The article The Ending the War: The Push for National Reconciliation by David Blight, explains how they reunite their differences through avoiding the hard work to change the Union, to actually reconstruct the social order that was needed against the confederate hostility, but only continues to embrace their white Southern remembrance, for example songs like, A Southern Song Opposes Reconstruction and war memorials. The evolution of Memorial Day during its first twenty years was even a show of differences from the Northern and Southern perspective, Northerners result was the freedom of African-Americans and the preservation of the Union and the Southern version of Memorial Day were rooted in the resistance to the reconstruction. Nonexistence
Bao Ninh’s The Sorrow of War is a novel that is a personal view of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a Vietnamese soldier. Like the American novel “The things they carried”, this novel brings about the effects of war on people, and especially how it defeats the human capacity for things such as love and hope. Bao Ninh offers this realistic picture of the Vietnam War’s impact on the individual Vietnamese soldier through use of a series of reminiscences or flashbacks, jumping backwards and forwards in time between the events most salient in memory, events which take on a different theme each time they are examined. His main protagonist Kien, who is basically Bao himself, looks back not just at his ten years at
What was it like living during the Great Depression? What strategies did Australia use to get out of the Great Depression?
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A very important similarity between the stories, is that they both are in the view point of a Union soldier in the nineteenth century, during the civil war. The similarities between these two books combine the ideals of battle and war, also the resemblances show how alike the two protagonists of the stories are.
Imagine yourself being in the civil war, while bullets are flying over your head, while trying to take cover, there is no place to hide so your shooting back at the enemy. Imagine your friend dies at your feet. Wars are very dangerous and easily change your life forever. The Sniper and The Cranes are about men in war. The similarities between these stories include the war scene. In The Sniper the main character is a sniper in the Irish Civil War. In Cranes the
In conclusion, the stories “The Sniper” and “Cranes” both prove that “war is hell” making them kill people even if they are relatives or friends. Lastly, “The Sniper” is more effective in a way because he killed his brother without knowing it was him, he just knew he had to kill the
Kennedy starts to use the rhetorical device of allusions and some more metaphors in the middle section. Kennedy is trying to show his audience that nuclear war is dangerous and it is better to negotiate. He uses a metaphor in the phrase,” Both alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom yet both racing to alter uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind’s final war.” to instill in people’s minds that they are playing with fire. When saying that an “Spread of the deadly atom” he is saying that everyone is getting nuclear arms. An atom doesn’t literally spread giving people nukes. Neither is an atom complete related to the splitting of an atom. The metaphor shows significance in the rapid speed of countries gaining nuclear arms and flaunting them. He ends that statement with “Mankind’s final war.” Now there isn’t a certain rhetorical device to describe that;but I believe fear is the perfect description. When he says straight up that they’re trying to end humanity it provokes the audience to think. Eventually towards the end of the middle section JFK makes an allusion to the bible.He suggest that,”Let both sides unit to heed,in all corners of the earth,the command of Isaiah to undo the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free.” Now JFK may speaking to a particular audience because he is the first roman catholic president and he’s
B. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. -John F. Kennedy
“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy, September 25, 1961
Most poets use their unique gift of writing poetry to relieve stress or just to document their emotions towards a given subject. Others use it as a key to bring about social change and voice their opinion on modern events. This is the case in Stephen Crane’s War Is Kind. The speaker in the poem uses irony as a strategy to convince the reader of the harsh reality of war.
The similar theme is that war changes people and tears them apart due to the pain and suffering of the war. “Cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody”(O’Flaherty 208). The quote helps show that the war may cause you to curse things you never would've before, like, yourself. And from the poem “He thought he’d list perhaps/ Off hand like just as I/ Was out of work, had sold his traps/ No other reason why”(Hardy 16-20). This tells how war can force people to make erratic decisions, it changes your attitude and morals about any situation including joining the army and going to war. The difference between the two stories is that in “The Sniper” it turns him against his family and in “The Man He Killed” it turned the soldier against his friends. To prove this, “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother's face”(O’Flaherty, page 208). Again this tells of the shock the sniper received when he saw it was his brother he had killed. But in the opposing story “Yes, quaint and curious war is!/ You shoot a fellow down/ You’d treat if met where any bar is/ Or help to half-a-crown”(Hardy 17-20). It explains of how he killed a man that the soldier would have befriended in any other situation. All in all, you can see both the similarities and differences in both stories
War is controversial, unfortunate, and certainly misunderstood; it is a transforming agent, a catalyst for change. Nonetheless, many people focus on war's negative consequences, while positive effects are downplayed. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. It is this reason that war is a useful tool by not only Mother Nature, but also humans themselves to institute population control.
It can be hard to fully comprehend the effects the Vietnam War had on not just the veterans, but the nation as a whole. The violent battles and acts of war became all too common during the long years of the conflict. The war warped the soldiers and civilians characters and desensitized their mentalities to the cruelty seen on the battlefield. Bao Ninh and Tim O’Brien, both veterans of the war, narrate their experiences of the war and use the loss of love as a metaphor for the detrimental effects of the years of fighting.
1. International conflict among countries is more likely of what we may think. Today there are many different ongoing conflicts. International conflict is a stage of opposition, disagreement or incompatibility between two or more states (Malek). The term "international conflict" referred to conflicts between different nations and conflicts between people and organizations in different nations (Mr. Turetzky lec 11). It also applies to inter-group conflicts within one country when one group is fighting for independence or increased social, political, or economic power. International conflicts can be divided into two branches: private international conflict and public international conflict. A private international conflict is a disagreement