We would end up like other countries- controlled and not able to make individual decisions. People like this should be recognize and not ignored. They should be commended. Veterans go through lots of pain during battle and war. Most people can’t imagine that, much less how it feels to lose a good friend to an explosion, or constantly think of how their families are doing without them.
How war is represented In 1599 Shakespeare wrote a play called “Henry V”. I am going to be using two speeches from Henry V to show how war is presented. These speeches will be, “once more unto the breach” and “Saint Crispin’s day”. Also I will be using three war poems to compare the speeches and poems together, these war poems are: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori; anthem for doomed youth; Futility. These poems are all written by the poet Wilfred Owen.
Henry had joined the military to earn a name amongst other men. Instead he would flee from a battle and cause his own injury. When Henry returned to camp and lied about the nature of his wound, he highly doubted neither his manhood nor his right to behave as pompously as a veteran. Henry’s lack of a true moral sense manifested itself in the emptiness of the honor and glory that he seeks. A great change occurs within him as he fought, he lost his sense of self.
Andy Eakes 12/11/10 P.4 Mr. Jimenez If you lived in Concord, Massachusetts during the 1830’s and 1840’s you would have definitely heard of Henry David Thoreau, but you wouldn’t have thought as highly of him as we do today. You would’ve most likely thought he was crazy. During Thoreau’s time there was a huge dispute over the American and Mexican border, which led to a war that angered many people. The only problem was that nobody wanted to oppose the government. Everyone kept their thoughts to themselves.
In George Washington’s farewell address to the young nation, he warned the citizens of the emerging two-party system. He feared that the country might be destroyed by, as he called them, “baneful effects of the spirit of party.” He viewed parties as a threat to both national unity and the concept of popular government (Grushoff). Nearly 200 years after Washington’s famous farewell address, his words have never held so true. The two-party system has endured within our country at the distaste of many Americans. Our country is as divided as ever and there is a substantial lack of unity among the political parties and the citizens of the United States.
People’s relationships can be broken as easily as they are formed. For example, when Ender becomes commander of his own army and therefore isn’t allowed to associate with his close friend Alai he feels that “what had been sure and unshakable was now fragile and insubstantial; from the moment we are not together, Alai is a stranger, for he has a life now that will be no part of mine”. Circumstances forced Ender and Alai to become strangers and as commander Ender had to find a sense of belonging elsewhere. Directly relevant to this is the notion, a sense of belonging does not have to come from relationships with people; a connection to many different things can create a feeling of belonging. In command school Ender was completely isolated from all the other students; the only person he was in contact with was his teacher, Mazer Rackham.
Moping out of the airport trying to hide my face but everyone still stared. Nobody would understand. Military girlfriends have a bigger role than they get credit for. When committing to a relationship with a man in the forces, a commitment will also be made to yourself to a life in the military. Even though not signing in the technical sense, these military significant others are still going to be bound by certain rules and regulations that only apply to this kind of relationship (Crawford).
Source 15 (people’s judgements of Haig) tells us of historian Sir Llewellyn Woodward’s opinion of Haig’s strategies, “Our high command had not advanced beyond the tactics of the Stone Age. They could not think of any other form of warfare, except to throw into battle large numbers of men, month after month.” This quote could be biased as it is not written by a witness nor is it a fact, however, you can cross-reference this with the view from Field Marshall Montgomery who was a chief for Britain’s army “Haig was unimaginative and dull.” Some share the view that Haig is the Butcher of the Somme because of his over optimistic attack and his unwillingness to change his out-of-date, useless tactics which were clearly causing the deaths and suffering of a large group of men. An argument against Haig being the emotionless and unsympathetic ‘Butcher of the Somme’ is that he was acting as a professional and obedient soldier, who, like his men, was taking orders from a higher authority and was attempting to listen to military advice. A great deal of pressure was on Haig by both the French and British government, for the attack to be
There are more similarities between our two societies, including lack of privacy, brainwashing, lack of concern for others that we do not associate with, and most importantly, the lack of creativity and thinking for one. What good is, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...”(311), if not even the government cannot get the same unnecessary discipline we do? That is the most irrelevant declaration our government has forgotten throughout the years. As George Orwell would say, "War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slaver, Ignorance Is Strength"(104). Orwell would believe that our American society will never settle to be agreed on.