One kept occurrin’ and re-occurrin’ in his dream" it shows how the soldiers have been exposed to so much violence and that it messes with their minds which leads to psychological problems when they come back home. “Found himself involved in a sea of blood and bones. Millions without faces” In this phrase, Mick is referring to the many massacres that happened during the Vietnam War. “Fighting the Good Fight” In the beginning of the song, Mick sings that the soldier Dan is going off to fight the good fight. However, later in the song he sings about destruction, blood, and death.
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien concentrates on how shame and guilt that was created by the Vietnam War, affected the soldiers’ lives and, was stuck with them endlessly. The soldiers were shattered and traumatized by the death of their fellow brothers. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross blamed himself for the death of Ted Lavender. He might still blame himself until this day. Tim O'Brien mentions how Jimmy Cross lamented and wept, and he said, "He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a
Rhetorical Analsys Novelist, Tim O'Brien, in his anecdote, "Style", connects the effects of war on both the soldiers and the victims. O'Brien's purpose is to reveal the dark contrast of the war-hardened soldiers, and the ravaged victims. He adopts a objective tone in order to convey the normality of the war and all of the death and pain brought on by it. O'brien opens his anecdote by describing the village, the dancing girl, and the soldiers' reaction to the dancing girl. He constructs the dancing girl while the soldiers walk through the blown up village.
Siegfried Sassoon takes on a narrative style in his poem “The Rear-Guard”, and combines it with complex syntax to portray the speaker’s horrific experiences throughout the war. The poem exposes a soldier’s experience of finding the violent battlefield above while searching through the death-filled tunnels below. Pairing the speaker’s point of view with specific word choice clearly demonstrates the excruciating mental and physical pain being a soldier inflicts, and leaves a glooming effect on the reader. Sassoon fills the poem with explicit imagery to reveal the pacifist theme he is trying to convey. Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he portrays this theme through his poetry.
He is facing the fact that he was in a terrible time in his life called war. Yusef feels like he should be on that wall along with his fellow comrades. He is facing the fact that a part of him died inside the war. This really moves the speaker and one can feel it in the title. Yousef sees the names of the fallen and thinks how that could be him.
This is also shown in the movie Rambo by Ted Kotcheff and how he respects while fighting, then was treated with relentless discrimination when he returned home from the war. At the beginning of the song 21 Guns, the man has come back from war and has been shown betrayal and was not in the right head space. I personally think war can be really bad for the soldiers, both mentally and physically when they get back. In the start of the music video there is a man holding a bullet. When Green Day made this song they wanted us to think that when he was holding that bullet he was reminding himself of all the bad things that happened, all the betrayal he had
This quotation is from a letter he had written from a book called Armageddon in Retrospect, “I am, as you know, a Private….I was their leader by virtue of the little German I spoke. It was our misfortune to have sadistic and fanatical guards” (Newsweek). This explains the setting and maybe even the reason for the theme of this novel. This quote explains his thoughts on when he was a PoW; prisoner of war, “he was once--to paraphrase only slightly--scared sh**less in Germany (decades after he had witnessed the horrors of Dresden in World War II)” (Thomas Wolfe Review). This might explain why added the events of Drezin and what happened to the PoWs in the novel.
The authors use of figurative language assists in exposing the truth of the war, ultimately revealing that dying for one’s country is not a true honor, but rather an old lie. In the poem’s opening lines, it states, “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks. Knocked-Kneed, coughing like hags.” (Wilfred 701) The author uses these two similes to compare the soldiers fighting in the war to old beggars, unable to standup correctly coughing as if they are tiered and have no control over their life.
In Wilfred Owen’s poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” he uses imagery, similes and diction to set the stage for his poem. It starts with dark imagery of the soldiers hunched up in a trench like “old beggars,” waiting for their time to go out onto the battlefield. Next the author uses diction to fully describe the situation: “But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame;all blind.” This describes in great detail with carefully selected vocabulary the harrowing situation these men were going through as they were marching and fighting for their lives in the horror of war. Similes are used in conjunction with diction to describe the soldier 's condition.
Death: with its overwhelming connotations of loss, of defeat, intrinsically dramatic, even though it is slow and painless. Loss: it stays with you, informs your every attitude, your every decision, your every act” (Bissoondath 45). This quote expresses the themes of common life occurrences Raj goes through between recovery, death and loss. When he returns to Casaquemada with his wife Jan and son Rohan, he finds a country grown violent and corrupt: ""I was seeking protection from people who needed protection"" (Bissoondath 163). An emergency is declared; while Raj is away tending his dying grandfather, soldiers come to his house and kill Jan (Rohan, too) when she resists arrest.