This makes him appear noble and brave, despite the fact that he was a murderer he is the one who emerges from this event with dignity, ‘You died most horrifyingly like a man.’ We are also made to feel guilty as he as described as ‘white faced’ beneath his hood. Dawe is not trying to exonerate him or make a case that he was wrongfully convicted, indeed by using the phrase ‘-however you lived’, he is implying that Ryan may well have been guilty. The issue is does murder justify state murder, is justice no more than revenge? The trial and execution are described by Dawe as nothing more than a ‘shabby ritual.’ This reinforces my own view on capital punishment. Justice is not revenge.
Another example of situational irony is when Collins stopped to give a dying man his last drink. The man had asked Collins for the drink, but Collins had ran past him then doubled back to return to the dying man with compassion. In “Flags of our Fathers” the picture contrasts the short story because it required six men to raise the flag, but it could have been easily done by one. Along with situational irony, the battlefield was also a contrast between the two works. In “The Mystery of Heroism,” on p. 475 it said the war was going on and there were shots fired.
The word ‘Anthem’ is used because it is a song of praise, which celebrates the soldiers’ heroism. Originally, ‘Dead’ was used in place of ‘Doomed.’ The title was changed by Seigfried Sassoon, who had taken Wilfred Owen under his wing when they met at a field hospital. Sassoon changed it because ‘Dead’ suggests being at peace; whereas, ‘Doomed’ suggests continued suffering. ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ literally translates to ‘It is Right and Proper’ which is ironic because the entire poem says it is anything but proper and right to died for one’s country. The rest of the poem undercuts the title.
We see in the murder of the woman in the street that the sniper doesn’t seem to mind her shrieks of terror followed by the grim silence of death. It is not until his realization that he killed his brother that his character’s shift is revealed. We learn by his reaction of killing his “enemy” that he may not have been as aloof to death and comfortable with war as previously thought. He was described to have lost the passion of war, perhaps even questioning it’s motives. It’s clear that the author
The narrator attempts to reassure his audience he is of sound mind. For example, the narrator says “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” Another irony in the story is that the narrator refers to how he loves the old man and was never so kind to him as he was right before the murder. This is ironic because he loves the old man by the systematically plans to murder him. Poe uses imagery throughout the story by referencing the clock and time as a way to describe how slowly he moved. The narrator says “A watches minute hand moves more quickly than did mine”, the narrator sees himself as a clock, counting down the old man’s
Anthem For Doomed Youth is a sonnet written by Wilfred Owen about the realities of war. Wilfred Owen was a soldier during WW1 and therefore understands fully the true experiences of war. He was against war and was appalled by the effects of war on people and their families. The purpose of the poem is to inform the public of the true realities of war and how young men where dying needlessly. This was because during war times the media would tell the public that the war going great and that the men where doing just fine, but this obviously just wasn’t true.
Main ideas in War Poetry The main idea in war poetry, written during World War One – 1914-18, is the harsh reality of war. Poets such as Wilfred Owen use the language techniques of simile, rhyme, repetition and personification to help convey the main idea. Owen uses techniques to paint a grim picture of what war was like and how it affected people. Through this, we see that war is often glorified, thus Owen was able to counter the glorification of war. After reading war poems we are able to get a true idea of how horrific war was and learn of its negative consequences.
What do his responses to the dilemma reveal about his personality? Because he left his rifle on the German soldier’s body, if he don’t return he will be unarmed, and killed by other German soldiers just like how he killed the German soldier. He is smart, clam, brave because he can identify the situation quickly and come back to “meet” the German soldier again, although he is still scared. Discuss the narrator’s capture and treatment of the prisoners. To what extent was it an act of heroism?
Sassoon’s poetry described the horrors of the war and how disgusting it is. Two poems which show the perspective of war is: Firstly, Counter-Attack, which describes how war is like; and secondly, died of wounds, which show the condition of war. The poems relate to the feeling and emotion war creates. Also it shows how horrible war is. The techniques that Sassoon has used in the poems are: imagery, simile, metaphor and onomatopoeia.
In Tim o’ briens “the man I killed” the authors concept on dehumanization was a sense of fantasy.as protagonist in the short story tim dehumanizes his victim by killing him with a grenade in the villages of my khe. As tim starts to describe the wounds that the dead soldier inflicted, he starts to build upso much guilt and confusion for the guy. Foretelling an entire life for his victim as if he knew the dead soldier beforehand. For example “He was not a fighter,his health was poor, his body small frail. He liked books.