Books versus Movies
Jarhead, Generation Kill and Restrepo
You must love seeing my name and final paper so close to each other. I promise to try an avoid going on my sickening, almost tea party like rants. I have just read the book “Jarhead” this semester, and saw Restrepo for the first time. I have read “Generation Kill” and watched the movie in the past. I figured it would be fitting to write about all three and create a more original report.
I’d like to start by saying, I took this course with the thought that I knew a decent amount about war and the things involved; while I still believe that to be true, I must admit you did open my eyes to a ton of new and quality information. I throughly enjoyed your class, even if our views are different and we struggled to understand each-other. I truly believe deep intellectual conversation between parties of opposing view points is what will begin to solve all of our countries issues. The way to unity and success, is not true the conquering of others or the beating of ones chest, but through persuasion and the war against ignorance. The greater the contrasting opinions the greater the learning curve.
“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” - Eleanor Roosevelt
“We're like America's little pit bull. They beat it, starve it, mistreat it, and once in a while they let it out to attack somebody.” ―Evan Wright, Generation Kill
“You know what happens when you get out of the Marine Corps," Person continues. "you get you brains back.” ―Evan Wright, Generation Kill
“It struck me that such analyses had it backward. It’s the American public for whom the Iraq War is often no more real than a video game. Five years into this war, I am not always confident most Americans fully appreciate the...