He became bitten by remorse.” (“The Sniper”, pg. 3). This is an excerpt from the story that occurs almost immediately after he shoots and kills his enemy. It shows how horrible he feels for his actions and just how quickly his view of war changed. This event also caused him to despise the war, “His teeth chattered, He began to gibber to himself, cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody.”(“The Sniper”, pg.3).
The general is able to express his thoughts and feelings well through his thoughtful and perfectly placed words full of emotional pathos. He tells of soldiers meeting their demise unquestioning, uncomplaining, and with faith in their hearts (“American Rhetoric: General Douglas MacArthur -- Sylvanus Thayer Award Address”). Such things evoke emotions of sympathy, melancholy, and not to mention feelings of pride. MacArthur even goes as far as to say “if you lose, the nation will be destroyed” (“American Rhetoric: General Douglas MacArthur -- Sylvanus Thayer Award Address”). This brings about a flash of fear across the minds of both soldiers and soldiers-to-be alike.
The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense. The era that this poem was written in influenced the tone because at that time no matter if the battle is won or lost the soldiers who sacrificed themselves should be honored no matter what, and should be acknowledged. In Mary Borden’s The Song of The Mud, the tone is sarcastic and ironic but still gruesome about war and going into the wars, the title of this poem is a great example of how ironic Mary is about war; in this title the reader would infer “song” is joyful and positive but then “mud” is negative and unpleasant. She believes that wars strip soldiers of their value and that no human being should experience the horrors of
We Want You The poem Plato Told by E.E. Cummings illustrates the character of a soldier's thoughts which could be agreeable to the idea of war but how ultimately war results in death. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque sends the subtle message of the reality of war and how losing one's life isn't as honorable as it is presented to be. Remarque shows this reality by the experiences he gives the main character and other soldiers in order to argue against war and build accusations against those who promote it. Remarque paints a very drastic and probably quite accurate picture of war.
In the poem varies of language devices have been used. For example, throughout the poem repetition was used to reinforce the idea of war in the reader 's mind. “Into the jaws of Death” which means the soldiers were basically put into the war get killed. The word “Death” is a strong negative word which support the purpose. Another language device provokes emotion is alliteration.
Then Owen ends by saying if these events that happened during war are witnessed, then the "lie" that it is glorious to die in war would not be believed. When Owen 's poem and Vonnegut 's insights it shows that war brings anguish to those who fight it. In Billy 's event on the train, the other passengers only allowed him to sleep standing up because he would, "yell... kick... and whimper," from his anguish of war. Combined with Owen 's poem that is full of pain and struggle, there is no doubt about the clear theme, war is misery. Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse Five has a theme that war isn 't exceptional, contrary to what some might say.
As a former author, Forrester assists Jamal with his writing, while simultaneously, guiding the young man to not make the mistakes in life that he had. However, this relationship does not come without conflict, and as Stephen Moyer said, conflict shows people their true selves. The film Finding Forrester, directed by Gus Van Sant, is a good example of a drama, because the various conflicts in the film reveals to the characters of Jamal and Forrester the people they really are
Finally, the last point of Throughout All Quiet on the Western Front, the concepts of comradeship displayed by both the characters and the characters actions allow for the thorough analysis and consideration of their overall works in the book. The results of this is greater than the victory of war, or the thrill of defying death. It is the glue which holds the men together, the “______” Comradeship improves the relationships between the men, give them a sense of trustworthiness and honesty with each other. Paul depends on not just his comrades, but their voices, to guide him through the deep dark
However, others have been touched by the terror written in pieces of literature, wishing people to understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved. Poet Wilfred Owen composer of"Dulce et Decorum est” presents to the reader a vivid elegy, aiming to prove that war is not heroic nor decorous. As an English soldier he had to endure the hardships, but wishes that through
Under brutal circumstances of warfare, people have decided soldiers’ manipulated perspectives was subsequent to violence. In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, readers are introduced to the protagonist named Billy Pilgrim, a cowardly soldier that witnessed the firebombing of Dresden. Moreover, Tim O’Brien was a character throughout his own story The Things They Carried, he, too provided insight on (admittedly made-up) events that occurred during his time at Vietnam. In spite of these two soldiers having completely opposite experiences, the reality of war is the fact that encountering death on a regular basis would drive one to blatantly accept it or become numb towards it. To be specific, from Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut showcases numbness towards death through Billy Pilgrim.
Cant we all just get along? These two stories “The Sniper” and “Cranes” show the really bad aspects of war and how they can really effect humans. In the story “The Sniper” the theme for the sniper is “War knows no boundaries, age, sex, location, time of day, or family ties. In cranes it talks about how the two friends in the story, one becomes a rebel the other a government worker. “Cranes” was written by Hwang Sunwon and translated by Peter H. Lee.
The book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque gives us a good understanding of what war was like for the people fighting on the front. When reading this book people can get a front hand experience of what it is like being in battle. Remarque wrote this book so well that often times you picture yourself actually with Paul and all his friends. The one thing you specifically get to see is how humanity affects warfare. Humanity affects our decisions in warfare because humans are selfish, have fear, and seek revenge.
Albrecht Wacker wrote this book in a serious tone because war, especially ones such as World War II, which caused the deaths of millions of people, is not a topic to take lightly. The book is descriptive and entertaining, along with a structure that is very effective because it is easy to follow along and easy to understand. Wacker provides the readers with an insight into the reality of a World War, the cruel and harsh events that each soldier endures throughout the war. This book appeals more to young adults as well as adults because there is some profanity used to enhance readers’ experience. Connections that I could personally make about the book would be the thesis, that no matter how much you train, no matter how many soldiers you kill, killing will
It is only then that the sniper reveals a softer side. Realizing what he has done and after watching his dead opponent fall to the ground from the roof of the building, he is “bitten by remorse”; “The lust of battle died in him”. It is clear that the sniper is weaker than initially described, and the reader becomes sympathetic even though he has just killed another man. Some textual evidence of the sniper’s opinion of war is stated, “His teeth chattered, he began to gibber to himself, cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody.” The sniper has reached a breaking point, chosen by the author to communicate to the reader that even the most toughened human can fall apart in seconds. Taking another life is very hard on some soldiers, and many resort to drinking or other ways to attempt to take these instances off their minds, “Taking the whiskey flask from his pocket, he emptied it a drought.
The loyalty I discovered between the soldiers gives me a desire to display the same loyalty to my friends. Overall, The Things They Carried has impacted me by allowing me to discover the importance of storytelling as a way to heal and move on. From not having self-confidence, to experiencing setbacks at a young age, this work of fiction has influenced me to seek the potential that lies within myself. The characters actions act as my motivation to go further than the average, to strive for even better, knowing that one 's age should not be an excuse for not experiencing the