Disabled Wilfred Owen Summary

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Wilfred Owen was a soldier in World War 1 who wrote mostly poems related with war. One of his poems is “Disabled”. Disabled is an anti-war poem with the aim of showing young boys how war was really like. The poem talks about a young boy about 18 years old and his life after war,.The poem gives us a idea of how the boy is know and all his injuries. Through the poem the present life of an injured soldier is differentiated from his past hopes and accomplishments. Wilfred Owen starts the poem by creating a depressed mood as he talks about the soldier injuries.“He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,Legless, sewn short at elbow…..” William Owen uses the phrase “waiting for dark” which implies the idea…show more content…
Only a solemn man who brought him fruits Thanked him; and then enquired about his soul.”He knew people liked the idea of a hero as they cheered him when he went to war, but as he returned injured and hurt people didn't thank him or cheered him instead they didn't look at him . As he reminded others about war. In the final stanza we know that the boy is hurt a waiting to die.“Now, he will spend a few sick years in institutes, And do what things the rules consider wise, And take whatever pity they may dole.How cold and late it is! Why don't they come And put him into bed? Why don't they come?” When the soldier says “How cold and late it is! Why don't they come And put him into bed? Why don't they come?” we know that he is waiting to die as he desperately wants to go to sleep. Wilfred Owens disabled poem is truly moving and sentimental, it makes us realize how horrible war is and how much it could change a person. Throughout his words we can experience how depressed and lonely the soldier feels. We can also realize how many soldiers regret going to war and how many were injured. Across the poem we can notice the soldiers posttraumatic stress and his state of
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