I Beg You Brother Do Not Die Analysis

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"I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die" and “Dulce et Decorum Est” are similar because they both address the issue of there being no honor in dying in war. In "I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die", the sister begs her brother not to go to war. She makes the argument that he shouldn’t be fighting in a war that the king isn’t fighting in. She believes that his idea of glory, is suicide because he knows that he will die if he goes into battle. Not only that, but he risks putting his wife and mother in a situation of disparity because of the loss. She says do not die because his mother is grieving the loss of her husband and she needs him to stay and care for her. “Dulce et Decorum Est” is written by a poet who experienced war. The poet addresses these hardships in order to prove the…show more content…
In the last stanza, the speaker describes throwing the dead man on a wagon and he explains how it isn’t sweet or glorious to die for your country. Owens experienced the shooting, the gas, and the death. He was there, throwing a dead man on a wagon after being killed with mustard gas. He paints the picture of weak and tired soldiers who defy the stereotypes of a man at war. While a soldier is usually thought to be buff, tall standing, men who are proud to serve their country, instead he brings attention to the reality of the soldiers who don't feel proud to serve their country because of the hardships they go through and the extremely painful death they experience. A difference in the poems is the point of view of the speakers. The point of view of the speaker in "I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die" is of someone who was never in war, but in “Dulce et Decorum Est”, the man was speaking about his experience in war. Therefore, the characters have different
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