He used many different satirical devices, such as parody, incongruity and exaggeration. Arthur Miller used all those satirical devices very good. In The Crucible, Miller uses exaggeration a lot and very heavily. This quote is a strong one that explains how worried everybody was, “This is a clear attack upon the court!” You can tell he uses exaggeration a lot from just reading the play and seeing how much they exaggerate how bad it actually was. This quote helps explain how they assume everything is associated with the devil and everything is an attack against the court.
Thus, when O’Brien mentions in the quote, valor was not the point, he is trying to explain to the reader that the men went like it was a job they had to do, not a random act of courage that willed them to proceed. The draft pulled them into it. They did not want to dishonor their fathers, their country and society who told them fighting is honorable. In “The Things They Carried,” it was this ‘dishonor’ that had lead them to enter the war, it was “nothing
Everyone was getting hurt and these wealthy officials kept their hands clean from miles away. They used the idea of patriotism for the fatherland to get people to enlist for the war. Patriotism, in no way, is a bad thing, however, when one is guilt tripped into believing that their fear of dying in war is actually a lack of devotion to their country, it becomes entirely wrong. One must understand that the majority of the soldiers fighting in World War I had no dispute with the other side and they had only joined, to protect the country they had grown up in and learned to love. These citizens should have been shown the reality because, painful or not, the soldiers who died on the battlefield a decade ago, deserved to know what they were signing up
The Battle of the Bulge was brutal and relentless for Germany and the Allied forces. “We are surrounded. That simplifies the problem of getting at these people and killing them,” stated Lewis B. Chesty Puller (www.military-quotes.com). This quote displays the eagerness of the Americans wanting to destroy all of the German forces surrounding Bastogne. This quote also shows humor from the complete logic of the problem getting simplified.
Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
So when the lieutenant gave orders, I shot as many as I could, but I didn't feel any better”(Beah 122). Beah sums up his method and motivation for becoming an effective killer in the Sierra Leone civil war. He channels all his pain, misery, anguish, and suffering into every single one of the rounds that leaves the barrel of his Ak-47 and kills a rebel. Even as he uses this method to rip threw his enemies,he realizes that even if he killed the entire rebel army he will never be able to bring his family and friends back from the dead. But with this method there comes a price, he begins to become dehumanized and starts to rely on the drugs to give him the extra boost to kill the rebels, slowly turning him towards madness and uncontrollable
All the new technologies affected the solders one way or another, for instance, the trenches, solders would see the enemy 's coming yes but, also they had to sustain living in mud & filth, littered dead soldiers, and constant fear of attack. Soldiers that survived suffered from psychological problems. Also, poison gas, the gas caused severe problem. Some gases destroyed respiratory organs. The gassed packed a good punch.
Monsters? Would you be able to live in a time where your life was always in danger? Fear and danger were a constant feeling in Rod Serling’s video and teleplay “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” which was made in 1960 and “The Monsters on Maple Street” that was made in 2003. The 1960 version people were so easy to accuse others when fear and danger presented itself. In the 2003 version terrorism was on everyone’s mind so they were easy to assume all there problems were coming from the family that had just moved into the neighborhood.
In “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, George made the right decision in shooting Lennie because Lennie did not know his own strength. Another reason is If George did not kill Lennie others would have killed him. However, the other side might argue that Lennie did not mean to kill Curley’s wife, thus he deserves to live. George should have killed Lennie because Lennie did not know his own strength, that is the reason why he killed many things by accident and caused many problems. “Why do you got to get killed?
Description caption: This picture portrays Mackenzie 's disapproving face of how unwilling he is to introduce the conscription. However, the governor general and his assistant look very happy since king introduced conscription and convinced them that it was going to make the conditions of overseas soldiers better. Mackenzie king did not want conscription because of the tensions that French and English Canadians faced during world war one. He didn’t want to imitate the mistakes again. In fact, he only wanted a limited number of men going overseas as a result of tremendous number of causalities.