When battle breaks out, Himmelstoss pretends to be hurt and hides in order to get out of fighting. He acts as a big, mean, and forceful guy until he feels the same fear and terror as the rest of the soldiers in the trenches do. Himmelstoss spoke about being courageous and how nothing scares him, but once he had to experience war for himself he realized it is not that easy to be
The first rhetorical device O’Brien employs is imagery. He vividly explains how he believes his courage could be built up in a “reservoir” of courage. Although, when he receives his draft, instead of feeling courageous he feels “the blood go thick” behind his eyes because he cannot believe he is being drafted for war. O’Brien describes the “silent howl” in his head, which allows one to imagine the dread of being drafted to war. O’Brien believes that he is “too good, too smart, too compassionate, too everything” and should not be drafted to the war, especially the “wrong war.” The rage in his stomach “burned down to a smoldering self-pity.” O’Brien’s imagery allows the reader to enter the mind of someone who has just received a draft notice and imagine the thoughts that would be going through their head.
It is evident when he and his men were instructed by Captain Leather to go to the crater. Robert tried to explain to his captain the dangers of going to the crater but Captain Leather didn’t bother to hear his opinion and said “Just so...” (Findley 129) Being a lower ranked soldier, Robert followed the orders and did what was told whether he considered it iniquitous. Robert’s obedience was first seen when he was put in charge to kill the wounded horse, he hesitated at first then eventually dealt with the difficulty of killing it. The tasks given to Robert caused his violent side to emerge. In the beginning, it was apparent that Robert couldn’t harm anyone, even a rabbit and “Robert had never aimed a gun at anything.”(Findley 24) As the story proceeded, Robert was then aware of the war and learned how to kill.
He pointed out that the war was a waste, and they were only there for their country, not for the unnecessary killing and also that fighting and killing is mentally tolling. He captures all of this when he writes one of last lines, “War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste. Combat leaves and indelible mark on those who are focused to endure it. The only redeeming factors were my comrades’ incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive.
Everyone has flaws, no matter how small the flaws may be. In addition, even the strongest of men can be hurt. The speech also shows the effect that war can have on a man. In this case, it has an effect on everyone in the scene, because deep down, the men understand Captain Miller not only as their captain, but as a good friend. They can relate to his pain because they have all been there too.
If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make. Even though very few people, if any, would know he hated Big Brother, it was more a personally accomplishment for him. Gattaca – Notes &
He didn’t care what they thought of him because he knew already that almost everyone in Maycomb spreads terrible rumors about him so he was fearless. “Don’t let the fear get down in you break out of it to repair yourself.” (Unknown author) This quote relates to Boo and kind of what he believes in since he repaired himself by showing
In the movie it was obvious that COL Jessup truly believed that he was doing right by his people. The ethical dilemma was the manner in which he did it. It was obvious that he was disobeying orders from his superiors and placing his subordinates in Ethical situations. Lt Kendrick is Private Santiago commander, he denies his transfer and agrees with the code red. The defense discovers that the death was the result of a ‘Code Red’ illegal corporal punishment meted out to a soldier in need of discipline administered upon the order of a Colonel Nathan Jessup.
This quote defiantly shows that people are not born violent. The Invisible man clearly wants people to not ignore him that is why he is so mean, just to get attention. “The Destructors” also disproves that people are born violent. For example, “T was giving orders with decision: it was as though this plan had been with him all his life, pondered through the seasons” (Graham Greene 13). This shows that ‘T’ bosses the kids around cause he was giving “orders” about how he wanted stuff done.
RUPERT BROOKE * Young and handsome man from a highly privileged background who wrote a number of idealized and extremely popular sonnets about war. * Went to a public school and then to university at Cambridge * He had a great talent for sport, theatre and literature, and was considered by his peers to be a leading light of his generation, destined for great things. * Brooke joined the army on the outbreak of war, but never actually saw action— he died in April 1915, developing sepsis on a journey across the Mediterranean towards Gallipoli in Southern Turkey. 101 – PEACE What is it about? * This sonnet celebrates what Brooke feels is his generation’s great fortune to be born to fight in the First World War.