Enlisting in the war would help him feel more secure about where he stands at that point in his life. Since the war symbolizes the coming of age, Gene is looking for who he is ties in perfectly with this theme. In the novel the passage beginning with “To enlist. To slam the door…” (Knowles 100) is when Gene finally realizes that he is insecure about whom he is and that he just wants to be someone else because he’s just not comfortable being in his own skin. This relates to the theme of coming of age because Gene towards the end of the book finally decides to enlist in the war with Brinker Hadley and he finds himself with the war and that’s why the war symbolizes Gene growing as a person in this novel.
The most important way to stop this erosion is to ensure that the next generation understands what the American Flag represents. I believe that the American Flag is more than just a three foot by five foot red white and blue piece of material. We need to remind our children as well as ourselves that the American Flag is more than this. It represents not only the freedoms and liberties that we sometimes take for granted, but also all of the true American Heroes that have served underneath it. The flag represents the soldiers that have fought at home and abroad to ensure that we retain the very freedoms that allow us to protest the wars that they are fighting.
Mulan wanted to help save her father from the war so she goes to war for him. All heroes want to do his help people. I think heroes are made to give people hope that someone is always there for them. In the movie Indiana Jones his quest his to find his father, which was taken by the German soldiers. Indiana’s father needed his help and Indiana was trying his best to save him.
I recommend this book because it not only gives you a look into the life of a grunt, but also into the most recent war America has been involved in. Danelo’s book is also a very good book with a lot of action that will keep your heart pounding if you are into the book. Although no one will ever understand what kind of brother ship these men have and how to be a leader under immense stress, reading this book will give a better understanding to the reader. If I had to rate Danelo’s “Blood Stripes” on a scale from one to ten based the detail of information given and the deciphering of war into words then I would give this book a perfect score and recommend it to anyone that is looking for a good book to
Brandon Barker Mrs. Makal English III January 25, 2012 Military Mr. Obama gives a speech about the strategy of the military. The main goal is to assure that all Americans are safe. Our troops need to be thanked for their bravery they have, and to make sure that we appreciate what the soldiers do for our country. Mr. Obama wants to end the chaos and war that has been killing many American soldiers. When will this massacre end…?
While volunteering to serve for his country he fought with skill and courage in many campaigns during the American Revolution, not many people know that the description above is for the man Benedict Arnold, who is best known for betraying his country. This book really showed him growing up, going off to war, and what influenced him to make one of the most historic decisions of American history. When Arnold was young his father didn’t manage the family’s money well, and they were financially ruined when Arnold was thirteen. This was a foreshadowing of things to come in Arnold’s future. As a young man Arnold volunteered for the French & Indian War.
This story is what I will be telling my kids and grandkids about when they are learning about this war in their history class. New York Times reporter Chris Hedges says, “We forget what war is about, what it does to those who wage it and those who suffer from it. Those who hate war the most, I have often found, are veterans who know it”(War In Iraq). War is started, then often forgot about. We forget what the main purpose of this war is then continue to fight, dragging it on.
Running head: ARE MILITARY RECRUITERS Are Military Recruiters going too far? Name ABC University Are Military Recruiters going too far? Introduction The media is broadcasting how many young lives were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan on a nightly basis. Many parents of teenage children do not want to expose their children to the possibility of being one of those causalities. Parents are using extreme measures to protect their children from having to go to war.
It is by far the finest book I have read, and it continues to impact how I lead. 2. We Were Soldiers Once … and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway Pete Kilner: I read this while at the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. I was struck by how Hal Moore and his commanders knew their Soldiers, by the things Moore did to create a winning culture and by how unpredictable war can be. Another big takeaway was that despite the brutality and emotions of combat, a leader must remain calm, see the big picture, and anticipate the “next steps” for his unit and the enemy.
The next technique that I will be showing is repetition. Repetition is when something is repeated to give a much stronger affect, throughout this poem Wilfred Owen repeats that he hates the war due to the weather and the lies they were fed about war. I am going to talk about is “but nothing happens” in this poem this quote comes in four times in stanzas one, three, four and eight. The hatred in this quote is that they are waiting for the government to come and collect them, they are waiting for the bad weather to end but most of all