Analysis The author lists the objects the soldiers carried to represent the emotional burdens the soldiers bear. One is the necessity for the soldiers to face the tension between fantasy and reality. These emotional burdens are intensified by their young age and experience; they no perspective on how to rationalize killing someone or witnessing their comrade’s death. One major effect the war has had on these soldiers is turning them cynical or gloomy. In the story “Love,” O’ Brien’s tells the story of the reunion of Martha and Cross; this is a reference to the fallout of Vietnam.
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.
I don’t think that we’ll ever go back.” (Pg.86-87, Remarque)Kropp convinces himself that war does change a man after they come from battle. Nothing feels the same no more after coming back home and all you do and think about is regretting the things you did in your past. Paul even finds himself a different man after this war. “Speak to me- take me up- take me, Life of my Youth- you are care free, beautiful-receive me again- I wait, I wait. Images float through my mind, but they do not grip me, they are mere shadows and memories.
Nobody likes the war and nobody wants to fight but for some reason the world had a problem and it needed to be fixed. The war has its positives but there are a lot more negatives such as, the draft, people leaving their family, death, etc... The point that rash tries to prove about the war in this essay, is when the farmer talks about losing his own boy in the war. “He fought for Mr. Lincoln do he?” the boy asked “not no more” the farmer replies. Whether the farmer is an antagonist or protagonist in this story, Rash still portrays him to be sad and pissed that his son died in the
Later, they noticed that they both could not stand with their own sphere life. April was no longer want to act as a housewife to provide a restorative home for his husband that a job was not recognized, while Frank found dull to be a salesman, a job that his father have been devoted the whole life into. They started to feel being trapped in the suburban life on Revolutionary Road. In 1950’s, a home always represents a place to escape the unwanted life in the work place. The workplace was a place of competition and the home was a place of warmth and peace.
Although Henry has learned to like his surroundings, he is cut off from the traditional values of home and family. In My Antonia even though Antonia learned the ways of American people and enjoyed hanging out with Jim, she dearly missed her country and wanted to go back. She told Jim time to time about her country and described him all the places as if she never left the place. Hemingway’s “hero” Fredrick Henry tries to enjoy and only remember the good part about the war and tries not to worry about the bad parts. Only to remember the good part but not the bad parts (McConnell 3).
Another example of how Bruno was avoiding thinking about what was happening around him was when he said, “I expect we’ll have to wait here till it eases off and then I’ll get to go home” (Boyne, page 212). He was ignoring the reality, the facts, instead he is thinking ahead, about going home. This book has definitely showed me, we need to be more aware of the circumstances we are in. Innocence leads to tragedy. Before I read your book I often thought of the cruelty of the WWII and I could hardly imagined the world with people not protesting
After returning home, he admits that he doesn’t care about anyone, not even his family, his friends or his himself. Like his father, Tim Kahlor said: “He came back a stranger to me”, it tells a lot about how much Ryan had changed in Iraq and because of the stress disorder. Both Ryan’s parents, Tim and Laura Kahlor blame the war for their son’s psychological and physical
. Charles did not find this funny at all, because he knew if he did the same thing, his mother probably would punish him. In this story Charles have a brother call GL, a brother who always get the attention of his mother the attention that Charles never had. In this story the hero’s journey is not finished, because Charles refuse to return, he refuse to make everything like it was before he left home, even if his mother try to make him understand, “you’re about thirty years too late, Mama” after this words Charles go to his bedroom, but this time Charles was different, now he was self confident and secure about himself, he was relief of all his hiding feelings, now Charles was a different person. Not tell to the people we love the things that we have inside can in the long
I was always getting into more trouble and not doing anything I was supposed to. November 16, 2011 the minute my step mom told me he had passed away, that was it! That was the moment I changed my ways. The passing of Samuel Joseph changed my life. I didn’t care about anyone or anything; all I cared about was hanging out with my friends and having fun.