O’Brien utilizes personification, jarring imagery, hyperbole, and pathos to convey that war shatters all innocence, no matter how hard one may try to avoid the change. O’Brien employs personification to convey how Mary Anne’s change after being exposed to war affects Mark Fossie, who so desperately wants her to remain
When people speak of mass death and illness they hardly speak as zealously as St. Cyprian spoke when we explained his thoughts about a plague sweeping Rome. During such a hectic time to be alive he turned to religion to rationalize why this epidemic was taking place. Rather than use this situation to validate that there is no god and lose all faith St. Cyprian takes a different approach. Instead, he sees this mass illness as justified suffering that his religion requires in order to achieve some sort of reward. This epidemic is killing many people, this would normally be seen as a terrible thing but St. Cyprian does not value life in this world.
This was in the period of the Holocaust where an evil dictator named Hitler would murder innocent Jewish families for his own twisted self. He would take paintings and possessions from Jewish families, and then sell them for absolutely nothing just to prove that they were worthless. In an attempt to remove degenerate art, Hitler, a failed artist, would go to great length to rid the world of modern artwork, artists, and museums that didn’t meet his anti-Semitic standard.
They sensed treason, and evicted Christians from the friendly treatment the should have been granted. The article Christianity and the Roman Empire by Dr. Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe reads, “Thus the classic test of a Christian’s faith was to force him or her, on pain of death, to swear by the emperor and offer incense to his images, or to sacrifice to the gods.” This passage explains the terror of the Romans, for they felt that the Christians were deliberately jeopardizing the Roman Empire by angering their gods. There are many more reasons as to why Christians were persecuted by the inhabitants of Rome, but these are the major elucidations. The persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire started to die down around 250 A.C. For almost two centuries, the suffering and martyrdom the Christians experienced became almost a dull routine
After a long bombardment, Paul thinks that if someone saw the dugout, “no one would believe that in this howling waste there could still be men” (112). The soldiers endure horrific conditions in ways outsiders cannot understand. The damage done by the bombs is so critical that the men’s safety is obliterated even more than it already was. Paul and the other soldiers are trapped in a graveyard for both the living and dead. After getting news an upcoming battle, the men joke about the hundred new coffins brought in, “unpleasant jests, but what else can a man do?
Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason. In order to achieve maximum possible vengeance, she must flee before her enemies can punish her for her outrage (Segal 17). Her decision to murder her children rids her of the typical motherly image society stamps on women. She portrays more masculine qualities through her behavior and actions, which are very alien traits
The general argument made by Kerry Coopinger in her work. “How Snapchat Is Ruining Your Life And You’re To Blame”, is that we can’t go anywhere without posting anything. More specifically, Coopinger argues that people just want to makes others jealous. She writes, “This unfailing need we have for affirmation is tearing down our self-confidence and making us feel like we are worthless without the acceptance of others”. In this passage Coopinger is suggesting that we should give up SnapChat.
Through the novella, Leaving Gilead, Patt Carr introduces the idea that war brings out the worst in even the best of people. Even though we might be fighting a war for a good cause, no one wins in war. We all lose something or someone. Through this story, Carr tells the story of the Birdsong family during the Civil war and how it affected them. War brings out the worst in people.
What should we bargain in our education and what content should we write into the textbook to prevent the following generation from waging war? Concerning these enquires, which put forth by Virginia Woolf nearly a century ago, it seems the human race fails to give a satisfactory riposte. No matter how hard human beings have tried, war stays to be an inevitable matter. Some people state this frustrating and inescapable result is caused by human’s aggressive instinct: we are inherently violent and egocentric. However, is human nature truly so selfish and hostile that human race are doomed to be uneducable in war prevention?
Quoting W.B. Yeats, Sylvia that "the centre cannot hold", making her world fall apart, and crumble, she finds that there is no integrating force, "only the naked fear, the urge of self preservation”(TJ 59). She continued to dwell on her fear, “I am afraid. I am not solid, but hollow …I want to kill myself” (TJ 59). Which she ultimately did so, but not before fighting for self-preservation, dialectically speaking.