“Half-a-crown is probably not so much that the narrator imagines the fellow as a beggar as it is that his own character but in a different context” (Napierkowski and Ruby 1). To illustrate narrator’s disgust for the pointless war, he compares himself to the soldier and at the end with the word “you”. This makes the poem giving feelings that are more personal. The man has created the war but it is not man is instinct to murder others. “The Man He Killed” demonstrates the perspective of soldiers with inhumanity in the war battle.
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.
The effects of romanticized wars are seen throughout Slaughterhouse Five and All Quiet on the Western Front. The false visions of war that soldiers blindly go into mentally destroy them little by little. For the women and men back home, the families, their ideas of what their loved one is going through is constantly changing with the novels and movies romanticizing war and the war heroes. Kurt Vonnegut has said before that he believes civilization was terminated in World War I and that "Much of the blame is the malarkey that artist have created to glorify war, which we all know, is nonsense, and a good deal worse that that –romantic pictures of battle, and of the dead men in uniform and all that" (Vitale par. 4).
Owen was taken out of the war where he began writing poems. He wrote his poems to show both his anger at the cruelty and waste of war. (BBC) Owen used this poem to show the misconception that war is. While people outside of the war thought it was honorable, soldiers like Owen himself, know how cruel and it really is. Through the use of imagery, figurative language, and tone, Owen is able to portray the misconception and cruelty of war.
The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” thought he was hearing the guy’s heart beat after he had killed him. This couldn’t be possible because he cut the guy up and there was no way that his heart could still be beating. He was hearing this “heart-beat” because he was feeling guilty from killing the old man. “...it is the beating of his hideous heart.” The people in the “The Masque of the Red Death” thought they were seeing a masked person at the party that was killing everyone but in my opinion I think they were imaging it. I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story.
When the identity of the horseman was revealed, my first reaction was surprised because I realize that Druse kills his own father and I understood why every kinds of war are destructive for family relationships. I realize also the significance of the duty for a soldier because if Druse didn’t kill his father, he can be considered as a criminal. 9. What do you think the author’s messages are concerning “duty”, “family” and “war”? in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers.
Throughout the poem, the writer does not focus on war victories, but he focuses on the loss of family members to war, presenting war as simply a robber of life. For example, the lines state, “These men were born to drill and die” and “A field where a thousand corpses lie.” Then, the line continues, “Swift blazing flag of the regiment, Eagle with crest of red and gold.” The flag depicted symbolizes the glory of war, while the following line, which state “These men were born to fight and die” represents the idea that despite all the imagined glories of war, in the end the soldiers are simply pawns of a deadly game. "Do not weep." This phrase is repeated for four times in this poem because it is part of the refrain. Weeping is what people do when they lose somebody they love, and it is improper to tell somebody not to weep after somebody they care so much has died.
Wilfred Owen, born 1893 in the UK, was a poet of World War 1. Owen hated the existence of war, but enlisted in 1915, leading him to write in great detail about the reality of the battlefield. After writing many poems, Owen died in 1918, two weeks before the end of World War 1. One of those poems was Dulce et Decorum Est, describing in great detail the sickening effects of a gas attack on soldiers. The title is taken from a quote from Horace Odes ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori’, meaning ‘it is sweet and honourable to die for one’s country’.
The poems “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon was written on 23rd febuary 1918 and “In fFanders Fields” by John McCrae was written on 2nd may 1915. In these poems war has been portayed in many different ways. One talks about the sorrows of the war whereas the other talks about the glorious side of the war. Both poems were written during World War 1. Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the First World War.
As ‘Remains’ is used to portray how the soldier is being exposed to the guilt though shooting a looter, the imagery used in ‘Remains’ is to vividly portray the death of looter. The word bloody in ‘Remains’, from “[the looter’s] bloody life in [the soldier’s] bloody hands,” we can successfully infer that he cannot reconcile whether it was an innocent act or not, but because he doesn’t know, the effects of PTSD has damaged his mental health. Likewise, using the word ‘bloody’ in this context may suggest that the guilt lingers within him. Furthermore, the repetition of the word bloody shows how the speaker finds it difficult to differentiate between the looter and himself, and that his guilt has blurred the normal process of logic in his mind showing the conflict within the soldier