The mundane, strident battles sunk the soldiers into depression and forced them into a submissive hopelessness. This pushed the soldiers towards precarious combat situations and dampened their ability to utilize reason over savagery in combat. The lies and ambiguity of those in command and the psychological toll of the war forced the soldiers into indefensible situations and broke down their moral judgment. “A man saw the heights and depths of human behavior in Vietnam, all manner of violence and horrors…” (Caputo 4) that disrupted and destructed a soldier’s ambitious notions of war with which th... ... middle of paper ... ... war to the falsifications of the commanders, the soldiers are backed into a corner where their submission wreaks havoc on their mental state. Psychologically, the soldiers are devastated by the Vietnam War Theater.
Okonkwo kills the christian messenger out of anger and fear towards the church. He acts impulsively because he is afraid being made to look weak like he was the last time he stood up to the Christians. After Okonkwo murders this man he finally reaches the conclusion that he is alone in his war like thoughts. In Okonkwo’s eyes Umuofia has become weak and he can not stand that thought. His fear and weaknesses that have been
Stanhope is one of the main characters that we see having to deal with fear the most. He is the one who is struggling, as we see him permanently stressed and worn out. As the company commander, he has to deal with many problems that are forced upon him, until he becomes troubled himself. These proble... ... middle of paper ... ...ghout the play, we see them mainly using displacement tactics as their way of hiding from the truth. They try as hard as possible to be in full denial of their surroundings.
Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried” epitomizes the degradation of morals that war produces. This interpretation is personified in the characters who gradually blur the line dividing right and wrong as the motives for war itself become unclear. The morality of soldiers and the purpose of war are tied also to the truth the soldiers must tell themselves in order to participate in the gruesome and random killing which is falsely justified by the U.S government. The lack of purpose in the Vietnam War permanently altered the soldier’s perspective of how to react to situations and in most cases they turned to violence to express their frustration. The men’s mission was plainly described by O’Brien, stating “If you weren’t humping, you were waiting…It was boredom with a twist, the kind of boredom that causes stomach disorders.” (O’Brien, 34).
Jekyll hid away due to his fear of being found out. When Jekyll “was seized again with those indescribable sensation that heralded then change”, he went to “shelter” in his “cabinet” before he was “raging and freezing with the passions of Hyde” (64). For he was scared for the punishment he would receive if he was found out. Such as blackmail, losing standing in his community, while also receiving life imprisonment or death from the state. With this going on and his good friend Mr. Utterson trying to find out why he was gone, Jekyll was always stressed.
It tells them how the enemy will hurt them and their families. It is also an example of a climax. Richard builds up to the things that matter to his men the most, so that they start to feel more and more angered by Richmond’s men. The king does not encourage his men with support and praise; alternatively, he uses intimidation and fear as a form of motivation. As well, Richard builds on their sense of inclusion, by using words such as ‘we’ and ‘our’ when referring to his own team, making his men feel possessive as if they one united force, all fighting for a noble cause, when in reality; Richard is just using them for his own
Secondly, Ender’s emotions give away as he faces the obstacle of “overcoming” the game, thus only resulting in his anger being released. Ender grew tired of the complaining as he shouted, “Ender slammed his ope... ... middle of paper ... ... his entire journey was to prepare for this war however, as he was outnumbered this caused him to use destruction as his only source of hope due to the fact that any other option would result in a disastrous toll upon Ender’s army. In conclusion, when Ender is put in tight scenarios where he has very few options to choose from, it results with his emotions being expressed in a violent form. As a result, Ender’s mental state is affected by the violent actions taken upon Ender by showing the effect it has on the mind and how it effects one another. The effects upon Ender’s physical state results with him choosing to use violent acts in order to avoid the harm that is brought upon physical combat.
The fear of not knowing is probably the worst fear of all. Tim evinces his fears about the war, unknown, and isolation throughout the book. However one of his biggest fears in my opinion is knowing that there will be future wars and there will be people like him who will oppose the war but they will succumb to society just as he did. His sole purpose for writing this book was to persuade people not to make the same mistakes he made. The fears he portrays in the book are the fears he has lived through from actual experiences and these fears are what lead many off the cliff of sanity.
In this case, Jack’s fear of not being leader originally starts to affect him, but it gradually starts to affect Ralph, and the rest of the boys. Ralph’s fear of survival brings out his inner savageness and an innocent life is taken away. Lastly, the boys’ fear of the beast causes them to feel so unsafe and uncertain that they are willing to do anything. As a result of the boys being consumed by these fears, it becomes the most destructive force on the island. When it comes to Jack’s fear of not being chief, it brings out the worst in him and it has an effect on others.
The quote expresses that Gene’s avowal saddens Finny even more than his physical injury. Finny is irate because after displaying only kindness to Gene, he received an afflictive detriment in return. After this feud, tension and uneasiness between the boys increases, and Gene is overtaken by an uncomfortable coat of guilt. This event exhibited how Gene’s jealousy of his considerate companion led to a serious action which not only greatly influenced their friendship, but also damaged Finny’s health and life. After Gene’s confession, the boy’s friendship was nearly broken because of the presence of envy ... ... middle of paper ... ...couldn’t handle the pressure of “courtroom”.