The Battle of Ideas

41000 Her strong voice expressed her convictions that there is no glory in any war, in killing another son of a miserable mother or husband of faceless and nameless young girl (Howell, 59). The author seems to strengthen the ideals of the woman through her only able part of the body, her powerful arms. As she raised her voice to be heeded, she raised her arm to be understood that despite her physical disability, she can still be able to accomplish something. She has torn the heart of the young woman with her words and she can still tear her show of grief, he black dress, with her arms.&nbsp.George was raised by his mother, telling him all about how his father suffered in the civil war. He remembered, “She brought me up to think war a fool thing as well as a bad thing. My father was in the civil war. all through it. lost his arm in it.” (56) Mrs. Gearson raised George, instilling in his heart and mind that war brings to nothing good to humankind. For some, this manner would look like he was raised to be fearful of war. In line with such thought, Mrs. Gearson could be accused of having caused the death of his son because events necessitated him to join the war however, because courage was not developed in him, the fear that he lived somehow caused how he acted in the warzone that led to his death. If only George was trained to fight, he would not have died in a world where war is inevitable. On the other hand, the philosophical person and the loved ones involved in such tragedies somehow might have a certain knowing and conviction that Mrs. Gearson did the right thing of raising her son in such a manner. It was but right for her to plant in the heart and mind of the young man that the war is never the answer towards peace. She has a point in saying that the soldiers killed in the war.