And so late in the night, when they took mortar fire from across the river, all they could do was snake down the slop and lie there and wait. The field just exploded. Rain and slip and shrapnel, it all mixed together, and the field seemed to boil. He would explain this to Kiowa’s father. Carefully, not covering up his own guilt… My own fault, he would say.”
The war forces people into situations where the pressure is too much and the environment forces a change on how one views himself. Curt Lemon and Norman Bowker held themselves to standards that they couldn’t reach. They let the war determine how they live and who they would become. The war causes the human spirit to change so vastly that it leads to a demise, so quick and drastic, that it is hard to
In the novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, Remarque retells the story of World War One from the viewpoint of the German soldier, Paul Baumer. Throughout the novel, Paul experiences the atrocities of this war, but unfortunately the effects of the war were worse than he had imagined. The war took a toll on the life of every single soldier, affecting their futures and families. However, the camaraderie the boys had formed allowed them to survive and ultimately was the only positive outcome of the war. Remarque includes sections throughout the novel that emphasize this deep bond that the soldiers share with one another.
Good luck and godspeed, gentlemen! Take care out there.” We saluted White as he stepped into his staff car and left, and drew our attention towards Metcalfe. The day was looming over us, and we knew the chances of a successful raid to be low. The looks on our faces was something I would never forget.
Fighting a war that is not a real war and an enemy that is not indeed the enemy is the dark part of humanity revealed by Knowles. That it is human nature to hate those that cause one injury, an intense hatred for an enemy of war. The demons in people’s minds are always there, right across the frontier. The jealousy,
War and its affinities have various emotional effects on different individuals, whether facing adversity within the war or when experiencing the psychological aftermath. Some people cave under the pressure when put in a situation where there is minimal hope or optimism. Two characters that experience
Spender took out his gun. It hummed softly. The first bullet got a man on the left; the second and third took the men on the right and the center of the table. Cookie turned in horror from the fire to receive the fourth bullet.” (78) Furthermore the motif of destruction is represented through the many deaths that occurred throughout The Martian Chronicles which is a result of imperialism.
In the novel Whirligig, by Paul Fleischman, is a novel about Brent a teenage boy who only really cares about being popular who decides to take his life while driving home from a party but instead he takes Lea Zamora’s life and as punishment Lea’s mother asks Brent to build a whirligig representing Lea at every corner and we see interleaving chapters with people coming across the whirligigs and how their lives have changed because of them. In the important event of Brent killing Lea in a car crash we see a positive effect and consequences on Brent because of this event showing the key idea that all actions have consequences. The positive effects being Brent Learning that we never know who we really are until we step away from other influences around us, that in the journey of life we’ll go through rough patches however it’s how we get out of them that counts and that
The book, The Ugly American, is a great example of U.S. representatives exerting influence while working abroad. Special Operations Forces (SOF) also hold the same power of influence when deployed. Many of the characters portray SOF imperatives, either positively and/or negatively. This paper examines the three character vignettes of Coronel Hillandale, Father Finian, and Major Monet and my personal experiences to show how the SOF imperatives apply in today’s environment.
Ira shuddered at the thought that almost none of the men would walk this path again. Most of the soldiers would forever lie in a shallow, unmarked grave along the roadside, with families who were persistently waiting for their return. Ira was oblivious of the fact that he, too had a false hope. It was a false hope that when he were to return to the modish house that he had for so long called his home, it would be perfectly erect. There was no doubt in his mind that his family would be vigorously and exuberantly awaiting him when he returned to the large plantation, and like most soldiers who were returning from hell on earth, he could not perceive that the Yankees could hand him worse luck than he already had experienced.
The Waknuk society and the Fringe Folk were bound to die, for being less technologically advance. Finally the Sealand women was protecting the telepaths from the perusing Waknuk posse, and the Dangerous Fringe Folk. Joseph Strorm did not allow change or evolution in the society of Waknuk, keeping the community
This essay discusses both the author Wes and the other Wes different outcomes as to how they ended up in the future. This was all mostly based on the choices they made in the past , Not only that but the fact that they both missed out on having their fathers in their lives. This comes to show that whether or not you let something affect you it will also affect your future and who you become. The author Wes turned out to be a very successful man and even got married . As to the other Wes who is in prison for the rest of his life only getting to see his kids once in a while behind bars . (as said in the epilogue as well) In the book the author also gives the reader hints that the choices in the past made up who they became but it affected
“Kon-Tiki”. It is the name of the raft that took Thor Heyerdahl and his research team on an expedition across the pacific ocean. They sailed from the coast of South America all the way to a small system of polynesian islands. Not only was this expedition recorded in writing it was also recorded on videotape and subsequently turned into a documentary which went on to win an oscar. Thor Heyerdahl took on this expedition to try and prove that the native people of South America could have settled in Polynesia.