He was in so much shock from it he could not stop telling the story. He is coping with the death by repeating what he saw until he accepts that he died. He writes about how the soldiers felt during the war by saying, “They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing—these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight. They carried
While he did not lose his friends in actual combat, the same feelings of loss and deep sadness would be provoked. This shows the psychological weight that war and events related to it bore down on the veteran. Menelaos was no longer able to live in the mental peace he could have lived in before the war. The immense trauma and anguish caused by having his friends taken away from him as a result of war left a terrible impression on Menelaos that did not fade. Not only does war affect the companions of those lost, but it much more directly affects families.
In summary, he was forcefully separated from his family, bared the death of the only motivation he had and was left to live with the nightmares of the atrocious doing of Hitler and his Nazis. Elie’s innocence was taken alongside everything else he had. Instead of remembering his childhood and laughing, he prays one day he’ll forget, forget what he was forced to see. Moreover, forget what was taken from him. Elie had undergone an immense amount of pain albeit the fact that many think of WW2 but don’t mind much of it’s events.
He and Louise had different interest because Christian never did anything but football and work so he never gained any interests or hobbies. Christian told Louise, "I don 't want to go to any art galleries. I want to sit here and drink Scotch whisky" (4). While Louise was out learning about life and gaining interests from the art and the plays, Christian was just working. When the economy broke down it was like his entire life ended because he did not know anything else so he ended up becoming an alcoholic.
In this passage, Cobain states to profiler why he was depressed without even knowing it. He compared himself to his daughter and wife. He felt incapable of ever being able to give them the life that they deserve- to take care of him. He blatantly states that he was terrified, that he couldn’t deal with the thought of being responsible for any actions less than perfect in regards to their life and treatment and he couldn’t mentally deal with it. Every day the feelings of remorse, of insecurity, or guilt would eat away at him and become debilitating, and that's just what happened.
Not only does Nwoye struggle with his Father but he also struggles with the death of one of his closest friends which he considered a brother Ikemefuna. The tragedy that followed Ikemefuna changed Nwoye’s life and perspective of his own culture forever. And indefinitely lead up to Nwoye’s departure of his people and his faith in his culture. Throughout the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe we see multiple things
Bowker cannot keep a job, and he feels as though he has no purpose anymore. He is just there in life, with no purpose or drive to want to do anything anymore. He spends his days driving around the lake that reminds him of the sewage plant where Kiowa had died; reminiscing on all of his mistakes and how he should have been braver and saved his friend. His guilt makes him want to get a second chance to show his bravery. This is a memory that will follow him throughout the rest of his life and he will keep reliving it: “Clockwise, as if in orbit, he took the chevy on another seven mile turn around the lake … Already he had passed them six times, forty-two miles, nearly three hours without stopping” (O’Brien 139-140).
As Yusef examines the wall, he sees names and is reminded of his fellow comrades who lost their lives. Yusef has an internal struggle because he really does not know what to feel. He is really conflicted by the wall. The title really explains how Yusef is feeling. He is facing the fact that he was in a terrible time in his life called war.
You worry for your safety, and your children’s. It’s just what you do. Many people think of war as disastrous. Towns ruined, families run out of their houses, and death. Hunt applied letters from soldiers that are families and friends of the Creighton’s to show the hard times of the war.
“I was closest with Chunsheng. He would always be next me, pulling my arm asking, ‘Do you think we 'll be killed?’ ‘I don 't know’ I 'd reply. As he asked me this my heart would feel wave after wave of pain”(64). Chunsheng and Fugui are two characters from the book To Live with a very complicated relationship. In the beginning of the book they are two very close friend who were stuck in a horrible war together but later on their unforeseen conflict will appear and cause a ripple in their relationship leaving them with sadness and regret.