Kwan, her half sister from China, talks about ghosts all the time, especially the story of the loyal maid, the warlord, and the unfortunate lovers, Miss Banner and half-breed Johnson. According to the Olivia, Kwan thinks Olivia is actually
He feels very alone, but then comes to terms with the fact that there are others fighting the same war at home as well. The standing reminder of a monument is of a great deal of importance. Not only does it show that these men are not forgotten to the pages of time, but it stresses the importance of the cost of war. The author was trying to show that war wares a heavy burden long after the last shots are fired. The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically.
These similes and metaphors compare the soldiers with various things, as well as the Buchenwald concentration camp with multiple places similar to it. Not only similes and metaphors were used within this poem, but a lot of phrases that represent sympathy from both points of view. Although it isn’t directly said what the American soldiers are thinking about, Elie Wiesel guesses at their feelings through their actions, therefore leading to making connections with his own head. In this poem, this is how the American soldiers reacted when they saw the Hellish living conditions that the Jews were living in. This wasn’t the first bad thing that they’ve seen though, since they have successfully fought in World War II.
The poem includes descriptions of the speakers comrade, that had recently been killed, giving imagery of what he views. The soldier explains how his companion appears “massacred”, with “his mouth of broken teeth facing the full moon” and “his bloated hands permeating [his] silence”(Ungaretti). With such frightful word choice, the author certainly emphasizes the horrors of war through the use of his words, and it can be inferred that the speaker feels emotionally in pain from this death witnessed when the soldier elucidates how “he has never been so attached to life”(Ungaretti). Although the speaker may agonize over the death of his comrade, he also feels this connection to life because he potentially could be in the same gruesome position, alive one moment and dead the
By the end of the story, Jen died fighting for her freedom and with the help of Jen’s father, Luke was able to get a fake id. These events have caused Luke to develop as a dynamic character. He was more
We all make mistakes that we later regret, but that 's life. We need to focus more on just accepting to live with it. Living with regret. "Ambush" Literary Analysis Tim O ' Brien, a fighter affected by the Vietnam War, reveals on his participations when his daughter asks herself if he has ever taken a man’s life. At nine years old, nearly 20 years after the Vietnam War is over, Kathleen asks her father a question.
Another image in the novel is when the enemies bombed and gassed the soldiers. Soldiers were crying and yelling to get help, trying to get help, scared. The images were going through my mind. I could hear and see soldiers all over the place yelling and crying for
Richard slowly began to miss his home and his younger brother Kenny, he realized that it is not easy to be away from home in a long period of time. For example, “It made me sad that Mama had written to Peewee to day that she loved me. She hadn’t even told me that when I was leaving.” (121). At this point in the book, I realized that Richard was very young to be in the war by himself and didn’t know how to act when he was writing to his own mother. This connects to the theme by showing age can have an impact on somebody.
Once a person goes to war, they see things that no one else has seen. They may not show it, but it changes who they are. The war becomes the soldiers' home, and when or if they do go home, they will never be the same. The only distraction is dreaming: dreaming of an escape, dreaming of a better place, but there is no escape in war. One The only thing to distract them from this is dreaming; dreaming of an escape, but there is
But, says Sassoon in presenting his theme, war is a brutal ordeal for facing bullets and artillery bombardment--and the sight of bloody uniforms, torn limbs, and twitching bodies. At such times, what occupy their minds are not thoughts of heroic deeds but dreams of what really matters in life: "firelit homes, clean beds, and wives" (line 8) and other ordinary, mundane