Compare And Contrast Storm Of Steel And Goshawkjinn

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In both Storm of Steel and Goshawk Squadron the main characters, Jünger and Woolley respectively, have very unique ways of treating their subordinates and fellow officers. The ways that these two leaders act and treat others are shaped by their past experiences in the war, the horrors that they witnessed while learning to survive, and how they eventually adapted to the cold brutality of The Great War. In the beginning of Storm of Steel, Jünger is presented as a fresh recruit with no experience wishing to enter battle and obtain glory. Jünger describes himself and his first comrades with, “We had come from lecture halls, school desks and factory workbenches, and over the brief weeks of training we had bonded together into one large and enthusiastic group” (Storm, 5). The way that Jünger describes himself shows how, in the beginning of the war, he treated his fellow soldiers; which is in a mostly equal fashion and that he actually joins in on what his…show more content…
Woolley, in response to his adjutant naming off all of the pilots, states; “Ah. Bloody Rogers, I hate the bastard” (Goshawk, 8). Woolley states this after every single pilot under his command begins landing, even if Woolley has never met them nor seen them before in his life. Woolley continuously verbally and physically abuses his pilots by either battering their self-esteem or by hitting and kicking them for simple mistakes or saying something that he doesn’t like. The reason for Woolley’s behavior is best described with: “but in each of them fear had given way to a curiously objective fatalism” (Goshawk, 116). Woolley was being hard on his men to toughen them and to make them into the killing machines that were needed for the aerial battles over the front lines and for taking the fight to the Germans in a way that they would not be prepared

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