"The Sorrow Of War" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Sorrow Of War

    The Sorrow of War 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...

    Army, Cambodia, History of Vietnam 1250  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Sorrow of War: Book Review

    The experience of war brings out the moralities of war and the tragedies of loss and death. Bao Ninh portrays these realizations and tragedies throughout his novel The Sorrow of War. The stories told follow the central character Kien whose story shows the moralities of war and tragedies of loss and death. Bao Ninh’s The Sorrow of War is a novel depicts the horrors that are a result of war. Kien is the main character whose life is used to depict these horrors; a soldier who’s lost all his comrades...

    Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Character, Fiction 998  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sacrifice in the Sorrow of War

    Metamorphosis Like the life cycle of a butterfly, different stages of war life provide different levels of interpretation to the loses of close ones; the more one matures, the more one’s interpretations diverge from their first impressions. Former North Vietnam soldier and author of The Sorrow of War, Bao Ninh, focuses his writing on such sacrifices made in the face of war and the impression it left on the individual to shine a light on how different situations are dealt with by soldiers and veterans...

    First Indochina War, Hanoi, Life 1418  Words | 4  Pages

  • Structure in Bao Ninh's Sorrow of War

    Ninh’s The Sorrow of War portrays the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the reader Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder consumes a person’s life after a traumatic event. The symptoms of PTSD vary from person to person but often include reliving the event through intrusive flashbacks, and nightmares. The physical symptoms include pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, and sweating, they occur when a trigger reminds the victim of the traumatic event. In the novel The Sorrow of War, by Bao Ninh...

    Fiction, Narrative, Narrator 1286  Words | 4  Pages

  • Autobiography of Bao Ninh: The Sorrow of War

    Think about tone, literary structure, specific examples + quotes The Sorrow of War is a semi-autobiographical novel by Bao Ninh, in which he implements a non-linear narrative structure to tell his story of his survival from the horrible trenches of the Vietnam War. This book is written in a stream of consciousness with frequent shifts of narrative point of views juxtaposed with descriptions of recent events and of the distant past. Plautus, a famous Roman playwright of the old Latin period once...

    Fiction, Love, Metaphor 1180  Words | 3  Pages

  • Essay Comparison Extremely Loud and Sorrow of War

    or more literary works you have studied this year demonstrate or suggest the long-lasting effects of war? In what ways do these works seem to agree or disagree on the long-term impact of war on society and/or on individuals? War happens, or has happened in every country, it can be against other countries, within one country, or one country supporting another. An awful number of people die in wars or in terroristic attacks. For example, the attack on the World Trade Centre in the United States on...

    Jonathan Safran Foer, Love, Missing in action 1549  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Sorrow of War

    Kimberly Martinez Final Rough Draft Relationships are crucial to the plot of any story. In the novel The Sorrow of War the most important character relationship was the one of Kien and Phuong. Even when the book didn’t have a clear beginning or end, their relationship helped guide the story as it was told from Kien’s flashbacks, memories and experiences. Bao NInh uses character development in Kien and Phuong through events, and conflict in their relationship through their encounters to carry...

    Debut albums, English-language films, Plot 611  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Nonlinear Structure of the Sorrow of War and Its Distortion of Kien and Phuong's Relationship to Create Character Depth to Kien

    The Nonlinear Structure of The Sorrow of War and its Distortion of Kien and Phuong's Relationship to Create Character Depth to Kien Bao Ninh is a Vietnamese war veteran and the author of what is said to be "one of the most moving war novels of all time" (Gareth Smith), The Sorrow of War. In the epic tale, Bao tells the story of Kien in a nonlinear narrative, weaving in and out of stories of young love and war, each failing to complete its own objectives: to come home and live in peace with those...

    Begging the question, Can't Help Falling in Love, Interpersonal relationship 1515  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sorrow, a Timeless Theme

    HIST 021 11/29/12 Sorrow, a Timeless Theme Is it possible for a single theme to exist in the past and still live today? This question is easily answered through a movie of the past and a story of the present. In 1930, All Quiet on the Western Front was released to the public. The film was based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, directed by Lewis Milestone, and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. (“All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film)”). The present day story was written on www.usatoday.com on November...

    Death, Emotion, Erich Maria Remarque 2379  Words | 6  Pages

  • war

    War is necessary in human society Introduction War, in the broadest sense, is a violent contact of distinct but similar entities (Wright 3-6). Different people may have very different opinions towards war. To some people, war is a plague which ought to be eliminated or a mistake which should be avoided; to others, it is an anachronism which no longer servers any purpose. However, there are some who take a more receptive attitude toward war and regard it as an instrument which may be useful, and...

    Civilization, Nuclear weapon, Science 1026  Words | 2  Pages

  • WAR

     WAR By: Michael Najmulski Historically, war has been the leading solution for solving conflicts globally. Though combat tactics have become increasingly more sophisticated over many centuries. The ability to affect and change the world through war stayed the same. All the while, the mentality of the public has become increasingly dissociative, and people have less interest on a large scare. From World War I until now, war has constantly evolved, and support has constantly fluctuated. ...

    First Indochina War, Korean War, Trench warfare 1680  Words | 8  Pages

  • The Wars

    The Wars by Timothy Findley “Prior to the writing of The Wars, it was unheard of for any writer who had not experienced it first hand to write about "The War to End All Wars". However, Findley, with his direct and shocking style, was able to surpass this barrier and create one of the most acclaimed novels about World War I.” (Acadia) “The Wars remains Findley’s most-discussed book. Based partly on the wartime correspondence of his uncle, Thomas Irving Findley, and on family photos, he wrote...

    American Battle Monuments Commission, Global conflicts, League of Nations 2116  Words | 7  Pages

  • Wars

    Essay on Wars – Destructive for Humanity. War is, without argument the worst collective experience of humanity. It has created new nations on the rubbles of destroyed cities and humans dead. It involves mass killing without humane feelings even if short and swift. Our recent experience with Kargil, which was not even not even a full-fledged war, reopened the sordidness of military action. Wars, when prolonged like the World Wars, result in human brutality, mass extermination of races and...

    2003 invasion of Iraq, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Iraq War 997  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Wars

    War is a fact of life. As long as there are humans, there will be war. In past times, for a man to go to war, it was viewed as romantic and heroic. But, these ideas have faded and vanished throughout the course of the 20th century. War can be horrific, like a bad nightmare, and can easily break the human spirit, which is not a t all fragile. In his novel, "The Wars", Timothy Findley develops the idea that war, in and of itself, is meaningless, unjustified, and irrational. PART I "The Wars" is...

    English-language films, KILL, Killing vector field 1001  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Wars

    In a society in the midst of war, when faced with an issue related to the battlefields, people often need to decide whether they should pursue their own personal desires or choose to conform. The difficult decisions of whether or not a loved one should be sent off to join the war is an issue that the majority of civilians came across during WWI. Perhaps joining the army is something that some people were proud of but yet again many others wanted to keep family members away from the life threatening...

    Family 1118  Words | 3  Pages

  • Life and Sorrow

    can bring to the soul. I have known the darkness of occasional brooding, but I would dwell most upon a struggle with sorrow that has sweetened my nature, which otherwise, would have been stultified by the pain. Pain, I have realized, is beautiful only when one can rise from its depressing power. I have known the people who have become bitter and cynical under the lash of sorrow, and I have known some who have never recovered from anguish. My experience is important only so far as it may help...

    ARIA Charts, Art, Life 2023  Words | 5  Pages

  • Infant Sorrow

    INFANT SORROW Structure:“Infant Sorrow” is a poem which comes from Blake’s “Songs of experience”; this can be understood by the point of view of the “narration”, which is that of one who has seen the world and 111i81b its corruption. It is made up of only two quatrains, and it has a regular rhyme scheme of coupled rhymes. Paraphrasing: The poet...

    Devil, God, Hell 2096  Words | 6  Pages

  • Sorrow of War Mythical Creatures

    The Symbol of the Wilderness in Heart of Darkness by David Dunson The wilderness is a very significant symbol in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. It is not only the backdrop against which the action of the story takes place, but also a character of the story in and of itself. The vastness and savagery of the wilderness contrast with the pettiness and foolishness of the pilgrims, and the wilderness also shows the greed and brutality that lie under the noblest of ideals. The wilderness is...

    Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad 1148  Words | 3  Pages

  • War Is Necessary

    If war is necessary, it is a necessary evil. Its evil is sometimes concealed for a time by its glamour and excitement but when war is seen in its reality, there is a little glory about it. At its best, it is hideous calamity. It brings in awful loss of life. In recent great wars, millions of men, women and children were killed, many died of diseases, famines and untold sufferings. A war generally sweeps away the strongest and best men of a country and leaves the aged, the weak and the unfit to carry...

    A Good Thing, Evil, Good and evil 1491  Words | 4  Pages

  • Love and War

    Year 9 English Essay Task “The concepts of love and war are similar but in the variant contexts they can also reflect divergent ideas.” The concepts of love and war are inextricably linked with the similar attributes and emotions that are concomitant to each idea, however their paradoxical relationship suggests divergent ideas when involved in variant contexts. The love poem, ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ by Robert Browning conflates passion and violence, reflecting notions of obsessions, hunger for...

    Death, Emotion, Greek loanwords 838  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fog of War

    Ryan McManus Vietnam Film 2/29/12 The Fog of War In the opening scenes of the documentary, The Fog of War, Robert McNamara states, “Any military commander who is honest admits that he has made mistakes, errors of judgment.” Throughout the documentary, I got the sense that McNamara is asking for forgiveness from the American public and is telling them that he wishes things went differently. There are many times throughout the film that McNamara is a sympathetic figure, but they are mainly towards...

    Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson 1318  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sorrow of Love

    Karla Matias 5/04/13 History 14 Book Presentation Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow Chapter 3: “Bent Backs and Laboring Muscles” In the rural south in the years 1880- 1995, women worked with the new hope that their sons and daughters would one day escape from the southern staple-crop economy, with its connected hardships and saddened opportunities. Maud Lee Bryant whom was a farm wife from North Carolina stated: “My main object of working was wanting the children to have a better way of living...

    Afro-Latin American, Arab slave trade, Black people 875  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Chocolate War

    1. 	Robert Cormier wrote The Chocolate War. The copyright of the book is 1974. 2. 	In the exposition of The Chocolate War, Jerry Renault, the freshman quarterback, was receiving constant blows from opposing players. Jerry was trying to get the ball to his receiver, the Goober, but not having any luck. 	In The Chocolate War, the rising action was the majority of the story. At Trinity High School, the school that Jerry attends, there is a group of "elite" students called...

    Climax, High school, Sales 1005  Words | 3  Pages

  • Masters of War

    Critical Evaluation “Masters of War” By Bob Dylan & “Born in the U.S.A” By Bruce Springsteen Introduction During the early 1960’s, America was going through difficult and frightening times. Our Nation was then deeply involved with the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States and the USSR to the verge of nuclear disaster. Even former President at the time, Eisenhower, warned of the dangers our country could embark. There were many student movements and protests that...

    Anti-war, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen 2166  Words | 6  Pages

  • Trojan War

    Was The Trojan War Just? The Trojan War was a Greek mythological war waged on account of the beautiful Helen, wife of the Spartan king Menelaus, being stolen from Greece by Paris, Prince of Troy. It is one of the most important, if not the most important, event in Greek mythology. The dispute originated from a quarrel between three goddesses, Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. They were fighting to see who was the fairest among them. They were sent by Zeus to Paris in order for him to judge them...

    Agamemnon, Aphrodite, Greek mythology 2182  Words | 5  Pages

  • Just War Theory

    The Just War Theory Throughout Christian history, the church has always held high contempt for the declaration of war. The idea of war often brings thoughts of millions of innocent deaths, billions of dollars spent on weapons and repairs, and the grief and sorrow that are experienced by people worldwide. With so much being sacrificed, in the end, little is gained to compensate for all the destruction and death that is caused. Although the church is known for its strict interpretation for tradition...

    Austria–Hungary, German Empire, Just War 978  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horrors of War

    Brian Tolomeo Ms. Rotchford AP Language/Composition 17 October 2012 Horrors of War Men returning from the trenches on the frontlines of WWI were the first men to truly experience the magnitude of sheer power and what destruction artillery could wreak when used in mass numbers, forced to sit in trenches and bunkers for hours on end while being hit by barrage after barrage of battery fire. Some of those who lived through this may have returned home much different men than when they left...

    A Farewell to Arms, Artillery, Ernest Hemingway 1566  Words | 4  Pages

  • War to End All Wars

    Lewcock/Filice World Core 3/4 11 March 2013 War to End All Wars In history, World War I was one of the most important wars; it has historically been referred to as the “War to end all Wars.” It exposed the good and bad a war can create. Gandhi’s quote about violence says, “the good is only temporary,” but “the evil it does is permanent.” Historically, the “good” is shown throughout World War I, as when people initially believed the war was beneficial, enabling people to demonstrate...

    Adolf Hitler, Central Powers, League of Nations 1364  Words | 4  Pages

  • Wilfred Owen War Poetry

    the readers. Dulce Et Decorum Est explore how the experiences create emotions for the readers mind to capture the essence of war whilst on the other hand the Anthem for Doomed Youth speaks about what war was like in conjunction to pitifulness and stupidity. To begin, Dulce Et Decorum Est (It is sweet and honourable) talks about war and the effects of war. The effects of war are described as 'Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags' where soldiers are demystified...

    Death, Emotion, Experience 849  Words | 3  Pages

  • Meaning of War analysis

    unique ways. War is an atrocious behaviour of humanity endured by blameless individuals, leaving soldiers dead, or returning as fractured shadows of their former selves left to deal with the horrific aftermath. The suite of poems, ‘The Meaning of War’ – Katherine Gallagher, ‘The Last Laugh’ – Wilfred Owen and ‘I Was Only Nineteen’ – John Schumann are examples of texts that use poetic language devices and structure to successfully convey the futile horrors of war. Poems like this hold anti-war sentiments...

    Army, First-person narrative, Guerrilla warfare 872  Words | 2  Pages

  • Thomas Hardy as a War Poet

    Thomas Hardy as a War Poet Thomas Hardy is one of the most famous and prolific British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most people recognize Hardy as an author of novels, but he preferred to write poetry. Both his novels and his poetry give a pessimistic view of the world. Subjects for his poetry include nature, love, and war. Most of his poems on war have tragic themes and present humans as having little control over their destinies. A major theme of Thomas Hardy’s tragic...

    Napoleonic Wars, Poetry, The Dynasts 1945  Words | 6  Pages

  • War poems Essay

    The war poets Wilfred Owen, Robert Binyon and Alec Waugh make powerful use of language features to not only portray their views on war, but to intensify the reader’s emotions as well. Binyon uses euphemism to glorify war, and in essence, serve his propagandist purpose in the poem For the Fallen. However, both Owen and Waugh use graphic, hard hitting language to reveal the gruesome truth of war through the poems Dulce et Decorum Est and Cannon Fodder. The poem For the Fallen by Robert Binyon was...

    Alec Waugh, Death, Dulce et Decorum Est 1491  Words | 3  Pages

  • Is the War on Terrorism a War?

    “Is The War On Terrorism A War?” The Global War on Terrorism is a military campaign that began shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. First used by George W. Bush, the phrase ‘war on terror’ has become to be conceptualized as a term used to signify ‘global military, political, lawful, and conceptual struggle targeting both organizations designated as terrorists and regimes accused of supporting them.” The war on terror main focus has been with Islamist militants and Al-Qaeda...

    7 July 2005 London bombings, Al-Qaeda, Asymmetric warfare 1936  Words | 5  Pages

  • Korean War a Proxy War?

    "To what extent can the Korean War be regarded as a Cold War proxy war?"  The Cold War was the continuing state of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition existing after World War II between the Communist World – primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies – and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States and its allies. The Korean War was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and...

    Cold War, Joseph Stalin, Kim Il-sung 1453  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War vs Soviet Afghan War

     Vietnam War vs. Soviet Afghan War Vietnam War vs. Soviet-Afghan War The Vietnam War was a long and costly armed conflict between the communist regime of North Vietnam who joined forces with its southern allies, also know as the Viet Cong, and South Vietnam and their principle ally, know as the United States of America. The War began in the year 1954, after the accession to power of Ho Chi Minh and his communist Viet Minh party in North Vietnam. This continued...

    Cold War, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam 1579  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Soldiers War--Civil War

    The Soldiers War Alexander Hamilton once said, “When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.” The American Civil War came into being due to these “passions of men”, and the average men, who went into the war with such gusto, got slapped into the harsh reality of war. The Civil War ushered in a new era of fighting, with new tactics, new weapons, and new strategies. However, as the first of major changes, the transition took time, and that time cost the lives...

    American Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg, Civil war 1678  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cold War: Total War?

    the Cold War proved to be a pivotal period in world history. Lasting from the mid 1940s to the early 1990s, the Cold War shaped the world in many ways. Through numerous conflicts arising from the spread of communist ideals, both the US and Soviet Union engaged in several tactics and activities to negatively affect the other nation's ability to engage in war, or what is more important in this case, the other nation's spread of influence. I believe the Cold War was indeed a form of Total War as there...

    Cold War, Korean War, Nuclear weapon 908  Words | 3  Pages

  • The War to End All Wars

    World War I, known as the Great War, was the first total war between the European nations. Many soldiers had died in the terrible conditions of the trenches. Not only were countless lives lost in the war, but land, especially in France and Belgium, were also destroyed. There were also many controversies when the Great War finally ended. Many leaders had different and conflicting opinions on how the treaty was going to be put together. Some, like Clemenceau and Lloyd George of Britain, wanted the...

    Adolf Hitler, League of Nations, Paris Peace Conference, 1919 1554  Words | 4  Pages

  • revolutionary war and war of 1812

    Revolutionary War and War of 1812 were fought between the United States and Great tBritain. The cause of the Revolutionary War was due to unfair taxation of the colonies by the British Parliament, and without the help from the French, the United States would not have won this war. The causes of the War of 1812 were due to the French involvement with Great Britain, which lead to trade embargoes in Europe. Also, impressment of U.S. seamen for the British army, freedom of the seas, British stirring...

    American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, Boston Tea Party 1361  Words | 4  Pages

  • BlackHawk War And Seminole War

     Black Hawk War and the Second Seminole War Dirk Smith HIST223 Instructor: John Smith Aug 14, 2012 Black Hawk War and the Second Seminole War During the 1800’s many Indian tribe who didn’t want to leave their homelands found themselves in brutal battles against what they considered the “White Man”. These wars went in different areas in the United States all during the same time. The same fight by the Indian to stay in their homeland while Congress tried...

    Black Hawk War, Florida, Illinois 1097  Words | 6  Pages

  • Luigi Pirandello "War"

    Luigi Pirandello: "War" World War I was known as "The Great War;" in which countries all around the globe participated in an extensive stalemate that lasted longer than any leader or countryman had ever anticipated. WWI had initially been thought to last through the Christmas of 1914; however, the world war persisted for 1500 days. During this time, nine million people lost their lives in battle and millions of families' lives, back at home, had changed forever. Luigi Pirandello was no stranger...

    American Battle Monuments Commission, Death, Global conflicts 1671  Words | 5  Pages

  • War Creates Peace

    Misconception of War Is war bad? Does its existence only cause evil and death? Sometimes we read articles on newspapers and magazines and find out the cruelties of war in Afghanistan, and when we do, we start thinking why does war exist. If war only causes sorrow, we does anyone want it to exist? Let’s go back to the definition of peace and war. Peace is commonly referred as an era without conflict, when people live in harmony. War is usually defined as a time when people fight for honor or their...

    Adolf Hitler, Korean War, League of Nations 978  Words | 3  Pages

  • War after the war

     War - After the War Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a severe anxiety disorder developed after exposure to an event that resulted in psychological trauma. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder has been around for thousands of years recognized as battle fatigue, accident neurosis, and shell shock. Although it wasn’t until 1980 that the American Psychiatric Association added Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III)...

    Abnormal psychology, Mental disorder, Mental health 1140  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnam War - the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly the alike, and may by day be a friend but by night become an enemy (Aaseng 113). It matched the tried and true tactics of World War Two against a hide, run, and shoot technique known as...

    Cold War, Hanoi, My Lai Massacre 2774  Words | 7  Pages

  • In “Civil Peace”, How Does War Affect Society?

    In “Civil Peace”, How Does War Affect Society? EAC150 In human history, especially in the ninetieth century and the twentieth century, there were many civil wars in different countries because of political, economic, religious, ethnic, and cultural conflicts, for example, the American Civil War between the United States and several southern slaves states from 1861 to 1865; the Korean Civil War between the Republic of Korea and Democratic people Republic of Korea...

    American Civil War, Civil war, People's Republic of China 1054  Words | 4  Pages

  • War poetry analysis

    Stage 2 English Communications – War Poetry War has an everlasting effect on the entire world, but the one group of people that have the worst experience are those that are on the frontline – the soldiers. They are often glorified and portrayed to be patriots for their country, which is frequently conveyed through poetry. I disagree with this view, and the following three poems written by past soldiers support my view on war. Siegfried Sassoon is a renowned World War 1 poet who was in service from...

    Military, Poetry, Rhyme 2008  Words | 6  Pages

  • Effect of War on Civilians and Soldiers

    Abstract War is an ever present, controversial part of human society. With its pros and cons, pro-war and anti-war can both easily be debated. This report will examine the positive and negative effects to get a more open view of war. This topic is relevant with the current civil conflict occurring in Syria. The question that will be answered is whether war is more beneficial or detrimental. Through research, it is difficult to conclude whether war was a positive aspect of society...

    Army, Civil war, Guerrilla warfare 1886  Words | 6  Pages

  • Wilfred Owen/War Poetry

    “Owen explores the impact of war on society and youth in WW1” When WW1 was declared in August 1914, a huge number of men wanted to enlist, their enthusiasm being shared amongst many others, aged only 15-18. It was a global war centred in Europe, and although devastating, also gave birth to some of the best poets of their time. One of the soldiers who experienced the war first hand was Wilfred Owen and through his poetry, he graphically illustrated both the horrors of warfare, the physical landscapes...

    Army, Funeral, Military 994  Words | 3  Pages

  • U.S's War on Terror and Ww2 Comparison

    view on World War 2 and the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan Wars have always brought an abundant amount of hate, sorrow, death; no matter how great is the reasoning and the obligation. Despite of all those horrible things, war have always exists like if it were part of human nature. However, when it come to comparing different wars on different time and locations, some at least seems to have more logical sense and significance when compare to others. Particularly the wars involved with United...

    2003 invasion of Iraq, Al-Qaeda, Gulf War 812  Words | 3  Pages

  • Causes/Effects of War

    The Causes of the Vietnam War The causes of the Vietnam War and the subsequent war itself were classic symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The causes of the Vietnam War revolve around the simple belief held by America that communism was threatening to expand all over south-east Asia. Neither the Soviet Union nor the United States could risk a war against each other such was the nuclear military might of both. However, when it suited both, they had client states that could carry...

    Cold War, Communism, Ho Chi Minh 2475  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Greatest Sorrow: Loss of Family

    The Greatest Sorrow: Loss of Family A dynamic character changes over the course of the story. The change undertaken by such a character is usually very influential on the final resolution. Most often the event that creates this change is very serious in nature, such as loss in one’s family. Lyman Baker mentioned in his article that the curiosity towards a “change in identity” have been very intense in this century. In Wangerin’s book, The Book of Sorrows, death surrounds almost all of the...

    Change, EBSCO Industries, Kalmbach Publishing 873  Words | 3  Pages

  • Total War and Genocide

    TA New Generation of War War has been around for thousands of years and has held witness to the rise and fall of empires, help create and destroy world powers, and allowed the world to observe new technological advances. However new concept of warfare came about in the twentieth-century that yielded a more significant impact on the modern world more than just causalities that had been witnessed in the past. Total war and genocide brought about technological, psychological, social, and economic...

    Adolf Hitler, French Revolution, Nazi Germany 2097  Words | 6  Pages

  • Thevietnam War and the Music of Its Era

    World History 2 Vietnam War Term Paper 2/24/12 Vietnam War and the Music The Vietnam War is a part of history that people still debate about. They argue about what started the war and what happened in the war. But, there are a lot of different songs that describe the war and things about the war differently. The Vietnam War was a very long and gruesome war where many people died, and it was held between many different countries but originated in Vietnam. About 150,000 American troops...

    2003 albums, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Debut albums 1323  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnam War—the War Option

    not do it all" (Turbulent Years: The 60s 36). Lyndon B. Johnson is a president torn to pieces by war. He glows in the passage of bills benefiting American society. He is someone who has suffered through an entire generation of rebellious teens. What impact did Johnson's foreign policies concerning Vietnam War have on American society? The Vietnam War really isn't a war. Congress never declared war and thus, it is constitutionally considered police action. The United States can have troops in an...

    Cold War, Korean War, Lyndon B. Johnson 2093  Words | 6  Pages

  • American and North Vietnamese Perception of War

    Austin Beeler American and North Vietnamese Perceptions of War To the American Soldiers and the NVA/VC soldiers, the Vietnam War was both very similar and very different. Most of soldiers in Vietnam went into the war with a purpose, and they had a very high morale levels. Both the Americans and the NVA soldiers left with many problems. The war left most soldiers with very severe cases of mental issues. There were also many things about the war that differed to the soldiers. One was the type of patriotism...

    French Indochina, Military, Nationalism 918  Words | 3  Pages

  • War in this decade

    War is one of the subjects that have become a main topic of concern for the world. Since mankind has existed, so has war. It has been the cause of destruction of villages and countries, humans, environment, and the way we live and think. Wars have changed people physically, emotionally and psychologically. It is one of the main factors contributing to psychological problems in most of the third world countries where war is an everyday thing. Nations and their leaders have gone to war for land, natural...

    Cold War, Nuclear weapon, Suffering 2142  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Rumor of War: the Changes of a Solider

    A Rumor of War: The Changes of a Solider The Vietnam War was seen by all as horrible and by many, senseless. War has the ability to change people, countries, and even the harmony of the planet. After the Vietnam War’s end, many Americans didn’t want to hear or speak about the war. Many of the citizens in America wanted to forget it ever occurred. The United States had lost their invincibility to their negligence; the nation believed it could do anything. They especially thought they could end...

    Army, Fall of Saigon, Platoon 1669  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Transformation of a Man Through War

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