Combat, loyalty, enmity, bloodshed, and duty, all words that fit under the category of war. The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is about Louis Zamperini a strong willed man raised in Torrance, California. He started as a young troublemaker until he discovered his passion for running in high school. That very passion led him to compete in the Olympics. Later he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, a brave decision that would change his life. War and its affinities have various emotional effects on different individuals, whether facing adversity within the war or when experiencing the psychological aftermath.
Only very recently has American society changed its views on the disabled and the dying. Up until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, most buildings did not provide wheelchair access, and doors were not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair in most homes. Disability exposes us to the fragility of humanity, a concept our society is deeply uncomfortable with. In the novel Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom presents the story of a disability that focuses not on the disability of the disease, but on the way in which Morrie’s character and status affects his experience of the disease.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a book written by Erich Maria Remarque in 1929. The story is told from the perspective of a young German soldier, Paul Baumer, who along with some of his schoolmates, is encouraged by his teachers to enlist into the army during World War I. It follows the story of his experiences in the war, along with the interactions he had with his friends and fellow soldiers. Once the young men are thrust into the front lines and get a glimpse of what the war really is, they begin to question the patriotic and nationalistic reasons for which they joined. Paul survives many bombardments,
This poster represents the main themes and ideas in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front ' through the use of visual techniques, including symbolism and colour. Symbolism is when an object or quote is representative of something. Colour can be used to symbolise certain emotions and feelings, however, in this case, it is used to represent the blood and the suffering of those in this war. The use of these techniques can be seen in the depiction of no man’s land, which is red, and the city being bombed, which is symbolic of the effects of war.
In the short story “Out, Out—“, the title is originally a quotation from the play Macbeth. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the quote is used to describe the sudden death of one of the main characters, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth’s life is tragically ended and because it happened so suddenly, it is compared to a candle being blown out. Typically when a candle goes out, the person or group of people who were enjoying its light, are then left in confusion, fear, and darkness. The same can be said for those who experience the sudden death of a friend or family member. Frost utilizes the story of a young boy’s death to capture the helplessness and emotions that a person feels after the unexpected death of a loved one.
When reading the two poems, one can definitely catch the similarities of both poems, yet how they vary differently. One poem talks about how the winter evening makes the day feel and the other talks about how dark it is in the cellar and the how life is down there. They both seem to have been written by someone going through depression or a difficult situation in life. Many poems can be written to sound similar to another piece of work, yet have different meaning and ideas. The poems I chose seem to both be in a dark, dull, cold setting. One being the cold winter evening and the second in the dark and cold cellar. Reading the two poems shows that both poems are similar, but vary in details, being one talking about the winter evening and the other talking about the cool cellar and how lifeless it seems down there.
Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front can be classified as an anti-war novel because it emphasizes on the soldier's psychological trauma and horrifying living conditions. The young soldiers indicate that their “early life is cut off from the moment “(19) they arrived there. They now only “have [their]
“The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.” A quote by Victor Hugo that suggests the ability of humans to become savage and animalistic in the face of nature. All Quiet on the Western Front discusses the story of a young soldier during WWI including the dangers and problems of the war. The Man I Killed discusses the similar topic of a soldier who kills a man and spends some time talking to the man's decomposing corpse. All Quiet on the Western Front expresses that the dangerous situations a person can be placed in, specifically during war, can expose the savage or bestial aspects of humanity. The Man I Killed corroborates this. Both uses imagery, but All Quiet on the Western Front uses simile and metaphor while The Man I Killed uses repetition.
The sestet ends the poem with a tone that honors the man’s life. Discussing the memories and characteristics of Doug allows the mood to become bittersweet. He is gone, but his suffering has ended. The use of Iambic Pentameter forced me to write the poem in a rhythm that, at first, I did not enjoy, but I slowly began to enjoy the beauty that is incorporated with the meter. The rhythm of unstressed and stressed added to the overall feel of the sonnet. The sonnet has that rhythm that makes the poem easier to read and provides a natural flow that accompanies the subject. I embraced the emphasis of emotions and thoughts that are associated with sonnets. For example, Petrarch focused on love, and he used the sonnets to show others the feelings he had inside. Petrarch used sonnets to share his true feelings, and I also used my sonnet to express my feelings. Love and Death are different topics, but both need to be expressed at some point in time. Holding in emotions such as these can be harmful for different individuals. The beauty in sonnets are the ability to share powerful emotions that can presented in a rhythm and structure that others can embrace and enjoy. I released my feelings and thoughts about my Uncle’s death, but now I feel better than
Another common fear during the First World war was emasculation. The loss of masculinity is mainly visible in the patients ' consciousness (Harris, 1998), thus in patients ' relationships, but also in dreams and nightmares and it is visible in Owen 's poetry as well. An extract in Regeneration that discusses the emasculation of the soldiers can be found in chapter four. Pat Barker already foreshadows on page 29 that emasculation is going to be an important theme in the chapter, as Anderson wonders if being locked up can be a "emasculating experience". The scene when Sassoon and Graves go swimming really emphasises the topic emasculation. Graves flashes his scar on his thigh, on which Sassoon comments: "An inch further down-" (Barker, 1992, p. 32). Graves reacts sensitively when he thinks that this comment will result in a ladies choir joke. This is the ultimate lack of masculinity when a man does not have his genital parts; the most important symbol for manliness. This paragraph is obviously about the emasculation, but the loss of masculinity is also visible in the relationship between Billy Prior and Sarah Lumb. Prior wants to discuss his feelings about and his experiences of the war with Sarah, but this is frowned upon by society (Saxová, 2007). This contempt of emasculations is also made clear in Owen 's "Disabled". This poem discusses the faith of a teen soldier who has lost his limbs in the trenches and is confined to his wheelchair, utterly helpless. Relationships
Wilfred Owen and Robert Frost successfully convey the brutal, cruel and inhumane theme of violence in their eye-opening poems, 'Disabled ' and 'Out, Out '. Set during the hard times of war, these poems portray different war-related themes and carry their own distinctive similarities and differences, contrasting with one another.
The poems which I am talking about, were both written at the time of the first world war. It was probably a huge influence on them in a negative way as the themes running throughout are exploitation and pathos. Towards the end of the war, it was not very popular, and people thought of it in this way. Robert Frost, who wrote “Out, Out- “, was a very successful writer who sold many poems and went on to teach English to students at universities around America. The writer of “Disabled”, Wilfred Owen was a soldier in the war. He wrote the poem in 1917, one year before he died. He never saw the signing of the armistice as he died just a week before it happened.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque exemplifies the atrocities that occur during times of war. War is brutal, war is terrible, and war is inhumane. During World War I, war affected soldiers in ways like never before. The new trench warfare technique in addition to new war technology made the battlefield a literal living hell. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the excerpt from In the Field by Tim O’Brien, and the poems “Battlefield” by August Stramm and “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, the theme of the horrors of war is used to display the awful things that happen in war.
The poem Disabled was written by Wilfred Owen, while he was convalescing at a hospital after his injuries at a battlefield. It portrays his honest confessions and feelings before and after the war, describing the significant changes he has went through. To summarize this poem, it’s about a physically disabled man (Wilfred Owen) who reflects on his experience when he was on the battlefield. It expresses the thoughtless image of him as he didn 't know what the forever consequences were after fighting in the war.
The First World War was a battle that went from 1914 to 1918. Disabled is a war poem by former soldier Wilfred Owen and it follows life after the First World War. It focuses on a certain veteran who represents the entire population of 56,000 amputees. It shows how miserable life was for the wounded after losing their limbs, how they went from fit, young guys to grey, old men. The important message in this poem that Wilfred Owen was displaying was how war changed them as people and their lifestyles and that how this soldier should have felt in regards to his new way of life. Their lives changed drastically because of the war, causing trauma, injury and death. I think the message he conveyed in the poem is important for others to understand so