However, it soon dawns on him that war is brutal and jeopardous, somewhat contradictory to what he visualizes before. The soldier’s wound, the corpses and the flag symbolize Henry’s most wide-eyed innervations, the cruelty of the war as well as Henry’s maturity. The wound, without a doubt, is the most far-reaching symbol of the story. To Henry, wounds are “ a red badge of courage”, it represents the soldier dignity and offers one with great renown.
That’s one of them. War is hell is another. War begins in illusion and ends in blood and tears. Soldiers go to war for their country’s cause and wind up fighting for one another. Soldiers are dreamers (Sassoon said that).
Throughout the novel “ In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, the author explores the idea of cruelty. He portrays how inhuman and emotionally detached people can be even when acting without rage. The idea of cruelty is depicted both in the brutal murder of the Clutter family and the impetuous sentence of the criminals, which Capote describes as merciless act. The author explores the apparently unmotivated murder of a well-known, respected, and loved family of the City of Holcomb, Kansas. He describes the madness and cold-blooded crime in detail, evidencing the savage and brutal act.
In Chapter nine of the “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding utilize animal imagery, natural image, and diction to represent the theme of when you fear an object or a person it can regulate great savagery. Throughout chapter nine it describes the boys in the novel as being afraid of the beast. This causes them to kill one of their own. The beast is the evil inside of a person.
CONFRONTATION FOR THE REAPPEARANCE OF CIVILIZATION “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” By George Martin. This commentary will talk about how William Golding has alluded to history to shape up the theme of this extract, which is civilization versus savagery. This extract talks about how Jack’s group, which is the savage group, stole Piggy’s glasses and how the civilized group prepares to confront them into returning them back.
Siegfried Sassoon takes on a narrative style in his poem “The Rear-Guard”, and combines it with complex syntax to portray the speaker’s horrific experiences throughout war. The poem exposes a soldier’s experience of finding the violent battlefield above through the death-filled tunnels. Pairing the speaker’s point of view with specific word choice clearly demonstrates the excruciating mental and physical pain being a soldier inflicts, and leaves a glooming effect on the reader. Sassoon fills the poem with explicit imagery to reveal the pacifist theme he is trying to convey. Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he reveals this through his poetry.
All Quiet on the Western Front and The Storm of Steel, are two novels about World War I that were written from completely different viewpoints of two German soldiers. Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front emphasized the atrocities of war that the main character, Paul, experienced which outweighed any purpose other than to support his brothers on the battlefield. In the Storm of Steel, Junger is totally convinced that World War I was a great event and he stressed how important it was to be fighting for the motherland of Germany. These two novels demonstrate how soldiers may be driven to fight in a war for different reasons.
This expression of savagery depicts how fear will control the mind and express itself in an unimaginable manner. In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs repetition, symbolism, and natural imagery to convey the theme of fear controlling the human mind and inculcates one to act abnormally.
Calculated killer or delusional madman? In the story, the “Tell-Tale-Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character (a man) wants to kill an old man because of his blue vulture’s eye, which he assumes is evil. Throughout the story, the murderer denies his madness, saying that is simply because of his “sharpened” senses that he hears things in both heaven and hell. The story takes place in an old man’s room, and, little by little, the main character leads the reader through his calculated scheme to kill the old man and get rid of his eye for good. Based on the evidence presented in the 8th Amendment regarding the Death Penalty, the main character should be sentenced to 20 years of prison and psychiatric treatment, because he did many things a madman would do, like hearing amplified voices and sounds, and because he actually spent time planning the murder of the old man, and it’s not just on the spot
Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five to portray the gruesome scene of World War II and its many flaws. To do this, Vonnegut uses irony as a way of attacking the corruption of war itself. The irony of Slaughterhouse-Five manifests itself through the conversations between Billy Pilgrim and his fellow soldiers during the war. Most of the ironic quotes in this novel speak in relation to Billy's experience in the war.
Although most people enter war because of their own knowledge and patriotic fervor, some enter because of fear, stress, and just simply because they are told to do so. Red Badge soldiers join to save the union, to keep America united. These raw recruits lack the realization of the coming psychological stresses, anxiety, and undesirable conditions they will soon endure. Daniel Weiss says, “The hero’s response to danger, like that of his comrades in arms, will have been conditioned from childhood into patterns of defense and aggression, whose strength and weaknesses will be found out under stress” (19). The soldiers turn to violence; they feel as if they are compelled to take their anger out on the opposing team.
Killing is an action that can never be undone. In the novel War Brothers, Sharon E. Mckay examines the impact of this action. War Brothers is a story about four children fighting for survival after their capture by the LRA. During their time in the LRA, they all learn what the true meaning of family is and how you have to look out for not only yourself but others too. There are three characters in the novel that are impacted in different ways by the choice to kill.
Currently as we speak, Britain is fighting in a war. The British navy sent a number of ships to blockade the French from obtaining supplies in the United States, but some crewmembers of these ships deserted and sought protection with American authorities. The US navy decided to enlist these men, and so they associated themselves with the crew of the USS Chesapeake. On June 22, 1807, the British HMS Leopard prowled after the USS Chesapeake off the coast of Virginia. The captain of the Leopard then dispatched a letter insisting to explore the Chesapeake for British naval deserters, however the Chesapeake’s Commodore James Barron prohibited it.
Growing up in America we are taught to love and support our troops. Many people even feel that our troops, can do no wrong and they protect our liberates , but at what cost ? We as Americans judge terrorists like Osama Bin Laden for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but we have sayings such as “All's fair in love and war “, which raises the question does the U.S. Military commit war crimes. A war crime “is an action carried out during the conduct of a war that violates accepted international rules of war’. The international rules of war are in the Geneva conventions, which are set into 4 conventions and two protocols.the geneva basically states’’whose purpose is to provide minimum protections, standards of humane treatment, and fundamental guarantees
Since the dawn of mankind’s existence, the human mind has struggled to distinguish between right and wrong. As depicted by Michael J. Sandel, Justice conveys the significance of ethics and morality in controversial cases and issues. One of the most fascinating and well-known cases by the name of Her Majesty the Queen v. Dudley-Stephens, brings to light the issue of justice in society. Over the course of twenty-five days in July of 1884, three men become stranded at sea—a cabin boy by the name of Richard Parker, Captain Thomas Dudley, and First Mate Edwin Stephens—after their ship, The Mignonette, sinks in a storm. The three men fight for survival; they eat the bit of food in their lifeboat, catch a sea turtle, and begin to drink their own