This can be interpreted as Owen attempting to illustrate the voice of many soldiers, through a poem. The line, “…Waiting for the dark” indicates that soldiers were simply waiting for death to come, either because they were critically injured, or because they were waiting to go into battle. Another interpretation of this is that soldiers cannot bear the day, as the sight of their injuries, and their comrades’ injuries is too big of a strain for them, therefore they would rather choose isolation over companionship. The rest of the first stanza, Owen describes how war had changed everything. He writes that “voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn” which indicates that laughter of children saddens him as he isn’t capable of laughing, because of the war.
While “honor” and “self-realization” may be ideological terms often associated with a war cause, “brutality” and “self-scarification” are perhaps more realistic descriptors. The brutal and ferocious atmosphere of war often forces its young soldier constituencies to sacrifice any childish views of life, and mature. Walter Dean Myer’s novel, Fallen Angels, details the tragic loss of innocence of group of young soldiers who, surrounded by the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam War, are forced to prematurely journey into manhood. Though initially and wholly innocent, the tense atmosphere of war forces Richie Perry and his fellow soldiers to leave behind former romantic views of war and realize its moral ambiguity. A truly unfortunate byproduct
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes The novel Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher envelops a story in which kids and teenagers overcome their insecurities by standing up for themselves and proving that they are not what they are being called or treated like. The characters Eric Calhoune, Sarah Byrnes, and Mark Brittain each experience and overcome their personal situation; Eric experiencing loss, Sarah experiencing cruelty, and Mark experiencing abandonment. There are many situations in which Eric could have classified in experiencing a loss, for example the loss of his father when he was younger causing him to miss out on having two different influences on his decisions rather than just one from his mother and having lost the opportunity at many friends by shutting himself out of his own life by his insecurity. There is one very important loss that Eric experiences that not a lot of people recognize and that is the loss of a real friendship between Sarah and him. This actually did not really involve Eric, but since Sarah was abused as a child that caused her to be abused throughout all of her life.
When Wilson confronts Potter at the end of the story, he is astonished that his enemy is now married. Seeing Potter's wife, Wilson becomes "a creature allowed a glimpse of another world," (319) a man now reduced to a "simple child" (319) when confronted with the reality that his playmate has grown up. This climactic confrontation at the end of the story makes the reader pity Wilson - a feeling not usually reserved for the villain in a Western
Analysis of “The Wall” When humans go through a very hard time we can have problems showing our feelings. Instead we lock them up in our self, and create a place inside us filled with hate, anger and guilt. This is also what happens to the main character in the film “The Wall”, Pink. Pink has felt a lot of pain in his life. He lost his father in war, his wife was him unfaithful, he had controlling teachers in school, and he had to deal with a very overprotective mother.
In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world. The narrator was not satisfied with his brother, which resulted in the horrible things he thought about him. Brother said that “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable…” As a result, the narrator enjoyed torturing Doodle, threatening to abandon him multiple times. He even took Doodle to see the casket that was built for him, and forced him to touch it. The narrator basked in the control he had over his brother.
This scene shows his mother frantically holding onto her remaining children while hysterically screaming to Dia. This scene is very powerful in exploring the issue of child soldiers as it makes people feel very compassionate and sympathetic towards the family and the mother in particular. An additional scene that examines the issue of child soldiers is where the R.U.F is shown brainwashing and indoctrinating the children by telling them their parents weren’t good. Because they are so young, they can’t comprehend what is actually being done to them and believe everything the R.U.F say. A scene that demonstrates this is where Dia rejects his own father, after he attempted to save Dia from
Sassoon uses blameful language to describe the ruthless of government in order to reveal the ugly hidden massage as settling the situation. At the beginning of the poem, he uses the phrase “simple” (l.1) to imply innocence, as well as using “solider boy” (l.1) to adumbrate the character is in his early age. The unfriendly government that currently send young soldiers into a dreadful condition. The phrase “crumps and lice” (l.6) describes the terrible hygienic conditions in the army environment. Lacking of aims in the army originates from the nerves and sadden, hence they need a way to relief, “lack of rum” (l.6) defines rum was given to troops, steadying nerves, increasing confidence and forget.
However the wife leaves, confining the husband to his home alone. In this poem the husband takes on a stereotypical role in the marriage by being the stronger person of the relationship. He strives for control of the situation and pretends to not care much that he just buried his son. He hides his emotions and changes the subject to the rot he found on the fence. At first he wonders why his wife is crying and becomes angry with him, but once she explodes at him, confessing all her feelings, and threatens to leave him, he states that, “There, you have said it all and you feel better.
He's loved me even when I thought I hated him.., I dont know how I could ever hate the only person who's held love for me since day one. Over the years I've learned that something deep in my mothers heart has caused her to feel the way about me she does now, So I stopped acting out all for her attention, I stopped hurting and cutting myself only to feel her warm embrace and see if she holds any kindness in her heart for me, But most importantly I stopped trying to MAKE her love me, I've learned that's something she should want to do, but she doesnt so.. I'm not going to make any one love me who doesnt want to, and I'm not going to search for something that doesnt want to be found anymore(my mothers love)