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.
There is certainly one thing you DO NOT want and that is hesitation to kill when you are called upon. If you are a solider and you have trouble making that distinction you will not be a solider for very long because you probably died in the first battle. Originally riddled with indecision, eventually replaced with bullets because of it. Part of a soldiers training is psychological conditioning, in which you are trained to hate the faceless enemy of your country, race, nation, origin, or religion. Is that hate justifiable?
The absence of morality in war can change a man to mimic the war itself, and in the current wars America is involved in, the same disillusionment is occurring. People both at home and involved in the war are losing their sense of patriotism because they cannot back a war they do not truly understand. When reading O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”, readers should take a way an understanding that war without purpose does nothing but ruin the credibility of the country as well as the mental stability of all of those involved. Work Cited O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: a Work of Fiction.
O’Brien relays to the readers the truth of the Vietnam War through the graphic descriptions of the man that he killed. After killing the man O’Brien was supposed to feel relief, even victory, but instead he feels grief of killing a man that was not what he had expected. O’Brien is supposed to be the winner, but ends up feeling like the loser. Ironically, the moral or lesson in The Things They Carried is that there is no morality in war. War is vague and illogical because it forces humans into extreme situations that have no obvious solutions.
Any attempt at telling the truth would, in fact, trivialize its reality. However, ... ... middle of paper ... ...e body suddenly convulses, then becomes limp, and collapses” (page 216). He feels the responsibility to be the one to tell this man’s wife how he died and why he died. Paul realizes that it was completely wrong and that the government had played with his mind making him think that the idea of killing at war was good. He also sees that if the situation was different, that all of them could be friends instead of enemies.
Caesar’s pride and blindness to the omens e... ... middle of paper ... ... will” (207). Not only dose Brutus fear this supernatural occurrence but actually killing himself is something he wants to do more than he ever wanted to kill Caesar. Death will be Brutus's penance for his most grievous deed. Not only was Caesar himself given plenty of warning concerning his untimely end, but other characters were given similar omens. Many of the characters do not want to interpret omens that do not suit what they are doing.
The policy will prevent from any one filling like the victims love ones felt when they heard that the person that they love their whole live was gone. Because a person, had a bad day, lost their job, or just a person who had mental issues bought a gun legally and used it to attack innocent people including your love one. Works Cited Green, Matthew A. "Are States With Tough Gun Laws Actually Safe?" The Lowdown RSS.
Jimmy had been acting more passively about the war before Lavender was killed, but after he was shot Lieutenant Cross's power over the town and his men made him take them into the village to destroy it when he would not have normally. The destruction of the village does not bring Lavender back or even make Cross feel better, but it shows how death can alter behavior with power. Guilt can cause people to change actions or thoughts very rapidly. It does this because guilt makes the person regret how they ignored their values or ideals and the change comes from wanting to not repeat the misjudgment of their actions. The involved changes to relieve guilt are modifications... ... middle of paper ... ... men's actions did not seem cruel to them; it was just their way of battling against fear.
Lesson 9 in order to do good, you may have to engage in evil. McNamaras says: “How much evil must we do in order to do good.” When any country goes to war, they are aware that the result of this is going to be the waste of many human lives, especially from the soldiers who have to fight for their country. They have to killed in order to survive, and sometimes just because they are following the orders of his commanders, sometimes they also have to sacrifice the lives of civilians because of their lack of discrimination. (insert something from the video) However, they may killed in order to liberate the Iraq people from the oppression of Saddam, but mostly to protect their country from a destruction due to the big treat of bean exposed to a nuclear bomb
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.