The second situation is when the ri... ... middle of paper ... ...apons, a person may feel that they chemical weapons are immoral. In times of war morals are put the test not only on personal levels, but for countries as a whole. Decisions have to be made that may go against what an individual believes for the better of a country as a whole. Although soldiers may believe one way, they will not be able to express that belief unless it coincides with the belief of their country. All decisions will be made without consent of the soldiers, and regardless of what the solders personally believe, the missions will be carried out and the morals of individuals will be disregarded.
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?
Outcomes are nearly impossible to predict, they argue, and in the heat of war, leaders often overstate their chances of losing. If true, this would mean that we could never make the killing of children in war permissible, either because we cannot argue that it was absolutely necessary to kill them or because there might have been an alternate, unknown course of action that would have make the killing of children unnecessary. While this objection is largely true, there are some consequences that we can know, especially at the level of individual soldiers and units where the decision to kill innocent people is often made. A soldier can be confident that his accidental killing of a child while raiding a house in which known, aggressive terrorists live is permissible because the soldier can see that they also killed the terrorists during the raid. Conclusion
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.
Not all people have the strength to serve their country through military service or disciplined enough to be successfully obedient. Also without either of those qualities the zero fail policy is forfeit and that puts our country at risk. To be productive in the military you must be motivated by your own means to fully serve your cou... ... middle of paper ... ...over mandatory military service is not a productive choice. When you send your loved ones off to the military they never come back, the returning person will be different in ways or gone all together. Things that you had before are likely to be gone or changed so severely that it’s foreign to you.
A Homeric warrior would be greatly shamed if he were to turn his back on a battle or confrontation even if he is certain that if he fights, he will die. To you and I, this seems ridiculous and outright offensive to common sense and logic but such thoughts didn’t exist in those days, it was all about glory, it was all about respect. If you ran from battle you might as well keep running because you will be looked upon as a failure, as a scab, as an embarrassment to the native land and your family. You could be disowned, you could be exiled, or you can even be killed. It’s unfortunate in fact that such high standards were placed of the hero’s in this poem.