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Monday, December 10, 2007

Maria's Question!!!!!!!

If you were an eighteen year old boy in Germany, fresh out of high-school, would you be as quick to join the army as Paul and his friends in the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front"? Why or Why not?


mary s. said...

If I were just coming out of high school, I do not think that i would enlist in the Armed Services right away. The reason why I wouldn't is because I would be afriad to lose my life at such a young age!

Kari Grundmeier said...

I agree with mary.. the thought of going to war scares me and if i had a choice to wait i would take it!

Sarah said...

Ok, this would be a hard decision for me! I wouldn't want to lose my life or even have to worry about that. On the other hand, I would feel like I had to in a way!!! If all of the other boys/men were joining and I didn't i would feel a lot of pressure!!!

Sarah Lenz said...

sorry!!! i didnt say that is was Sarah Lenz above!!!! (the one w/ the hard decision...)

oops! sorry!

Amy said...

I agree with Mary, Kari, and Sarah. It would be so scarry to know that you could die. I wouldn't want to risk loosing my life at such a young age.
On the other hand, as Sarah pointed out, I think that you would feel alot of pressure if you didn't enlist. People would think of you as a coward.
It would be a really hard choice.

rachel said...

I wouldn't enlist in the army right away. I would take a year off before I did so I could get more time to get used to not being in school.

Emily said...

I wouldn't be as excited, because I would rather spend my time with family and friends, not around bombs, guns, and deathly gas.

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