Throughout their lives, people must deal with the horrific and violent side of humanity. The side of humanity is shown through the act of war. War is by far the most horrible thing that the human race has to go through. The participants in the war suffer irreversible damage by the atrocities they witness and the things they go through. In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front" is the description by Erich Maria Remarque of the graphic violence and gore and the psychological pain that the average soldier endured on the western front.
Throughout the novel, Heller reinforces the theme that warfare is absurd, irrational, and counterproductive. Heller uses characters, such as Major Major, to dramatize the faults of war and its leaders to establish the theme that war leaders, and therefore the war they drive, are absurd and irrational. Heller focuses on the flawed characters of military personnel to fully expose the inner childish effect that the irrationality of war has on humans. In particular, Heller uses satire to undermine war through his description of the secluded character, Major Major, who is promoted to major even though he had no military experience and was given the name “Major Major Major Major.” The unnecessary promotion of an unskilled and incompetent leader highlights the ridiculousness of war, as decisions regarding the safety of other air force pilots are made out of pure humor and lack any form of careful consideration. Heller undermines war by describing the humor of promoting an incompetent leader as more important to the military authority than the safety of the pilots
Kurt Vonnegut also uses the bombing of dresden as to strengthen his anti-war novel. As the killing of innocent people in the Bombing of dresden made Kurt Vonnegut really upset giving him a strongly negatively opinion against war .The alternative title The Children Crusade means that soldiers in the warfare, are"children" implying that they are inexperienced and innocent. Vonnegut has chosen the word "children" as children have no duty in the war thus the war should not be occurring and reoccurring. The theme warfare is prevalent throughout the story, as it is emphasize heavily through Billy Pilgrim experience. Vonnegut terrible war experience inspires him to write a story on the depth of war.
Henry also faces some very hard and depressing moments of war that with time, henry had overcome and helped tremendously in the Civil War. Stephen Crane explores the psychological battles faced by an individual, which is just as important as the physical battles fought in the field. Crane took a hard, realistic look at war, sparing students neither the gore not the horror in his descriptions of fighting, injury, and death. Previous books on war were romanticized, meaning that the author did not use details of violence in the plot of the books to cover up how truly horrific war is. Although The Red Badge of Courage involves realistic and intensely graphic war scenes, the novel should be included in all high school curriculums because it encourages students to openly discuss the reality of war and to embrace the psychological impact war can have on individuals.
Antiwar is the main idea of the writers of both two poems. The warfare which caused by human also brings many disasters to the human world. It caused many youngsters’ death and separations of thousands of families. Too many young people died because of the meaningless wars. Even god and belief cannot save their lives, so both two writers writes how terrible the wars are and how big effects the wars can bring to people’s minds.
Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service. However, it soon dawns on him that war is brutal and jeopardous, somewhat contradictory to what he visualizes before. The soldier’s wound, the corpses and the flag symbolize Henry’s most wide-eyed innervations, the cruelty of the war as well as Henry’s maturity. The wound, without a doubt, is the most far-reaching symbol of the story. To Henry, wounds are “ a red badge of courage”, it represents the soldier dignity and offers one with great renown.
The soldiers in All Quiet on the Western Front, have experienced many hardships and they are expressed in a way of great horror and violence along with In The Field written by Tim O’Brien, and In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae. Throughout the novel of All Quiet on the Western Front, which was written by Erich Maria Remarque, there are countless mentions that truly show the true horrors of war. Paul Baumer, the leading protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, states his surroundings in a way that entices the reader to his perspective and really coaxes with their mind to induce the harsh surroundings and environments that lie in war. In the beginning of chapter six, Paul and the other soldiers are settled along the front, which for the average person, is enough to scare them to a point where they would not even consider going into warfare because of the horrors that lie within Paul Baumer and the other soldiers. Paul describes it as a “cage in which we must wait fearfully” no matter what can happen(Remarque 101).
Like all other Partition stories of Manto, it also depicts the unbearable anguish, savagery and trauma of the Partition. It is one of the most powerful narratives which deal with the division of the country and its aftermath. It provides a unique perspective about the atrocities of that holocaust. Manto presents violence as violence i.e. it cannot
All people are constantly changing based on their experiences, but there are few circumstances in life that can alter a person more than war whether it be physically, emotionally, or both. World War I was one of the bloodiest wars with over 31 million deaths, wounded, and missing people. Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, is a novel set in this bloodshed, and focuses around the changes brought by the war on one young German soldier. This text depicts the overwhelming effects and power war holds to weaken the human spirit and is able to scar the soldier not only physically but mentally. This is done through the authors ability to convey the unrelenting realism and agony of battle action.
Many of his poems explore the ramifications of war, corrupt government and unrequited love, detailing the havoc they wreak on their most vulnerable victims. Auden describes a war-ridden world as one where “girls are raped, that two boys knife a third, were axioms to him, who’d never heard of a world where promises were kept, or one could weep because another wept” (Auden, W. H. “The Shield Of Achilles”). Having experienced World War I, World War II and the Spanish Revolution, Auden is no stranger to war (Yezzi). Pulling inspiration from his experiences during World War II, Auden writes the poem “Refugee Blues.” In this poem Auden depicts the public’s hatred toward Jews, describing a “poodle in a jacket” and “a door opened and a cat let in” (lines 22-23) followed by the realization that these animals were treated with this kindness because, unlike the refugees, “they weren’t German Jews” (line 24). Auden uses this example of animals being treated better than Jews to convey the idea that even seemingly compassionate people are easily influenced against their fellow man.