“The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss is an effective satirical representation of the Cold War. Dr. Seuss was alive during the Cold War; he wrote this book to display his feelings towards the war and used it as an eye opener to bring about public awareness of not only the national issues, but also the tension involved in some of the global ones. The book wasn’t just entertainment for children to enjoy or just awareness for the adults but a lesson that can be easily understood by both audiences. He was passively trying to get across to people that with the social issues that were arising, there were flaws on both sides of the argument. The Cold war began in the early 1940’s.
Ephron then continues to state that these type of events happen to everyone and quite often too, but aren't as frequently captured and displayed like its counterparts. In the end Ephron reminds the audience that death is among us all and should not be forgotten but rather, remembered. In order to prevent something like this from happening or by being aware, but because Ephron believes that being explicit with everything is important for the understanding of the human experience and presence on this world. No matter the atrocities that may or may not be displayed this is all part of the human experience. For example Ephron says, “Throughout the Vietnam War, editors were reluctant to print atrocity pictures.
Members of the board, today I am here because the film Gallipoli is a necessity in your upcoming film festival. The movie Gallipoli, showcases the story of the ANZACs and contains many aspects of the Australian identity. This film is an essential movie in any Australian film festival because it plays a crucial part in the development and the representation of the country on an international scale. The movie demonstrates many aspects of the Australian identity such as brotherhood, the belief in the underdog and it is a constant reminder of the mistakes that were made and the loss and suffering brought on by war. The theme of mateship is a large aspect of the Australian identity.
A War Within War is inevitable, war is not peaceful nor accepted by many. War is the act portrayed by many men and women who believe they’re making a difference, that one less life in the world is nothing more than the act of taking it. Wars come and go claiming they’re making a difference in a positive way liberating a certain territory, whilst destroying it. War is the true equalizer between life and death, fairness and irony. The novel “My Brother Sam is Dead” symbolizes many of these traits.
Ernie Pyle in his essay “The Death of Captain Waskow” stated that “You don’t cover up dead men in the combat zone” (1). The nature of war is to have bloody and brutal conflicts, that cannot be changed. Which is ultimately much more destructive for the people who cause a country to be destroyed than it is for the country who sent them as a whole. Soldiers need to be brutal for their side to win and they must sacrifice themselves to gain victory. There are moral and honorable acts of war but often those must be ignored for the country to win, yet another reason why it destroys those who fight on the front lines.
Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
Even though this was a staged photo, the complete brutality and pure atrociousness of the moment showed the American public just how deep the corruption of this war ran. To shoot a man in the head point blank in the middle of the street is not something that sat well with the American public. As said by Marien, "Some lasting images of the war experience were created only in photography" (368). This photo remains to this day one of the most recognizable photos of the war, and among the most tough to look at. This display of pure savagery showed how demoralizing and dehumanizing this conflict had become, and added to the ever growing anti-war sentiment.
In The Germania, Tacitus pointed out many oddities that set the Germanic people apart from the Romans who encountered them on the outskirts of their great empire. One of the things that really stood out was their love for warfare and how important it was for men to be valiant warriors. The extent to which they feel about this is illustrated best when Tacitus says “they consider it base and spiritless to earn by sweat what they might purchase with blood.” Their hunger for war was so great in fact, that when there was an extended period of peace in their own nation, they would go to neighboring nations who were at war and fight there. They did not care who they were fighting for, as long as they were fighting. Fighting was so important that they never went anywhere public or private unarmed, and they received their first official weapons as youths when they were given a shield and a javelin.
The tone of this poem is more foreboding and condemnatory, not only describing the training soldiers but outright degrading their forced involvement as morally wrong. With themes rooted in the brutality of warfare and loss of innocence, both “The Last Laugh” and “Arms and the Boy” express similar messages but in different contexts. Just as before, Owen continues to personify weapons to emphasize their true role as the war mongers rather than the soldiers themselves. Owen states, “this bayonet-blade…keen with hunger of blood” (Owen 1-2). Uniquely when compared to other instances, this use of personification explicitly defines a blade as having a hunger for blood and a desire to kill, which is implemented upon the soldier who wields it.
Industry revolutionized warfare giving birth to machine guns, poison gas, and tanks. This weaponry increased mortality rates but only added to the gruesomeness of deaths. Meanwhile, countries upheld the war with patriotism, nationalism, and a sense of duty; poets spoke out about the truth of warfare and the true horror of battle. War poets reveal the suffering everyday soldiers endured on the battlefield. They depict a bleak, realistic picture that the outside world that did not have firsthand experience of the war would not otherwise have experienced.