This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship. The author compares the soldiers because he wants the readers
Would you ever think about staying at Valley Forge? At Valley Forge George Washington, General of his army, is surrounded with his troops. Some troops are ill, some are still in good condition, and for the rest their journey had already ended. So with that being said, would I stay at Valley Forge? My answer is no because of the bad conditions.
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 confederate flag was banned due to people finding it offensive. The government did not like the fact that it was a rebel banner. The citizens did not like it because it displayed rebellion of the war that had happened during the Civil War. - they think no one was showing respect for the veterans that were in the war. Another reason that the confederate was banned is because people thought it was a rebellious flag.
But may I not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan’s?” (Connell 16). Rainsford and Kane both faced internal conflicts about how they are going to survive. They can either run away, die like cowards, or they can stay and try to survive against their problems. Kane does not deserve to be alone in his fight against the antagonist, Frank Miller, because he has helped his town so much, but no one shows gratitude by volunteering as a depute. In this film a character named Baker states “I don’t believe it!
Unfortunately, he was not rewarded for that loyalty. Life was captured by cowboys, who claimed to be Patriots, his way back home from Verplancks Point with Tim. After his father’s capture, Tim decides to become a Tory as he thought the Patriots were the actual ones who took his father away. However, after British soldiers come to his town to kill and capture his Patriot neighbors, he doesn’t want to be a Tory anymore. Even through he decides not to be a Tory, he doesn’t switch over to the Patriot side either.
This guy wants to talk about it, but he can’t….” Bowker feels that he has lost a sense of purpose because of the war; he no longer has drive or ambition and this can be contributed to the horrific images and situations he experienced during the war. For O’ Brien, the war signified the death of his pride. He did not want to go to the war at first, but because of outside influences and the fear of possible consequences, he chose to go despite his beliefs. For these soldiers, death happens to more than just physical
The change in how people are dressed, the structures of homes, and the new language is unsettling for Rip who thinks that “both he and the world around him were bewitched” (960). When he realizes what has happened to him through accounts from people that used to know him, Rip has CONCLUSION The legacy of Rip Van Winkle will not be described in history as a man who fought for his country but a man who did not fight in the independence of his country because he wanted to escape his wife
Many people do not like their position in this world. For instance, they are vexed from working at a low paying job or pursuing a higher education. And, when they hear of a draft into the military, they go for it eventually regretting their choice, attempting to dodge the draft, change their minds, but cannot do so because they are already in the war. In order to challenge this prevailing ideal, Tim O'Brien wrote The Things They Carried as a memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam war, and to proclaim the injustices of the government towards the soldiers. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental illness.
He did not want them themselves really.” (P.3, line 34-36). The lost generation refers to the generation of young men who served in the first world war and that can be related to Krebs because he did serve in the war. Wandering without direction or goal is something that happens a lot to the lost generation and this most definitely is also an issue Krebs is dealing with himself. The feeling of being lost and not a part of society also stems from the military teaching Krebs that he should not love anyone not even his mother. “ 'Yes, Don 't you love your mother, dear boy? '