Finny realized that the injury to his leg was not going to be temporary but permanent in many ways. This injury prevented him from enlisting in the army. Finny was in denial about the war all the way up to the point in the novel when he saw that Lepper really had gone crazy. Finny believed that there was really a war from that point on because his theory was; it takes a war to make a man crazy. Gene had many aspects of the war to deal with in addition to his emotional stress.
He isn't sure if he will run or not, and he is scared that he might. He doesn't want to look like a fool and run, but he is also scared of getting killed. Even though Henry never expressed his fears to Tom Wilson or Jim Conklin the audience could tell by the expressions on his face that he was scared. While he was writing a letter to his parents he writes about how he is going to fight for the first time and he wants to make the proud. After Henry runs away from the first battle he feels embarrassed because he didn't have a wound.
There is a popular picture of a draft protests sign displaying the words “hell no, we won’t go.” I do believe Americans should have a right to choose to go to war or not. Many young men lost their life fighting a battle they didn’t even have faith in. Many soldiers endured personal hardships, loss of income, and leaving family behind. Most of drafted soldiers complied with the draft and served; however, many middle to high-class young men found ways to avoid combat.
Further more, it just goes to show that soldiers not only carry physical things like guns, food or good luck charms. They can carry the emotions that come with war such as: being away from home, being forced into war and not knowing if they will make it back alive. The soldiers also carry the changes of war. They were sent off young and innocent only to come back completely different, just like the case of Mary Anne. War is more then just a battle between waring nations, it's a psychological battle.
When times got tough after the war he also turned to death as an escape. He felt that it was the easy way out, and that it was the only way to ease the pain and forgot about his tragic experiences. Billy shows no regard fo... ... middle of paper ... ...edies it brings has taken many lives, some innocent and some guilty. The experiences these men go through are ones that a human being should not have to go through. It is the destiny of the human race to continue too fight and engage in wars and until that ends we will lose millions of soldiers past and present to war, maybe not directly but the memories and images they experience will.
The trials and tribulations the soldiers faced at home were far worse than any battle they fought while in Vietnam. No one seemed to fully understand what these men had went through. They came home looking for love and comfort; little did they know that they had not yet experienced the worst of the war. A numerous amount of people were for the war, but the reality was, many were against it. " During 1967 public support for the war dropped sharply.
Different Reactions in the USA to Vietnam At the start of the Vietnam war, the opinion of the war was in favour of the Americans. This was mostly because of the hatred of communism, the glorification of the war, fear of the domino theory, which America thought would happen if they didn’t intervene, and the young men wanted to go to war and be heroes, without realising the horrific reality of the war. But towards the end of the 60’s the calls for an end to the war were becoming more frequent and peace protests were occurring due to the loses of so many soldiers who were mostly young men. The opinions of the war were changing. The influence of the media was a problem because at the start of the war, they were reporting and talking about how communism was the enemy, but as it went on the media started to spread the message that there were things going on that were in the wrong.
Paul cannot even give a straight answer to his own father about his dad’s inquiries about war. Paul’s dad does not understand that people who have been in the war can in no way truly express the horrible things that that have seen and experienced. Nor can Paul fit in with the society who does not understand him. Paul and so many others were brought into the war so young that they know of nothing else other than war. Paul held these views on society as he said, “We will be superfluous even to ourselves, we will grow older, a few will adapt themselves, some others will merely submit, and most will be bewildered;-the years will pass by and in the end we shall fall in to ruin.
Looking at pictures of war is like l... ... middle of paper ... ...at can come from war. War is seen as a last resource because of all the physical and mental damage it causes. In the story “Half of a Yellow Sun” war was seen as a way to gain the respect of a nation, but as the story progressed the family became affected, and the war that was supposed to benefit did nothing but badly affect them. In the blog Military Blog the main character saw war as a way of defending is nations pride along with protecting his family, but his continuing struggles with his actions kept him from being comfortable with his actions. In the article "Regarding the torture of others", Sontag saw the war as being a process that was not wrong but that was turned upside down because of the immoral actions of the soldiers.
With the kind of friends my father had, he knew that things would not end up well. This allowed my father to see more clearly in what kind of place we were living. He witnessed many misfortunes of his friends and worried that his children would never have a good future, if they decided to stay. Fearing the worst, my parents came to the conclusion of leaving the country. Two of my brothers were about to be old enough to serve in the army, but my parents did not want them to go.