Boccaccio has written, “Federigo managed his affairs more prudently, and lied with her in happiness to the end of his days” (Page 165). Although earning her love took the sacrifice of his bird, Federigo decided that he would continue to make beautiful sacrifices in order to keep the woman that he loved in his life. An analysis of this story states, “When Giovanna learns what a sacrifice the Count has made, she is won by his devotion and dares to front the family feud that has kept her from responding to his love” (Organ). Federigo sacrifices his falcon, who has become so loyal to him. In doing this, Federigo loses something he values greatly, but gains another prized possession that he eventually becomes so noble
It is simply one more day on the battlefields of World War I which had the destructive combination of new weapons and old procedures. A standout amongst the most repulsive weapons utilized was Five-Nines – a toxic substance gas, which entered the lungs and created a chemical reaction that caused an extremely painful death. As using several of exceptional literary techniques to create his inspirational voice in the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Wilfred Owen - a British soldier in World War I had successfully portrayed his personal feeling about the war when witnessing one of his fellow soldiers died from a gas attack. As should be obvious, the title of his poem, "Dulce et Decorum Est," is actually a reference to one of Horace 's Odes- a Roman scholar and poet which means “It is sweet and proper.” This makes you feel that it will be an empowering war ballad. Notwithstanding, when starting to read the poem, we will
sorrow. He seems full of hatred towards “the holy ones” who have betrayed their hearts. Then the narrator redirects his antipathy again towards the specific “you” as he continues “You threw me down the throat of hell / Tied my hands and burned me with your tongue” echoing of “10 Silver Bullets”. The narrator goes further with his accusation as he continues “Drowned me in the nothingness / Into the abyss of your poison well”. It is questionable if the accusations are directed towards “her”, or if the narrator is blaming his own deceptive heart.
“THE WAR PRAYER” MARK TWAIN The War Prayer," a short story or composing verse by Mark Twain, is a scorching arraignment of war, and especially of visually impaired energetic and religious enthusiasm as inspirations for war. The structure of the work is straightforward: An anonymous nation goes to war, and devoted subjects go to a congregation administration for troopers who have been rung. The general population call upon their God to allow them triumph and secure their troops. All of a sudden, a "matured outsider" shows up and reports that he is God 's flag-bearer. He discloses to them that he is there to talk so anyone might hear the second some portion of their supplication for triumph, the part which they have certainly longed for yet have not talked resoundingly themselves: the petition for the anguish and pulverization of their foes.
Throughout time and history, literature and art, the topic of civil discipline has always been an issue of debate and war. More than once people both innocent and guilty have died affirming their beliefs on the subject, effectively making them a martyr. To Kill a Mockingbird, a story set during the Great Depression by Harper Lee, critically analyzes this topic of punishment and forgiveness, and the consequences of unjustly condemning the innocent. The political concerns of this era also reflect the ideals present in the book, and show the conflicting ideas of the weak against the strong, and how history has always favored the latter. Especially within both the World Wars, figures such as Archduke Ferdinand, Chamberlain, Hitler, Winston, Stalin, and the League of Nations, to name a few, have gone through their respective struggles as they deal with persecution and salvation.
Through use of setting and contrast, both poets contribute to presenting the theme of the realities of war. Firstly within the poems, both Owen and Harrison present the horrific images of war through use of visual imagery.“And leaped of purple spurted his thigh” is stated. Owen describes the immediate action of presenting the truth of war as horrific and terrifying . The phrase “purple spurted” represents the odd color of the blood which was shedded as the boulder from the bomb smashed his leg in a matter of seconds. The readers
The personification of murder is also very important, as at this point, its “whims” do not function alone, but are rather helplessly connected to a war caused by nationalism. Therefore, the poet draws a strong connection between murder and nationalism, and expands on those lines throughout the rest of the poem. The rhetorical question of “What do you see in your eyes/ At the shrieking iron and flame/ Hurled through still heavens” is a manner of criticising the blindness of politicians during the war. The “shrieking iron and flame”, are, of course, the artillery shells exploding over the trenches, thus disturbing the “still
The warfare which caused by human also brings many disasters back to the human world. It caused thousands of youngsters’ death and separations of thousands of families. Even god and belief cannot save the soldiers’ lives, so both two writers write how terrible the wars are and how big effects the wars can bring to people’s minds. They try to appeal to stop the wars by writing these anti-war poetries. Several literary techniques are used in the poetry to emphasize their attitudes.
Throughout this piece of literary work, the theme of the savagery of humans is displayed with a tone of power and contempt. “But I, a man, must swat you with my hate,/ Slap you across the air and crush your flight,” is a primary example of this concept. The speaker’s claim that he “must swat you with my hate” justifies the futility of murdering this defenseless creature, which was only doing what it knew to do. Also, the speaker attempts to justify the brutality of man by comparing something irrelevant- the size of man and the fly. The statement at the end of stanza three, “To draw you from the hunter’s reach that
The ugly larger political and war realities are well revealed in these War literary works. Each writer tried their hand at bringing the atrocities that happened during the massive wars which transformed the heart of the earth into a ‘waste land’. Their literary works concentrated on the impact of these wars especially on the common people are victimized and how their