We are satisfied and at peace” (1.1). The start of the novel begins with young soldiers who have not given their innocence to the horrors of the war yet. Paul and his comrades have no idea of what hardships are headed their way. Paul has an odd outlook on death throughout the book. He chooses to personify death, and once figuratively hides behind death to save his life.
In conclusion, Mr. Weems death was not an accident. It was intentional and tragic. Mr. Weems would go to the library to keep warm but also he was probably trying to find a way to understand the war and to find a way to believe that what he did was not his fault. When the library was taken away from him, he was cut off from his only way of trying to understand or come to terms with what he did and what happened to him. Even her father, who was also a Vietnam veteran suggests it could be probable that the accident was intentional.
Robert Frost’s iconic poem Out, Out is a one stanza poem that depicts a scene of a boy working and losing his hand. Author of the book “Modern Critical Views: Robert Frost”, Harold Bloom makes the argument that the “they” in the poem are at fault for the boy losing his hand and ultimately his death. I, however, beg to differ. I believe the boy, himself is responsible for the loss of his hand and his demise. The boy had the knowledge of the work, no one pushed his hand into the saw, and he rushed his work.
Albeit tragic, if the end scene would not have happened, Laertes would not have had the opportunity to discover that he was wrong, and thus change. In spite of the fact that shortly after this revelation he dies, he was still given the chance to see his own shortcomings before his own death, ask for forgiveness for them. The fact that he does put his pride aside and ask for absolution proves that he was never evil, but instead was a grieving soul who sought comfort and peace in
The theme of the of is that death need not be feared and in this poem the speaker shows how death is a part of life, and how death really is not as scary as it seems. The speaker in the poem “Because i could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson personifies death as a gentlemen to make death seem less scary. The speaker states “Because I could not stop for death--He kindly stopped for me…” (568). Death normally cannot stop to let a person inside a carriage. However, the reason this scene is happening is because we have such a fear of death that most of us refuse to stop for it.
The poem “Suicide in the trenches” talks about changes in life style of an innocent boy during the war. The poem “Suicide in the Trenches” changes its tone as the poem goes ahead. It starts with a happy tone and shows innocence of the young boy However, the middle stanza talks goes towards towards a more sad tone and suicide. This change in tone leads to anger and accusion in the last paragraph. For example, he uses the line “the hell were youth and laughter go” in the last stanza, we can see that joyful days were gone.
The boy’s labor is only staving off the eventual oncoming death. In order to survive you must work, the boy is now assisting his family instead of his family entirely taking care of him. Although in "Out, Out" work is pointless, it only staves off approaching death of which cannot be stopped. What is the point of working if we are just going to die? The idea that everything we do in life is pointless because it all leads to death is the focal point of this poem, and in reality everyone has to deal with it in his or her lives.
In the end of the story the author creates the picturesque scene where people are coming to save the survivors with open arms and coffee pots, only to remind the reader that oiler’s lifeless body is being dragged away. Leaving the reader with a sense of being sadness, the author uses the oiler’s death to show that sometimes it doesn’t matter what a person does, or who they
"The Road Not Taken" focuses on coming to a crossroads in life and how to choose the best option for you. "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening" tells us that we should slow down and learn to appreciate little things everyday. 16. I would say that Frost stressess the road less travelled because it is the one that frightens the most: the consequence of a choice includes the possibility of an error, but live without ever thinking of making it is not possible. The error makes human, letting us remember to understand that with no risk, there is no defeat, but there is also no victory.
He muses on his disillusionment with his ideals: he has lost faith in love and honor, in his father’s trust in his homeland, and in Natasha’s loyalty. (Tolstoy, Book Ten, Chapters 13–24) Then, he saw Kuragin’s leg was amputated. Andrew think that he can forgive Kuragin and Natasha. When Andrew facing death, he comprehends right or wrong is not important. He just wants to see Natasha