For example both sets are obviously writing about war. The poets use rhyme to get across their point; this also makes the poems easier to remember and recite. However, the theme of first poetry set is about sacrifice and honor that it is glorious and
Kurt Vonnegut also uses the bombing of dresden as to strengthen his anti-war novel. As the killing of innocent people in the Bombing of dresden made Kurt Vonnegut really upset giving him a strongly negatively opinion against war .The alternative title The Children Crusade means that soldiers in the warfare, are"children" implying that they are inexperienced and innocent. Vonnegut has chosen the word "children" as children have no duty in the war thus the war should not be occurring and reoccurring. The theme warfare is prevalent throughout the story, as it is emphasize heavily through Billy Pilgrim experience. Vonnegut terrible war experience inspires him to write a story on the depth of war.
These two poems convey two different messages, and different mood and tones. The poems have different ways people viewed World War I, you could fight for your country and think nothing bad will happen or accept the fact that you will go back home barely alive or not even be going back home at all. In “Dulce et Decorum Est” Wilfred Owen talk about the horrifying effects of war and his experience in the trenches. The poems show an opposite opinion on Dulce et Decorum, which means “it’s sweet and proper to die for one’s country.” In the first stanza “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge.” (1-3) This gives readers an idea of what the trenches were like in his perspective everyone was sick. In stanza two it states “Till on the
In today’s society, social media and the news channels focus on violent events and war on a daily basis. The Red Badge of Courage takes place during the U.S. Civil War. The novel is famous for its portrayal of war through the eyes of an inexperienced, young soldier, rather than a broad view on war. Henry is a young and rookie soldier who has always dreamed of fighting in combat, but when he actually gets the chance he has to learn very quickly about the different details of war. Henry also faces some very hard and depressing moments of war that with time, henry had overcome and helped tremendously in the Civil War.
This is strange due to the fact that themes of war riddled his poems at this time. Owen’s developing style changes through how he uses emotive language, one poem displays anger and the other displays romantic imagery. Artillery sonnet is a conventional sonnet, with an Italian sonnet rhyme scheme. Despite the ABBAABBA rhyme scheme, the last A, line 8, is a pararhyme – as harm and storm do not rhyme but sound similar. The poem is written in 3rd person narrative, as Owen seems to be telling the story from the outside, as he wrote lines such as “for men’s sakes whom thy vast malison” and “thy spoilure done” speak to outside narrative but on the contrary, in the last line, he uses the word “our” which shows that he is included in the action of the artillery.
Another common fear during the First World war was emasculation. The loss of masculinity is mainly visible in the patients ' consciousness (Harris, 1998), thus in patients ' relationships, but also in dreams and nightmares and it is visible in Owen 's poetry as well. An extract in Regeneration that discusses the emasculation of the soldiers can be found in chapter four. Pat Barker already foreshadows on page 29 that emasculation is going to be an important theme in the chapter, as Anderson wonders if being locked up can be a "emasculating experience". The scene when Sassoon and Graves go swimming really emphasises the topic emasculation.
The comic, Charley’s War, was written by Pat Mills and the illustrations were done by Joe Colquhoun. Charley’s War was published by the Battle Picture Weekly from 1979 to 1985. The comic is based around the perspective of a young soldier who is fighting for his country during the ominous times of World War I. The author assumes that the readers already have prior knowledge of warfare and how society is dealing the nightmare-fuel event. One characteristic that was greatly emphasized during the comic was the colour scheme.
Gloria Swanson once said, “Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how”. Throughout the nonlinear novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes stories about his experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. He writes stories with intense memories and even descriptions of death in order to give readers the feeling of truly being there. With the goal of providing deeper understanding, O’Brien uses memory and death to convey the feelings on being in war.
‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ written by Wilfred Owen. In both poems, the poet has described life in the World War One but at different stages of war. ‘Attack’ is a poem that revels the realness and harshness of war while on the other hand ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ revels the horror of war and how unfortunate it is to die in war. For the structure of ‘Attack’, the first six lines describes the vile landscape and the next six lines describes the soldiers as they go over the top. The poet draws a very clear picture of the scene and creates atmosphere while the tension builds up then shows the destruction of war.
In Slaughterhouse Five or Children’s Crusade By Kurt vonnegut Vonnegut depicts war as gruesome and unpleasant. This book is about Vonnegut journey of being a soldier at Dresden Germany in world war ll. He experienced death camps and bombing which later leads him having PTSD. Whereas the dominant narrative of war suggests that war is good and how brave people are meant for it This leads Vonnegut using humor to show what reality of war is really like , which is destructive,unbearable, and make life meaningless. He also describes how wars were fought like children Before compared to what war is now or what he experienced when he was in Dresden which shows how reality of war is bad and the