Another type of imagery that appears in both poems in the description of the war itself and the imagery used reinforces the brutality of it, so is the aim of both poems. ‘the sob and clubbing of the gunfire’ and ‘the steaming Chow Mein’ as descriptions of both the landscape and the action of killing produces vivid images in the reader’s head to evoke a certain emotion that the poet is trying to convey. Dogs are used in various parts of Bruce Dawe’s homecoming to personify the mourning experienced by the families and friends of the soldiers, the homecoming jets are ‘whining like hounds’ and as they land and dogs ‘raise their muzzles in mute salute’ as a sign of respect and sorrow. The imagery used in both homecoming and beach burial is an important tool for reinforcing the powerful messages behind each poem and making sure the reader comes away having truly understood what the writer is trying to convey. “Beach Burial” by Kenneth Slessor and “Homecoming” by Bruce Dawe both explore the themes of the
There is a lot that one can assume just by looking at the piece. At the time this picture was painted, Bosnian Serb guerrillas were carrying out campaigns of “ethnic cleansing” which explains the title of the painting. Soldiers were clearing out certain ethnic groups but either just killing them or by turning them out of their homes. It was the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II
As an experienced writer, Reilly has done his research on the topic that he is trying to convince his readers to support. The facts that he uses are placed perfectly making any reader gasp about the amount of fatalities because of malaria. He uses credible sources such as the World Health Organization (Glau, Maid, Roen 465) to back up his facts and makes the reader trust that he knows what he is talking about. Reilly also integrates quotes in his article to show that he is not the only person that is aware of the problem occurring. By using outside sources, Reilly increases his credibility as a writer because it is not just his opinion or facts that he could be making up.
Brian Bauersfeld Book Review of: The Massacre at El Mozote The Massacre at El Mozote is a brilliant piece of writing that illustrates mankind’s brutal way of life, and the recklessness of Latin American countries, while questioning the United States’ lack of intervention during the end of the Cold War. Mark Danner’s first addition of The Massacre at El Mozote was published in the United States by Vintage Books in 1994 and it consists of 304 pages costing $15.00. This book takes the reader through the reasoning, planning, killings, and aftermath of the destruction of Salvadorian civilians, hamlets, and cities by Salvadorian army forces. The book demonstrates in detail the multitude and severity of the killings along with eyewitness accounts of the killings from survivors at El Mozote. Danner worked to illustrate the story from a variety of viewpoints, including how the United States came into the picture, how the guerilla rebel forces reacted to the mass killings of civilians by the Salvadorian army, along with how all of these relationships interacted with one other.
Geraldine brooks admiring novel, ‘year of wonders’ explores the many traits of human behaviour invoked when these characters experience a traumatic death from the bubonic plague. The novel explores the pain and suffering that the characters experience however it also celebrates how the character forgive and forget the damages human nature has caused, by creating new opportunities and inspiring new beginnings. Firstly the novel shows the negative side of human natures actions. This is revealed threw the pain, cruelty and suffering that is brought along with the bubonic plague. Brooks shows us that the plague causes many to suffer not only physically however mentally and emotionally as well.
The U.N. and associated governing bodies knowingly veiled the rest of the world from the truth of Rwanda, portraying its citizens as savages and attributing the bloodshed to ancient hatred, when in fact they purposely stood by and did nothing to stop these vicious crimes against humanity. In my effort to stop genocide, I would become involved in spreading awareness, specifically through the lens of social media and television. With its widespread influence and long-reaching arm, I could open the eyes of the so many, showing them the grave injustices that struck Rwanda, through actual footage and eye-witness testimonies of survivors from both sides of the blood-stained conflict. My goal would be to motivate people with images and stories of the truth, exposing the atrocities and those who contributed for who they are
They let him go, but his name was added to their blacklist. Eventually, he came out of hiding and sneaked back home. He was met by a local section chief and an attaché. They beat him again and what was left of him absolutely appalled Farmer. Paul recorded all his wounds and eventually wrote a report called “A Death in Haiti” for Amnesty International.
Nowhere in the novel is there a happy thought of war, it is constantly being shown as a destructive route to go. This portrayal of war in a negative light is highlighted by including the words slaughterhouse in the tittle. The slaughterhouse is the location where animals are slaughtered, the parallel between this and the tittle is that the book promotes the idea that war is an unnecessary route and only leads to the slaughter of humans. The tittle of the novel also reflects the major motif of Death. Death is embedded in every chapter and is used to show the destructiveness of a war.
“(168) This novel gave the idea of suicide to the Monster which was inflicted upon being denied by everyone and not knowing his spot in humanity. As the Monster read “Paradise Lost” he connected to having a war with his creator, and believes that he was Victor’s “Satan”. Thinking in the role of Satan, the Monster kills Victor’s family, just like Satan took away God’s angels. The novel “Plutarch’s Lives” gave the monster some input on life. “The patriarchal lives of my protectors caused these impressions to take a firm hold on my mind; perhaps, if my first introduction to humanity had been made by a young soldier, burning for glory and slaughter, I should have been imbued with different sensations.” (170) The Monster finally found his reason for being on earth and he believes he found his spot in humanity.