Simultaneously, Victor failing to take responsibility for his own creation leads the creature down a path of destruction that manufactures his status as a societal outcast. The creature's dissolution from society, his search for someone to share his life with, the familiarity with intense anguish, his thirst for retribution, each of these traits coincide with Victor as he is depicted throughout the novel. Victor unknowingly induces his own undoing through his rejection of the creature. Shelley foreshadows his downfall by stating that “the monster still protested his innate goodness, blaming Victor’s rejection and man’s unkindness as the source of his evil” (Shelley 62) The creature essentially places Victor at fault for the creature becoming an outcast of society, by expressing this Shelley constructs a very austere portrayal of man’s contact with outsiders. Virginia Brackett asserts in her analysis of the novel that “Due to the monster's rejection by the cottagers and other humans, Victor serves not only as his creator but also as the only social construct on which he can build his reality” As the creator of the creature, Victor adopted the responsibility of his creation and the duties that accompany it, however, instead of answering the call of duty he fled and disregarded his obligation to the creature.
War is one of the most controversial and fascinating aspects of human life, which includes sacrifice, argument, and worst of all human death. The argument of war is whether or not the sacrifice of human life is necessary or not. The authors of My Brother Sam Is Dead are totally against war; they are neutral and they give Tim the same idea as them in the novel. They even show the irony and cruelty of war in the book by the punishing and ironic deaths of Ned, Sam, and Life. This novel is based in Redding, Conneticut during the time of the Revolutionary War.
Yossarian is not a classic hero because, even though he performs heroic actions such as standing for the weak, having a bigger enemy, and overcoming a problem that tests his morals, ultimately he does not fit the stereotype of a hero, thus changing our perceptions of heroism. Catch-22 tells a story of an American bombardier who is at war. Yossarian isn’t the military man that goes to war and returns a war hero. Instead, he wants to get out of it because he hates the idea of war and people trying to kill him. He does anything to avoid his missions because he is simply scared of them.
The effects of romanticized wars are seen throughout Slaughterhouse Five and All Quiet on the Western Front. The false visions of war that soldiers blindly go into mentally destroy them little by little. For the women and men back home, the families, their ideas of what their loved one is going through is constantly changing with the novels and movies romanticizing war and the war heroes. Kurt Vonnegut has said before that he believes civilization was terminated in World War I and that "Much of the blame is the malarkey that artist have created to glorify war, which we all know, is nonsense, and a good deal worse that that –romantic pictures of battle, and of the dead men in uniform and all that" (Vitale par. 4).
This therefore reinforce the madness of the scene and of the war by outlining the immorality going on as the american soldiers going to the war are portrayed as both heroic but also lacking morality to justificate their act. This lack of morality is furthermore emphasized by Coppola’s choice of the reason of the bombing as Colonel Kilgore set the attack with the aim to find a surfing position . The dropping of napalm to create a surfing wave relates to the absurdity of modern warfare. However , Coppola did focus on the horror of the war coming from both sides which is outlined as a panicked soldier is shown being terrified by the sight of a wounded american.Coppola therefore also focussed on the horror resented by the American experiencing the
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered. The men who served in the Vietnam War were just barely men, some of them were just hitting the age twenty.
Out of this tension and search for answers in Christian thought, emerged the Just War Theory of St. Augustine of Hippo. Augustine continued in the Christian tradition of believing all war to be intrinsically evil. He unequivocally condemned those who desired, sought, or enjoyed war, and made it clear that to engage in a just war is to engage in war by force of necessity. In Book 4, chapter 14 of his magnum opus, The City of God, he says “to carry on war and extend a kingdom over wholly subdued nations seems to bad men to be felicity, to good men necessity .” Later, in Book 9, chapter 7 of the same work, he states the same even more clearly: “But, say they, the wise man will wage just wars. As if he would not all the rather lament the necessity of just wars, if he remembers that he is a man; for if they were not just he would not wage them, and would therefore be delivered from all wars.
Why do governments feel the need to declare war against each other? Why is there enough hatred and animosity among groups of people on this Earth for us to kill each other in cold blood? Is there meaning behind war? Hamlet asked a similar question as he pondered the loss of life of Fortinbras’ army in Poland. Although Hamlet seems to believe in the meaninglessness of war and life in general, wars have meaning because they represent causes for which people will give up their lives.
“An Occurrence of Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce establishes that there is no passion for romance or beauty in war. The title of the story contains the word “occurrence,” which reveals how common death is contained by war, reducing the apparent value of those whom live in this world during this time. The illusory that Farquhar has displays the danger of having misapprehensions about the war, because war is not a love story that ends with running to his or hers significant other’s arm, it has brutal and merciless penalty. An additional theme existing in the story is dying with dignity. The short story shows the reader that there is no moderation for the awful deaths that happen in war, so even efforts to have men die with dignity were lacking in pride.
After experiencing the violence of war, it is difficult for a soldier to readjust back into society causing alienation and a strain to return home both physically and emotionally. In Hemingway’s short story, “Soldier’s Home” the main character Harold Krebs lies, is incapable of love and he struggles to readapt to his family and community. Eventually, he will accept the idea that he can never really go home. Oklahoma is Krebs’ home, a place untouched by the effects of war. Krebs will experience a clash of his two lives that are significantly different.
Chapter One 1. List some of the narrator’s main concerns or topics in Chapter One? War is actually terrible and not the glorified picture of it that his school master paints it as. People that are excited about wars are not the ones fighting in it. Paul is afraid it will continue to be glorified when it is actually terrible.
The lack of human faces on the soldiers signifies their lack of emotions and conscience, hence the degradation of humans in the future from the artists’ perspective. He achieves representing the idiocy of the war, which is only for the benefit for political welfare without the consideration of the loss of life of the innocent civilians. Picasso’s purpose in composing ‘Massacre in Korea’ achieves the revelations of the consequences of political involvement in war, leading the audience to consider conflicting views about the close problematic
Adolf Hitler “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” -Adolf Hitler. This essay will be over Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazis and murderer of the Jews and countless others. Hitler got his point across to the Jews that he clearly did not want them around. He blamed them for the loss of World War II. In my opinion, I think he blamed them because they were not like him.