WHO WE ARE IS TRULY TESTED AND PROVEN WHEN WE ENCOUNTER CONFLICT. It is a part of our human nature to experience conflict, as we are each forced to respond to conflict at various times in our lives. In order to live serenely we must attempt to avoid and resolve the conflict. Whilst conflict may merely involve two parties disagreeing over minor differences and opinions. We view through our history that major conflict in the form of war and political matters lead may to experience horrific life-changing conflicts.
Families, relatives and friends have lost their home and the effect of this conflict has in turn permanently scared the minds of the innocence. According to the quote “Each day of war takes us farther from all we could hope to be or do. We gain nothing but heartbreak, and lose everything we cherish” by a Vietnamese survivor shows us how war creates nothing but death and devastation. Because of the disagreement between the borders of the country, a ruthless war changed Vietnam, who was once a peaceful country, into a land of battles and war zones. Therefore, conflict between the relationships of others can cause war and lead to problems.
However, The General History includes much information on the terrible living conditions and bad farming/planting of the colony formed by the group of settlers that Captain John Smith was within. For some reason, the entry of Christopher Columbus contains no information about a settlement of any sort, almost as if he and his crew stayed in the New World for only one day. From this point, both entries seem to be of equal reliability due to the equal lack of common information. When reading further into The General History, Captain John Smith writes about how his first encounter with live Natives in the New World was while he was on an expedition with two
Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled. In Napoleons eyes, his empire was always incomplete and his constant goal was to take over more land at all costs. This goal lead to one of his costly mistakes of the Continental System. The Continental System was Napoleons attempt to blockade Britain and stop all communication between them and other countries. In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before.
It was evident by this, that after growing from smaller conflict, people become further equipped to deal with more serious conflicts. Experiences with conflict can also lead people to distress and despair. This is often the case when the nature of the conflict is too severe for one to sensibly deal with, or either party simply won’t let up. These are instances where grudges are held, and people remain enemies, unwilling to forgive each other, generating more distress than the initial brutality of the
Due to the excessive amount of conflicts, it was inevitable not to have battles, peace agreements, and to this day Native Americans are not pleased with Caucasian people. The relationship between the natives and the English was definitely a very tense and sensitive matter. Early on in the history of
He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna. In fact, he is so “possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life” (Achebe 18), that he does not heed Ezeudu’s advice regarding the death of Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is afraid of looking weak, so he kills Ikemefuna himself. His deep seated fear of resembling his father is stronger than even love for his adopted son. Okonkwo’s “whole life was dominated by […] fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and while this initially aids him in his success, it is also the precise reason for all his immoral actions.
The frustration of the soldiers develops further as the conditions continue to be unbearable and now deadly. They begin to think about the rationale for this war. Many feel the war serves no purpose and that they are not getting anything out of being in Iraq,
Beginning with mere lack of proper grooming standards; as sympathetic solders of the antiwar movement lacked proper haircuts, displayed peace medallions, penned “UUUU” on their helmets meaning “We are the Unwilling, led by the Unqualified, to do the Unnecessary for the Ungrateful.” Desertion rate was at an all-time high, for all services during the Vietnam era and more so around the world. This therefore hampered the armed forces
“I was released from the illusion that I hated America.” Through his experiences, he has found a new basis for his life in America. He learnt that his hatred for America was from his lack of knowledge of self worth, which he found in Europe. The most important thing that he gained was the knowledge that his own development was and will always be in his own hands. Most statesmen will unlikely have the time to adventure into Europe and truly understand the old world policies that they are laying down as the law of the land. Without experiencing the full effect of both societies, a statesman is greatly at a disadvantage.