The Red Badge of Courage Joey Stookey Period 2 The representation of the Civil War history is greatly described in Stephen Crane's " The Red Badge of Courage." The novel exploits ideal examples of what a soldier would go through while in a war with himself and others. In the beginning of the Civil War there was a small regiment called the 304th regiment, a group of new recruited soldiers that had not seen battle and in this small regiment is Henry Fleming, soon to be the best soldier in the regiment. Henry Fleming, a young farm boy who joined the army because of his fascination in the glory of becoming a militaristic man. Though after many weeks his dream of fighting has been postponed by no fighting until Jim Conklin hears a rumor
While missions certainly beget terror, the missions are extremely short and sporadic. Instead of fighting honorably and helping Vietnamese civilians in need, Perry and his fellow soldiers find themselves waiting for the next sneak attack, gripped with anxiety. Plagued with this anxiousness about the next attack, the soldiers often wait weeks in complete paranoia. Originally confident and expectant that glorious combats would fill them up with a sense of self worth, Perry and the young soldiers actually feel let down, disgruntled and paranoid. In addition, further negating their romantic views of war, Richie, Peewee, and the others find the army and active combat to be disorganized, completely inefficient and completely feeble; disillusioned by the concept of war, the young soldiers begin realize that perhaps war was not as glorious as they hoped it to be.
Having no other place to go, he joins the army. The war experience changes him and he loses his naivety, but keeps his determination and gains insight into the nature of humanity. Richi is a very bright, talented and ambitious boy, who had set on a career as a writer. Unfortunately, he is doomed by poverty. College takes a great deal of money, and he did not have the money.
What are the effects on Ishmael from being a boy soldier? Well my belief is that he became cold from all the fighting and blood shed he has seen as a boy soldier. In the book, A Long way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael said “Every time people come at us with the intention of killing us, I close my eyes and wait for death. Even thought I am still alive, I feel like each time I accept death, part of me dies. Very soon I will completely die and all that will be left is my empty body walking with you.
Getting over th ehump of a much more severe boot camp completed the tranistion from sloppy civilian to kempt soldier. Moving up the ranks on account of his common sense intelligence and the attrition of the MI he becomes squad leader where he proves himself during a combat drop by not only just leading his squad successfully but going back for a wounded soldier bringing to live the "no MI left behind" motto. Skipping the rank of platoon sergent to assistant section leader brought him some disobedience from the senior platoon sergent that should have gotten the higher billet. Taking him aside for a mutual ass whooping, the destruction of an equal match serves as a good example for all enlisted leaders. Rico accepts his role in the infintry and serves as a shining examples of a soldier so much that he is approached to commission.
The protagonist, who was keen to remove himself from the rat and lice infested trenches, enrolled himself in a bombardment of the German’s, with little knowledge of what he was getting himself in to. The protagonist was experiencing the concept of ‘Kill or be killed’, had a German soldier at the end of his bayonet and his howling had unnerved him. His rifle stood between him and death and the decision to leave unarmed and possibly die or kill the soldier and survive was to be made. The emotional turmoil was unbearable and the pulling of the trigger was excruciating. Even after this ordeal and the shock, the protagonist was still able to sympathise with the dead German’s soldier’s brother.
Nobody likes the war and nobody wants to fight but for some reason the world had a problem and it needed to be fixed. The war has its positives but there are a lot more negatives such as, the draft, people leaving their family, death, etc... The point that rash tries to prove about the war in this essay, is when the farmer talks about losing his own boy in the war. “He fought for Mr. Lincoln do he?” the boy asked “not no more” the farmer replies. Whether the farmer is an antagonist or protagonist in this story, Rash still portrays him to be sad and pissed that his son died in the
He writes that “voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn” which indicates that laughter of children saddens him as he isn’t capable of laughing, because of the war. The idea of Owen constantly thinking about the effects of the war is portrayed where it is written “sleep mothered them from him.” This shows that the laughing and innocence of children has been taken away from many younger soldiers including him, which keeps playing on his mind. The second stanza begins with Owen reminiscing about the pre-war period where the “town used to swing so gay,” meaning that everything was joyful and everyone was content before the war broke out. It is also indicated where Owen writes, “In the old times.” This idea of the war changing everything is shown where it is mentioned that men “threw away their knees” suggesting that
He works long hours at a job he’s not good at and doesn’t truly enjoy, and he expects this kind of life for his sons. As Biff continues to not live up to his expectations, they clash constantly Biff’s failure to live his father’s dream life causes Willy to express constant disappointment in the man he’s become. Willy raised him to grow up sailing through life, believing that he can get by on being well-liked and admired. When this never culminates in the life Biff wanted, he has no idea of the direction he needs to go in. He can never hold down a job and develops a kleptomania habit.
The soldiers that were fighting at war were dehumanised in many ways. Owen portrays this in his poem “Anthem for Doomed Youth”. During the war, soldiers were forced to go and fight for their country inorder to be labelled as ‘real men’. Due to the mistreatment, other teenage boys were suffering as they knew their time would eventually come to face their doom. “what passing-bells… for these who witnessed it”.