Most people can understand that when a soldier comes back from war, he is not going to be the same. He has seen too much and done too much to still be the innocent boy he had been. In the novel, The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, he not only puts the effect of war for soldiers, but for regular civilians as well. The novel is saying that war affects females even though they could not fight in war. The message is conveyed through female characters that have felt sorrow and emptiness during and after the war.
When Bäumer returns home, he was unable to identify with memories of his youth nor understand the patriotic enthusiasm of the older generation. Chapter seven of “All Quiet on The Western Front” it was most apparent how war took away the souls of the lost generation and Paul. He was unable to comfortably adjust back to his pre-war lifestyle. Confirming his worries about his detachment and alienation from civilian life (All Quiet on The Western Front). Paul can no longer suppress the trauma he faced on the front.
This is indisputable when the author mentions "For God 's invincible spring our love is made afraid; therefore, not loath, we lie out here; there we born, for the love of God seems dying". The war has tragically demoralized the soldiers, so much that the exposure of violence has stripped them of the love that God presents, resulting in a futile life. The exhaustion, they face in the war disheartens the fighters, which results in the precariousness of the
There is psychotherapy, counseling, medication, peer counseling etc. However, because of the rules and regulations that they have in place, it is actually hard to receive treatment, and what little treatment soldiers do get it is often not enough. Private Dwyer went to multiple treatment centers to get help for his PTSD and addiction, but no matter how long he stayed it was never enough time, as soon as he got out his paranoia would come back just as worse. The only thing that really helped Private Dwyer was peer counseling, from a fellow veteran who had witnessed similar things in Iraq. By that time it was too late for Dwyer, he had already spiraled so far into his
The second example hits home when Norman Bowker kills himself due to the guilt psychological killing his will to live with the burden of him knowing he could have saved his fellow soldier, Kiowa. Both of these examples from the book show how O’Brien bluntly shows the guilt in and out of
In other words, death is so near to him that it makes him stammer. In the end, if he manages to come back the war, he will no longer be the same because war has changed him. Most soldiers that survive the war, come back with experiences and situations that they could never take back. Some soldiers come back with disorders such as PTSD, which has a huge impact on their well-being for the rest of their lives. Again, which explains another reason why war has taken her lover away from him, he is gone now.
Yes, what our soldiers see and do can be horrific and definitely take a toll on many; however, I believe that if soldiers were given adequate care when returning home the amount suffering from PTSD would greatly decrease. If soldiers are shown that when returning home they are just as important and needed here as they were in combat, their entire persona would change. Referring back to American Sniper, Chris Kyle began having flashback while regrettably at home although, wishing he was able to save more guys in Iraq. Although when given the opportunity to help guys here at home, almost instantly his flashbacks seemed to disappear and he became happy to be home. If all veterans were given a new purpose when returning home, something that makes him or her feel as if they are needed, the reintegration into society would be a smoother and more successful
Owen was a soldier in World War I, and upon writing the poem, he was recovering from shell shock in a hospital bed (Trueman). Owen experienced the horrors and dangers of trench warfare first-hand during World War I. The author expresses these thoughts through the eyes of the narrator in the poem. Owen draws from his own personal experiences to recount what happens in battle, and the lack of humanity contained in war. Therefore, the narrator ends at the conclusion that no war is worth dying for, and society needs to stop glorifying slaughtering of others.
Someone who he actually liked and cared for. As a reader it’s easy to tell the action was from the heart not just a malicious act. If so he would have went around killing every half-dead soldier that was lying on the ground. If he were to kill the brother of the wounded soldier Major Halcrow this way I would feel a bit differently. These were two people who just basically demised each other and wouldn’t mind seeing the other die.
examines the hope his family possesses following the war, however as years begin to pass it becomes abundantly clear that no form of government aid can truly help the people of his community. In search of a life above the poverty line, J.D.’s family leaves Kentucky in search of a better life, possessing only hope in their hearts. This powerful
Ned if affected by war in some very unfortunate ways.During training Ned had to go though many things.In the book Ned stated that”What you did in boot camp did not have to make sense.You just had to do it.”(60).I think that Ned meant that even if you didn’t understand why you had to do it you were expected to.Not only did Ned have a hard time adjusting to bootcamp but he had an even harder time adjusting to war.During war Ned lost a lot of people he knew and as it would to anyone else 's it hurt him.During war Ned was shot in the shoulder.Being shot impacted him a lot because he was unable to fight for a while.Ned described how he felt and told about how he couldn 't raise his arm.Ned was also upset and very much so scared when his friend Georgia Boy was shot.Ned explained his fear for his friend’s life by saying”I realized I was the one doing the yelling as I pressed my hands down onto Georgia Boy’s neck,trying to stem the flow of blood”(192-193).Ned was definitely changed by that and it surely didn 't help his experiance in war.Ned went through some hard times in war but he still did
They do not believe in good things in life, but they only can see the pains and helplessness. Everything can be repaired in life except humans’ minds. Both protagonists get into perplexity, they lose directions of their lives. At the end of two stories, Kreb finally realizes the epiphany and he determines to start his new life in a new town while Seymour decides to rescue himself from sorrow by ending his life with a gun. As a matter of fact, returning veterans are fragile, they are alienated from their families and have to bear the isolation.
How he can 't wait to see my goddamn medals." During this conversation he is getting frustrated that medals is all that is expected of him. Before this went on and on about how important it was to earn medals, but this statement he made shows he only thought it was important because he sought approval from his father. In the end Bowker committed suicide because he felt that he had no purpose, and his life was a waste. The medals didn’t matter to him after the war, they didn’t give him purpose and they didn’t save him.
In Soldier from the War Returning, Thomas Childers writes that “a curious silence lingers over what for many was the last great battle of the war.” This final battle was the soldier’s return home. After World War II, veterans came back to the United States and struggled with stigmatized mental illnesses as well as financial and social issues. During the war, many soldiers struggled with mental health issues that persisted after they came home. While fighting in combat, soldiers often developed a fatalist attitude towards their lives allowing them to accept their death as fate; this attitude led to a sense of detachment that was tough to kick even when they returned to safer environments. A quarter of soldiers were diagnosed with neuro-psychiatric
The soldiers, the country and the families of all the men in the war were all impacted by the war and especially by PTSD. PTSD is a really big anxiety problem that develops in some people 's minds after seeing people die or witnessing harsh things.This war was not like any other war; this war was not even planned out. After the war, a lot of men did not get the health care they needed even though they should have been guaranteed care with full insurance for both physical and emotional needs. During the Vietnam War, the emotional impact to the soldiers resulting from PTSD often having a tragic ending for those who served. Before identifying PTSD, “Nostalgia” was the term used to define a condition characterized by melancholy, incessant thinking of home, disturbed sleep or insomnia, weakness, loss of appetite, anxiety, cardiac