Ernst Jünger of Germany and Robert Graves of England, both men born in the higher class, fought for their respective nations in World War One. Their motives, responses to war and the terrors that accompany it, and their experiences while serving unrelated to trench warfare are all recorded in their autobiographies. Similarities exist between their understandings of trench warfare, especially in their contacts with “the enemy froces;” however, the differences are apparent. How each man viewed his status among his peers, his relationship with the men he leads, and his place in society is told in the anecdotes within each account of war. Each man writes more than just an account of the battles he fought in during World War One; each narrative is his account of the relationships he involves himself in, with men he grew up with, with men he led, with the people of the occupied France, and with the men he fought to kill.
Kantorek often calls them the iron youth because he describes their efforts as brave and heroic. As a member of the Second Company, Paul has doubts in his choices when his classmate Joesph Behm is one of the first to die when enlisted in war. To make matters worst, Paul’s friend Kemmerich loses his leg and has a slow and painful death. Paul then has the burden of telling Kemmerich’s mom of her son’s death, especially when she confides in him to watch over her son during the war. As the war continues, the leader of the Second Company Himmelstoss is disliked by many of the soldiers because of his harsh tactics and insensible actions.
Although most war novels are filled with patriotism and honor, Remarque’s instead focuses on the brutality and senselessness of war. The main character, Paul Baumer, serves in the German Army during WWI. The novel shows his struggles throughout the war and it seems that Baumer resembles Remarque and his own struggles of war. In the novel, Baumer and his comrades endure a full scale war. The novel shoes the misery of war and the everlasting effects it has on the soldiers; even Baumer cannot escape those circumstances.
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, Grant used to be a very hostile man and he didn't care for anything but from visiting Jefferson he started to care about his life and the things in it, he dedicated his whole self to helping Jefferson become a man and he would get into arguments defending his choices with his aunt even if she was very important to him and they never fought. This is greatly shown when Grant is on a visit with Jefferson along with his aunt, Emma and the reverend Grant talks to Jefferson and tells him how he needs him and how he is someone who can do so much while he cant, then he began to cry. This shows how Grant wants to make a change in his life. Grant is a person who goes from being miserable and only cares for himself into someone who can love other things in life and fights for
Flags of Our Fathers "Flags of Our Fathers," by James Bradley, tells the true story of the men who were the flag raisers in the iconic image taken during the battle of Iwo Jima during the Pacific phase of World War II. The account begins with an explanation by James Bradley, author and son of one of the flag raisers, of what compelled him to pursue the story of these men. Bradley and his seven siblings knew that their father's experiences in World War II, the flag raising and its aftermath, were subjects that his father did not want to discuss. After his father's death, James decided to find out what caused his father's reaction, how the six flag raisers came together on Iwo Jima and the aftermath of the war and the event on these men. The six flag raisers were all young men, ranging in age from eighteen to twenty-four.
Since he knew how brother John loved those kind of things as the scriptures and all the missing pages he wanted to show him his great discovery but he had sworn with Dickon and Bleheris, not to. Hugh did not show much responsibility when he first arrived at the monastery, but by the end of the story he proved responsibility. Hugh, at first, did not like the idea of staying at the monastery because he got bored easily all day. Until he began to like more and more the work of Brother John and till he met Dickon, later his best friend. Hugh showed perseverance in many ways throughout the story, by what he thought, did, and said.
‘At times for Elie, his father seems a burden as their shared suffering continues. However, Elie does not abandon his father as other sons do. Discuss.’ Throughout his time imprisoned within he Nazi camps there were many incidences that led Elie to view his father as a burden. Despite feeling this way, Elie never abandoned Chlomo as some other sons did, even though choosing this path would have made life in the camps more bearable. Elie saw it as his duty you ensure his father’s survival and their shared ordeal make them closer, assisting both in their will to survive.
While Robbie prepares to “run away” his father is busy recalling memories of how his grandmother had not been angry with him when he messes and how she taught him that “from a child is beautiful, anything.” Remembering this, the fathers attitude towards his son is now happy and grateful, a big change from mad and frustrated. Robbie’s father started out being impatient with Robbie. After a few memories though, that all changed. He knew exactly what Robbie was going through, and he knew how much it
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli. Forgiveness is difficult to do, but it brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. In Courageous, Nathan goes to his father’s grave and forgives him for walking out of his life. Every child needs a fatherly figure in his or her life, because he will set the tone for their future. It's important for a father to be a good role model because children almost always look up to their dad, and make decisions based on how he would have handled it.