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English Theres many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but boys it is all hell -Gen William T Sherman In this quote General Sherman is saying that the boys are innocent and are unaware of what is really going on They are too young to understand that war is anything but glory As boys these children play hostility games such as cops and robbers cowboys etc To young boys these are games They must assume that war is similar to their childhood games War is hell War is all about violence killing and hurting others It is very serious and is not to be considered a game These young men have never been involved in a war They do not know exactly what happens or the feeling of being in a war General Sherman states that war is hell He participated in a war and he knows the atmosphere I agree with the General No young man knows what war is like No matter how much you try to prepare someone for battle it is nowhere near what he or she would be entering into Nobody is fully prepared for a war In the novel In Country Emmett Sams uncle and Sams father had both gone to war Emmett was not fully prepared for war He has had what many call post-war syndrome He has flashbacks about the atmosphere in and around Vietnam Sam is concerned about Emmetts health She has concluded that he has Agent Orange a chemical used to kill plants in the Vietcong Symptoms of Agent Orange are very bad acne and severe headaches Emmett has both of those symptoms General Shermans advice to all boys about war is extremely beneficial on their part They may take that advice and use it to be more prepared for war but nobody will ever be fully prepared for the dangers and hardship that come
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