It showed that people can defend their country simply by saving lives instead of killing and that it is possible to maintain a belief, not let others undermine your faith, and be an exceptional, courageous human being even under extreme peer pressure, which is a problem in today’s society. The way Desmond was treated and the military’s response to him being a “conscientious objector” infuriated me; he proved through his actions that conscientious objectors are just as beneficial as any other soldier, maybe even more in Desmond Ross’s case. I think that the term conscientious objector is very demeaning and should not be the term that describes Desmond or other men like him; I believe, like Desmond stated himself, that they should be designated as conscientious cooperators, because just because they hold certain beliefs they are not objecting to serve their country. I have not seen the movie Hacksaw
He had led his army through the crucial weather, disease and several hardships. He had refused to let his people down and reminded them that this-their liberty-was worth fighting for. As a result Washing and his colonial army were victorious, and because of his great leadership we are free. The Articles of Confederation was our first form of government, though it clearly wasn’t successful. The national government had no control over the states; it was very chaotic.
Gawain volunteered himself because he believed that he was the weakest the knights from Arthur’s round table we are shown just how honorable Gawain was to King Arthur when he said, “Were I not your nephew my life would mean nothing; to be born of your blood is my body’s only claim.” (356-357) Beowulf and Sir Gawain are seen by audiences as both tremendously heroic. Beowulf might have been the strongest man, but Gawain was honorable and moral, much like a true hero should
Everyone was getting hurt and these wealthy officials kept their hands clean from miles away. They used the idea of patriotism for the fatherland to get people to enlist for the war. Patriotism, in no way, is a bad thing, however, when one is guilt tripped into believing that their fear of dying in war is actually a lack of devotion to their country, it becomes entirely wrong. One must understand that the majority of the soldiers fighting in World War I had no dispute with the other side and they had only joined, to protect the country they had grown up in and learned to love. These citizens should have been shown the reality because, painful or not, the soldiers who died on the battlefield a decade ago, deserved to know what they were signing up
The first example of this was that King Arthur was not an ordinary person but he had no special ability over anyone else. The reason his story was made into a story is because he was such a great leader, and the story of how he came to be leader gave people hope and something to strive for. Everyone knows the story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table and it just goes to show you even after all these years King Arthur's story is still affecting modern life. It can be assumed that King Arthur was a great leader and very compelling one because he had so many loyal fighters with him at the last
His views on nationalism, as shown by the statement "I survived, but it's not a happy ending. I was a coward. I went to the war"(The Things They Carried, 79), are not extremely prominent. This quote clearly shows that he did not feel strongly enough for his country to potentially die for it. He believes patriotism is almost non-existent which is expressed through the idea that his only motivation for joining the army is the opinions of others and the statement “they carried their reputations.
what is feel like to be a hero in the society? In “Harrison Bergen” by Kurt Vonnegut, there are many reasons explain why Harrison is a Hero. First, in countless ways harrison impervious to restriction to society place on him. Second, he stand up against Government who takes away individualism. Lastly he want to be a good example to the society showing future generation about equality in the society.Therefore, Harrison is hero to his society because, he stood against knowledge and ignorance.
Because of his extraordinary traits, the great King Henry V successfully led his small army of men to such victory from the great French in the Battle of Agincourt. King Henry’s self-discipline, reflective to his commitment to kingship, had continuously led him to great virtues that ultimately influenced his knights to become true men of chivalry. Aristotle from Book II Moral Virtue “We describe as opposed to the mean those things in which we are more prone to over-indulgence; thus profligacy, which is excess, is more opposite to the mean than its corresponding deficiency is.” It is in fact natural for humans to be obsessed with ideas or things but in the end it will only weigh a person down. Luckily, people can be trained to end bad habits.
He wanted to believe that the colonist would eventually give in but that was never the case. King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at.
Major Generals William Prescott was one of the major generals during the Battle at Bunker Hill. Prescott realized that his troops were running low on ammunition, so he told his troops ‘’don’t shoot until they could see the whites of their eyes.’’ This battle was what made everyone realize that Prescott was a good leader and that he had military experience. Prescott’s leadership during battle played a major role on the overall outcome of the battle… Dr. Joseph Warren also was one of the major commanders during battle. He was the most intelligent commander during his time in being in battle.. Warren was a well known politic, that’s why he was so smart during the battle. He played a key role during his short life time.