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.
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.
However, their sense of duty forced them to fight instead of run away because they did not agree with the war. Only a select few have the specific mindset to show courage. In Going after Cacciato, Berlin was searching for courage. He was searching for a way to be deal with his fear for the war. He felt obligated to fight, but he doubted the purpose of the war.
Finny denied the war to himself and everyone else around him. Finny could not participate or help in the war effort, which made him feel helpless and useless. Finny didn't like this feeling, so he denied that there was a war going on at all. Finny told Gene his theory about how the war was made up by fat, old, men. Finny realized that the injury to his leg was not going to be temporary but permanent in many ways.
Thus, the only time a person can be sure he is right is if he is constantly open to differing opinions; there must be a standing invitation to try to disprove his beliefs. Second, there is the criticism that governments have a duty to uphold certain beliefs that are important to the well being of society. Only "bad" men would try to undermine these beliefs. Mill replies that this argument still relies on an assumption of i... ... middle of paper ... ...s beliefs are not reflected in their conduct. As a result, people do not truly understand the doctrines they hold dear, and their misunderstanding leads to serious mistakes.
It is basically words of similar meaning just leaving out the words that hold strong emotional context to them based on groups whom have struggled in the past (Murphy). It’s more of choosing to not use those words that we as a society know are offensive to certain groups of people whom have struggled to become equals. These groups should be respected as equals by not using terms that were used in times when they were not of equal people. Those opposed to political correctness claim that this theory has gone too far... ... middle of paper ... ...terror plot to kill soldiers did not become the horrific reality it could have been (Trumpet). The difficulty of distinguishing between what’s politically correct and what is not can lead to us being afraid to use our own human judgment.
Along with the drive to fight in honour of the sovereign and Britain there are numerous other factors that encouraged men to join the army such as propaganda, unemployment, conscription and peer pressure. Some incentives could have affected the men’s decisions more than others. Certain individuals were not supporters of the Royals and therefore refuted the very idea of encountering near death on the battlefield in honour of the King. There were also reasons that persuaded men to opt out of engaging in battle leading them to bear negative criticism that labelled them cowards. If anything this led men to scorn the notion ‘For King and Country’ feeling their personal reasoning for not taking part was irrelevant and unimportant.
O’Brien wanted people to see that war isn’t full of heroes and glory, but more of evil and gore. His book is different from the majority of other war stories. It doesn’t focus on the typical heroic/cowardly characters because in a war there aren’t simply heroes or cowards. Actions that may seem heroic at first are often done out of fear of being judged by other soldiers, and what is seen as cowardly might be the bravest thing for the soldier himself. By this and many other stories O’Brien shows the horrible effects the war has on the soldiers, how the innocent, young boys drastically change.
The first was the opposition to U.S involvement in Vietnam. This group viewed the war to be a complete waste; They strongly believed that there was no reason to get involved in others problems, and it was a waste of U.S resources and troops. However, the People in favor saw U.S involvement as a way to protect human rights and found the war to be beneficial to our economy. Tim O’Brien was a part of the opposition group due to his belief that the war was pointless unless it meant something or if it was for a greater cause. There were many who saw the war from his point of view and fled and then there were others who tried to justify the war and convince him.
So there is a close relationship between personal and position power and there always be risks if there is not communication and a cohesive organization. There is also a huge risk with a person that has power and claim for something that is wrong, in this person can loose the opportunity to log in better positions if the system is corrupt. The commander role for setting conditions fot the demonstration of moral courage should: First, he should act according to moral and ethical standars. Second, ... ... middle of paper ... ... ground and commented that the kind of training was not part of the agenda and that LTC Holland was too low and banking over too hard, but he did not take inmediate action to this respect. Besides this observations from these senior leaders no action was taken.