“The Show”, for example, dehumanises soldiers within the battlefield and arguably has no sense of “passive suffering” whatsoever. Whereas the likes of poems such as “Exposure” and “Spring offensive” show many examples of what could be interpreted as feelings of acquiescence towards the pain that the soldiers he is writing about are going through. In “Exposure” there seems to be large sense of complacency not only in terms of suffering but with the war as a whole. “We only know the war lasts” indicates this idea of submissiveness as it shows this idea of the soldiers understanding the fact that the war is happening and the harm that it brings but also that they themselves can do nothing about this. The subsequent line “But nothing happens” shows the theme of “passive suffering” through the idea that the word “nothing” brings a sense of the soldiers suffering for almost no cause whatsoever, the fact that it is again, repeated in almost every stanza after puts emphasis on this idea.
In the Narrative poem, Frost explores the idea of nihilism. This is the idea that life is meaningless and has no point. The use of narrative structure makes the poem seem simple while in reality, it is discussing the futility of life. This idea is shown through techniques including repetition and allusion, both of which subtly emphasise the idea of nihilism. The repetition of the words “and the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled” emphasises that the saw’s presence is constant as the boy is always working.
The poem is structured using free verse and one stanza. He has no control over his fate and this is reflected in his unstructured, uncontrolled style of writing due to the poet’s chaotic mental state. The only rhyming word in the poem is the word ‘rain’ as that is the only constant in his life as it is present at the time of writing and at the time of his death. The rhythm in the poem is very slow and is constantly at that pace throughout, which creates an atmosphere of sadness, depression and anxiety, reflecting the poet’s feelings and emotions. The unchanging rhythm indicates that his emotions don’t change.
At first, the image is one of stillness, harmony, yet there is an edge of suspense as the language evokes a world dominated by dark colors, water, sorrow and sleep. "The grain of his wrists/is like bog oak" begins a list like description of the exhibit, for this victim is not a victim but a work of art. There is no commentary on these images, human feeling and empathy are noticeably absent, leaving just an attempt to accurately define the beautiful horror the viewer seems to see. The body has been established as art, and the viewer describes it as such. There is less myth-making, the terror here, unlike Tollund Man, comes as the peaceful image of sleep is turned into a fearful picture of violent death.
The concern is dramatized in the neutral tone and precise detail of imagery used in the narration of this short story, intensifying the horror of the use of nuclear weapons. The story starts off with a happy family living in a wonderful electronic house until “And then one day s the world shook and there was an explosion followed by ten thousand explosions and red fire in the sky and a rain of ashes and radio-activity, and the happy time was over.” We know that the family has died but it is not said in the text as it is obvious in the way this text is constructed. This house this family lives in is no ordinary house. Even thought the inhabitants don’t exist anymore, the house still functions to its capacity. The house does everything for them, cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner, and warms up the beds before they go to sleep as well as normal everyday chores.
Our environment gave us a source of peace, happiness and relaxation. Unfortunately, exhausts, nuclear radiation and disposal have polluted our beloved Mother Nature. Living with these aggravations causes us stress, anger and chaos; however, our greed for prosperity defeats them all. People go to any lengths for prosperity, even as far as destroying our precious environment. Shinichi Hoshi demonstrates this mania in his short story "He-y, Come on Ou-t!” Upon the discovery of the infinite hole, we are first introduced to man's willingness to sacrifice the Earth's well-being.
Dickinson is being metaphysical here, dealing with a sense of solitude, whether from someone close to her dying, leaving, or simply ignoring what she thinks, says or does. She deals with it by analyzing what being alone is all about, and ends with the realization that we are all alone, and once we understand how alone we really are, will never feel alone when we're amongst others and don't have to be by ourselves, within ourselves, looking at that finite infinity (literary conceit) of space we call the soul. Emily Dickinson is depicting the world within one's mind compared with that of reality. This poem describes a inner loneliness. Dickinson meant we are alone in death: "a soul admitted to finite infinity."
But these lower class patrons are left to “stare at the dismal scene” of the Valley of Ashes, on “waiting trains” demonstrating not only their failure in trying to grasp the American Dream, but the reality in which they can’t escape. Throughout the novel, Nick Carraway details the bellicose and materialistic nature of Tom Buchanan, with his aggressive and possessive mannerisms further exemplified in this passage, as Nick states that Tom’s behaviour “bordered on violence”. As the two head out for lunch in New York, his eagerness is showcased as he “jumped to his feet and, taking hold of [Nick’s] elbow, literally forced [him] from the car”. Such pugnacious behaviour demonstrates the façade of Tom’s personality, this being a representation of the façade of East and Wet Egg, in that, Tom, whilst on
It is Vonnegut's own parody of himself and his works. "The various themes and mannerisms that have animated the earlier novels are seen here in a grotesque, cartoon version of themselves," (Todd). It is a confrontation of tragedy of America brought forth by Vonnegut's sensitivity to tragedy (Uphaus), where Vonnegut "seems to rub middle America's nose in the sheer ugliness of life." (Merill) The story Breakfast of Champions is a story of "two lonesome, skinny old men on a planet which was dying fast,"(p.???). One of these two men is Dwayne Hoover, a "fabulously well-to-do" Pontiac Dealer, and the other is Kilgore Trout, an "unknown" and unsuccessful science fiction writer.
its closing scene moved me to tears. The Great Dictator was Charles Chaplin's first film with spoken dialogue, Modern Times, that he had a few political bones in his body, but the difference between the degree of politics in Modern Times and The Great Dictator is as loud as the difference between silence and sound. the world's most recognizable comedian unleashed his scorn on the world's most treacherous tyrant. Although his satire on Hitler is a bit one-sided, it often brushes the edge of darkness. The film ends with an impassioned speech from Chaplin, delivered from the barber who has been mistaken as the tyrant.