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60 Free Essays on Life At War

  1. The Fault in Our Stars

    that fateful day. Therefore, Hazel views her life as if she no longer exists. She is worried about her parents and that after she passes away “(they) won’t have a life, that (they’ll) sit around (at home) all day” (Green 297). With this point of view, Hazel focuses on her death rather than living...

  2. Aviation

    unrepresented background to a veteran aviator and a gunner. Recently interviewed he described his horrendous escapades wading through enemy traps, shooting down the German war planes and sadly watching jets carrying accomplices come down in flames. Starting his life at the border between the US and Mexico...

  3. Newspaper Research

    the Japanese, who sided with Axis forces. The attack on Pearl Harbor greatly affected the American way of life at that time and geared it more towards war and its many complexities. In this target week American life was surrounded by and influenced by the need for the United States to preserve the...

  4. The Sorrow of War

    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 war, but at his final days at school, his work with an MIA team after the war, the slow disintegration of his life since, and the solace he finds in his...

  5. Motif Essay: a Separate Piece

    The book A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, is about kids at Devon, a private high school, during World War II. As the war progresses throughout the book, it takes over life at Devon more and more. Near the beginning of the book, the war is not really involved in Finny and Gene’s lives at...

  6. The Daily Life of a Union Soldier

    stone. This was the root of the bloody Civil War. Millions of Americans enlisted in the army to support their beliefs and half of the nation. Soldiers faced harsh conditions not only on the battlefield, but also in their camps. The daily life of a Union soldier consisted of hours of drills, minimal...

  7. me an my miserble life

    living (Johnston,75). Mentally and physically hurt from his war wounds, Hemingway entered into an idle part of his life. Ernest didn’t seem to know what he wanted to do with his life. As describing by his sister, Ernest seemed to be at loose ends (Johnston75-76). Hemingway was later able to reflect his...

  8. Miliary Essay

    trained to do something entirely different; their experiences at war did not prepare them for life after. In addition, not only the effects of war affect the veteran alone, but also it also affects the entire circle of family and friends that the veteran has. A recent article in the Boston Globe...

  9. "Those Who Wish to Stay the Same Change the Most After All" a Separate Peace: Transformation Motif

    draft. This causes the teachers at Devon to see them as the last evidence of “the life the war was being fought to preserve” (29). The teachers are afraid to expose the boys to the terror of war and so they hide it from them. While throughout the country, others participate in the war effort, Gene and...

  10. Critical Analysis of 'Homecoming' by Bruce Dawe and 'Come Up from the Fields, Father' by Walt Whitman

    In this essay I will be writing about two poems: ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce Dawe and ‘Come Up From the Fields, Father’ by Walt Whitman. These poems both combine normal life with war in different ways. Dawe combines war with everyday life by using words that would normally be used to describe people’s...

  11. Catholicism & Buddhism: War and Peace

    when your life is threatened and during war your life is always at risk so it may be acceptable. Following this rule will allow to develop peace, but only one of the commandments has to do with war, but as long it is in self defense, God will forgive. The 10 commandments were made for moral imperatives...

  12. Literature Review

    values due to the fact that he is a regular client at the local brothels. This novel was set during World War One and a as a result of the dark side of this war a lot of negative effects of war were implanted onto the characters and in turn these characters exhibited them in their daily life...

  13. Resemblance

    World War 1. After reading the story and getting a little background of Ernest Hemingway one can realize the author made Krebs’ personality stretch to meet his personal life experiences and emotions. After Hemingway returned home he entered his new life in an idle mode and seemed to be at loose ends...

  14. Norman Bowker

    Norman Bowker, one of the characters Tim O’Brien, the narrator, meets after the war visibly exemplifies everything that can go wrong with a person’s life after going through a ruthless experience such as war. How has the war inflicted a lasting impact on Norman Bowker? It eventually forces him to...

  15. We Free

    morning with some birds are singing for this new day Imagine that you don’t have problems at all and everybody is happy in this earth Imagine al wars stopped, and no child crying because of his father died in the war So, here I am, standing in front of you, and I tell you that life is...

  16. A Soldier's Friendship

    with this unfamiliar way of war life, the soldiers begin to bond and these loose acquaintances later blossom into strong friendships, especially those between Swofford, Troy, and Fergus. Among the atrocious aspects of war, friendships help soldiers survive life at the front because they act as an...

  17. The Lost Generation: Expatriates in Paris

    becomes civilized between the ages of 18 and 23. If he does not go through a civilizing experience at that time of his life, he will not become a civilized man. The men who went to war at 18 missed the civilizing…All you young people who served in the war are a lost generation. You have no respect for...

  18. Thesis: the War

    Thesis: War is a time period where family links are cut, chaos is everywhere and life has been completely turned upside down. However, war should be a time where people in communities should connect together and come to the aide of one another. In “The Wars”, many characters are affected by war...

  19. Stories

    wants nothing but a simple / smooth life after war. He doesn’t feel like he fits in anymore. At the end of everything, Krebs feels different after the war, he’s not who he used to be. In “How to Tell a True War Story”, O’Brien tells us that a war story is never moral and most of them are lies. O’Brien...

  20. Shlp

    grasp of insanity. Erich Maria Remarque’s realistic portrayal of life in the trenches, new technologies’ effects on war, the psychological effects of war on its victims, and Germany’s ability to keep troops supplied, through the use of symbolism, figurative language, time sequencing and time...

  21. Boys and Girls at War with Love and Hate

    ” explores war in not just the sense you get from a retired military eye, nor the one you get from a washed up reporter who sits behind a desk and has never seen a day of life beyond the wire in a combat zone. But he gives a story of war from a first-hand view of the occupation of an infantry...

  22. The Transformation of a Man Through War

    suffered at the hands of war. Before this experience Paul only knew the war as numbers, not as real people and lives. Paul now understands that war kills the family and the life of decent men, and this horrifies and frightens him. Before this incident, Paul never faced death up and close; he never...

  23. Slaughter House-Five

    story about bombing city. These authors are the ones that experienced everything about war before their books they had similar lifetime. And of course because they have reflected their war life to their books very strong similarity happened at these books. So these 3 similarities are born from the...

  24. Owen

    abnormal and rather than phrase the men they were resplused. Owen illustrates the reality of war and its impact war on lives by expressing that the torture and pain of war doesn’t not stay at the battlefield but rather follows then home and continues to haunt them for the rest of their lifes. In...

  25. A New View of the War

    represent the pain and struggles of war but the makeup and morality of a culture and a society gone wrong. "What makes this book really sad is that all the loss and suffering endured at all levels of Vietnamese life- from the loss of youth, family, life, tradition, and love- is all in vain"(Ha). The...

  26. The Horrors Accompanying War

    contribute to their country by serving it in the military. The love for Paul and his friends’ families and their possessions at home lead the men to go to war in an attempt to protect their way of life. Paul and his friends, however, joined the military with a false sense of what war entails. They joined...

  27. All Quiet On The Western Front CH9

    faces in Chapter 9 open his eyes and let him know that what he is doing, he is doing is for his country and for what he believes in. When Paul realizes this, he makes the comment, “It was only because I had to lie there… after all war is war” (229). In the life of the people outside of the war...

  28. Overview of Remarque's Novel

    . His utter unacceptance of the peace life is a consequence of Baumer’s understanding that the peaceful community just is not conscious of the severity of the World War I. His newly-formed community consists of his front-friends, because this society undergoes all the horrors of the war as Baumer...

  29. How War Traumatizes Individuals in the English Patient

    effects extend into states of depression and individuals living a whole new life. Anthony Minghella’s film, The English Patient is centered around the events of World War II, but it focuses on the personal experiences of war of the three main characters and, in doing so, portrays war as an endeavor that...

  30. The Longterm Psychological Effects of War

    present at massacres, murders, tortures and beatings; suffered separation from parents; and lived through events in which they defied death. War and violence are part of day-to-day life for many of the world's children. In...