The cruelty of life can change one’s perspective of the world. When people experience difficulties in life, like loss and grief, they sometimes struggle to come to terms with the sadness and the truths of reality. Some may become traumatized and tempted to get a revenge due to the sudden loss in order to cope with the sadness within oneself and sometimes may become stuck. In the anti-war film Platoon written by Oliver Stone, Chris Taylor is a naive adolescent, who volunteers to go to war to fight for his country due to his moral obligation. The death of his mentor named Elias completely ends the remainder of the innocence that Chris once had, but additionally, he has become the reluctant to leave the war at the end of the film.
After this hefinally realized he would not be able to enlist like everyone else and Gene snaps on him stating,“Phineas, you wouldn’t be any good in the war, even if nothing had happened to your leg.”(12.190) This leading into a blowout and Finny coming to senses with what Gene actually did tohim. That was the last conversation they
That’s why you picked him for a roommate, right’” (Knowles 88). Brinker tries to make Gene feel that he had planned this to happen in order to achieve getting a room to himself. This makes Gene feel worse about the situation and he begins to take Finny’s personality and his overall disposition. Gene continues to be questioned about how Finny fell off the tree yet, he does not tell anyone what really happened. I think Brinker is also a little jealous since Gene has
Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside world as ‘the lost generation.” He has written a tale of inhumanity and unspeakable terror. Paul develops a difficulty understanding the outside world and the people that have never been in the war because he has witnessed the horror and brutality of the battlefield.
His “first mistake” lead to many more. He reflects, “In a position of moral leadership, of course, compromise begets only more compromise” (p.169). Hundert continues to ignore his own “code of morals” when Sedgewick cheats during the “Mr. Julius Ceaser” competition, the Headmaster even intimidates him to remain silent. Hundert describes his act as a “soldier following his captain’s orders.” Hundert reflects, “What had happened was that instead of enforcing my own code of morals, I had allowed Sedgewick Bell to sweep me summarily into his” (p. 172).
Pussy! I felt myself blush. I couldn 't tolerate it. I couldn 't endure the mockery, or the disgrace, or the patriotic ridicule.” Character of narrator seems to be ashamed of being called the disgraceful words what motivates him or forces him to actually overcome his fear and go to war. In the scene where Tim O’Brien as a character gets wounded for the first time and Rat Kiley does everything to make sure nothing is going wrong with him even though the wound is not that serious.
Holden tends to hate confrontation, throughout the novel and always is about to do something but chooses in the end to not. Caulfield is his own antagonist he craves company but takes pride in his idea of people being too “phony” that he pushes everyone away, he takes his own happiness away and alienates himself from people who love and want to help him. When attending Pencey prep Caulfield spent his time hating everyone and did not socialize with others. He talks about how everyone when going to football games all hang out but he never mentions himself going to
He doesn’t fully understand why he made such a rash choice at the time. This is further supported in line 24, where there is an extra syllable and extra commas; It helps to present his incoherence when he drank. To make things worse, other people were pressuring him into signing up as a soldier: “That’s why; and maybe, too, to please his Meg”. This was the reason he joined that night; He was clueless about the reality of war due to his ignorance and education from the propagandas made by the government, but he thought that it could help please his loved ones by showing his masculinity. Eventually, he registered, even though he was underage.
Clearly this quote shows that during the war he saw so much that that it changed his whole way in seeing the world, all of the things that he once loved he just forgot and his whole world became a disappointment. The reader probably has sympathy for the then man at the moment because he is disabled, not loved by people and dependent on others, however once they read on they find out that the only reason he went to war was to impress the girls and to try and look good in the soldier’s uniform. The phrase “smiling they wrote his lie”, shows that the officers probably knew that he wasn’t 18 however they still needed recruits and anyone who wanted to go, got signed up. This also means that the officer would have been able to save this boy’s as he knew that the boy had lied. “younger that his youth, last year.
He is always in the quest of redemption in some way or the other. He avoids Hassan at times and talks rudely to him just to make Hassan hate him, He wanted Hassan to detest him, some hurt him so he is able to free himself from his guilt, he even urges Hassan to throw pomegranates at him. Amir also asks Baba to replace the servants and when Baba denies to do so he places the money he got on his birthday under Hassan’s mattress to make him go away because he was not able face Hassan everyday as it reminded him about his failure as a friend and as a man for which he is guilty even after years so as to find redemption he places some money under the mattress at Farid’s house on learning that the boys who he thought were looking at his watch were actually staring at the food which he was eating. ; “Earlier that morning when I was certain no one was looking . I did something I had done 26 years earlier.