English 112-V1 Paper 1 True War Stories War is hell. For those that have not been there, that is a statement that must simply be accepted. There are stories to explain the hell. Those stories we should listen to respectfully and sometimes these stories may have deep, infinite wisdom attached, or they may not. The stories may simply be a form of release for the soldier telling them.
We view through the film Paradise Road by Bruce Beresford, as the conflict of enduring a war has encompassed during a cultural misunderstanding. We view those who may not at times seem to stand up for themselves. Martin Luther King Jnr presents to us his honour and dignity when faced with conflict. Through the stories of these people we see that conflict can often breed further disagreement and suffering, as it may act in extraordinary ways. We are each led to articulate through responses in conflict, to realize who we truly are.
In Why Nations Go to War, Dr.John G Stoessinger talks about the role of individuals in starting wars. He is of the view that factors like economics, nationalism, alliance networks and even fate are often put forward as the primary reasons for the outbreak of a war, but the human element, the personalities, the hopes and fears and the particular worldview of the individual leaders of the country are not given nearly as much importance. The writer points out that wars are after all, started by people and to a large extent, the book deals with the lead up to the moment when people finally decide to go to war. The author holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T, Columbia and Princeton. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book, The Might of Nations and he has served as acting director for the political affairs division at the United Nations.
Compare the ways the distinctively visual is created in The Shoehorn Sonata and one other related text of your own choosing. War is indeed an unconventional and traumatic experience that anyone would be ruined to endure. These experiences of war can be lived out through memory of hardships and war time acts of injustice and through the post-traumatic stress that is developed due to the experience. John Misto, play writer of “The Shoehorn Sonata” and Wilfred Owen the composer of “Dulce et decorum est”, have both undoubtedly condensed this thematic perception of war and how individuals can live out their experiences. This concept has been achieved through the employment of both visual and language techniques.
The name of the poem implies that the poet was a proponent of war, but contradictorily we discover that he was not. Undoubtedly, Owen had the practical, realistic knowledge to informatively and effectively portray the war scene. He experienced first-hand the physical, psychological and emotional effects of war on a human being. Although both speakers had contradictory concepts about war based on their own values, knowledge and experiences, they presented their theories with equivalent zeal, tenacity and passion. The speakers are fixated in their beliefs, and adamant about their concepts of war.
The quote“He doesn’t need it anymore.” clearly describes this case. To conclude,the horror of war is a vital theme and is characterized through many challenges the narrator encounters in the novel.The horror of war is portrayed throughout the novel through things such as having a perpetual fear of the unknown, the psychological effects of war, and conclusively: death.In this way,Harrison successfully shows an unheroic image of soldiers to the readers and makes the readers review what they used to think about the
Francesca Milone Mrs. Holton AP Language (P2) 10 September 2011 The Things They Carried: Fact Versus Fiction Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried emphasizes not only the surreality of war, but also where to draw the line into reality. The makes up characters, places, and stories to get his argument across throughout the novel, making it contradictory and fictitious, but at the same time creating a sense of reality. In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien illuminates the differences between fact and fiction, mainly within the context of war, to demonstrate that no person can understand what takes place in a war unless he or she has actually been there. Tim O'Brien contradicts himself and others by highlighting fact and claiming later
Those who experience moral conflict are truly tested and the core of their characters brought into sharp focus as they make sense of their experiences and wether the will response with courage or cowardice. For Daniel Morcombe’s family it is the conflict of enduring the type of justice they wanted regards the brutal murder of Daniel that this encompasses. Overcoming the traumatic grieve, they created a website educating people on children's safety. It was this moral conflict of enduring persistent and injustice that these individuals projected their true identities and subsequently, emphasise to society how courage can be found in the worst conflicts. Whilst conflict merely involve two parties disagreeing over differences of opinion, this interpersonal conflict can bring out either courage or cowardice in people.
There are many symbols in the novel A Separate Peace but one that definitely stands out would be World War II. In the novel this tragic war symbolizes an indefinite amount of things like the arrival of adulthood to the triumph of the competitive spirit over innocent play and most importantly it symbolizes conflict. This relates to one of the major themes in the novel, questioning one’s identity. Gene throughout the whole story is someone who doesn’t really know who he is and he feels that enlisting in the war would be something that would help him find himself. Enlisting in the war would help him feel more secure about where he stands at that point in his life.
War metaphors can also show people the wrong message thinking were the enemies and hate the country. Such as in the text “Fighting Words: The War Over Language” there’s many war metaphors that can be used in non-war words. “As Desert Storm eventually became known as the “Gulf War” many of us wondered if this was the future of the genre (p.71)”. The piece shows that also teachers use war metaphors and us students