The youth throws down his riffle and runs” (194). As the rush of the opponent tests his courage, it is too much for him to handle, as he feels obligated to run showing little courage. In addition to lack of courage, Henry’s perception of war indicates his inexperience. To establish himself on the battlefield, Henry, unaware of the reality of war believes it will create an opportunity for him to inspire and be recognized as a hero. “Don’t go
He lacked in knowledge in wars and responsibility of succeeding Russia as his son and as a loyal subject. In addition, Peter try to convince his son to learn art of war and leading country as an essential to Alexis so that people will look upon. In a letter Peter state that “You have no inclination to learn the art of war, you do not apply yourself to it and consequently you will never learn it”. In rest of the sentence he referred his brother and king of France as an successful leader that their subjects look upon. This statement clearly shows that Alexis was in no interest
He can never hold down a job and develops a kleptomania habit. He dreams of working on a ranch, but he sees that dream as unacceptable because it is not the life his father wants for him. For much of his life, he blames his father for his failures while simultaneously trying to live up to his expectations. Because
His biggest fear is being attacked by the enemy and the thought of deserting occurs to him more then once. Eventually he becomes friends with two soldiers, a tall man named Jim Conklin, and a loud man named Wilson. When they hear rumors that the Confederates are attacking, Henry asks Jim and Wilson how they’ll do. Jim isn’t worried and believes they “won’t be the best, but certainly not the worst of the regiments.” Wilson says he would never run under any circumstances. When Henry gets caught in the middle of the charging soldiers, he realizes there is no where to run even if he wanted to.
Life Changing Moments Preparation is a major part of war and people prepare for war in different ways. Dealing with the lead up to war certainly isn’t easy, as there are mixed emotions of shame, doubt, and anxiousness not knowing exactly what to expect. The Things They Carried and The Barracks Thief explore the ways in which the main characters prepare and respond to war. As they prepare for war, both the protagonists Tim in The Things They Carried and Philip in The Barracks Thief lack courage and run away from their fears as they are seeking to find themselves and a better life, often running into situations of moral conflict. These situations and moments define them and affect them for the rest of their lives.
Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).
In fact, O’Brien changed quite a few things about the overall story that he is trying to convey in order to make it more truthful. For one, O’Brian mentions that “a true war story is never moral”. It is not meant to give you hope or have a happy ending where everyone lives happily ever after. A true war story, as O’Brien suggests, is meant to have more evil than good and in the case of the buffalo, there seems to be almost no trace of
At this point, the Creature has no experience of the world, he reacts to the environment which he is in, but he does not understand. Later, when attacked by the villagers, the Creature does not retaliate and harm them; instead, he runs away to safety (964). This is not because he understands the moral problem of violence, but because he instinctively avoids pain, such as cold or beatings, and is attracted to pleasure, such as warmth and safety. The Creature’s decision to run away instead of fighting back is not a conscious decision but an instinctual one. Even if the Creature had defended himself against the villagers, the action could not have been judged morally, in the same way that an animal cannot be judged evil for defending itself.
→ He is unable to convince Brutus to give the command to get rid of Antony, along with Caesar, as Brutus’ words and rejection to the suggestion carry more weight, which are able to influence the rest of conspirators. “Yet I fear him;/ For in the ingrafted love he bears to Caesar -” This suggests that he realises and understands that Antony poses a threat of carrying out revenge for Caesar, even after the objective of killing Caesar is completed. However, his worries are not brought across to the conspirators as his words have no weight, and furthermore, his submissive character results in him not pursuing this worry. → “I wish we may. But yet have I a mind/That fears him much, and my misgiving still /Falls shrewdly to the purpose”, from this we can see how he still shows some signs of uneasiness about them giving Antony a chance but is still not able to bring his point across to Brutus and the other conspirators as they all reason with Brutus and later on even submits himself to accepting Antony and even trying to convince him to join them.
“We’ll never get there” (Evans) p22. Despite the fact that nobody made it back, the belief that they could make it and the spirit of the others allowed them to continue much further than the pessimistic, mentally weak Evans. When Evans’s condition began to deteriorate, instead of attempt to carry on or take the blame himself as Oates might have done, he cursed his surroundings: “It’s not my fault if I fall.