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Subj: Re: Perhaps they will do this:
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 at 07:20:12 pm EDT (Viewed 703 times)
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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 at 08:21:31 am EDT (Viewed 727 times)
Quote:ugh I hate that idea. Cap's a soldier. He should go down fighting. A lot of boys didn't get the happy ending in WW2.
Only 2.5% of American military personal died in WWII.
Which, while those deaths may be tragic, when you consider how brutal that war was, and that WWII was the single greatest loss of life in recorded history, and how many more our allies endured... those are pretty good numbers.
And I have always viewed Captain America less as a Soldier by mindset than by job.
Perhaps this is colored by my own experience with WWII vets, but I always thought he was sort o the perfect example of that generation.
He wanted to serve, he was proud to serve, but e wanted that life after the war. He just wasn't allowed it because of his responsibility.
Essentially making CAp a sort of tragic figure. No one more deserves the nice home and loving spouse on a quite street with 2.5 kids, more than Steve. The America Dream.
He just doesn't get it, because he has duties to fulfill, and that he can never walk away from.
This may be why I liked his relationship with Bernie Rosenthal so much. Yes, she was a very personable, and likable character. However she also focused on Steve Rogers, the man.
She didn't love Cap, she loved Steve. She was the hope for that peaceful life. She focused on a man... not an icon.