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
During the food shortage, he starts to live off the feeling he gets from killing people. This results in Elijah becoming mentally unstable which further hinders him from coping with his adversities effectively. Elijah choses to forget about his culture which results in a loss of humane beliefs. This is seen when Elijah and Xavier are going to push into No man’s land as they were putting charcoal on their face. “Elijah and I sit together, away from the others, and charcoal our faces.
It is said “We’ll just say they walked into your ambush. Don 't sweat that. All the higher-ups want is bodies.” (315). This is said when one man asked what they were to do if they kill the men even though they are not supposed to be in that place.
Along with the problems, she has even emphasised on the solutions. For instance, she suggests that killing by a soldier should be thought as the last resort. He should initially focus on negotiation rather than face-to-face killing. This can be imbibed in the training through a proper military training. Such issues if taken seriously can lead to the formation of a peaceful
They are no longer young new recruits who fantasize about the war. They have seen the truth before their eyes and it has started destroying them. During the bombardment in chapter 6, Paul’s eyes lock with an enemy soldiers, and “for one mad moment the whole slaughter whirls like a circus around [Paul].” In that split second, Paul realizes that although they are fighting against one another, they are not truly enemies. The battlefield has turned them into “wild beasts.”
Later in the novel, Jonas gets angry at his father, because his father is actually killing people, to his dismay. Jonas’s friend Fiona is also learning to be a Nurturer. When Jonas was releasing really was, he was rightfully outraged. His father worked as a Nurturer, and the sight of his father killing someone made Jonas not want to go home. This moment was the final straw for Jonas.
This strategy aimed to completely eliminate the Vietcong threat. US forces simply killed everyone and shot anyone they thought was Vietcong until the Viet Cong surrendered. This tactic proved to be ineffective as the Vietcong were not afraid to die and Ho Chi Minh was determined to send in more troops to fight, "You may kill 10 of my men, for every one I will kill of yours. But even at those odds you will lose and I will win." In addition, body count was unsuccessful because the US could not tell apart normal civillians from the Viet Cong, “What’s a civilian someone who works for us at day and puts on Viet Cong pajamas at night” therefore they did not know whether they were killing the enemy or not.
The way the soldier/s were portrayed was them suffering with PTSD but no one helping them, my evidence to this statement is when he picks up the remote and a bullet comes out of it, this goes to show if you go into the war you most likely will suffer with PTSD and could even commit suicide. In the song Hero Of War the theme The Portrayal Of Soldiers has been identified by Rise Against, in this song the father says “Son, have you seen the world” to me I feel as if the father is not telling the son everything e.g you could come back suffering with PTSD, you could lose friends you make in the core or you could even die, he also said in the song “they took off his clothes and pissed on his hands. Not everything seems good, maybe on the outside but not on the
When he saw the enemy car and the informer he didn 't hesitate to kill them. He knew they were threats and he understood he needed to shoot. His brain was ‘wired’ to kill the enemy and any threat was to be terminated. While reading you will notice that the sniper is a republican, while the barber is a revolutionary. Not only do they have different beliefs but they fight their battles differently.
The last time Sam comes back to Redding, he is framed for stealing cattle. His own army executes him as a warning to soldiers who might do the same thing if faced by extreme hunger. In the end, Sam ends up getting shot by a Patriot, who is on the same side as him. My favorite part of the book is when Sam steals his father’s gun to use as a weapon during battles because he is brave and because he really doesn’t care about what his dad has to
According to the film and book “American Sniper", Chris only felt bad about the lives he couldn 't save, not the ones he did. He had no problem killing the enemy but could not bear to see his fellow servicemen be killed. Many marines look up to him as a savior because he was their only protection when walking down hostile streets. Enemy soldiers would hide and ambush so Kyle would prevent them from ambushing.
When everyone thinks about war they cannot picture in their mind what it would be like out on a battlefield with a bunch of good friends, fighting side by side. They cannot picture the horrible and nasty sights you will see on a battlefield of men dying, their bodies being shot everywhere or being blown to pieces. Maybe from a movie they might have seen a battle or war, but it’s not even close to the same. They are people that you care for and love that have just been killed, live and in front of your face. You cannot do anything but watch them suffer and try to keep fighting.
Rainsford did not like Zaroff, the war general, one bit as a human being.(appositive) Rainsford thought what Zaroff was doing is cold-blooded murder. Rainsford is not wrong the general really is killing humans for the enjoyment. Rainsford explains that he is a hunter and does not use his skills to hunt down people and kill them. Rainsford doesn’t understand why any human would do such a thing. Zaroff finds fun in chasing people in the wild.(gerund).