They were O’Brien’s friends during the fight and they were all but numbers after the war, or distant memories. The themes of the novel are the importance of paying homage friends and honoring their sacrifice are prevalent throughout. One example that describes how O’Brien paid homage to his friends resides in Norman Bowker, one of O’Brien’s close friends. Norman Bowker was not as outgoing as many other men in O'Brien's platoon, but Bowker did have a good personality and he was a good friend.
Finally, Liesel and Rudy were able to fully trust each other with their darkest secrets. For example, Rudy tells Liesel about when the doctor inspected him and some other boys. That is a moment of importance because he was genuinely embarrassed, and at first didn 't tell her. However, later he feels comfortable to tell Liesel. " Stripped of their, the boys were allowed to dress again."(414)
Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
”(O’Brien 119). O 'Brien displayed that there were other people so also didn 't want to be on the war. O 'Brien showed how the war can bring the same guilt and sadness to person many years after the war. The war caused him to be very disappointed and depressed for what he had done. Tim O’Brien wasn 't the only person living with guilt from the war.
They return home still mentally fighting the war they are returning from. When a veterans returns home they need to reintegrate them back into civilian life, and Kyle recognized the difficulty of this, and wanted to do something to help them. He would take returning wounded warriors and veterans to the shooting ranges to help them to feel normalized being back in civilian life. He made them feel they were still apart of a team and that they were not alone. This however is what led the death of Kyle he was shot at the shooting range attempting to help a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD.
Yanek also shows this trait when coming back to his hometown. Where he thought he had lost everyone, but realizes he still has family, Yanek is very fortunate that he still has family and that he is not alone. In conclusion, Yanek's courage, determination, and feeling of fortunate all helped him to achieve his main goal, survival in Prisoner B-3078. He has come a long way from being tortured, beaten, and starved to death, he's lost most of his family, but realizes his cousin is still alive.
Consequently also offending those who have lost a loved one because they were defending this country. Now those family members feel like the memory of their loved ones is being disrespected when people kneel during the national anthem. Family members of those who have died while serving are hurt by what these athletes are doing. Kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to all of the good people who are fighting for our country and to those who have died while doing so and aside from that the people kneeling are putting themselves and their families at
Us Americans should be helping our troops when they come home. We do not treat our veterans right. They fight for our country, but when they come home they are not treated right. The physical, mental and emotional fatigue that comes with serving in combat is immense and many soldiers see their
Many soldier left due to the lack of food, clothes, shoes, and equipment while other soldiers deserted not for the lack of supplies but to the opposition the Confederate policies and principles (1). However, the major cause of desertion was homesickness and to once again be with their families back home. Many men left the army after they became aware of the hardships and danger encountered by their families back home. Soldiers also deserted in an attempt to alleviate the hardships endured by their families and communities. Enlistment in the army kept men away from their homes for extended periods and destroyed the economic foundation of semi-subsistent mountain families.
Things are horrendous throughout the war, but the real effect of it happens outside of the war. Things such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and also the loss of very close friends. Near the end of the book, Paul is the last survivor of his original classmates who enlisted. “Now if we go back we will be weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope” (Remarque 294) This captures the feelings Paul has towards the war.
Some of the people that helped him were his family, friends, and teammates by giving him lots of support (“Lou”). Some of his biggest supporters, though were his fans (“Lou”). Even though he had a rare disease and knew he was going to die shortly he was still very grateful for the life he had lived (“Lou”). He ended up dying on June 2, 1941 because of ALS. There are lots of different ways to help raise awareness about ALS.
Similarly, Huck has flashbacks within his journey; however, there are much less flashbacks than there were in Catcher. When Huck decides to write the letter about how he now felt “clean for the first time” when discussing the way that he helped out and befriended Jim. Within this short flashback, Huck remembers all the good times that he had spent with Jim, and how they evolved from strangers to good friends. After spending so much time with Jim, Huck begins to
I believe that Jourdan Anderson’s letter was reasonably forgiving but he is not going to forget the trauma that he dealt with for thirty-two years. For example, he will never forget the times his master shot him and how he handled his children in the past. The letter he wrote is very well stated with decent English for a former slave. He mentioned some excellent points explaining why he would or would not come back to work at his previous living quarters. Although he misses the family he was a servant for he is still wary and unsure about if he can trust them.
This is demonstrated in the novel when a member from the town physically abuses Mrs. Lu because her son was elected through to Vietnam. Additionally, not one member of the community decided to help Mrs. Lu due to the fact that they believed this treatment was fair and that the Vietnamese family should tolerate the burden of the escalating anger about the war. (quote) The use of these racial comments enables the audience to feel sympathy and consideration towards the character, Jeffery