This means that the snipers motives were pretty much to kill his enemy, and defend himself at the same time. In this story, it states that his eyes had the cold gleam of a fanatic. That his eyes were were deep and thoughtful, eyes that were used to looking at death. A person who is not experienced when it comes to killing and stuff like that, wont get a sniper and go on a roof and start killing people with a different view on the independence of the British nation. Normally, only people who are experienced in the war field will engage in war activity.
The names of the two stories are “Cranes” and “The Sniper”. The story “The Sniper” occurs in Dublin on a rooftop near the O’Connell Bridge in the middle of a war. The two groups that are fighting are republican and democrat. The main character sniper had to set up a plan when he got shot and ended up killing his opponent, which he later found out was his brother. The story “Cranes” occurs in a Northern village at the border of the thirty-eight parallel.
As he kills his enemy and the light emerges, the light is shone upon his situation, revealing a tragically ironic twist. His so-called enemy has been revealed to be his brother. We know by the characterization of the story that the sniper is accustomed to death, he’s “used to looking at it”. This reveals a certain dark side of the man, the fact that he is so comfortable taking the lives of others. We see in the murder of the woman in the street that the sniper doesn’t seem to mind her shrieks of terror followed by the grim silence of death.
Private Peaceful shows that while young men go to war to ‘prove themselves’, all they really prove is the futility of war. Do you agree? The novel ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo shows that, even though young men go to war to prove themselves, all they prove is that war is completely futile. The novel shows this when it talks about the thousands of dead soldiers, the pointless attacks, and the post-script section of the novel. 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.
Next we see his courage when he makes a one-man assault on the enemy. Finally we admire his courage in the way he faces his execution. The first time we are introduced to Farquhar s courage is in his decision not to flee when his home is so near to an advancing enemy army. After being warned that the enemy army is as near as the Owl Creek Bridge, Farquhar asks, How far is it to Owl Creek bridge? He is answered About thirty miles (Bierce 664).
Actor Tom Hanks did an outstanding job playing this character and really made it seem like a documentary rather than a historical fiction. Private Daniel Jackson (Barry Pepper) is a marksman or sniper. His role in the army is simply to shoot at far distant soldiers. Jackson shows his faith throughout the film
If one looks at this situation without Kantian analysis, the attack seems to be caused by a trigger happy soldier who was looking for an excuse to murder. The “weapon” he claimed to see was actually a camera. In reality, the soldier fired at unarmed civilians, a photographer, and children. Considering the end result, the soldier made a poor choice. But if we analyze the context of the situation, the soldier’s actions were warranted.
I believe Brady chose Why Marines Fight as the title because we all wonder why average men would risk there life for us. Or why they would charge into a spot where Death is patiently waiting for them. One good quote is the one he starts with, “Come on you sons of Bi*****”. “Half a dozen wars ago in France, on June 2nd of 1918, Marine gunnery sergeant Dan Daly stepped in front of the 4th Brigade of Marines, mustered for another bloody frontal assault on the massed machine guns of Germans that had been murderously sweeping the wheat fields at Belleau Wood. Death awaited.
This time it was 48 tanks with the 23rd Regiment supporting that would take the lead. Unfortunately, the Chinese learned from the previous days of being slaughter and had prepared antitank traps and brought up several antitank guns. They waited till the American forces were in “point blank” range and opened fire. This tactic would cause great destruction in the American lines, they would lose 18 tanks to this attack. However this new tactic would not stop the assault of the American
Soldiers were brainwashed with the idea of patriotism - leading their country to victory at all costs, even if meant going into battle knowing you were going to die enforcing the message of the movie that, “The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” At first, the movie described the trench warfare situation of World War I. Then we are introduced to General Mireau who had been ordered to send his division in on a suicide mission to the well-defended German position called the “Ant Hill.” At first Mireau refuses, trying to explain the impossibility of success but as soon as a promotion for him is mentioned, he’s suddenly convinced the attack will be successful. Mireau leaves the attack to Colonel Dax, despite Dax’s protests that the attack will only result in failure and weaken his army. During a nighttime scouting mission prior to the attack, a drunken lieutenant named Roget sends one of his two men ahead as a scout. Overcome by fear waiting for the scout's return, he lobs a grenade and retreats.