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    this, the soldier would be forced to disobey the commands of his officer, as the state would rule over him with the Geneva treaty. It would be also deemed more righteous for him to not kill the prisoner, as he would not act against the Geneva treaty. As he would not shoot the prisoner, the officer would be forced to act against the Geneva treaty, and this would probably lead to him being prosecuted. This way, the state would have again ruled over the individual by prosecuting the person that…

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    In the Red Badge of Courage, the main character Henry joins to army during the Civil War to fight for the Union and America. As the novel progress through Henry’s time in the army he learns how war truly is. In the beginning he refers to a wound as a red badge of courage and something to be sought after, but his mind soon changes as he sees his friends die. He realizes the harshness of war and of life and how lives are simply lost. When Henry joins the war effort he really is just a kid, both in…

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    The Things They Carried Log #1, Chapter 1, 08/19/15 Before reading this book, I had already formed my own biased opinion. War stories I can not help but find either completely and utterly boring, or excessively graphic. Not to say that I am not appreciative of what the men and women go through for the freedom of this country, I just prefer a different style of books. However, even with only reading the first chapter, my attention has been grabbed. I am getting the impression that this is not…

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    claims, explains the dominance of western culture, more than economic, intellectual and other factors. Moreover, In the last 200 years, European or the western way of war has become the dominant military culture all over the world. Either non-European states were conquered by that culture or they were obliged to adopt it themselves to survive. This…

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    Sniper Vs Sniper

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    “Sniper”. The main character doesn’t have a name but it does say he is a Republican Sniper. The sniper was obviously in the army and was on duty. The conflict of the story was that the sniper was wounded by his opposed enemy. So, it was a hard for the Republican Sniper to kill his opposed enemy. So, he decided to trick…

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    Power Of Shame

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    or being injured or witnessing the death of a comrade; it is the “fear of blushing,” underscoring just much regard the soldiers held for their reputations and how important it was to them that their perceived image, both to their friends in the United States and to their buddies on the battlefield, not be tarnished by a lapse in confidence or a moment of hesitation. This conviction is emphasized in O’Brien’s clearly ironic statement about the stimulus that encourages the soldiers to continue…

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    The Red Convertible Louise Erich’s story “The Red Convertible” is a very interesting story about two Native Americans brothers who have grown up on the reservation where it is peaceful and simple. At the beginning of the story, the two brothers have a strong bond because they were close to each other growing up. One example of their strong relationship is that, they purchased the red convertible car together and they drove it so many places as far as Alaska without knowing where their true…

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    character Henry (young soldier) faces the struggle to prove his courage to himself and the others in his regiment. He was is a young man that left his farm and mother, thinking that he should be doing more with his life. So he enlisted in the Union army. One thing Henry doesn’t expect from the war is the fear that comes with it and the courage it takes. Henry is constantly fighting his inner dragon, but will he defeat it? As the novel goes on, Henry goes through stages in the novel:…

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    to fight or stolen from their families to become a soldier. In the article Child Soldiers, Prosecution, some say that “children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not the enlist.” Many towns are destroyed by an army and take the children with them for fighting. They have no say in this cause, and if they do, death is upon their short lived lives. But why would people want…

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    In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, all of the young soldiers feel hopelessness fighting a gruesome war on the front lines and being away from their families for so long. Living in a world without hope would be absolutely devastating. There are many instances where Paul feels hopelessness throughout Chapter 9. For example, “I curse and grind my teeth in the mud; it is a raving frenzy; in the end all I can do it groan and pray.” (215) In this instance, Paul is hopeless about what to do…

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