Eventually it is suggested that he leave home. Some people think they were inspired because the wanted to become communist leaders after Mao's death and take over government. The war was fought by air force as well as by ground troops, which used the search-and-destroy tactics. He accidentally shoots a new recruit and kills him. The happening drew many protesters into the streets and the anti-war movement gained even more support.
As America entered Vietnam the conservative ideals of the WWII generation clashed with the rising student and youth awareness.
Born on the Fourth of July reveals the hypocrisy and shallowness in much of the unquestioning, patriotic, American public. If you have even once, for a few hours perhaps, been helpless in a sickbed and unable to summon aid, all of your impotent rage will come flooding back as the movie shows a military care system that is hopelessly overburdened. He has lost all his masculinity, not being able to do anything on his own or take care of himself in general. You can see just how good his life was. You can always go further than you think you can.
And when the Marine recruiters came to visit his high school, he was ready to sign up.
However, the film enlightened me on how monumentally different it was for a veteran to come back from Vietnam than how it was for one to come back from World War I or World War II. Thus, the reader gets authentic information from someone who was directly involved in the war and the movement and was also physically and psychologically affected by those happenings. When he makes love with a woman in Mexico you can completely understand how stirring, meaningful and frightening the experience is for him. Kovic came back from the war with a shattered body, but it took a couple of years for the damage to spread to his mind and spirit. Like many other veterans, Kovic presumably wrote this autobiographical account in order to digest the experiences and effects of the war. It was shocking and disturbing to see how little respect was given to these soldiers who supported our country and our people, without giving thought to the cause and politics of the Vietnam War.
He began to listen to what the other side had to say. Johnson became new President of the United States. This creates contrasting perspectives, some experiences are reviewed from a subjective point of view, whereas others are seen from a more distant angle. The war he is fighting is nothing like the war his parents told him to fight for and it is nothing like what the government described it as on T. There is an angry red glow in the air that contrasts the friendlier colors used to portray home. The war was fought by air force as well as by ground troops, which used the search-and-destroy tactics.
It is the language spoken by the people he is surrounded with, his parents, his friends and the military. The Russians admit they were wrong to invade Afghanistan and Czechoslovakia.
Concerning the stylistic elements of the novel, it should be especially focused on the style of language and the change of point of view throughout the story. He joins the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and becomes an active member in many demonstrations. Playing basketball with the girls watching. The scenes that follow, in a military hospital, are merciless in their honesty.
The scenes that follow, in a military hospital, are merciless in their honesty. It turns out to be nothing like he thought it would be. America was a nation in an arms race with nuclear weapons and although that might not have been everyone's dinner conversation, the threat was real.
Thus, the reader gets authentic information from someone who was directly involved in the war and the movement and was also physically and psychologically affected by those happenings. Throughout their childhood, these boys have been reminded that going to war is the most honorable and masculine way to serve their country. Stone is able to make his statement with Cruise's face and voice and doesn't need to put everything into the dialogue. The time in Vietnam, where Kovic was confronted with the hard reality of war brought up even more reasons for giving up those falsified ideas. According to the Red Guards, that because the color of
In the previous wars, there had always been a distinguished enemy that they could clearly see. The filmmakers realize that is the heart of their story and are faithful to it, even though they could have spun off in countless other directions. He knew there was a danger of being wounded or killed, but, hell, he wanted to make a sacrifice for his country. Born on the Fourth of July reveals the hypocrisy and shallowness in much of the unquestioning, patriotic, American public. Not only the enemy is affected by it but also children, civilians, and he himself. He will never have feeling in the leg, but, God damn it, he wants to keep it all the same.