The inner conflict while not obvious was present with the soldiers who returned back and having to deal with PTSD and other symptoms. Siegfried Sassoon’s Attack and Wilfred’s Owen Anthem for Doomed Youth both deal with inner and outer conflict through the use of figurative language and imagery. Firstly, Anthem for Doomed Youth uses figurative language in the first part of the poem to demonstrate the surroundings that might surround the soldier as he fights on. The “Monstrous Anger of the guns” “stuttering rifles” these are all sounds that surround the soldier as he goes into war. These weapons of war are given personification, they are viewed as people in this war fighting for one cause.
In “The Song of the Mud,” Borden describes the major role mud plays in war and reveals the huge impact it has as it covers the soldier, corpses, clogs the machinery, and restricts the soldiers from their value.“of vile, incurable sores and innocent tongues,” "a devil's sick of sin,” the blood coming from “bitter as the cud,” and “obscene as cancer” are all examples of imagery that help readers perceive the agony of war and fully express the repugnancy to war. Moreover, Mary specifically uses evocative words such as “invincible,” “inexhaustible,” “intrusive” and “impertinent” to illustrate the dreadful state of the fighters due to the mud and to generate a powerful tone. Similarly, Owen used words such as “guttering” and “froth-corrupted” to create that same tone as he described the gas attack he experienced and the resentment he has of war in this last stanza. On top of that, both poems contain irony to signify the opposite of what is said, set an ironic tone and to bring forth the authors’ aversion to war indirectly. For example,“The Song of the Mud” contains the line “covers the hills like satin” which is pleasing and makes you feel at ease which contradicts the fact that war is destructive and horrifying.
Crocodile Dundee Review ‘Crocodile Dundee’ produced in 1986 put Australia on the map, with its hilarious unpretentious Mike ‘Crocodile’ Dundee (Paul Hogan) and it 's stunning and unique Australian landscape. New York reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) travels to Australia to meet a famous Australian bushman, she encounters both the beauty of Australia’s outback as well as the dangerous wildlife and brash locals, after experiencing Australia she brings Mike back with her to the exciting and happening place ‘New York’. This iconic movie directed by Peter Faiman is a must watch movie as Paul Hogan brilliantly acts out and superbly portrays the Australian larrikin. Mike Dundee appearance in ‘Crocodile Dundee’ as a sun weathered bushman, dorning an Akubra hat and a leather waistcoats with crocodile teeth necklace. ‘Crocodile Dundee’ both constructs and deconstructs the idea of Australian masculinity.
Throughout the story Kurt Vonnegut portray his anti-war sentiment through symbols, tragic events and characters. He conveys his belief the most with the main character Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim has post traumatic stress disorder, that is caused by the war. Therefore, showing negative consequences that come from war. Kurt Vonnegut also uses the bombing of dresden as to strengthen his anti-war novel.
The nature of war has always been a cruel and inhumane part of our world and its history. Many themes, such as desperation and trickery, play a large role in the development of the short story, “All The King’s Horses” by Kurt Vonnegut. However, what is most particularly interesting is how Vonnegut portrays war the story and is represented the most throughout the novel is the theme of how destructive war is and how impactful it can be on many lives. Firstly, Vonnegut often subtly uses symbolism and allegories in order to portray the theme of war within the short story. For example, Vonnegut uses the two kings commanding the rest of the chessmen to symbolize that the soldiers in war are being directed and forced to fight by the higher-ups.
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.
Discuss Wilfred Owen’s presentation of war in the following two poems Dulce et Decorum est Wilfred Owen vividly and acutely portrays the harsh reality of war straight up from a firsthand experience. ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ the title, literally translates into ‘It is sweet and noble’, but this title brings out the ironic aspect of the poem, as the readers are aware that the poem is anything but ‘sweet and noble’. Owen seeks to convince the readers that the horrors of war far outweigh the efforts by the patriots to glamourise war. His main goal is to completely destroy the lies instilled by propaganda and to make sure the readers are aware of what ‘war’ really is about. Through the topics of the poem, his dialect decisions, and differentiating the charming title going before the aggravating substance of the poem, he conveys regard for his perspectives on war while amid in the middle of one himself.
War is the catalyst to all of the competition between the characters, as well as many other problems. Because of the original competition of the World War II in the novel, many other instances of competition were created. Donald Kovis’ article provides substantial support of the depressing issues produced by
The successful use of contradiction between the characters and Stanhope’s personality builds an interesting background and setting, while the use of grievous vocabulary and quotations directly tells us the hopes and the emotional thought process of Stanhope. Through war time experiences, Sherriff is also able to bring the play into life, allowing us to see the dread and horror of fighting in a war. Journey’s End, a masterpiece renowned throughout the world of literature and art, allows the readers to perceive and dive into depths of war, not only with our imagination, but with our sense of perception, with our bare
Assault, murder, war and battling are all present in The Kite Runner. These scenes are emotional and greatly violent. The novel is about Amir's encounters with these occasions. These rough scenes shape Amir's life. Brutal scenes in writing have significance, and the brutality of assault in The Kite Runner can be utilized as a case to demonstrate this.
In world war 1 the battle of Gallipoli gave Australians, as a nation, a chance to introduce them selves to the world, and to show Australia 's honourable independent nations morals. The landing on ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) cove on the 25th of April, 1915, ended up being catastrophic and took the lives of 136,425 young men originating from 6 different countries. The campaign took the lives of 8704 young Australian bread men. Though the movement was a calamitous defeat for the allies. Nevertheless, the Gallipoli effort gave time for Australian young men to see other lands and to observe and learn about very different cultures, from the Anglo-Saxon influenced society which they were raised upon.