That soldiers are mostly told about the benefits of serving and never the horrors, that politicians and corporate owners who fund and supply war causes stay home while soldiers suffer, and that PTSD can affect even the bravest and strongest veterans, going untreated for often times the rest of their lives. One may ask his/her self at this time if these soldiers are born violent or if it is a learned impulse. During boot camp they have soldiers chant violent slogans over and over again until words like “stab,” “kill,” or “shoot,” are just letters and have no significance. Sooner or later, many of these soldiers want to enter a battlefield environment and shoot and kill someone. Clearly it is a trained behavior, and does not come from a natural or inherited source.
Morris Conley, the manager of the court club in Duke street, where she worked,blackmailed his hostess employees into sleeping with him. Early in 1950 she became pregnant by one of her regular customers, having taken up prostetution. She had this pregnancy terminated illegally in the 3rd month and returned to work as soon as she could. On 8th November 1950, she married 41 year old George Ellis, a devorced dentist with 2 sons, at the register office in Tonbridge Kent. He had beeen a consumer at the court club.
Both seem to be condemning this unfair outcome of war on individual peoples’ lives. “Disabled”, a poem written by Wilfred Owen, tells the story of a boy, excited to join the war, to earn his glory, who suffered grievous injuries in service and came home, not to the cheering and pride he had anticipated, but to people who “inquired about his soul”, and exiled him from normal society. This same theme is apparent in ‘Regeneration’ when Sarah comes across the mutilated soldiers at the back of the hospital, in chapter fourteen. Sarah feels anger at their treatment “If the country demanded
Wade Berrigan 5-26-07 The Moral Ambiguity of War In the novel Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Meyers, shows us many examples of soldiers struggling between making morale choices or staying alive. New soldiers look at other soldiers who have been in the war for a while as if they are sick soulless creatures killing everything in their way. Later we find these same characters that are doing the questioning doing the same thing. For example Perry wonders to himself how someone can die in front of them and no one remember it the following day. This shows his morals are still intact.
Some choose not to because of money or fame, but others choose to because of loyalty to America. Some know that they will not make it but they go anyway. They fought hard knowing that they were defending their country. It is a terrible shame that so many people died and continue to die protecting us. The bravest men and women go to war when the president calls for people.
Kantorek often calls them the iron youth because he describes their efforts as brave and heroic. As a member of the Second Company, Paul has doubts in his choices when his classmate Joesph Behm is one of the first to die when enlisted in war. To make matters worst, Paul’s friend Kemmerich loses his leg and has a slow and painful death. Paul then has the burden of telling Kemmerich’s mom of her son’s death, especially when she confides in him to watch over her son during the war. As the war continues, the leader of the Second Company Himmelstoss is disliked by many of the soldiers because of his harsh tactics and insensible actions.
In Charles’ eyes, the real threat was that The United States was being torn apart and the noble cause of many a revolutionary soldier would be lost and their mortal lives given up in vain. Charles respected his family and it was a hard to go against their wishes but in the end it was a verse from the Bible that made the decision clear. Charles found himself mortally wounded from battle. Sheltered behind a rock formation, as his life’s blood ran out on the ground around him, he wrote these words. “I don’t know if anyone will find this journal or care to read the words I have written.
Alexia Coyle Research Paper November 23, 2011 AML2020 Treatment of Ours Heroes Few of our family, friends, neighbors, and classmates have given the ultimate sacrifice to their country. They have signed their name on the line and have offered their lives to their country. Sometimes when they return they don’t get the welcome ceremony and exciting surprises like what is shown on the entertainment side of the glamorous war. When returning home from the Vietnam War, veterans were spit on and welcomed home with burning flags and anti war radicals who blamed the soldiers for the war. Now Iraq war veterans are not being welcomed home like Vietnam veterans but are not appreciated by a good amount of Americans.
Plodding blood from lungs that once you had the chance to laughter, talk, kisses. Many of the sights which will hang the soldiers are not what the officials have ordered them to do but what they have done to save their own lives. It is the tragedy of war that you are not able to stop to help a dying man. What do you expect, it is a war. Millions of people are involved in armed conflicts in the world today.
If any American is a hero, soldiers are the protectors of the heroes. I have always adored the men in uniforms who go marching in parades, full of pride, but behind that patriotic appearance are lives and experiences that most of us don’t know. A Marine once told me: “The only news you hear from us is pretty much when we get killed”. It is something of a daily routine that a soldier has to witness his roommates being shot down in a combat in Iraq and yet he still must strike forward to face death himself. There are but three choices for a soldier: to die in battle, to win as an anonymous hero together with thousands of his friends or to lose as a forgotten life.