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 first person narrative of Tim O’Brien shows how a storyteller has the power to shape his or hers listeners opinions. In this story, Tim O’Brien as the fictional first narrative (the soldier) changes our view of ugliness and beauty. An example of this is when Tim O’Brien describes the death of Curt Lemon; Curt Lemon died exploding, his body parts were spread all over the tall
Similes are a comparison to something else; Cormier used similes to give the reader a better image of what the war would look like. “Appear like grim ghosts “ We associate the colour white with ghosts , the colour connotes purity and innocence and has been used to signify that the young men who have been sent to war are just innocent people but It also gives the reader an image of a pale lifeless looking soldier as the word “grim” is dull. “Soldiers explodes like a ripe tomato” the purpose of this simile is to compare the colour of blood to a tomato. ‘Explodes’ signifies bombs blowing up everywhere and killing soldiers. Cormier used ‘ripe tomato’ because it emphasizes the
Slaughterhouse 5 has no chronological order. The book starts off with Vonnegut describing his experience of writing the novel, then the middle of the novel is filled with random jumps in time that Billy Pilgrim makes, before Vonnegut ends by picking up where he left off in chapter 1. To reveal the truth about what really happened in Dresden, Vonnegut could have just written another ordinary war novel, like “Generals Die in Bed” by Charles Yale Harrison, but instead he chose to grab his readers’ attention
This is the case in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies in relation to the Fall of Man depicted in Genesis 3:1-24 of the Bible. Golding takes this passage which lies heavy on ideas such as consequence, innocence, and the manifestation of the tragic flaw in man, and applies it to his modern fictional Bildungsroman, telling of boys trapped on a deserted island. The characterization, as well as the setting of Lord of the Flies relate to that of the Fall of Man in that the characters of both are almost completely innocent, naïve beings. They, having no existence in the real world beforehand, are abruptly placed in a foreign setting that is in every account, a utopia. The island of Lord of the Flies is described in a mystical way, never displeasing, as one might expect through the eyes of its prisoners.
Crane’s speaker is intended to not be Stamps 2 trustworthy so that the reader can see the sarcasm being illustrated. The persona chosen by both authors helps their individual poems to each build a distinct tone. Crane’s choice of persona builds a tone of sarcasm as the speaker depicts “a field where a thousand corpses lie” yet also refers to war as being kind (11). The sarcastic tone shows the reader that war is not kind. The speaker is untrustworthy as he states that “war is kind” after describing the death of a woman’s father (12-15).
The pitted sun coarsened skin - a cheap ruined leather” shows how Paul depicts him as only a washed up alcoholic, but however, earlier in the novel Paul describes how first impression are “misleading, of course” Memory is also a significant idea used in Alice Sebold’s compelling novel ‘The Lovely Bones’ and also shows the reader that first impressions are entirely misleading, as in ‘Maestro’. In the beginning of the novel, Sebold uses literal description to describe the cornfield in which the protagonist Susie Salmon sees the man which will inevitably be her killer. The book being written from Susie’s perspective,
The Stranger in the Photo Is Me Essay When analyzing Donald Murray’s “The Stranger in the Photo Is Me” readers become conscious of Murrays endeavors to purposefully represent and explore his past while using powerful language and strong images. The article takes a narrative and nostalgic approach into Murray’s life, and bombards the reader with the author’s feelings about the picture and ultimately about his life. Murray’s purpose if to convey the profound impact war has had on his life. He recapitulates the idea of innocence throughout the piece and how he feels he lost such innocence through his experience in war. The passage is broken into two parts: the past before the picture and the past after the picture and the description of these two different pasts and the contrast between them is what ultimately helps make his point.
In the stories “How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O ‘Brien, and “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway, both authors illustrate to the reader the effects of war on an average person, and how that plays out on their emotional being. Both authors served time in the army, at different points in time, and they both portray in their stories the lives of young men coming back home from the war and having to face “normal” life after being traumatized by the atrocities of war. In “Soldier’s Home”, the setting takes place in Krebs’s hometown, but it’s as if Krebs doesn’t feel home, he doesn’t feel like he belongs. He comes back home from war much later than everyone else; sounds like he is avoiding coming back after being traumatized by life-and-death situations that his family and friends back home could never comprehend entirely. Hemingway reinforces the portrayal of his felling “out of place” back home by calling him by Krebs, instead of Harold (like everyone else), which could probably be a war nickname he feels more comfortable with.
“A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life” Discuss this statement with reference to at least two Sassoon’s poems. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life. A War poem is a poem that is written on the subject of war. It is applied especially to those in military service. The nature of war poem is to show how horrible and disgusting war is.