The boys got hooked onto this propaganda and registered for WWI. This lead to deaths, trauma, and fear of the boys.The boys grow to hate war and what its all about. Kantorek is eventually drafted into war himself, and begins to despise his own teachings of what war was, after experiencing the trenches.
Multiple times through out the book Johnny admits that he would like to die, and goes on to describe his frustrations about his lack of ability to do so. He feels pointless, worthless, and disgusting, but later in the book he is content on showing the world what war really is; to let every man who was ever drafted and will ever be drafted know what he is really getting in to.
Or like I’ll give away that I don’t deserve anyone’s gratitude and really they should all hate me for what I’ve done but everyone loves me for it and it’s driving me crazy” (Powers, 143). What makes this so powerful, is the fact that Bartle, the narrator of the book, feels like a monster, feels like a murderer, while the outside world views him as a hero; an image he believes is wrongfully painted upon soldiers who have killed and done injustice to humanity. While one can argue that the war was one huge injustice to humanity, the reasons why we started the war were to fix even greater
The true war story has no moral; ask one’s self, “Is war truly moral? How is killing others justifiable by society or god and how is it moral?” Citizens, as well as most frontline soldiers, try to find this moral to soften the cold hard truth of it all; While they try to soften the blow of reality, the stories lose their truth, they are bent, they are “skewed” as O’Brien would say. It is simply another way to lose a true war story. The last way of telling a true war story is through belief. O’Brien stated: “It comes down to gut instinct.
One reason is that anytime men are able to take up arms against the local government so that they may improve their lives; they are fooling themselves. A prince will have to do harm those who helped him rise to power because he is forcing them to live with any of the problems he will have taking the principality and holding the acquired territory. Because of these things you are opposed by the people who opposed you from the start and the people who helped you overthrow the territory. It will always be difficult to acquire new territories. New difficulties
Darne Duckett English 10/3 Fitzgerald 2014 September 25 ORB project Voice Quote 1: Hate is a hard feeling to overcome, and hate can take us to a point where we are not even ourselves anymore. “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him”. Booker T. Washington was truly expressing voice and how he feels through this quote. His voice speaks to me saying that any person, cannot complete any actions to make him hate them. If he lets himself get out of control so much that he hates someone, then his inner self and soul breaks down or degrades.
The choice is yours. If you believe that the media is right so be it, but if you think they are wrong look into it. But if you think they are right, you can tell all the war veterans and current soldiers that what they did as a living is wrong and is a disgrace. See what they have to say to you. They put their life on the line to protect the sorry Americans who are to caught up in what they drive and how they look to look at the big picture.
This source is useful because it shows what soldiers have apparently said about Haig. However, knowing that John hated Haig, he most likely only chose to publish the negative things about him, taking what soldiers have said minus the positive things. From the way this source is written a very negative and biased opinion is very noticeable ‘There can never be forgiveness for their sheer incompetence’ proving that what John Laffin has written is biased, This source also shows me what Haig and the other generals were doing during the war and that is why I find it reliable. Another very useful source is source B2, this source was written by P.Smith, a soldier at the Somme, it was written in 1916. This source is useful to me because it is coming from a man’s point of view; that was actually there and saw what went on ‘It was pure bloody murder.
I’ll plug him right between the shoulder blades.” Brown believes that Clark is being unreasonable and abusive towards his authority as brown tore his uniform while doing fatigues. Clark has no mercy towards his men which ultimately leads to his death. The soldiers lack of mercy and resentment unfortunately led to them dying is a very sadistic emotional state and not in a noble and courageous
A way for indifference to end is for people to speak out about the bad things in the world. His whole acceptance speech was speaking out against many horrible topics such as the Holocaust, Israel, Apartheid, Chile, and Ethiopia. At the time there were terrible events happening and were continuing because of indifference. His speech changed the minds of and inspired many people in the world. Wiesel said, “One person — a Raoul Wallenberg, an Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Jr. — one person of integrity, can make a difference, a difference of life and death.” These civil rights activists went against so many people to end the injustices happening in their societies.