In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer represents the “Lost Generation” with Paul embodying the decline of the young sent to war under the guise of duty and honor propagated by teachers and parents as his character changes from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier who has seen the violent front lines of the war. In the novel All Quiet On The Western Front, Paul Baumer has been in war for months now sitting in the trenches of the front. His hatred for the war is obvious as he watches men killed in the most of horrendous ways cursing at himself for not feeling anything and becoming an ‘animal’. The war was only made more damaging when Paul and his fellow schoolmates witness the death of their friend, Behm, the first week of war after he was left for
This shows how the sniper’s actions without thought affect him for the worse. O’Flaherty establishes the theme of “The Sniper” by using description and irony. After the sniper turns over the dead body, he realizes what he has done. He was not thinking when he shot the enemy. His actions without thought end with him getting shot and him shooting and killing his brother.
Furthermore, the poet also uses the metaphor to explain how the soldier has become so unemotional to the death of the looter as he has been facing these on a daily basis. Whereas in Poppies, Weir uses the metaphor “After you 'd gone I went into your
Harvey foreshadows that Mr.Atkinson isn't an honest man because when James realizes he’s the same man from the dock, he feels uneasy. The word ¨dock¨ has a different meaning in this story because dock means where people are released from county jails. Later on in the story he speaks to Mr.Atkinson if is arrest was just a misunderstanding because when James was drawing him he had a sad expression on his face. When James sees that the name is his own name on the gravestone carved by Mr.Atkinson he has shudders down his spine. This makes the reader wonder if Mr. Atkinson will hurt our protagonist or if he's on trial for murder.
In the last stanza, the speaker describes throwing the dead man on a wagon and he explains how it isn’t sweet or glorious to die for your country. Owens experienced the shooting, the gas, and the death. He was there, throwing a dead man on a wagon after being killed with mustard gas. He paints the picture of weak and tired soldiers who defy the stereotypes of a man at war. While a soldier is usually thought to be buff, tall standing, men who are proud to serve their country, instead he brings attention to the reality of the soldiers who don't feel proud to serve their country because of the hardships they go through and the extremely painful death they experience.
It is assumed that no one actually enlists with the sole purpose of killing people.This next short story is entitled “The Man I Killed.” Right off the bat, O’Brien goes into extremely gruesome details of the body of the boy he just killed. He describes the wounds for half of a paragraph. In this story, the reader can feel the guilt in the author as he stands on the trail, thinking about this boy’s life before he brutally murdered him. O’Brien creates this backstory for this boy. How he grew up listening to stories of his ancestors protecting their land and that it was a tradition to die fighting for your own land.
In his story, the Sunflower on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal tell his story about whether should or should not forgive Karl’s. To forgive someone is not as easy as just as ask them to forgive you, it is more than that. I understand Simon when he walks out the room when Karl’s was trying to ask him for forgiveness because after knowing that Karl’s has killed many innocent people and heard about everything he has done before can be hard to believe he’s sincere. Since the soldier waited until he was about to reach death. It was hard for Simon to think of forgiveness and think about peace with one another who moments before were their mortal
"When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever" (115). In both the novel and the video, it was shown that the soldiers would quickly take blame for the actions in battle. For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear.
O'Flaherty says “Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.” This shows suspense because the sniper looks at the man he has shot and realizes he made the biggest mistake he ever could have made. O'Flaherty shows suspense because the reader would of never expected the man he kills to be his brother. The second craft move he uses to show why violence doesn’t solve anything is description. In the passage O'Flaherty says “His face was the face of a student, thin and ascetic, but his eyes had the cold gleam of the fanatic. They were deep and thoughtful, the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death.” When the author says that you automatically are able to picture what this man looks like.
Remarque states, “While he was unconscious someone stole his watch” (12). Kemmerich’s watch symbolizes the callous regard for the life of a dying soldier. A wounded soldier’s items are cared more for than saving the life of the wounded. On a deeper level, it symbolizes how the soldier no longer has any time left. The war has robbed them of their lives just as the criminal has robbed Kemmerich.
In the short story “The Interlopers” the author, Saki, writes about how we shouldn 't live our lives hating people and that we should try to make amends with them before its to late. In the beginning of the tale two characters named Ulrich and Georg were men that have hated each other since birth because of their families rivalry. One night Ulrich goes into the forest with his men hoping to find Georg poaching on what he believed was his land . He sees Georg when he is by himself and each aim their rifles at each other with hate in their hearts. They both hesitate to shoot each other and when the time finally comes where they have to make a move a strong wind knocks down a tree that was above them and lands on both of their legs.
One day the brother’s side got captured and had to surrender and be on there side or they would kill him, because they needed him because he was a good sniper. The brother didn’t want to die so he went on there side. After the sniper saw that he had killed his own brother he was sad. That was all that he had left in his family. He then thought about the split and that it was the commanders fault.