Wilson truly loved Myrtle, so after her death Wilson goes on a rampage. He thought of himself as a man of God, but after looking at where that got him, he decides that his morality should take a backseat to his vengeance. After feeling as though his religion has failed him. Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better. Wilson’s social class gave him reason to look to religion for answers and moral values, and as a result of this he was more susceptible to falling hard when tragedy eventually struck.
This choice indicates that Rodwell is not as naive as one might assume he is. While he is blindsighted by the cruelty of those in war, he soon acknowledges this new reality, and in doing so, takes his own life. By joining the military, Rodwell knowingly submitted himself to situations that would almost certainly compromise his own happiness. It is not until he sees men in the trenches killing for pleasure as opposed to necessity that he is driven beyond the point of no return, alluding to the true nature of his character as an individual who places the happiness of others, including animals, above his own interests. In direct opposition of Rodwell, another important character, Barbara d’Orsey, acts in a manner that places her own needs above those of others around her.
A War Within War is inevitable, war is not peaceful nor accepted by many. War is the act portrayed by many men and women who believe they’re making a difference, that one less life in the world is nothing more than the act of taking it. Wars come and go claiming they’re making a difference in a positive way liberating a certain territory, whilst destroying it. War is the true equalizer between life and death, fairness and irony. The novel “My Brother Sam is Dead” symbolizes many of these traits.
He places the lives of his men in danger because he values rank more than his men, and when it becomes apparent that his men can not win he declares, “If those little sweethearts won’t face German bullets, they’ll face French ones”(2). At the loss of the battle, General Mireau places the loss of the battle on his soldiers, calling them cowards. To save his own hide, he allows three innocent men to be tried, convicted, and shot for the sake of his perceived glory. Of all the characters, that which displays the most cowardice in their path to glory, is Lieutenant Roget. Not only does he run from the enemy, but when it comes time to choose which of his men are to die for General Miraue, Lieutenant Roget selects the one man that could call out his own cowardice, Corporal Paris.
Support #1 The older brother says, “ I should have already admitted defeat, but my pride wouldn’t let me.”(221) Support #2 Doodle says, “Brother, Brother, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!”
In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Poe the narrator feels the need to justify his reasoning for being bothered by the old man’s eye. He knows this is wrong, but in his mind if he justifies it and actually makes sense then it is okay. “Whenever it fell upon on me, my blood ran cold, and so by degrees, very gradually, I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and this rid myself of the eye forever.” Poe. This sounds very devious and selfish right?
Though intelligent, Odysseus lacks the wisdom to control his nature. “He comes to grief because he cannot resist the temptation to gloat over his victory and make sure that his enemy knows the identity of his vanquisher” (494). Over the course of his journey for self knowledge, Odysseus slowly becomes more and more aware of his fault in character. He finds himself allowed to return to his native Ithaca after remaining on Calypso’s island for years. In a sense, his imprisonment there had served as penance.
In the beginning of the novel, the nameless invisible man heard the dying words of his grandfather which states "overcome 'em with yeses [and] undermine 'em with grins, agree ‘em to death and destruction. let em swoller you till they vomit or burst wide open." (pg.16) the narrator grandfather views this as war and advocate; by playing the system which oppresses your very existence, you can essentially take them for everything. these words became a paradox to the protagonist throughout the book; he was confused and didn 't understand the true meaning of what his grandfather had said at first. As an eager, ambitious and optimistic individual, he soon realizes the benefit of being invisible to the world.
In Good-Bye to All That, Robert Graves buries the beliefs of his youth and replaces them with the values he learned fighting in the trenches. Graves sees the trench warfare of World War I as a true nightmare, which makes him not have any respect for the trivial rules and etiquettes that his superiors want him to follow. When he and
Imagine that you are going into the Civil war and not knowing anything about weapons, of combat, or the fact that there are about nine different steps to loading a musket. That is what Henry Fleming the main character of The Red Badge of Courage written by Stephen Crane had to do. The Red Badge of courage is about a young boy named Henry Fleming who decides to fight in the Civil War. He meets a boy named Wilson and they both need to be courageous during the horrifying battles.
Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage and Komunyakaa’s “Camouflaging the Chimera” may seem quite similar, but they are in fact very different from each other. For instance, The Red Badge of Courage focuses on one main character while “Camouflaging the Chimera” focuses on a group of soldiers. So, despite how similar they may appear at a first, when you dig deeper and take a closer look, you’ll find that they are not as similar as you thought.
The excerpt we read from Stephen Crane's novel The Red Badge of Courage and Yusef Komunyakaa's poem camouflaging the Chimera have some similarities and differences apart from them being decades apart. Some of the similarities and differences between the two works include themes, language, and genre. The themes of the works are very different because in Crane's piece the theme is about one young soldier who wants to be remembered after the civil war as war hero and eventually have a statue built in his honor. In Komunyakaa's piece the point of view of a whole group of soldiers.