army’s view on PTSD also has a silencing influence on soldiers. The topic of PTSD is silence. PTSD is viewed as weakness as well as a dishonor (Sethnne). Due to the stigma, soldiers who have PTSD are in fear of losing their job because they are seen as unqualified. As soldiers who suffer from PTSD recall, “I never wanted to talk about my PTSD, as others might have thought of me as being “unstable,” “not cut out for the job”, or something similar, (Wizelmen 125).” Soldiers who suffer from vivid memories of the trauma they face remain silent due to the fears as well as the negative views the company they work for has on PTSD.
The many catch-22 situations in the bureaucracy keep him from ever seeing an end to his life in the military. Yossarian is not a very likable man and this doesn't help him maneuver the many problems in the military bureaucracy. Adding to his problem many of the people he is a nuisance to work in the bureaucracy and are the ones who decide whether or not he can go home. This antagonistic influence
The soldiers in Platoon were divided between a staff sergeant and a sergeant who clearly had different views on the war. Eventually some soldiers turned on each other and ended up dead. Officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted all treated each other badly, did not work as a team and was not prepared for what was to come. The enemy which is North Vietnam soldiers were rarely seen and not heard from. In We Were Soldiers, soldiers were portrayed as the typical American good boy soldier.
Additionally, Odysseus doesn’t fully take the advice of Circe and uses weaponry, even though Circe warns him not to arm himself no matter the circumstances (12. 234-235). Odysseus’ inability to fully follow directions proves his large ego, and belief that he can do no wrong. As a leader Odysseus should be careful to do exactly what will benefit his crew the most. The lack of communication throughout the whole journey home will eventually lead to mistrust and betrayal of Odysseus by his crew.
Odysseus is temparmental and it impairs his ability to be a successful leader. For example, Odysueuss states “I began to taunt the Cyclops-men around trying to check me, calm me, …‘so headstrong,…why rile the beast again’”(Homer 9.92-94). No good leader would endanger his men because he couldn’t control his temper. A leader should always have a level-head and be sensible
He was in the National Guard, and left his girlfriend Rae behind to serve his country. He knew it was a hard decision, leaving her behind. Ronnie worse a watch at all times, and got the same watch for Rae that would beep at the same time as his, so she could always remember him. Being in the military many people do not realize that they experience terrific things that cause a lot of emotional, and physical damage. Due to Ronnie experiencing anxiety, it started to affect him psychologically that the National Guard ended up realizing him, because he was not able to think correctly delaying him from his
I do not. How do you feel about insubordination and discipline? My feelings towards insubordination is rather negative as I find it unprofessional not to follow a direct order or task. I think that insubordination shows how immature you can be if you are unable to follow something that has been told by a higher officer. I do not see someone fit in C platoon that shows clear sign of insubordination and is not willing to work by the orders given by a higher officer.
Although Snowden’s injuries are gruesome, Yossarian stays by the wounded man showing extreme altruism. Henceforth, Many characters in Catch-22 undergo moral crises, whether they must contemplate self-interest (a concern for their own safety and wellbeing) or altruism (a concern for the wellbeing of others). Yossarian makes an important distinction here. He felt, at first, that by serving the Army he was automatically serving his country. But after a whole novel’s worth of selfishness on the part of his commanding officers, he realizes that the interests of the Army are often not the interests of the country that Army is charged with defending.
One unwritten rule that has had a negative impact on me in recruiting is that if your center is making mission, you can do what ever you want. One example I see all the time is people in a successful center can look sloppy and be over weight, and their leadership allows it. This negatively affects me because I take pride in the Army and the uniform; this practice causes me to lose trust and faith in my leadership. In my opinion, it is disrespectful and it makes our organization look bad. We are supposed to have discipline and be fit to fight, no matter what our job is.
This cowardice event shows that he is not a hero. In conclusion Odysseus is not a hero because he is missing many profile traits a hero would posses. As I’ve expressed copious times Odysseus is not a hero because he is egotistical, cowardice, narcissistic, and alienated. He sacrifices his crew, is unloyal to his faithful wife, and is a