These thoughts terrify him because the prisoners could have been the German's allies with only "a word of command" (193). Such thoughts are perturbing to Paul because they place him in "the abyss" of non-feeling which is also known as the "annihilation of all human feeling" (194). Later in the book, Paul tries to save the life of the French soldier whom he has just stabbed because he has come to see the French soldier as a man rather than the enemy he feared when he suddenly jumped into the shell hole. Paul distinguishes his enemies such as the Russians and French as men because he wants to eschew the feeling of "abyss" or the "annihilation of all human
Although these novels focus on a false reality of wars, Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front illustrates Bäumer’s horrifying experiences that he and his regiment, the Second Company, faces throughout the front lines of World War I, along with the physical and emotional
Analysis of All Quiet on the Western Front Many war novels are written in an admirable way as if war as an act of valor and honor in which men sacrifice their lives for their country and for the greater good. All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel published in 1929 by Erich Remarque. This novel,contrasting many others, does not admire war, but speaks of itshorrors with unparalleled veracity. All Quiet on The Western Front is clearly an anti-war book as can be seen with Paul’s changing mindset preceding and during the war, descriptions of the cruelty of war, and Paul’s reaction to the death his friends. “Won’t you join up, Comrades?” (Remarque, 11) said Kantorek, who was Paul’s schoolmaster and had swayed Paul and his friends to go to the District Commandment and volunteer for the war.
In the book Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers tells the story of soldiers who struggles with a problem involving what is right and wrong in war. Fallen Angels set in Vietnam during the Vietnam war, the story introduces the main character Perry, who faces obstacles, including death and killing. The author’s use of literary devices, specifically imagery, irony, and metaphors convey the theme warfare often forces soldiers to reconsider their traditional notions of right and wrong. The author employs imagery to express the theme that warfare often forces soldiers to reconsider their traditional notions of right and wrong. The author writes, “Sergeant Simpson took a grenade, pulled the pin, and threw it into the opening as hard as he could.” (page number 125) This shows that no matter who was down there he was willing to have them die to win this battle.
In “Dulce Et Decorum Est” there is a shift in pace where Owen exemplifies the immediate calling of “GAS! Gas! Quick, boys” conveying the tone of how the war is chaotic to support the overall meaning of how war is not what people believe it is (9). As the stanzas change, they each accentuate the idea of how the war takes a toll on the soldier, and in the last stanza focuses on how people believe the old lie of how dying for a country is glorious. “Epitaph on a Soldier” is written in iambic pentameter with a more rhythmic nature to impose a more positive impression on the reader.
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
“Blows Us All Away” and It’s Quiet Uptown have many aspects the fit into the narrative pattern of tragedy. For instance, we see our hero, Philip Hamilton, has excessive pride in regard to his father, which in turn cause him to confront George Eacker for defaming his father. This confrontation leads to a duel and ultimately Philip’s demise or encounter with a larger power, death. Philip’s death is also the destruction of the young innocent; this is apparent in “It’s Quiet Uptown” when he is referred to as a child. Lastly, “It’s Quiet Uptown” is a tragedy because we observe the harmony of nature being disturbed.
A heroic couplet structure within the poem provides a degree of clarity while still asserting the chaos and cruelness of war. Once again, it can be inferred that Owen himself serves as the speaker. However, this time his audience is more focused on young soldiers and families rather than plainly the public in general. In contrast to the previous work, this poem is set primarily in a World War I training camp, signifying the process young soldiers go through prior to deployment to the front line. The tone of this poem is more foreboding and condemnatory, not only describing the training soldiers but outright degrading their forced involvement as morally wrong.
Brian Castner, a war veteran, a husband, and a father. He wrote the book The Long Walk on his psychologically damaging journey through blood, body parts, tears, bombs, death, and a foot in the box. His stories of the war help deploy the readers sorrow and pity. He utilizes many of his own rhetorical strategies to be able to help the reader better understand his emotions during the war. His portrayal of the war exemplifies the common struggle of a post war damaged man trying to escape his crazy.
Military Fiction Captures the Grim Reality of Vietnam War Veteran Raymond Bell’s novel takes a powerful, gut-wrenching look on the emotional effects of the war. The Vietnam War is still deeply rooted in the American conscious not only because it is brutal with which it was fought and controversial for it symbolized American aggression, but also because of its psychological impact on the soldiers involved. Raymond Bell’s war novel Lost Years takes readers to understand what the war did to those who were thrust into it. Written by the Vietnam War veteran himself under the pen name Bobby Bell, Lost Years features two men trapped in history and in their emotions. The novel touches on the major themes of friendship, remorse, forgiveness, and
How do you think war impacts soldiers? I believe that there are two different effects war can have on a soldier, a psychological and a physical one. One disorder involved with war is Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, in All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, the narrator, tells of his experiences in World War I and the term associated with soldiers who have been corrupted by the war is “shell-shocked”. In my essay I will talk about the impact war has had on Paul, and how it 's affecting soldiers today.