A War Within War is inevitable, war is not peaceful nor accepted by many. War is the act portrayed by many men and women who believe they’re making a difference, that one less life in the world is nothing more than the act of taking it. Wars come and go claiming they’re making a difference in a positive way liberating a certain territory, whilst destroying it. War is the true equalizer between life and death, fairness and irony. The novel “My Brother Sam is Dead” symbolizes many of these traits.
Scarcely found are men who enjoy going to war for no reason, and consequently Paine makes an effort to give the men a reason to continue the fight. Many of the men that this piece is addressing would have had families and homes to return to when not in combat. When family is what a person lives for, they become extraordinarily protective of it. If a man broke into a soldier’s home, or killed his family, then that soldier would do everything in his power to rectify that crime. Threats such as these are clear and have an immediate effect on the victim.
Marcus Luttrell is more than lucky, he is also highly skilled in the art of combat and is a shining example of human determination. Many people speculate that simply surviving does not make heroes, but surviving against the odds that were against Luttrell is legendary. Luttrell has done much more than just serve his country; he has also started charities for veterans and continues to be an avid member of his community.
When looking at the back cover of Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels, positive reviews of the book, and a brief summary can be seen. The summary begins, “In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams.” But after reading the book, one would realize that every single soldier on either side for their own personal reasons, that may not have had anything to do with the war.
The quote also shows how loyal they are to their father and how almost nothing can change their mind. The other reason Najmah wants to leave to go to Golestan is because she feels she has put Nusrat in danger while she is in danger. "I have grown used to feeling safe with Bibi Nusrat, and my heart feels leadin when I realize that Nur and I are in danger again, and because of us, Bibi Nusrat is also in danger.(page 257)" Najmah feels as if she is putting Nusrat a life on the line when she goes with her any where now. Najmah 's solution to that is to leave her so no one will get hurt. Other people in Nusrat 's family do not support the idea of Najmah and Nur leaving but they still want to help. "
The importance of war emphasizes not only the actual war taking place but also both Gene and Finny 's internal conflict with themselves, and their external conflicts with each other. This also expresses how even though considering the book takes place during World War II, The Devon School still tried to shield the boys from the war, that the residual effects of war can still seep through the cracks and reach everyone at the school. One person can only hide so much, especially if there is a war going on, emotionally or literally. People often try to reduce the appearance of emotions and shield personal battle scars from the public eye, similar to how Devon attempted to shield the war from the students attending.
In the story written by Tim O’Brien called “The Things They Carried”, he tells a story set during a war about the evolution of young soldiers as their mindset is affected by what they see and feel. The soldiers each carry physical and emotional weights that allow them to keep their humanity but in war, the same things that are valued in the outside world become a distraction and potentially fatal. While Martha is not physically fighting the mind with them she is subconsciously in the mind of Lieutenant Cross. Martha represents everything war is not, she represents innocence, love, and affection, that to him is a way to get away from what’s going on around him. Martha is described as a very artistic person; she is a junior at Saint Sebastian college and in the letters Lieutenant cross carries with him she writes in a very beautiful way about trivial things like her professors, roommates and her midterm exams.
And that is the entire views of the military to protects and care about each other in order to protect the United States of America. Being in the military isolates you from the outside world, the real life. There’s not that much to do aside from always talking about wars or being trained. Maybe this is one of the reasons that sexual assaults consumes this culture. This affects the military as well as the outside world this is because
To make an assumption that either style of fighting is more superior, even knowing them, is going to be highly opinionated. The truth is that either style could win you a battle if other standards are met. Certain factors include, the morale of the troops, how well your men respect your leadership, and what enemy you’re facing, and the list goes on and on. The Union’s style of fighting derived mainly from the Anglo-Saxon style of fighting.
We are not blood thirsty monsters, but if we are to be fair I would agree perhaps that we give some money or arms but at whatever cost our nose belongs where it is and shouldn’t go no further. In conclusion I most highly respect our wonderful government, I just am worried for the safety of our livelihood and are men who may go to war. But at the same time I do more than full-hardheartedly agree with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison who made a point of proving that this act is unconstitutional and I say to you that you should perhaps peak and listen to their
Coming home from the war, veterans are distressed from just how different the reality of war and how the media portrays it as is. (Hedges) If the American public saw everything that the soldiers saw instead of just what the U.S. government and media depicts, would they still sit peacefully at home or volunteer to join the military, or would they protest and cause internal conflict? Shenkman writes that Congress often passes laws that they don’t even read thoroughly because they are rushed to pass them. Throughout the article, Shenkman has been putting up statistics in just how much the American public knows or how many even bother to try to stay up to date.
Maybe nothing is more incessant in the pages of history books than wars. Since the beginning of time, men have battled to hold their ground and vanquish more. However, the images of war are never as victorious that they are painted out to be. The truth of war is dull, devastate, and nerve racking, with conditions unfavorable to mind, body, and soul. The substances of war and the dread experienced are reported and told by writers all through time.
War is hell, to say the least. When one country finds itself the victim of another’s attacks, there is a certain unanimity that accompanies retaliation; a patriotic refusal to back down by doing whatever it takes to ensure victory. Despite opposition from some, weapons such as guns and traditional bombs are expected in battles. Without disregarding the lives lost in war, nobody bats an eye at a bullet. The trouble comes when a weapon with the eventual power to destroy all human life is introduced; a weapon that can so easily be used haphazardly with a big picture blindness disguised as an ultimatum.