Leo J. Ryan and four others were killed immediately, some of the Ryan party escaped into the jungle. Eluding justice is never a good idea. And after the fiasco at the airstrip James Jones anticipated the end of his ministry and ordered the “state of emergency” he had long preached about. The mass suicide that had been rehearsed many times in Jonestown as part of worship was now becoming a reality. “How very much I've tried my best to give you a good life.
They give guys the ax quite frequently at Pency.” He almost sound as if he doesn’t care about being kicked out. He recalls a memory of him and 2 guys called Robert Tichner and Paul Campell chucking a football around one evening till it got so dark that they almost couldn’t see it but kept going. Holden says “ You need some kind of goodbye sad or bad but need goodbye otherwise you feel even worse.” I believe that Holden refers here to his brother Allie’s death meaning he didn’t get to say goodbye at the funeral as he was in hospital with broken hands (he smashed all the garage windows when Allie died). So Holden had to get some sort of closure on the whole Pency prep chapter that was coming to an end. The second instance
After 2 years in 1831 Turner was said to have been visited by god again and told to “slay thy enemies with their own weapons” (Gray, p.11). In 1831 Turner lead a slave insurrection in south Hampton, Virginia. For thirty-six hours on August 21-22, Turner and about 65 other escaped slaves, went on a murderous spree killing white slave owners, their wives, children and burning their houses down. The exact number of whites killed remains unsubstantiated. Turner and his followers were all captured and killed, Turner being the last.
He told us “as the details of the whole massacre aren’t shocking enough, when I truly fleshed through all the information we had of the events and went deeper, I came across stories one couldn’t make up. An example of one of the atrocious events was on 17th March, the day after the massacre, the guides were still in the village when a small boy, who had manage to hide under his Grandmother’s clothes and dodge any gun shots, climbed out of a mountain of bodies. One of the soldiers told his top shooter to shoot the boy as he ran away, this soldier refused and in anger, the first soldier shot the young infant boy and killed him.” We see that the soldiers must have to have dehumanised the civilians that lived in the small village of My Lai and many other civilians as this atrocious and frightening and confusing war continues. Honor Riley This angered the men and they were there ready to fight…and kill: as they did. We spoke to Robert John Major, a researcher who dove deeply into the events of the My Lai Massacre and why they happened.
Captain Amacher of the 101st airborne division said that the prisoners, "looked confused, as if they no longer understood life outside the walls. "(Amacher) many of the survivors had been living in this awful place for more than a year barely surviving and trying their hardest simply not to break down. The toll of this place on their minds had been immense and left a lasting impact. Following the state of shock after the capture, the men devolved into a state of rage. After rounding up the remaining SS guards, the U.S. forces lined them up and executed them with extreme prejudice.
“When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.”(Jarrel) This shows the dark side of war which Leper understands is the truth. When he first enlisted in the army he thought war could be fun, clean, and innocent when he film with the American cross country skiing. After joining the army he soon realized that fun does not exist in war and it can make you mad which happened to him by getting a section 8 disband for being crazy. When Leper probably grasp all of the things he would have to do mentally he realized that he could not do it and for that it made him crazy. “Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life” (Jarrel) When going to war a soldier must feel that he or she is six miles from earth and one a distant planet and that right there would make anyone go crazy being pulled out of their everyday life and being pushed in this hell hole called war would be enough for anyone to go crazy and eventually lose their hopes and
Since he was moved from place to place, there is more than one location of the setting. It started off on the Eastern shore of Maryland then headed off to Baltimore then to new York City and ended in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The author extensively describes the cruelty that he's seen in the novel and being that this was a slave narrative genre it is expected. He talked about a man named Demby and how after a severe beating, he jumped into a creek. Demby stood his grounds and refused to come like the overseer told him and he was shot.
John Brown: Hero or Terrorist? Conclusion: John Brown was a slavery fanatic who wanted it abolished, but he went to the extreme of killing people for their ‘opinion’, something everyone is entitled to. In the aftermath of Brown’s actions no change came about for many years, therefore if Brown had proposed his ideas and opinions without violence the outcome would have been the same. Brown had the right motives but used the wrong actions and became a terrorist. Personal Life: John Brown came from a family that hated slavery, this fueled his anti-slavery mindset.When Brown was five, he moved with his family to a log house in a frontier township in Ohio's Western Reserve, a place where native Americans outnumbered the population of whites.
Similarly, Ishmael Beah, in his memoir of a boy soldier, notes how he became a completely different person. In the novel he stated, "Over and over in our training he would say that same sentence: Visualize the enemy, the rebels who killed your parents, your family, and those who are responsible for everything that has happened to you" and "when he said this, we all got angry and drove our knives in and out of the banana trees until they fell to the ground" (112) These two quotes prove that brainwashing destroyed his memory of childhood and also reconstructed it because it's now conspicuous that he's fallen into the trap of becoming a total different person, a killer. Thus, brainwashing is used to remodel children into child soldiers and
They beat and killed over 100 slaves to find where Nat was. They freaked out. Eventually, all the slaves who helped with the killing were captured except for Nat. He hid in the woods and dug a hole. He only came out to hunt, and when a farmer named Benjamin Phipps found Nat he brought him into town.