Thinking that I would never leave the military service, based on the fact that I was a lifer. Unfortunately that is not the way the military service is, somewhere and sometime they will come and they will ask you to hang up those boots and thank you for a job well done. So in order to do this I had to commit. If it is staying up late or getting up earlier than you have to before you go to work to finish up that homework assignment, you do it. If it offsetting the night out with the significant other than do it, commit yourself to not becoming a statistic.
I had an answer, but I struggled terribly with putting it down on paper because I wanted this interview to “be perfect”. I was too worried about what I looked like or sounded like, so ultimately I had lost “my voice.” I went to my dad for more help. I had wasted a whole hour stressing over how to answer a few questions about myself. My dad told me something very important that day, he said, “The best way to impress someone is to be you”. After meditating on what he said to me I had at least something to put down.
He is always giving more evidence stating that the Indians were not being taken care of unless the British needed them for war. His evidence all points back to his thesis, saying that the Indians fought really well and so the British would always try to make them happy when they knew they might be going to war soon. He really only has one primary source that he uses throughout the essay, and that is previous writings by
Dylan Thomas, “ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.” In life, some people are unfortunate to have to experience the death of a loved one. Losing someone you love can be unconceivable to some people, as they can’t imagine losing that person at all. In Dylan Thomas’ poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.”, he is going through the unconceivable in having to watch a loved die. He goes through having to watch his father go through a very slow death. But in hind’s sight, he wants his father to fight for his life and not give in.
How did the attitudes of the British soldiers and civilians change during the course of the war and what caused these shifts in attitude? The soldiers went into war expecting the war to be glorious and easy. How did their experiences in war shift there attitudes about the war later on. The attitudes dramatically shifted from the beginning to the very end of the war. The opinion, as discussed in class by Professor Eacott, was it was going to be a very short war and he mentioned that there was a big sense of nationalism when he mentioned that each country didn’t want to feel humiliated by each other.
In All Quiet on the Western Front the protagonist is Paul Baumer because we experience the story from his point of view and thus we sympathize with him. Paul’s situation is troubling because his life and the lives of other soldiers his age “have become a wasteland” (20). War has changed them and the world so much that they don’t really know what they are going to do once the war finishes. They don’t know any trades; all they know is war. The value of their lives was also changed by war.
I was too full of guilt and regret. And today, when I had to take part in my ceremony, I still felt terrible. I didn’t feel connected to the Land after your death, and I didn’t feel ready to officially become a man without you. It was always our dream to grow up to be best friends when we were men, hunting and living off the land. But when I was in front of the elders, reciting the dance that we’d practiced together so many times, I realised something.
He hated himself. He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war.” Eventually, he came to a revelation, burned her letter purely out of love and care for those under his wings. “He was now determined to perform his duties firmly and without negligence. It wouldn’t help Lavender, he knew that, but from this point on he would comport himself as a
In past times of war, when the draft was instated, the draft was always something a man would have to worry about—it could change his life forever. However, with the current war in Iraq, a man and his family do not have to worry about him being drafted; it is his choice to serve the country in this manner. Because of this, it is not truly put into perspective how much a person’s life would change if a draft military was to be put into use. In today’s time of war, there has been a question of whether the government will reinstate a general conscription military, as opposed to the volunteer professional army that is currently being utilized and has been since the end of the Vietnam War. Some may argue that the draft would help the current situation, and that it would equalize service.
I believe a lot of the anti-conscription believers would have a family consisting of sons and its only natural to not want your young son to go fight in a War that you won’t know when or if he will return. I believe this is a valuable source and would be useful to a historian studying this period because it shows a side of Vietnam War and keeps you interested and wanting to know about other campaigns and parties. Additionally, other campaigns such as Save Our Sons, and Youth Campaign Against Conscription were also against conscription and didn’t believe in the sending off of innocent lives. My last source, Source C which is may chosen source is once again a primary source, it is a pro-conscription poster for the Vietnam War. It is a poster divided on two sides with a young man at War in his uniform and the other side is a young man as well kicking back enjoying life reading a magazine.