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WAR

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Transcript of WAR

Destruction
Characteristics of war
Destruction
Trauma- War consists of constant Traumatic events that affect the psychological mind of human beings.
The results of traumatic war events can be seen through our war vets. Did you know according to a study in 2010 an estimated 22 veterans committed suicide in America each day.
About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom have PTSD in a given year.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and scary event that you see or that happens to you.
Wilfred Owen- was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War.Wilfred Owen's poem ends with the line: "The old lie: Dulce et Decrum est Pro Patria Mori". Which directly translates to: "it is sweet and honorable to die for one's country". This line is interesting because it shows how destructive war can be to human emotion.
Wilfred's poem talks about trauma and events that can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the lines 9-14 which state "Gas! GAS! Quick, Boys! An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, But someone still was yelling out and stumbling...As under a green sea, I saw him drowning...He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning...Watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin...the blood come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs". These lines talk about the Traumatic event Wilfred had to go through: Watching someone die in front of his very eyes and not capable of doing anything about it. In conclusion, Owen was killed in action on November 4, 1918.
In the individual
the mind
Chris Kyle in the movie is a loving husband prior to going on his first tour to Iraq

After returning he is mentally broken and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

War effects not only soldiers fighting, but families at home as well.
Both the short story "War" and movie "American Sniper" display this very well.
Protagonist Neil in "War", becomes extremely angry and frustrated when he discovers his father is leaving to fight in war.
American Sniper displays the stress put on a soldiers family.
Protagonist Chris Kyle's family tells him about how badly they need him to be there for them, but he cannot because he is at war in Iraq.

Can war be eradicated?
In "War" Neil is breaking down mentally

Does not know how to react and throws stones at his own father

Is ultimately depressed
Aftermath:
The total cost of World War I to the United States was approximately $32 billion.
49,933 veterans are homeless on any given night
Globally there are now approximately 17,300 nuclear warheads.
The Geneva Conventions
were created to establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war. This includes the use of bio-chemical warfare that made a Protocol for the Prohibition of the Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare. The conventions were established in 1949 and as a result war has become less dangerous than it used to be in WWI or WWII.

"you can see where the stone hit him on his right cheek- and the one that knocked him out" (Findley
135
)
"In all my dreams before my helpless sight
He plunges at me" (Owen lines 15-16)
Wilfred Owen says in his poem that he is dreaming of his fallen comrade

It is in his head and having an effect on his composure
No, war will never be eradicated but it can be prevented. Instead of taking away the lives of innocent people, Nations could gather together and work out their differences to resolve conflict in a much more peaceful manner.

Weapons
Debates
Resources
Human Rights
Casualties
How Has War Changed over the centurires?
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