He also mentions to Singer how no one quite understood him, and he confides in Singer about his life growing up. This resulted in a friendship between them. The friendship benefited Jake because it gave him something to do beside staying drunk in the bar all night long, allowed him to relieve some stress through communication, and gave him someone to trust and look up to. Before Singer came into town Jake would sit at the bar every day and get so drunk he would pass out and hardly remember what happened the next day (McCullers 14). He
During the Vietnam war soldiers took many sacrifices, including leaving their families and being outkast’s in society. But during the war they made really good friendships. The Vietnam war made people lose their lives, friends, and families. Many people didn 't support the war so they protested, and when the soldiers came back from war they were treated like outcasts. In the novel “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, the book shows the themes friendship and sacrifice through key details like when someone dies they still remain friends even though they had a sacrifice.
"Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy? If we threw away these rifles and uniforms you could be my brother just like Kat and Albert (Remarque 223)". Comradeship among soldiers is a major theme throughout the novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front" because the soldiers knew each other before the war, protected each other during combat, and can relate to one another without having to literally speak. This story 's theme shows comradeship because Paul and the other soldiers were in class together before joining the war. In the beginning of the novel Paul introduces his friends he went to school with before going to war with.
They feel like no one understands what they have been through when they return home. Veterans also tend to stay in combat mode even after the war ends, which could lead to violent behavior at home. War veterans are misunderstood when they return home because they never leave combat mode and people do not understand their war experiences. The book the Odyssey is the story
In the poem, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, you see a child wanting a father’s love and care. The story opens up by talking about his father being a drunk. Although it does not directly say it, we can tell by the way the boy talks about his father, and his father’s actions. “The whiskey on your breath” (1) is the first line of the poem, which indicates someone talking about alcohol on someone’s breath. As the poem goes on you can start to pick up that it is getting told by a son.
Hospitals were not new to Walt Whitman as for he sat at the bedside for injured bedside New York stagecoach drivers back when he stayed in New York City. While in Washington D.C Walt Whitman would visit the Hospitals and talk to the soldiers as if he were their friend and often give the soldiers candy, paper, fruit, and papers as modest gifts to try and make the soldiers feel better. Walt Whitman also had a notebook that he wrote in about the soldiers and he named it “Walt Whitman Soldiers Missionary” . For Walt Whitman to give and visit the soldiers costed a lot of money and so Whitman received donations from some friends and strangers as well as contributing his own salary that he received from working at clerking jobs at the Army Paymasters Office and The Attorneys General's Office. Walt Whitman sent articles of his experiences visiting the soldiers in the hospital and New York Times published one in February 1863, about a soldier he visited known as Private John Holmes.
But he’d never answer. He’d just roll his eyes at me, get peeved, tell me to quit trying to mother him.” (Krakauer 45). Exhibits Burres trying to figure out if anyone from McCandless’s family knew anything about him, knowing as a mother his family might be worried about him. Burres’ attempts only lead to annoy McCandless and hated the fact that Jan was trying to act as his mother. “I’d keep at it until he’d change the subject, though because of what happened between me and my own son.
After reading two-thirds of the book, one can quickly grasp that Reuven is quite different in character when compared to other teenage boys. Reuven to many followers of the book can be characterized as a sympathetic boy. He is sympathetic because of his emotion toward his roommate in the Memorial hospital and the grandeur president of America. Reuven’s friendly love toward Billy can be evident when he heard the bitter news from Billy’ parent that he will be blinded forever. However, his tears did not drop during the phone conversations, but when he was alone.
He hints the readers lack of personal belonging because he has experienced war in his early youth. Whenever war takes place, people are likely to migrate to another place. As a result, the so called “home” no longer exists because of the idea of moving to another place for survival. Notice the way he uses the language of the two lines. While “strolling” has a connotation of being mobile, “boarded-up” is fixed in a place.
Continuing to live through battles, and women to alleviate the stresses of the war. Because of Krebs changes in values after the war the values of his hometown are the antagonist of the story. The lack of definition for certain passages and use of words within the story cause the implicit meaning of it to appear ambiguous. “Soldier’s Home” appears to be a tale about Krebs and his life after returning home from the war, but the symbolism of Krebs family, the ambiguity of his competence with courtship, and the diction of how he
Veterans connect with the poems, because they understand what war is like. The first sign of the connection between epic heroes and veterans was when,“He told them stories of Achilles and Odysseus...guilt and loss among soldiers resonated with Vietnam Veterans” (Shapiro, 4). When he was reading to the vets they, understood the struggles of the epic heroes.Their troubles faded away when they were listening to the stories. Society has the tendency to feel that they “ have dealt with better man and never did they once disregard me” (Alexander, 13). The veterans are often ridiculed because
They instill hope and remind the men of home, encouraging their safe return. Lieutenant Cross’s infatuation with Martha emphasizes the soldiers’ separation from home, but also provides him with comforting thoughts; Tim O’Brien’s daughter Kathleen enables him recount the war while omitting many of the gruesome details
Fear of shame not only motivates men to go to war but also affects soldiers’ relationships with each other once there. Concern about being accepted in the war, which might seem in the end an unimportant part given the chances of death and importance of staying together as a “team” during this time. The emotional burden was not just during the war it was also after the war that all these memories came back to them. When these memories come back it brings sadness to them thinking about all the people they lost through out their time