Luis Valdez in the play “The Buck Private”, the death of young men and their innocence in the Vietnam War. Valdez supports his claims by illustrating Johnny the protagonist, he joined the army because he wanted the respect and honor it gives. Valdez wants to inform young people the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam war in order to save young people's lives. Valdez writes in an informal tone for young people so they can make the right choice for their lives other than joining the army. Johnny’s a tragic hero because he strives to be a good person and to help others in need; Johnny enlisted in the Vietnam war to “better” his life.
Hinton uses the power of friendship to show how the greasers were like family although they all had different backgrounds. “He meant it when he said he didn’t care about his parents. But he and the rest of the gang knew Johnny cared and did everything they could to make it up to him” (88). This is the power of friendship because the gang is basically Johnny’s second family and they try hard to fill in the holes that his parents make. This is important because if it was not for the gang, Johnny definitely would not have been the person that he was and he would be a totally different person.
Hadley believes that the boys should enlist in the infantry because he feels that it is more honorable. The tone of Mr. Hadley’s emotions is shown through how his “scowl deepened” when the boys describe their safe choices. All Mr. Hadley focuses on is the fame and the glory. Mr. Hadley’s oblivion to the boys’ safety can be alarming and irritating to the reader. Mr. Hadley describes how he wants them to “make the right choice for the long run” (implying how much more honorable the infantry would be).
The Brutal Reality vs the Virtue Gained The poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen gives insight into how a soldier is beaten to the state of exhaustion in war which defeats the perception of how society has seen war as lighthearted for generations. The poem “Epitaph on a Soldier” by Cyril Tourneur depicts a soldier at a time of death, defeating the common thought of how death is seen as a negative thing and portrays the soldier as he is ready to die, welcoming his death. The critical and bitter tone in “Dulce Et Decorum Est” conveys the brutality of war to emphasize the disillusioned way society perceives war; whereas, the admiring and comforting tone in “Epitaph on a Soldier” conveys the contentment of an honorable death. The informal
He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle.” There are many reasons why John Proctor was considered a tragic hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. He was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw like the rest of the tragic heros. Aristotle states a tragic hero is a noble birth. Although, John Proctor wasn’t in a noble family, in the Salem community he was a respected man.
Little did Ron Hall know that soon this man would be one of his closest friends and they would embark on an interesting journey of friendship and faith. Ron and Denver’s story began with Ron’s wife, Debbie. At the time Ron was not the best husband and was very self absorbed, mainly focused only on his wealthy art gallery. He spent very little time thinking of those who are less fortunate than he and was as he put it “not the best husband”. At this same time his wife was dreaming of ways in which she could help the homeless and wanted
Resemblance: Tim O’Brien In both short stories “The Man I Killed” and “Field Trip “ Tim O’Brien sheds light on the toll that death and war can have on the human spirit and ones emotions. In “The Man I Killed” O’Brien takes you on a dramatic journey to the field of battle as he kills his first casualty of war and in “Field Trip” he takes you back to the location he lost his best friend in battle. There is a strong theme of death and the way it toys with ones emotions throughout both stories and a beautiful use symbolism about finding the beauty of death through afterlife. At the same time we see how differently death can effect us and the stain it leaves on us. These stories shine light on Tim O’Brien as he deals with death in the face of
Of course, Gabriel is Troy’s brother and not his son, but through out the play, Troy is unusually kind and patient with Gabriel. Troy treats his brother that way because he already knows the horrors Gabriel had go through in his life. Gabriel fought in World War 2 for his country, was severely injured, and came back home to a country and a society that still rejected him—for the color of his skin. Yet, the government gave Gabriel a certain reparation for his injury, but Troy accepted that money on his own to buy his house. Evidently, because of Gabriel’s circumstances and Troy’s usage of Gabriel’s money, he feels guilty and decides to do anything/everything for his
Since Hitler dumped so much money into artistry, he became broke and thought of nothing better to do than join the army during WWI. Hitler was eventually wounded in the line of battle and while he was getting fixed up in the hospital he had heard that the Germans had surrendered and he blamed some of it on the Jews. Hitler then started ranting on about it and people joined in and Hitler had joined the Nazi party and eventually becoming the dictator and started the persecution and later on the execution of Jews. Hitler had a large effect on the world due to his killings and his somewhat famous
Propaganda helped the recruitment process with the large amount of men wanting to enlist. Although the act of soldiers killing others can be considered murder, war is not a crime because soldiers fight to defend their country, they are willing to die for their country and war brings peace upon the soldiers. Soldiers fight to defend their countries in war. In war, soldiers typically enlist so they can prove that their nation is the most important thing to them and in Rupert Brooke’s poem