By using First Person Confessional, Zusak is able to give Death human like qualities. This allows readers to see a situation from a unique perspective not coming from another human, but still having that human like view. “I am haunted by humans” (Zusak 550). Giving death human like qualities allows readers to eliminate the feeling that death is some heartless entity everyone should fear. The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book.
In other words, he wanted the people to feel good about their troops and what they need in life. Moreover, Patrick appeals to pathos when he begins up how the acts of Britain have not left him feeling mistreated and inferior, but a lot of people as well. Also, Henry shows that immediate action is needed and his famous last sentence, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”, shows that the audience that he is in this until death.
Paul adds Sarkin into the story because he yearns to get his mind off of the war around him, so he develops a love interest in his story. O’Brien utilizes this similarity to aid the reader in understanding Paul is making up the story of his desertion. Additionally, Paul remembers when Sidney Martin, his deceased lieutenant,
He paid homage to those friends because some of them passed away fighting and O’Brien wanted to show what made them special, especially because the men who fought and died in Vietnam often came home disrespected and ignored. Every story helped to shine light on the men who lost the fight. O’Brien went into incredible detail about what exactly made each man in his platoon special, especially if there was a story to lay to rest. By sharing these stories, themes of homage and sacrifice were explored as O’Brien hoped to explain what their friendship was and why it was so
If you click on a soldier, you could then click on their family to hear their stories. I think its crucial that we remember peoples’ stories because I believe in the quote, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”. I think things written from the actual family and friends of soldiers would evoke even more of the reality and sympathy from readers. People could see how war reaches people in a ripple effect. Lastly, the veterans who are alive should be helped too.
With that being said, the old man tells the young woman “Yes, daughter, the time has come. Go; and peace be with you!”(57); this represents that God is telling his child that her time has come to be at peace where she no longer has to suffer on earth. Furthermore, I find it fascinating how he implies that death is preferably better than slavery. It’s ironic because we view death as sorrow, depression, and grieving over a lost loved one. However, he uses death in the story as a sense of peace and relief from the suffering that was taking place on earth.
He feels very alone, but then comes to terms with the fact that there are others fighting the same war at home as well. The standing reminder of a monument is of a great deal of importance. Not only does it show that these men are not forgotten to the pages of time, but it stresses the importance of the cost of war. The author was trying to show that war wares a heavy burden long after the last shots are fired. The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically.
Women serving as nurses were often motivated by “a sense of duty, a close connection to loved ones, serving overseas or a desire to have an adventure”. (Great War Nurses, n.d.) Women’s roles as nurses during World War One were highly significant as they helped the wounded and sick. Although they were so important they did not have the amount of appreciation than the soldiers did fighting. The nurses put in a lot of effort and worked very hard throughout the time of war and should 've got more credit for what they did. The amount of work that nurses undertook and what they had to go through is reflected in this letter written by Gertrude Doherty (a nurse who served in World War One writing to her cousin Muriel in
This instance in the short story depicts Krebs feeling like he has a down to earth conversation with another soldier who can truly relate to the struggles he has endured from being involved in the war. He does not have to exaggerate for someone to be interested in him, and he can truly talk about how frightened he was when at war. Most people who ask about the war want to hear a heroic account of memory from the war, and aren't expecting or particularly interested to hear how scared a soldier was when he was overseas. Krebs finds some sort of relaxation through talking to this other soldier but it also makes him realize that he is no longer the same person he was before the
It becomes normal to them to witness death, to be the one to clean the cadaver, to arrange its funeral and all since those are the things that they usually do and normally encounter in their everyday life for their living. However, there are times that they are still moved emotionally and felt pity and empathic to the family especially when the cadaver that they had to service is of that of a young ones or a child no matter how long they are in that kind of work nor how much they are used to seeing and doing those scenarios. It is because of the emotions that human can feel. “Emotions which in themselves can be regarded as morally negative, may have instrumental value in the sense that they may lead to positive moral consequences.” (Ben Ze’ev,