Soldiers that are living at Valley forge are tempted to pack up their things and leave because of the deaths and illnesses spreading through the “camp”. George Washington is the leader and he is urging people to stay and fight, having men say motivational speeches to the people. I would stay and fight at Valley Forge. The deaths and illnesses were never over 50% and the people who got sick only half of them died, I’d rather die for my freedom than die without a cause. Only about 6,887 illness records were recorded out of 20,000 people.
In October of 1777, Washington was unable to stop the British from marching into the national capital of Philadelphia. Scarlet fever, is where the girls fall for the British soldiers and their red coats. I do not trust General Washington and he can barely keep his army together. His place as a general is threatened by Congress members.“General Washington is desperate to keep his army intact.” (Roden 141) The quote shows that the soldiers are leaving and do not trust him. “To make matters worse, Washington’s own position was uncertain” (Roden 141) This quote means that the soldier wondered why he is able to do this.
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
Also because I need to get in touch with my friends again and have a party. I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are there are lots of diseases and I could get sick, I don 't want to die, and my family needs me. I want to go home because there are lots of sicknesses and i could get sick and possibly die. Some people have been staying because the revolutionary army needs more soldiers to fight and I can understand that but, I would still go home to see and help my family. Before you think that I am being selfish remember our conditions no food, no clean water, living off of fire cake (flour mixed with water cooked over an open flame), no clothes, no shoes, just wearing rags.
The gang used to rely on him for protection and cooking, until he got a deadly disease called Tuberculosis which was spread through saliva. Darry was a special part in his “family” and it meant a lot to him to call himself a greaser. When the disease occurred, the lungs weren’t the only things. Every time he coughed blood came out and the gang couldn’t do anything about it. His family was proud of everything he has provided for them, and they will never forget all to memories that occurred before the death of Darry Curtis.
Everyone was getting hurt and these wealthy officials kept their hands clean from miles away. They used the idea of patriotism for the fatherland to get people to enlist for the war. Patriotism, in no way, is a bad thing, however, when one is guilt tripped into believing that their fear of dying in war is actually a lack of devotion to their country, it becomes entirely wrong. One must understand that the majority of the soldiers fighting in World War I had no dispute with the other side and they had only joined, to protect the country they had grown up in and learned to love. These citizens should have been shown the reality because, painful or not, the soldiers who died on the battlefield a decade ago, deserved to know what they were signing up
Walter Payton, former Bears running back, had died from a form of liver cancer. Even though his doctors were very optimistic about his condition in the past, he still died from primary sclerosing cholangitis. Per the Baltimore Sun, primary sclerosing cholangitis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and scars the bile ducts. His physicians couldn’t believe that the problems he had from the liver disease would quickly kill a man with his physical abilities. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., diagnosed Payton with a side effect that caused his ducts to drain bile from his liver.
The house is filled with Father and Thomas 's yells. Why can 't my family understand that my brother, Thomas, is a Whig? He only has different stand points on this new act England has passed, The Stamp Act. Ever since March 22, 1765 when the Stamp Act was passed (history.com) that 's all that is talked about in the colonies anymore. I wish I could tell them that I am a Whig too, but Mother and Father would hate me forever.
Most people would think twice about going to a place with Hansen’s disease, but Father Damien chose to stay at Moloka‘i permanently. I thought it was very brave of Father Damien when he stood up to the person who “took care” of Little Bishop and the owner who he always argues with. When people get the new of getting a hard to cure disease, they usually break down. However, Father Damien accepts the truth and continues to move on as if nothing has
Because many people have assumptions that if a man or woman comes back from war without any physical injuries then they are okay, the photographer, Lynn Johnson wanted to show other wise. All the images are set in the veterans’ home surround by their daily life occurring around them, but they all have masks on to represent their wounds from war. The photos are moving to the viewer because all the men featured with masks do look like they are injured when wearing the masks. The masks are gory and abstract to help bring the full essence of strain put on veterans. Although veterans of war have many unseen wounds that need help healing the American people do not see them, so through the use of these photographs, Johnson is able to evoke a viewer 's emotion to try and make one fully understand the battle these men and women face when they come
His letter did not describe such violent details of war, as it was addressed to his wife and children. Instead, he promised them that he was safe and being protected by God. He also discussed the riches and triumphs of the Crusades more than the negative aspects. Even when discussing death, he put a positive, religious spin on what was surely a gruesome scene. When discussing an ambush, he explained that “In that unexpected flight we lost more than 500 of our foot soldiers to the glory of God.