After rounding up the remaining SS guards, the U.S. forces lined them up and executed them with extreme prejudice. (Amacher A) The Americans were outraged at the crimes committed at the camp and after finding thousands upon thousands of bodies the soldiers couldn’t take it anymore they lashed out and killed all but a handful of the guards. There was simply nothing that could describe the emotions they felt. The prisoners also devolved into a state of fury after the shock phase. American soldiers watched
Despite the constant threat of enemy fire, everyone there have to struggle for food, deal with the lack of trained replacement troops, and the large possibility of death. The book highlights just how horrendous a battle can be out at war. It reveals that in a battle people are really blew to bits. For instance, in one of the fights Paul observes just how badly people were being wounded. He sees his comrades legs, arms, heads being blew apart.
Trenches full of rotting bodies. Deadly shells falling from the burning sky. Savage screams of young men, drowning in blood and dirt. All these are aspects of war, of the First World War, and many wars yet to come. Dalton Trumbo's anti-war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, ideally captures the horrors of war, and its effects on individual soldiers, their fate, their mentality, and their families.
Some died a quick death while others died a slow, painful death, showing the reality of war. Paul and his friends have realized that the ideals of patriotism are hollow. They no longer believe that war is honorable. The reality of war becomes evident to Paul when he kills the French soldier, Gerard Duval, in his first face-to-face combat. He is distraught to kill a man that he finds out has a wife and child.
In “The Black Cat” the narrator takes his anger out on his pets, including his favorite cat Pluto, and ultimately his wife. For example, the narrator carves out Pluto’s eye with a penknife simply because he believed he was avoiding him. His irrational and uncontrollable anger was also illustrated when he attempted to kill his second cat for almost tripping him. And because his wife prevented him from killing this cat, in a fit of rage he strikes her on the head with an axe and kills her. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” the narrator’s anger is fueled by the “thousand injuries” and insults inflicted on him by his supposed friend Fortunato.
The monstrous crackle of machine guns firing, roaring, attacking those around us. Chests beginning to burst! Blood and dirt spitting its way on to me, the sprinting destroyed by the terrific grenades, and the medic pushed himself in, his presence produced the blood of a dead man smell. The panicking and screaming explained the tremor or dying enemies. Knowing they have the spread that serious disease.
The major reason why Rat slaughtered the baby buffalo is because he cannot face his friend’s death. War is pity which we can feel through the death of Rat’s friend Curt Lemon. War is love. The worse the situation is, the more precious the love will be. Love can always save people from the despair of the war.
Eddie was told by one of his friends that Angle was the one who killed his cousin and Eddie kind of believes her. Another example is heat. Eddie talks about heat over the whole book. He talks about how he thinks the heat makes the onions that are buried in the ground stronger and that makes everyone cry. Everyone cries because of all the death and the gangs.
130). By emphasizing the death of this man consistently throughout the chapter, it pin point the agony he felt once he killed basically a man who was not fit for war. Through the constant descriptions of the dead body, it shows the emotional truth behind the feeling of killing a human being and from that readers can understand the anguish of taking the life of another person. These soldiers also had to endure killing people “because they were embarrassed not to” and the men had to sacrifice themselves so “they died so as not to die of embarrassment” (21). In “The Things They Carried” chapter, O’Brien goes in to great detail to tell every little thing each soldier carried and a major thing they carried was the feeling of honor and to die a man.
I felt sad for the Jews, all the unjust things that happened to them during the Holocaust. About how they were put in the furnace, ditches filled with flames, worked to death, and put in the gas chambers. I was angered at Hitler and all the evil people that were willingly involved in all the atrocities of the Holocaust. I was scared for the Jews life and any time they would line up to be inspected to be incinerated or put in the gas chamber. I was happy when the allied forces were able to