Gas! Quick, boys! !” this achieves the sense of haste the writer was trying to achieve by using short sentences and exclamation marks to grab the attention of the reader, also this contrasts with the first verse describing the sense of exhaustion to the one of extreme panic and anger. “Owen’s fear of the ‘haunting flares’ creates the impression that war is a nightmarish and horrific experience. The simile that compares the soldiers with coughing ‘hags’ emphasises this and the corrupt, unhealthy connotations
Timing almost always affects the style of a passage. As in the two passages Hiroshima and Memoirs of a Mendicant Professor, the timing shows how great of an impact it can have on the style of a passage. Both passages talk of the same event, the bombing of Hiroshima, yet the time of which they occurred differed. Choice of detail is one key element in the timing of the two passages. John Hersey tells how “granite gravestones three hundred and eighty yards from the center” (5) were fused and completely destroyed.
Many Americans believe that the Japanese deserved to be bombed based on how they had previously treated the United States, which is another reason why it might have been justified. It was also a way for the United States to show the power and knowledge it possessed to the rest of the world. Devastating things came to be because of this monumental moment in history, but the debate is whether or not these horrible things were justified. It’s a matter of Machiavelli’s famous saying; does the end justify the means? For starters, fewer American soldiers and Japanese civilians died.
Voltaire wrote this book to further demonstrate his unhappiness with the church, government, and philosophies at that time. He was hoping to inform readers about the ridiculousness of the authority by means of entertainment through satire. This book was not only packed with information, but it was also a fun read relating back to Voltaire's witty and intelligent personality. Since the book was written this way, the greater public was able to understand it, not just intellectuals and nobility, and his ideas and thoughts were more easily spread because of Candide's enjoyability as a novel. I believe the main message Voltaire was trying to get
This extract from the short story 'The Truth about War' deals with the ambiguity and contradictions of war; particularly focussing on the comparison between the beauty and brutality of it. O'Brien tries to convey to us through the use of compare and contrast that there is hope of peace in war. War will make you grow up due to what you have experienced. War will make you value life. O'Brien's extract conveys to the readers the contradictory feelings that war evokes in a person.
This is portrayed in many of Plath’s poems through the use of graphic imagery, whether it be good or bad. In the poem “Daddy”, Plath frequently mentions Nazi Germany which creates an awful picture in the reader’s mind. The grotesque imagery used in this poem includes that of Nazis, physical stature and communication. ‘Daddy’ is a perfect example of how Sylvia Plath used her poems as a release for her emotions and how intense her feelings were. Another poem in which Plath’s style is presented is “You’re” however, unlike “Daddy”, the emotions in this poem are more optimistic and the tone of the whole poem is happier.
Assignment: Intra/cross/intercultural material analysis “Memoirs of a Geisha” The modern American typically approaches Japanese culture with a kind of wary fascination. Although the US seemingly never fails to find some sense of mystique with all things ‘Oriental’, the average Joe’s obsession with Japan’s exploits belays a deep rooted xenophobia that brings to mind the scratchy footages of alien sightings, or indeed, of faded posters brandishing World War II propagandas. The unfortunate circumstances under which those two cultures first came into close contact had certainly left their marks, namely a myriad of misconceptions and general negative impressions. Decades after the Pearl Harbour Bombing, it was an American movie celebrating one of the most elusive aspects of Japanese culture that gave audience a glimpse into the emergence of those misbelieves. Bringing to the big screen the world of Japan’s much celebrated Geisha, “Memoirs of a Geisha” has also revealed how the unwitting acts of outsiders almost brought to ruins one of the most distinct aspects of an entire culture.
And this helps to make the reader to consider about the roll of honor for the people. And with the literature devices use from the poem we can understand how the poet has shown her sorrow towards the victims in the wars. In Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen has described a gas attack during World War One with his strong emotions. He is strongly denying the concept of serving your country is glorious. The language used in the section about the gas attack represents both the pain of the victims from the gas attack and the effect on those who have seen the scene.
Yet what makes this speech powerful is it has the ability to relate to and possibly persuade the audience in an effective manner. This aspect grants him the power to fulfill his life’s purpose which is to educate the audience of the evil of indifference and to learn from past mistakes. Elie Wiesel was a victim of the Nazi hatred toward the Jews in World War II. He was sent to a ghetto and then to several concentration camps. He survived the horror and was liberated by American soldiers, but he has been changed forever.
After reading war poems we are able to get a true idea of how horrific war was and learn of its negative consequences. The main idea in war poems becomes apparent when reading Wilfred Owen’s poem, Dolce et Decorum Est. In the last stanza, the lines: “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dolce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori” demonstrates the main idea. ‘Dolce et Decorum est’ is a Latin saying, which means ‘it is sweet and right’. The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious.