The World War 2 is the most large scale war that had ever happened in the world history. It reflects the cruelest sides of the human beings by killing tremendous amount of innocent people. This war not just brought people’s deaths, but also resulted big financial losses to all countries that had participated in it. Many people had to spend most of their time in the underground, apart from the sun, because it was the only place that was considered to be safe. Some of them gave up their hopes, while others cried out for current safety, other than tomorrow’s smile. They might die the next day, or a second later, this fear crushed them down and made them tremble and burst into tears. Fathers, boyfriends, and brothers left their lovings behind and headed to the bloody zone with firm and cold face. They attached their nation’s flags on their hearts and confronted the enemies with murderous weapons, not knowing that their enemy might also be one of the people who were forced to leave their families. Men had to kill the other men unwillingly. August 15, the seventieth anniversary of the World War 2, is coming up and it reminds people the history of this war. Even though, it has been seventeen years from the end of the World War 2, the fact about its existence still alarms people about …show more content…
Even though, seventy years have passed, the background of the World War 2 gives a concern about the possibility of another World War might arise. So the anniversary of the World War 2 can’t be commemorated having the meaning of ‘the end’ of the war, but with a meaning of a ‘pause.’ To make this World War 2 as the last Great War, UN should keep watch on countries’ relationships with another to avoid them crashing against each other. Also, the country should develop its national power, so that they can manipulate other countries that are planning to start a
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World War II (WWII) was the most expensive and deadliest war recorded in history. During WWII millions of people were killed, tortured and starved to death. There were bombings that killed entire towns of people, concentration camps where the concept was work or die and many more atrocities. The books Night by Elie Wiesel and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, show different perspectives of the many tragedies and deaths during WWII.
World War II has been broken down in fragments personal to those who experienced it first hand. In the memoir, All But My Life, the author, Gerda Weissman Klein, relives the tragedies of survival as a Jewish girl in Poland. To a young girl, only as old as myself, a war tearing through a place she found safety and comfort in was truly overwhelming. ' I had never seen Bielitz (Poland), my home town, frightened. It had always been so safe and secure', page 4.Not only were bombs ripping apart land with fearsome blows and ear ringing crashes, but the German soldiers walked through town acting as bombs themselves, on the lives of 'Jews'.
A story that tells only of death, sorrow, and the bitter truth about World War One, Erich Remarque’s book, All Quiet On The Western Front, is simply a story of a generation of men who were lost to war. Told through the eyes of a 19 year old boy named Paul Bäumer, as he shows what World War One was, in all of its horrific glory. This ‘glory’ so to speak was a gruesome, traumatizing experience for many of the soldiers that fought in World War One, this experience engraved in their memory, that would continue to haunt them for the rest of their lives. In the epigraph in All Quiet On The Western Front, it tells that “ even though [the soldiers] may have escaped shells, [they] were destroyed by the war”. It is evident to say that even though some soldiers escaped death from the war, they all will be scared from the experiences they had.
Aristotle wrote, “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light (Aristotle)”. The Holocaust was one of the darkest times humanity has ever seen. A machination brewed by an extraordinarily perverse man that resulted in the deaths of millions, and robbed millions more of their faith and hope. Families were torn apart, towns were destroyed, and humanity lost, all to satisfy one man’s extreme racism and psychotic agenda. If however, one only chooses to focus on the darkness, they might overlook the light, specifically in the two stories of boys who survived against all odds and shared their tales years after defying death.
In his book, A Higher Call, Adam Makos provides the readers with information on how even though their were many conflicts and hardships between the enemies during World War II, there was a chance that there were good men on both sides of the war. Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and editor of Valor, a military magazine. Throughout his whole life he has been attached to what went on during World War II. When he was younger, him and his friends wanted to be journalists one summer and started up a magazine that eventually took off. The main purpose of the magazine was very similar to this book and its meaning.
In the story, the audience, is immersed in a typical Germans soldiers life when going to the front, waiting to go to the front, injured, and when on leave. The audience is shown the terrible experiences the soldiers experience and the emotions that they feel in many
In the book, Bomb: The Race to Build -And Steal- The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon (2012), American author, Steve Sheinkin, addresses the topic of power and summarizes that the fight for superiority among the countries continues to destroy our world, by elucidating the mass destruction and brutal fatalities the war has caused. Sheinkin supports his assertion by using disturbing imagery and details while describing the people in the Hiroshima bombing and how burnt, swollen, and blackened their skin was. The author’s overall purpose is to inform readers of historical non-fiction so that they will be aware of the damage that can be caused by war and power. Sheinkin establishes an alarmed tone in order to appeal to his audience’s morals and encourage
Millions of people have gone through life-altering experiences in their time in World War I. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, narrates his personal memoirs of this war. He describes the mental change and suffering he goes through as he is forced to mature from a young boy to a soldier in order to survive, leaving him permanently scarred from the throes of war. By employing juxtaposition to contrast Paul’s mindset, before and after the war, Remarque demonstrates how the mental health of the World War I soldiers is damaged because of the abrupt loss of their youth, leaving them in a state of survival and mental instability.
During World War II, the German Reich marched across the entire continent of Europe. During the Holocaust, many people became discouraged and lost hope in the future of society. However, the excerpts from “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” written by herself, and “Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler’s Shadow” by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, prove that being positive and persevering is the best thing that someone can do. Whether hiding from the Nazis or already taken by them, the best response to have during conflict and chaos is maintaining a positive outlook on life and to persist through difficult times.
Throughout the ages, wars have wreaked havoc and caused great destruction that lead to the loss of millions of lives. However, wars also have an immensely destructive effect on the individual soldier. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque, one is able to see exactly to what extent soldiers suffered during World War 1 as well as the effect that war had on them. In this essay I will explain the effect that war has on young soldiers by referring to the loss of innocence of young soldiers, the disillusionment of the soldiers and the debasement of soldiers to animalistic men. Many soldiers entered World War 1 as innocent young boys, but as they experienced the full effect of the war they consequently lost their innocence.
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Rhetorical Analysis of “Losing the War” by Lee Sandlin War is an incredibly ambiguous phenomenon. In today’s world it feels easy to forget anything but life in relative peace. World War II shook the globe. Now, it has has dwindled to mere ripples in between pages of history textbooks and behind the screens of blockbuster films. In Lee Sandlin’s spectacular essay, “Losing the War,” he explains that in the context of World War II, the “amnesia effect” of time has lead to a bizarre situation; “the next generation starts to wonder whether the whole thing [war] ever actually happened,” (361).
Joseph Rotblat, 1995 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, stated, “I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality: with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired, for the first time in history, the technical means to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act” (“Joseph”). Nearly fifty years before Rotblat’s warning, the world witnessed devastation when the United States dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan during World War II. Over 200,000 people perished. Just five years after these tragic days in history, Ray Bradbury, one of the most inspiring artists of the twentieth century, conveys a view similar to Rotblat in his short story, “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” (“Ray”).Throughout this story, Bradbury dramatizes the American Dream as an American Nightmare resulting from
There are a a lot of events that led to the beginning of World War II. But, a lot of the events leading to World War II were a direct result due to World War I. One event leading to World War II started with Hitler rising to power in the 1930s, as he was trying to rebuild Germany. As Germany, was crippled due to World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was crippled due to World War I and the Treaty of Versailles because Germany lost the war, had to take responsibility, and pay a large amount of money. This caused Germany to be in a turmoil.