Again it shows the confusion of the war that has taken away Billy’s sense and strip away who Billy is. Throughout the novel Vonnecut tries condemn war by showing the absurdity and stupidity though black humor. But at same time he knows it won’t do too much as he said that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as
Zain Saleemuddin Mrs. Wyeth English 2- PAP, A1 1/7/13 “The Lives of the Dead” by Tim O’Brien Plot Summary It has been O’Brien’s 4th day in war at a village near the South China Sea. His platoon was taking sniper fire so Lieutenant Jimmy Cross called in an airstrike watching the village burn. The soldiers gathered around a dead old man and were shaking its hand. Dave Jensen tried to get O’Brien to do the same thing but he refused because he was scared. Kiowa thought his action was impressive and complimenting him of having guts to say no.
A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier In the book, A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier, Joseph Plumb Martin describes his point of view as a soldier in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He talks about all the hardships he and his comrades had to endure during this time, the suffering, the emotional and physical toll it took on the soldiers. Fatigue, Hunger, and Cold were the constant companions of Joseph Plumb Martin, the rest of the Continental Army, and the British forces. These companions were detrimental to the soldiers and killed a percentage of the soldiers. Everyone was accustomed to hearing from the prestigious leaders, and Martin wanted to give another perspective.
Wade Berrigan 5-26-07 The Moral Ambiguity of War In the novel Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Meyers, shows us many examples of soldiers struggling between making morale choices or staying alive. New soldiers look at other soldiers who have been in the war for a while as if they are sick soulless creatures killing everything in their way. Later we find these same characters that are doing the questioning doing the same thing. For example Perry wonders to himself how someone can die in front of them and no one remember it the following day. This shows his morals are still intact.
It is known has the public sepulcher in the city. Though, not all the fallen men were able to return to the city for a funeral. A person with wisdom and eminent reputation is chosen by the state to give an appropriate panegyric; after which all retire. This is given so they too have some type of funeral for them. This is done throughout the war for this occasion to honor the men that have fallen and cannot return.
Millions of people are involved in armed conflicts in the world today. Many of these conflicts occur in highly populated, poorer nations, which contain unique biodiversity. War destroys homes and infrastructures, while creating social problems and the displacement of people. Still, people are losing their friends, families, lovers. I know I do not feel loneliness like those people who send their families or lovers to war and lose their kids; I know I do not have the right to say it is just a war; I know that I have no right to feel
Many veterans have developed cancer and other illnesses due to the poisonous toxins in which they were open to during the war. The stories of disturbed, sick and mentally ill veterans, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and continuing to suffer from their time in Vietnam suggest that this was almost a universal experience. It wasn’t. Although Many Vietnam veterans suffered catastrophic experiences and developed various illnesses from their experience many veterans simply returned to Australia and settled back into the routines and habits of civilian life. For every veteran who remains haunted by the experience of Vietnam, there are another group who have left it behind.
We cant forget the me that died here. By giving their lives these soldiers that increased our loyalty to this war, and insured that fact the the north will never give up. Because if we give up now then these men will have died for nothing and we will loose our freedom anf the freedom of this country “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” The nation will be born again and this time it will be free for ever and ever and ever and evevr and ever
The impact of the My Lai Massacre Starting on Sunday 16th March 1968, the My Lai massacre did not last long but the impacts of it are still present today. The massacre was a brutal representation of the US army and the Vietnam War in which they were involved. All in all between 347 and 504 men, women, and children died because of the events in My Lai. My Lai impacted a vast amount of people whether it was socially, politically, or militarily. I believe that the main impact of the My Lai massacre was that on the US.
Dr. Martin Luther King, On War... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against the injustices heaped upon people of Africa descent, the poor, and those without voices in his day. In this current atmosphere of war hysteria, it is most appropriate that we re-look at his comments about Vietnam and why he was most opposed to that war. We think his comments are just as if not more appropriate in this country’s build up of its war machine against Iraq. For Dr. King, his conscience provided no other alternative but to oppose the war. He acknowledged that trying to rationalize, identify a scapegoat, create invisible boogeymen, all lead us to what he “ psychological cataracts ” which has that blinded us from the truth.