and killed.
Often, child soldiers are doing what they do because of drugs or because they are being forced to. Most times child soldiers are not doing what they want. In the article, "Child Soldiers Should Be Prosecuted", the text says "Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not they enlist. After that, they are following orders of adults rather than acting on their own free will. The recruiters of child soldiers also use drugs and alcohol to make children
War Veterans risked their lives fighting for our country, but after the war, they struggle to adjust back to normal life. Many soldiers go through hell on Earth fighting for our country, and witness unimaginable scenes and acts of inhumanity that scar them for life. Nevertheless, when they get back from the war, they still struggle with society along with being unable to cope with their war experiences. They become extremely paranoid and strictly follow the rules and tactics they learned in the military. Most of the time they are unable to adjust back to an ordinary lifestyle.
If Antinous was still alive the suiter’s would have not treated Odysseus like a king, they would’ve treated him poorly with Antinous. Altogether, treatment of Odysseus shows that after they come home people will treat the person differently than they did before and they will not have the honor or loyalty to that specific person. Many years later some veterans are not able to recover from the war and traumatic memories, even after treatment. In this article, four veterans share their story about what triggered their PTSD and what they do for treatment. Mercer, Wiry, Leban, and Graves all have something in common, they all suffer from the disease, PTSD and they all tried to seek some form of treatment.
Mostly because of their families not being able to afford food or water or their families have been killed and they want to get their revenge on that person. Child soldiers are not responsible for their actions due to a lot of people dragging children into the army or feeding drugs to children to make them want to join the army”Child soldiers are not morally responsible for their actions. Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice whether or not they enlist.” This reveals that most of the child soldiers are not responsible for their actions they just do whatever the army tells them to do and
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
Many people do not like their position in this world. For instance, they are vexed from working at a low paying job or pursuing a higher education. And, when they hear of a draft into the military, they go for it eventually regretting their choice, attempting to dodge the draft, change their minds, but cannot do so because they are already in the war. In order to challenge this prevailing ideal, Tim O'Brien wrote The Things They Carried as a memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam war, and to proclaim the injustices of the government towards the soldiers. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental illness.
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). On the other hand, by describing the goods that soldiers carry comprehensively, Tim O’Brien indicates that it was very tough for Jimmy Cross to predict that Ted Lavender would get shot in a break after hours of walking through Vietnam with pounds of stuff on his back. This means while Jimmy Cross is trying to
Their dread, and absence of being locked in will just make them simple prey and destroy forces one by one. When the draft initially started families were devastated to find out that their loved ones had to go away and fight in the war and doing so it tore relationships up and break the mentality of young adults. This created a inept amount of tension within the country and the public was not prepared for this moment and became a danger to the rest of the group they may have served. Ultimately, getting rid of the draft put civilians in ease knowing that they don't have to go off to war without being
Having a joyful childhood was unknown to them as their circumstances had forced them to mature beyond their years. Being only a child, they had to take the roles and responsibilities of adults. Although the situation was not ideal they had no other choice. Every individual was impacted by this powerful war based on location and ethnic backgrounds. Thinking back to the war we feel pity for the men and women who suffered but we forget to sympathize with the kids who had been affected to.