‘we grabbed a drink – soon everything would taste different.’ ‘we grabbed a drink’ shows how desperate they are because they didn’t just get a drink they ‘grabbed’ a drink. ‘Soon everything would taste different.’ This shows how unpatriotic the family is because they think that everything would be better in a different country including the taste of things. ‘It is you last check-in point in this country’ this shows that the family are escaping the conflict because they can’t deal with the conflict. ‘This country’ could show that people are that disgraced with their countries conflict and attitude towards war they don’t even have a name that could describe it. Regret is a main feeling in ‘Bayonet Charge’.
On The Rainy River “One Man’s Responsibility” English April 8, 2013 Many men were imprisoned and some even put to death for refusing to fight in war. In the short story “On The Rainy River,” author Tim O’Brien tells about his own experience at the age of 21, when he receives a draft notice for the Vietnam War. He was devoted to his country, but not necessary devoted to protecting it. O’Brien is faced with fighting in a war that he doesn’t agree with, and is also terrified of. Should he take up a weapon and fight, or should he find a different path?
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
Throughout “On the Rainy River”, Tim’s influences, Elroy and his hometown, ultimately drive him to make the same decision, even though they represent very different things. Tim’s home-life is filled with pressures and responsibilities that at first he cannot handle. When the draft notice comes, all these forces initially push him away, but later, help him to make the decision to return and face the draft. When Tim describes his existence in Worthington, Minnesota, it becomes obvious that he is not extremely fond of his life thus far. As a declotter at the Armour meat-packing plant, Tim’s days are tough.
He would not tell anyone of the reason behind his sorrow, and this secrecy and guilt would manifest itself through illness. Every time someone dies, Victor feels more sorrowful and guiltier, yet he never reveals why he feels this way and quickly falls ill. He becomes a burden to those who care, as they have to take care of him. This time, it’s different, (which can be interpreted as an indicator that the climax is near), and by the end of the passage, Victor doesn’t feel that he’s helpless in this situation, in fact, he is determined to do something for his loved ones instead, and this time, Victor is not afraid of the monster, he will face the monster. This is indicated at the end of the passage, as Victor realizes that postponing the wedding will not bind the monster, and it may get revenge in some other, more horrifying way.
Ichiro's past lead him into numerous of pain and struggle, even involved his family into it. Ichiro and his friends Kenji and Freddie soon will encounter trouble and hardships that will make Ichiro's mind clear and aim for a better future. Ichiro understands that since the day he chose to not serve in the U.S. Armed Force his life has been going downhill. "No-no boy, huh? Rotten bastard.
Why did people not want to serve their country? Some thought the war was unfair and others believed that the U.S. was the aggressor in the conflict. Some simply didn't want to put their life on the line in the military at war.“On the Rainy River” weighs the guilt of avoiding the draft against the guilt of committing atrocities against other humans.Upon receipt of the draft, Tim is faced with a conflict, a “moral emergency” as he describes it. Tim describes what most people think they would do in the case of such a “moral emergency”;“All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heroes of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought or personal loss or discredit” (pg.70).The only way that he can avoid his guilt is by taking a course of action that will make him feel guilty anyways. If he goes to war, he will feel guilty for ignoring his own objection to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, but the only way to avoid this guilt is by gaining the disapproval of his community, which will result in shame There are a number of reasons as to why Tim withheld sharing his story of how he dodged the draft, but they all stem from one very basic human
I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory." (p.104) Holden wants to die because everyone is a phony but he wants to live because the phonies would judge him if he jumped. During the same part of the book, Holden talks about how he was trying to find some kind of “good-by” to Pencey, he says “What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that.
Like many of us, McCandless had grown tired and frustrated with everyday life in modern society, and had longed to get away and live a more meaningful existence; however, the reason many of us do not walk away is because we have responsibilities, we have a duty to the people that love us. Unfortunately McCandless was too selfish to ever realize that he can’t just live for himself. Instead Chris decided to abandon his family and leave them to deal with the heartache and pain of his departure; left to forever question and wonder where he was and whether or not he was safe. “I don’t know how I’ll ever get over it. I wasn’t dreaming.
Throughout his time in the army the foolish ideas he had about being a serviceman were mostly dominated by boredom. He was not participating in glorious battles which he thought would be occurring often before he was deployed. Instead he and his company spent many days marching and awaiting orders to fight. Henry was distraught and slowly his dreams began to unravel right before