His father and mother does not agree with this, but as the conflict continues, his father signs the contract. Dieter who is in the Hitler Youth, he starts practicing to prove his toughness for his leader Hans Keller. When Spence goes to boot camp, he meets a man called Ted Draney, who becomes his best friend. Teds wants to quit but if Spence quits he is afraid to be called a coward. After three day at the boot camp half of the recruits had already quitted, The rest gets sent to a camp, which is much harder.
Many people argue that polls state that most of the U.S. opposes the war this obviously cannot be true because after all Bush was elected our president by a majority of the American people. In conclusion, the Iraq war is not a pointless battle that the U.S. continues to fight each day. The country has motives to fight and those will continue to be carried out despite what the media as well as anti-war individuals persist to believe. Only the people who have been in the war can give a good aspect of the war. The battle for security has only made the country feel much safer.
Paul on the other hand was convinced by his friends to join the army as their school teacher encouraged them that “dying for their country was the greatest honor” (scene in the school at the beginning of the movie). This mindset was put into these young schoolboy’s heads as they headed off to the front. Both the book and the movie give an extremely realistic idea of what war was like. They showed how terrifying, bloody, and chaotic battle was. They did not know what they were getting themselves into before they had their first battle, “On the way to Washington his spirit had soared.
He and his classmates charge fresh out of high school into military service, hounded by the nationalist ranting of a feverish schoolmaster, Kantorek. Though not all of them want to enlist, they do so in order to save face. Their first stop is boot camp, where life is still laughter and games. “Where are all the medals?” asks one. “Just wait a month and I’ll have them,” comes the boisterous response.
They look for little boys who play unsupervised. The Klan believes that these boys are potential members of the Klan because their parents do not care enough to watch them play. The child is probably growing up in a dysfunctional family that gives him little attention and when he is older he will cling to the Klan because membership in this group will provide him with a strong family structure that his ... ... middle of paper ... ...eir new and young members that the different people are bad and all kinds of things. These lessons, which new members of these hate groups are learning, are wrong because they provoke the anger on its members and therefore the members commit hate crimes against those they hate for being different. That is why not only Blacks, Homosexuals, Asians and Hispanics, but also white people think that these hate groups should be banned so they can not commit crimes anymore.
Clay also was viewed as a kid obsessed with boxing. Clay got bigger and stronger as his talents grew. Sometimes, to keep in shape, Clay would race the city buses to school. Bettie Johnson, a school counselor said “Clay wasn’t a good student, and if he had not been a boxer, he would not have stood out in any way but he went to school like he was supposed to.” Clay never had any problems with his attitude in school, but as a senior he wrote a paper about Black Muslims. Clay’s paper was controversial because his teacher was a conforming Christian and his ideas about separatism and blacks being super-assertive scared her.
This makes us wonder how can we understand the outcome of WWI through the nature of the war itself, and anybody involved in it. By observing the expectation of the war at it’s beginning, how technology and tactics change, how emotions toward the war change, and how peace is created, we can understand this During WW1, the military as well as the soldiers brought their views of the war into their lives which affected both them and the civilians who didnt understand them. Around the beginning of the war everyone thought they will win the war and that it was going to be short with not too many casualties being lost. The civilian population however knew that they were going to be affected even if they didnt participate in the war itself. The civilians which consisted mostly of women and children, were influenced by the government to support the cause and help by everyhting that helped the country besided actually fighting in the war.
Influence of the War on Characters Historical events can play an important role in a person's life. In A Separate Peace, the whole atmosphere at the Devon School changed as World War II progressed. The boys either eagerly awaited the draft, enlisted in the area of war they wanted, or did not want to go at all. The students at the school created new activities for enjoyment since the customary past times could not be played due to a lack of materials. When a friend "returns" from the war, the boys at Devon got a real sense of what the war was like.
Parents targeted the music as main cause and prohibited their children from watching certain videos and listening to some songs mostly because they believed these songs were too suggestive and would corrupt the teenage mind. Before the World War II, teenagers were forced to take life seriously. According to Medovi in his article “Bad boys: Masculinity, oppositional discourse, and American youth culture in the 1950’s” males were either expected to serve the army or find a job in order ... ... middle of paper ... ...ll has numerous groups of fans and continuous to grow non-stop, affecting millions of people. Even without rock and roll, these sociological shifts would have happened (Glenn 106). Youth began to seek out values and a culture of their own while simultaneously rejecting their parents’ values and ideologies.
In an effort to combat these restrictions, many college students became active in social causes that promoted free speech, student input in the curriculum, and an end to outdated social restrictions. Many of the students that became involved in the antiwar or peace movements were morally opposed to all war, while other participants in the protests simply did not want to fight in a foreign civil war that they believed did not involve them or their country and its resources and forces and disliked that it was diverting funds and attentions away from issues within the US. In October of 1965 the monthly draft numbers were increased dramatically from 3 000 per month to 33 000 a month and this brought about the first protests. Some lucky men had the necessary ‘pull’ to be able to ‘draft-dodge’ but that wasn’t a luxury the average working class men had available to them. Tearing up or burning your draft paper then became a common occurrence and it was seen to be the first protest against the Vietnam War.