They thought that stopping the Vietnamese would be the correct and easy thing to do, but they were wrong. Others did not support the war because they did not want to fight. They did not want the USA to be involved with something that was not their business. Wars meant death and they did not want this to happen to their fellow Americans. These reactions were caused by different events in history.
“Thus the Klanspeople have built a life upon their fear along with all of the others who are not in the Klan but who hold onto racist practices because of their fear of what will be lost if change comes into their lives” (Meeks). People in general tend to not handle change very well; they are steadfast in their ways. While racism is generally frowned upon, it persists because people are afraid of the world working any differently than it is already. “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate.
To make it even more difficult for the soldiers, their “information was based on faulty intelligence”. Võ Nguyên Giáp, a northern Vietnamese general, believed that the US and the southern Vietnamese had an unstable relationship. He hoped that through the Tet Offensive the US would believe they were no longer worth defending. Fighting was done using guerrilla warfare which blurred the lines of legitimate and illegitimate killings and this had effect of bringing peoples morales down. Support for the war had always been split but this battle caused even the government to reconsider their involvement.
Robert Jordan had planned to not be involved in battle because of his religious morals but after arriving he realized that his plans could not be a reality. In For Gates 2 Whom The Bell Tolls “The killing is necessary, I know, but still the doing of it is very bad for a man…” (Hemingway). Robert Jordan and m... ... middle of paper ... ...tracks pretzeling of snipers taking out troops that stumble into their sights.”(Stephan) The author makes direct comparisons to For Whom the Bell Tolls and explains how “...that image has...shaped modern day impressions” on war. Wilkinson blames Hemingway and other authors for putting this point of view into readers’ minds about war. It states that people only thing this way because of the books and that real war is not as exciting as it seems.
will continue to exist after they pass. That being said, not everyone shares these opinions and for some the idea of death can be frightening. Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise examines this fear through Jack Gladney and several other characters. While the novel does not offer any answers, it does stimulate thought regarding death in modern society and how it should be handled. Although many of the characters try to do things such as ignore or embrace their fear in order to get it off their minds, Jack cannot shake his angst, all of which mirroring the various reactions people in today’s society have regarding death.
They obviously did not like having their rights taken away. Why else would they go to war to be free from tyrant who controlled what they could do or not do? They believed so strongly in the rights we take for granted. Would you go to war for these rights like they did? Without the second amendment we have now we would not be able to fight a suppressive government.
Furthermore, the lack of logic in the matter makes him confused about going to war. That’s why, he does not understand why he was sent to fight a war for which causes and effects were uncertain. The author continues by saying, “I was too good for... ... middle of paper ... ...hermore, going to war was an act of cowardice. He had to put aside his morals and principles and fight a war he did not believe in. Overall, the author showed us the courageous and coward s acts of O’Brien the character.
This would greatly weaken him and his army both, and they would most likely lose to the enemy. Another weakness that resulted from this love is shown when he says, “Right then, he thought, he should’ve done something brave. He should’ve carried her ... ... middle of paper ... ...ghts and memories with Martha. However, his current denial to accept and face reality is what is causing him to be bullied by his emotions, which is making him weaker. This will make him both physically and mentally weak; he will no longer be concentrated on the real world, and he will be constantly worrying about whether or not Martha really loved him.
The only way not to go to war was to flee the country so the draft council could not find him. He had a moral split. “I feared the war, yes, but I also feared exile” (44). This quote is so true in young adults, not only then, but also now. Peer pressure, the thought of being embarrassed if we do not do something, pushes many young adults to do things they do not want to such as pushing Tim O’Brien to enter the draft.
The writers are trying to achieve the views of the officers; they never actually saw mental ill health as serious as it was. They kept sending men back to war whether they had recovered or not. In the first chapter of 'Regeneration' we learn of the 'soldier's declaration' written by Sassoon. "I believe the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it". To other men in war this would be seen as "wrong and wimpish" because men weren't expected to do that, if you went to war you weren't seen as a coward.