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Adriana Pascarella english essay 11.19.09

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Adriana Pascarella English 10-0 Nov. 19, 2009 Do the positive aspects of a conflict outweigh the negative aspects? Rafe pleaded to the Nurse, “Ma'am, I'm never gonna be an English teacher. But I know why I'm here: to be a pilot. And you don't dogfight with manuals. You don't fly with gauges. I mean, it's all about feeling and speed, and lettin' that plane become like a part of your body. And that manual says that a guy who's a slow reader can't be a good pilot. That file says I'm the best pilot in this room. Ma'am, please, don't take my wings,” Within twenty minutes of watching Pearl Harbor I was hooked. I was hooked with the fact that Rafe’s life revolved around becoming a pilot and being able to make a difference. Because he didn’t have 20/20 vision while taking his medical exam, the nurse explained that she could not let him pass. That’s when Rafe let his whole heart out to the woman, that flying was his main priority. He wanted so badly to pass. If he lost this, then he would have lost everything that ever mattered to him. If he stayed and passed he would come out to be a great honorable man to his country. When it comes to war, Rafe gave his country everything he had. He knew that there was a chance that he would die, but he still risked his vision to fight, to fight for pride, honor, and glory. Within this situation, Rafe was being optimistic, meaning that he only wanted to see the positive aspects of the war and ignore the negative. But in other situations, people might think differently that’s why I am questioning: Do the positive aspects of war/conflicts outweigh the negative aspects?
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Now, Rafe saw the positive aspects rather than the negative aspects. But many others see it the other way around. I believe that both negative and positive effects come out of war, but what I believe is completely different than what Rafe believed when he was spilling his dream and duty to his country to the nurse. What are some positive effects of war? This is a tough one. It is much easier to think of bad things rather than good when thinking about the causes and effects of wars or conflicts. What about brotherhood? In All Quiet on the Western Front , Paul and Kat are as close as any soldiers could be. When Kat was injured, Paul carried him all the way
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