“Slept soundly through the lonesome dark, and whistled early with the lark.” It describes the place where he was, to be unbearable and a terrible condition for a boy to be in. The poet wants the mood to be this way because he is trying to portray the negativity of war to the audience. The tone of this poem near the end is in a shameful tone. “You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye who cheer when soldier lads march by,” Sassoon is ashamed of the crowd who are shallow and are only cheering for the young soldiers to go to war and know that not all will return, they do not understand the hardship that the young soldiers have to go through and he is ashamed
“I'm Andy, he screamed wordlessly, I'm Andy.” (P. 196) He began to hate his identity as a Royal and he want to die as Andy. Being a Royal was not important for Andy anymore. Being himself meant much more than being a Royal. At the same time, he also realized that he was going to miss a lot of meaningful things that he hadn’t even started yet. He was mourning how short to end up his life.
He hated himself. He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (103). Cross was ashamed; he is a leader and was not there for his soldiers. Now he has the burden for a soldier that died at his hands. The last personality trait that First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross demonstrates is bravery.
I think it is really sad. He has faced death, but he never gives up in the toughest of times. I think the death of this son hit him the worst out of all three of the deaths. In the book he really don’t talk about much because, he get real emotional about it and he’s not the person to talk about his personal life. There are a lot of happy things in the book, too.
Little did they know Kemmerich’s death marked the beginning of lost hope. Paul becomes faint, all at once and he could not do anything more. This is expressed by Erich Maria Remarque on page 31 of the novel. This is the response Paul displays over the news of his fellow country men’s death. Paul’s display of grief is emotionally charged, but much different than his first display of his feelings on the war where everyone was full of pride and arrogance.
No longer useful to the story, he is 'killed off' rather quickly after being effectively killed of as a living, breathing character. It should be his father's moral failures that 'humanize' him, but it seems in reality even more the fact that he now works in a gas station. Amir is such a mean character that he is almost glad that his father has fallen, never mind that the man is working himself to death to pay to educate Amir and give him an aristocratic wedding. It is obscene that Amir accepts the wedding, since he is, more than his father, an American now. He perhaps should have at least entertained the possibility of not allowing his father to spend so much money.
Owen uses simile to compare the young men to old “hags”. “Bent double, like old beggars”, “knock kneed” and “cursed through sludge” set a slow and agonising tone, giving readers an image of the hostile conditions. The verse; “Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood shod. All went lame; all bling; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind” show the basic quality of living in the battlefield being lost. Words like "lame," "blind," "drunk" and "deaf" suggest that the soldiers have been stripped of their bodily integrity before they even enter into battle.
It is through over ambition and guilt that leads to a progression of loneliness throughout the play until the climatic point of his downfall being his death. He rides into battle companionless being labelled a ‘dead butcher’ by associates who were once friends which have now left to join Malcolm and the English army. The only soldiers left to ride into battle with him now does so through duty not honour or love which, exemplifies his social loneliness by the end of the play; showing the effect of his excessive ambition and greed for power. This explicitly shows that this Gothic text leaves us with the chief impression of the loneliness of the protagonist. To support the latter further, Shakespeare’s character Macbeth even admits himself that ‘which should accompany old age as honour and love, obedience troops of friends I must not look to have’ illustrating that to accomplish his goal of King he must do it alone intrinsically showing his loneliness without support of ‘troops and friends’ due to undergoing atrocious acts such as regicide.
Joshua Wiggs Mr. Wellen English 3 18 November 2012 The Effects of War There are men dying today that do not even know what they are fighting for or why. Fighting for your country is an honorable thing but the government officials sitting behind their desks do not understand the sacrifices like the soldiers do. In the novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, the main character Joe Bonham is faced with the grim reality of suffering the effects of war. He is in critical condition in the begging of the book and is left with no limbs, deaf, blind, and mute. Throughout the book he continually tries to fight the pain of the lonely feeling.
The characteristics made the conflict of the novel a lot more intense though out the novel. Charles Kingshaw was the main victim of the whole novel. In the novel, he mentioned that he lost his father when he was young. ‘My father ‘s dead’ He was angry, not hurt. (pg.18) His father who died in war was his hero to him and when Hooper asked him about his father, he felt like Hooper was insulting his father so he was unhappy about it.