The effects on war not only affects the person who experienced the war hands on but also the people around them also. In my paper I will be going over two novels, comparing the way that these two authors presented and remembered their war experiences. The two novels that we have just read, were Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
Tim O’Brien’s novelThe Things They Carried focuses on the US war in Vietnam. In this novel the author providesnumerous details about the war and tries to rise as many themes as possible which are important according to the situation. O’Brien was a participant in the war himself. Almost all of the chapters in this book are narrated in a unique way. O’Brien emphasizes the theme of shame in his novel.
There are many takes on what occurred during the October crisis, and many untold stories. Each tale gives a new puzzle to understand what really happened. Prime Minster Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s decsion remains a controversy to this day with many opposing it, and some justifying it was the right thing to do. After a while, the War Measures Act was eventually replaced by the Emergency Act in 1988. Sometimes, it is better to know what one is up against and creating a plan based on it.
Dissension is not worth combat. Collier and Collier try to demonstrate that war does more harm than good, no matter how “right” one side may be. In the novel, the authors contend that war fractures society, and divides country-men. The horrific deaths in war are unsettling and extremely detrimental to the cause. Equally, unfairness will always be a consequence of war.
Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara were both certain that a limited war approach was the only way the war could be fought in a time when the Communist threat was so intrusive and nuclear weapons so destructive (Rusk 246). However, Schelling strongly argued that the limited war theory had numerous flaws, primarily that the strategy was an academic rather than a military concept. This consequently resulted with the misconception of the dynamics of war (Herring #2, 4). Hence, the North Vietnamese did not respond as limited war theory suggested that they would, refusing to bend to American pressure and instead tried to match the US escalation by escalating themselves(Herring #2, 23). As a limited war grew into a full-scale war, the military
The question whether war is ever justified, and if so under what circumstances, is one which has been forcing itself upon the attention of all thoughtful individuals in looking at the utilitarian and deontological view on the ethics of war I found that both schools of ethics lead to difficulties when considering the rights and wrongs of warfare. To analyze the ethics involve I started with researching what is war and the history surrounding my topic of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. War is considered an armed conflict by a government or other large organization to stop or defeat something that is viewed as dangerous or bad. August 6th and August 9th 1945, were days that brought an enormous change to the history of the world. On these days in Hiroshima
Dr. King also uses metaphors to bring a meaning out of the Vietnam war. Dr.Kings tells: "The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate" (425-427). Furthermore, Dr. King uses metaphors to let the audience look at a new idea by relating it to something in their everyday lives. The use of metaphors helps Dr.King show people his beliefs on a deeper
“No one hates war like a soldier hates war” Tommy Franks, an american general had once said . Personal experiences can greatly effect us in various ways. One aspect is writing. During the times of conflict, different poets were influenced by war, which influenced their poems. Wilfred Owen was one of them.
But I am no expert in this section of historical events and I could be completely wrong with my interpretation. A Nation Forged in War would be beyond useful for researchers of American history, World War II, American religion, race, and possibly those who research ethnicity will find A Nation Forged in War great for its insights on how World War II and its veterans changed American ethnic and religious