Remarque ties this specific theme of World War I to deliver the problem of bringing soldiers with no experience in the world, representing an entire country and consequently dying in the Front because they were not mature enough to fully comprehend their surroundings to light. Bringing young people away from their lives and to war takes away any chance they have at a normal life, sooner or later putting them in an exceptionally weak mental
Wingfield abandoned Amanda and her children. Something that left a lifelong consequence on the family since his son Tom had to mature at an early age and serve has the breadwinner for the family. Distraught by the abandonment of his father’s and unable to let go, Tom generates displeasing memories of his father behavior. He did not only blames him for the misfortunes in his life besides; he also blame his behavior as a contributing factor to why he walks out on his sister and mother. Tom, who went away from his mother and sister sees it as a way of getting away from his mother who did not only blame him for not telling them all about Jim (Laura’s suitor) moreover; did not appreciate him despite all he did for their family.
However, they both resent the war when they face it. During peacetime, Phineas creates his own reality, but later his classmates force him to accept the truth. Originally, Phineas only refuses to believe in silly things like Caesar, Latin, or the war. He views Caesar as “more of a tyrant at Devon than he had ever been in Rome” ( Knowles 162). However, his greatest denial comes when he purposely tries to forget about Gene jouncing the limb and tells Gene “I don’t know, I must have just lost my balance” (Knowles 66).
Williams Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, describes the tragic death of King Hamlet, whose son becomes very depressed and impacted by the death of his father, causing him to plan revenge honoring his father’s death.The son, Hamlet, constantly is mourning his father and is depressed about how no one seems to be mourning for him. This causes Hamlet to lose his relationships with people in his family because he keeps to himself, rather than voicing his suffering to others in effort to heal. This inhibits his recovery and perpetuates his depressive state. Malcolm Gladwell disagrees with Hamlet’s way to handle grief and suggests a more proactive way to improve their situation. Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage.
Have I feet still?... It is impossible I shall not see Kat again”, entirely destroyed by death of his sole remaining friend (Remarque 289). The extreme sadness faced by Remarque, inspired him to communicate to readers the strong brother-like bond between comrades, and the empty, hopeless feelings which accompany a death of a comrade which soldiers are supposed to simply except rather than grieve. Finally, the intentional actions of Remarque when composing the conclusion to his novel strongly portray his overall goal of communicating to his audience, that there are no true survivors of an atrocities such as World War 1, the severe psychological impacts on every soldier, including himself, are crushing and the weight of war was too much to bare by a young generation. Throughout the novel, a gradual deterioration of the narrator, Paul Baumer, is witnessed ending in his final welcome of death and the peace it brings, Remarque describes Paul in death to be laying “on the earth as though sleeping...almost glad the end had come,” as he had nothing else to truly live for (Remarque
At last, Andrew dead in no regrets. Andrew quietly tells Mary that fate has brought him together with Natasha after all. Andrew also speaks to Mary about Nicholas, giving his approval of their marriage…… Andrew, aware he is dying, contemplates life and death……Andrew thinks of love as a unifying force, but he is aware that his ideas are cerebral and lack something. (Tolstoy,Book Twelve) Conclusion In conclusion, both War And Peace and All My Sons show the important fearture of the family, is love and forgien. In the war, most of the people lost something, may be lost their family, comrade-in-arms and conscience.
He very strongly debates with her over the question of why he is not able to talk about his child as the husband, on the other hand, has accepted the death. Time has passed, and he might be more likely now to say, “That’s the way of the world,” than “The world’s evil.” He did grieve, but the outward indications of his sadness were quite different from those of his wife. Despite the man’s lack of unaccepted grief, he gives his best effort to sympathize with the woman.The man exclaiming “I will find out now - you must tell me dear.” is a confusing blend of harshness and reassurance. He demands to be explained with much applied authority yet he ends the sentence with a familiar and loving noun. At the same time, when the poet wrote “He said to gain time: ‘What is it you see,’”, his intentions of extending the time period can be associated with frustration and hurry.
In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat. Lastly I will be analyzing the novel All Quiet on the Western Front to look for a dehumanizing theme in the novel. Throughout the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, the young soldiers are affected by the war. Throughout the young soldiers time on the front, they are dehumanized and the also develop an animal instinct while they are completely abandoning their emotions and
The Caterpillar The movie revolves around the story of a war hero who came back home with all his limbs taken away by the war. His wife is devastated by seeing his condition but still moves on with life and takes good care of her handicapped husband. At times she is frustrated with the consequence she has to face for a war of which she was not a part by
The audience is abruptly shocked when they realise that Ivan’s mother has been killed by the Germans and he is awoken from his dream and must face the reality of war that has consumed him. The dream sequences indicate to the responder Ivan’s yearning for a childhood free of war and subsequent devastation and angers the responder as he has been denied his innocence, freedom and a relationship with his mother due to the conflict 2. However, the last dream sequence is starkly different to the prior three shown in the film which accentuate the loss of his childhood. Although Ivan is deceased, the responder is somewhat relieved that he is no longer a victim of the horror and trauma of war, as demonstrated through his happy interaction with other children and his mother and the beach; which symbolises purity and