In the book Paul feels that they have no reason to be fighting and that they have been abated to beasts just trying to protect themselves from others who are doing the same. At such a young age him and his comrades are exposed to so much tragedy, Paul stated that “Our knowledge of life is limited to death, what will come afterwards? And what will happen to us” (264). For the soldiers who die fighting in the war it is unfair what becomes of them. People who died a noble death get treated as if they are nothing, and were never anyone.
In another case, Paul is seen trying to save the life of an enemy that he has stabbed, he fails but his efforts shouldn’t be forgotten. His friends refer to him as a hero, and he neglects this title and all the medals. Paul doesn’t like war and what it represents, to him, war is the real evil. The government forcing people into war, without giving them a choice is evil War can easily turn any person into a hero. Corporal Himmelstoss was an average polite postman before being drafted into World War I, not soon after he became a bully.
Chapter 4 Main events Introduction of the word Conrad: One of the biggest events of this chapter is the introduction of the word Conrad. The narrator talks about the snipers and what will happen to them when they are discovered. He continues on to say “ He will utter that magical word, Conrad; then we will strike him down”. The word Conrad means friend, the Germans are in the exact same situation as them; so the word Conrad shows that they are equal and when used in battle they surrender. However, we learn that the word has no meaning to the soldiers as they would kill the sniper and any German soldier.
Like I said many soldiers go fight and don’t know what their fighting for.. Some come don’t come back to see their families of come back crippled or suffering from a illness so you describe war in your own words what does it mean to you is war really good or bad you choose . Few become legends like Audie Murphy he was nothing and became something a true American dream. He loved this quote from gen. Paton “those who die for their country loose the war and those who kill the ones dieing for their country win 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.
The world of Hamlet becomes a death ridden tragedy because no one lived for themselves, each character had an agenda a singular focus, that narrowed their view and opened them to an untimely death. Because the death of King Hamlet consumed everyone so thoroughly they did not bother to draw on other experiences in their life as they made decisions, instead acting rashly and the chaos of motives and actions can only rightly end in death. And though for the most part, the people of Winesburg
English; period 4All Quiet on the Western FrontIn the film, "All Quiet on the Western Front" directed by Lewis Milestone, it shows how the war has many brutal affects and it isn't worth fighting for your country and in the end dying, not a hero but as a forgotten angel. In the beginning of the film, the young men are being talked into going to war by a professor. The men are, at first, unsure of going to war but the professor feeds them lies about how war makes you a hero because you fight for your country. But throughout the movie each one of these men dies; and as they die, they are no longer remembered just forgotten; their bodies lying in the middle of nowhere. At one point in the movie, as Paul comes across a French man he gets frightened and he cowardly stabs him.
These men need to stand up for themselves and stand up to those men behind desks who carelessly kill men for their own selfish needs. Through out the book Johnny explains that war should be the soldiers choice, not the choice of the men behind desks; that everyone deserves to know how they can end up, and how they can speak for themselves. He describes how those men could never possibly imagine what goes on on the battlefield, and that they don't deserve the right to send these innocent Americans to war. This book was clearly anti-drafting, and at the most anti-war; Johnny would have told every man about his experience if he could because he, and the author believe that to not give someone the right to make their own decisions is against their natural rights, and a law that practically forces them to their death beds is
Also, the story is set in wartime as most epic stories are. However, although the famous epic stories, Beowulf and Gilgamesh, have a scene in which the hero bravely fights a monster to save his people, the Husband’s Message is about his life after the fight and his exile from the country. Therefore, there is no depiction that tells how he fought in the war with superhuman strength and demonstrated bravery through the fight. It means that there is no evidence to be an epic hero who he risks his life for the benefit of society and is glorified by the people he saves. It is a love poem rather than those epic stories with adventurous events occurring.
This simile is an important contrast of the information people were fed at the time of soldiers being strong and proud. Owen strips away the image of a glorified war to reveal the bitter and cruel nature of the war. The bitter imagery “Coughing like hags” and “but limped on” also develops the idea of these young man seeming old. Owen takes pity on these tired and weary soldiers as he describes them in the most unglamorous, inglorious manner. The statement “all went lame, all blind’, while being somewhat hyperbolic suggests that the soldiers had lost all previous objectives of war along with the line “cursed through sludge”.