They are starting to become less and less of themselves, war, and Vietnam itself is changing them. They are doing stuff that, if they were not in the middle of a war, they would never do. This is also depicted when it talks of the men talking and shaking hands with the dead, which is something that anyone, with a rational human mind, would never do. One way that they try coping with this mental weight or pressure is telling the “true” war stories. They make up, or do not make up, stories that for even a little bit, can take their mind off the war.
You’ll never get past the gate. ”(Runyon 157). In the quote, Brent is saying that no one will understand or get what he is going through, and he wants to keep it that way. The frightful quotes and inappropriate language is why this book shouldn’t be recommended to younger readers, but it might help older readers connect to the story
Duncan’s virtues cannot truly speak, therefore they are not able to plead and it is not possible to do so similar to angels as their existence debatable, but it does all make for vivid imagery. Furthermore, the figurative language Macbeth 's used only enhanced his reasons on why he should not commit
He starts by telling a story as if Rat is the one who experienced it. He starts the war story with “THIS IS TRUE”(pg. 241), but further on states that “A true war story cannot be believed…”, which makes you wonder if the story he’s telling is true at all. All stories should have a moral or make a point but O’Brien states that, “A true war story is never moral… If a story seems moral, do not believe it (pg.
“Bad company ruins good morals” (I have no freaking clue how to quote the Bible seeing as I am not religious ). If the person is not strong enough to stay true to themselves they lose themselves. It is hard to say wether Macbeth was destined for failure or if it was certain events that led him there, though it is certain that at the end of the play Macbeth was not the same man as he was at the beginning. A person can possess good morals and live a good life, but if that person is manipulated and surrounded by bad company and temptation those morals may be ruined.
“Reader, do you think that it is a terrible thing to hope when there is really no reason to hope at all? Or is it (as the soldier said about happiness) something that you might just as well do, since, in the end, it really makes no difference to anyone but you?” It’s unusual for a narrator to speak director to readers, of course the narrator knows someone is reading and that there needs to be some transitioning dialogue so the readers can better understand the characters and the scenario. But to actually pause the story, talk to the audience and have insightful questions is strange to me. By the time I got the end of the book, I got used to it by then, but it took a while to get used to.
She claims that “art just isn’t worth that much,” but her objections rely heavily on oversimplifications that Avett expands on within his lyrics, words that speak to the other end of the spectrum. Yes, for though Bishop questions the mutual exclusivity of trust and truth, another binary, one of self versus societal rule, comes into question as well. Bishop’s objections are based on assisting the rationalized structures that society already has put in place: how can Lowell betray his wife’s trust like this and still expect the general notion of trust to remain unaffected? Avett does not speak in such generalities. Lowell and Lizzie, Seth and Susan–their stories are their own stories, and the deep emotions that run rampant in those stories consist of more ultimate truth than Bishop’s clinging to the sanctity of the established institution of sivilized humanity.
Elizabeth criticizes the Imagery and Characterization of Passos “Three Soldiers”. She feels that in the novel he does not provide enough details and insight into how the soldiers are feeling. He states that the soldiers hate the war but never says why. I do agree with the criticism because he does not really explain a lot about how or why they hate the war and it makes it harder for the audience to get the full effect of the book. “It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you” (Passos).
If humans stop imagining, the Nothing vanish Fantastica, which will cause chaos in the real world. He also believes that the real problem is that the modern world does not find the importance in imagining and creating anymore. Anyone with imagination can become a storyteller. Just like happens to Bastian, he stared to create a new world, with new realities, but he did not realize the consequences of his stories were causing to the citizens in Fantastica. The author invites the reader to explore their imagination but he, also gives us a warning not to stay in it for too long.
However, the university is unable to regulate the students’ offensive symbols. In detail, the quote “…extremely difficult to decide… particular communication is offensive enough to warrant prohibition or to weigh the degree of offensiveness against the potential value of communication” demonstrates that to limit and categorize speech is challenging since people have diverse opinions on what type of speech is deemed as offensive or discourteous (Bok). The opposition of this conflict is that speech regulations can trigger backfires by certain rebellious and problematic offenders who believe in their actions. To solve the dilemma, Bok encourages the readers to overlook offensive material and educate the offenders in order to cause less publicity of obnoxious speech and help the wrongdoers understand their negative effects on the
Anne Applebaum states “The really interesting question is not whether torture works but why so many people in our society want to believe it works.” Applebaum is against the use of torture as she questions its effectiveness. America has operated under the false pretense that torture is a viable option for obtaining information. She argues that torture damages the country’s image and does little to acquire useful intelligence. Torture is merely a way for officers to take their anger and frustration out on detainees.
He thought it’s waste of time and money. Later in the novel, the man who beats Santiago does not believe his own dream, but when he describes his dream to Santiago, Santiago recognizes it as an omen telling him where to find the treasure (Coelho 167). Thus, it’s the person loss as he ignored dream. The importance of actual, sleeping dreams parallels the importance of personal, symbolic dreams as embodied by Personal Legends. Thus, dreams require backbreaking work and determination to sacrifice anything to make it come true.
Though O'Brien's use of juxtaposition and shifts in point of view, he is able to not only show the “crazy powers of war”, but also conveys how war stories aren't true unless they are unbelievable. O’Brien talks about how believable war stories are made up as well as how “a true war story is never moral [and]... if [it]... seems moral, do not believe it” (O’Brien 65). The Vietnam war was a dark and horrific place for a lot of people, and O’Brien helps share those emotions through his “non-moral stories”. In one of the stories O’Brien describes a story where they are in middle of the jungle they heard “chamber music “ and “all these different voices…[then a] cocktail party” (O’Brien 71).
The Truth About War Tim O'Brien's short story talks about how war is not all about killing someone or blowing someone up. There a lot more to war. Like being scared, Nervous, Happy, Exciting, and tiring. In the short story “Where Have You Gone Charming Billy” ‘Talks about how when the soldiers are walking through the forest in the dark of night how nervous and scared they are.’