What general statements can you make about consequences of war, based on the texts you've read and viewed this quarter? What other outside sources can you collect and connect to your topic? What will you include in your summary as you try to organize this page? (You'll need to add more content first! This page is looking a little bare.)


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Consequences of War


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The novel Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close demonstrates the consequences of war all throughout the book. The main character, Oskar Shell, is a prime example of all the negative impacts caused by war. After losing his father in September 11th, his life just continues on with that dreadful day. His relationship with his mother fades away, he inflicts pain upon himself, he gives up much of his prior life to solve a mystery, he transforms into a lier, and discovers much in life that no nine year old should ever experience, taking away his innocence.

Quotes

"I thought that maybe if she could express herself rather than suffer herself, if she had a way to relieve the burden, she lived for nothing more than living, with nothing to get inspired by, to care for, to call her own, she helped out at the store, then came home and sat in her big chair and stared at her magazines, not at them but through them, she let the dust accumulate on her shoulders." (119)
- War can break you down to the point where life is no longer life to a person. It can change a human completely and leave them with nothing inside. Once a person finds themselves in that stage in life, it can be difficult to get out of. Also, that will effect others when they are around a person like that and sort of spread like a disease or chain reaction.

Song lyrics


Green Day- 21 Guns


Do you know what's worth fighting for?
When it's not worth dying for?
Does it take your breath away
And you feel yourself suffocating?
Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for a place to hide?
Did someone break your heart inside?
You're in ruins
One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I
When you're at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul
Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn't pass
Nothing's ever built to last
You're in ruins
One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I
Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone?
When it's time to live and let die
And you can't get another try
Something inside this heart has died
You're in ruins
One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I

source: http://www.elyrics.net/read/g/green-day-lyrics/21-guns-lyrics.html

This song mentions a few consequences war could have on a person. You lost all sense of control, and your thoughts have taken their toll, when your mind breaks the spirit of your soul. Something inside this heart has died. After experiencing something as dramatizing as war, you leave a new person; wether you choose to or not. You loose who you used to be.

BOOM!
by: System of the Down

I've been walking through your streets,
where all your money's earning,
where all your building's crying
and clueless neckties working.
Revolving fake lawn houses,
housing all your fears.
Desensitized by TV,
overbearing advertising.
God of consumerism,
and all your crooked pictures
looking good, mirrorism,
filtering information
for the public eye.
Designed for profiteering.
Your neighbor, what a guy.

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Everytime you drop the bomb, you kill the God your child has born.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Modern globalization,
coupled with condemnation.
Unnecessary death.
Matador corporations,
puppeting your frustrations
with a blinded flag.
Manufacturing consent is the name of the game.
The bottom line is money, nobody gives a fuck!
4000 hungry children leave us per hour from starvation.
While billions are spent on bombs, creating death showers!

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Everytime you drop the bomb, you kill the God your child has born.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Why must we kill all of our own kind?

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Everytime you drop the bomb, you kill the God your child has born.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Everytime you drop the BOMB!

source: http://www.songfacts.com/lyrics.php?findsong=2713

Pictures
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sources: http://donkeyod.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/9-11.jpg
http://savykr.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/september_11_burning.jpg
http://www.japanfocus.org/data/9-11%20attack.jpg

Poems


The Price of War

by: Aeschylus

Spectral forms in visions of the night Come, bringing sorrow with their vain delight: For vain it is when one Thinks that great joy is near, And, passing through his hands, the dream is gone On gliding wings, that bear The vision far away on paths of sleep. Such woes were felt at home Upon the sacred altar of the hearth, And worse than these remain for those who roam From Hellas' parent earth: In every house, in number measureless, Is seen a sore distress: Yea, sorrows pierce the heart: For those who from his home he saw depart Each knoweth all too well; And now, instead of warrior's living frame, There cometh to the home where each did dwell The scanty ashes, relics of the flame, The urn of bronze that keep The dust of those who sleep.

http://www.blackcatpoems.com/a/the_price_of_war.html


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Quotes: "You people represent the United States Army, and you represent our country and our way of life as well." This was said by the colonel

The reason this quote relates so well is because if the solders just went into Iraq and just blew buildings up. We the United States as a whole would look bad.
If we went into Iraq and took the weapons of mass destruction, and then help the Iraqis build a democracy. we would be considered as heroes.
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Some general statements I can make about the consequences of war based on what I have learned is that it takes guts to go to war because of the things the soldiers had to see and do. Another thing I got out of this is our troops do not get enough of us thanking them enough. The difference that it makes when we tell them thank you it makes them feel a lot better and they really appreciate it.


GAME CONTENT

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTmVrsYlGwg

This is a cut scene from Final Fantsy 13. In this cut scene it shows how war can destroy a town or a nation and can even cause people to do things that they would not normally do.... even children.