The monstrous crackle of machine guns firing, roaring, attacking those around us. Chests beginning to burst! Blood and dirt spitting its way on to me, the sprinting destroyed by the terrific grenades, and the medic pushed himself in, his presence produced the blood of a dead man smell. The panicking and screaming explained the tremor or dying enemies. Knowing they have the spread that serious disease.
Despite the constant threat of enemy fire, everyone there have to struggle for food, deal with the lack of trained replacement troops, and the large possibility of death. The book highlights just how horrendous a battle can be out at war. It reveals that in a battle people are really blew to bits. For instance, in one of the fights Paul observes just how badly people were being wounded. He sees his comrades legs, arms, heads being blew apart.
2. The dog walker and police officers clearly invaded the privacy of the defendants when (a.) She (the dog walker) came upon the defendants’ property in close enough proximity to the front door to hear the aforementioned “sounds of struggle”, and (b.) The officers breaching the seal of the residence and entering it, after hearing said “sounds of struggle”resulting in the charge and arrest of the defendants. As mentioned in the facts, the dog walker heard sounds of “two men fighting”.
It is a poem that conveys a message about the brutalities and horrors of war to an ill-informed and complacent audience in England. The length of the poem is short, but powerful and wrought with vivid imagery, griping the reader’s attention from the beginning to the end. The poem focuses on the horrifying death of a solder in WWI who falls victim to gas warfare because he fails to attach his gas mask quick enough. Wilfred Owens, a war veteran himself, uses the story of the soldier to expose the harsh truths of war. With his effective use of imagery, diction and irony, Wellford Owens strips away the glory of war and reveals the horror of what it was really like to fight in WWI.
The other soldiers (including the speaker of the poem, presumably Owen himself) are forced to watch the man slowly die as his insides are burned away by the chlorine gas. His dying body (still alive, but thrashing in agony) is thrown on a cart. We are told that the sight of the dying man stuck in his mind, causing him terrible nightmares for a long time afterwards. He states that if other people had seen that sight, or if they knew how truly terrible warfare is, they would not say that dying in battle is a glorious and honourable thing. The simile, "His hanging face, like a devil's sick of skin" highlights to the reader the worst possible illustration of war.
Owen uses simile to compare the young men to old “hags”. “Bent double, like old beggars”, “knock kneed” and “cursed through sludge” set a slow and agonising tone, giving readers an image of the hostile conditions. The verse; “Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood shod. All went lame; all bling; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind” show the basic quality of living in the battlefield being lost. Words like "lame," "blind," "drunk" and "deaf" suggest that the soldiers have been stripped of their bodily integrity before they even enter into battle.
Residents are not allowed to go out, private letters opened and read, shown no respect for their privacy. Service users interests are not taken into consideration, they are given more medication than required. Complaints procedure is not made available to the resident. Self neglect – An adult that fails to take care of their health and is likely to cause serious physical, mental or emotional harm to themselves. Neglect by others – ignoring medical or physical needs.
The effects of Shell-Shock Shell-Shock is one of the most recognized psychological conditions stemming from WWI. Being caught near an explosive shell can leave a person blinded, deaf, dumb, semi-paralysed, in a state of stupor, and very often suffering from amnesia. Just as bad as being struck by shells was the effect on those who found themselves waiting to be hit by one. Soldiers became obsessive when they saw their friends and fellows dragged out of the trenches screaming, worried they were next. “A lot of men who tell you they were buried by a shell are not telling the truth at all.
In Tim O’Brien’s How to Tell a War Story, he describes the details of a true war story and how they can strike beautiful and dark feelings of depression and triumph in the pit of one’s soul. The beauty in the story comes from the detail and the reality of the images hitting your mind like a bullet hitting another bullet in mid flight. The darkness comes from the realization of the gut retching truth in the story. O’Brien explains to the reader that during war many things happen that are unexpected. With the sudden change of events, many thoughts and actions are faded the echoes of gunfire and the deafening explosions of grenades going off.
In The Sentry, Owen accounts how he saw a man have his face disfigured by a shell. He uses gruesome imagery and descriptions of the man, "Eyeballs, huge-bulged like squids" which puts a dreadful image in the readers mind. Owen uses similar techniques in Dulce et Decorum est when the man is choking from the poison gas, "the blood come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs" which again conjures up grotesque images in the readers mind. By using these techniques Owen is showing how war is not glamorous and there is no real glory in war, just death and destruction. The first paragraph in both poems sets the scene for what is about to come, "We'd found an old Boche dug-out".