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.
When Gene went he realized that Leper was Away With Out Leave and the war had caused him to go insane. Leper’s enlistment made the concept of the war easier for Gene to cope with. The friendship between Gene and Leper was probably the least significant relationship for Gene of all. Brinker was jealous over the quick bonding between Gene and Finny, so Brinker looked for a way to revenge Gene by having a trial and forcing Finny to see that Gene really did cause him to fall. Leper gained the respect of Gene and the others, when he enlisted with the ski troopers.
‘’ I don’t want to shoot a German soldier but if I have to I will’’ source: Soldier Boys During the story both of the boy’s positions begin to change. Dieter met a man named Schaefer when he went to war. Schaefer told Dieter that everything that he knows is wrong. The whole time the two talked Schaefer tried to convince Dieter that everything he knows about Americans is wrong. ‘’ You believe all these lies you know nothing we attacked England first.
Gene’s jealousy really goes out of control and harms his best friend. He felt that was the only way he would out-compete Finny athletic abilities. Now he would considered to be the overall student athlete with a good academics and athletics. Lastly, When Finny is dead, Gene realizes that the only person that he was out to compete was dead and it was all because of him. During Finny’s funeral he says to himself, “I did not cry then or ever about Finny.
This character is not afraid to show his emotions, especially in a society where a man portraying his emotions might be viewed as a sign of weakness. The scene which Grendel sneaks in at night and kills many of Hrothgar’s warriors; in the morning he says “Knowing by its tracks that some demon had torn his followers apart. He wept, fearing the beginning might not be the end.”(40). Most people can relate to these feelings of hopelessness and despair displayed in this scene. Some may see Hrothgar as a coward; he really cares deeply for the welfare of his people, a quality that is admired by many.
123); this shows a completely different side of the war mind that’s implanted within these soldiers as they spend their days continuously racking up horrible and gruesome deaths of other human individuals. Azar, in this case, seems to find a sense of joy within himself as he establishes a kill. He seems to believe in the mentality that a person’s history, life story, and family play no role in war, and the simple main ideology he beholds is the “kill or be killed” point of view. On the other hand, O’brien’s friend Kiowa tells Azar to “go away” and then proceeds to try and convince O’brien that it’s not really a big deal and that his death was justified. Kiowa talks about if O’brien would rather be in the dead man’s shoes and urges him that “there’s was nothing else that he could have done.
These two stories show how it is emotion and not reason that guides a character to his ultimate fate. In A Separate Peace, the symbolism in the novel portrays Gene’s emotions as they guide him though the story. Gene’s emotional need to be like Finny drives him to jounce the branch which makes Finny fall. He does this not out of jealousy but because deep down he wants to be like Finny, and seeing Finny fall or fail will make Finny more like him. Later, after Finny’s first fall, Gene lets Finny train him to be in the Olympics out of guilt for making him fall.
Anthem For Doomed Youth is a sonnet written by Wilfred Owen about the realities of war. Wilfred Owen was a soldier during WW1 and therefore understands fully the true experiences of war. He was against war and was appalled by the effects of war on people and their families. The purpose of the poem is to inform the public of the true realities of war and how young men where dying needlessly. This was because during war times the media would tell the public that the war going great and that the men where doing just fine, but this obviously just wasn’t true.
Even though he witnessed many horrible things, he could not believe in his Father’s true work. He died because he was not aware of what was happening in the concentration camps. (Boyne, page 213) it states, “He assumed that it had something to do with keeping the rain out and stopping people from catching colds.” This shows that Bruno had no idea that he was taken to a gas chamber. Standing in the big room, in between skinny, shaved head men, he was more concerned on catching cold than the vision in front of him. Another example of how Bruno was avoiding thinking about what was happening around him was when he said, “I expect we’ll have to wait here till it eases off and then I’ll get to go home” (Boyne, page 212).
You could be a much better writer if you gave yourself time to create a rough copy, revise, and proofread. Procrastination is a rush of adrenalin, but you and your body are getting tired of all-nighters. The art of procrastinating comes with consequences. Both internal and external, you get a zero on a paper because you never handed it in, or you feel anxious of how much time you have to complete the paper. There’s good and bad forms of procrastination.