This emphasises the idea that the soldiers with shellshock are in a state of their own mind and keeps them in an unhealthy mental state. Owen uses another rhetorical question in the quote “Stroke on stroke of pain, -- but what slow panic, Gouged these chasms round their fretted sockets?” these quotes concentrate on the imagery of the soldier and pictures the soldier in constant pain that is caused by the terrible memories stuck in their mind. The final rhetorical question used in the first stanza by Owen is used in the
Heaney expresses his unpleasant experiences in St. Columb’s and focuses on the idea of unfair treatment, while Montague expresses his anger at the malice treatment and cruelty which was bestowed on the boys by each other and also the corporal punishment instilled on the boys by the priests. Both poems evidently present the physical and linguistic types of authority which Heaney and Montague had to endure. However, while Montague poem sustains the focus on his experience at St. Patricks, Heaney broadens his focus and goes onto discuss his experiences of his youth while growing
Jerry, a “freshman” of the school, is constantly being bullied, both mentally and physically, where ever there is power. Corruption within the school is caused by the collusive roles of Brother Leon, and Archie Costello and the vigils. The quote “I need your help Archie”, spoken by Brother Leon, shows the corruption within in the school as he asks for help from an illegal school group known as the “vigils”. The corruption evident in this novel is often accompanied by peer pressure. An example of peer pressure at Trinity is shown in the quote “I’s all out of cigarettes steal, borrow, get me a packet of luckies”, the quote expresses both psychological threat/abuse.
“An exceptional text will be one that handles facts and opinions with care.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? The poetry of Seamus Heaney could be seen as an exceptional text in that he succinctly portrays a number of complex ideas using facts and opinion. The context within which Heaney writes his poetry has been historically one of violence and conflict, and it is this that has inspired him to expose his viewpoints of social unrest and inequality through his effective and eloquent language style. Ideas such as gender discrimination and the on-going history of violence in Ireland have been carefully crafted into Heaney’s poetry. These ideas, portrayed through the use of language features such as metaphor and symbolism, are presented in a way which allows the reader to understand Heaney’s opinion.
The title of Ginsberg's poem prepares the reader for what to expect. This will not be a mellow and quite poem, but one which will make sound, creating unsettling images and themes. Ginsberg wanted “Howl” to express the frustration, artistic energy, and self-destruction of his generation, a generation that he felt was being suppressed by a dominant American culture that valued conformity over artistic expression and opportunity. Ginsberg’s message seemed outlandish and vulgar at the time, but there was a deeper meaning hidden behind the ill-mannered words. For a poet or the individual to howl, meant that person was breaking from the habit of conformity to the virtues and ideals of American civilization while expressing a counter-cultural vision of free expression.
Analysis of “The Wall” When humans go through a very hard time we can have problems showing our feelings. Instead we lock them up in our self, and create a place inside us filled with hate, anger and guilt. This is also what happens to the main character in the film “The Wall”, Pink. Pink has felt a lot of pain in his life. He lost his father in war, his wife was him unfaithful, he had controlling teachers in school, and he had to deal with a very overprotective mother.
The soldiers that were fighting at war were dehumanised in many ways. Owen portrays this in his poem “Anthem for Doomed Youth”. During the war, soldiers were forced to go and fight for their country inorder to be labelled as ‘real men’. Due to the mistreatment, other teenage boys were suffering as they knew their time would eventually come to face their doom. “what passing-bells… for these who witnessed it”.
In the Sassoon’s poem “Aftermath,” he explains war as something that can never be forgotten. The distasteful thought haunts everyone to the point where war completely takes over the human mind. He documented the war environment as something that was unbearable to live at. Waking up next to a fellow member and seeing their body decay was worrisome. The rats crawling everywhere because the environment was not clean and unsanitary was frightening to see.
His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children.” This demonstrates the fear his family feels towards him. Later in chapter three his anger gets him in trouble when he disobeys the village and beats his wife during the week of peace. This is demonstrated in the book when it states, “And when she returned he beat her very heavily. In his anger he had forgotten that it was the Week of Peace.” After this event his fellow clansmen began to think less of him. Additionally, the novel continues to tell the story of Okonkwo and his family.
Sassoon uses blameful language to describe the ruthless of government in order to reveal the ugly hidden massage as settling the situation. At the beginning of the poem, he uses the phrase “simple” (l.1) to imply innocence, as well as using “solider boy” (l.1) to adumbrate the character is in his early age. The unfriendly government that currently send young soldiers into a dreadful condition. The phrase “crumps and lice” (l.6) describes the terrible hygienic conditions in the army environment. Lacking of aims in the army originates from the nerves and sadden, hence they need a way to relief, “lack of rum” (l.6) defines rum was given to troops, steadying nerves, increasing confidence and forget.