She goes on to say that war will continue because of the human tendency to glamorize war in the media. Society will continue to urge on war and the death it brings. Another, less preferred, title for Slaughterhouse Five is The Children’s Crusade. To describe the significance of this title, in Peter Reed’s essay he states that, “The obvious parallels with the rising of a modern army are that people sent to die are in both cases young, innocent, and uncomprehending. […] The “noble” intentions [They have] may bear little relation to the actual purposes or accomplishments of [War]” (Reed 12).
Here, Gene is trying to justify his envy towards Finny, which could represent the justification of calamities in war. Another example is Gene wishing bad for Finny, “This time he wasn't going to get away with it. I could feel myself becoming unexpectedly excited at that” (Knowles 27). Gene’s response to Finny getting in trouble could represent war mentality because Gene is wishing bad for Finny. The author is using the story of friendship with jealousy to tell the story of war as in how some sides look for conflicts like Gene and the others stay away from it like Finny.
Throughout human history, war has been a common solution to settle conflict or disagreements between people. War has and will always be apart of this world, because no matter how much death it causes humans will never change. Some people have come to see the idiocy in war and have even written about it in poems, short stories, etc. One of these people, Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has mocked this absurd and pointless practice. Twain’s essay The War Prayer satirizes the customs of praying for safety and victory in war and for equating war with patriotism.
Throughout The Wars, Timothy Findley utilizes multiple points of view to emphasize that the concepts of the war and Robert’s character were both hard to grasp. Findley’s narrative techniques show that the war manipulated and affected those involved in different ways. Moreover, the novel challenges its readers to dissect who Robert Ross was through their own judgements. Most notably, this was done through the unbiased presentation of photographs and the archivist’s research, which focused on exhibiting details about the Ross family. Also, the account of Lady Juliet d’Orsey provided a perspective that developed the reader’s overall understanding of Robert and the effects of the war away from the battlefield.
The Misguided Prayer War is a dreadful act, the loss of countless lives of ones who wish to bring honor to their name and country; yet, dying in the name of your country is viewed as a noble act. A victory in the game of war is not easily achieved. In order for one to win, one must lose something in return- for some it's their loved ones, for others it's their sense of morality. In Mark Twain’s satire, The War Prayer, Twain goes into detail about the cost of victory and uncovers the immorality hidden within people’s prayers. Throughout this satire, Mark Twain uses irony and ridicule to shed light on what war really is and how victory is obtained.
Similar is done in “the manhunt” with its structure in rhyming doublets and the pain and war that is presented continuously in the poem through images of gunfires and war in “first phase” and “blown hinge”. This contrast presented in both poems makes the reader feel as if the poem doesn’t really fit in and if the effects of war or war itself is being forced into something that it isn’t that the suffering and pain is so great that it can’t be fit into “ordered rows” or maybe it lets the reader understand that “suffering” isn’t really understood and therefore forced into something it isn’t. The effects of this are then both present with ‘suffering” being held together so tight that it is about to explode. In the Manhunt this is presented through “every nerve in his
Propaganda helped the recruitment process with the large amount of men wanting to enlist. Although the act of soldiers killing others can be considered murder, war is not a crime because soldiers fight to defend their country, they are willing to die for their country and war brings peace upon the soldiers. Soldiers fight to defend their countries in war. In war, soldiers typically enlist so they can prove that their nation is the most important thing to them and in Rupert Brooke’s poem
From Reading The Pain Of Others by Susan Sontag, Sontag explores the relationship between war pictures and war. What do war pictures actually help our society to prevent war? She says, “It was, how in your opinion are we to prevent war?” (Page 4) “We” then becomes an aim to her discussion because “we” are the power to prevent war. She figures out and says, “That ‘we’ would include not just the sympathizers of a smallish nation or a stateless people fighting for its life, but-a far lager constituency-those only nominally concerned about some nasty war taking place in another country.” In her opinions, this “we” audiences (include me) nominally cares about war because “we” audiences enjoy the privilege of safety and they don’t realize the privilege
And in this imperfect world war may happen for the best. My thought on war is that it should not happen unless it is necessary which it may be necessary in this imperfect world but if it does happen then it should not be completely brutal and I know that is hard to stop because wars are just brutal and there is no way to make killing a person not brutal. Voltaire shows the brutality of war very well in the novel Candide and he did a very good job of doing that in a humorous way throughout the novel. Overall I enjoyed reading it and it really made me think about issues in this
Among the reasons for protesting was the fact that they wanted to help America thrive. They knew that the war was not worth it and that there would be lots of casualties. They knew that America as a whole would be more successful if they didn’t fight. They were just trying to get that point across. As said earlier, the only thanks they got in return was pain and punishment.