7. The effect of the collapsing time in the final paragraph is that it had really emphasized his terror of remembering the war because even though the war was a huge impact part of his life O’Brien fears the memories of it. The rhetorical effect of this irony is that he spent so much thought over going or not going to war that the memories of the war was given no details whatsoever. It was almost not considered as important as the decision. 8.
Throughout the Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln has different methods up his sleeve to endeavor and grab the audience so they may bury the hatchet and agree on his point of view. In the beginning of the Second Inaugural Speech, Lincoln speaks about how the war started in a clever way which both North and South are to be blame. This makes the audience feel remorseful because they know that there could have been a way or chance to avoid America’s bloodiest war. Lincoln stated “All dreaded it, all sought to avert it,” he goes on to say that insurgents sought to avoid it by negotiations. “Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.” In those quotes, Lincoln doesn’t clarify which region of the nation wanted war and which one accepted it, also who wanted to make the negotiations.
In the novel Triage written by Scott Anderson, both Ahmet Talzani and Joaquin Morales seem to embody a fatalistic view of life, one in which reasons have to be created. Triage is ultimately a novel where there is a lack of hope. After Marks incident in Kurdistan we are instantly made to feel like the worst is yet to come with the use of strong and colourful language. Hope is distinguished when the whereabouts of Colin is unknown, and throughout Marks recovery there are constantly reminders that Mark will most likely never recover. Anderson shows that war has a damning effect on war journalists as well as soldiers, and that their loved ones and families are also heavily affected.
There is no doubt that his personal experiences and observations enabled him to express the ugliness of the war to those who may have no idea otherwise. In his poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Owen depicts an event during the war through his eyes. The poem allows readers to grasp the horror that took place, but also provides insight into Owen’s mind. No poet has ever captured the ills of war in such chilling truth before Owen had. He opened the door to what few people imagined could be depicted by tapping into his horrific memories, but questions of his allegiance to his country arise when taking a deeper look into the life and works of Owen.
Multiple times through out the book Johnny admits that he would like to die, and goes on to describe his frustrations about his lack of ability to do so. He feels pointless, worthless, and disgusting, but later in the book he is content on showing the world what war really is; to let every man who was ever drafted and will ever be drafted know what he is really getting in to.
“It was my view then, and still is, that you don’t make war without knowing why”. (pg. 71) Since day one, Tim has taken a stand against the war; he believed that you shouldn’t start a war without knowing what the real issues are. When Tim is originally notified of his draft, he is emotional, scared and angry. A million thoughts were going through his head all at once.
The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was considered by the U.S. a part of their containment policy and to be a way to prevent the communist takeover of South Vietnam. U.S. involvement grew over the years due to the military draft. Many people opposed the war during the peace movement and some even took to the streets in protests of their opinions. There were basically two viewpoints that began to evolve during this time. One group of people felt that there were good ideas for getting involved in the conflict, however they thought it would be a useless battle with too much burden on the economy.
Chapter 4, pg. 52. This quote is interesting because he wanted to go to war because he didn’t want to feel shame but in reality the citizens of the U.S made him and the rest of the soldiers feel shameful for going into the war. Tim O’Brien uses satire in this quote to show how this one character felt about this
Sebastian Laszcz English III Pd.3 December 15, 2011 600 words Who is the government really looking out for? According to an article from pewresearch.org, the proportion of people that initially said that the decision to go to war was wrong has risen since 2007. Also, war can show how disconnected the government is with society because they never want to tell society what is really happening. All we know is that we have men and women risking there lives for God knows what reason, just because the government thinks that there is an actual issue to have a war over. This is just one reason why the government is disconnected from society today.
He cried on the boat, felt embarrassed, guilty, and pressed. He felt sad because “Canada had become a pitiful fantasy” and he would not do what he should do. He would stay with his hometown, his country, his life. He realized that it is his fate to fight in Vietnam War, he didn’t want to lose the respect from his parents and friends; there is no way he can ignore that. Finally, he chose to go to the war, he said “I would go to the war—I would kill and maybe die—because I was embarrassed not to.” His conscience took over his intellect; he chose to fight, to take over his duty.