On December 24, 1914 the European men in the muddy trenches of WW1 were at an all time high in morale as soldiers expect their country to achieve a glorious victory, but According to their home countries the war was supposed to be done by now and people were promised to go home. Most of these young men were pressured into joining the war, or tricked by propaganda. Thinking it was a game they went into war prepared for the worst, but got them into the worst. Unfortunately people were still on the frontlines, forced to spend their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day stuck in muddy trenches, hoping not to get shot and die to hope to see their families for another day. Propaganda and leaders tricked the soldiers of WW1 men into fighting in WW1, they tricked the young men into hating each other for their differences, and they didn’t want them to socialize because they knew how similar they were because of the different perspectives they had on each other.
Furthermore, I would be exploring a varieties of world war one poems to compare how war is presented in different viewpoints. In Henry V Shakespeare ‘once more unto the breach’ speech, shows war to create hero’s that are confident, whereas the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ shows hero’s to be scared and vulnerable. He makes war sound very patriotic. He say ‘close the wall up with our English dead’. He is saying that they are willing to die for their country and proud to be a part of England and supporting them.
Both debate the long-awaited return of warriors that went off to fight a war and the way the experience changes the protagonists. A warrior’s homecoming is typically thought to be full of loving comfort from family and friends, exemplified in images in popular culture. However, there is in fact a tragedy behind the whole ordeal, caused by the lack of effective communication by the homecoming warriors. Coming home from war may regularly be exhibited as an emotional and heartwarming event, but there is an inherently tragic distance between a warrior and their family. This
Continuing to live through battles, and women to alleviate the stresses of the war. Because of Krebs changes in values after the war the values of his hometown are the antagonist of the story. The lack of definition for certain passages and use of words within the story cause the implicit meaning of it to appear ambiguous. “Soldier’s Home” appears to be a tale about Krebs and his life after returning home from the war, but the symbolism of Krebs family, the ambiguity of his competence with courtship, and the diction of how he
Adams proposes that adversity will come in life, but it will make him a great leader. Abigail Adams uses rhetorical devices such as pathos and allusion to get her advice to her son John Adams. Adams uses pathos throughout her letter to show the support and tender love a mother can have for her son. Adams wants to let her son know that he has a support system from his family when adversity comes at him in
Throughout The Song of Roland both Oliver and Roland prove their bravery again and again. Their bravery is tested as they are preparing for battle, when they are in battle, and is finally undeniable and unchangeable after their death. They are very conscious of what would and would not be counted as brave and honorable and discuss it twice in the book. They have differing viewpoints on what they should do to not shame their country but in the end they had the intention of being honorable, and because of that they were. Since they were honorable in life they were honored in death by those they left behind.
We decided to hot seat Owen, a soldier who had been writing to his fiancée, and ask him questions to extend our understanding of his feelings. We asked him things about how it felt to be away from his fiancée – horrible and he missed her very much – and why he decided to join the army – to continue his father’s legacy and make him proud. This helped us recognize his character’s feelings and motives better than we would have had we not hot seated him. We also used thought tracking to see what the characters were thinking at certain points. An example of this would be just before the soldiers were about to attack, we paused it and Miss asked us to say out loud what we believed our character would be thinking at that moment in time.
The poem Barbara Fritchie states, “she leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with royal will”, Barbara says, “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country’s flag.” In this instance Barbara Fritchie means you can shoot her but do not destroy the country’s flag. In the article A soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan the author states, “Segers was enjoying a promising career as a chef when the economic recession forced him to consider joining army.” This is an example of patriotism because he joined the army to fight for his country instead of pursuing his dreams to become a chef which shows his
Patriotism is defined as an act of support and devotion in one’s country("Patriotism"). Patriotism is shown in the movie when Gabriel disobeys his father and does what he believes is best for his soon-to-be country. Benjamin Martin knows he must win the battle against the redcoats in order for his family to live in a new and safe country he can only dream of. This video is about a letter Gabriel sent to his younger siblings at home while he is off fighting in the war. In the patriot, the director, Roland Emmerich, used not-so-accurate historical events, slightly accurate historical elements, and great sound and lighting effects to make the viewer proud of what our nation
The strong mind collapses at the end and struggled, butt children and wife urged him on. Peyton Farquhar knows the death is inevitable, and he sees what he wishes. The most important lesson that I learn from this story is, perhaps the spirit and thirst of wanting to live, Peyton, however, with a short glimpse it satisfied his last dream and his body, swung gently from side to side beneath the bridge. By accepting the character who could have live comfortable with his family ending up become the victim of this Civil war between North and South. No war is romantic and silent, instead is cruel and death is dignitary when it comes, it is unavoidable, and we begin to understand the ideas of Poe’s inner
He remembers his father saying to him “If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen. If there is nothing good left in the destiny of a person, he or she will die” (54). The words of Ishmael 's father help galvanize Beah to continue on his journey although it is harsh and unbearable. Beah is struggling with depression and isolation, but the words of his father give him a sense of hope and light at the end of the tunnel that he will survive. The war was harsh, and the cruel and unjust treatment of the soldiers causes Ishmael Beah to live his childhood in fear and discomfort.
Paul adds Sarkin into the story because he yearns to get his mind off of the war around him, so he develops a love interest in his story. O’Brien utilizes this similarity to aid the reader in understanding Paul is making up the story of his desertion. Additionally, Paul remembers when Sidney Martin, his deceased lieutenant,
“Next To Of Course God America”: Rushing into Despair E.E cummings “Next To of Course God America I” is a poem about patriotism and war like anthems which convey how excessive patriotism can be used to rally masses to a cause. The poem starts off as being patriotic and showing a bit of nationalism but later seems to become a bit sarcastic.The speaker loves america but does not like war. Patriotism can make one do things such as dying for their country. This stems into a sense of anger which sets the tone. The speaker mentions “heroic happy dead” meaning young soldiers that fought and died for their country without really knowing why nor did they have any say in the matter but were swayed with patriotic words.
Plus the conditions are bad/awful. Though I am going to re-enlist, because Washington needs healthy men, the people need my help, and I want my freedom. I’m also going to stay due to my country needing me. Plus I will die helping my country instead of dying for nothing. It is important for every soldier at Valley Forge to be asked whether to stay or leave because General Washington needs to know if you will stand with him and fight for what 's right.
In the address Wilson gives example of the realities of war. The loss and heartbreak that comes with the sacrifices the nation would be making for the country, but he also tells Congress of the good that could come out of it. He reassures Congress of what we are fighting for and how the United States is our nation and worth the sacrifices and fight. After we entered into the war each and every group and minority came together to play their own part in the war efforts. Agencies and jobs were created to ensure revenue flow through the economy, war bonds were sold to feed money back into the government, even victory gardens were grown to conserve food rations.