Irony in Remarque 's, All Quiet on the Western Front Some historians and people describe World War I as “The Great War,” a label that must be ironic to those who have fought it and lost their friends and family. Erich Maria Remarque 's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, narrates the lives of several young soldiers, Paul, Tjaden, Albert and Müller, among others, who enlisted to defend the German lines. Their schoolteachers encouraged them to enlist by stressing the nobility of and courage in serving and protecting the nation. However, deep in the trenches, Paul and his friends rapidly learn the difference between what they had been taught about the war and what the war itself has taught them.
Meanwhile, the illustrator of “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, uses mood, symbolism, and imagery to show how ridiculous the 600 men were. In the poem, Tennyson use tone, imagery, and diction to prove his feelings towards the soldiers. First, the author uses imagery to import an image in the readers head of 600 fearless soldiers charging into war with cannons all around them. “Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them.”
A masterpiece in its own right, it reflects a story that illustrates the brave and courageous acts of those who valiantly fought. The soldiers, regardless of which side they represent, pushed through their fear to become men of honor and valor. Many perished and those who survived are cursed to remember it. It reflects the sentiment that “Courage is more than charge; More than dying or suffering. The loss of love in silence or being gallant; It is temperament and, more, wisdom”
The repetition on the letter “b” resembles the sound of an imaginary beat before the battle between Beowulf and Grendel. The day of Beowulf’s death alliteration was being used while the men were weeping over their grand loss “So should all men Rise up words for their lords warm with love, when their shield and protector leaves” (ln 889-891). The repetition in the letter “w” is used to emphasize how much Beowulf’s men worshipped him for being such an authentic ruler. Another example of alliteration is right before the fight between Beowulf and Grendel the author states “Up from his swamp land, sliding gently toward that gold-shining hall” (ln238-239).
To start off with, one characteristic of a hero is tenacity. In the story A Man Nina Cassian states, “he set himself to do everything with twice as much enthusiasm”. In this statement the author means he is inspired to work twice as hard and to do everything the best he can. Another example from the story A soldier home from losing his leg in Afghanistan is when Tristan Segers says, “I was truly cared for the rehabilitation was rigorous and I pushed it, building back my muscles and learning to use my prosthetic leg.” In this statement, Tristan Segers mean it was difficult for him to get use to the leg and to gain the muscle back.
Tim O'Brien's “The Things They Carry,” tells a story about the lives of young men during war. The narrator tells his story from first person, marking all of his adventures and experiences of his companions. O’Brien crafts his piece through the use of repetition, symbolism, and metaphors to convey the idea of physical and psychological hardships of soldiers during war. Though the literary device of repetition, O'Brien portrays the physical and psychological hardships of a soldier.
When the general leaves Joby stares into the night sky, he now has a purpose. The Civil War left numerous experiences in many young drummer boys. They learn that nothing is ever forgotten, that their story lives on. If you think you do not serve a purpose you are mistaken.
In many historical war films, the directors attempt to represent the war as it was taken place in the real world. In the film, Flags of our Fathers, real events are represented throughout the entire film. The director of the film, Clint Eastwood, depicted three soldiers, John Doc Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes, who were praised to be heroes from a photograph. Joe Rosenthal captured this most famous photograph in history during the Second World War, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. After having a look at this photo, the American citizens found it as a big accomplishment for the army, and the government took this as an advantage to send the flag raising survivors on war bond drive based on propaganda, knowing that the war needed lots of added
This mirrors the relationship many of the officers have with their men. In one scene, Sassoon remembers tending to his soldiers’ blisters. Dr. Rivers himself compares military officers with harried, destitute mothers: both are trying wildly to save lives they
But it wasn’t just that he was the most intelligent member of the family. He was also the nicest”. Holden loved his brother more than anything and when he died, he punched out all the windows in the garage. He said that "my hand still hurts me once in a while. " This is symbolic of the love he had and still has for his little brother; he even quotes later that "you don 't stop loving someone because they die" proving that he still cares for him.
Crane gives us a deeper look, through his amazing characters. Henry Fleming 's, blinded from the true horrors of war enlisted, in hopes of glory from his fellow peers. As hours transformed to days, Henry 's fantasized life as a soldier shattered,
The first sign of the connection between epic heroes and veterans was when,“He told them stories of Achilles and Odysseus...guilt and loss among soldiers resonated with Vietnam Veterans” (Shapiro, 4). When he was reading to the vets they, understood the struggles of the epic heroes. Their troubles faded away when they were listening to the stories. Society has the tendency to feel that they “ have dealt with better man and never did they once disregard me” (Alexander, 13). The veterans are often ridiculed because
Therefore, if we trace things back a little bit, we can clearly see that O’Brien is writing that way to express his fellow soldier’s sorrow of losing his best friend. His writing style is unique in a way that he doesn’t express the feelings just bluntly. He could just add words that emphasizes sadness, but instead, he added the act of his friend to show the underlying feeling about one during the war. Therefore, after reading about that chapter, people will say they were so cruel during the war, but if they think deeply, all chapter is about the writer’s friend grieving for his dead
Njal being a newly converted Christian became very sentimental after his newly raised son, Hoskuld was killed, especially since his death sprang from evil roots. Njal loved Hoskuld more than any of his other sons and would give up his life to save Hoskuld but the only thing Njal could do was make sure a settlement has been reached for the death of his foster son. Njal died in the most honorable way he can, with his family. Njal had the opportunity to leave his house when it was under attack without any harm done to him but chose to die with his family. Njal’s wisdom and kindness he has shown has never wavered even in the face of death with his family and he shall be remembered as a brilliant lawyer who can see far into the future and remember far into the
Soldier Boys is a novel about two young boys, Spencer and Dieter, who have gone off to fight in World War II. Both boys decide to enlist to prove a point; Spencer joins to show his family that he is no longer a silly teenage boy with a crush and Dieter to prove how great of a German boy and soldier he is to the Fuhrer and Germans all over the world. They soon learn that the war is not about them, but instead the people they have chosen to protect and the beliefs they must stick by. The author, gives great insight to both sides of the same war and the emotions involved, because he writes about why people on either side join, how other soldiers and their actions influence what type of soldier a person becomes, and how the outcome of a single