Author Stephen Crane uses symbolism, imagery, and personification to depict the brutality of the war and how foolish Collins’ decision was. The water Collins retrieves is symbolic of his act of heroism and how he turned his back on the war to help a dying comrade. Imagery is used to illustrate how terrible the war was. This makes Collins decision seem even more ludacris to the readers. Finally, personification is used to show how the soldiers hid the horrors of the war and turned them into a more familiar sound like arguing.
"All Quiet on the Western Front" is a war novel by Erich Maria Remarque that reveals the ways in which war is not glorious, and the ways in which destroys a soldier 's happiness, innocence, and youthfulness. In addition, it uses imagery and characterization to describe some of the hardships the soldiers face in the trenches and at the front. Likewise, "Suicide in the Trenches" is a poem by Siegfried Sassoon that glosses over these topics as well, in the form of a poem. While both Remarque 's "All Quiet on the Western Front" and Sassoon 's "Suicide in the Trenches" portray war as a destroyer of innocence and youthfulness, Remarque 's use of characterization to illustrate the theme is more effective than Sassoon 's use of imagery and word play, because it is more
They contradict what the poem is actually about. For example, ‘The Soldier’ evokes the idea of wasted life when the poem itself revels that fighting in war for the purpose of making your country proud and protecting it memorable. ‘Dulce et decorum est’ makes us think that it is sweet and seemly to die for your country but the content of the poem disagrees. The poem contradicts itself. With resentment, the poem
. .” (15) As soon as Lavender falls, they all seem to go berserk. It almost seems that, due to his death, Lavender’s comrades are moved with intense sadness and rage, causing them to wreck havoc across Vietnam. This would be a completely response for any soldier—but it’s not the text’s deepest meaning. If readers take one step further, they might discover that the driving cause of these postmortem actions was not Lavender’s death.
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.
Remarque uses diction and syntax as literary devices to express his anti-war theme, or lesson. Using diction, Remarque is able to communicate an anti-war theme in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front. For example, after a very arduous battle, Paul tells the reader “Monotonously the lorries sway, monotonously come the calls, monotonously falls the rain” (24). The use of the word monotonously shows how monochrome, black and white, and lifeless and dull the world feels. Furthermore, after another battle, Paul tells the reader “And at each call a little group separates itself off, a small handful of dirty, pallid soldiers, a dreadfully small handful, and a dreadfully
The Civil War was a brutal time in American history, pinning neighbor against neighbor. Many families were broken up and soldiers often the went wandering into battle aimlessly. Frustrated by this war, an American author, Stephen Crane shows his distaste for this war by his ironic works: the poem “War is kind” and the short story “The Mystery of Heroism” by bringing the loss of family and pointless deaths to advocate against the war. Throughout “War is Kind” a mockery of how the barbarity of war affect spouses, children and parents of the soldiers lost. It specifically focuses on the families orientated around the soldiers in battle and how their deaths have came to be.
Physical suffering is a crucial theme illustrated throughout Owen’s poetry. This is evident in the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est”. Owen recounts the dreadful experience of a gas attack endured by many soldiers during the Great War. The visual imagery presented in the line “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” describes the physical suffering of the soldiers. Owen is stressing the conditions of the soldiers being exhausted, barely walking and overall deformed, unlike what the propaganda posters showed.
'The Sentry ' by Wilfred Owen was composed in 1917 and is Owen 's record of seeing a man on sentry obligation harmed by a shell that has blasted close him. The man has his eyes ravaged and is blinded by his wounds yet toward the end cases to see a light once more. Dulce et Decorum Est additionally by Wilfred Owen at a comparative time to The Sentry and is Owen 's record of seeing a man bite the dust from toxin gas in light of the fact that he didn 't get his veil on in time. In both The Sentry and Dulce et Decorum Est, Owen is attempting to demythologize war by depicting horrific illustrations of the impacts of war. In The Sentry, Owen accounts how
Indian camp not only portrays examples of maturity and coming of age but also many examples of sexism. Women were below men during these times . For example one example of sexism in indian camp is when the woman cries out during birth in pain . Following the cry for help Nick asks his dad “oh daddy can 't you give her something to make her stop screaming”.Nick’s dad responds with “no i haven 't any anesthetic but her screams are not important”. This is very important because say nick was the one there lying in pain his dad would have done anything to help him.