This incredible war story shows us that, even though they display great bravery and valour in battle, the only thing young men who fight in wars accomplish is an early death. The novel talks about many soldiers dying. So many of these soldiers are dead, that in the trenches they can smell the stench of rotting flesh, as the dead men often do not get buried. Those young men lying out in No Man’s Land, unburied, all went to war for the same reason, to prove that they were brave, not cowardly, and to fight for their country. All they end up doing though is becoming another casualty, another statistic, dying in a war that had no real reason.
This suggests that Boxer is cautious of harming any other animals, and is a kind character and thinks about others. We can also see this on page 27 during the battle of the cowshed. Although the animals are continuously told, “four legs good, two legs bad”, boxer still doesn’t want to hurt any humans as well as any animal. Evidence of this is, “‘he is dead’ boxer said sorrowfully. ‘ I had no intention of doing that.
There weren’t any body bags to hide the bodies or the faces of the casualties. The Soldiers were forced to look at their dead friends, brothers and fathers as they marched on, constantly being reminded of the sacrifices of innocent lives claimed by the war as they viewed the disgusted faces hanging over the wagon. Another compelling simile used to traject his tone of disgust is when the author compares the sound of the gassed man gurgling blood in his lungs as “Obscene as cancer” (line 23). Anyone who has experienced cancer knows the horror and fight involved. Owen compares the effects of cancer to the horror in war.
We see that in “Lives of The Dead” many of the U.S. soldiers, of Vietnam, use humor to deal with the constant reality of death that surrounds them. Take for example when O’Brien writes “At one point, I remember, they sat the body up against a fence. They crossed his legs and talked to him. ‘The guest of honor’, Mitchell Sanders said” (256). This shows the men playing around with the body of a dead, old Vietnamese man, (who was probably an innocent villager) in an attempt to levitate the situation of any sorrow or ill feelings.
Soldiers adapt to the different criterions of war, to the point where the word death loses its emotional value. In the text, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, ceaselessly slaughtering people merely becomes a soldier’s duty. Paul says, “We have become wild beasts…we can destroy and kill to save ourselves.”(Remarque, 15) This shows that death no longer is considered a sensitive topic, in the soldiers’ views. Also, they don’t have any humane thoughts/feelings before assassinating someone because it becomes a part of their reflexive skills and therefore, requires no second thoughts or sensitive feelings. They seem to be indifferent to the fact that they have killed someone because assassination merely becomes their ‘job.’ In a similar manner, Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison, is inclusive of the same insensitiveness and indifference towards the death and murdering of people.
For example the first chapter ends with everyone in the hospital ward leaving due to the incredibly obnoxious good natured Texan, except the CID man who had come down with Pneumonia. The second chapter beings "In a way the CID man was pretty lucky, because outside the hospital the war was still going on." Heller uses satire to tackle another of the major themes of Catch 22 which is that of greed, and the amorality of corporations. Figure headed by Milo Minderbinder, as mess officer with a masterful talent for entrepreneurship who he lacks any sort of moral compass or conscience, and being naturally human cares almost exclusively for his own interests. He is brilliant in turning his role as mess officer into a huge syndicate which takes control of the black market and through various monetary tricks and contortions flourishes into M & M Enterprises (Two M’s so that people don’t realize it is in fact a one man operation) .
In the story “The Main I Killed”, the author Tim O`Brien illustrates to us the reaction of three American soldiers after killing a Vietnamese man during the Vietnam War. The author explains how the three characters Tim, Azar and Kiowa rehumanize, dehumanize or humanize the dead body of the killed man. In the beginning, Tim rehumanizes the dead man after he kills him by having empathy for him. In other words, Tim gives back the human-like characteristics to the dead man after he kills him. The Vietnamese man becomes a human been in Tim’s eyes after he was just a target.
The text states that when Grendel saw the rows of sleeping soldiers, “his heart laughed, he relished the sight/Intended to tear life from those bodies” (30). His delight in killing innocent sleeping soldiers illustrates his evil. Later, as Grendel battles Beowulf and realizes that the hero is stronger than he, his mind floods with fear (31). The monster caused fear for years in Higlac’s men; now he himself feels the fear of impending death. However, this fear does not cause Grendel to sympathize with his former victims; he is totally self-absorbed, again illustrating his evil nature.
On arrival to the medical centre the author introduced himself while observing Mr Alba posture for clues about aetiology. Patients presenting with pain normally adopt a comfortable position (Huggins 2009). In this case, Mr Alba was restless and preferred to be upright indicating possible obstruction, gall stones or kidney stones (Liang 2005). Mr Alba was taken to a private room for the consultation to maintain his privacy and dignity in accordance with Royal College of Nursing (RCN, 2008). However, Mr Alba was a prisoner and was therefore escorted by a police officer.
U.S army men were slaughtered and there faces were left pale. 3 shots each was their christmas present, what did they do to deserve this? Now vililians started to come, mourning for their protectors, who will save them now? for the sound of the hun shots were getting closer. The civilians dragged the huge soldiers across the sand, they won't, should'nt get shot any more by the monsters; At the market the delicate, fabric dresses made with silk, torn and shreded apart by bullets when the clash began, they were unaware... Coridors of blood led to garages of silk and and food now filled with dread; rain washed the walls and made crimson red pools.