He could not imagine how tough fighting must be, without knowing how to fight, and the reason for such a war. In addition, O’Brien is terrified of the idea of leaving his family, friends and everything he loves behind. He decides to run away from his responsibility with the society. However, a feeling of shame and embarrassment makes him go to war. O’Brien considers himself a coward for doing something he does not agree with; on the other hand, thinking about the outcome of his decision makes him a brave man.
Even though they crawl in the sloppy, grubby mud, Himmelstoss makes them clean it for the next morning. Paul having a very strict drillmaster only makes the war seem even more dreadful. They have to execute eve... ... middle of paper ... ...and his reoccurring flashbacks. The brutality of war robs Paul of his friends and his youth. War takes away Paul's humanity causing him to become lonesome and inhumane like a wild animal.
Arjuna can't be killed nor can he kill, because the soul can not die nor can it be reborn, for his salvation will be responsible for his actions. Krisna tells Arjuna to take refuge in his understanding for he is disciplined warrior. But Arjuna is bewildered by the paths to salvation, Krisna tells Arjuna to take action in battle, if Arjuna understands his enemy why does he need to take action against him? Krishna explains to him that everyone must take action through life, even to abstain from action one must take action. Krishna tells Arjuna that he cannot succeed just from renunciate ... ... middle of paper ... ..., his actions are meaningless.
In the state of war, this could mean the difference of a win or lose. As a result, the soldiers are faced with a dilemma: follow their duties to achieve their goal or follow their morals risking the achievement of the goal. To accomplish the goal of winning the war, all soldiers must put aside their morals and fulfill their duties. In the story ... ... middle of paper ... ...se of the squad’s failure. If morals were not an aspect in this war like environment, the soldier would have chosen to not jeopardize his squad and the mission and kill the innocent people.
Sir John Harrington writes about a sad truth in the poem “On Treason”; the poem reflects humanity’s selfish tendencies during tough times. When people face difficult times they often care about only one person, themselves; the need to survive clouds people’s moral and judgment. Elie Wiesel writes about the times when he notices himself being selfish, instead of caring for others. When the Nazis forced the prisoners to run, Elie faces many difficult challenges. Any prisoner who stopped running would be shot, or trampled by other prisoners.
Essay Rough Draft In a world of chaos and conflict the value of society is often demeaned. Warfare affects the difficulty of coping mechanisms and leads to isolation and abandonment. Both in Earnest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” and in J.G.Ballard’s “Empire of the Sun” the protagonists are distraught and torn by warfare. “The Sun Also Rises” follows the journey of Jake Barnes a post-World War one veteran whereas “Empire of the Sun” follows the journey and maturation of a young boy during the time period of World War two. Throughout both stories, warfare experiences and situations psychologically and emotionally distress the protagonist’s and are leading factors as to how they’re dehumanized.
Heathcliff is convinced that Hindley and Catherine are the reason for his loneliness and how he... ... middle of paper ... ...his is impossible to prevent. This leads to Mr. Heathcliff self destruction, because all of his life he has been looking for strategies to get revenge on those he hates. He does not want Wuthering Heights to be a haven, rather a purgatory. To his dismay he realizes his years of revenge, will not last all generations. Seeing how both families, the Linton and the Earnshaw's stand up for one another, Heathcliff understands that the one thing that kept him alive has now been defeated.
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.
I tried to smile, except I was crying.” This is more then a draft its his future, his blood, his future family but its a social obligation a legal obligation that he has to face. He calls him self a “coward” “P#$$y” because he didn 't want to go but he didn 't have a choice, the language he uses describes how he was feeling the craziness that was running through his head. If he had a choice to stay he would stay but its the obligation he tells you through his words that he is being forced just like every young gun in
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.