Significance: The author is showing how powerful the U-boat is by winning the battle. It also gives a very good visual for readers of what is going on in the attack. Vocab: whistle. See reference: author used this word to bring readers into to the story like they are part of the battle. Also, to illustrate how fast the bullet was travelling.
In Lord of the Flies, there were three things that represented civilization: the conch, Piggy’s glasses and the fire which helped them to get rescued. Golding used the conch as a symbol of power. For example, the conch was used to call the boys to meetings. As Ralph yelled, “I’ll blow the conch, and call an assembly” (151). This shows that, Ralph takes the conch seriously, and the conch is a big deal to him.
Shell shock caused a lot of problems and casualties for the country and for the war. People who were victims of shell shock were most likely to feel panicked and scarred of flight and unable to sleep, walk or talk. At the beginning of World War II, the term "shell shock" was banned by the British Army, though the phrase "postconcussional syndrome" was used to describe similar traumatic responses. By December 1914 as many as 10% of British officers and 4% of enlisted men were suffering from "nervous and mental
Both start off with trying to get their credibility first, Antony wins in doing a better job because he worked harder in trying to get it. Pathos, the emotional appeal, is used most in both their speeches. Brutus asked rhetorical questions to try and stir up emotion in the crowd, “who is here so rude would not be a Roman?” (Act 3, Scene 2; 29) In asking these questions he knows people will begin to think about what he has to say. Antony also uses a great deal of emotion in his speech. He used repetition to try and sway the plebeians.
Source B9 is clear in doing this, Josh Brooman comes to the conclusion that Dunkirk was ‘a great defeat’ by focussing on the ’70,000’ men that were killed wounded or taken prisoner, the abandonment of ‘150,000’ French allies and the number of rifles and vehicles left behind. Source B9 also tells us that behind closed doors even Winston Churchill called Dunkirk ‘the greatest military defeat for many centuries’. As Prime Minister, Winston Churchill knew this information would have damaged the morale of the British people, which he didn’t want to do during a war. Although Source B9 fails to tell us how may soldiers were successfully evacuated from Dunkirk, and could be seen as one-sided, I don’t think this takes away from the reliability as it was written by a school history textbook
Was Dunkirk a success or a failure? The Dunkirk battle happened in the Second World War and it was between the Allis and the Germany. I personally think Dunkirk was a failure. Dunkirk was a failure because in the film Atonement it shows the soldiers running around, which shows a lack of discipline. It also shows that they are disorganized and they had no orders as there were soldiers being shown running around or throwing up because they had drunk so much.
For example in the novel, the great fight between Beowulf and Grendel is told quite differently. One big aspect of the battle that stands out is what Beowulf whispers to Grendel during the fight. Beowulf, ironically being strong and full of honor, attempts to whisper humorous statements to Grendel. He states, “ Grendel, Grendel! You make the world by whispers second by second.
The shelter, his only little hope now turned out to be a ruined shelter. He had been physically beaten by the weather, now his hope mostly taken away. Everything was in conspiracy to take his life, just in one hour at best he would be an icy corpse. He was totally alone, panicked facing his coming death. But “burned hands were better than dead hands, no hands at all were better than death” for a moment he thought.
The conch is governing authority, keeping those desperate for power under law and giving one the opportunity to speak ones mind as only the person holding the conch is permitted to speak, “Let him have the conch!” shouts Piggy. “Let him have it!”. Golding utilizes the character of Ralph to embody, law and order and democracy through him admonishing one of the “biguns” to let a “littleun” have a chance to speak. In the beginning of the novel the younger boys contributed greatly to the election of Ralph as chief. In Lord of the Flies, the conch is blown to announce to the group that it is time to hold an assembly at the platform to discuss things of importance such as the building and maintenance of the signal fire, the hunting and capture of pigs and the
Unfortunately one soldier doesn’t get his mask on in time and suffers a horrific death. Owen then describes the nightmares he has after witnessing such an awful sight which leads up to the moral message at the end of the poem. Wilfred Owen uses a number of literary techniques to describe the physical and mental suffering of the soldiers marching back to base. For example imagery is expressed with the use of the simile “like old beggars, under sacks” is effective because it compares the young soldiers to old beggars showing that the war has prematurely aged them and the sacks refer to the heavy bags of equipment they carry on their backs. A similar example would be the simile “coughing like hags” again a reference to being old as a hag is an elderly woman.