World War II was a period of time when life was depressing and difficult. Throughout this depression, people would come together and form a uniformity to surpass the negative emotions the war has caused.John Knowles, the author of A Separate Peace has revealed feelings of the war by showing different situations of the war through the use of diction, selection of details, and imagery. The war has caused many negative feelings to the citizens in the United States. Instead of presenting America as a land of happiness, Knowles uses the word “cry” to show America as a land of depression. Because of the war, civilians have came together as a whole, thus, having the same emotions.
The Vietnam war brought a lot of deaths of American soldiers. Additionally, the soldiers who made back alive came back with mental illness. Mental illnesses are a common thing to get obtain when a person or a soldier is faced with a dangerous situation, and it 's not surprising that the soldiers ' mental states always tended to be on the paranoid side due to the guerrilla warfare in Vietnam. War is a game of
The return from war is quite a difficult process for the integration in society given harsh environmental conditions they have been involved in the war. Reintegrating back into society is a difficult task after the release from military duty. Different factors affect the reintegration with the civilian society including the difference in the education, interpersonal relationship and employment experiences. Considering that the veterans are military officers relieved of their duty after serving the nation in a war, the integration with the civilians presents a different environment that may influence their coexistence, especially in consideration to the law. The co-existence of the veterans in the society is a challenging task as many are affected by the mental health problems depending on the level of military influence on the individuals.
Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey the after-effects of war, both on veterans themselves and their loved ones are shown. The events during war and the effects of war worsen the mental health of those involved in it. The way that war changes people as depicted in The Odyssey by having detrimental effects on their mental health is similar as compared to today’s world, however veterans are more emotionally closed and more recognized to have to deal with trauma caused it than depicted in The Odyssey. War changes people in The Odyssey mainly through affecting their mental state. The grief and depression that is caused by the loss of loved ones in war greatly affects family members in Homer’s epic.
Mike Haynie takes a stand on how veterans are portrayed to the public through the media. Being a veteran himself, he is well aware of how the media’s reports are focused on displaying the negative side of veterans. Cases like Itzcoatl Ocampo’s, paint veterans to the public as being violent. Awareness on this issue has been raised before. In 1999, President Bill Clinton held a conference to shed light on mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it.
The memorial serves it’s purpose, allowing us to remember the loss of so many men. It not only honors the lost, but it makes war seem so much more bleak and saddening. Maya Lin did a great job designing a memorial for the Vietnam War. It was functional, simplistic, and made us really think deep down about what war can do to people, not just those killed but the many of us affected
This resentment is likely to increase as elders tend become more dependent as time goes on, especially on ever advancing healthcare systems. This dissension for each other and technology will consume our culture leaving us scared for the many generations to come. The countless contributions Baby Boomers have made to our current world are undeniable. The world we know today would not be the same without them, however, as this large group of people age, a series of consequences will corrode the foundation our country is built on. The time to realize the passing of the torch is now, and if we fail to realize this, our country could fall into a facade progression that is already starting to build in our culture, economy, and especially our
War changes its participants forever, no matter their role they have, a damage has and will be done. All the participants of a war are to blame for the aftermath. Although the experiences of a character from a fictional novel such as Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and a real-life American soldier giving a testimony in Rory Kennedy’s “The ghosts of Abu Ghraib” documentary, seem incomparable, they are not. When side by side their similarities become more evident, as they both share similar themes. The personality of an individual depends on the society that has educated him/her.
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. The war is something no one wants to go through.