In “Dulce Et Decorum Est” there is a shift in pace where Owen exemplifies the immediate calling of “GAS! Gas! Quick, boys” conveying the tone of how the war is chaotic to support the overall meaning of how war is not what people believe it is (9). As the stanzas change, they each accentuate the idea of how the war takes a toll on the soldier, and in the last stanza focuses on how people believe the old lie of how dying for a country is glorious. “Epitaph on a Soldier” is written in iambic pentameter with a more rhythmic nature to impose a more positive impression on the reader.
Tim speaks about the lieutenant guilt “He felt shame.He hated himself. He loved Martha more than his men,and as a consequence lavender was now dead”(O’Brien 19). Jimmy Cross had a lot of guilt because of what happened to lavender. He choose a girl over his own troops, the men he was supposed to protect. O 'Brien showed the mental break down the soldier were having during the war.
Gene begins to understand just how harmful the war is, and the worst part is him as well as the rest of the boys are constantly reminded of their possibility to be drafted into the army.“The class above, seniors, draft-bait, practically soldiers, rushed ahead of us toward the war. They were caught up in accelerated courses and first-aid programs and a physical hardening regimen...(4).” For Gene to have to see those around him go into ruins from the war leaves a negative impact on him and his mentality, destructing his innocence. Gene knew that he could very easily be drafted at any moment. Ultimately, this awareness led to a tarnishing of Gene’s innocence as well as his youth, for he registered the reality of war and understood he would have to come face to face with it very
It uses this effect to accentuate the “Homecoming” of the dead. Repetition is harnessed to utilise the irony and accentuate the ones who are coming back are dead, not the glorified ending that society was promised. The inditer, Dawe, utilises his perspective to present his view on the matter. His perspective is rather raw, and often the plain truth, as optically discerned in “Homecoming”, and in some stanzas in “On the Death of Ronald Ryan”. Readers may interpret his works in ways of tyranny toward the regime, society in some fashions.
You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever. "(177) This tells us that Jimmy felt guilty for getting one of his soldiers killed by his love for Martha which keeps him distracted and keeps him from realizing what’s around him and now he got sick and tired of getting distracted so he burned the photos and letters Martha sent him to keep him from getting distracted. “What is love?
One of the first signs of the narrator's feelings is in the third paragraph when he says “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This shows that the narrator was disappointed and horrified of having a brother who would not be all there. It also shows that he was so embarrassed by his brother that he would even kill his brother so he wouldn't be embarrassed. Another excerpt from the story that shows or helps develop the theme is in the
Hamlet’s grief is apparent to the audience, as he begins lamenting about the uselessness of life. He depicts his “solid flesh”, urging it to melt and “resolve itself into a dew (129-130). Shakespeare emphasizes his grief - he truly is upset. Hamlet even calls to “the Everlasting”, wishing he had not deemed “self-slaughter” to be a sin (131-132). His cries “O, God!
For instance, the speaker has short bursts of exclamation in the phrases “oh da horror, oh what a shame” (14). The entire line in the poem, “oh da horror” is italicized to add feelings of disappointment, which is similar to the use of the modern-day term known as “Oh my God!” Shame is associated with lying, embarrassment, and cheating husbands, but in this context, it means a life is wasted because of its abrupt end. The concept of death is frightening because death comes unexpectedly. Furthermore, the author conjures further thoughts with the question: “why’d he do that to himself?” The question shows great importance because it is the only interrogative statement in the entire poem. The phrase “do that to himself” is of the utmost importance because it means he claimed his own life which would sadden those that knew him.
And so, within a couple years, was he-from cancer” (273). This message is short and concise, but it delivers a lot of information about the character. The father-in-law, once again, lost his hope and love. He kills his kitten like he saw his friend killed while in the infantry or the way he killed the enemy. He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable.
With all of the problems in our society, war is the most talked about dilemma in our messed up world. War could be both good and bad depending on a person’s view about it. War has some good objectives like erasing injustice and ending tyranny. If you think about it, there are also negative objectives, like how brutal war can be, or all of the innocent lives that are lost. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead it explains how it may be like during the Revolutionary War, threw the eyes of a boy named Tim.