In his poems “We never know” and “Facing it,” he tells the story of his time before and after the Vietnam war. The first poem, “We never know,” occurs during the war. The second poem, “Facing it,” takes place many years after the war. The similarity of both poems is that they ended in the same manner. Therefore, both of the poems have a common theme.
This character clearly relates to the theme of the book, which is age and race can impact somebody’s life a lot. My character, Richard Perry, changed throughout this book from the beginning to end exceptionally. In the starting point of the book, Richard joined the war in Vietnam because his depressed mother couldn’t afford for him to go to college. While he was stationed in Vietnam, Richard met another soldier named Peewee, he was from Chicago and seemed very daring and determined.
Later on in life, Poe had served in the military and at that point he started writing poems. After Poe was honorably discharged from the military, he married his 12 year old cousin who died shortly of tuberculosis. These events heavily contributed to his writing style by giving events to base stories as well as a viewpoint on the world. Overall, Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted and ominous writing style focuses on using physical imagery and connotative syntax to show imagery. Through Poe’s short stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe visual and metaphorical imagery to illustrate the theme of revenge and death.
Gary Paulsen successfully showcased the causes, symptoms, and treatments of PTSD in his short story Stop the Sun. Terry Erickson’s father was in the Vietnam War. He not only witnessed but also experienced many traumatic experiences and loses. Terry’s father was the only soldier to live out of 54 other men. There are a lot of causes for PTSD but the most common cause is being a soldier from war.
Yusef Komunyakaa, the author of “Facing It,” is a Vietnam Veteran who appears to write as a means to express his grief, pain, and postwar experiences. Being a Veteran myself and having been to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. several times, I empathize with Komunyakaa. The first thing I noticed upon walking down the path to the monument was how quiet and peaceful it was, yet the sorrow and pain was deeply rooted. I located the names of family, friends, and the MIA Marine’s name “CAPT RICHARD R. KANE” on my MIA/POW bracelet. This experience sent chills throughout my body and was emotionally overwhelming.
On January 15th 2008, I, researcher Bobby Bird, began a case study on a young man who was entering the Marine Corps. My research will show a correlation with family mental illness, environmental stressors and adolescent development with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Alex was chosen because of his biological history of depression and family mental illness, poverty and his choses military profession during a time of war. This case study was centered on Alex, a twenty two year old male from rural Arkansas. When this study began, Alex lived with his mother and step-father and two younger siblings.
Actions in War In the novel “The Things They Carried”, written by Tim O'Brien, there are several characters defined by their actions, attitudes, and beliefs. These behaviors illustrate what kind of people they are and define their masculinity, cowardice, and courage throughout the novel. O’Brien doesn’t just talk about his own performance in the military, but others as well. In the novel, O’Brien states, “The day was cloudy. I passed through towns with familiar names, through the pine forests and down to the prairie, and then to Vietnam, where I was a soldier, and then home again.
But they are also defined as men, differentiated from the group because of the things they carry”(Piedmont-Marton 326) , Piedmont-Marton states showing that even though they have the same few items that are the same among them, it can also separate them. Many soldiers carry mementos from both their home and past but, it can be inferred that none of the men are completely engulfed in the memories they bring, unlike their lieutenant. These examples of symbolism help accentuate the primary
The Things They Carried “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien is a short story set during the Vietnam War. In the story, O’Brien lists many different items soldiers in the Alpha Company carried with them as they humped across the rugged terrain. Many carried necessities such as rations, matches, ammunition and things of that nature; however, many soldiers also carried quite peculiar objects such as condoms, pantyhose, and M&Ms. Readers can grasp a closer insight of the characters’ lives after further examination of the symbolism and meaning of the things they carried. Three characters in this story that carried interesting belongings are Kiowa, Ted Lavender, and Jimmy Cross.
My Grandpa inspired me to think more about veterans on Veterans Day because of what he has been through and what he did for the family. He was a South Vietnamese soldier during the Vietnam War and worked along with the American soldiers there. After the Vietnam war ended in 1975, things started becoming miserable for people like him in South Vietnam, so he escaped from Vietnam by boat and went to the United States. He left when my Dad, uncle, and aunt were babies. Fifteen years later, he sponsored my grandma, Dad, uncle, and aunt to come and live in the United States with him.
2) Q. Oh, so how did your dad have war knowledge? A. Yes, he was involved with the Vietnam war when I was around eight years old. 3) Q. Oh wow, that must have been tough, would your dad help you out at all when you were writing or explain parts of war to help you write The Hunger Games? A.