Like Ged’s parents, Kemmerich’s mom coped with her son’s death by being told that they died bravely and did not suffer. Paul helps Kemmerich’s mom cope by telling her that “He died immediately. He felt absolutely nothing at all. His face was quite calm.” (181) Since the parents do not get to experience the war, when they get told that the soldiers passed away in a very peaceful manner it makes it easier for them to accept it; otherwise, if they got told the real way their kid or someone they knew died, they would feel guilt and remorse for allowing them, or even encouraging them, to join the
I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier. Although, after visiting his mother and sister, he has rediscovered a reason to survive, making it harder to
Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
The nurses seem unconcerned with his health and really just leave him to die. He is unidentified and will remain so since his face was burned off. The others are unsure if he is even alive anymore. This represents the inhumane practices of the officers as they do not worry about his safety or well-being. He has served his sole purpose as a soldier and made a “sacrifice” for their cause.
As it truthfully states in the Catechism, “It likewise offends love of neighbor because it unjustly breaks the ties of solidarity with family, nation, and other human societies to which we continue to have obligations.” The suicides think only of their own suffering and forget about those who depend on them. They leave broken hearts and many obligations behind by opting to end their lives and, therefore, leave their responsibilities to others. Instead of looking towards divine power and choosing to use their talents to serve others, they myopically gaze inward and focus on their suffering, finally deciding to end their lives. Human beings, by the love of God, were given free will, to move, speak, and go where they please. The suicides, however, rejected this gift and in turn were turned into trees.
The British gave them a warning… Take down that flag and live under British rule, or start a war until they lower the flag on the flagpole. The brave people did not lower that flag for anything and they went through death, tears, and scars from that horrible day but they never took that flag down. To them it was not just a flag waving in the wind, to them it was a sign of courage, bravery, love, and peace of the country. An American Lawyer, Francis Scott Key, was forced to go into the military due to impressment. During that whole fight all he could do was watch Fort McHenry burn to ashes over that flag.
He realize what a huge mistake he has done and regrets it. He is useless now with no support of his family. Creon’s realization that his family died because of him proves that Creon’s loyalty to them was non existent making him weak as a person and a
Even then we were still picking up memories of Pearl Harbor a year later. December 7, 1941 is a date of horror. It killed many people, destroyed airplanes, ships, submarines, and much more. They attacked us because we stopped selling important supplies to them that they needed. Thousands of lives were taken from us but none of them died for nothing.
Once they were seen as unfit to fight they were sent back with nothing but PTSD and terrible memories of the war they fought in. No aid, no guidance, nothing. They are now both homeless and hop from street to street trying to do the exact thing they were doing in the war, staying
Through the cloud of dust, and after a perfectly placed barrage, the Allies advanced and by 3:50am the New Zealanders where on the crest of the ridge. The 3rd Australian division suffered badly with an attack using phosgene shells causing 500 men to be gassed and temporarily put out of action and hundreds of others who fell to shrapnel wounds. Despite the few setbacks, the Allies advanced quickly with the German frontlines being taken in just 3 hours. All objectives were secured within twelve hours of the initial explosion. The German troops launched a counter-attack which was managed and the remaining German resistance was extinguished on the 11th of June.
Joseph Wright of Derby’s painting displays as an artistic response to war primarily because it is a representation of all the soldiers who have died fighting for their country. It illustrates how so many of the soldiers had families of their own and how they were left to grieve with small children. The painting is centered over a family who is distraught next to the dead soldier. The soldier is wearing a red coat, which signifies that this is a depiction of a British soldier in the American Revolution. The fallen soldier face is not shown in this painting because it is meant to embody all the soldiers that have died during the war and the ones that will one-day fall victim to it.
Although almost a year part these two battles are both equally bad and very devastating to people all around the world and family and friends. We should always remember this day as not only the lose of all of our soldiers but the winning of the war and being close to the end of the civil war. To all the soldiers that have lost their lives and to all the soldiers that are still alive at this point we will and forever be truly grateful for you and our
“sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all of the lives I’m not living.” (pg. 113) Thomas is depressed. He lost his loved ones in a bombing, and he’s the only one that survived. It causes him a lot of pain and suffering. “It’s a rule that we never listen to sad music, we made that rule early on, songs are as sad as the listener, we hardly ever listen to music.”
the war. World war I, commonly called the great war, was a devastating 4 year tragedy that left Europe in shambles. Forewarning with the first and second Balkan wars that hardened the relationship between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, igniting with the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, and intensifying with the mobilization of Germany, all of Europe was plunged into the bloodshed within the summer of 1914. On the battlefield millions of lives were lost with trench warfare, flame throwers, and poisonous gas but the civilians of Europe suffered also. The effects of the great war at home include, New attitudes toward women working, A new outlook towards the war, and civilian unrest toward the government.