The aftermath of the horrifying and traumatic events of World War 1, brought a dramatic rise in of pacifist and anti-war literature, including the impactful novel All Quiet on the Western Front, composed by Erich Maria Remarque. Remarque’s personal experiences fighting in the futile battles of World War 1 drove him to portray a realistic perspective of war and serve a voice for the Lost Generation through his novel and make deliberate decisions to portray the betrayal of the older generation forcing innocent boys to engage in atrocities, the immense fear and sadness when losing a comrade, and the major physiological impacts soldiers endure, in order to influence audiences towards pacifism and away from romanticizing war. Born 1898 in Osterburg,
Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he portrays this theme through his poetry. Sassoon’s harsh, realistic descriptions of what soldiers witness begins the poem with an uncomfortable feeling. The speaker, a soldier in the midst of a battle, is “groping along the tunnel, step by step” (1). When Sassoon describes the speaker as “groping” through the tunnel, it creates a helpless image of the speaker trying to survive. This describes the soldier’s possible feeling of helplessness and dire need for the war to end.
He is facing the fact that he was in a terrible time in his life called war. Yusef feels like he should be on that wall along with his fellow comrades. He is facing the fact that a part of him died inside the war. This really moves the speaker and one can feel it in the title. Yousef sees the names of the fallen and thinks how that could be him.
In Richard Lovelace’s To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars, although the poem is written to say farewell to the mistress because the speaker is going to sacrifice himself and is going to war, it is playful and romantic. This poem mainly focuses on how romantic it is for someone to go fight in a war. In Alfred Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade, the one is set to be serious and respectful. The poem is about how soldiers who went into battle should be honored for their doing, and that war places soldiers under extreme stress and pressure. The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense.
Similar is done in “the manhunt” with its structure in rhyming doublets and the pain and war that is presented continuously in the poem through images of gunfires and war in “first phase” and “blown hinge”. This contrast presented in both poems makes the reader feel as if the poem doesn’t really fit in and if the effects of war or war itself is being forced into something that it isn’t that the suffering and pain is so great that it can’t be fit into “ordered rows” or maybe it lets the reader understand that “suffering” isn’t really understood and therefore forced into something it isn’t. The effects of this are then both present with ‘suffering” being held together so tight that it is about to explode. In the Manhunt this is presented through “every nerve in his
The effect of the war on Robert Ross is that it changes him through his experiences and what he views throughout the novella. His perception of war also changes, which makes him see it in a different light. Mrs. Ross, after losing Rowena from hydrocephalus and Robert through war, is unable to deal with this loss and is negatively affected. Findley uses war as a tool to display how the characters perceive and how they cope with change. Robert Ross, the protagonist, is dealt into the hands of war from the beginning.
The poem renders conflict as a photographer who battles through his eternal feelings and lightning dispute between the horror of the war and the worlds increasing indifference to the victims of the conflict. Lastly, conflict is explored through the idea of innocence. Conflict is explored through the horror of the war and increasing indifference to the victims of the conflict. This is evident in the line “Spools of sufferings set out in ordered rows”. The use of sibilance highlights this image which creates a suggestion of graves or bodies which also mirrors the actions of the photographer, who lays out his films in "ordered rows", as though in doing so he can in some way help to restore order to this chaotic world.
Meaning of War Tim O 'brien wants readers to understand the meaning of war. His way of explaining war is by writing fictional short stories and giving speeches. Even though his stories are fictional they still contain the thoughts and feelings of war through the eyes of a soldier. The first topic is stress.”It occurred to me that he was going to die.” O’brien explains the stress of war while his character watches a fellow soldier slowly lose his life. He also explains the stressful ”heat of the moment” decisions involved.
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
This poem is written during the hardships of World War I which would gives a life threatening mood to a reader. Without that specific information a reader would clarify quotes such as “The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere” (5)will help the reader acknowledge that chaos has appeared somehow. The idea of a chaotic society gives a understanding that something terrible has happened as the author expresses that a last hour is upon us with the quotation “ And what rough beast, its hour come round at last”(21) implies that a previous quote “The darkness drops again”(18) has foreshadowed the darkness has done its job by awakening Jesus once more for the Second