He even underwent military training and he struggled. He wanted to prove that he was capable of joining war without being distinguished with his father. For me, he did not wanted to be the influential father that he has but he really wanted to show love for his country. This shows patriotism. When Jack died from the Battle of Loos, Rudyard, his
He also fears what will happen if his father continues to burn down barns. This prevent Sarty from having the foresight to see what he needs to do in order to be content within himself. Fear is a powerful emotion that we must overcome in order to have the foresight to see what has to be done to live a happy, content life. People have the tendency to want to be loyal to family, but when a family member is doing something “wrong,” great internal conflict and fear can arise. Sarty wants to be loyal to his father but knows that the truth must be told.
In the story “Love,” O’ Brien’s tells the story of the reunion of Martha and Cross; this is a reference to the fallout of Vietnam. When the war ended, soldiers realize the dreams they put on hold and try to pursue them, but the end result isn’t what they usually expect. The structure in “Spin” is very fragmented, jumping in time, purpose, and degree. I think the author does this to show how a soldiers mind keeps jumping around in his past. By describing O’Brien’s personal story, he makes a broader comment on the skepticism soldiers faced when the demands of their country went against their principles and conscience.
Jimmy Cross went to war only because his friends did, and that led him to danger. He had to lead a group of soldiers when he did not feel qualified to. Tim uses the characters to show the fear of shame as motivation for going to
This resulted in him not being able to defend Hassan through his struggles. Amir’s past not only never allowed him to live happily in his present day, but the regrets of his sins dwelled him with grief for a very long time. With this said, it is only assumed that one’s past of sinful deeds can guide them into seeking change and forgiveness amongst themselves. Amir never accepted Hassan as a brother or as a son like figure to their father, Baba. Amir grew up envying Hassan because of the love and acceptance Baba showed towards Hassan more than Amir, “…Baba was there watching, and he patted Hassan on the back.
Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from Martha. Someone that he knew he could never be with. He loved Martha and knew that she did not love him back. He eventually burned these love letters because he knew they were not going to save him. He realized that what were going to save him were the heavy things that he was carrying; weapons and machinery.
Firstly, a main point that their actions were to blame would be that repetitive tactics and how they would refuse to change them. This would result in there army losing out at a battle or changing them to their own plans. Another factor would be that none of them really knew how to work the new weapons and couldn’t train there men to use them, so in most cases they would refuse to use them. Whereas if they had used them in battle there might of been a better chance of the men surviving. Losing touch with the high command was another point which caused a lot of men died.
They also put their family at the same risk. NCOs would have to put this in the back of their and their soldiers’ minds. During earlier wars in American military, prisoners of war were not treated as fairly as they would be today. Wounded or captured enemy were often shot or hung, simply for the fact that they were the enemy. Today, non-commissioned officers must enforce rules set by
194) His friends would not listen to Colby's argument that, "Going too far was something everybody did sometimes." (Barthelme, 1973, pg. 193) We never do find out what Colby had done, but we do know that whatever it was, it made his friends very angry with him. Since Colby was never arrested for any crime, we can infer that what he did was not a serious crime. This is why Colby's friends' reaction to his actions seems very unusual.
The reason you should always have your proper equipment and be in the proper uniform is because if your not it can result in not being well prepared for the mission, which could ultimately result in mission failure and even worse loss of life. At training today I was unprepared to train today because we were told that if we were gunners that we were required to have a whistle on us at all times today and that it was going to be used to stop intersections and gain peoples' attention, in a combat environment. Today when I did not bring my whistle to training I knowingly disobeyed a lawful order from a noncommissioned officer which could have resulted in UCMJ action. I was both disrespectful and insubordinate when I did knowingly did this. My biggest mistake was thinking that it was okay to not have my equipment because it was not issued.