For example, when Paul describes the new recruits and how they act in battle, he says to the reader “They listen, they are docile- but when it begins again,in their excitement, they do everything wrong” (134) It is practically a genocide, these new recruits are not ready for war and what it takes, they act like eager children, and die like flies. Furthermore, when the battle is at an end, a man calls and counts the men, Paul tells the reader “And there is a long silence before the voice asks: ‘Anyone else?’- and waits and then says softly: ‘In squads’- and breaks off and is only able to finish: ‘Second Company-march easy’” (136). The breaks show the quietness, the elephant in the room so to speak, as there are so few left, everyone else is dead. This is how the author uses syntax to express an anti-war
In the novel All Quiet on The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, the constant exposure to war results in devastation. The protagonist Paul Baumer, is amongst soldiers fighting in WWI along the front. A main focus in the novel is the devastating effects that war has on the soldiers who fight in it. Many soldiers are susceptible to constant physical and emotional danger, as they can be obliterated at any given moment. Throughout the story, the soldiers are living on the edge, and uncertainty overwhelms swarms their thoughts.
Near the end of Paul’s leave of absence, he felt isolated and full of regret, “I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless-I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier.
As John F. Kennedy once stated, “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” The world constantly faces war, war is so annihilative and causes so much loss. The harsh nature of war causes mass destruction to not only the lives of humans but also to animals and nature. In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque utilizes a plethora of nature, color, and death imagery to convey the theme of destructiveness of war. Throughout the novel, Remarque often employs imagery of nature to prove the hostility war creates. For example, Paul describes the front by comparing it to a whirlpool saying, “To me the front is a mysterious whirlpool.
When we left our village ,we were so proud and exuberant about going to war.We were blinded by the encouragement from all our loved ones, that we didn’t really know what we were getting our selves into. As we got closer to our deaths we soon realized war was not what we hoped it to be, but it was a road to the depths of hell ,and there was no way to turn back. All the lads were scared including my self. Months had gone by, our numbers were decreasing one by one as we moved to the trenches. The smell was revolting,overwhelming,obnoxiouse, men used them as wash rooms, there were rats everywhere scurrying beneath our feat , people had caught diseases like trench foot and it was uncomfortable to rest.
This quote was usually used during the World War I period. Emphasizing the gruesome points of his real experiences during the war allows the author to exhibit the emptiness of war. Ironically, Owens’s expectation is only to display the reality of war and therefore taunting the ambiguous sentimentality about war. In conclusion, “Dulce et Decorum est" is undoubtedly a standout amongst the most memorable and anthologized anti-war poems of Wilfred Owen. Its energetic imagery and burning tone make it a remarkable abrasion of the World War I and it has discovered its way into both literature and history courses as a paragon of textual representation of the horrors of the combat zone.
The personification of nettles is done, to make them look aggressive and violent; like soldiers in war. There is a narrative tone to the poem with a moral tone that links with war. He describes the nettles as “the regiment of spite”. Not only does he directly call them troops, but he also provides them an actual feeling, spite. He especially personifies them, when taking revenge by burning them down.
“War Some More” by Sandra Osborne connects well with the novel in the sense that war is brutal and brings forth hatred without a solid explanation as to why. In her poem, Sandra Osborne wrote, “All the answers,/ Seem so lame,/ All our reason,/ Gone insane” (Osborne 10-13).
Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
I think they are being put all over the place in light of the fact that insufficient individuals are agreeing to the war. They are notwithstanding attempting to advance war on the TV and radio. Despite the fact that I once in a while hear it out in light of the fact that I don 't have the chance, at whatever point I do, I find out about how respectable war is. I can not help but rather feel remorseful when perusing or finding out about the war on