His regiment is marched, drilled, and halted repeatedly. He despairs that he will never see action. The build-up to the action magnifies his fears about being courageous in battle. Because of his fears, he becomes a loner, who is unable to enjoy the talk of his comrades. He grows morose and depressed.
In our lives, we can have a lot of joyful and beautiful moments, but we must not forget that sooner or later, challenges appear on our way. Louise Erdrich's "The Red Convertible" gives an example of life's most difficult challenge: Lyman must accept that his brother, Henry, has lost the will to live after fighting in war. The purpose of this essay is to use Erdrich’s story to show how much war can change someone’s life for worse. When young men go off to war, they painfully become aware of their own mortality. Many 18-year-old boys are drafted off to fight for their country-when most had never picked up a gun.
Dear Mrs. Moore, The book I read was Soldier Boys it was written by David Halberstan. This story is about a teenage boy who wants to go to the military but his dad thinks he shouldn’t because he thinks he won’t last and get killed. The teenager’s name is Spence and he isn’t that good at listening to orders. And this was also during world war two. When Spence goes to war he meets a friend named Ted.
In the end of the book Henry finally gets his Red Badge of Courage, but earns his in a sort of dishonest way. Henry matures a lot by the end of the book and shows bravery by leading the troops in many of their battles together, surviving alone for some time because he was separated from the others, and he picks up the flag
The Red Badge of Courage Joey Stookey Period 2 The representation of the Civil War history is greatly described in Stephen Crane's " The Red Badge of Courage." The novel exploits ideal examples of what a soldier would go through while in a war with himself and others. In the beginning of the Civil War there was a small regiment called the 304th regiment, a group of new recruited soldiers that had not seen battle and in this small regiment is Henry Fleming, soon to be the best soldier in the regiment. Henry Fleming, a young farm boy who joined the army because of his fascination in the glory of becoming a militaristic man. Though after many weeks his dream of fighting has been postponed by no fighting until Jim Conklin hears a rumor
So his best chance at making it to state is by going up to 145. Throughout the book he tries to beat Al who wrestles 145, in challenge matches. He is never able to beat him. But one day Al gets in trouble at school and gets suspended from wrestling for awhile. So Ben gets to wrestle and has a winning record and really thinks he is going to make it to state.
But, his dad was getting beat up and him or his dad could not move. And when his dad disappears over night, he did not care about life anymore. He cared for his dad to a great extent. Also, when the dentist wanted his gold crown out of his mouth. He did not want to go so he made up an excuse not to get it removed.
He describe the story as a shame to for him to live by this story. In june of 1968, a month after graduate from Mascalester College, He was drafted to fight in Vietnam war, which he really hate. He think this war is wrong, he think there are no purpose of fighting in this war. He also think that he is too smart and too good for this war. He spent his summer at Worthington, Minnesota to working in specialize in pork products.
"I knew it was one-on-one so as long as Ify kept going it was going to be him and that guy and it was either going out of bounds or he was going to catch it," Fales said. It's unclear whether the Bears will keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, a decision that's due by 3 p.m. Saturday when NFL teams are required to make final cuts. "It's never an easy time for any coach in the National Football League," said coach John Fox. "You've got guys who have really worked hard and sacrificed a lot of time and effort." Asked about the next 48 hours, Fales said: "Out of my control.
In the novel, Finney repeatedly refuses to listen to the facts of Gene breaking Finney’s leg because he “do[esn’t] care,” (Knowles 151). Because Finney wouldn’t listen, he ran out and ends up breaking his own leg, and since he is reluctant to face reality, he gets sent to the hospital. Likewise, during the movie, even when Neil is not allowed to participate in the play, because of his strong passion for acting he still goes on with his part, though it upsets his father deeply (Dead Poets’ Society). Because Neil acts in the play, it causes his father to be infuriated with him, and Finney’s father decides to ship him off to another school. Both examples show how each of the boys are opposed to face their own realities, and because of this they end up hurting themselves.