The novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien uses many effective rhetorical strategies throughout. In the chapter On the Rainy River, Tim O’Brien tells the audience a story he has never told anybody. Not even his parents, siblings or wife. He narrates the events and emotions that he experienced after receiving a war draft notice during the summer of 1968. O’Brien is ashamed about how he dealt with the notice and he feels as though he is “too good” to go to war.
“An Entrance to the Woods” is an essay by Wendell Berry about the serenity and importance of nature in his life. In this essay, the author uses tone shifts from dark to light to convey his idea of finding rebirth and rejuvenation through nature. In the beginning of the essay, Berry has left civilization for the first time in a while, and finds himself missing human company and feeling “inexplicably sad” (671). This feeling of sadness is in part from the woods itself, and partly due to Berry leaving the hustle and bustle of normal life in the cities, and the violent change from constant noise to silence causes him to feel lonely in the woods. As a result of feeling alone in the woods, the tone of the essay is dark and brooding, as seen through Berry’s somber diction and mood, as seen on page 671: “And then a heavy feeling of melancholy and lonesomeness comes over me.
“Soldier’s Home”, a short story written by Ernest Hemingway that demonstrates great use of literary devices through a struggling veteran. This is an outstanding short story that shows the impact of war on a young soldier's life after returning home from the war.The story is molded behind the main character Harold Kreb, who is struggling in his return home from his traumatic experience in World War I. The author observes the impact of war on a young man's life, and the hostility shown towards him in his home town. In "Soldier's Home," Hemingway uses repetition, symbolism, and characterization to develop the theme of how veterans may struggle to return to civilian life after a war. In “Soldier’s Home,” Hemingway convey’s the recurring theme of the story through the literary device repetition.
Millions of people have gone through life-altering experiences in their time in World War I. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, narrates his personal memoirs of this war. He describes the mental change and suffering he goes through as he is forced to mature from a young boy to a soldier in order to survive, leaving him permanently scarred from the throes of war. By employing juxtaposition to contrast Paul’s mindset, before and after the war, Remarque demonstrates how the mental health of the World War I soldiers is damaged because of the abrupt loss of their youth, leaving them in a state of survival and mental instability. In order to emphasize the degree to which the soldiers in World War I changed emotionally, Paul juxtaposes the innocence of his youth with a primal instinct of desperate survival that forms from the brutality of the war.
Compassion in the Camp Night by Elie Wiesel is a story about himself when his family was sent to a concentration camp. He and his family go through life or death situations. Throughout the book, Elie explains the horror of concentration camps and how they affect emotions. In this book,Wiesel shows how relationships change during tough times. One of the relationships that changes is with his father.
During the civil war many soldiers had to leave their loved ones behind while they went out and fought for their country. In the book Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier a young man named Inman finds himself in this very predicament. Somehow Inman gets horribly injured in the midst of the war. Causing him to be sent to a hospital to be treated for his wounds. There at the hospital Inman realises that he should return home to Ada, the woman he loves.
we learn that Brian soon returns to life in the city with his mother. He 's been changed, physically and emotionally, by his experiences in the woods. He spends time learning about some of the plants and animals that he had to consume while stranded, and he often has dreams about his time on the lake. His parents never reconcile, and Brian is never able to tell his father about his mother 's involvement with another man. Brian returns to the spot where he had spent those two months before.
A Long Way Home is a story told from a boy soldier named Ishmael. Ishmael is put in isolation as the war in his homeland, Sierra Leone quickly ravages through the country. His journey sets him deeper and deeper into the destruction and violence of the war. Ishmael struggles with internal and external battles that would set the tone for him keeping his hope and sanity. Ishmael’s story is one filled with bloodshed, tragedy, and lost of innocence as the story progresses.
How does Wilfred Owen convey the ‘pity of war’ in his poem, Disabled? Wilfred Owen explained, in a letter to his mother, that the purpose of him writing poems was to show ‘the pity of war’ to the world. This essay will explore how Owen showed the ‘pity of war’ in his poem ‘Disabled’. Owen’s ‘Disabled’ is a narrative about a soldier that lost his legs and an arm in the war and how he is treated when he returns from the front line. This reflects Owen’s life at this time as he wrote this poem while he was recuperating in a military hospital for wounds sustained in the battlefield.
Alienation in The Return of the Soldier In her novel, The Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West depicts the effects of World War 1 through the character, Chris Baldry, who undergoes a psychological transformation. His memory is rewind fifteen years back, which causes him to retreat from the life he was living. The dramatic changes affected his relationship with his wife Kitty Baldry. Throughout the novel, Chris is treated simply as the “soldier” after returning from war, which leads him to experience a sense of alienation that impacts his marriage, memory and social life. Chris’s marriage with Kitty is a cradle of isolation due to his psychological disturbance.
Ted Engelmann describes in his article “Who Are Our Fathers?” his own post-war experience, “I can honestly say that I was in an angry fog as a result of the war. I could function, but I had little direction or purpose. For several years I was very angry and could not talk to anyone about my feelings” (165). After experiencing combat there is a lot of trauma and ill effects to cope with. Furthermore, in order to cope with the ill-effects of the war Engelmann used the method of returning to Vietnam and photographing the places he had been.
The novel starts off with an injured Confederate soldier, Inman, from the Battle of Fredericksburg. Inman was tended at a hospital but decides to leave at night to return to his lover, Ada Monroe, at Cold Mountain, North Carolina. Ada on the other hand did not live a glorious life at home. Her father soon dies and she is left to take over her father’s farm called the Black Cove. With the help of her friend, Ruby, the two women worked to make the farm in good condition.
When the movie begins, it’s the Civil War and a soldier seems injured. John Dunbar, also known as Dances with Wolves by the Indians, prepares to set out on a journey. He finds a hut and makes it his. Along with that, he has a journal he writes in everyday. The film is directed, produced and the main actor is played by Kevin Costner.
After a few days when the drafting started some of the men would come back to the USA to get drafted into Vietnam War. One of the men stayed at the Lodge with Elroy Berdahl. But finally they both came to go to war because they didn 't want to run away no more. The reason Tim O’Brien wrote the book, The Things They Carried, was to tell people what it was like in the war, because O’Brien was in the Vietnam war himself. The themes that I chose the themes, Morality and Mortality and Death was because I thought they had the most meaning, because many people die during wars and things like