Most stories of war have a hard time showing positivity in something as dismal as war. It's a story of brotherhood, love of people and their country, heroism, and pride. Bradleys father, a hardened WWII veteran, told his son, “Your teacher said something about heros… and I want you to always remember something. The heroes of Iwo Jima are the men who did not make it back,” (Bradley 343). He wants his son to know that all people involved in the war deserved to be honored and remembered, the ones who died more so than the ones who lived.
To inspire the people, Pericles and Lincoln used similar rhetorical devices and different persuasive techniques. Pericles and Lincoln’s speeches both used repetition to create a lasting effect on their audience. In both speeches, the
Gilmore states that the people would try to please “the warrior’s heart”(27). In addition, a “laurel wreath [that] is ready” hints at a victory; victories come from conflicts (Gilmore 19). Since Gilmore composed the piece during the Civil War, this evidence reinforces the relationship between the war and the song (“When”). Thus, the conflict initiated the hope for the return of a soldier, Johnny. The conflict and the war created the emotions in the song, forced the people to hope for Johnny’s return, and provided a reason for Gilmore to compose the piece.
He feels very alone, but then comes to terms with the fact that there are others fighting the same war at home as well. The standing reminder of a monument is of a great deal of importance. Not only does it show that these men are not forgotten to the pages of time, but it stresses the importance of the cost of war. The author was trying to show that war wares a heavy burden long after the last shots are fired. The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically.
This was a very tumultuous time, with extreme suffering all over the nation. After seeing the trials and tribulation surrounding her she is inspired by the soldiers singing to write an alternate wartime song that might help encourage and give the troops hope to carry on throughout the war. During this period people needed seemed to need something to help sustain their spirit and faith that they were doing the right thing despite the suffering and destruction around them.
Government officials agreed with the Espionage and Seditions Acts. The Acts were passed so that people could not say any statements that could interfere with the success of winning the war. People in the United States wanted to win the war, so they were willing to give up some of their rights. In 1918, Charles T. Schenck was convicted because he violated the Espionage Act.
Pathos is when the speech appeals to the audience’s emotions. President Abraham Lincoln uses pathos is this speech to console the audience for the losses that the country has endured during the Civil War. Lincoln uses pathos to convey sadness when he says, “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” When saying this Lincoln appeals to the people’s emotions by explaining that their loved ones struggled there and he also appeals to the feeling of pride they feel for their loved ones who dedicated their lives to their cause. Another example of pathos in this speech is, “...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain…”
In churches, schools, and communities across the world, the memories of well-known songs and hymns of war are heralded down through the ages. It’s as if one can hear these men, women, and children singing, even now: “Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war;” “Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me No! No! No!
Since the beginning of the book, there were a love story of Lt. Cross. And few other love stories of soldiers in Alpha company. Lt. Jimmy Cross and Martha, Mark Fossie and Mary Anne Bell, Dobbins and his girlfriend, the main love stories in the book. Soldiers, by sending and receiving the letter they remind their hope after the war, the love is like the savior to soldiers. However, as on chapter “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” and “Stocking” the love cannot be always the same.
Another one would be people who show absolute love and loyalty to their country. According to John Mckain him and his friend Mike Christian was a prisoner at war held captive in veitnam. Christian sewed the American Flag on the inside of his jacket. ”We would hang the flag and sing the Pledge of Alleigance every morning” This shows true patriotism because the American Flag gave them hope and kept the going in their hard times.
McCaines essay impacted my understanding of the word patriotism by giving me a first person point of view of his struggle in Vietnam. Although my definition for patriotism was just "Loyalness and Nationalism" after reading John Mccaines essay the definition of the word Patriotism developed. The way that John Mccaines essay developed my definition for the word Patriotism is by adding mike 's perspective of when he was a prisoner of war. In the essay "Never Forget Their Duty" Mike sews an American Flag inside of his Shirt, so that they can say the National Anthem. That demonstrated how loyal they were to their country, which takes part in the definition of Patriotism.
Knowledge of course, is always imperfect, but it seemed to me that when a nation goes to war it must have reasonable confidence in the justice and imperative of its cause. You can 't fix your mistakes. Once people are dead, you can 't make them undead” (38-39). Because O’Brien had witnessed so much death and destruction he knew how important it was to have all the facts first.
Furthermore, war also played a considerable amount in United States history. George S. Patton once said, “the object of war is not to die for your country but, to make the other bastard die for his.” This shows the idea that human nature is devious and destructive. The United States is the world’s superpower. We are seen as the big brother and other countries depend on us as we depend on other countries.
I find Charles Lewis to have a valid point by saying that this country is in fact very militant. The reason why I think he says we don 't want to associate ourselves with wanting to be militant is because of all of the horrible things that can happen during war. When watching why do we fight every president has always gone into another country and tried to do it so that it was as if they did something to up hold America 's freedom. America likes to police the world and most Americans agree with it, this makes them feel safe. I think the real truth though in this statement is that fighting as a nation is in our best interest and we all should support anything our country
Over the course of the years, war has been perceived as violent and unnecessary and most Americans hate the idea of it. They can’t understand the justifications for why America goes to war and they absolutely won’t stand for it. But there are some things that war provides and contributes to America that people often overlook. “The War Works Hard,” by Dunya Mikhail claims that war “works with unparalleled diligence! / Yet no one gives it a word of praise (49-50).”