War Essay: Why Is War A Crime?

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A crime is an act that is committed to harm people and defy laws. War itself can be considered a crime with the countless lives that are lost. In war, there are many methods to recruit soldiers for the war and one of those methods is propaganda. Propaganda is used to encourage the enlistment of soldiers. Propaganda helped the recruitment process with the large amount of men wanting to enlist. Although the act of soldiers killing others can be considered murder, war is not a crime because soldiers fight to defend their country, they are willing to die for their country and war brings peace upon the soldiers.
Soldiers fight to defend their countries in war. In war, soldiers typically enlist so they can prove that their nation is the most important thing to them and in Rupert Brooke’s poem
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Murder is defined in the dictionary as the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice. In war, soldiers kill the enemy to serve their country. In the poem “Arms and the Boy” by Wilfred Owen, he describes the bayonet as “blue with all malice, like a madman’s flash; / And thinly drawn with famishing for flesh” (3-4). Bayonet, the vehicle is described to be a cruel and merciless weapon and is used to compare the person is holding the bayonet. The use of the tenor and vehicle bring about the cruelties of the war This may be true, but soldiers are fighting to protect the people they care about. In World War I, Siegfried Sassoon wrote the poem “Trench Duty” and in the poem, the soldiers “raid[ed] the Boche; men waiting stiff and chilled, or crawling on their bellies through the wire” (9-10). Sassoon uses the allusion of the “Boche” which are the Germans. The word “Boche” is an offensive word to describe the Germans and in this poem, the Germans are seen as the enemies that the soldiers have to defeat in order to defend their
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