The Nazis inhumanity and brutality slowly diminished his hope and desire to live. Despite Elie’s constant battle, it is from the interaction with other characters that he is able to maintain his hope. Elie depends on his father for support, and his love for his father makes him strengthen his hope and desire to live. When they arrived at the camp, his father said that he would rather Elie to go with his mother than to see what they were going to experience as men. The father began to cry and this was the only time that Elie saw his father cry.
Spiegelman felt he was always over shadowed by his father regardless of his own accomplishment because his father survived the war and he could not compete with that. He says “No matter what I accomplish, it doesn’t seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.”
Nobody likes the war and nobody wants to fight but for some reason the world had a problem and it needed to be fixed. The war has its positives but there are a lot more negatives such as, the draft, people leaving their family, death, etc... The point that rash tries to prove about the war in this essay, is when the farmer talks about losing his own boy in the war. “He fought for Mr. Lincoln do he?” the boy asked “not no more” the farmer replies. Whether the farmer is an antagonist or protagonist in this story, Rash still portrays him to be sad and pissed that his son died in the
In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien the antagonist faces several things that shape him as a new man. Not only do the men carry specific things, but they are also carrying the burden of war and sorrow. Most war soldiers are strong and independent, but there are others who let their thoughts of home interfere. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross faces his obsession with a woman back home, the weight of the war, and the guilt he carries from the death of his soldiers. Lieutenant Cross carries letters from a woman named Martha back home that he loves, but she is not his girlfriend.
“If something in life hurts you in life, use it in your writing.” This quote is by Ernest Hemingway, and he made this statement apparent when he wrote his book, “A Farewell to Arms.” In this novel there are many similarities between Hemingway and the main character Fredrick Henry. Once Ernest Hemingway enlisted into the war and was deferred because of his poor vision he became an ambulance driver as did Fredrick in the book. While running a mobile canteen he was hit by a mortar fire and was injured from the waist down. Other similarities include how both Hemingway and Fredrick were not close to their family at all, and how they both fell in love with a nurse while in the hospital for their injures. “Farewell to arms” is an exemplification of his love life as well as his war life as an ambulance driver in World War I.
Their way of living should not be respected, but it is true that each of them is somehow struggling with their lives The antagonist and narrator of the story, Jake Barnes, experienced World War I as a soldier. During the war, a number of people were wounded and lost their morality on the battlefields. Jake is one of them who is suffering from the trauma from the war. Jake has an injury from the war and as a result, he is unable to physically make a love to women. This disability left him psychologically and morally lost, and takes his masculinity away from him.
Correspondingly in the Volunteer Asquith uses language to present the power and fulfilment of joining the war by saying that life before was ‘Half his life’’. This shows the distinct lack of fulfilment in the clerk’s life before going to war as it is as if war would complete his life and therefore if he were to die at war at least he would have lived a completely fulfilled life. Both The Volunteer and The dead use the structure of the poem to show how the war changes men’s lives for the better. The Volunteer uses the first stanza to show how drab life was before war and the dead uses the first stanza for a similar reason to present life as less ‘glorious’ before death. However it should be noted that the Volunteer is significantly more optimistic and idealistic of war than the attitudes presented in The Dead and An Irish Airman Foresees Death because Yeats is more preoccupied with the pleasure that flying brought to the soldier, ‘ impulse of delight’, neither of
Wilfred Owen uses contrast in this poem to help show the major changes for example “ There was an artist silly for his face, For it was younger than his youth, last year. Now, he is old; his back will never brace” This talks about before the war he would have people wanting his picture. But now no-one wants to see him, he looks old even though he is still young and his back will not support him. Many soldiers lost their limbs in battle and this poem helps people realise the pain the soldiers went through both physical and mental. “Mental Cases” is about the men who went crazy due to the events of World War I. it helps explain how these men looked with the use of half-rhymes, metaphors and similes “ drooping tongues from jaws that slob their relish, Baring teeth that leer like skullls teeth wicked?” This talks about what the men looked like after going crazy.
Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is a tragic story of Willy Loman, the father of what can be considered a typical American family. Willy’s father was never there to teach him the importance of tradition, values, or healthy opinions. Willy has spent his whole life chasing the American dream of wealth and posterity working as a salesman. Now in his sixty’s he is suffering from memory loss, he has lost his job, and has no financial security. He never knew his father so he doesn’t have a good sense of his own identity, he makes poor decisions in raising his son’s by instilling a false sense of what it takes to be successful, and allows them to steal and cheat.
After returning home, he admits that he doesn’t care about anyone, not even his family, his friends or his himself. Like his father, Tim Kahlor said: “He came back a stranger to me”, it tells a lot about how much Ryan had changed in Iraq and because of the stress disorder. Both Ryan’s parents, Tim and Laura Kahlor blame the war for their son’s psychological and physical