Not only does he run from the enemy, but when it comes time to choose which of his men are to die for General Miraue, Lieutenant Roget selects the one man that could call out his own cowardice, Corporal Paris. Lieutenant Roget knows his actions would lead to a brave man’s death, but to keep his rank, he allows Corporal Paris to
She also reveals about the various aspects of military training which drives these soldiers into the state of war. These soldiers are trained to kill without even thinking once, due to which they themselves suffer from both trauma and loss of their own souls. She has also focussed on the psychology of these soldiers as well as that of the leaders who promote this kind of behaviour. The author has covered a wide range of topics like: masculinity, militarism and nationalism. She has particularly focussed on militarism and has also covered areas like empathy, core masculinity and the ways of remaking men in entirety.
The use of imagery to describe trenches in both texts plays a big role in building up the theme that war destroys innocence and youth. For example, in Sassoon 's "Suicide in the Trenches", the phrase 'winter trenches ' is paired with words such as glum and lice, both of which have a negative connotation. (Sassoon, 5-6.) Sassoon also uses imagery to portray the front/the trenches as hell, and explicitly states that that is where youth, innocence, and laughter go to "die" because war destroys a person mentally, even if it doesn 't physically them. (Sassoon, 12.)
Wilfred Owen was an English poet who experienced war and his own death during his service on the Western Front. Contrary to many pro-war poets, he wrote on the horrors of World War I. His poems always speak of the brutality of war which is described in a shocking way through the implementation of techniques such as imagery, alliteration, metaphors, similes that provoke a great impact on the reader. Owen wrote about the horrors of war because he wanted to show people the truth about war, he wanted to share a realistic idea of what it was like to fight in war and how society’s perception of war was being faultily constructed by propaganda. In order to support this view, I will analyse the poems Anthem for doomed youth and Dulce Et Decorum Est.
Wilfred Owens’ experiences with war greatly influenced the mood of the poem. As I have mentioned earlier, he was a solider in World War I, and while he was fighting at the front, he would have seen the horrific scenes of the battlefields himself. Additionally, while war poets whom did not participate in battle would usually have to suffer to try to imagine/in squeeze out from their imaginations,he would have been suffering because of the horrific scenes of war that he had seen and was haunting him in his sleep which other war poets would try to imagine it in their minds. This would have allowed him to “open his eyes” to the reality of war, of how ruthless, cold-hearted and pointless war is. As a result, his experiences as a soldier himself, not as an observer, significantly influenced the poems’ mood, making it
Savagery is the cause of the word choice the author used in this chapter. The effect of the boys killing Simon caused William Golding to use sad words. In Chapter nine of the “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding utilize animal imagery, natural image, and diction to represent the theme of when you fear an object or a person it can regulate great savagery. Throughout chapter nine it describes the boys in the novel as being afraid of the beast. This causes them to kill one of their own.
As people started to lose interest in joining the army as they recognize the reality, the government encouraged the enlistment by using propaganda, giving senses of pride and guilt. For instance, a propaganda showing an image of a happy family after war and a propaganda with a phrase emphasizing the wars as playing games. Figure 4-1 gave sense of guilt and peer pressure to people by comparing them with their friends who had already joined the wars. It used a strong sense of nationalism that people must dedicate themselves for country. With these strong and undeniable propaganda messages and pressures, people felt necessary to join the war.
The literary pieces “The Sniper” and “War Is Kind” both present the theme of their work as death. The sniper kills an old lady that was an informer to the opposite party which were the Free State, “The woman whirled round and fell with a shriek into the gutter” (2). In the sniper one of the main actions is killing, therefore one of the main resolutions is death. This quote shows that the sniper killed a woman, and the result was death. The quote shows how death is a main part of the sniper’s job because he is part of war.
Siegfried Sassoon takes on a narrative style in his poem “The Rear-Guard”, and combines it with complex syntax to portray the speaker’s horrific experiences throughout the war. The poem exposes a soldier’s experience of finding the violent battlefield above while searching through the death-filled tunnels below. Pairing the speaker’s point of view with specific word choice clearly demonstrates the excruciating mental and physical pain being a soldier inflicts, and leaves a glooming effect on the reader. Sassoon fills the poem with explicit imagery to reveal the pacifist theme he is trying to convey. Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he portrays this theme through his poetry.
This has a correlation to everyone has a murderous intent deep inside. “I, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with Darwinism pieties for killing now drew a bead on the little woodchuck’s face.” This shows that the speaker begins to fall from his humane side and the villain side started to come out. The uncontrollable lust for blood could not be stopped and it continued until he killed a plethora of woodchucks. Another example showing the author giving an atmosphere that everyone has a