Hale. John Wright doesn’t seem to be a happy fellow. Not much is said about this character, however; an overwhelming feeling of hatred and meanness radiates from him. Its as if he stiffens the very air he stood in. this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray.
The mist ‘confused’ and ‘teased’ him, making things seem unreal and unstable which would make him more scared as anything could be near him but he can’t see it. ‘Above all, it was the suddenness of it that had so unnerved and disorientated me’ - the words unnerved and disorientated show that Kipps is not sure of himself like before, and is getting more panicked. He says ‘the walk back was a nightmare’, which is ironic as the scariest part hasn't happened yet, but shows that Kipps thinks that
The word ‘grabbed’ sounds quite desperate. This adds to the impression pf care. Then: “Alone he staggered” This phrase dramatically adds to the vivid image in the mind of the reader by using the word ‘Alone’. This connotes vulnerability and leaves the soldier very exposed to attack. ‘Staggered’ connotes weakness, as if every ‘step’ is a challenge.
His first “young fire” was gone due to the snow, but now his “tiny flame” was quenched due to his losing control over his hands. Tom Vincent was really miserable now, he lost, he lost his control over things which adhere to him. His hands were worthless and he couldn’t feel his weight on his feet. Thinking about the rest of the journey, Tom, he was in all trouble. He had failed twice.
While there are many different ways to view what this book is truly about. One of the big themes of this story is the horrors of war and how soldiers are changed forever from what they experience. The war doesn’t end for the soldiers when they come home; they relive it every day for the rest of their lives. John Wade is a perfect example of a man reliving his horrible war experiences. John Wade seemed to be two
Treating War’s Toll on the Mind Response Paper – By Aisha Pitt 03/12/2010 In reading this article written by Betsy Streisand it is apparent that thousands of soldiers suffer from Post Traumatic Stress disorder during and after combat. When they suffer from being traumatized during the war, and when they are still in combat, little help is made available to the soldiers and they are soon pushed back into the war before they have the chance to fully heal. When a soldier returns home with PTSD they have the inability to turn the switch from soldier to a regular citizen. They can return with depression and anxiety because they can feel like there is a complete lack of safety for them and their family. Soldiers have a hard time integrating
It may be because there is a stigma about going to get help being associated weakness or maybe soldiers feel like talking about their time during deployment brings up the memories of what they’ve done, seen, or experienced. This is a real social problem that has affected and is affecting most I would go as far as to say all soldiers go through, as well as self medication either through the use a magnanimous amount of alcohol or the use of both alcohol and un-prescribed medication. Soldiers in Mike platoon soon come forward with the truth of the circumstances surrounding Mike death. It seemed that Mike was distraught about what happened while he was driving his humvee in Iraq; Mike was told to never stop driving while on a transport. Regrettably during one of the drives a child strayed into the road and Mike was pressured into continuing to drive.
Rudis Rodriguez Professor Scala English 101 11/15/2012 Soldier’s Home Many of us have gone through some form of withdrawal. Whether it be from an unpleasant event(s) or memories, we usually just want to avoid whatever it is. Ernest Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home is a story about a young Soldier who returns to Oklahoma from World War I as a different person and has to deal with the post traumatic stress caused by an experience he had during the war. A central idea of Soldier’s Home is “Heart break”. This idea is very well supported when Harold Krebs sits on his porch and say negative comments on all of the girls walking by.
Repercussions of talking back. Her excitement for what was to come today had made her careless last night. He'd broken three cups in his rage. She swept it up quietly, her eyes wandering around her seemingly mundane kitchen, which it mostly was; apart from the box full of crushed cyanide. Her hands shook unsteadily as she reached underneath het kitchen sink.