In Richard Lovelace’s To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars, although the poem is written to say farewell to the mistress because the speaker is going to sacrifice himself and is going to war, it is playful and romantic. This poem mainly focuses on how romantic it is for someone to go fight in a war. In Alfred Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade, the one is set to be serious and respectful. The poem is about how soldiers who went into battle should be honored for their doing, and that war places soldiers under extreme stress and pressure. The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense.
In the early stages of war, Lincoln was “receiving pressure from the abolitionists and had lost to the Confederates in a “series of military victories” (Source F). Abraham Lincoln’s two Confiscation Acts, the first in 1861, “declared that slaves escaping to union lines would be considered contraband” which aided the escaped black man to join the Union army, and the second, in 1862, gave “the president the authority to recruit black men for the Union army” which leads us to believe that the President’s actions with regards to slaves during the Civil war, were motivated by “military strategy and necessity” (Source J). These two acts “provided a policy for military commanders and led the way for the Emancipation Proclamation” (Source F). By 1862, “Lincoln began to see slavery as part of the war and began toying with the idea of emancipation as a way to undermine the Confederate war effort” (Source E). Although the president was helping the slaves to freedom, he realised that in altering their inferior position in the South, his enemy would be weakened and he would have the upper hand.
The documents will be presented in a manner of similarities and differences, through purpose, syntax and rhetorical devices. The Second Inaugural address was told on March 4th,1865 at the White House, Washington D.C. Accordingly, by the time the speech was told it was during the Civil War. The speaker, President Abraham Lincoln, spoke to a thousand of people about the cause of the civil war being slavery. Not only that, but Abraham questions the divine providence and asserts that God caused the war for God," now wills to remove, He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense [slavery] came."
Researching her taught me that something you do that you might consider small or usual may change your life and your future. If Molly hadn’t stepped in for her husband while he was unable to fight, she probably would have just been another women helping the soldiers during the war. Instead we learn about how we can be brave like her. I am so glad I researched Molly Pitcher, she boosted my
In the southern states, many people downgraded the brutality of slavery. In document #5 George Fitzhugh, a sociologist from North Carolina, wrote a passage in 1857, defending slavery. In Fitzhugh’s passage, he states “ The Negro slaves of the South are the happiest, and, in some sense, the freest people in the world.” This statement truly opposed the Northern states thoughts on slavery. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln wrote a speech when accepting the Republican nomination. In the speech, Lincoln expressed his thoughts on these split societies, “I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free… It will become all one thing or all the other.” (document 10) This quote, in my mind, states the reason the Union and the Confederacy went to war, because they both are split into two different societies, both of which, had very diverse opinions on
When the United States created the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, they preached the idea of rights, freedom and equality. Frederick Douglass gave a speech on July 4th, 1852, where he explained how hypocritical it actually was. In Frederick Douglass’ speech, he states how slaves are not included in the Declaration of Independence. He argues that slavery is the sin and shame of America. He points out the idiocy of slavery since they must do what other men do, but have to actually prove that they are men.
She decided to delay her return to Summerville to serve her county. Her patriotism was still running high when she urged Edward to enlist. Vera’s innocent of the ideals of war began to fade quickly when she witnessed the broken bodies of wounded soldiers. According to Vera, “I wish those people who write so glibly about this being a hold war and the orators who talk so much about going on, no matter how long the war lasts and what it may mean, could see a case of mustard gas – the poor things burnt and blistered all over with great mustered colored suppurating blisters, with eyes, all sticky and stuck together, and always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying their throats are closing and they know they will choke.” As the World War I wore on, the “show” increased and the wounded poured in. Hospitals were understaffed, the staff was over worked and living conditions were substandard.
The defining factor of racism lies within the context of our hypocritical and ignorant beliefs of supremacy during the post-civil war era of American society. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, challenges the racial adversity and social oppression that became prominent throughout the mid 1800’s with a story about rebellious individuals who broke free from the reigns of the civilized world. Main characters Huck and Jim became the representing factors that define the truth behind breaking the stereotypes of racism in American history. The story centrally revolves around a sadistic town which exposes the reality of post-civil war slavery and society. In the face of racial adversity, Mark Twain is a disciple of abolitionism and
Love and loyalty are first shown within the sisters Katniss and Prim. When Prim is selected as a contestant to take part in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss voices “I volunteer, I volunteer as tribute,” revealing to the reader the element of human sacrifice in the book. Straight away, it touched my heart and made me imagine myself in a similar situation. If my sibling was in danger, I know I would do anything to ensure they were safe, even if that meant risking my own life. It also saddened me the way that the richer people disregarded the feelings and emotions of the poorer people, based only on their status in society.
Attending college and studying to become a nurse has higher possibilities for me to do the things I want in life. College is a great time for students and a great way to receive a higher education instead of being in the acts of war when I’m only 20 years of age. I love helping my peers, family members, and strangers, it’s a passion that I have and want to pursue with nursing. Joining the army I would have to take into mind that in war I will have to kill foreign enemies who try to attack me or my fellow soldiers. The act of killing a person is can be terrifying to me and many individuals.
There are many factors that led up to the American Civil War. One of the main causes was the conflict that arose from the North and South’s opposing views of slavery. In Abraham Lincoln’s “A House Divided” speech he said, “In my opinion, [slavery] will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed. ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand’” (A House Divided 511). This quote was a prediction and antecedent to what would later be known in history as the American Civil War.