He hated himself. He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (103). Cross was ashamed; he is a leader and was not there for his soldiers. Now he has the burden for a soldier that died at his hands. The last personality trait that First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross demonstrates is bravery.
The cream of British manhood was shattered in less than 6 hours.” This suggests that he wanted Haig to be punished due to his loss of so many of his own men, but also due to his own resentment towards him. Letters from the home front were censored letters soldiers could not express their true feelings about the war and the generals, however the soldier in source B2 could be honest as he was writing in his diary, and these are his
When his soldier Ted Lavender died all he could do was cry and blame himself for his death, “He felt shame. He hated himself.... this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of war.” (O’Brien, The Things They Carried 42) but he didn’t let that very heart-wrenching emotion of feeling responsible for someone’s death cloud his judgment or cause him to take his job lightly. Towards the end of the story he stepped up, over-coming the guilt he felt after the death of Ted Lavender. Learning from his mistakes and changing the way he lead his platoon “He would not tolerate laxity. He would show strength, distancing himself.” (O’Brien, The Things They Carried 100) He showed courage while seeing the bigger picture telling himself “that his obligation was not to be loved but to lead.” (O’Brien, The Things They Carried 101) Masculinity is very apparent in this platoon.
In 1860 the United states of America cracked in two, the South, appalled by the result of the election which led Abraham Lincoln to take office, seceded from the North and created the Confederacy of the United States. Lincoln the much loved Republican is in the history books as one of the most inspirational leaders of America became the President of the Union. While on the 9th February the Confederate convention unanimously elected Senator Jefferson Davis as provisional President. Davis became, and remained to Northerners, the original wrongdoer. Later generations of liberal progressives would consider him an American Hitler.
One of his teachers got very upset with him one day and George took it upon himself to put tar in the chair at her desk as retribution. This was only the beginning of his temperamental behavior. He was extremely boastful and loved to brag to anyone who would listen to him about how one day he would be king. On March 20, 1751, George’s father died from an accidental blow to one of his lungs during a cricket match. (Roberts) However, this may have been a rumor.
Although Lincoln admitted his defeat, numerous people saw to it a draw. Lincoln closed the business with Stewart and opened another with Stephen T. Logan, a fellow Whig and judge. Billy Herndon soon joined, and described Lincoln as a person whose “hair was dark- almost black- and lay floating where the fingers or winds left it, pried up and random. His eyebrows cropped out like a huge rock on the brow of a hill. His cheeks were leathery and flabby, falling in loose folds in places, looking sorrowful .” Lincoln eventually took partnership with Herndon, while campaigning in the 1844 election for Henry Clay.
Lincoln finally replaced the general of the war and when it was time for general Ulysses S. Grant to try his quest he was the only on that succeeded in 1865 (Wikipedia, 2011). The time came when Lincoln was being attacked from all sides. He was being attacked by the Radical Republicans. The Radical republicans wanted harsher treatment of the South. Also he was being attacked from the War Democrats because they wanted more compromise and the Copperheads hated him all together.
Little did they know Kemmerich’s death marked the beginning of lost hope. Paul becomes faint, all at once and he could not do anything more. This is expressed by Erich Maria Remarque on page 31 of the novel. This is the response Paul displays over the news of his fellow country men’s death. Paul’s display of grief is emotionally charged, but much different than his first display of his feelings on the war where everyone was full of pride and arrogance.
Kantorek often calls them the iron youth because he describes their efforts as brave and heroic. As a member of the Second Company, Paul has doubts in his choices when his classmate Joesph Behm is one of the first to die when enlisted in war. To make matters worst, Paul’s friend Kemmerich loses his leg and has a slow and painful death. Paul then has the burden of telling Kemmerich’s mom of her son’s death, especially when she confides in him to watch over her son during the war. As the war continues, the leader of the Second Company Himmelstoss is disliked by many of the soldiers because of his harsh tactics and insensible actions.
In Charles’ eyes, the real threat was that The United States was being torn apart and the noble cause of many a revolutionary soldier would be lost and their mortal lives given up in vain. Charles respected his family and it was a hard to go against their wishes but in the end it was a verse from the Bible that made the decision clear. Charles found himself mortally wounded from battle. Sheltered behind a rock formation, as his life’s blood ran out on the ground around him, he wrote these words. “I don’t know if anyone will find this journal or care to read the words I have written.