She wants his book to stop the reoccurring cycle of men getting sent to war who are still innocent boys. She understands as a husband of a war veteran and as a mother of boys that war is a terrible part of society. The narrator even tells his sons in the novel not to get involved in “massacres” and that the hearing of massacres of people should never “fill them with satisfaction or glee” (24). Because the narrator has been through war and seen its atrocities, he does not want his sons ever to participate in the killing of people Using Mrs. O’Hare, the narrator’s sons and others;
Make dug-outs in our rest camps, but men are continually caught by the snipers. Many are commencing to suffer from dysentery, though the spirit of the men is splendid, always ready for a joke. Signaller Walker just hit in the mouth – we considered we were out of range in our dug-out but the snipers are everywhere. Sergeant of the machine gun is writing a very amusing diary, full of humour; I wish I had his spirit. In the dug-out just above me a poor chap is lying very ill but has asked me to say nothing to the medical officer as he does not want to get sent away in the middle of the fun, as he calls it.
But during war they are the opposite of courageous and selfless, with a single moto of “Each man is for himself.” The narrator leaves his friends behind, because he knows that if he were to stop he would be dead. The soldiers are addressed as heroes though when they first embark on their journey, with most of them too drunk to realise what they are getting into. The narrator is then put through one of the greatest tests in the book in which he kills for the very first time, and when the battalion raids an abandoned town for food and supplies reverting to stealing. Heroes are those who are proud to be what they are, to know what they are heading into and unafraid of what is ahead of them. Generals Die in Bed shows how for the narrator and his fellow soldiers, this is quite the opposite.
They felt they needed to honor their country by serving in the wars. In “Band of Brothers”, it focused on a soldier watching bombs and attacks going off from afar, reflecting on how the war had affected him. He promised to himself that after the war, he would live a life surrounded by peace and isolated from chaos. The soldier had been traumatized by the despair and sorrow of war, and clearly anticipated the moment that the war and fighting would come to an end. In conclusion, soldiers in both wars abhorred the idea of killing, but these thoughts were overcome by their sense of loyalty to their country.
Also, all of the men in the story, O’Brien included have to deal with the psychological strain of the war and their own burdens. Some men carry the guilt of killing others, feeling that they didn’t protect their men, their brothers, the other soldiers they were surrounded by while being in this tragic war. Later in life O’Brien has a daughter who not only reads his war stories but could possibly be his toughest critic. Tim symbolizes a hero not only because he opens up to his daughter to show her how he used to live his life but because he doesn’t shield her from the raw truth that was the Vietnamese war. Even though his daughter didn’t agree with what her father had possibly done, O’Brien still wanted her to apprehend the feeling, the overpowering emotion the war brings over
War is never a pretty thing. We’re separated by the ones we love, lose the ones we care about, and forget who we were before it all began. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, it proves just that when a group of soldier’s lives are completely turned around due to the effects of war. The narrator and protagonist of the book Paul Baumer, persuaded by his schoolmaster Kantorek, volunteers for the war at the tender age of nineteen with friends Kropp, Muller and Leer, hoping to be considered courageous once he joins the war. Kantorek often calls them the iron youth because he describes their efforts as brave and heroic.
The lyrics of this song are very strong and give us detailed descriptions on every stanza. In Soldier Side the author is a storyteller telling the tale of a soldier that goes into a land of war for no good reason, he wants to demonstrate his audience how a young soldier may feel lonely, miserable and with no hope when sent to war against his will. The point to this song that the author is making is that war is pointless, because it brings no hope for the future. Unfortunately most of the young soldiers that are sent to war, suffer an emotional breakdown, and they get full of mixed emotions. Emotions that the young soldiers can’t even understand.
World war one devastated lives and souls, time and space. But citizens back home had no way of knowing what war was capable of, without television or radio to communicate to them, they were only left to imagine the true horrors men were enduring. If people had reailsed the true extent and the horrors of what was actually happening, morale would have been severely detrimentally affected. These poems were created by the thoughts and feelings expressed by soldiers at battle. Propaganda was partially to blame for the young lives that were stolen by the war, because it encouraged men to actively volunteer for the dream of taking the empire to victory and in return recieve the pride of serving their country.
The mind of Alexander the Great is an enigma. For a man that shows such compassion for his troops and the men and women of Macedon, he shows a relentless hatred for his enemies. He seems at times, so blinded by his victory that he has no thoughts of the destruction that he causes. It is difficult to comprehend that his love for one of his family or friends can so quickly turn to hate that he would have them executed without even thinking. Another puzzling aspect of his personality was that he was absolutely obsessed with conquering other nations that he would be able to leave his home for over eleven years to attempt to achieve his goal of total world rule.
Chas had currently, the second best war souvenir collection in the whole of Garmouth. He was second to Boddser Brown. Boddser also went to Garmouth High School, he was a bully there and he didn’t like Chas. This machine gun would surely change things. In search of the missing piece of weaponry, Chas’ teacher, Mr Stan Liddell, who doubles his nights as a captain in the Garmouth Home Guard, eagerly attempts to find the ‘taker’.