This drama/thriller was very unique, “the way it shuffles from tone to tone – animated music video one second, unforgettably dark pastiche of a cheesy TV sitcom the next”. (Parker) It was probably the most controversial film of the 1990’s and one of the most underrated as well. This film has actually received more credit as time has passed. Oliver Stone’s message and overall theme was heard loud and clear after viewing this film. The movie was so powerful it even drove two men to kill and was caught up in a very controversial legal debate for many
Joby will be forever remembered because he was the beat of the army and the drummer boy of one of the bloodiest wars in history. If he would beat slow then the army would be slow and if he would beat fast then the army would be fast. The general was another important part of the Battle of Shiloh. The general made soldiers and Joby feel good about themselves and the war. The Battle of Shiloh was the most important part of history at the time.
After the bombings, Dresden was a doom town, it was hard to see its beautiful architecture that was said to be the prettiest in the world. Billy fought throughout the war and stayed by his country's side and this shows his strength. The overall gist of this story is not to show a weak man, but to show someone how the war can make you unstuck in time. Billy isn't able to comprehend what is real and what isn't. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of thousands of people changed the perception negatively of
The Red Badge of Courage was a novella all about an emotional journey from boyhood to manhood via war. Stephen Crane did an excellent job of taking the reader on a journey into the past and into the mind of Henry Fleming who went to war to become a hero and moreover a man. In chapter twenty-four, Crane summarized Henry’s manhood by saying, “He found that he could look back upon the brass and bombast of his earlier gospels and see them truly. He was gleeful when he realized that he now despised them. With this conviction came a store of assurance.
In the beginning of the movie they presented us with the heroic victims of the Alamo lying dead. This scene sparked off a depressing atmosphere. During the movie, there was a mix of emotions; growing tension and an overwhelming feeling of victory merged into one. The movie was very compelling and was utmost intriguing. A Texan character that made the best and most emotional lasting impression would be David Crockett.
I am proud of the name, for Alexander the Great was a bold robber, and Julius Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte.” -Jesse James. The James family suffered but they had to learn to live on. His wife and two children never forgot him. Most of all Frank kept him in his mind everyday, till the day he died. No matter how hard it
“I'm a soldier, I'm trained to fight ... it's instinct and it's natural. I just saw him there, I went over and got him, that was it.” These are the words of Corporal Mark Donaldson, whom in 2009 was awarded the Victoria Cross, the ultimate symbol of heroism, for his gallant actions in dismal circumstances. I have chosen to research the life of Mark and identify why he encapsulates an everyday hero. After being questioned about his courageous actions in September 2008, his humble nature and selflessness caught the hearts of the nation. His lifestyle reflects that of an everyday hero through his demonstration of gospel values and qualities.
The men retraced Doss’ steps while being shot at until they found and returned the bible to Desmond. Comparing this to the “Scarlet Letter” treatment that he initially received truly shows the heroic extent of the deeds Doss had done. I would say that the film did not affect my opinion on war very much, I have been a film buff for a long time and have seen many documentaries and have a pretty informed opinion, but it does help to solidify the harsh realities of war that are unimaginable to civilians. I believe that the film best showcases the dramatic patriotism that overtook all during the period of WWII, which resulted in many exaggerated states of mind that resulted in cases of unnecessary outcasting, immense bravery, and sacrifices for what was seen as the common good. This film; however, did introduce the topic of Conscientious Objectors being enlisted in the military that I had never even considered and I do think that it is a vastly positive idea that would help to tap the potential in troops that may not be comfortable killing others.
Grendel: A Demon of Depravity Evil exists naturally within us, it always has and always will. And while it may not be a finite item, that we can touch and see, the beings that possess it are. Arguably the most critical concept in John Gardner's epic, Grendel, evil, as a character trait, is well adopted by the text's main antagonist, Grendel. Not a human but a self-conscious being, Grendel is portrayed as one of the most vile beasts depicted in literature, as he initiates scenes of blood-curdling murder, feeding a ruthless addiction all the while. Despite carrying out such heinous acts, the reader may find himself caring for Grendel, possibly routing for him at points as he battles with the Thames and even his own thoughts.
He quickly gained the reputation of being ‘the Master of Horror’, with movies even more weird and disturbing that only a selected crowd would watch and truly appreciate. Even when breaking his tradition by putting a foot into Hollywood, Cronenberg
Erich Maria Remarque was a man who had lived through the terrors of war, serving since he was eighteen. His first-hand experience shines through the text in his famous war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, which tells the life of young Paul Bäumer as he serves during World War 1. The book was, and still is, praised to be universal. The blatant show of brutality, and the characters’ questioning of politics and their own self often reaches into the hearts of the readers, regardless of who or where they are. Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality.
The Three Sided Battle I read the enthralling novel 'The Red Badge of Courage ' by Stephan Crane. It took a few chapters to get into the book, however once I did I couldn 't put it down. The action packed novel by Stephan Crane expressed the true horrors and sacrifices of war. Which each page the feelings of a soldier were brought to life, revealing war in its true form. One way to learn about life as a soldier is to take a deeper look, behind the red, white and blue and the cheers of victory.
Dickstein’s main focus in the article is how even after 50 years since Catch-22’s creation, we have not escaped the novel’s message. Dickstein repeatedly calls attention to the cynicism and madness presented in the novel and how it has and continues to impact the world. Dickstein uses the prototypical college undergraduate, selfish soldiers, and even American presidents all as examples of cynicism. Dickstein specifically uses John F. Kennedy’s famous quote “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” as his main example. Dickstein eloquently sums his claims up towards the end of his article when he states, “But subsequent history from Vietnam to Watergate, from Nixon’s lies to Bush’s wars, dimmed youthful idealism, stoked disenchantment, and turned peaceful protest into cynicism and rage.