“War impacts than the benefits it brings to people.

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children” (Jimmy Carter, Nobel Lecture). As Jimmy Carter stated, war is vicious, and its horrors are so many and of such magnitude that they cannot be described in words. Furthermore,war inflicts trauma that is far beyond healing in the hearts of people. There is no victory for individuals in the war, the only thing that war gives people is endless pain and suffering.  Nevertheless, throughout history, nearly every country treats war as the method to gain power and victories, but hardly realizes that war has more negative impacts than the benefits it brings to people. In the movies Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List, director Steven Spielberg portrays the common theme “innumerable negative impacts of the war” through the brokenness of families, loss of innocence and forfeiture of conscience to let people remember the deeply grieved histories of war as well as remind people of cherishing peace that many people sacrifice their lives for.War breaks up families; children and their parents can be separated and the comfort of livelihood is swept away. In Saving Private Ryan, after the General finds out that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family died in the war, he decides to form a rescue squad to save the last of the four brothers in the family, Private James F. Ryan. After countless hardships,  the squad that forms by Captain Miller and eight other soldiers finally finds Ryan and completes its mission, to bring Ryan home safely. However, in order to do this, seven men in the squad sacrifice their lives. Although this sorrowful result is unexpected, it shows the cruelty of war.  In the movie, it is not only Ryan’s family that feels the loss inflicted by the war, but also seven families of the squad and thousands of other families whose loved ones that go to the war. Whenever there is a war, there are always innocent people get killed so that their families get separated. “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die” (Herbert Hoover). Like Herbert Hoover says, war is fought by the brave young men that have no other choice. People are negligible in front of weapons. One bullet can take a person’s life within one second, but at the same time, that bullet also kills a family’s happiness and brings endless suffering to that broken family.