“It was my view then, and still is, that you don’t make war without knowing why”. (pg. 71) Since day one, Tim has taken a stand against the war; he believed that you shouldn’t start a war without knowing what the real issues are. When Tim is originally notified of his draft, he is emotional, scared and angry. A million thoughts were going through his head all at once.
The lack of full government support greatly contributed to this. All in all, Canada’s involvement in the Second Boer War was a mistake that did not serve the best interests of the country. For Canada, confederation was a time to cut many ties with Britain and become their own independent country. However, the Boer War was a large set back in this area because of the way Britain tried to control Canada in their decisions, and Canada unfortunately let them. Laurier was opposed to imperial confederation and believed that the Canadian cabinet should decide Canada’s participation in the war.
In "On a Rainy River," he describes how he forced himself into the "courageous" act of going to war through shaming himself by imagining what others would think of him if he did not go. Once in Vietnam, the idea of courage becomes laughable. Everyone jumps at the slightest noise, everyone fears for their life. Macho characters like Curt Lemon seem absurd to O'Brien, because O'Brien believes no one is actually courageous. It is a physical impossibility.
Marquez 1 Marquez, Fabian Mr. Goodsell Junior English Period 4 March 24, 2014 The Red Badge Of Courage By: Stephen Crane In the novel “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane, the protagonist Henry comes across Jim also known as the Tall Soldier and Wilson also known as Private. Jim strongly contrasts from Henry in the beginning of the story Henry asks Jim if he would flee from battle. To which Jim responded “that he would run if other soldiers ran, fight if they fought.” Jim is selfreliant and he does not sugar coat the war or its supposed glorifying moments. Jim has a very low patience for any sort of distractions for Henry and Wilson. The Tall soldier prefers to do what duty requires him to carry out in a quiet, pleasing way.
In his words and actions, Baba sets the moral bar in the novel. When Amir is a boy, Baba’s major concern about him is that he doesn’t have the courage to stand up for himself, demonstrating that Baba places great value on doing what is right. If Amir cannot take of himself as a boy, he worries, he will not have the strength to behave morally as an adult. Baba follows through on these beliefs in his own behavior. When he and Amir flee Kabul, he is willing to sacrifice his life to keep the Russian guard from raping the woman with them, and in doing so he sets the example that Amir will follow later when he must choose between saving himself or doing what he knows to be right.
When they start to head home, they find that the road is closed, and a state trooper is blocking the snow-covered path. The father comes up with a plan to get past the trooper and decides to drive through the closed road. The dangerous trip scares the narrator at first, but he begins to trust his father and learns to enjoy the moment. The imagery in the story, especially the snow, was significantly chosen by the author to represent the narrator’s change of attitude. By portraying different images of the snow, the author creates an emotional atmosphere that reflects the state of mind of the narrator as well as the relationship between the son and the father.
Q: Compare how attitudes to war are presented in Bayonet Charge and next to of course god America i. In Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes and next to of course god america i by E. E. Cummings, there are ambiguous attitudes to war. In Bayonet Charge, the soldier is shown to be scared and weak as he is unaware of the surroundings he is in. In next to of course god america i, the speaker talks about how going to war is a symbol of patriotism but simultaneously has second thoughts about his own ideas. By reading only the first stanza in Bayonet Charge, you start to get the impression that the soldier being described is a hard-working man who would do anything for his country.
The tattered man was very persistent in asking where Henry was hurt. This made Henry feel bad because he wasn't really hurt, but he didn't want to tell him that. He wished he was hurt and had a ¨red badge of courage¨ so it would be acceptable that he ran away. By doing all these things, Henry tried to make himself feel better about what he did and tried to make his actions okay. Another fact proving Henry is guilty of running is that he went into the war scared that he was going to run.
Again it shows the confusion of the war that has taken away Billy’s sense and strip away who Billy is. Throughout the novel Vonnecut tries condemn war by showing the absurdity and stupidity though black humor. But at same time he knows it won’t do too much as he said that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as
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