They do not ever want to show fear. Even after the war, the men still carry the grief of the war. Tim O’Brien carries the image of the young man that he killed, and it haunts him every day. Jimmy Cross tells Tim that he still has no forgiven himself about Ted Lavenders death. “At one point, I remember, we paused over a picture of Ted Lavender, and after a while Jimmy rubbed his eyes and said he’d never forgiven himself for Lavender’s death.
Experiences such as the loss of close relationships, the horrors of bloodshed and death and the changes in men for the worst can make any once normal man insane, just has it made Robert Ross insane. Throughout the novel we follow Robert Ross as he not only loses those he loves, but also with time, his own very mind. In the novel, The Wars, Robert Ross holds his relationship with his family dearly, but things quickly change for the worse as the war in the battlefront transitions into the war with himself. During the beginning of the novel Robert Ross lives a content and tolerable life with his beloved sister Rowena, his stern Mother Mrs. Ross, his lenient Father Mr. Ross and his brother. Roberts’s relationship with Rowena is one that he holds dearly.
"He fell on a day that was... All quiet on the Western Front. He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. "(p.296) He has been through such agony with his fellow comrades dying, and the horrors of the war, but yet he dies on the quietest day of the war. Paul has been in the war nearly from the beginning, and he has survived a host of battles on the front line even while seeing many of his fellow soldiers die. Throughout the novel, Paul slowly loses his hope that he will ever get out of the war alive, and he begins to think that even if he does survive, he will not fit back into the normal routine of his community back home.
In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien the antagonist faces several things that shape him as a new man. Not only do the men carry specific things, but they are also carrying the burden of war and sorrow. Most war soldiers are strong and independent, but there are others who let their thoughts of home interfere. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross faces his obsession with a woman back home, the weight of the war, and the guilt he carries from the death of his soldiers. Lieutenant Cross carries letters from a woman named Martha back home that he loves, but she is not his girlfriend.
His mother is obviously not happy that Henry will no longer be there with her because he has enlisted, but she accepts the fact that she can do nothing. She sheds some tears and tells Henry that if he gets any holes in his clothes to send them right back to her to fix. Having longed for the glory and adventure battle brings since childhood, Henry couldn't wait to find himself in the heat of combat in the battles to come. After the first few chapters, Henry's courageous, heroic side begins to fade away and cowardly side quickly takes over. After Henry left his home, he comes to the regiment he was assigned to.
The reassurance of a home life in life when nothing is going your way. Paul returned home when he was put on medical leave. He reminisced on his childhood and went home to see his family and was heartbroken when his mother informed him about her being sick and has cancer. So even when Paul expects a warm return, he is faced with a sad truth and if that isn’t enough, he has to lie to his mom about the experiences of the front line, so his mom won’t worry. Simpler times such as childhood memories become a constant reminder of what life used to be like.
English; period 4All Quiet on the Western FrontIn the film, "All Quiet on the Western Front" directed by Lewis Milestone, it shows how the war has many brutal affects and it isn't worth fighting for your country and in the end dying, not a hero but as a forgotten angel. In the beginning of the film, the young men are being talked into going to war by a professor. The men are, at first, unsure of going to war but the professor feeds them lies about how war makes you a hero because you fight for your country. But throughout the movie each one of these men dies; and as they die, they are no longer remembered just forgotten; their bodies lying in the middle of nowhere. At one point in the movie, as Paul comes across a French man he gets frightened and he cowardly stabs him.
Each of the Bundrens took the death of Addie in a different way. While Jewel may have seemed to be acting more selfish and irritated than the rest of the family, I believe that it was just his way of expressing his sadness over the death of his mother whom he knew loved him very much. He was also upset that his brother Cash was making her casket right outside of her window so she could see it. “It’s because he stays out there, right under the window, hammering and sawing on that goddamn box. Where she’s got to see him.
Jake handles the war injury as well as anyone could. “What’s the matter with you anyway?” “I got hurt in the war”(24) Even though he turns to alcohol and feels lonely every once in a while he passes that by confiding in new friends and making memories with the old ones as well. Brett Ashley was another character impacted by the war. Her husband had died in battle and it was extremely tough to get through. “During the war.
Nobody likes the war and nobody wants to fight but for some reason the world had a problem and it needed to be fixed. The war has its positives but there are a lot more negatives such as, the draft, people leaving their family, death, etc... The point that rash tries to prove about the war in this essay, is when the farmer talks about losing his own boy in the war. “He fought for Mr. Lincoln do he?” the boy asked “not no more” the farmer replies. Whether the farmer is an antagonist or protagonist in this story, Rash still portrays him to be sad and pissed that his son died in the