War - the pros and cons - is it necessary? It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire War is devastating and tragic. It affects the daily lives of the people of the countries involved in the war. It affects the economy of each country that is involved and it can causes long-term affects on the soldiers involved in the actual fighting.
They also suffered from shell shock which could take a lifetime to recover, majorly affecting their abilities. They suffered daily as their bravest and best were dying fighting, leaving behind only the most not useful and unwanted soldiers who chaff to go to France for a better life. The source is a form of complaint about their horrible conditions and danger that threatens their soldiers. This letter is written by a leader on the Western front to
They are too vulnerable to cope with the environment, and (are) forced to get involved. Megan Stack’s “every man in this village is a liar” crystallizes (the) idea that individuals often find themselves engulfed in conflicts whether they like it or not. Like the little Palestinian boy in the war, seeing his family all dying in front off him. “You could stare into the enormous eyes of little boys and watch them turning into rock.” This little boy cannot choose not to react (stay detached in) to the tragic conflict situation. He suffers as a powerless/defenseless victim in the conflict among nations as “one war breeds another war”.
Creating Killers In the book, “The Good Soldiers” ,David Finkel demonstrates how the war creates killing machines out of otherwise normal human beings. The soldiers abhorrence for their conditions and the violence of war evolves into a hatred for the Iraqis. It is a sequence of revulsion and violence that leads to an unstable army ready and overjoyed to kill. These conditions create the ailing men and women that they become, a killing force with serious mental instability. The soldiers live and fight in terrible conditions.
Eric Bogle’s poem, The Green Fields of France, depicts the detrimental effects of war on individuals and the society. The use of hyperbole in, “The killing and dying was all done in vain…whole generation that were butchered and damned,” reflects how the society was ripped apart due to the death of loved ones, which lead to an unhealthy community. It further explains that families had to go through so much grief and anxiety for a war that did not achieve anything. Likewise, Bogle demonstrates the pointlessness of the war. “…Did they really believe that this war would end wars…it all happened again, and again, and again,” this use of rhetorical question and repetition emphasises the anti-war sentiment that both Bogle and Dawe capture.
This simile is an important contrast of the information people were fed at the time of soldiers being strong and proud. Owen strips away the image of a glorified war to reveal the bitter and cruel nature of the war. The bitter imagery “Coughing like hags” and “but limped on” also develops the idea of these young man seeming old. Owen takes pity on these tired and weary soldiers as he describes them in the most unglamorous, inglorious manner. The statement “all went lame, all blind’, while being somewhat hyperbolic suggests that the soldiers had lost all previous objectives of war along with the line “cursed through sludge”.
Candide’s misfortune starts when the bulgur army had attacked the castle. Hence he was going to encounter the whole world and start to make his own fortune. His beloved Cunegonde as well suffered a lot either from violence guided to her or her suffers from misfortune. Every step he took he discovered a horrible problem that affect his outlook for the world. So Candide and Cunegonde blamed Pangloss a lot for his meaningless philosophy about the optimism.
‘Owen’s poetry is essentially a protest against the uselessness of War.’ To what extent do you agree? Wilfred Owen’s Anthology, The War Poems makes use of many different styles, forms and various other techniques to convey a very specific singular point, war in itself, is an entirely pointless endeavour. The cost is too high, the gains, too low, and in the end, we are left with a world scorn and in ruins. Owen explores the physical and psychological effects of war on the soldiers that put their lives on the line to serve their country. He then examines the way in which these soldiers are treated as nothing more than a commodity to be spent on the battlefield.
HOW DOES WILFRED OWEN CONVEY THE HORRORS OF WAR IN POETRY ? Many of Owen's poems direct anger towards the generals and those at home who have encouraged war.Owen's war poetry is a passionate expression of outrage at the horrors of war and of pity for the young soldiers sacrificed in it. It is dramatic and memorable, whether describing physical horror, such as in 'Dulce et Decorum Est' or mental torment such as in' Disabled'. His poetry evokes more from us than simple disgust and sympathy. Owen sympathizes with the vain young men who have no idea of the horrors of war, who are 'seduced' by others (Jessie Pope) and the recruiting posters.
World War I brought many new ideas and different concepts that would either benefit or cause major consequences throughout the war. This was the time of the incredibly dreadful “Trench warfare”. Roden simply placed a picture in our mind by saying “We have had another terrible week of it in the trenches.” These trenches were used as a protective barrier between their enemy and No-Mans Land. Not only did the trenches provide protection, it also brought many other deadly factors such as diseases, rodents, and unfit living conditions. Lice was a very common problem that would terrorize every soldier that would spend time in the trenches.