War Veterans In The Odyssey

1143 Words5 Pages
War Veterans risked their lives fighting for our country, but after the war, they struggle to adjust back to normal life. Some soldiers go through hell on Earth fighting for our country, and unimaginable things and acts of inhumanity that scar them for life. Nevertheless, when they get back from the war, they still struggle with society along with being unable to cope with their war experiences. Usually they are unable to adjust back to a healthy normal lifestyle. Therefore, treatment with War Veterans must enhance, including how society respects them and how they help them recuperate. The Odyssey is an Epic about Odysseus and his adventures and what he came home too after the war. Odysseus is away from home for twenty years, fighting in the…show more content…
This story also shows that War veterans will use the skills they learned in the War for the…show more content…
It also shows how affected their lives are because of it and how even though they risked their lives for our country, they aren’t getting the treatment and respect they deserve. Soldiers will always be in “combat mode.” “ Bear always sleeps with a knife under his pillow… He lives … in a rural community where few people lock their houses, no one locks the car, and many leave the key in the ignition. Bear is fanatical … —forcing his family to lower the blinds at sundown, and he "walks the perimeter" every night before bed looking for snipers and ambushes. ”. When people go into the military, they will use the skills and rules they learned there the rest of their life because those rules kept them alive in the war. This can make it hard to adapt back to a normal and healthy lifestyle. But there’s also the problem that War Veterans aren’t getting proper treatment they need. “Treatment in the VA since the mid-1980s has only partially stabilized Wiry. He remains highly symptomatic, highly mistrustful, and highly explosive.” Since he is still showing symptoms, clearly the treatment isn’t working. This will affect his mental/emotional health and his social life.

More about War Veterans In The Odyssey

Open Document