As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent. Heller 's novel not only satirizes war, but all of society. Moreover, Heller shows the perversions of the human character and society. Using unique style and structure, and also satirizes war and its values as well as using the war setting to satirize society at large. By manipulating the war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted.
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.)
However, others have been touched by the terror written in pieces of literature, wishing people to understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved. Poet Wilfred Owen composer of"Dulce et Decorum est” presents to the reader a vivid elegy, aiming to prove that war is not heroic nor decorous. As an English soldier he had to endure the hardships, but wishes that through
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
In this essay, I will be talking about Wilfred Owen’s method of creating sympathy and criticism for the protagonist of the poem and analyze the language and literary and structural devices that he uses. Owen foregrounds the poem with: “He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey”. The use of plosive alliteration in these lines gives us a visual and dark image of the environment because of the sharp and abrupt sounds. Also, in the same lines, it says “wheeled chair” which suggests that the soldier is physically disabled by the war and cannot move by himself. I think this is very effective in helping us sympathize with the protagonist.
Mad Men and The Waste Land depict two modernist themes: decay and apathy – the depiction of these two themes are different in each work. The Waste Land is a post-WWI poem that depicts a pessimistic approach on how people ought to live – focuses on European culture. Mad Men is a TV show that explores American culture and takes place during the beginning of the Vietnam War. After thorough scrutiny of the two works, it appears that war is the major cause of the challenging and onerous nature of the modernist period for many people. In The Waste Land, a common English idiom (signifying the closing of a pub) “Hurry up please, it’s time!” is used to show men drowning their sorrows in alcoholic beverages (Eliot, 35).
They also have completely different writing styles and choice of words due to the different writing styles. Both works focus on the horrors of war and what it does to the soldiers. The message the works convey both demonstrate how awful war is. They both demonstrate soldiers opinions on fighting and the war in general. Both are very good at using descriptive words and painting a very visceral picture
In the poem “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” the author, Randall Jarrell discusses the darkness and brutality of war, as well as the role of a soldier during wartime. Jarrell uses an extended metaphor, as well as informal diction towards the end of the poem, to convey his meaning that war is wasteful to some lives and during wartime soldiers are viewed as expendable or disposable. Jarrell contrasts between the darkness and light of the life of a soldier with a metaphor in the first two lines. Jarrell says, “From my mother’s sleep..”, which is viewed as the birth of the gunner, in a normal life, not during wartime, but Jarrell compares the mother to the bomber jet that the gunner sits in, saying he falls into “the State”, which could be
For example, Richard Lovelace “To Lucasta On Going to the Wars”, and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, are both poems written about war, but the poems’ difference in tones make the two very different pieces from each other. Although both poems are written about the same subject, the authors’ tone leave the reader with a very different understanding of each poem and its meaning. The Poem “To Lucasta, On Going to the Wars”, written in 1649 by Richard Lovelace, is a short poem about going to war with themes involving love, honor, and sacrifice. In the
The three personas share different perspectives on the grueling detail of their findings in hell. As his journey is told through poetry, each specific depiction of punishment, aside from eliciting a disgusted emotional response out of the reader, is symbolic towards the overall meaning of Alighieri’s motivation. Duality is a prominent
Metaphors are commonly used throughout the text, whether malouf used it to emphasise certain gruesome aspects of war, or to express the mourning of a character over a friend lost in the battle lines. Imagery plays a major role in conveying various aspects within the storyline, particularly through the duration of Jim’s life at war. Particularly within the chapters following Jim entering the battle lines, Malouf applies hyperbole in his writing as an emphasis strategy, for the readers to be overwhelmed and have a detestation towards the concept of war. Malouf, using all of these literary techniques, and created a disheartening tale of a man’s journey through