The brave men who fought in the war did have a hard time trying to stay motivated, but they did stay strong and committed to their task. Given that, Lincoln had honored the soldiers who gave their lives during the war, and he also made sure they didn’t die in vain. Given that, Abraham gave the soldiers a designated place for them to rest for their
Throughout war and particularly World War 1, soldiers may encounter atrocious, terrifying experiences that sometimes no one could even imagine possible. War’s brutality overall can be extremely damaging to those who have served, with the loss of comrades and scaring deaths, potentially causing psychological damage. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the group of men fighting and struggling for their country together overtime develop a special, strong bond with each other. When going through similar types of experiences, they are easily able to understand one another and eventually love and trust with a extreme bond like no other.
Soldiers train rigorously, preparing for the departure of war. They sacrifice all that they have to fight for their country. As they return after the war, they are left with painful experiences and traumatizing memories, suffering from their inevitable conditions. However, the spouse, families and children back at home are suffering even more than soldiers.
He also exploited two sides to every story, having told both sides of the protagonist and the antagonist. Boyden was able to portray what both the former and the latter are willing to do in order to defend their own. Having lost so much in the war, he reminisces about his father him and gives the girl insight about life. “Your grandfather was a hero in a war, girls. He wasn't a bad man or a weak man.
First, this poem truly reflects the hardships the soldiers returning home had to face. In the poem the first lines state that the veteran sees himself in the wall. He feels he is within the wall himself because the war mentally killed him. He feels he should have his name on the wall because that’s where he feels he belongs.
Most stories of war have a hard time showing positivity in something as dismal as war. It's a story of brotherhood, love of people and their country, heroism, and pride. Bradleys father, a hardened WWII veteran, told his son, “Your teacher said something about heros… and I want you to always remember something. The heroes of Iwo Jima are the men who did not make it back,” (Bradley 343). He wants his son to know that all people involved in the war deserved to be honored and remembered, the ones who died more so than the ones who lived.
But he stood strong and ended up being back in safety. Albert may have been drafted into the war, but his hope to find Joey was what kept him alive. War changes perspective and causes you to think and act differently. “Everyone has a touch of bravery and a splash of stupidity”. Death sees everything and knows all of your secrets.
Compare and Contrast- Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage Charlie and Henry are the main characters in the book Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage. Both Charlie and Henry, were very young war men, and struggled a lot during the war, both fought with the struggle of wanting to back out of the war, and having the fear of being killed. Many actions and words in Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage show that there are many differences. Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage have many differences. At the beginning of Soldier’s Heart, Charley was really excited to go off to war, He was excited for all the “fame” and attention he would be receiving from everyone around him.
Jimmy cross was the lieutenant of the Alpha Company, being fully responsible for all of the soldiers and getting them through the battles. However, he was battling through his own predicament, his undefying love for an American women named Martha. The constantly daydreaming leader had thought he had lost the respect of all of his soldiers when one of his own men was KIA because of his “love for Martha”. The soldier finally thought, “He would dispense with love; it was not now a factor” (O’Brien 250). After the death of his dear friend, Cross changed into a strict and orderly lieutenant.
The overall gist of this story is not to show a weak man, but to show someone how the war can make you unstuck in time. Billy isn't able to comprehend what is real and what isn't. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of thousands of people changed the perception negatively of
Going through hard times can make people appreciate life more because they cherish the good moments they have. During the Civil War, our nation was divided. An abundance of men, from the north and south, were leaving their families behind to fight. Wives being left alone to support the family.
Many people had an impact during World War I and World War II, whether it was men, women, or children. Douglas MacArthur was one of those unsung heroes who impacted hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Douglas MacArthur once said, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” This statement shows his depth of personality on and off of the battlefield with all people. The statement also reflects that those soldiers and others who were on the battlefield might have lost their lives on that battlefield, but they will never disappear in our lives because of what they did.
No one can tell a war story better than a warrior himself. A work of fiction by Tim O’Brien called The Things They Carried conveys a strong message through several experiences displaying that even though the dead are no longer living, their stories will forever live. In his piece, a group of young soldiers serve in the Vietnam war risking their safety while carrying the burden of concrete and abstract objects. O 'Brien 's powerful collection of stories has allowed me to better understand the reality of war, how quickly innocence can be lost, and the true meaning of loyalty.
The feeling of leaving everyone and everything you know behind with as little as two weeks’ notice is unimaginable. However over time I have learned that the true reason behind it is not so they can have more, but so their child can have a better life. It is very stressful for most people to just up and leave the place they call home for work. My entire life so far has consisted of me moving from one place to another.
America as made it through countless hardships, and we have won many wars, to gain the hope for the future we have today. My grandfather, who fought in Vietnam, is a hero. I appreciate what he and our founding fathers and veterans have given us, they gave us freedom and hope for the future.