Soldiers adapt to the different criterions of war, to the point where the word death loses its emotional value. In the text, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, ceaselessly slaughtering people merely becomes a soldier’s duty. Paul says, “We have become wild beasts…we can destroy and kill to save ourselves.”(Remarque, 15) This shows that death no longer is considered a sensitive topic, in the soldiers’ views. Also, they don’t have any humane thoughts/feelings before assassinating someone because it becomes a part of their reflexive skills and therefore, requires no second thoughts or sensitive feelings. They seem to be indifferent to the fact that they have killed someone because assassination merely becomes their ‘job.’ In a similar manner, Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison, is inclusive of the same insensitiveness and indifference towards the death and murdering of people.
Vonnegut cannot express his feelings on the war and the Dresden firebombing directly because he believes “there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre” (Vonnegut 19). The conclusion that Vonnegut comes to after examining the causes and effects of Dresden is that there indeed is no moral, only the Poo-tee-weet of the bird call. “Poo-tee-weet” is the only rational thought on a war Vonnegut can find (Vonnegut 215). He cannot explain or even comment on the death and destruction he has seen in Dresden. This strengthens the idea that war can have terrible consequences even on those who survive the war physically and return home as Vonnegut and Billy Pilgrim do.
Let’s get back first, then we’ll find out.” We are all utterly at a loss. “What could we do?” I ask. “I don’t want to do anything,” replies Kropp wearily. “You’ll be dead one, so what does it matter? I don’t think that we’ll ever go back.” (Pg.86-87, Remarque)Kropp convinces himself that war does change a man after they come from battle.
MISCHLANEOUS Chorus: And that is the way the cookie crumbles, and that’s the way aha aha I like it. Body: Once apon a time there was a goat, this goat was the coolest goat that ever lived. He was called Pedro. Pedro was the alpha goat of his pack, and was challenged only by nearby wolves, which he cruched in the majority of battles. Chorus: And that is the way the cookie crumbles, and that’s the way aha aha I like it.
My opinion on this argument is that there should be no civillians killed by bombs unless it was accidental. When there is total war, no rules, no mercy. They did not care, all they cared about was ending the war and coming up with a victory. If strategic bombing was used in modern times, nobody would allow it and start a whole new war. War now does not allow any civillian casualites.
Justinian, terrified and his officials, unable to control the crowd prepared to flee, but Theodora basically told them to stay and hold their ground. "Every man must sooner or later die; and how could and Emperor ever allow himself to be a fugitive? When you reach safety, will you not regret that you did not choose death in preference? I stand by the saying: the purple is the noblest winding-sheet.” Which means it is better to die an emperor than flee! Also, purple was the color reserved for emperors.
No, they are not, all they know is that their son or brother is gone, and the only reason for their loss, is a war which is completely futile, a pointless war which destroyed an entire generation. The novel also talks about pointless attacks on the enemy that can only result in certain death. A specific example of this is Pages 172-175 of Private Peaceful. This is the section of the novel where Sergeant Hanley gives a direct order to a group of men to storm the enemy’s line in broad daylight, which can result only in death. When Charlie refuses to follow the order, he is sent to the
Anyone who want so hunt when I do can come too” (Golding, 178). With the boldness Jack can go off alone, when he had the perfect chance to apologize and go back to the group. The same thing happened to Adolph Hitler where he could have just avoided being “An agent of Province, a man of Destiny, whose vision of the future was infallible” (Schenkman); therefore making him a non-opened minded. This boldness forces him to be someone to do something big; going against the Versailles Treaty. He does not have the choice to accept any criticisms from those who disagree to his plans because people will think he is not doing what he has planned.
You will not have to ever go through opposition like Mao because will be so terrified that if you oppose them, you would kill them like Mao did. Zimbabwe ruler, Robert Mugabe, uses fear to make sure his people never rebel so he can continue to weaken his
Such as when Hitler and the Nazis were killing massive numbers of innocent people, then yes war was necessary. I don’t believe anyone can stand by and let that happen and use the excuse “conscientious objector” to get out of defending the innocent. I am in the position where I have a choice. I am not forced to join the military. There is no draft.