The writers are trying to achieve the views of the officers; they never actually saw mental ill health as serious as it was. They kept sending men back to war whether they had recovered or not. In the first chapter of 'Regeneration' we learn of the 'soldier's declaration' written by Sassoon. "I believe the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it". To other men in war this would be seen as "wrong and wimpish" because men weren't expected to do that, if you went to war you weren't seen as a coward.
Learning your brother has passed is sad but watching him be murdered is the most traumatic thing a young boy could be put through. Sam had been accused of cattle theft, but it was his own cattle. Tim tried to explain to general Putnam but he refused to listen saying that the execution would show soldiers that they will be punished for their actions and might save civilians lives. They went on with the execution and “shot him so close that his clothes were on fire.he went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again.then he stopped jerking”(208). The patriots killed on of their own to save others.
My brother Sam is dead The story of “My brother sam is dead” is set in Colonial America.It is set in the year 1775 in Redding, Connecticut where the story follows the main character Tim and his family going through the revolutionary war. Tim doesn’t really pay attention to all the politics and war, but his family does. His father especially is a Great Britian loyalist. The story’s first big event happens (page 13) when Tim’s brother Sam comes back from Yale. The Family is eating dinner on Sam’s first day back when he breaks the news.
To kill a king would mean violating his internal conviction against committing crimes that might harm the hierarchical order of a state's government (Scott 56). This is one of the reasons that Hamlet with a sword in his hand does not kill Claudius while he finds him in an act of praying. Deceit is also one of the main moral issues Hamlet has to face in order to avenge his father’s death that violates his moral conviction of being loyal. Hamlet risks estrangement from his moral sense as he decides to put on an antic disposition in order to tric... ... middle of paper ... .... These facts disturb him by making him feel weary and estranged of women’s' emotional weaknesses, which in turn make him feel weary of women in general.
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.
This is what is called a mighty change in heart. These occur in stories almost indefinitely, stories like Interlopers by Saki. A story where both the men, despite changing their hearts, had been killed in the end. The two men in Interlopers deserved their fate because of three things; (1) they had tried to murder each other that night, (2) they had continued the family’s quarrel into the next generation,(3) because they wished to kill each other and they wandered off, in search of each other and got stuck, so no one found out that the feud was settled that night. The first reason that the men in the story by Saki deserved their fate was because they had been trying to kill each other that night.
This will make him both physically and mentally weak; he will no longer be concentrated on the real world, and he will be constantly worrying about whether or not Martha really loved him. He does not realize that he has a greater problem to be thinking about, not just in his small world. The fate of Vietnam was in his hands. Thus, Lieutenant Cross is weak because he loved Martha, he was always distracted from the real world, and he always wished to return to his normal life not in the war. This will make him both physically and mentally weak, making him an easy target for enemies.
I think Henry thought of courageous as fearless and that is also part of his flaw. The first time Henry's flaw gets him in trouble is in chapter 10 and when he gets his chance to go into battle he flees. He at first thinks the war is boring but he soon learns that war is very frightening. When Henry flees he also shows insecurity when he tries to make up an excuse for why he wasn't with the rest of the regiment. Henry thinks very poorly of himself at this point and really anyone would run from a war, I don't think he was ready.
Suicide.” Bell is horrified by this story in the paper and is in disbelief when people tell him he is just “getting old” w... ... middle of paper ... ... ultimate failure of not being able to protect Moss and his wife, Carla Jean, one can tell that the decision to quit irritates Bell more than anything when he accounts: “so you could say to me that I aint changed a bit” (282). Ellis reminds Bell about how his uncle Mac died: gunned down by Indians in the old days saying Mac came out with a shotgun. Ellis is letting Ed Tom know that things were violent even in the old days. Ultimately, Bell’s decision to quit is the opposite of what Moss decided to do when presented with the choice of quitting and Bell’s decision leaves him with his life. Bell’s wife, Loretta, asks him if he his quitting while he is ahead; Bell, whose rite of passage is written throughout the entire story and concludes that there is no country for old men, responds: “no mam I just aim to quit.
It did not work because God had different plans for him. His master found out what was planned and whipped the four men who tried to murder him. We are all guilty of being selfish of land and territory. I wrote this essay on the Alamo, not only because I enjoyed visiting it, but because I believe it also taught me a very important lesson. To this day, I can still remember what happened in the Alamo.