They were ordered to kill dummies with bullets, as well as the bayonet. Their commanders would think of sayings to motivate his trainees to kill. Some of these include: “Kill, kill, kill with the cold blue steel!” This refers to the bayonet, and killing the Vietnamese with its cold, steel blade. When soldiers were asked by their sergeant the spirit of the bayonet, they were ordered to answer with “To kill Sergeant, to kill!” As you can see, the training that the soldiers heading to Vietnam undertook was very much centred on killing, or eliminating the enemy. The orders the sergeants shouted at them were exactly that: orders.
By using strategy, the sniper figures out a way to fool the enemy and kills him. Saving his life by taking out another, felt so bad. With guilt, and loss of lust for the war, the sniper became curious of the identity he had killed. The climax of the whole story happens at the very end when the sniper finds out he killed his own brother. Though, the story’s ending is ironic due to the sniper recognizing that the enemy killed was his brother.
The disgust the sniper first feels is expressed when he “revolt[s] from the sight of the shattered mass of his dead enemy.” (2) The tone of the sentence depicts the hatred the sniper first feels against the acts of war. O’Flaherty creates a dark, gory atmosphere with the description of the fallen enemy sniper to parallel the dark emotions the sniper feels himself. The author continues with dark tone to describe the inner thoughts of the sniper “cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody.” (2) This pessimistic tone choice is used to have the reader understand the self-hatred the sniper feels for his sinful acts. The sniper comes to the realization of his morals, looking “at the smoking revolver in his hand and with an oath he hurl[s] it to the roof.” (2) The author’s serious tone emphasizes the serious commitment the sniper has to make a change in his life. Over the course of a simple passage, the sniper through O’Flaherty’s tone is able to have his thoughts about war
Bateman kills people for his own satisfaction, the nameless narrator does it because of his urge to get rid of an eye. Similarities Patrick Bateman and the nameless narrator both feel the judgement or "the eye" of the antagonist. This force them to do very drastic actions in order to control their psychological problems. The main character in American Psycho appears very normal to the public. This is getting clarified in the beginning of the movie, while doing his morning routine, this goes through his mind: "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction.
There is many arguments covering the topic regarding if man is born like a savage or if it is society that is polluting mankind. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the sanity in Piggy’s last words while Roger slaughters him to death is not enough to bring the events on these pages to a close. Surviving a harsh plane crash with no parents or adults of any kind, creates a problem for most of the boys, including Roger. Roger, due to his inner nature, turns savage in the jungle allowing him to hunt and kill people. Roger’s cruel acts did not just appear out of nowhere; there were things that lead up to the fact that he is getting more dark.
Haig was seen as unnecessarily ordering men to run into No man’s land while the Germans shot at the allies like fish in a barrel. Supporting the statement that General Douglas Haig is ‘the butcher of the Somme’ Many of General Haig’s own men were against him because of his tactics and underestimation of weaponry. The main reasons for the soldiers being against Haig are the fact that he constantly sent them over the top even though he knew that the Germans were ready with their machine guns and that he lived in comfort while the soldiers battled it out. The evidence is a letter, written by Lieutenant J. A. Raws of the 23rd battalion addressing his family before his death: “We are lousy, stinking, ragged, unshaven, and sleepless.
In the second stanza, it becomes obvious that they had actually met as soldiers in a battle, and being face to face with each other, one was going to die. The narrator was hit by a bullet but survived, whereas the other man were shot by the narrator and was fatally injured and could not be revived. The line in the poem, ‘And staring face to face.’ classifies as an important line in the poem as all the emotions are shown in the face, therefore as the man felt the impact of the bullet, the narrator could see the fear and pain in his face as he died. The look on his face would probably be etched into the narrator’s mind forever. As the men stood together, face to face, their guns pointed at each other.
A group of rangers goes in to the town to take down two of the dictator’s right hand men. While going in for the mission two of the black hawks sent in get shot down and now the military has to go into the war zone and search for survivors. While all of the military sent in are vital to this mission, there are three men who stand out the most from this crowd. Sergeant Matt Eversman was informed he had to replace the man who commanded his unit before him, putting a whole new load of things on his
Even though the sandkings enslaved Kress after they found him near the house, I think Kress didn't earn enough punishment. He has the evil spirit inside his body which obliterated his humanity when he let the shamble happened in his final party. I think Kress' inability led him had a cruel characteristic like sandkings had when he followed his pets order. His inhuman actions costed his pets revenged him and killed his friends in the party. Therefore, it is reasonable for Kress to be order a death penalty to pay off the crimes he made to
The man that O’Brian killed had many many facial wounds, and was badly disfigured because of a grenade that was thrown at him. O’Brian spends a lot of time observing the body of the man that he killed. He pictured his family, his parents and what they did for a living. He is overcome with guilt after killing this man. O’Brian’s platoon mates try to get him to talk about what he had done, but O’Brian does not respond to them.