War can be as damaging to the human body as it is to the mind. In Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, this idea that war causes psychological disorders is represented throughout the book through the main character, Paul Baumer. This book follows the lives of young soldiers in World War I. Together, these men create powerful bonds. They go through terrifying experiences that continue to strengthen their bonds, but also destroy their mental state.
Both Islands helped America grow by opening their doors to the world. Immigrants who came to America now had a chance to achieve their own dreams and to start new lives. The country was new, the government was rising up and it gave immigrants an opportunity to succeed. Life was still going to be hard but people now had a chance to accomplish their dreams. Some immigrants came to America because other governments were failing or because they saw potential in America.
As some of the historians claim “The American Dream” has its roots in the United States Declaration of Independence which states that “(...) all men are created equal” and the basic idea of every woman and man being treated equally , regardless of their birth, background, beliefs. In today’s reality the concept refers to achieving goals by American society through hard work and determination.What is more it is also connected with the idea of providing next generation
The founding fathers stated, “Men believed people inherently possessed the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” However, as time moved on people became more materialist and cared about appearance. Many factor have changed the perspective of the American Dream. Three major factors were WII, Baby Boomers, mass construction of suburban homes. Previously, people aspired to have a nice house in the suburban with a couple of cars. Although, the American Dream has changed over time, it is still relevant and obtainable as exemplified in the life of Frederick Douglass and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The author in “The Things They Carried” expresses the deep sorrows and emotionally trying events associated with warfare. As the war progressed, the effects only began to wear more on the protagonist as the “days would seem longer and [the] loads heavier” (O’Brien 1190). Using words such as longer and heavier, helped the author express how much the war began to take a toll on the soldiers. At one point the author recalls a soldier kicking a dead enemy 's head and questioning “what the moral was” in doing so (O’Brien 1183). This sense of remorse towards senseless and actions took place in the war show the discontent with events that take place.
The non-chronological structure of Slaughterhouse-Five also strongly portrayed the author’s views on war. As Billy Pilgrim travels all over time periods of his life without a clue to where he will go next, the author showed the true nature of war: which is both chaotic and disorganized. The fact that the author himself was narrated by Vonnegut showed his attempt to reconcile his experiences with war. He is an author who hate war because he has a extensive experience of it. The story closely resembles the author’s experience of being a prisoner of war.
Even in the beginning, Baumer realises its terrible reality and the change it has made to his life. He says, “We have lost all our ability to see things in other ways, because they are artificial. For us, it is only the facts that count (p15). The physical change of the narrator and his fellow soldiers also indicate that he has gone through an attitude change towards war. “We [Paul Baumer and his fellow soldiers] became tough, suspicious, hard-hearted, vengeful and rough…” (p19).
Integration of immigrants into American mainstream Since the creation of the United States of America, immigrants from all backgrounds have sought refuge, a home and a life in this country of prosperity and opportunity. The opportunity of freedom to exercise natural rights is a large pull factor that causes many people to come to America. Others come because it is a country where one can prosper. Prosperity of people in a country, however, is a more challenging phenomenon to explain than opportunity. Immigrants seek economic, social and educational as well as cultural prosperity.
Therefore it’s possible for everyone to have this dream, which holds honor to it’s title.The American Dream is a dream that I believe that it still exists for everyone today, to achieve in what they want one day. A reason why the American Dream is true, because
Every year, thousands of immigrants from around the world migrate to the United States. These immigrants enter the U.S. hoping for an opportunity at a better life. Many of these immigrants believe that the United States is the best place to go. The “American Dream” is something that attracts a lot of these immigrants. Immigration is a hot topic in the USA.