He enlists into the regiment with immense dream, becoming a hero in the battle as the ancient Greek soldier did. He desires far from noble; Henry hopes that an impressive performance on the battlefield will immortalize him as a hero among men based on his dramatically belief. Ironically, Henry runs from his own intelligence in order to justify his cowardice by condemning the soldiers who escape from the battle are “wise enough to save themselves from the flurry of death." Henry's lack of a true moral sense aids Henry to restore his fragile self-pride If others call him a hero, he believes he is the one. His first focused desire to get good reputation makes him to distort the reality and his moral acknowledgement.
Comparing and Contrasting the Red Badge of Courage and Soldier’s Heart Soldier’s Heart and The Red Badge of Courage are both very similar. They both include young boys enlisting for the Union to fight in the Civil War. Charley and Henry are both in for a rude awakening for what is bound to happen. Both boys change, one for the better and one for the worst. War is a terrible thing and both boys are soon to realize the reality of the decisions that they are making.
In “ The Red Badge of Courage ” by Stephen Crane, symbolism is frequently used as a demonstration for the main character’s credulity, his instinctive perspective of war as well as the barbarity of the battlefield . Through this masterpiece, Stephen Crane wants to remind us all that people at times have immature feelings and trivial desires even though they may end up in tragedy. However, such fascination is nothing but a gullible thought of the adolescent. In this story, the main character- Henry is a boy who is overwhelmed by the eminence of war and the acknowledgement enlisting the army. Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service.
1. “The Successes and Failures of Chancellorsville” is very detailed in its story about the war. The shooting starts and then some of the men start not listening to orders and begin doing their own thing. Then the shooting is over, and the soldiers finally reach their destinations. In “The Red Badge of Courage” speaks of a young soldier who gets ready for battle upon the command.
The growth of characters in stories is traditionally based upon a need to change in order to overcome a conflict. However, in Richard Wright’s “The Man Who Was Almost A Man”, Dave Saunder’s conflict is changing as a person, becoming older, and achieving all the status that being a man entails. “One of these days he was going to get a gun and practice shooting, then they couldn’t talk to him as though he were a little boy” (Wright 215). This quote exemplifies the constant urge to be respected as a man, an intangible asset that Dave hopes to achieve with the acquiring of tangible assets. Richard Wright utilizes physical objects and social interactions to shape the motivation of the protagonist, Dave Saunders, into a character motivated by a yearning for a premature transition into adulthood.
Finny is a person who you can get along with easily, so if he ever joined the war, he would interact with the opposing team, which he would cause confusion, and eventually become the enemy. Finny doesn’t have natural boundaries and how he seems to be neutral when comes to taking sides. “If he ever attacked at all: if he was indeed the enemy” (Knowles 204). Gene is suggesting that wars start in individuals and then gradually build to larger wars, where innocent people are killed. Mr. Hadley says that the war will leave a person with memories and he wants the boys to make a choice based on memories.
For instance, during the civil war era, young people were forced into military so that they can join the war, this taking up the role of adults in the society. The impacts of the war modeled them into adulthood faster than their age, teaching them how to fend for themselves and fight back the enemies even when they were still of tender age. Such an aspect illustrates the manner these young ones were forced into adulthood even before their age could dictate so. Faulkner 's Barn Burning is a story about a young Caucasian boy, who grows up to realize how to differentiate right from wrong. Sarty Snopes is a young adolescent presented before the court, with the hope that he will not testify against his father in the case of arson his father was facing.
In the book Night, Elie, the narrator, experiences some very onerous situations with his father. One of the situations that Elie and his father experience involves being forced to run from Buna to another concentration camp called Gleiwitz. While travelling to the next camp, Elie reflects on death and how easy it might be to stop attempting to survive. Elie even states that without his father he would not have been able to continue running and he would have eventually given up rather than continue to survive. His father's presence is the one thing that keeps Elie running and without this presence he might have fallen out of rank and been killed by the SS or the bitter cold.
He decided to quit his journey but eventually he changed his mind. When adversity hits, people get put down, but because of the adversity the aftermath is great. Beatings would occur for A Will but because of it he is made stronger. “He used to just put a belt, a stick, and a wrench on the table. He would just say, Choose.”(Good Will Hunting).
In Ernst Jünger’s book, Storm of Steel¸ this passage captured his attitude about war: confusion caused by inexperience. This confusion surrounding war comes from the fact that he is an experienced soldier. He and his fellow inexperienced soldiers had shown up to fight with a yearning “for the experience of the extraordinary” and on their first day of the war, they got that experience (Jünger, p. 5). A violent shelling caused Jünger to rethink his initial thoughts of war. He had been sure war would supply him with “the great, the overwhelming, and the hallowed experience” (Jünger, p. 5).
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,
I believe the book Ender’s Game is more exceptional than the film because of the development of characters and events that happens in the book, and the hardship Ender faces to become a great leader against the buggers. Throughout the story of Ender’s Game, Ender is constantly being isolated by Colonel Graff in order for Ender to think, make decisions, and respond to situations by himself. This isolation is to prepare Ender to become a great leader in battle. In the story, Graff orders to have Ender’s monitor taken out to observe how Ender responds to mistreatment from bullies. He responds by beating up Stilson badly so that Stilson never bullies him again, to win all the other fights as Ender said.
The soldier is also the son of man, man 's brother, perhaps ordinary people. However, the young man fighting state more complex. The first World War to join a generation of young people
He meets this new challenge of travel in his life with courage, curiosity, and contempt. He realizes that war and conflict have stolen other childhoods like his. He and the other delegates have long discussions about how to end the suffering in war-torn countries. The theme of revenge is returned to when Ishmael makes his speech before the UN, but this time he speaks of the multiplying effects of revenge. Rather than seeing revenge as a solution that might satisfy his grief, Ishmael speaks of revenge as a tool that brings more war: " .