The U-boat then surfaced and machine-gunned 300 Canadian survivors who included nurses and the wounded. The brigadier-general tells this story to motivate the Canadian battalion prior to the offensive so that they will avenge their murdered comrades. The allies attack The narrator's ears start to bleed from the force of explosions The Germans come running out screaming for mercy, trying to surrender - the allies mow them down The narrator is shot in the foot which has cut an artery, he is happy he is wounded as he can go home now The narrator goes looking for a dead means corpse so he can take his water bottle, he finds Broadbent in a nearby shell hole, his leg hangs by a small strip of skin, Broadbent dies shortly after While waiting for the hospital ship to arrive and take the Narrator home, he talks with an orderly who soon reveals that the story about the Llandovery Castle was a lie and that when the ship was sunk it was carrying supplies and war material and was in actual fact not a “hospital ship” that was carrying 300 wounded. The narrator realises that the battalion was lied to by the brigadier
The swirl and muddle of rough and raw emotions of the battlefield, permeating the air like a smog. They think war is a game … when someone is shot they merely die… They do not know, cannot know the truth, cannot hear the screams of dying broken men, crying for their mothers. The tremor of men in their death throes, missing limbs, spewing their own entrails. The malodorous fetor of death loosened bowels. How could we have fathomed the unvarnished nature of war, it was supposed to be an adventure to find our true measure.
It is a different scene than what Stanley is used to. The showers they were given were short and sharp. They were also freezing cold. It takes about the same time to get used to the temperature of the water as it does to actually have the shower with soap. The showers are meant to be the boys reward after a big day digging all day then just hanging out in the wreck-room.
Owen highlights such unjust experiences of the soldiers to augment his argument against the bureaucracy. Parable of the old man and the young is a didactic poem which alludes to a story in Genesis 22:5 and is about Abrams sacrifice to a higher power. In WW1, many soldiers were being sent to fight in an unnecessary war, killing thousands upon thousands of men, for the aid of foreign power. This notion of injustice can be seen in ‘Parable’ where an ‘angel’ tries to ‘offer the Ram of pride instead of him’ to Abram. The biblical allusion of the term ‘angel’ symbolises a moral conscience, in the hope of changing Abrams mind, as well as on a didactic level, symbolising the mothers and loved ones of the soldiers.
The one word that best describes the mood of this vignette is shock. "O'Brien" is in shock from killing the man, and the rest of the world is moving around him, all in speech and imagination. O'Brien has his two American comrades, Azar and Kiowa, try to move around "O'Brien." Azar sees only a fallen enemy and compliments "O'Brien" on a thorough job — he cannot understand what "O'Brien" is feeling. Kiowa is more sympathetic, offering textbook comments, such as switching places with the dead man and that he would have been killed anyway, in order to console "O'Brien" whom he believes regrets his action.
Trench warfare is the basis behind All Quiet on the Western Front. This novel was published in 1929 by Erich Maria Remarque. Remarque himself fought in World War I, and based some of his experiences in the book. After the rise of the Nazi regime, All Quiet on the Western Front, was one of the first books they burned because it was a betrayal to the soldiers who fought in World War I. One reason could have been the way the negative effects of war show through the use of Irony, Symbolism, and Metaphors.
He has been accused of stealing trainers off Clyde Livingston, but he didn’t do it. At the camp he meets up with other boys called magnet, armpit, x-ray, zero, zigzag and squid. He had never had friends before so it was a shock to him. At the end of the film him and zero run away from the campo and climb up the mountain. At the start of the novel Stanley is fat and has no friends, however when he goes to the Camp Green lake he gets friends, and he also digs lots of holes.
It quivers a little with each kick.”P145 chapter 9. This shows how the enemy is treated even once they are killed. The soldiers probably did this out of rage and a need for revenge. This results in the men dehumanizing one other less proving the point that this novel examples that war changes people. Today we regret the actions that we made in war and so do other countries involved.
Soldiers were brainwashed with the idea of patriotism - leading their country to victory at all costs, even if meant going into battle knowing you were going to die enforcing the message of the movie that, “The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” At first, the movie described the trench warfare situation of World War I. Then we are introduced to General Mireau who had been ordered to send his division in on a suicide mission to the well-defended German position called the “Ant Hill.” At first Mireau refuses, trying to explain the impossibility of success but as soon as a promotion for him is mentioned, he’s suddenly convinced the attack will be successful. Mireau leaves the attack to Colonel Dax, despite Dax’s protests that the attack will only result in failure and weaken his army. During a nighttime scouting mission prior to the attack, a drunken lieutenant named Roget sends one of his two men ahead as a scout. Overcome by fear waiting for the scout's return, he lobs a grenade and retreats.
Desperation in The Nibelungenlied Many people act in desperation once they have realized they have made a mistake. It is human nature to second guess yourself and to wonder if you have made this right decision. This case is true in The Nibelungenlied with Hagen’s decision to assassinate Siegfried. His actions immediately following the murder and when he is on his way to meet Kriemhild show that he acted in desperation after Siegfried’s murder. Through Hagen’s actions of sinking Kriemhild’s treasure in the Rhine River and attempting to kill the monk to void the Nixes prophecy are both examples of Hagen’s desperation after killing Siegfried.