This is a consequence of war. In Marine sniper by Charels Henderson they are forced with leaving behind a fallen marine and loosing a friend. This is faced with in every war. There is no way around it. in order to win you have to take risk and face the consequences if your plan doesn't pan out.


This is a movie trailer for Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. After you watch this trailer you will see how it realates to the consequences of war in your home life. It puts a stress on love. It is hard to leave all of your loved ones and sweetheart at home. War is a stress on everyone mentaly imcluding this marine. But even if you are faced with the hardest days it was his choice to go into the marines and serve his country. A consequence of that is having to leave everything behind.

Quote from the book S. by Slavenka Drakulic pg. 67
  • "The mirror is gone, although you can clearly see where it once hung over the sink. Perhaps it is better this way, perhaps it is better for her not to see herself, not now. If you look in the mirror over the sink every day you think you are seeing yourself and the reflection gives you a certain sense of security, of self-confidence. But there is no point in looking at your own face unless you can actually recognise it. S. does not want to recongnise herself. None of them want to recognise themselves in the captivity of the "women's room". They are now different people and their faces are no longer their own, they belong to the camp."
  • This quote is showing that the girls in the womens room who have been raped by Serbian soldiers believe that they are no longer themselves. They now belong to this camp, and can never live a normal life like they use to. This is one of the consequences the women now have to face with the war going on.

Quote from Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Sefran Foer

  • "She died in my arms saying, I don't want to die. That's what death is like, it doesn't matter what uniforms the soldiers are wearing. It doesn't matter how good the weapons are. I thought if everyone could see what I saw, we would never have war anymore."
  • This quote is talking about how people change when they're put through traumatizing situations such as war, war changes people.

Quotes from Extremely Loud & incredibly Close by Jonathan Sefran Foer pgs. 109-110

  • "Only a few months into our marriage, we started marking off areas in the apartment as "Nothing Places," in which one could be assured of complete privacy, we agreed that we never would look at the marked-off zones, that they would be nonexsistent territories in the apartment in which one could temperarily cease to exist, the first was the bedroom, by the foot of the bed, we marked it off with red tape on the carpet, and it was just large enough to stand in, it was a good place to disappear, we knew it was there but we never looked at it, it worked so well that we decided to create a Nothing Place in the living room, it seemed necessary, because there are times when one needs to disappear while in the living room, and sometimes one simply wants to disappear, we made this zone slightly larger so that one of us could lie down in it, it was a rule that you never would look at that rectangle of space, it didnt exist, and when you were in it , neither did you, for a while that was enough, but only for a while, we required more rules, on our second anniversery we marked off the entire guest room as a Nothing Place, it seemed like a good idea at the time, sometimes a small patch at the foot of the bed or a rectangle in the living room isn't enough privacy, the side of the door that faced the guest room was Nothing, the side of that faced the hallway, was Something,the knob that connected then was niether Something nor Nothing."
  • This quote explains that when soldiers come back from war they relationship between husbands and wives are awkward and change because of the fact that they haven't been home in god knows how long they've been gone.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly close, p. 75-76
In the book, Oskar get a letter from an older woman saying that one of her jobs when she was a young girl was to bring in the mail and that while she was doing her job, she came across a letter with no name on it and many of the words had been removed from the text by a cesor. In the letter it goes on to explain that whoever wrote the letter made sacrifices every day by trading bread for postage.

p. 77
Oskar goes to the penitentary where is uncle is a guard there and where he was able to ge a handwritten sample of a murderer. It was a letter to see if the guy could have an early release. In the letter the inmate describes how he beat his brother over the head with a shover and how now late at night he lies in bed praying to God to forgive him for beating his brother over the head with a shovel.

Quote from the book Marine Sniper by: Charels Henderson pg.96
"As a sniper' you do not have the luxury. You will be killing the enemy when he is unaware of you presence. You will be assassinating him without giving him the option to run or fight, surrender of die. You will be' in a sence commiting murder on him- premeditated.

Sending men into war is a risk. But by putting them through this experience you will be faced with consequences. Many men learn to shot out feelings and except death and live in constant fear. When the return home they can often have post war syndrom. It is ashaim that men and sometimes boys 18 and up have to be faced with. But it is what happens, the tough make it and the wear fall.

Quote from the book Marine Sniper by: Charels Henderson pg. 15
" Now when i step off this bus, i don't want to hear the sound of anything but wind sucking in, filling the vaccum that you just left, and the thunder of your hooves hitting those yellow footprints painted out there on the concrete. You got that?''

Once you join the military of any branch you become property. You are now property of the United States of America. A consequence of that is not being able to be your self any more, but a breathing killing machine with no emotion.

Quote from the book Marine Sniper by: Charels Henderson pg. 99
"He knew that their grief was much greater than his-- the man had been their friend.

Winning at any cost is a marines duty. But a consequence of giving it your all in the line of duty for your country in any war is your life. Loosing it and having the ones around you morn.

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Burining money is what it is usually like during war time. A recession occurs and it seems like you barely have enough to get by. This is a consequence of war because it is a sacrefice the entire country has to make. In order to have funding for the troops there needs to be higher taxes and having to pay for the war. For things sunch as weapons and pay for the soldiers.

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start a new one
with just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars
to be living here today,
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
and they can't take that away

And I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
to the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas
from sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston
and New York to L.A.,
well There's pride in every American heart
and it's time we stand and say:

that I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

And I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the

By : Lee Greenwood
This country music song is a good representation of the consequences of war. It shows that in order to have what this country stands for we have to unite and stand as one. giving up everything we have in order to keep that freedom and those rights.

The Star Spangled Banner
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight'
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen, thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that has made and preserved us as a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust";
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

These lyrics symbolize the fact that even though there is a war going on, we wont forget the real reason we're fighting in a war.
We sometime forget that the main reason we're fighting is because we want to have the freedom to do certain things, but maybe if we learn from this song and understand the meaning behind the lyrics.

.American Soldier - Toby Keith
I'm just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone,
Up and at 'em bright and early,
I'm all business in my suit,
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success from my head down to my boots,
I don't do it for the money, theres bills that I can't pay,
I don't do it for the glory, I just do it anyway,
Providing for our futures, my responsibility,
Yeah, I'm real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
And I can't call in sick on Mondays when the weekend's been too strong,
I just work stright through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I'm solid, hey, I'm steady, hey, I'm true down to the core,
And I always do my duty, no matter what the price,
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice,
Oh, and I don't want to die for you,
But if dying's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with honor,
'Cause freedom don't come free.
I'm an American Soldier, an Anmerican,
Besides my bothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand.
When liberty's in jeopardy I'll always do what's right,
I'm out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight.
American Soldier,
I'm an American Soldier.

Yeah, an American Soldier,
An American.
Besides my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty's in jeopardy I'll always do what's right,
I'm out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight.

American Soldier,
I'm an American,
American Soldier.

These lyrics talk about being an American soldier, and how even though he has a family he knows that it's his responsiblity to fight for our futures. He knows the sacrifices he would have to make for our country but he's willing to do that if he really had to. This song is perfect for my topic because it illistrates how much soldiers nowadays are willing to sacrifice for our country.

War Means by Brie Carter
  • This poem shows what war means. It's telling about destruction, death, and confusion. These are some things that can happen when war goes on and what i think shows consequences. With people dealing with death, and the destruction of a town/ city.

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What happens often to people who have been sent to war is they have nightmares. In the book S. by Slavenka Drakulic pg.199-201 S. has a dream of her stabbing one of the Serbian soldiers who raped her in camp. Soldiers can have nightmares that can be flashbacks from what had happen when they were at war, or have dreams that they think really happened but it was just a dream.

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  • This picture shows what can happen to hometowns during war. After wars people may have to rebuild there town because of the destruction that happened while the war was going on.

Coming Home By John Legend

  • A Father Waits Upon A Son
    A Mother Prays For His Return
That part of the song shows when you leave for war you have to leave friends and family members left behind. This is another consequence a soldier or family member has to go through. The Song says that hes going to be coming home, but the mother prays for him to come home safley.

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This picture symbolizes how war changes you, as the cartoon show the guy to the right saying goodbye to his golf clubs, and the soldier to the left saluting a "grave" for another soldier who's died protecting our country. This picture just goes to show how much the war can seriously change your views of things, and makes us all take a step back to look at the bigger picture to realize that we as americans take tons of things for granted until we realize that none of it is important when you're out fighting for your life in war.

In the book, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Sefran Foer, Oskar's grandfather gives up everything he owns; his house, his wife, his bed and even the option to speak for war. That just proves how dedicated he was to fighting in the war and how much wars can truthfully change people in so many ways while they're away fighting in them that by the time they get out and come home everything that they left behind going into the war has changed or moved on.

Where is your summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of the consequences of war change when you take into account the different points of view shown through each of your books as well as the perspectives demonstrated through everything else you have added to this page?