In the book All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author utilizes juxtaposition and situational irony to demonstrate the negative impacts of war on a soldiers’ relationships, more specifically how being a young soldier isolates one from their family and pre-war life. Erich Remarque uses situational irony to indicate that the Great War influences the soldiers’ connections to their families, by secluding themselves from their parents and siblings. 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.
It describes the cruelty of war and influences of war to people to let people think about war. What is war? What did war bring us? There are many people in the war might be similar to the main character, Paul in the novel. They are students before the war, but nothing they had learned in the school can save them from the war.
He descriptively tells the readers he grew up in a state of chaos due to war and that he did not have a peaceful childhood compared to normal kids. While he was afraid of the soldiers who are “strolling the streets and alleys” (line 8), the untroubled child in him was afraid of the “boarded-up well in the backyard” (line 4). Here, he contrasts the idea of home and foreign place by presenting different experiences that a child faced. He is showing an event that caused him to have fragmented self. He hints the readers lack of personal belonging because he has experienced war in his early youth.
“Hacksaw Ridge”: the Film Review Hacksaw Ridge is a war drama based on documentary materials; it was directed by Mel Gibson and first demonstrated in 2016. The film tells story of Desmond Doss, a man with difficult fate. The character does not want to interact with weapons because of his faith and negative previous family experience, like an assault on his brother with a brick or an attempted assassination of own father, which hit his wife, Desmond’s mother. But Doss decided to join the army despite of his believes; the main part of plot happened in Japan in 1945. His refusal of weapons’ usage created contentious relationship with officers and fellow soldier; Doss even fell for tribunal, but was saved by his father, who participated in the Great War.
Drastic Changes in a Hero 's Life Throughout the novel, A Farewell to Arms, Henry had gone through a series of events that had left him wounded and scared. Hemingway allows the reader to see Frederic Henry’s drastic changes from the person he is at the start of the novel and to the person he has become. Frederic Henry’s attitude toward the war had changed during his injury and the aftermath of it all. Before, he wanted to know what was going on at all times. However, after his injury he was absolutely disgusted by even the thought of war.
In this place, there is no such thing as father, brother, friend,” (Wiesel 110). Although deaths occur frequently throughout the camp, each person must fight and work for their own survival. However, his father’s death also represents the suffering of other prisoners and how the living cannot grieve for the dead. Even so, the climax of the memoir also affects the reader’s emotion in a negative
After experiencing the violence of war, it is difficult for a soldier to readjust back into society causing alienation and a strain to return home both physically and emotionally. In Hemingway’s short story, “Soldier’s Home” the main character Harold Krebs lies, is incapable of love and he struggles to readapt to his family and community. Eventually, he will accept the idea that he can never really go home. Oklahoma is Krebs’ home, a place untouched by the effects of war. Krebs will experience a clash of his two lives that are significantly different.
They have been completely dissolved by the incredible pain they experience. In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque uses figurative language, such as apostrophes, personifications and metaphors to convey the theme that war destroys men by causing emotional, physical and psychological pain Apostrophes are used to foreground the pain Paul feels due to the fact that war has caused him severe emotional despair. For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep?
We never really realize how much affect the war has on these men even long after the war is over and they try to have normal lives. A man life is never the same no matter how hard they try to forget, it’s always in the back of their head playing over and over. As much as they try to live a normal life after the its never that easy and it isn’t as normal as everyone believes it’s truly is, they feel lost to everything around them, their families, the hobbies they once enjoyed to do aren’t nowhere as simply to go back to doing. In the story Hemingway ' explains the injuries due to fighting on the battlefield inflects them to a point where they will never be the same again. Some have lost their legs, arms, and all different body parts from explosions some almost their face and most almost their whole life.
This incidents that took place in the life of the writer had triggered him to produce such a work as this story. The main character in this story, Harold Krebs is a young man who just came back from the “Great War” to his own town which is late than others whom were also went for the war. Missing the hysteria, no one is willing to listen to his true story that had happened during the war but lies. The people of the society is accepts the lies told by him and willing to listen more rather than the truth which made him feel hatred to talk about the war anymore to the people around him. Returning back to home made Harold living a life which is simple and not complicated by waking up late, went to public library to get book, came back for lunch, make