In both works, the soldiers set aside their morals to overcome the horrors of war such as killing a man. This challenges their emotional endurance and has negative consequences on their mental disposition. Paul Bäumer, the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, is put in a situation where he must suspend his ethics otherwise his supposed enemy, Gérard Duval, will murder him. This is the first time Paul has killed with his own hands, and “every gasp [of the enemy] lays [Paul’s] heart bare” (Remarque 221). He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221).
The poem includes descriptions of the speakers comrade, that had recently been killed, giving imagery of what he views. The soldier explains how his companion appears “massacred”, with “his mouth of broken teeth facing the full moon” and “his bloated hands permeating [his] silence”(Ungaretti). With such frightful word choice, the author certainly emphasizes the horrors of war through the use of his words, and it can be inferred that the speaker feels emotionally in pain from this death witnessed when the soldier elucidates how “he has never been so attached to life”(Ungaretti). Although the speaker may agonize over the death of his comrade, he also feels this connection to life because he potentially could be in the same gruesome position, alive one moment and dead the
The white men impacted the lives of Native Americans drastically. There was a point in which Black Hawk did not want to lose anymore men. Nevertheless, he surrendered in order to keep his men safe. Black Hawk illustrates the white men as being a deadly threat to Native Americans. "... they coiled themselves among us like snakes...
It’s not just a line from the drill instructor; I believe it has a lot of meaning. It’s almost like Joker’s instructions to hide behind his public persona of a warrior, a facade that helps him get through the entirety of the film until after killing the female sniper in vengeance of Cowboys death, his ultimate war face has to be shown. All in vengeance of Cowboy being killed. The death of his best friend finally made him transform into a killer, he wanted to truly kill. But once he gets to the sniper he sees that not only is the sniper critically injured, but to the point they will die, but it’s a female sniper.
The chapter of “The Man I Killed” starts with an extensive list of physical attributes of a Vietnamese soldier killed by O’Brien in My Khe with an explosive grenade. In this chapter, O’Brien narrates an incidence which had permanently destroyed his life, murdering an innocent man. He had a lot of difficulties describing the man he killed, and that is why he avoided using the first person in his narrative. The reason for doing this was to relieve some of his guilt which had possessed him.
Due to my research, I learned that this poem is called "Dead Man's Hate" by Robert E. Howard. John Farrell was a man who was killed/hanged. A man named Adam Brand . The 'dead man' was getting spit on and disrespected while hanging from the tree, so he came back alive and scared Adam. Basically the lesson of the story is that don't disrespect a dead man because he will come back and haunt
The poem features a soldier, presumably Owen, speaking to fellow soldiers and the public regarding those atrocities. Correspondingly, drawing on the themes of innocent death and the barbaric practices of warfare, Owen expresses his remorse towards his fallen comrades and an antagonistic attitude towards the war effort through a solemn tone and specific stylistic devices. The poem is structured as free verse, contributing towards the disorganized and chaotic impression Owen experienced while witnessing these deaths firsthand, enabling the audience to understand the emotional circumstances of demise in the trenches as well. Throughout the poem, Owen routinely personifies the destructive weapons of war, characterizing them as the true instruments of death rather than the soldiers who stand behind them. Owen describes how, “Bullets chirped…Machine-guns chuckled…Gas hissed…”
Just because it was an accident doesn’t effect on what happens. Sometimes when you ambush your enemies you might accidentally shoot your man, But just because that was an accident does mean that it will bring back your brother. “Billy Boy stepped on the mine, and how it made a tiny little sound-poof-and how Billy Boy Stood there with his mouth wide open, looking down at where his foot had been blown off” (202). That quote right shows that anything can happen in war, even at the least expected
Owen uses of simile differentiate with Shakespeare’s depiction on heroic sacrifice. He depicts the soldiers in the war like cattle locked in a pen waiting to be slaughtered, implying that the scarification of the soldiers was pointless. During the poem Owen highlights that a role of a hero isn’t someone who sacrifices his or her self. The perception that Owen has was because mass destruction weapons like bombs, tanks, airplanes and machine guns allowed hundreds for men and families to die at a click of a button. Additionally, millions of men were involved in these wars and civilians were even under attack.
The two themes work together to teach the audience that when ambition is unchecked by moral considerations it leads to disaster. The first example of this was when Macbeth killed Duncan. His better judgment told him not to yet his ambition overrode him and in result the night was faced with numerous encounters of chaos including the Earth shaking as if it had a fever. After this first endeavor, Macbeth continued to disregard his morals and let his desires run his actions. In doing so, he murders Banquo and faces an unnatural ghostly consequence.
Skylar Yee Ms. Brahmst Period 3 English 10 21 October 2015 Analytical Paragraph - Rough Draft In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque describes how wars result in psychological and physical damage. The emotional and physical devastation is a consequence of the war. While the men who survive the battles are turned into animals, other men die painful, bloody deaths. Paul Baumer, the main character, enters the war voluntarily, eager to fight.
1. In the book, All Quiet On The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul realizes that, at this point in time, he either has to kill or be killed, he chooses to kill. Unwilling to die without a fight, "We have lost all feeling for one another. We can hardly control control ourselves when our glance lights on the form of some other man. We are insensible, dead men, who through some trick, some dreadful magic, are still able to run and to kill" (116).
“Black Men and Public Space” by Brent Staples Stereotyping can have serious affects on those afflicted. Staples writes about how a move away from his hometown changed his view of himself in seeing how others viewed him. He wants people, white people and women in particular, to stop presuming the worst in black men.
In both stories Fahrenheit 451, and Harrison Bergeron they have similar themes and ideas with mysterious, corrupt societies all about the concept of knowledge, and not letting people have it with stupid reasons. In the stories, it is all about being born into communist type countries, who really like rules as well as limits on stupid things held by the governments such as in Fahrenheit 451 it is reading books, because the ideas upset you, and in Harrison Bergeron it is just the traits of being smart, ugly, just equality in general is not acceptable because they want people to be mis-uninformed about everything because of amendment #211, and #212 which is equality all in the same way One similarity is when Guy Montag meets all of the homeless on page143 it says "Welcome back from the dead." Montag nodded. Granger went on.