War, it changes people. When one thinks of war, the images of battle, blood, and death appear as the main focus in one’s mind, but no one truly focuses on what the war can do to a person psychologically, is shattering. Although war is based on these gory images of conflict, The Wars, by Timothy Findley shows the aspects of war that are never truly focused on. The mental affect of a soldier’s state of mind. War has a definite effect on the mentality of a soldier, so much so that many soldiers fall into insanity during, or after leave of combat.
Although, to his dismay, despite his power establishing play on the field, his grades weren’t up to par enough to receive college scholarships. So, still with his love for the game, he played his first two years of college football at City College along with his childhood friend Al “A. C.” Cowlings. He played as a star. So much so, that “by the end of his sophomore year, he had garnered so much recognition that he received offers from fifty colleges (U*X*L Biographies).
George Will also throws in a hint of fear, “But only in football is long-term injury the result not of accidents but of the game played properly, meaning within the rules.” With all of these different appeals that George Will could use, he decided to use the pathos method to catch the reader’s attention long enough to get his point across. The second appeal listed is ethos. Ethical appeals convince the reader to keep reading. George Will uses ethos in a way that keeps the reader entertained throughout the article
It prefers nobility to brutality. Soaring speeches to quiet deeds. There were legends in the civil war, great men that history speaks of often and fondly, good or bad. It remembers surrender over taking a last stand, showing those who stand as brave but forgotten. It recalls great speeches that stir the soul and drive men to fight for a cause they may not fully understand and give their all for but it hides and shuns the men who are willing to fight the darkest part of war.
‘Mental Cases’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ are two outstanding pieces created by Owen, each using techniques such as hyperboles, personification and imagery that associate the two poems, giving us, the readers, a bigger picture of what is happening in the poets eyes. In the poem Mental Cases Owen expresses his perception that war is taking away a soldiers future, a life full of happiness. It illustrates the bloodshed and suffering of war, using a series of graphical description of young men who are treated for war-related illness’, such as shellshock. It was a heart-wrenching poem for Owen because he himself was a patient of shellshock. The repetition of question marks and dashes illustrate the confusion and frustration witnessing Owens fellow comrades, it is a demanding tone begging for explanation for the entrapment of victims.
How is conflict presented in the poems Futility and The Charge of the Light Brigade? The title of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Futility’ captures the dominant sense of uselessness and helplessness in relation to conflict, felt by the soldiers in the face of their comrade’s recent death. The poem focuses on the effect of conflict and is focused on an injured, probably dead soldier. Owen uses this soldier to question to point of life being created it can be destroyed so easily. In contrast Tennyson’s Charge depicts a disastrous battle during the Crimean War and therefore shows the disbelief and horror of conflict.
Not only Kofi Annan has had a positive attitude to football in this essay but also he has not mentioned to the bad aspects of football. The author’ aim of analogy in his essay to demonstrate his warning about too pay attention to unimportant thing which cannot solve the essential problem in the world. In this essay the author has paid attention to the universality of football and he mentioned that football is more open to all than UN and politics. He implied that football is "played in every country and every race and religion" and he also focused on the members of Fifa and UN to show the importance of them. Annan in his essay also admired the transparency in football because he believes that it is missing in the UN.
The characters from both plays are indirectly compared, for instance the two youngest sons, Cory and Biff. Cory and Biff were compared through football and their father's, the contrast between the boys were where they went in life and the relationship they had with their father's. Football was a passion for both Cory and Biff, neither of the boys played football past high school, but they were both good players. Cory was very driven to play football even when his father constantly disapproved. Biff didn't have the same drive that Cory had but he still loved the game, it was a lot easier for him to be more interested in football when he had the support from his father.
What could have been a hug twist in his life was the night that his football team won the state championship the whole team went out to celebrate the victory while one of his teammates was sloppy drunk and the other team that got beat just so happened to show up. His friend got into a slight altercation, which lead to Tillman interfering trying to protect his teammate when things went wrong and a fight broke out and he seriously injured the opposing person, which lead to the arrest. This incident could have changed his whole life not only would it have stripped his college scholarship but it would have illuminated his chance of going into the military.
Throughout ‘The War poems’ Owen creates a sense of sympathy for the soldiers who fight in war and are forced to endure horrific atrocities that either they themselves commit, or are committed against them, the continual assaults on their physical and emotional wellbeing. In the poems Owen recreates his experiences being an officer on the ‘Western Front’ in World War I, and voices his bitterness towards and rejection of the futility of war; the never ending loss of life at the hands of the British Military. Owen condemns those who encouraged young men to go to war and used rhetoric to give off the impression that war rewarded young men with glory. Owen rejects this in his poems by reflecting his own experiences as ‘Glorious’ and investigating the horrors of war, and their effect on the physical and emotional wellbeing of soldiers. Owen’s poems are riddled with references to the loss of youth, innocence and life.