In another case, Paul is seen trying to save the life of an enemy that he has stabbed, he fails but his efforts shouldn’t be forgotten. His friends refer to him as a hero, and he neglects this title and all the medals. Paul doesn’t like war and what it represents, to him, war is the real evil. The government forcing people into war, without giving them a choice is evil War can easily turn any person into a hero. Corporal Himmelstoss was an average polite postman before being drafted into World War I, not soon after he became a bully.
In the end I believe it turned into a complete anti-military novel as Caputo tried to understand the purpose of the war. The inevitable answer was that America had no reason to be in Vietnam and only put their people at harm as the government ordered them to stay. Before entering the war, the country truly did not understand what war meant. “So I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war, to endure the same old experiences, suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own” (81). Caputo reveals his true feelings throughout the story.
This war and battle imagery used in the poem helps the reader to understand deeper, about the metaphorical meaning of this poem; that it is not just about comforting his son from the pain of the nettles, but also about the future pain of which he knows he will experience in his life. He knows that “My son would often feel sharp wounds again”, meaning he will soon in the near future may come across the same
The first rhetorical device O’Brien employs is imagery. He vividly explains how he believes his courage could be built up in a “reservoir” of courage. Although, when he receives his draft, instead of feeling courageous he feels “the blood go thick” behind his eyes because he cannot believe he is being drafted for war. O’Brien describes the “silent howl” in his head, which allows one to imagine the dread of being drafted to war. O’Brien believes that he is “too good, too smart, too compassionate, too everything” and should not be drafted to the war, especially the “wrong war.” The rage in his stomach “burned down to a smoldering self-pity.” O’Brien’s imagery allows the reader to enter the mind of someone who has just received a draft notice and imagine the thoughts that would be going through their head.
He pointed out that the war was a waste, and they were only there for their country, not for the unnecessary killing and also that fighting and killing is mentally tolling. He captures all of this when he writes one of last lines, “War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste. Combat leaves and indelible mark on those who are focused to endure it. The only redeeming factors were my comrades’ incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive.
English; period 4All Quiet on the Western FrontIn the film, "All Quiet on the Western Front" directed by Lewis Milestone, it shows how the war has many brutal affects and it isn't worth fighting for your country and in the end dying, not a hero but as a forgotten angel. In the beginning of the film, the young men are being talked into going to war by a professor. The men are, at first, unsure of going to war but the professor feeds them lies about how war makes you a hero because you fight for your country. But throughout the movie each one of these men dies; and as they die, they are no longer remembered just forgotten; their bodies lying in the middle of nowhere. At one point in the movie, as Paul comes across a French man he gets frightened and he cowardly stabs him.
It is impossible to go through life without trust..." This quote doesn't apply to All Quiet on the Western Front because the main character Paul Baumer and his friends trusted their teacher Kantorek and went to fight in the World War. They all eventually died in this war and the war also shortened their lives greatly. They trusted Kantorek thinking the war would be amazing and they would be doing a great service for their country. However the complete opposite happened. They hated the war and lost their lives.
These feeling are expressed in the story about Rat Kiley's letter, with which the chapter is started - with his feelings of grief about loss and final «cooze», because he was not written back and he could not cope with his loss. His pain is shown in the shoking story of shooting baby buffalo. However, all these stories might have never happened, the soldiers were fighting the war and facing blood, troops and losses, struggling because of their youth and immaturity, fear that cannot be ignored about war. This terrible experience of war is the only truth that author wants to make the readers understand in his
During the story it also describes their attempts to converse with an A&W employee, but no one will offer them consolation. O’Brien himself realizes that if he didn’t have writing to work through his trauma, he might be in wretched into a place as Bowker. Both stories also talk about the tragedy of the deaths that were occurring. In The Things They Carried Kiowa was an loved member of the alpha company and O’Brien friend. Although O’Brien is unclear about whether or not he actually threw a grenade and killed a man outside My Khe, his memory of the man’s corpse is strong and recurring, symbolizing humanity’s guilt over war’s horrible acts.
You were there—you can tell it” (O’Brien, 151). The fact that Bowker chooses Kiowa’s death in the field, over all of the other deaths that he had witnessed, shows that Kiowa’s death particularly scarred him. This is evident by the fact that although Bowker wants to talk about what he witnessed and what actions he performed in the war, he cannot because his emotional scars overbear his ability to explain his physical scars. Bowker also shows his shame after asking that O’Brien keeps him