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;
He writes, “For the people I’ve talked to I’ve come up with some new ideas on the war.” He states that nobody is patriotic about the war except for the men that are excited to kill. He has learned that people muster enthusiasm for two reasons. One reason is for self-preservation; if you don’t kill the enemy, he will eventually kill you. Another reason is revenge against them after seeing your friend or fellow soldier die. Lt.
Throughout the Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln has different methods up his sleeve to endeavor and grab the audience so they may bury the hatchet and agree on his point of view. In the beginning of the Second Inaugural Speech, Lincoln speaks about how the war started in a clever way which both North and South are to be blame. This makes the audience feel remorseful because they know that there could have been a way or chance to avoid America’s bloodiest war. Lincoln stated “All dreaded it, all sought to avert it,” he goes on to say that insurgents sought to avoid it by negotiations. “Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.” In those quotes, Lincoln doesn’t clarify which region of the nation wanted war and which one accepted it, also who wanted to make the negotiations.
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.
The other party is called Absolutist; they are the ones who refuse to do anything that assists of the war. Conscientious Objectors are considered as cowards and selfish in the early 1900’s, all from various and valid reasons. They were willing to let other people die for them while they just stayed at home. They were not willing to faces reality and join the army in order to protect one’s country. They resisted to the system, knowing that the demand for troops and solders are increasing massively and that death and wounds needed replacing.
Wade Berrigan 5-26-07 The Moral Ambiguity of War In the novel Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Meyers, shows us many examples of soldiers struggling between making morale choices or staying alive. New soldiers look at other soldiers who have been in the war for a while as if they are sick soulless creatures killing everything in their way. Later we find these same characters that are doing the questioning doing the same thing. For example Perry wonders to himself how someone can die in front of them and no one remember it the following day. This shows his morals are still intact.
When looked into deeper, this book portrays the war to be determined by power hungry leaders and citizens having no word in it. This book shows not only the governments role in the war, but what the government is doing to these innocent people. They put them out there to fight in desert-like conditions, rain, snow; then kill animalisticly. Not only does the government send these people out to die, they make it sound okay by telling them that they were doing their country a favor. Nationalism is a great thing; when you use it the correct way.
Many criticised him for his personality, saying it overpowered his ability to think critically as a leader should, and lacked the education in subjects like economy. This was because he was raised as a soldier. Alexander had always disagreed about the way his father ruled the country, about Russian nationalities, and how he wanted more severe actions taken against political groups like The Peoples Will. He wanted the country to have an aggressive military, which could be accounted to his military background. He made it clear that when he became Tsar he would undo all the reform his father had set about bringing.
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
Joshua Wiggs Mr. Wellen English 3 18 November 2012 The Effects of War There are men dying today that do not even know what they are fighting for or why. Fighting for your country is an honorable thing but the government officials sitting behind their desks do not understand the sacrifices like the soldiers do. In the novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, the main character Joe Bonham is faced with the grim reality of suffering the effects of war. He is in critical condition in the begging of the book and is left with no limbs, deaf, blind, and mute. Throughout the book he continually tries to fight the pain of the lonely feeling.