"All Quiet on the Western Front" is a war novel by Erich Maria Remarque that reveals the ways in which war is not glorious, and the ways in which destroys a soldier 's happiness, innocence, and youthfulness. In addition, it uses imagery and characterization to describe some of the hardships the soldiers face in the trenches and at the front. Likewise, "Suicide in the Trenches" is a poem by Siegfried Sassoon that glosses over these topics as well, in the form of a poem. While both Remarque 's "All Quiet on the Western Front" and Sassoon 's "Suicide in the Trenches" portray war as a destroyer of innocence and youthfulness, Remarque 's use of characterization to illustrate the theme is more effective than Sassoon 's use of imagery and word play, because it is more
This line is evidently ironic in contrast with the content of the poem, which brutally describes the horror and the futility of the war. After the second stanza, Owen is focused on his experience of horror, ‘He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.’ shows his experience of watching a man dying from a gas attack. Furthermore, he says that we will not be able to experience the same feelings, but only in ‘some smothering dreams’. Through this he argues that individuals who have not been to the war should not promote it and his negative attitude towards propaganda, which told young men how great the war is, seeding deluded images of the war. Therefore, the poem plainly depicts the irony of the title which says that it is one of the best thing to die for your country when it is not.
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.”
Wilfred Owen who was born in 1893 is still named as one of the leading British poets of war poetry about World War I in the English literature. Throughout his poetries, he vividly captures the reality of war and chaos inside of the soldiers. Before the war, Owen was a language tutor in France, but he served in an army because he felt pressured because government’s propaganda pressured him. Nevertheless, when he actually got into the army, he disillusioned and realized both pity and horror of war. From his dreadful experience, the anti-war feeling strongly created in his mind.
By manipulating the war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted. Heller demonstrates his thoughts of society through the depicted war. In the novel, the loss of personal identity in the soldiers lives. Furthermore, The idea is that supports how much value is placed upon a human life and shows the evils and cruelty of war is related The Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell, in which a soldier who spends his entire life in war only to die the same position he came into the war “fetal” state; just to be disregarded and buried in a whole.
In the poem “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” the author, Randall Jarrell discusses the darkness and brutality of war, as well as the role of a soldier during wartime. Jarrell uses an extended metaphor, as well as informal diction towards the end of the poem, to convey his meaning that war is wasteful to some lives and during wartime soldiers are viewed as expendable or disposable. Jarrell contrasts between the darkness and light of the life of a soldier with a metaphor in the first two lines. Jarrell says, “From my mother’s sleep..”, which is viewed as the birth of the gunner, in a normal life, not during wartime, but Jarrell compares the mother to the bomber jet that the gunner sits in, saying he falls into “the State”, which could be
The rise of Hitler was an important event in history that expresses a terrible way of racism and hatred. Many bad things happened to many people because of the events that took place during the rise of Hitler. Tons of people died and families were broken up and never seen each other again. In To Kill a Mockingbird also express hatred and racism in terrible ways and are extremely racist.
Nitya Narayanan English SL 18/04/16 TPSESO – (Exposure) T Title. Pre-Reading I think that the poem ‘Exposure’ is about the mental torture that soldiers had to go through during war. The overlying idea of this poem is death, and that once you are caught in the vicious cycle of war, God can’t even save us from death because death is inevitable.
"Ghost" emphasis her child and how he is gone and it hasn 't hit her yet. Death in war is such a recurring scene in the poems, like "war photographer", which is described to be in war and also describes the death of men, women and children in war, "spools of suffering set out in ordered rows", ordered rows means the graves of humans that lost their lives in war, also "blood stained into foreign dust" which is a metaphor to describe the impact this war and all the other wars affect these countries and their people. "Mother in a refugee camp" also links to death in war, which affected her personally by the death of her son, because of their presence in a refugee camp; we must assume that they were displaced and that what might have caused the death of her only
My Captain! at the time of its publication is able to moves its reader with complete undertones of both glory and sadness over the dreadful Civil War. Throughout the poem, Whitman portrayed Abraham Lincoln as the Captain and the fallen ship’s captain refers to the fall of United State over Lincoln’s leadership. The whole poem is also an allusion to United States of America during its early years of independence and shows how much the poet was sad when Lincoln’s body was founded dead. In conclusion, the poem has brought national mourning and a period of reflection.
This film tells the story of the loss and heartbreak brought on by war. This film tells the story of death and despair. This film is a constant reminder of the mistakes that were made and their grievous consequences. And while yes, we have diary entries, photographs and stories detailing what happened at Gallipoli, a film is needed to fully convey the emotions and experiences the ANZACs had, and this film does just that. In this scene here, we are bombarded with images of hundreds of men running to their death and dying for their country.
One saying that has been passed down from generation to generation is that war is always unjust and cruel. The story, My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, shows how one family was dragged into the war and split apart by it. The Meeker family experienced the unfairness of war by losing friends and family and their business suffering. War is unfair for a number of reasons. One of them is how it drags people into it.
I can just imagine the pain and sadness people go threw. Reading this article made my eyes watery because I can imagine myself sending soldiers to kill and be killed. Also having your mother and your four siblings dead, you would never forget the pain. I would like to know
The Loss of Innocence in “Dulce et Decorum Est” and The Wars The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and the novel The Wars by Timothy Findley share several similarities when it comes to the theme being portrayed. Both literary texts illustrate that although one may suggest war is an honourable act of patriotism for one’s country, the detrimental effects of reality result in one’s loss of innocence. Firstly, in Dulce et Decorum Est, the narrator illustrates the reality of the unexpected atrocities of the war that young, innocent soldiers must face.
William Blake’s “London” and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” appear to have little in common. Although at first they may seem different, they have many hidden similarities. Blake and Owen both uniquely deliver the message being told in their pieces to the readers. Ultimately, both deliver their message by allowing one to expect the unexpected, appeal to their senses, and the way the poet wants one to feel while reading.