“You never know who your enemy is.” I found this statement to be a reoccurring theme in “The Sniper” while reading. I believe this is a perfect theme because the sniper had no idea who was on the other side and would not have known if he didn’t look at the dead body. The main character in this selection was not officially named but was referred to as the sniper. In the selection the sniper had both an internal and external conflict. The external conflict was that he was fighting in the middle of the war and the only way to survive was to kill all the opponents.
'Life for life,' Riel should have clearly been executed for this one reason alone. The rebellion of 1885 was Riel's second offense against the Canadian government, the second time he chose violence over negotiation. This was not, and is still not acceptable. "The Métis began by taking hostages, and cutting telegraph lines." (Shuttle, http://infoweb.magi.com/~shuttle/riel-index.html) Currently the United States of America is negotiating with Iraq and other world powers about weapons inspections and their policies on it.
The U-boat then surfaced and machine-gunned 300 Canadian survivors who included nurses and the wounded. The brigadier-general tells this story to motivate the Canadian battalion prior to the offensive so that they will avenge their murdered comrades. The allies attack The narrator's ears start to bleed from the force of explosions The Germans come running out screaming for mercy, trying to surrender - the allies mow them down The narrator is shot in the foot which has cut an artery, he is happy he is wounded as he can go home now The narrator goes looking for a dead means corpse so he can take his water bottle, he finds Broadbent in a nearby shell hole, his leg hangs by a small strip of skin, Broadbent dies shortly after While waiting for the hospital ship to arrive and take the Narrator home, he talks with an orderly who soon reveals that the story about the Llandovery Castle was a lie and that when the ship was sunk it was carrying supplies and war material and was in actual fact not a “hospital ship” that was carrying 300 wounded. The narrator realises that the battalion was lied to by the brigadier
He meets the young Beast and the young Professor X, the latter suffering depression and has taken shots to enable him to walk and remove his telepathic abilities since his school has closed down because all of his students went to and died in the Vietnam War. After talking about the future and the assassination that Mystique will do, Wolverine convinces Beast and Professor X to free Magneto from Pentagon, after he was accused of killing President John F. Kennedy, with the help from the young Quicksilver. While freeing Magneto, Bolivar Trask fails to get his Sentinel Program approved by the Congress. Meanwhile in a military camp, Mystique frees a group of mutants from the young William Stryker, who intends to transfer them to a facility where they will be experimented on by Trask. She then
In Tim o’ briens “the man I killed” the authors concept on dehumanization was a sense of fantasy.as protagonist in the short story tim dehumanizes his victim by killing him with a grenade in the villages of my khe. As tim starts to describe the wounds that the dead soldier inflicted, he starts to build upso much guilt and confusion for the guy. Foretelling an entire life for his victim as if he knew the dead soldier beforehand. For example “He was not a fighter,his health was poor, his body small frail. He liked books.
Macbeth killed the real king to become king and slowly lost his good side to his evilness and sought to kill his closest friends kids in order to withhold power and the kingdom. Gilgamesh on the other hand as the story progressed learned the value of friendship and what it means and he was willing to give up everything for his lost friend, just for him to be able to speak with him again. These two literary works can show you how two different worlds thousands of years apart can still be similar in a way or another. How a kingdom is ruled and how a King is followed and valued in a society. Two Great Stories from two
The intentions of Erich Maria Remarque were fueled by one simple goal in mind, “to tell a generation of men who, even though may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war” (foreward). This statement really sets the tone for All Quiet on the Western Front and how a whole generation of men who did survive the War, returned home, but their youthful attitudes died with their fallen brothers. The brutality of trench and chemical warfare was enough to kill millions of men, however million’s more were destroyed by the psychological aftermath from fighting in the first World War. This story was narrated through Paul and his understanding of how the war ruined a soldier’s memories of home, their relationships with their families, and just simply
Nick Ogden Mr. Wilson English 12 5 November 2008 War: Man v. Man, or Animal v. Animal? Killing another human is a difficult task, but what if it was only the helmet being shot ay not the person wearing it? In the mind, would it be easier to try to “kill the helmet” than to think about ending another life forever? In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, there are multiple instances where his main character Paul uses animals as a metaphor to dehumanize war. When actually describing soldiers in a human form, it is only to express despair and regret.
Although they know there is a sniper, they still fear him because they cannot discern when he will shoot them. “Sooner or later this German sniper, who keeps us cowering in cold fear, will be caught in an advance by our troops.” In the same chapter, the sniper kills the character Brown. Brown’s death has made the narrator more fearful of the unknown because he now knows what the sniper’s ability. This shows us why the narrator would fear the unknown in the novel. What’s more, the inhumanity is another big deal.
The movie “Paths of Glory,” portrays a war theme - more specifically an anti-war theme. The message of the movie is portrayed through the soldiers and the different “paths the soldiers took to get to victory and survive.” Every soldier went down their own path overall leading to somewhat “glory” which not all of them got to experience. Men died in battle, mental illness (and illness in genera), fellow soldiers doings, death sentences; just an endless amount of reasons. Soldiers believed that they were fighting for the glory of victory or “patriotism” which Sam Johnson described as the last refuge of a scoundrel. 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.