A War Within War is inevitable, war is not peaceful nor accepted by many. War is the act portrayed by many men and women who believe they’re making a difference, that one less life in the world is nothing more than the act of taking it. Wars come and go claiming they’re making a difference in a positive way liberating a certain territory, whilst destroying it. War is the true equalizer between life and death, fairness and irony. The novel “My Brother Sam is Dead” symbolizes many of these traits.
War is complex and many people feel as though they have a strong grip on what it truly means and how everyone should feel about it. But, those people are just looking at it from one perspective, civilian, administrative, or a soldier. These three distinct points of view can change much of the way the nature of war is perceived and interpreted. The most common view from the administrative position is that war is a means to an end. It can accomplish what words cannot and has a definite winner and loser.
War is one of the most controversial and fascinating aspects of human life, which includes sacrifice, argument, and worst of all human death. The argument of war is whether or not the sacrifice of human life is necessary or not. The authors of My Brother Sam Is Dead are totally against war; they are neutral and they give Tim the same idea as them in the novel. They even show the irony and cruelty of war in the book by the punishing and ironic deaths of Ned, Sam, and Life. This novel is based in Redding, Conneticut during the time of the Revolutionary War.
By using person vs person, person vs society, person vs self, and person vs nature conflict the author is opening doors allowing readers to get a full understanding of Ishmael 's challenges of a life in war. The most commonly seen conflict in ‘A Long Way Gone’ is person vs society. In this rivalry, the character feels horror and/or large amounts of fear. By showing these emotions and actions in his story, the author is emphasizing how much the society 's indifference affected him. When present with fear,
War is integral to the text, and aspects of it are explored extensively by Malouf. The poisonous manner in which patriotism drives unsuited young men to war is conveyed via perspective and contrast. Contrast of imagery conveys the overall nature of war, in its hierarchy and ugliness. Finally, language techniques such as emotive language and negative connotations are utilized to explore the gruelling conditions of war, and the emotional toll it takes. Malouf’s text conveys much about the horrendous nature of war and the phenomena surrounding it, via a variety of narrative and language
He also recognized that he was in the middle of a much larger fight, the oppressed versus the oppressors. He acknowledged in his final moments that he was being executed because he was unable to rise above the oppression. On the other end of the spectrum, there are several arguments that throw a twist of doubt into the minds of Sacco’s and Vanzetti’s supporters. “Because of the men’s ethnicity and ties to far-left groups, at a time when members of ethnic groups with such political ties were under intense scrutiny by the U.S. government, Sacco and Vanzetti came to be demonized by many on the political right and viewed as martyrs on the political left,” explained Chris Bodenner in his article “Sacco-Vanzetti Case”. People’s views of Sacco and Vanzetti were very polarized, meaning that they were either on one side or the other.
This quote was usually used during the World War I period. Emphasizing the gruesome points of his real experiences during the war allows the author to exhibit the emptiness of war. Ironically, Owens’s expectation is only to display the reality of war and therefore taunting the ambiguous sentimentality about war. In conclusion, “Dulce et Decorum est" is undoubtedly a standout amongst the most memorable and anthologized anti-war poems of Wilfred Owen. Its energetic imagery and burning tone make it a remarkable abrasion of the World War I and it has discovered its way into both literature and history courses as a paragon of textual representation of the horrors of the combat zone.
War changes its participants forever, no matter their role they have, a damage has and will be done. All the participants of a war are to blame for the aftermath. Although the experiences of a character from a fictional novel such as Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and a real-life American soldier giving a testimony in Rory Kennedy’s “The ghosts of Abu Ghraib” documentary, seem incomparable, they are not. When side by side their similarities become more evident, as they both share similar themes. The personality of an individual depends on the society that has educated him/her.
The sense of entitlement given to those in power, authority, and with privilege are often abused and taken advantage of to make use of those they have power over using these laws and constraints. The first example, the air missions, displays how soldiers in the war were constantly forced into combat until they outlived their usefulness or died. The second, shows a prime example of police brutality, which is a relevant issue today, and how those people put in authority feel entitled to do whatever they please even if it involves another person’s life. Many other examples of Catch-22 are present in the book. In chapter 6 when Yossarian is told he must follow all orders given to him even though they may contradict each other.
Industry revolutionized warfare giving birth to machine guns, poison gas, and tanks. This weaponry increased mortality rates but only added to the gruesomeness of deaths. Meanwhile, countries upheld the war with patriotism, nationalism, and a sense of duty; poets spoke out about the truth of warfare and the true horror of battle. War poets reveal the suffering everyday soldiers endured on the battlefield. They depict a bleak, realistic picture that the outside world that did not have firsthand experience of the war would not otherwise have experienced.