LT Murphy had a hard decision to make, to either kill these herders to not expose his team or to follow the Geneva Convention and let them go even when they would undoubtedly alert the enemy. “The potential force against us was too great. To let these guys go on their way was military suicide.” (Luttrell 2007, 202) The obvious military decision would have been to kill them and preserve the concealment of his team on the mountain, however LT Murphy decided to let them go due to the fact that the goats would not leave if they killed them also the fact that the insurgents could use the bodies for exploitation purposes. Knowing that letting them go could result in danger to
Marcus put the gun down and let the man get him out of the water but then the Taliban voices were heard again, and Marcus panicked to get away quick as possible and the man knew that the Taliban were out for him. The man and the kid drug Marcus to there bed and doctored his cuts and bullet holes while the others were outside waiting on the Taliban. Not long after that the Taliban come to the camps and searched all around for Marcus and couldn’t find him until one soldier was suspicious and ended up finding Marcus laid up in the bed bleeding. The soldier hollered out saying that he found him and Ahmad Shah and his soldier came into the room and drug him to a log they had outside of the house and laid Marcus’s head across it. They have decapitated some of the villages members on the same log but this time the village people were going to stand up and not let it happen again.
The reason Tom Chaney has no true grit is because he is a coward. As it said in the book he has been fleeing from city to city. Also when he kills Frank Ross he fleas to the mostly ungoverned plains. He also joins with a posse of robbers to make more havoc which is not something a man with true grit would do .A man with true grit would own up to his crimes and take the punishment that the court seemed fit. He
If anybody could shoot a gun, he could. He put the gun into his hip pocket and started across the fields.” (268) After shooting the gun, he stands in front of the railroad tracks, listening to a train approach. Suddenly, he realizes that he can take control of his life and decides to jump on a train and run away. His decision to jump on the train was impulsive and not thought through, as shown by his last thoughts before jumping on: “Ah betcha Bill wouldn't do it!” (269)Dave’s not thinking through his actions before running away shows that he is not ready for
Soldiers began to flee the area for fear of approaching enemy. Ironically, the men were on the same side, and the shooters were ambulance drivers who were not suppose to add to the casualties, just treat the men. Frederic and Bonello had obviously been psychologically pushed to their limits, and struggled not only with the enemy, but their own. Emotions in war were high amongst all men and they had to release their
Man against himself first takes place when the general tells Rainsford the two choices he has, to fight General Zaroff in the hunting game or to go straight to Ivan where he will be immediately killed. The general says, ‘“The choice rests entirely with you. But I may not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan’s?”’(10). Rainsford then has a big choice to make, if he goes and hunts with General Zaroff then he has a slim choice of winning but he could die. If he goes straight to Ivan he will die right then and there.
This is the Battle of Bull Run. Then came the second battle. This time Charley feels fear, but does not react to it. This is also where we see Charley’s first major change. Charley starts to charge blindly when his unit is ordered to, and he does not stop until a sergeant trips him to keep him from running to his death.
When the enemy soldiers came and surrounded the village, the farmers quickly dispersed. At the same time, the revolutionary committee surrounded a primary school and held the students hostage, demanding ransom money so that they could buy guns. From the very beginning, Kim San opposed of this plan, but only helped to organize the uprising when he was called a coward and counterrevolutionary. When his peers and comrades did not agree with his opinion to stop armed attacks and called him a rightist and a Trotskyist, Kim San “became angry…and disgusted with their attitude” (282). He was frustrated that his fellow colleagues refused to change their ideals for the sake of the greater good.
In 1575, Yamagata tried to persuade Takeda Katsuyori to call off twice at the attack of Nagashino, for he knew there was a trap. Katsuyori didn’t listen to Yamagata, so they all had to pay the price for Katsuyori’s mistake. Yamagata, Takeda, and all their other men went into battle with their planned attack, but only they lost. Yamagata and his “red fire unit”, were all shot down on horse while charging together. They all died together in 1575.
George had a decision to make, would he let the boys from the farm lynch Lennie for killing Curley’s wife or would he kill him himself. When Candy’s dog was killed he thought he “ought of shot that dog [himself]” and regretted not doing so, this is a mistake George does not wish to make. This is why he himself steals Carlson’s gun and as his “hand [shake] violently,” but when he heard the men getting closer he had no choice and “he pulled the trigger”(Steinbeck 111). In the last few sentences Slim invites George for a drink, now George became one of the men that he said Lennie and he would never
Rainsford fears him and fears for his safety “Put distance between himself and General Zaroff.” He wants to as far away from Zaroff because he hates him and if he is caught he will be killed. Connell is telling the reader he is kicking into survival gear and getting the heck away from the danger. My claim is proven furthermore when Rainsford is thinking “Something like panic” which shows his instinct. In this passage Rainsford is panicking because his once friend is now trying to kill him. He is afraid of Zaroff and death so he is running in the woods distressed, and panicking.