Poison gas in World War I Essays

  • Strength Of Individual Thought In John Hersey's A Bell For Adano

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    logical picture to show the reader that instances in which independent thought is exercised end with more desirable results. Major Joppolo, the protagonist of the story, is an army man placed in charge of running the Italian town of Adano during World War II. He is a strong-headed and intelligent individual that knows how to be an effective leader. Upon arrival into Adano, Joppolo quickly gains the trust and admiration of the townspeople as he

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Geneva Conventions

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    Inhuman acts have been occurring in the world since humans have been on the earth. Due to this fact we needed to have some rules to war. We all know war is brutal and hard on not only the people who are fighting but also the people who are strictly caught in the crossfire. We as a united world saw that some of the things that were happening were not ok even during the height of war. This is why the united nations created the Geneva Conventions and have continued to ratify them throughout time. The

  • Compare Anthem For Doomed Youth And Dulce Et Decorum Est

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    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

  • Literary Analysis Of The Rear-Guard, By Siegfried Sassoon

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    experiences throughout war. The poem exposes a soldier’s experience of finding the violent battlefield above through the death-filled tunnels. 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

  • Smile Wilfred Owen Analysis

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    Ghosts of War During his time as a lieutenant in World War 1 (WWI), Wilfred Owen wrote many poems revolving around the reality of war, usually focusing on the perspective of the war that many did not discuss due to a sense of nationalism. Specifically, Owen elaborates upon the bravery of these young men, the conditions they endured, and the pieces of their souls that remain. In his poems “Dulce et Decorum Est,” “Mental Cases,” and “Smile, Smile, Smile,” Wilfred Owen characterizes World War I soldiers

  • Dulce Et Decorum Est Analysis

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    Wilfred Owen Dulce Et Decorum Est How does Wilfred Owen covey his ideas about war within the poem? Wilfred Owen was a lieutenant in the British army during the First World War and his poem Dulce Et Decorum Est is a captivating recount of the horror and terror the soldiers experienced during war and a gas attack. The Latin title is translated to ‘it is sweet and proper’. Owen starts of the poem with an ironic title. We know this because how can it ‘sweet and proper’ for soldiers to be ‘Drunk with

  • All Quiet In The Field Critical Analysis

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    the Western Front, which was written by Erich Maria Remarque, there are countless mentions that truly show the true horrors of war. Paul Baumer, the leading protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, states his surroundings in a way that entices the reader to his perspective and really coaxes with their mind to induce the harsh surroundings and environments that lie in war. In the beginning of chapter six, Paul and the other soldiers are settled along the front, which for the average person, is

  • Analysis Of Anthem For Doomed Youth By Wilfred Owen

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    leading British poets of war poetry about World War I in the English literature. Throughout his poetries, he vividly captures the reality of war and chaos inside of the soldiers. Before the war, Owen was a language tutor in France, but he served in an army because he felt pressured because government’s propaganda pressured him. Nevertheless, when he actually got into the army, he disillusioned and realized both pity and horror of war. From his dreadful experience, the anti-war feeling strongly created

  • Dystopia In The Hollow Men

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    “This is the way the world ends.” These are the beginning words of the famous lines of T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” detailing the emotional changes within American soldiers post World War I. This words also speak to the changes that society can face for the worst. Changes like these are rarely obvious but instead are small; small enough to weave their way into the fabric of society, until one day, everything has changed. A multitude of novels and other famous literary works how easily society

  • Dreary Work In The Trenches Act 1 Analysis

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    previous soldier’s line without any interaction between the lines. It indicates the anonymity and repetition of military life in which none of the soldier’s voices matter on an individual level. Their non-identification reflects a culture during the war in which they can only be named by their occupation. This wartime namelessness is then reflected in numerous newspaper articles about unidentified soldiers being either on the battlefield or in hospitals, a problem so large that it eventually forced

  • Otto Dix Trench Warfare Analysis

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    atrocities of World War I firsthand. Among millions of other young men, Dix voluntarily enlisted for the war at age twenty three in August 1914 (Hughes and Blom, 110). Dix trained and fought in the trenches as a machine-gunner for about four years, and was later promoted to be a platoon leader after suffering severe wounds (Cantz, 179). Dix was know to carry a sketchbook, as he liked to capture his experiences in quick sketches. Many sources have noted him having mixed feelings about war. One one hand

  • Don Quixote's A Subtle Discourse On Arms And Letters

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    Anachronistic knight errant, Don Quixote, in his persuasive discourse, “A Subtle Discourse on Arms and Letters”, compares and contrast on the professions of Arms and Letters. Quixote’s purpose is to persuade the idea that, the profession of Arms is superior to Letters. He adopts a dramatic tone in order to vividly describe what is going on to his audience. Quixote begins his speech by differentiating between the physical and mental strength of the two professions. He appeals to the logical side

  • Literary Analysis Of The Rear Guard, By Siegfried Sassoon

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    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

  • Wilfred Owen And Robert Frost

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    hard times of war, these poems portray different war-related themes and carry their own distinctive similarities and differences, contrasting with one another. On one hand we have 'Disabled, ' written by Wilfred Owen with his intense experience as a soldier in the First World War. His past experience inspires his piece of poetry heavily. Whereas, on the other hand, we have 'Out, Out 's poet; Robert Frost, a British-settled American who returned from England at the start of World War One. He was

  • Ambrose Bierce's Chickamauga

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    Employing imagery, Bierce shows the everlasting effect of war on soldiers, their families, and the people living in the war terrorized areas. He does this by explaining in disturbingly gruesome detail the condition of soldiers and the destroyed surroundings of battlefield areas. Bierce starts of his essay in a happy aspect using imagery words such as “sunny,” “heroic,” “loved,” and “happy” to better convey that people rarely know what real life war conditions are like until they are in them. Also to show

  • Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'

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    Astha Sahoo Tone used to express a thematic message     In the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, the author, Wilfred Owen exposes his bitter life while   concurrently illustrating the arduous life of a soldier in general. Owen utilizes various unpalatable  tones such as fatigue, strain, and bitter to help elucidate his  message that does not support the public opinion: “Dulce Et Decorum Est”(27). Instead, he expresses his own dissatisfied and  monotonous life through applying these tones in his poem.

  • Dulce Et Decorum Est Analysis Essay

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    Wilfred Owen, an English poet and soldier during World War 1, experienced the horrors of war. The experiences one can tolerate in war can lead to mental and physical problems and, in Owen’s case, death. Owen wrote “Dulce et Decorum Est” during World War 1 to show how inhumane warfare truly is. Through visual, gustatory, and auditory imagery, Owen allows the reader to feel as if they are part of the war. Owen uses visual imagery throughout “Dulce et Decorum Est” to reduce the “heroic” soldiers

  • Wilfred Owen's Poem 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'

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    In the crucial times of World War I there were two extremely diverse views on the war; one being that it was a beautiful and romantic sacrifice and the other that it was a horrible and inhumane duty. No one really understood the true and harsh reality of war unless they witnessed the brutality first hand. In Wilfred Owen 's poem, "Dulce et Decorum Est", he conveys the dark side of the war. Through the intense diction, imagery, and figurative language that Owen incorporates he portrays the evil truth

  • Summary Of The Poem 'A Doctor's Journal Entry'

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    A Doctor’s Journal Entry: Explained The poem “A Doctor’s Journal Entry” written by Vikram Seth, reveals the harsh realities of Hiroshima, Japan after the dropping of an atomic bomb. The poem uses diction for emphasis and imagery to highlight the disturbing anguish and incorporates the use of interrogative questions. To begin with, he emphasizes certain experiences after the incident. For example, he uses the phrase “the thought arose / that some strange thing had stripped us of our clothes” (58-59)

  • Alliteration In Wilfred Owen's Anthem For Doomed Youth

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    The ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem written by Wilfred Owen on September 1917. Wilfred Owen was born on 18th March 1893, in Oswestry, United Kingdom, and his poems are famous through the use of descriptive words to portray the pity of the war, which is a common theme throughout all of his poems. Owen wrote most of his poems between August 1917 to September 1918 before he was killed on 4th November at Sambre-Oise canal in France. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem about a soldier dying in foreign