Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dialectical Journal #5

“One morning in late July, while we were out on patrol near LZ Gator, Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen got into a fistfight. It was about something stupid-a missing jackknife-but even so the fight was vicious.” While a normal fistfight in everyday life would cause only minor problems, this fight caused problems that were more than just minor. After the fight Jensen couldn't relax. He constantly felt nervous, and avoided problems that involved the other men alone. He was paranoid and afraid. These emotions were most likely amplified by the war. In normal lifestyle a person wouldn't feel this kind of emotion toward a regular problem. But with guns and the opposing side to worry about, it doesn't help to have to worry about your own comrades.

No comments:

Post a Comment