Gilmore states that the people would try to please “the warrior’s heart”(27). In addition, a “laurel wreath [that] is ready” hints at a victory; victories come from conflicts (Gilmore 19). Since Gilmore composed the piece during the Civil War, this evidence reinforces the relationship between the war and the song (“When”). Thus, the conflict initiated the hope for the return of a soldier, Johnny. The conflict and the war created the emotions in the song, forced the people to hope for Johnny’s return, and provided a reason for Gilmore to compose the piece.
What started as not even being considered Veterans soon transformed into creating a whole memorial in memory of them. The author’s word choice in the, “Always to Remember,” portion of the title symbolizes and recognizes the bravery and dedication the Vietnam Veterans had to fight for our country. For example, in the text it states how since many people were opposed to this war, “veterans were not honored as veterans of other wars has been.” This shows that since Americans were opposed to the army forces
He disagrees with this assumption by saying “I’m more than just a uniform.” Fredrick says this in order to separate himself from the dreadful German stereotypes. Spiritually he has the same beliefs as Sergeant Alvin York, who contemplates joining the war because of his non-violent beliefs and his desire to serve his country . French citizens, such as Emmanuelle, are quick to judge based on the moral character of Germany’s diplomatic leader. A known assumption is all of the German soldiers are ruthless and brutal. He breaks the stereotype by telling her about his family growing up.
While a soldier is usually thought to be buff, tall standing, men who are proud to serve their country, instead he brings attention to the reality of the soldiers who don't feel proud to serve their country because of the hardships they go through and the extremely painful death they experience. A difference in the poems is the point of view of the speakers. The point of view of the speaker in "I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die" is of someone who was never in war, but in “Dulce et Decorum Est”, the man was speaking about his experience in war. Therefore, the characters have different
Unlike “Conscientious Objector”, “Flander’s Fields” is spoken from the point of view of dead soldiers. The soldiers want the people they have left behind to carry on in their absence and continue fighting the good fight. Although the message of this poem may be inspiring, it can be discounted because we have no knowledge of what the afterlife is like or what the dead may think. “Conscientious Objector” is the more inspiring poem because it is the tale of human courage against a seemingly unstoppable force, and sometimes a little courage is all people need in
Furthermore, I would be exploring a varieties of world war one poems to compare how war is presented in different viewpoints. In Henry V Shakespeare ‘once more unto the breach’ speech, shows war to create hero’s that are confident, whereas the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ shows hero’s to be scared and vulnerable. He makes war sound very patriotic. He say ‘close the wall up with our English dead’. He is saying that they are willing to die for their country and proud to be a part of England and supporting them.
In “ The Red Badge of Courage ” by Stephen Crane, symbolism is frequently used as a demonstration for the main character’s credulity, his instinctive perspective of war as well as the barbarity of the battlefield . Through this masterpiece, Stephen Crane wants to remind us all that people at times have immature feelings and trivial desires even though they may end up in tragedy. However, such fascination is nothing but a gullible thought of the adolescent. In this story, the main character- Henry is a boy who is overwhelmed by the eminence of war and the acknowledgement enlisting the army. Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service.
The two epic similes had characters which were considered to be epic heros, however both were flawed. The two characters were on journeys to regain their spiritual identity. Dante had traits of an epic hero like leaving home, and having a guide named Virgil who was his conscience throughout the poem. On the other hand Dante felt dishonored by his people so he sought revenge in Inferno. Perceval was an epic hero just as Dante by leaving home to be a knight, he had a special weapon given to him saying,“This sword, dear brother,was destined for you and none other” (Perc.192-193) the sword was for him only for his bravery.
Many people care too much about how others view them. Whether someone else approves of their thoughts and actions affects what anybody does. Many other stories describe soldiers that fight in the war for the pride of the country, or because they wish to die honorably. In The Things They Carried, the men do not want honor, but do not want the embarrassment of avoiding the war. Fighting in the war and dying honorably gives a man a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
A merciless warrior would have killed Gollum the way that Beowulf killed Grendel, but instead Bilbo showed one of the most heroic qualities one could possess. He showed mercy (80). Bilbo’s merciful spirit also shined through when he refused to fight in the Battle of Five Armies. The thought of violence repels him. “Bilbo’s heart fell, both at the song and the talk: they sounded much too warlike” (236).