High school students do not understand how hard it is to live a typical lifestyle while suffering with the psychological impacts of post war. In the novel, The Red Badge of Courage, Henry had to learn about his emotional “on/off switch”. This was how henry was able to kill people during battle because he had to not let his emotions get to him and had to pick when to be emotional or not. This concept in very important for adolescents to realize because war is a scary idea and
Remarque ties this specific theme of World War I to deliver the problem of bringing soldiers with no experience in the world, representing an entire country and consequently dying in the Front because they were not mature enough to fully comprehend their surroundings to light. Bringing young people away from their lives and to war takes away any chance they have at a normal life, sooner or later putting them in an exceptionally weak mental
In Eliezer Wiesel’s book Night, Eli is incarcerated in a concentration camp and witnesses his fellow prisoners either die or transform into a brute, a person who cares only for his own survival, often at the expense of others. Many have debated as to whether or not Eli makes that transformation. Based on what I have read in Night, I have concluded that Eli has experienced both morality and brutishness during his imprisonment. Throughout Night, Eli has shown a deep love and concern for his father’s well-being, and would go to great measures to ensure his father’s safety.
In summary, he was forcefully separated from his family, bared the death of the only motivation he had and was left to live with the nightmares of the atrocious doing of Hitler and his Nazis. Elie’s innocence was taken alongside everything else he had. Instead of remembering his childhood and laughing, he prays one day he’ll forget, forget what he was forced to see. Moreover, forget what was taken from him. Elie had undergone an immense amount of pain albeit the fact that many think of WW2 but don’t mind much of it’s events.
Elie would often fear the night because it reminded him of the horrible things he had seen throughout the day. The title Night implies that there was something that Elie had feared when the sun went down. If someone were to not understand what the Holocaust was, then they wouldn’t understand why he was afraid. It is important to keep on learning about the Holocaust because it was an awful event where millions of people were getting murdered because of their race and their beliefs. We can learn from this event that not all humans are humane and how one person can cause a horrible
Once at the military barracks he is still determined to not lose himself and his morals and therefore is often getting himself and the other young soldiers into trouble, “Kammel wants you to run round the shithouse” (40). Kotze slowly but surely breaks Campbell down until his only instinct is to survive and get out of this war alive, “within myself I’ve got principles… but like here we’ve just got to survive” (61). Campbell by the end of the play is so psychologically damaged by the war and the military training that eventually he betrays himself and shoots the already injured Black
After Rwanda and seeing so many people die, Dallaire is no longer who he used to be which slowly destroys his home and work environment. Joseph and Dallaire have both lost their ability to be normal due to the gruesomeness of war. War inevitably brings loss from all angles. There are an infinite number of things war does to a person, country, or soldier.
Progressively he slowly lost faith in God. “For the first time I felt anger rising within in me. Why should I sanctify His name” (Night 33)? He felt as though the “Almighty, the eternal, and terrible Master of the Universe” decided to not do anything to save them from their nearly certain deaths (Night 33). This attitude only continued to grow as things progressed in the camp.
When Moishe is taken away from the town of Sighet, he returns only to described the horrific series of murders he witnessed. Saying in detail how German officers would use babies as target practice for the machine guns, family members were killed in front of other members, and of the father who plead to be killed before his son. The other Jews did not believe his stories, until the German army arrived at their town. The army took their rights away slowly, which prompted the Jews to change emotionally. Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes.
While he did not lose his friends in actual combat, the same feelings of loss and deep sadness would be provoked. This shows the psychological weight that war and events related to it bore down on the veteran. Menelaos was no longer able to live in the mental peace he could have lived in before the war. The immense trauma and anguish caused by having his friends taken away from him as a result of war left a terrible impression on Menelaos that did not fade. Not only does war affect the companions of those lost, but it much more directly affects families.
The rest of chapter 6 continues with the themes of fear and loss of youth and hope. The soldiers experiences a loss of innocence more extreme than anyone back at home. It was extreme, abrupt, and forever changed the lives of the men. They will never again be able to fit in back home because of the horrific events they went through. Paul believes that, “even if these scenes of our youth were given back to us we would hardly know what to do.”
Living a life fulfilled with happiness, safety, compassion, family, and health is what many people are deprived of. In many third world countries, the government is being overruled by its people, raids take on an innate factor, and civilians are bereaved of basic necessities. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah, is about a boy who is thrust into a life based on war, blood, and death. Beah provides the audience to comprehend the type of effects war has: his conflicts with civilians and the rebels, imagery of necrosis through diction and figurative language, as well as the theme: the effects of war. A Long Way Gone is a story that captivates the audience through the elements of character, imagery, and theme to not only
Ishmael has accept the fact that the war has ruined his enjoyment of meeting new people. Because of him going into villages and being chased out because they believed he was a rebel, Or having to go through other villages because he knew nobody there and he knew what was coming to their village and he did not want to stay had ruined the experience for him until later on in his life. Ishmael's experiences force him to deny his emotional side in order to survive. His flight from RUF attacks on the various villages in Sierra Leone requires him to let go of attachments to family and friends. Although he holds out hope to see his family, he has no choice but to close off himself to the world.
No two people on earth are alike, because at the end there is always one small difference that sets them apart. In the book “A long way gone”, By: Ishmael Beah discusses about the author himself when he was a young boy who lived in Bonthe District were the conditions were harsh, and war was happening. During the war he loses many loved ones, he learns to be strong minded through his experiences. A similar character that went through the same situation is a boy named Chava from a movie called “Voces Innocentes”, who also lives in a country where there’s war, and young boys are forced to fight a war were they have no option. During the war chava also faces many loved one losses.
According to chapters 20 through 24, the author develops Ishmael as an advocate of whaling. Specifically focused in chapter 24, Melville introduces Ishmael’s opinions, thoughts, and advocacy on whaling and the amount of respect whalers. For example, in the passage, Ishmael argues, “I am all anxiety to convince ye… of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales... one leading reason why the world declines honoring us whalemen, is this: they think that... our vocation amounts to a butchering sort of business…” This allows the reader to understand Ishmael’s determination for justice to whaling, developing him into a deeper character with personal views and opinion to create a realistic characteristic for him.