If one person can be faulted for the US loss at Kasserine Pass (and he was – he was relieved of command and sent back to the US after this battle) it was MG Fredendall. So far we have seen his vague and peculiar orders, lack of situational awareness of the battlefield, and his penchant for bypassing the chain of command. We can also add to this list his single-mined approach with other officers, both peers and subordinates. He also had a bad practice of disregarding the opinions of subordinates (particularly MG Ward’s), and discounting recommendations by those that had a better appreciation of the terrain or situation.
In his section, Rasczak’s Roughnecks, he remained loyal to his friends. He protected them and loved them. He risked being left behind on enemy territory in order to save his friend showing he truly was loyal to his
The main character Beowulf falls under a heroic character because he honors his country and using all his powers and strengths to protect others. His courageous has also shown him not to hesitate and to risk his life to fight those that are
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.
His father was the exact opposite of what the Igbo people stand for. Unoka, Okonkwo’s father, is a “coward [who] could not bear the sight of blood” (Achebe 6). In turn, Okonkwo became a ruthless warrior who was known across the different tribes. The worst aspect of Unoka is that he was considered to be a failure. This caused Okonkwo “even as a little boy [to resent] his father’s failure” (13).
While Paul continued to fight in the war to protect his fellow comrades in All Quiet on the Western Front, Junger was motivated by pure patriotism to fight for his country in The Storm of Steel. Both young men were patriotic and valued their comrades in each of the novels. Both Remarque and Junger had comradeship and patriotism to help get through the difficulty and stressful times. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque describes many scenes that involve comradeship among the young soldiers.
Initially, he seeks attention, telling his war stories to the townspeople. Sadly, they show no interest towards Krebs as the war hysteria died down. His stories seem dull, as the town is over saturated with similar reports of the war life. Krebs resorts to desperate lies that exaggerate his experience, making up for his late arrival. This marks the weakening of Kreb’s ego as his desperate ways lead him into a deeper hole of despair, “A distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war set in because of the lies he had told.”
The soldier hates the war, he says “I died in hell”, this implies that the honorable death that the young men believed in, was actually an inglorious death for an empty cause. All the soldiers received in return for their lives was a gilded name on a memorial tablet, where people probably wont even see it. He felt that the squire didn 't appreciate how much he risked for his country, for the people he loved, for the squire himself, "Two bleeding years I fought in France, for Squire: I suffered anguish that he 's never guessed". The words ‘suffered’ and ‘anguish ' shows the soldiers’ emotional feeling towards the war, it shows how angry and sad he feels about what is happening and that he has been through a lot.
Nobody knows how the enemy is going to react, nobody knows when danger will arise, soldiers do not know where they are, what will happen, what has happened, whether they are going home, and occasionally they do not even know what they are fighting for. Besides not knowing anything, countless people also disagree about what they do not know or about what they believe they do know, this creates even further chaos. This immense amount of chaos festers in the mind. The author decided to distribute the chaos in the book to form a truer war experience. The chaos that is distributed throughout the book is naturally not as upsetting, massive and powerful as in times of war, however, it does paint a better picture about the chaotic ambiance than non-ambiguous words ever could.
Tim O’Brien’s uncommon ending sentence that have caught many people by surprise in the story, “Where have you gone, Charming Billy?” which was wrote as a historical fiction that revolves around the Vietnamese war. It leads you to O’Brien’s perspective on why war is bad. The story also shows how things are not okay, even after the war. O’Brien shows the realities of war through repetition of thoughts about fear, how soldiers deal with it, and the effect it has on their actions.
All Quiet on the Western Front shocked and surprised people when it first came out because of it’s raw and universal portrayal of a soldier on the western front. On Paul’s leave during the war his experience going back was less than pleasant. Being surrounded by civilians who are oblivious to the things Paul had to face when fighting in the war. When Paul talked to his ailing mother, the only one he connected with on his leave, he lies to her and does not explain the horror he faced during his tenure on the front lines. In his mind he thinks that she will never understand what he faced and that the only ones who do understand are in his troop or even with the other soldiers on the opposing side.
If his face was printed on a postage stamp, that stamp would not only represent General Brown, but also all the gallantry and sacrifice military personnel go through to make our nation safe and strong. As a military child, I have seen firsthand the hardship of far-away deployments and the physical and mental strength these soldiers have. General Brown represents that and more. For a service member to gain all the accolades he has, they must be dedicated. As a commander of the Special Operations Forces, he had improved the way they fought.
This is demonstrated in the novel when a member from the town physically abuses Mrs. Lu because her son was elected through to Vietnam. Additionally, not one member of the community decided to help Mrs. Lu due to the fact that they believed this treatment was fair and that the Vietnamese family should tolerate the burden of the escalating anger about the war. (quote) The use of these racial comments enables the audience to feel sympathy and consideration towards the character, Jeffery
Veterans Day is a day specifically dedicated to honor our heroes. In modern society, Veterans are respected for their valiant work in the military. Because of these brave Americans, people can live with a peace of mind. They have sacrificed so much and with nothing in return. A great act of patriotism is to support our veterans and their families because they have already given much for the