Mahatma Ghandi lived his entire life resisting the British oppression of India peacefully, but in the end he was killed. Mahatma Ghandi never meant to throw away his life or cause violence. That sort of martyr is a rare thing, and most people intentionally choosing to die are hypocritically wasting their
In the book Paul feels that they have no reason to be fighting and that they have been abated to beasts just trying to protect themselves from others who are doing the same. At such a young age him and his comrades are exposed to so much tragedy, Paul stated that “Our knowledge of life is limited to death, what will come afterwards? And what will happen to us” (264). For the soldiers who die fighting in the war it is unfair what becomes of them. People who died a noble death get treated as if they are nothing, and were never anyone.
This death hit these soldiers hardest in the gut because Restrepo happened to be a friend to everyone. Restrepo was shot in the neck, a wound that a medic could have easily fixed. He tried to tell the soldiers how to operate on the wound by walking them through it, but it was hard with a wounded neck, and no other doctor around to help. This event impacted the soldiers a lot because they had a chance to save a close friend, but couldn’t. A feeling like this to some people can only be imagined.
Andrew Gaudioso has to write a postcard every week to a family because he killed their son. The man killed a 2 tour veteran in the war of Iraq named Thomas Towers who was a United States soldier. I don’t find the punishment to be enough because he killed a man that was risking his life for our country. Also, I say the punishment isn’t enough because every week he reminds the family of what he has done and also there is no certainty that he is meaning what he is writing. For example the father doesn’t believe that what he is writing is true.
A reasonable expectation of privacy is the kind of expectation any citizen might have with respect to any other citizen. Evaluate the moral permissibility of “suicide by cop.” There's no moral-permissibility. Because it's very simple, you're killing yourself, at the expense someone else. Taking a life always costs a person something, even if it's a 'righteous kill', you'll remember the people you killed, the rest of your life. That's why all suicides are morally questionable, because next to your family, and social-circle, the paramedics, the police, the coroner, they all lose something, in having to clean you up.
Sadly Nathan’s inability to provide his family with more right then wrong began when he was a soldier during World War II. There, Nathan escaped the Battaan Death March, and almost faced the death it brought. Because he escaped the fate of death the rest of his battalion, he views himself as a coward who is despised by God. He vows never to be a coward again and he devotes his life to saving as many souls as he can, through his missionary work. It becomes increasingly clear as the novel progresses, that Nathan is not brave but cowardly, and not a man selflessly devoted to a cause but a man devoted to nothing and no one but himself.
It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, not dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor. The died so as not to die of embarrassment”(483). This quote describes what the men were feeling they wanted to go home and leave a lot of them were cowards deep down but they didn’t was to disappoint and be cowards because they came to the war and most were trying to do it the honorable way even if it led to death it was better than leaving like a
Kiowa is carrying the fact that he really does not trust white people at times because of the past mistakes they have made. He dies and does not get to return to his family. Norman Bowker who feels as though he is part of the reason Kiowa died because he failed to save him, yet reveals that it really was not him. After returning home he hangs himself on a rope to kill himself which surprises everyone. These soldiers are not only carrying their weapons and their warrior mentality because it is their job after all to kill the enemy for our
If a person has the right to live they would also have the right to die when they wish to. Of course this is a rather vague and blurry statement, which would raise questions such as: if assisted death is justifiable, it would give the impression people could just throw away their lives? But it is also wrong to condemn those who choose death over life, as the quality of a person’s life can only determined by themselves. One case was Daniel James, a Rugby athlete who suffered a spinal dislocation as the result of a Rugby accident, which he would have lived a “second-rate existence” for the rest of his life. He sought for assisted death in a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland.
They were always short on water and other vital supplies. Men signed up for war for the fear of the white feather or shame being brought upon their families. The sociology behind the white feather was because of the pride the Army instilled in people who signed up. People who stayed back home, such as woman and older men would look down upon you if you did not go fight for your country. In Quite in the western Front when Paul returned home the society was in complete disillusion.