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. All Quiet on the Western Front reveals
The author uses imagery, diction, and tone to express his respect towards the 600 soldiers who courageously charged towards battle. 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.” The author is trying to give the readers a heroic image of the men by writing statements like “Boldly they rode and well” and Honour the charge they made!” This gives an image of brave soldiers riding through war like heroic-figures.
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). The use of the “s” gives the feeling of Grendel being sneaky and devious while heading to Herot this also foreshadows that something will happen once Grendel arrives.
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. In addition to tenacity another characteristic of a hero is courage.
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. For example, the narrator repeatedly describes the weight of weight during the soldiers arduous journey: “Among the necessities or near necessities were R-38 can openers, pocket knives, heat tabs, wristwatches, dog tags, mosquito repellants, chewing gum, candy, cigarettes, salt tablets...2-3 canteens of water.
The leader said that if the fighters are hit with steel they will not feel a thing, their blood is hot and fast. Joby is the head of the army when the generals left behind the captain said. The officer told Joby that years and years later when he is gone, Joby should say part honored and part unpretentious how he was a Drummer Boy of Tennessee, the Drummer Boy of Shiloh. 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.
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
Regardless of these shifting gender roles, Dr. Rivers remains a strong parental figure to his patients. 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
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. He may even think he had something to do with his death or he caused it.