He couldn’t help it.” Albeit the perils ahead, he could not force himself to concentrate on his responsibility as a leader of the troop. He was in a dilemma between work and personal needs. “His mind wandered. He had difficulty keeping his attention on the war. On occasion he would yell at his men to spread out the column, to keep their eyes open, but then he would slip away into daydreams.” Because of his negligence, Ted Lavender was dead.
Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
written by Jessie Pope, and finally contrast this with the poems by Owen. DISABLED I think that in the poem 'Disabled', Wilfred Owen is trying to convey the real tragedy of war. Many people think only of those killed but reading the poem you remember that many people who were not killed in the war could still have suffered a lot more. In the poem Owen focuses on one young man, a single victim of war. It shows the effect the war has on the young man's life, when on returning from the war he has been maimed "legless, sewn short at elbow" Owen writes the poem with style.
The value of their lives was also changed by war. Their identities were lost. As a fellow soldier lies dying, the men around him are forced to care more about obtaining his good boots he won’t need than morn his lost life. In war time orderlies and doctors don’t have time to learn the dying men’s names, but are impatient for the bed that will open up after a death. Paul and the other young men eagerly signed up thinking war would be glorious “only to find [they] were to be trained for heroism as though [they] were circus ponies” (22).
It is funny when the boy begins to sing and sings even louder because he believes his father missed the point of his singing, and the fact that the boy is doing everything the drunken father would have done is humorous too. 2. Pathos is the emotional appeal to the reader, and while this story is humorous, it does contain
The poem describes the life of a carefree boy who is unable to cope with the horrors of war so he takes his own life. Like Misto the poem is set out like his play, to depict life before, during and after the war. The use of rhyme in the first stanza shows a playful and carefree mood “slept soundly through the lonesome dark./ and whistled early with the lark. The poem then progresses to when he is in war “he put a bullet through his brain” just shows a visual of how actually terrible the war must be for a person to take his own life so he doesn’t have to continue with war any
The next technique that I will be showing is repetition. Repetition is when something is repeated to give a much stronger affect, throughout this poem Wilfred Owen repeats that he hates the war due to the weather and the lies they were fed about war. I am going to talk about is “but nothing happens” in this poem this quote comes in four times in stanzas one, three, four and eight. The hatred in this quote is that they are waiting for the government to come and collect them, they are waiting for the bad weather to end but most of all
By using a sonnet, a touch of irony is used. The conventional function for a sonnet is love, but this sonnet has a theme of a love that has turned bad. The young male population have so much patriotic love and are so eager to serve, but this love turns sour. They spend time rotting in the wastes of the trenches, only to be mown down by a machine gun nest. Not only are their lives wasted, gone without the holy ritual of funeral, but the lives of their loved ones at home are also ruined.
They will die in the war for a cause they don’t fully understand or necessarily support and will soon be forgotten… In doing so Owen provokes the thought whether war is really worth going to as it degrades the life of millions of men as they get obliterated for their country. The format off the poem is supposed to be constant, with five stressed and unstressed syllables in every line. The first line does follow this rule but the second and third lines do not. This rule gets broken and is ignored as the lines seem irregular and out of place. Through this he creates the impression that the men who are in the war is out of place and is not meant to be there.
They were always short on water and other vital supplies. Men signed up for war for the fear of the white feather or shame being brought upon their families. The sociology behind the white feather was because of the pride the Army instilled in people who signed up. People who stayed back home, such as woman and older men would look down upon you if you did not go fight for your country. In Quite in the western Front when Paul returned home the society was in complete disillusion.