Julian Hayden’s prior knowledge for Frank’s action has him pointing toward the defensive side while David’s father, Wesley Hayden, leaning towards the offensive side, looking forward for justice to be served against his brother Frank. The crimes committed by Frank has both families assuming the consequences for his actions. Gail, Wesley Hayden’s wife, believes that ‘crimes committed should never go unpunished’, there putting justice on top of family loyalty. In the beginning of the novel, the emotions Gail has been putting towards herself was very yet, interesting. As both sides of the families started to begin a war amongst each other, she soon starts to give up, ‘I want my family back’.
‘’ I don’t want to shoot a German soldier but if I have to I will’’ source: Soldier Boys During the story both of the boy’s positions begin to change. Dieter met a man named Schaefer when he went to war. Schaefer told Dieter that everything that he knows is wrong. The whole time the two talked Schaefer tried to convince Dieter that everything he knows about Americans is wrong. ‘’ You believe all these lies you know nothing we attacked England first.
Unsure of what to do with the enemy soldier, Little Jess’s moral compass is tested. The young man tells Little Jess he owns no slaves and his perception of whom the enemy is alters. Even though he believes helping Roy is making him into a traitor, he continues because he likes the young soldier who never laughs at the wonderments and wishes Little Jess could never tell his older brothers. After Roy is healed and had left to travel back home, Little Jess feels as if his sins are going to make him combust. Thinking that if he goes to a Methodist meeting his sins will be washed away and he would be revived, Little Jess attendees the meeting only to just look in then leave.
24 November 2014 “Slaughterhouse-Five” Literary analysis essay Kurt Vonnegut uses the novel Slaughterhouse-Five as “Exposure Therapy” due to experiences that have haunted him as he has grown up into a writer from his past days as a soldier. “Exposure therapy is a type of cognitive-behavior therapy that involves having the person we-live the traumatic experience, or exposing the person to objects or situations that cause anxiety.” (Cleveland Clinic). Exposure therapy is therefore a way for Vonnegut to express his experiences in a controlled environment as he will only speak about events when he is ready. He requires this exposure therapy as he is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD), this is a serious condition which often develops after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event in which serious physical harm has occurred or was threatened. (Cleveland Clinic) PTSD wasn't diagnosed until after the Vietnam War, this shows that Vonnegut grew up in a time where no one really understood why soldiers found it so hard coming back from war and soldiers didn't receive aid to come to grips with their experiences.
The phrase, “So it goes,” will also be analyzed. The novel is introduced in Chapter One with Vonnegut discussing how he would develop a book about his experiences during the Second World War. Chapter Two is the beginning of the novel Vonnegut has produced, with himself narrating the story. Billy Pilgrim and three other soldiers are behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Billy and Ronald Weary are captured by German soldiers, while the other two soldiers were shot trying to flee the scene.
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
Pope thinks that war was good and it was Ok to die during it but Owen strongly disagreed with that. Sassoon uses the title Attack to describe what the poem is about. The poem is about the attack on no-man’s land so he just simply decides not to confuse he reader with what he is talking about. Although in the poem he confuses the reader in a way that they don’t understand the horrors of the war. Owen portrays the horrors of the war by focusing on one person and aspect within the war, the gas attacks.
The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious. Furthermore, he says that the idea that ’it is sweet and right’ to die for your country is entirely untrue. Through this, we are able to form the opinion that war is not okay because it is a serious thing that carries many negative consequences. In Wilfred Owen’s poem Dolce et Decorum est, the use of similes conveys the harsh reality of war on soldiers as it changes them dramatically and kills the majority of them. In the first two lines of the poem, Owen uses the similes “Bent double like old beggars under sacks, knocked kneed, coughing like hags” to paint a grim picture in readers minds of how the soldiers were.
Owen also seeks to expose the betrayal of the authorities throughout poems such as ‘Disabled’ and ‘The parable of the old man and the young.’ He expresses how they acted with a disregard for the lives of their countries young men. Religion and its betrayal during the war is also emphasized by Wilfred Owen in ‘Anthem for doomed youth.’ He shows how the belief in religion did nothing to dampen the grim realities of war and he even begins to question his own beliefs. Another way Owen feels he has been betrayed is through the way society treated those soldiers who had suffered both mental and physical injuries. They were labelled as cowards and looked down upon. This is best shown in the poem ‘Disabled.’ Owen was ultimately driven by the betrayal of the authorities, religion and society and he used his horrifying experiences of the war to exemplify this betrayal.
But the article is also affecting the family as well, because they need to mentally recover the family member, which can be very physical and emotional hard to do. Ryan and his family is sure that war is a bad thing, and encourage the government to stop assigning people, to fight for the country, in military interventions. The third and last text is an Internet review of the book “The Making of a Marine Officer” by Joel Pitney. The text is focusing on all the good things the military brings, witch people according to Joel Pitney, have forgotten about. Lieutenant Fick, the author of the book “One bullet away: the making of a good officer”, has been to war, and thinks that the most important thing about the military is, that the war and the training before the war are teaching you about honor, courage, brotherhood and commitment.