They always mentioned the awful things about the war, “Things was awful bad with so many kilt and others froze.” (Hunt, 51) Some acted as if they were forced into the war. They weren’t. They chose to be in the war. The letters in Across Five Aprils weren’t real, but there were letters that were similar, that are real... Secondly, the author included so much detail in the book. The generals in the war switched.
War, has be around since the beginning of time it’s a part of life. Many people are anti war, but they don’t realize war is a part of life and sometimes cannot be stopped. Since the United States won the revolutionary making our own indempendent counrty know as the USA we have been in and hand full of wars. We have the two major World Wars, World War I and World War II then followed and War that has been the most controversial war so far which is Vietnam that started in the 1960s. Vietnam was a war many people didn 't support and they took their anger out on the troops, which many of whom had now choice, but to serve.
The third and final type of thing the soldiers in this book, and war, carry, is the mental weight of war. One of the more obvious portrayals of this is when Rat Kiley started to lose his head a little, but there are much more than just this once specific part. This part of the book shows how much pressure the war is on their heads, and some men, just cannot withstand the pressure. There is also the part where Mitchell Sanders, on page 13, gives Norman Bowker a boys thumb as a gift. This shows how the war has almost started to dehumanize the soldiers.
War is something human nature cannot seem to avoid. In both A Soldiers Heart and Red Badge of Courage, there is a lot of war, and a lot of death that the main characters witness. Though their stories may seem similar, Henry and Charley are two very different people. They both fought in war, but experienced different events in the meantime. They both suffered great loss, trauma, and not only a physical war, but also, a war within themselves.
Tim O'Brien characterizes Ted Lavender as stressed and frightened in order to portray fright during the war within soldiers. Ted Lavender took extra precautions compared to the other soldiers. "Ted Lavender, who was scared, carried tranquilizers until he was shot..." (O'Brien 1). The author writes this about Ted to show the readers that he was scared and felt the need to carry tranquilizers in addition to his army equiptment. Ted also felt the need to take dope to
In Tim Obrien’s text, Where have You Gone, Charming Billy?, the author invokes the theme of relative fear, what might be frightening for some may not be so for others. Private First Class Paul Berlin was new and inexperienced, being in an actual war is scary in itself. Even with training and practice you can never tell what will happen in an actual field of battle. The story shows how scary the war was. Paul Berlin experienced his fears throughout the entire story.
The Disconnected Soldiers In “The Things They Carried,” written by Tim O’Brien, he creates images in the audience 's mind about what veterans truly experience before, during, and after the Vietnam war. Soldiers always have the strange feeling of disconnection but O’Brien brings this to the attention of people throughout his book. On the surface, the book appears to be a simple war novel, but beneath the surface it opens up into all of the struggles that war veterans face such as the disconnection from society. Disconnection occurs as a main theme in the novel and he presents this through multiple stories from different characters. Four specific stories where disconnection shows through the most are in: “How to Tell a True War Story”, “Sweetheart
Conflict is what drives all stories, but stories with similar themes may use them differently in order to give different lessons and persuade you to form different opinions. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque and The Redemption of Althalus by David & Leigh Eddings have the similar themes of war, morals, and family, but display them in very different contexts to create unique conflict between their characters. Although war is a large theme in both books, the characters face different types of conflicts in war. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul describes the realistic, bleak parts as a soldier in a real war; he has to face the death of friends, starvation, illness, enemy troops, and the ultimate destruction of his innocence and humanity in the span of only about 3 years. As he describes it, "It must all be lies and of no account when the culture of a thousand years could not prevent this stream of blood being poured out, these
The way the soldier/s were portrayed was them suffering with PTSD but no one helping them, my evidence to this statement is when he picks up the remote and a bullet comes out of it, this goes to show if you go into the war you most likely will suffer with PTSD and could even commit suicide. In the song Hero Of War the theme The Portrayal Of Soldiers has been identified by Rise Against, in this song the father says “Son, have you seen the world” to me I feel as if the father is not telling the son everything e.g you could come back suffering with PTSD, you could lose friends you make in the core or you could even die, he also said in the song “they took off his clothes and pissed on his hands. Not everything seems good, maybe on the outside but not on the
This line is evidently ironic in contrast with the content of the poem, which brutally describes the horror and the futility of the war. After the second stanza, Owen is focused on his experience of horror, ‘He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.’ shows his experience of watching a man dying from a gas attack. Furthermore, he says that we will not be able to experience the same feelings, but only in ‘some smothering dreams’. Through this he argues that individuals who have not been to the war should not promote it and his negative attitude towards propaganda, which told young men how great the war is, seeding deluded images of the war. Therefore, the poem plainly depicts the irony of the title which says that it is one of the best thing to die for your country when it is not.