Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service. However, it soon dawns on him that war is brutal and jeopardous, somewhat contradictory to what he visualizes before. The soldier’s wound, the corpses and the flag symbolize Henry’s most wide-eyed innervations, the cruelty of the war as well as Henry’s maturity. The wound, without a doubt, is the most far-reaching symbol of the story. To Henry, wounds are “ a red badge of courage”, it represents the soldier dignity and offers one with great renown.
The haunting of the ghost is a representation of Macbeth’s guilt haunting him, reminding him that once you take a person’s life, their blood will forever be on your hands and you will never be able to forget about it. Blood continuously links the theme of guilt to sin. And, it displays how the characters react to and are affected by ‘bloody’ events. Blood plays a major aspect in all parts of the play. It affects all of the main themes of betrayal, death, guilt and pain.
“War is hell”, said General William Sherman, where young men have to kill others in order to survive. War is a concept known throughout the ages, transitioning from sword fighting in the Iliad, to modern warfare in Iraq. War is destroyer of normalcy, ruining families and cities. Kevin Power’s main character in The Yellow Birds, Private Bartle, would certainly agree with the sentiment, having experienced the war in Iraq. However, Hector from the Iliad would argue that war offered a way for someone to forge their legacy.
/ War is kind,” to showcase the fact that war is ugly and painful not only for those who perish in it (the men whose deaths are described), but also for those who grieve because of it (the women whose lives are forever changed by war). Additionally, verbal irony can be found in stanzas two and four, in which Crane chooses words that, taken literally, speak of the glory of war in order to highlight the shame of it. For instance, Crane writes, “These men were born to drill and die / The unexplained glory flies above them / Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom – / A field where a thousand corpses lie” (Crane 8-11). Here Crane is stating that no man is born to simply drill and then die, regardless of what the rhetoric around the glorious battle may claim, and that such rhetoric (“Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom”) hides the true hideousness of war (“A field where a thousand corpses lie”). Overall, “Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind” is an expression of Crane’s sadness over the glorification of war and death.
Frederic, Piani, and Bonello were struggling to assist their hit comrade, Aymo. The senses this quote appealed to were visual, hearing, smell, and touch. The visual atmosphere created in this quote was one of complete panic, as they struggled through the mud and brush in attempt to save their bloodied friend. While they provided medical assistance they continued to hear gunfire in the background, and could smell death around them. The ever-present symbol of rain foreshadowed Aymo’s death.
Similarly, in The Searchers, both Ethan and Martin follow this code. However, the men each follow the code in their own ways. When it comes to love, the men are the most passionate about upholding their duty. In this case, it is their duty to seek revenge. In The Searchers, a quote by Lucy’s boyfriend Brad sums up the feeling of all Western heroes when in a position to save their loved one.
This quote is, without a doubt, descriptive and I really enjoyed this quote because of that. It obvious throughout the whole novel, Sinclair’s objective was to disgust his readers whilst informing them of the unsanitary conditions the cities had to offer to poor immigrants. Specifically with this quote, Sinclair captured the filth and unbearableness of Packingtown. Packington was filled with “hot rivers of blood”- the animal blood was drained into the river, and that the cargo “smelt like the craters of hell”. Sinclair continued to describe the awful bathroom conditions and the untidy laundry.
The worst part about the physical violence in this poem is how detailed and descriptive the scenes of the battles are. How the author writes about the blood pouring out of the bodies and things like that. This leads to some psychological violence and problems because of how many men died in this war and watching their friends die right in front of them. There is a lot of physical violence, but there is more to violence than
One man is visibly on his knees falling to his death. Others lay dead on the ground as the battle brutally continues around them. Individuals within the imagine have clear expressions, giving the observer a better idea of what they were feeling at the time. The purpose of the image is to provide viewers with a picture description of “The Wounded Massacre”. I believe the image itself is portrayed perfectly based off the caption provided.
In “The Song of the Mud,” Borden describes the major role mud plays in war and reveals the huge impact it has as it covers the soldier, corpses, clogs the machinery, and restricts the soldiers from their value.“of vile, incurable sores and innocent tongues,” "a devil's sick of sin,” the blood coming from “bitter as the cud,” and “obscene as cancer” are all examples of imagery that help readers perceive the agony of war and fully express the repugnancy to war. Moreover, Mary specifically uses evocative words such as “invincible,” “inexhaustible,” “intrusive” and “impertinent” to illustrate the dreadful state of the fighters due to the mud and to generate a powerful tone. Similarly, Owen used words such as “guttering” and “froth-corrupted” to create that same tone as he described the gas attack he experienced and the resentment he has of war in this last stanza. On top of that, both poems contain irony to signify the opposite of what is said, set an ironic tone and to bring forth the authors’ aversion to war indirectly. For example,“The Song of the Mud” contains the line “covers the hills like satin” which is pleasing and makes you feel at ease which contradicts the fact that war is destructive and horrifying.
They instill hope and remind the men of home, encouraging their safe return. Lieutenant Cross’s infatuation with Martha emphasizes the soldiers’ separation from home, but also provides him with comforting thoughts; Tim O’Brien’s daughter Kathleen enables him recount the war while omitting many of the gruesome details