The Trump Of Conscience By Martin Luther King Jr.

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Physical, mental, and emotional challenges are faced on daily bases of a human life, which relate to what soldiers face in war. It is difficult to explain and understand the reality of war when not experienced. For example, in Ernest Hemingway's’ story “Soldier's Home,” civilians did not understand the internal damage the main character, Krebs, had to face when he came back home from war. After experiencing the worst event in his life, nothing was normal anymore. Whereas, in the speech “The Trump of Conscience” by Martin Luther King Jr., he demonstrates not only the terror, but the unequal treatment of the soldiers. King declares the inequality and corruption of the Vietnam War. By acknowledging the actuality of war that is presented in…show more content…
He was still in shock, therefore he did not see the world as what civilians called “normal”. When Krebs came back from the war, “People seemed to think it was rather ridiculous for Krebs to be getting back so late, years after the war was over” (Hemingway 111). This expresses that Kreb had a difficult time transitioning from war life to ordinary life. Krebs was not “ridiculous,” the civilians were, because they assumed that he should instantly forgive and forget his war actions.
Emotions were not the only things that was disregarded by civilians, but the global aspects of war was overlooked. King stated “that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor ” (635). Through the destruction of war, this states that not even America would fund for the damages, which expresses the actuality of humankind to a terrifying event. Also, stated in Marcianos article, the war had a global impact on the treatment of civilians. For example, “Torture [was] as American as apple pie, widely practiced in wars…” (Marcianos 44). This is eye opening to the world because it makes them realize that war is not a game that can be forgotten, which relates to the civilians that underestimated Krebs’ for the time he took to find closure from the war.
After a soldier comes home from war, it physically excludes the needs and want of the human. For
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