Change Is Inevitable so We Should Always Embrace It

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In your daily routine of brushing your teeth, having breakfast, going to work, grabbing a hasty lunch, writing your papers due the next day, apple-polishing your boss for a raise, riding the bus home all alone, eating a simple dinner, climbing onto the weathered and frayed sheets; have you ever thought of the subtle changes on this regular basis? The slightest increase of hair length, lessening amount of toothpaste in the tube, a lower grade than last term, the thinning of your wallet, diminishing love between an old married couple; on the wheels of inevitable change, would you choose to espouse or deny it? Wilfred Owen shows us that he does not agree in embracing change with the poem 'Disabled'. 'He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, and shivered in his ghastly suit of grey, legless, sewn short at elbow.' The protagonist, a disabled soldier that had been released from military service, is depicted as incomplete due to a lost-limb. He shivered not only in his ghastly suit of grey, but for the unacceptable, drastic change in his life from a whole to a fragmented body. Alliteration of the consonant ‘g’ is used to strengthen the menacing and somber tone, and evokes readers’ pity towards the distressing situation of the soldier. As the government abandons the lives of soldiers and leaves them to fend off the ammunition and threat on no man's land themselves, the devastating alteration for the soldiers' future is destined--- destined to crumble, destined to shatter, destined to descend the infinite abyss of tragedy and woe. From ‘waiting for dark’, we can infer that it wasn’t the dark of the night the solider was expecting, but ‘dark’ as grim, dour death. These men-at-arms leave their fate in the depraved hands of the government and the country, as their lives are remolded with unsparing callousness and unforgiving blood shower, change is inevitable. In spite of

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