The total cost of the war in Iraq is now above 161 billion dollars and is still rising. That is an incredible amount of money that is being put forth to fight an ongoing war against insurgents in Iraq. This money could potentially be put toward finding a solution to some of America’s more personal issues, such as the declining amount of government money in schools, the increasing number of people being diagnosed with AIDS, and the increasing poverty level. Putting money towards finding solutions to these issues would make America a better place to live.
War and Its Costs
World War One was said to be "the war to end all wars," little did the people know that that was going to be proven wrong 19 later. The perception of war was clearly misstated to new recruits. Both protagonists in both books thought the war was just a time to prove yourself and fight for your country, little did they know that the point of them being in the war was to teach them how to stay alive. Paul Baumer, the protagonist in "All Quiet on the Western Front," got use to the war and his comrades better then Robert Ross, the protagonist in "The Wars," did. The narrators of both books describe the war ground quite vividly and quite similarly.
The Consequences of War
War is defined as armed conflict between different nations or groups of people. In the novel The Lord of the Flies, the characters face a war of their own. The novel takes place on an island in which a group of British schoolboys are stranded after being the only survivors of a plane crash. The boys have to work together in order to survive and be rescued from the island. However, they are eventually divided because of contrasting opinions and begin fighting amongst each other, which causes them to feel the repercussions of their actions.
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers” (José Narosky). Narosky touches an important consequence of war that is viewed in the novel, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. The story takes place during World War II in an abandoned Italian Villa habited by only four characters of different nationality, two Canadians, an Indian and a Hungarian. These characters learn about each other, ultimately leading them to discover themselves and reveal issues that the war caused them. The dehumanizing effects of war, in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, reveals uncomfortable and disturbing truths about how Hana, Kip and Caravaggio perceive the world around them as well as themselves.
The Price of the War
The Ethnic Albanians and the Serbian religions have been fighting for centuries between religion and border disputes. The Serbian religion is one as the Catholicism in that it has an orthodox for it's leading religious ceremonies and in the orthodox there is its Archbishop, Bishops, Fathers, Priests, and Saints. Where on the other hand the Ethnic Albanians from Kosovo are Christians who believe that their god is the uprising one who will save all.
...nstead of continuing a cycle of death, frustration and violence, people should move past others’ imperfections, and should work together to form mutual agreements. Although this may not permanently eliminate wars, it could help prevent them, and help prevent soldiers from losing touch with the reality of death.
With every war, there is death. Soldiers are always expected to pay with their life in defense of their country or their beliefs; however, this sacrifice does not make it any le...
For many Decades wars have been fought on the pretense of rage, hatred, greed and bitterness. Wars are gruesome, many lives are lost and forgotten, but heroes are established and countries are founded. Heroes such as Winston Churchill, whom wrote “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender He defended his country, he died for his nation and for a cause that still remembers until this day. Without the establishment of war, countries would be left without political and moral order, civil rights will never be created and there would not be any moral
War is a mandatory action crucial to obtain peace in dire circumstances. Civilizations falter and crumble due to disagreements inside the system. In order for peace to prevail, war becomes a necessity, to avoid the reversion and waning of improvements or else all struggles and achievements will amount to nothing. By giving reason and name to war, it is transformed into a fair, yet morally inaccurate solution to find peace. This indistinct finale to the fiasco reflects how in order to succeed in one situation; one must sacrifice and sin for the better and more desirable outcome. A person fights for reasons concealed to themselves, but are exposed in sacred revelations broadcasted publicly during the dissection of character. Reasons for enlisting and wanting to fight differ from man to man and conscious to conscious. In The Red Badge of Courage, Crane explains the realism of war and the literal (as well as implied) effects on men with impeccable accuracy. Crane emphasizes upon accusation, insanity and honor of war. He is fully able to expose the true nature of war, but above all, the changes in a man who has witnessed it.
When considering which threat or risk is the most important concern of the nation today, many ideas popped into my mind. To begin with, one of the first topics I considered was violence against women. Many women today, regardless of one’s race, economic background, educational background, etc, face violence in some way, whether it be as a result of prostitution, violence from one’s spouse, sexual assault and rape, verbal abuse, and countless other heinous ways. As women account for approximately half of the population, I decided this is an important topic but not one I necessarily wanted to write my essay on. Next, I considered military spending and the use of privatization in war. The United States spends more in military spending (in billions)