The risks of life, the bad living conditions, and killing people are all the things we may never need to face to. We may consider people who died in the war and fight for our own countries heroes. They are, but what is good for being a dead hero? The only thing can make us understand the war is the real war, but hopefully, war will not happen again. ★ ★ ★ ★ ╱ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed. Kemmerich’s was one of Paul’s close friends to die first, and it is here we can see how loss is portrayed during this scene. The loss of Kemmerich life was not quick or painless, Paul’s friend suffered throughout this time, and Paul was their watched his friend die. Paul faced the truth about war after his friend’s death. The truth that Paul had discovered is that the loss of life is something that he, and all of his friends might not be able to escape.
Edwards’s story shows not only the cruelty of the American peoples but sorrow of the war. Innocent people were being killed. His story reflects on how those involved had feelings and wasn’t all patriotic and gung ho. American soldiers were seen as these big boys who weren’t afraid of anything which included the Vietcongs . Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore in the movie Apocalypse Now fits this description perfectly.
What started as not even being considered Veterans soon transformed into creating a whole memorial in memory of them. The author’s word choice in the, “Always to Remember,” portion of the title symbolizes and recognizes the bravery and dedication the Vietnam Veterans had to fight for our country. For example, in the text it states how since many people were opposed to this war, “veterans were not honored as veterans of other wars has been.” This shows that since Americans were opposed to the army forces
The effects of war resonate throughout a nation numerous years after the guns go silent and the peace treaties have been signed. One only has to look at the service members of past conflicts to comprehend the effect war has on those involved and our society in general. Our nation honors the sacrifices of the fallen as well as the survivors of past conflicts through museums, monuments, and memorials. Given the origin of these commemorations, they can carry a far greater significant meaning than anyone could ever possibly understand. Through the use of imagery, Komunyakaa illustrates the notion that the Vietnam Memorial is a connection between the fallen and the living that are in its presence.
In President Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” he effectively uses juxtaposition to make an emotional appeal so that his audience would feel a sense of remorse. In the second paragraph, Lincoln contrasts the deaths of the soldiers to a nation that might live. For example, he states that the field was “... a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.” Lincoln is saying that the soldiers fought a war so that the nation would have a chance of unifying. By using juxtaposition, Lincoln wants to evoke a sense of guilt in the audience because the soldiers gallantly fought a war just so the rest of the nation can experience the freedom and equality that they had hoped for. Lincoln gets the audience to feel guilty
Elie spoke of his past and the several events that took place during his time in concentration camps. While showing an immense amount of gratitude to what the current day “Government” he also talks about the terrible mistakes we made as a country during World War II. Elie wonders why we didn't intervene as much as we should have untill after the war saying “Why was there a greater effort to save SS murderers after the war than to save their victims during the war?”. Elie does speak of christians though saying “But then, there were human beings who were sensitive to out tragedy. Those non-jews, those Christians, that we called the “Righteous Gentiles,” whose selfless acts of heroism saved the honor of their faith.
It is not right to separated humans. His view is important, because he was one of the few that spoke out against the war. He was not afraid to share his opinion and that is why he is so inspirational. The main part that I liked is when he was discussing the part about how America was hurting people in Vietnam and were destroying their lives, crops, and homes. He was speaking for the victims of the war and how it can hurt both sides of the war and not just one.
.) “Great is the guilt of unnecessary war” - John Adams this portrays one of the main feelings of men and women that fought in Vietnam. General Statement regarding topic (name of author & title of text) In the book “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien shows a time before, after, and during war were guilt is often felt and is blamed on and made out to be many different thing from a girl back home to their own negligence to a situation Narrow to specifics of topic The guilt of war should be on nothing but war itself, the battle is the root of all suffering. THESIS STATEMENT Provides
The Poem “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa is a poem about the memorial veterans and memory of the Vietnam War. The poem is about a black man visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This man served in the Vietnam War and he is lucky that he did not lie down like other soldiers. The poem’s purpose is to remind us about the Vietnam War and how sadness it is to experiencing the loss of our soldiers. To completely understand “Facing It,” It helps to examine the three elements theme, Tone, and symbol.
Tim O’Brien is the narrator of “The Things They Carried” recalls his personal experience in the Vietnam War. Tim writes about Jimmy Cross who is the lieutenant goes into battle with several men in his charge. Lieutenant Cross doesn’t show that his is a born leader in the beginning of the story in fact Jimmy appears to be unsure of everything he does. Lieutenant Cross does show that he is brave when he led all his men through the war. Lieutenant Cross also shows that he is a leader and has integrity when he suffer the death of the men that lost their life’s so that the troops didn’t have to bear the brunt, or the guilt, and the confusion.
How the world, one day will become as one because of how diverse we are. There were many bad consequences as well but it was more of beneficial consequences. “Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you”, wouldn’t that be nice? Article: The Vietnam War: How they saw it from both sides of the divide Song: Fortunate Son The article, “The Vietnam War: How they saw it from both sides of the divide”, explained how both sides of the divide saw the war. It was perspectives from a U.S. veteran who who helped execute a mass evacuation and a retired Sergeant Major from the North Vietnamese forces.