He spends his time more so running from the truth about how he fell from the tree and how there’s no war. When Finny had broken his leg, he didn’t want to accept the differences, emotional or physical. I think that in a way, the cast represents his betrayal of Gene, as well as reality. The cast makes Finny realize that he can no longer be an athlete. Finny didn’t want his spirits for the love of sports to disappear, he wanted someone to carry on his enthusiasm, he tells Gene, “Listen pal, if I can’t play sports, then you are going to play them for me.” (PG.
This book was all about Vietnam and to most people Vietnam is really known as the war that we shouldn’t of been in, in the first place in short terms The war shameful war. This war was not like any other wars when the Vietnam soldiers came home they weren’t not treated with respect they were shamed for even going and fighting for it. "My conscience told me to run, but some irrational and powerful force was resisting, like a weight pushing me toward the war. What it came down to, stupidly, was a sense of shame." Chapter 4, pg.
He wanted to make sure that they would win the battle. “feasting—while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones”(657), Odysseus didn’t want his men to be taken away from him either he wanted to have the biggest strongest army so after this he would attempt to keep the army
Killing people during war time should not count as a sin for many reasons. During war the army will have to protect the future of its country and avoid or minimize the damage that could occur, so it must defend and protect the land and innocent people who live there. Killing in an event of war isn’t sinful when the army is defending its land against the attacking country because if the defending army doesn’t defend or protect its land and people then they will get killed by the attacking army and therefore the attacking army will invade and possibly destroy the country. The soldiers also have a job to do so they won’t be able to disobey orders from their military leader or refuse to follow them. Defending property and people is also part of their job description which means that they will have to do anything they can to fulfill it.
This brother was very affected by the camp and his mind reached a new level. He would not be able to go back home, if they ever got out, and live life as he had before. He needed to get away from the civility of things and join men who felt the same way he did. He chose to leave his family to fight for America in the army, and forsake the life he had previously known. As a Japanese American he was always being discriminated, and denied privileges that Americans got.
The war not only impacted service members but college students too. Many people were forced to take a stand towards the Vietnam War. Americans started too disapproved of the Vietnam War. People had to decide how much involvement they were to take towards the war. Many were drafted for the war.
With firefights, life and death situations, and the mourning of their fellow soldiers, Restrepo showed that when it comes to war, even when we win, everyone still loses. At war, winning is the main goal. Defeating the opposing side and fighting for your country is what soldiers sign up to do. However, even when the soldiers accomplish their goal, and survive the war, a part of them still dies. They will never be the same person they were before they left for war because what they see, experience and feel will change them no matter how tough they are.
A common theme arises in the letter arises in a sense of “Why Am I Here?” as America starts to question “Why are we fighting the war?” Neither knows what the purpose of the war is and those who fought in it question why it has to be them. Many of the combatants seek comfort in believing they are fighting the war for the future of the children of Vietnam. This is mainly influenced by their guilt in feeling responsible for the death of their parents. Despite the differences of situations between the large conservative body of America and the soldiers of Vietnam, they did share the same opinion or uncertainty of the purpose of the
If these were the options for mandated public services, all young people would contribute greatly to their countries while having a better sense of what is happening around them. One reason the United States military is so powerful and strong is because it is made up of volunteers. Every soldier fighting on the front lines is there because they volunteered and made a commitment to their country. If the people were forced to join the military, then the soldiers, as a whole, might not be as reliable or as strong because some soldiers might be unmotivated to fight. Despite the fact that the military is a magnificent spot for young people to learn discipline, some of them don't have the respect for the service the military provides.