Everyone has flaws, no matter how small the flaws may be. In addition, even the strongest of men can be hurt. The speech also shows the effect that war can have on a man. In this case, it has an effect on everyone in the scene, because deep down, the men understand Captain Miller not only as their captain, but as a good friend. They can relate to his pain because they have all been there too.
As he approaches the entrance to the memorial ground the music is very military and heroic, it’s very empowering and makes you aware that wherever this character is going and whatever he is about to do will be challenging and difficult to endure. The mood of the music then changes and becomes extremely emotive with the use of violins and cellos however still using small segments of military drum noises to highlight the association to war to the story this character has yet to tell. The change in music makes you empathise with the character and without even knowing why he may be emotional, we feel sorry for him. Upon reaching Captain Miller’s gravestone, Private Ryan collapses and here is the first, and only, piece of dialogue used in this section with his son shouting “Dad”. This is effective because we see that not only has this situation affected the main character but we also see the consequential effects of his feelings in the way of his family are worried about the way he is handling the situation and are anxious as to whether or not he will be okay.
Caputo starts out as a young man who was just joining to rebel, but in the end he is a confident leader and knows exactly what to do in certain situations that come in his way. He also learns how attached he can become to certain soldiers when he undertakes the job of being the assistant adjutant as a casualty reporter. He starts realizing the true fears and looks death straight in the face and realizes that this war is all too real, and his friends are starting to die. While he is also in training he is learning how strict the commanding officers can be to him and what happens when you think or react too slowly to a certain situation. All of these traits change over the course of the book and he becomes one of the best leaders in the
After reading The Killer Angels I am now more open to history as a subject and the literature that comes along with it. To read about how unexpected the battle actually was and how all of the commanding officers acted and felt amazed me. Michael Shaara put together the facts in such a way that made the novel not only readable but captivating to the reader, making me not want to put the book down. There were many mistakes on the confederate side which is what, I believe cause the union victory but, many men fought and died for what they believed in and that courage make them all victors in their own way. Although the civil war was not won that day, it was one of the deciding factors that eventually lead to the union victory and the freeing of the slaves, which would have most likely not have been accomplished if not for the men on that battlefield.
I recommend this book because it not only gives you a look into the life of a grunt, but also into the most recent war America has been involved in. Danelo’s book is also a very good book with a lot of action that will keep your heart pounding if you are into the book. Although no one will ever understand what kind of brother ship these men have and how to be a leader under immense stress, reading this book will give a better understanding to the reader. If I had to rate Danelo’s “Blood Stripes” on a scale from one to ten based the detail of information given and the deciphering of war into words then I would give this book a perfect score and recommend it to anyone that is looking for a good book to
shows, but through real life people. It is almost certain that these men will probably experience some type of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. “Combat fatigue,” “shell shock,” or “war neurosis” (Kulka) are all associated with PTSD. But with the weight of Lt. Cross’s men on his shoulders, their lives resting in his hands, is definitely hard. Battling the war of love in his head, asnd battling the Vietnam War as well, is a great means of PTSD in the making.
Basically, the author of All Quiet on the Western Front brings out a theme of the brutality of war through Paul and the other men that are facing the hardships. Every day when they were at war they stayed alert to survive. However, war wasn’t only about trying not to get killed; many emotions were involved as well. The idea of not seeing your loved ones everyday was a major thing they had to overcome. They had to stay strong for themselves and they comforted each other.
Conflict often repeats itself right throughout the ages. It seems to be human nature that society would replay what happened to their forefathers. In The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif Najaf talks about the constant havoc of wars and terrorism that has rocked of Afghanistan and the predator might be different the cruelty they face plays out in similar ways. Conflicts can also arise in a new time period with the easy use of technology today a war of opinion or racism, for example, can start by just typing a few words. Inner conflicts can repeat itself over and over also and becomes incredibly complicated as one’s thoughts become more twisted.
“Early in the war the need for better communication between, pilots and tank commanders, infantry captains and forward observers, and between the infantry men and the tankers after the closing of the hatch needed to be drastically improved” (Ambrose, 45-46). The opposing forces had already been in war for quite some time so one could argue that we had an advantage due to our freshness, and resources that had not been touched yet. Despite this we would be at disadvantage when it came to experience in the war and the terrain that would be encountered. The American tactics consisted of being mobile “and racing across the battlefield” all of these tactics went up in smoke when they landed in Europe and they were faced with heavy defenses and worst of all hedgerows (Ambrose, 56). War is always evolving and the Germans had many weapons and tactics our American troops did not foresee.
In times on conflict people can respond in extraordinary ways Conflict comes in a variety of forms – ranging from wars in foreign lands, among friends and occasionally within. It is an undoubtable fact that these trials in any of their abundant shapes are an inevitable aspect of daily human life, no matter how much we desire for tranquillity and peacefulness in our world. However, it is often through our grief and hardship that we dig deep and react in extraordinary and inspirational ways. Nick Vujicic once said “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.” Conflict certainly pushes us to our utmost capabilities in the face of enormous difficulty.