In “The Red Badge of Courage” speaks of a young soldier who gets ready for battle upon the command. He prepares himself by making sure his weapon is loaded and then across fields came men running and yelling and then the firing starred. The young man panicked because now he was unsure whether he had loaded his weapon or not. The difference between the two is the one written in first person makes you feel like you are the young man making that mistake during war,
Tim O’brien uses the style of realism to demonstrate to the reader that a soldier fighting during a war was really very afraid and strongly affected by the danger that they faced rather than the common view that through their bravery soldiers are unemotional. Tim O’Brien uses the literary
Compare and Contrast- Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage Charlie and Henry are the main characters in the book Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage. Both Charlie and Henry, were very young war men, and struggled a lot during the war, both fought with the struggle of wanting to back out of the war, and having the fear of being killed. Many actions and words in Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage show that there are many differences. Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage have many differences. At the beginning of Soldier’s Heart, Charley was really excited to go off to war, He was excited for all the “fame” and attention he would be receiving from everyone around him.
Throughout war and particularly World War 1, soldiers may encounter atrocious, terrifying experiences that sometimes no one could even imagine possible. War’s brutality overall can be extremely damaging to those who have served, with the loss of comrades and scaring deaths, potentially causing psychological damage. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the group of men fighting and struggling for their country together overtime develop a special, strong bond with each other. When going through similar types of experiences, they are easily able to understand one another and eventually love and trust with a extreme bond like no other. The main character Paul Baumer and comrade Katczinsky especially express a powerful brotherhood, shown in many occasions.
Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
Being drafted almost guarantees a spot in the infantry, the most deadly branch of war but may gain honor for the boys back at home if they survive. When Brinker’s father, Mr. Hadley, comes to visit, all three of them discuss (perhaps even argue) about which branch of war the boys should enlist in. Brinker and Gene agree to enlist in branches that secure their safety and lives while Mr. Hadley believes they should enlist in a
Depicting the image of “strength of youth” in “Epitaph on a Soldier” serves to show how since the soldier was young in age, he should have been stronger and more likely to live because of his physicality (3). Tourneur does this to point out how war can take any life at any time and that one is never safe from war. Even though the author paints such a depressing image, he does this in order to support the comforting tone by reassuring in the next line that the soldier “welcomed” death and was ready to die
Subsequently, King Henry moves on to tell the men about the fame they will receive by fighting and living on Saint Crispian’s day, using pathos to appeal to the men’s emotions: “And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, / from this day to the ending of the world, / But we in it shall be remembered-” (40 - 42). After reminding the men of the great respect they will earn in battle, the men realize how winning their battle would have many benefits. Instantly emotionally invested in a victory, the men become more motivated to
Ruby Inman deserts war and searches for happiness and his past lover, Ada. Inman’s experience at war portrays him to be a tough and fearless man, but in reality he deserts like a coward. Soldiers are seen as heroes fighting for their country, and Inman did fight for his country, but leaves as soon as it gets hard. The war tears down his spirits, leaving him feeling broken, lost and constantly conflicted with his thoughts and emotions. He wishes to return to Cold Mountain in pursuit of the happiness war stole from him.
He believes patriotism is almost non-existent which is expressed through the idea that his only motivation for joining the army is the opinions of others and the statement “they carried their reputations. They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to” (The Things They Carried,
When he entered, he was foolish and weak, constantly battling his inner demons. At the beginning the thoughts of war constantly clawed at the youth, chewing away at his bravery. But as time, battles and losses came and passed he grew stronger. There are always three sides of a battle, your side, the opposing side and the biggest threat of all, your own internal side. Henry concurred his not only his part in the war, but his own war, and became no longer a boy,
While the regiment managed to fend off another attack, they may have lost soldiers. Henry worried for himself above all and worried that whether if he stayed or not he would still die, regardless of the result of the battle. After the adrenaline rush of the first attack Henry came to his senses and feared for his life, knowing full well his chances of surviving another attack would be low. Especially now that he was caught off guard and was more scared than the first battle. Despite knowing his regiment might survive he was sure he wouldn 't and ran away to save his own life.