In 'The Memorial Tablet ', Sassoon is representing his views as a soldier who died in World War 1. The soldier is forced to fight for something he doesn 't believe in. It says "Squire nagged and bullied until I went to fight". Sassoon 's choice of verbs 'nagged ' and 'bullied ' emphasizes how much the squire wants the soldier to join and how much the soldier doest want to join. 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.
The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense. The era that this poem was written in influenced the tone because at that time no matter if the battle is won or lost the soldiers who sacrificed themselves should be honored no matter what, and should be acknowledged. In Mary Borden’s The Song of The Mud, the tone is sarcastic and ironic but still gruesome about war and going into the wars, the title of this poem is a great example of how ironic Mary is about war; in this title the reader would infer “song” is joyful and positive but then “mud” is negative and unpleasant. She believes that wars strip soldiers of their value and that no human being should experience the horrors of
God is not pleased about Everyman not being prepared for when Death comes upon them. When one goes through life sinning, they must also remember their need for God. c. The important message in the morality play is that God does not want his people to through life and not acknowledge him until the time comes for Death. Everyman Introduction The morality play “Everyman” is a medieval, 15th century drama that was written to portray Death as it approaches Everyman once his time comes to face God on judgment day. The play uses allegorical characters to evaluate the question of a Christian’s salvation and how man must attain it.
The scruples and purpose both are relating to him staying true to his faith. The dark figure continues on telling Goodman about all the evil acts he has performed and Goodman replies to him saying how it would break his wife little heart and that he would rather break his own. The author again shows the reader more symbolism with using the name Faith to show his faith and shows the reader that he would rather die than lose his faith. That shows he is very passionate and really
You would’ve reacted the same exact way if you were in the same situation, time, body, mental state, and shared the same fate. In Act 5, When Faustus told his scholars about his misery, the First, Second, and Third Scholar told Faustus to, “Yet, Faustus, call on God.” (5.2.27). Faustus still doesn’t call on God, and then asks his students to pray for him, since he is scared of the devil, but isn’t he supposed to be scared of God and how he’ll torture him after death? Why would he choose to lose his current life and the afterlife when he has that one last chance to repent? He is not capable of understanding that God can actually forgive him, but that is what was written for Faustus, by
In Mark Twain's “The War Prayer” there is a sense of dualism; that the unnamed country is going off into war with possible another and the soldiers are being celebrated as heroes while the other country is through to be the enemy. It is also shown why the people are praying to win the war and the safe return of their soldiers, but the stranger says they forgot to pray for the destruction of their enemy. In the line “It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said”
Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service. However, it soon dawns on him that war is brutal and jeopardous, somewhat contradictory to what he visualizes before. The soldier’s wound, the corpses and the flag symbolize Henry’s most wide-eyed innervations, the cruelty of the war as well as Henry’s maturity. The wound, without a doubt, is the most far-reaching symbol of the story. To Henry, wounds are “ a red badge of courage”, it represents the soldier dignity and offers one with great renown.
"They carried their reputations. They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor" (21) In this passage the narrator mentions "the blush of dishonor" few times. "Blush of dishonor" is shame that follows every soldier, shame which brought them into this war, and shame which they try to hide constantly.
The poet conveys this theme by describing the point of view of a soldier who witnessed the death of a comrade, killed by poisoned gas. “His hanging face, like a devil 's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood; Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs” This description creates a feeling of revulsion felt by the reader and presents an insiders perspective of war which they undoubtedly hadn’t experienced. The poems serves as a description of the horrors of war in the hopes that the reader will change their viewpoint on the notion of soldiers being humiliated and forced to serve in the army. This purpose is explicitly clear in the last few lines, “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest; To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est; Pro patria mori”. The angry and horrific tone of the poem also helps to convey
While the poem glorifies and honours the members of the Light Brigade and considers them heroes for dying for their nation, it also subtly suggests the bad decision making of the British Government, for taking part in a clear condemned battle against the Russian Empire, where hundreds of lives were lost. The failure of the battle appears throughout the text with the repetition of the term “Death” and by the use of different literary devices which remind the soldiers ' impossible situation to act according to their moral, as they had to obey the Government’s