There are many ways to look at war. These two poems show similarities and differences about war. One author speaks about the reality of war and how it’s not as glorious as people may think it is. However the other author speaks about how war is a game and everyone should help serve our country, not knowing how bad the war
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
In Tim O’brien’s book, The Things They Carried, we see the detrimental causes and effects of the enforced stereotype of male masculinity. Tim uses many factors including the setting, characters, symbolism and other components like these to conveys his feelings and emotions. Many of those feelings and emotions derive from his personal experience in the war. The Things They Carried accurately shows what it is to struggle with the stereotypical image of a man in how it presents itself in everyday life along with its adverse and restricting effects. According to History.com, the beginnings of the Vietnam War began during World War II.
The use of symbolism to develop the theme? The Things They Carried is a fictional book, but is also autobiographical hence the setting is existent. Tim with Timmy thus show us his how he carrying the burden of the Vietnam War as part of our collective past, this is it from the author 's point of view he is the character Tim O Brien and he is telling the story. The book represents emotions by symbolises an imaginary side of war in Vietnam which symbolises an important theme”In a true war story, if there 's a moral at all, it 's like the thread that makes the cloth” comparing the cloth to the thread, this vocabulary allows the reader to realize a thread is an object, it cannot produce a cloth in the same way war is an object to complete it
Inner turmoil is something that plagues nearly every character in John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. The struggle to accept the evil within oneself and the nature of this evil within life itself is very troubling and confusing to many, especially Cal Trask and Lee. Cal struggles over the idea that his evil tendencies are pre determined-his destiny-despite his desire to change. Lee, however, believes that evil is not a predetermined path or an inheritance, but rather something that you can change through self-determination and by embodying the idea of timshel and that with this change, one is cleansed of sin and achieves a greater good that somebody who has never sinned. John Steinbeck develops the idea of predestination and timshel through the
The Consequences of Combat and Camaraderie War isn't always how it looks other perspectives- and it doesn't always turn out the way you were expecting it. from Author Erich Maria Remarque dramatizes the savagery of war to show the loss of innocence for the soldiers in battle in World War I. He shows how war results in the death of childhood and the need to become a man.. in order to survive. He uses imagery, figurative language, and a certain style of diction to reveal his point. Paul tells the truths about the life experiences he is surviving and the detailed events of life on the front lines of the most brutal war in history.
By saying, “hold a swarm of words / inside his belly”, the narrator is alluding to the censorship faced during the time of war. With the Vietnam War being one that was extremely controversial with the question as to whether United States involvement was justified or not, it was common to see the government quiet those with dissenting opinions. Therefore, a strong sense of keeping one’s idea of peace and general anti-war movement to themselves was common to see within those not wanting to start problem. This was true as well as for soldiers in the war, as they had to repress those thoughts to get into a mindset fully focused on the war and making it long enough to survive. When it came to the daily life of black men, there was always a sense of keeping inside what they felt in order to not be jailed or beaten.
The definition for war according to Merriam-Webster is “a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land,sea, or air.” Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front illustrates the horrors the soldier experiences during war and the effects it has on him psychologically. Remarque uses the character of Paul Baumer who is a compassionate and sensitive young man, but the brutal experience of warfare teaches him to detach himself from his emotions in order to preserve his sanity and to survive. His account of the war is a bitter invective against sentimental, romantic ideals of warfare. The novel follows a group of idealistic young men as they join the German Army during
Through Jonas’ knowledge, he knew the true meaning of the game good guys and bad guys. He knew that it was kind of like war and he didn’t like it because of the pain that war caused. Because of Jonas’ knowledge through the memories, he was able to realize the true meanings of things and how important the memories really are. Throughout The Giver, there were obviously multiple themes, but the three above were the ones that make up the story. Through these themes, feeling and mood was portrayed.
With all of the problems in our society, war is the most talked about dilemma in our messed up world. War could be both good and bad depending on a person’s view about it. War has some good objectives like erasing injustice and ending tyranny. If you think about it, there are also negative objectives, like how brutal war can be, or all of the innocent lives that are lost. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead it explains how it may be like during the Revolutionary War, threw the eyes of a boy named Tim.