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Surname 1 Student’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Class Name: Date when Due: Images of war After reviewing the first chapter of Sontag's book and understanding her perspective of war images, as well as her opinions on Woolf's and Friedrich's account on photographs from war, I also reviewed how photographs can raise many ethical issues. As Sontag argues, photographs are subject to manipulation and can be edited and taken in such a way that the person taking the photo wants the viewer to perceive it. This will not result in a true representation of the photo. To expound on this as well as the other major points explained in this article, I used three different photos from online sources that show three different events of the war. The first image that I used shows a marine tanker that is piled high with bodies of American soldiers as two soldiers who are alive remove the bodies of their dead comrades from the battlefield. This happened on July 2, 1967, after bitter hand-to-hand combat with North Vietnamese troops. Twenty-one Marines were killed. This photo shows the deep reality of war. It shows that soldiers go to war knowing very well that most of the times they will not be going back to their loved ones. The picture makes me wonder how many more soldiers died in the war. The photo also shows a sad reality of what the surviving soldiers have to endure by witnessing their comrade’s die and having to bury them.
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