In the book Fleming is often with other soldiers but he is isolated till he is able to become a real soldier. The youth would have liked to have discovered another who suspected himself. A sympathetic comparison of mental notes would have been a joy to him (14). This is stated when Fleming is pondering about battle for the first time. He is the only soldier that seems to be frightened of battle and he seeks companions that have the same beliefs.
However, as Henry reflects further on the charge, he feels quite happy and contented with his own personal performance during the battle. As the men are resting, the general who recommended that the 304th lead the charge rides into the camp and confronts the colonel of the regiment and criticizes the efforts of the men. He wants to know why the regiment could not have gone another 100 feet across the lot. The regiment's colonel seems prepared to respond angrily to the critical officer; however, he backs down. The general leaves in a huff.
Paul joined the army directly after high school and never really experienced life. Due to his inexperience and lack of knowledge of the world, the war becomes Paul’s life and in the end, his destruction. I think there were three turning points in Paul’s experience of the war which changed his perspective - when he kills a French soldier in close combat, when he returns home, and when the war appears to be lost and coming to an end. Paul is an experienced fighter whose bullets have killed many people but he has never thought philosophically about that fact. He is fighting for a cause he doesn’t really understand but yet he continues to kill and see his friends die.
Making Odysseus take every risk he is able to take, whether it’s necessary or not. Odysseus is easily sidetracked and loses focus of his main goal constantly to the point where he can stay in one place for over a year and seems to forget that he has a larger objective in front of him. Every time Odysseus messes up, his crew seems to trust him less and less. Odysseus is obsessed with the fact that he was a war hero in the Trojan war, but doesn’t understand that that time has passed. For example, when Odysseus and his crew go out and pillage the former allies of the trojans like a bunch of pirates.
Mr. Shimerda moved his whole family to Black Hawk in order to give his eldest son Ambrosch, a better life. As all the Shimerda’s started on the road towards their American dreams, Mr. Shimerda’s dream is unsuccessful. As Mr. Shimerda is unable to provide the necessities for his family, he began to borrow many things from Jim’s family. Mr. Shimerda’s depression caused by his lack of ability to provide for his family, foreshadows his ultimate suicide. The American dream of Mr. Shimerda was lost due to his loss of faith in himself.
He was very immature and felt that conquering other people through battle would prove his manhood. His motive was not to fight for an important cause but to reach his own personal fame (Smith, Joyce. "Coming of age in The Red Badge of Courage."). This really pointed out the sense of childishness that was still very much a part of him even though he was a member of the army. Throughout his time in the army the foolish ideas he had about being a serviceman were mostly dominated by boredom.
did not want to talk about the war at all.”(Hemingway 187). While embracing the comforts of home, Harold Krebs begins to ponder the experience of war. He refuses to accept fact and reality that the war was over and he has come home. The life he once knew, his family, and community has not changed. As a personal struggle, Harold Krebs begins to reflect and desire the activities of war and fierce battle.
The Author is portraying a period of time in the young men’s lives where they are still naïve about the trappings of war. These young men still believe that life will go on as normal and that war will not have a lasting impact on their lives. The soldiers continue to be happy and hopeful about their future. As soon as Kemmerich died it came as a reality check for these young men that the war was not as great or ideological as it first appeared. Little did they know Kemmerich’s death marked the beginning of lost hope.
This they could not do because they were not allowed into any college, as another grievance states. Thus women were limited to certain jobs for only a fraction of the pay, as yet another grievance states. These three grievances combined bear a striking resemblance to a grievance in the independence document. The grievance argues that the king has made it difficult for the colonists to participate in government, calling together legislations at places “unusual, uncomfortable, and distant”. In both grievances, it is extremely difficult for the subject to help better themselves and
“Why? !,” came out of my mouth as both a question and exclamatory statement. My father advised that it was the last thing anybody wanted to do, and revealed that his company was not performing well in the spiraling economy. This was news to everybody, and it became clear that my father wanted to shield this information from my sisters and I because he did not want to distract us from our studies. Selling the beloved home, he and my grandmother shared, would be the only means he could pay for our college studies.