GEORGE SANTAYANA George Santayana was a Spanish American philosopher, writer, artist, and author. George Santayana was born on 16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain. He died on 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy at 89 years old.He was well known as an American man of letters. He got his Ph.D in in philosophy from Harvard in 1889. He became famous for his novel "The Last Puritan", distributed in 1935.
The soldier hates the war, he says “I died in hell”, this implies that the honorable death that the young men believed in, was actually an inglorious death for an empty cause. All the soldiers received in return for their lives was a gilded name on a memorial tablet, where people probably wont even see it. He felt that the squire didn 't appreciate how much he risked for his country, for the people he loved, for the squire himself, "Two bleeding years I fought in France, for Squire: I suffered anguish that he 's never guessed". The words ‘suffered’ and ‘anguish ' shows the soldiers’ emotional feeling towards the war, it shows how angry and sad he feels about what is happening and that he has been through a lot. The squire stays safe at home and did not go to war; there is an implication that he was fully aware of the danger, “I suffered anguish that he’s never guessed”, this shows that the Squire has never felt anything like this before but he knows that the soldiers feel it.
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Memories Of My Dad –By Rebecca D. Cook 6. Special Hero –By Christina M. Kerschen IF—By Rudyard Kipling Paraphrase The idea of this poem is that success comes from self control. A man must not lose heart because of doubts or dissent, but he must do all of his best to see both. he must use each of triumph and disaster wisely and push on in all things he must hold to the golden mean if he does he'll own the world, for his personal reward he'll achieve the full figure of manhood. "If" is a whole series of metaphors Rhyme is one of a poet’s most powerful tools.
This poem, though written towards the reader, it was directed towards Kipling’s son, John. As you read, you can almost visualize a scene in which a father is speaking to his son and giving him the most valuable life lessons on how to become a complete man. What ideas he brings up that I think is good, then expand upon them. Paragraph 2 – Setting the Scene: • What did you find most interesting, enthralling, stimulating, controversial, moving…This is the most important part of the response. • You may want to critique the text- that is, say what you would change about it (e.g.
They especially blame Kantorek for pushing them into the army and exposing them to the horrors of war, even though he knows how traumatizing it is. As a result, Kantorek, a man who was once idolized by these teenagers, is now despised. Remarque uses this incident to expose the injustice people in authority has done to these poor younger generations by manipulating their minds to make them believe war is amazing. People in authority abuse their power and misguide the youth. Thus, Remarque wrote All Quiet on the Western Front to be a statement against the human rights violations and the abuse of authoritative power that was present in Germany during World War I.
On the other hand, Lourie, the poet of “Forgiving Our Fathers,” internally debates about forgiving his own father. The poem addresses childhood trauma and should the distraught child forgive the father. Parallels drawn from The Kite Runner and “Forgiving Our Fathers” are abandonment, disappointment, and anger. Abandonment is shown in both medium because it is a trait that causes a deep emotional rift between father and son. In The Kite Runner, Amir always wants to join his father for some bonding time but is repeatedly turned down.
However, the poet did not wrote this poem to seek for fame but rather it was for his father, David John Thomas, when he was on the brink of death, urging his father to fight to live and do not give on life easily. Since this poem was for his father, the words become more poignant emotionally. Unfortunately, he did not show the poem to his father considering that his father was ill for a long time without he realized
The 1895 poem IF by poet Rudyard Kipling is addressed to his son John Kipling and centres around the ideals and guidelines of becoming a man. The context of the poem discusses the philosophies and advice from a father figure addressing his son about the principals and ideals of embracing manhood according to the standards of early 20th century stoicism. The poem is written in first person in which the context is the ideology of ethics and principals taught to the intended audience to learn to overcome difficulties of life and adapting into manhood, which is done through the use of poetic device choices emphasising the poet’s perspective. The purpose and context of IF is a set of valuable philosophies and ideologies taught to a son by a father
He wrote about the true horrors of war, often carping about and chastising people such as generals, politicians, and churchmen who blindly supported the war and ignored the brutalities that people would face. After he was wounded in action, he openly protested the military and wrote a letter refusing to fight anymore. He was hospitalized in 1917 instead of being court-martialed after a fellow poet stepped in saying he was sick. He continued to write after this and published many poems, including How to Die. Based on the poem Dulce et Decorum Est and How to Die, it is not