Nevertheless, he is not as fine as Lyman thought. Even though his brother did his best to help him, Henry could not accept the new awful things he was going trough, therefore he took his own life. Watching someone you love suffering is heart wrenching, especially when nothing can be done to help the situation. Erdrich looks at the trauma of a soldier returning home from war and how their family must cope with his emotional change. The effects of war not only affect the soldier, but also cause an effect on families and loved ones.
Among these, many musicians have written political songs by means of protest to current political affairs. One of these musical groups is U2 – an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in the late 1970’s. Their song “Sunday Bloody Sunday” was one of their most overt and blatant political protest songs. The title “Sunday Bloody Sunday” refers to the two Bloody Sundays in Irish history. The first was in 1920 when British troops opened fire into a crowd at a football match in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence.
Perhaps the fact that Ted Hughes has written this poem in the third person is to suggest that the soldier is too mentally instable and petrified to think for himself in a clear, structural manner which contributes to the fact that conflict is destroying him. For example a quote suggesting his instability is, “The patriotic tear that had brimmed in his eye Sweating like molten iron from the centre of his chest,-“The reference to “patriotic tear” implies that he was willing to fight for his country to defeat the enemy because he was a loyal soldier, but soldiers are not made of stone, they are still human and they still have feelings, and cry. This too is another way in which Ted Hughes represents how the conflict is damaging the individual, because the conflict is interfering with his thoughts. Out of the Blue is written in the first person and this is particularly effective when it comes to understanding the extent that the individual is being damaged as a result of the conflict. The reader is able to sympathise with the individual, “Does anyone see a soul worth saving?” ` In this quote the reader understands that the individual may have been strong and brave before the conflict happened, but now
Anderson shows that war has a damning effect on war journalists as well as soldiers, and that their loved ones and families are also heavily affected. One of these effects on the characters is that they lose a sense of hope and as a result, always expect the worse. Talzani depends on fate to answer the toughest questions in his life and to comfort him by covering up horrors in his past by blaming it on the power of fate, which is out of his control. Dr Talzani admits, ‘would you believe that sometimes I am so tired, or the cave is so dark, I’m not even sure of the colours I give them’. To make himself feel better he embodies a fatalistic view which is that ‘there is no pattern to who lives or dies in war’.
These feeling are expressed in the story about Rat Kiley's letter, with which the chapter is started - with his feelings of grief about loss and final «cooze», because he was not written back and he could not cope with his loss. His pain is shown in the shoking story of shooting baby buffalo. However, all these stories might have never happened, the soldiers were fighting the war and facing blood, troops and losses, struggling because of their youth and immaturity, fear that cannot be ignored about war. This terrible experience of war is the only truth that author wants to make the readers understand in his
The message of the representation is that Americans is losing the war and wants out and it is clearly shown in the poster "I WANR OUT". This shows that it is accurate because I know from my own personal knowledge that the 1971 protest in America were getting bigger, more violent and serious for the government. However, representation 3 is not totally accurate because not all of America were against the war. I know this because there was a huge questionnaire on if people were against or for the war. 40% said they were for the war and 60% said against the war.
In All Quiet on the Western Front the protagonist is Paul Baumer because we experience the story from his point of view and thus we sympathize with him. Paul’s situation is troubling because his life and the lives of other soldiers his age “have become a wasteland” (20). War has changed them and the world so much that they don’t really know what they are going to do once the war finishes. They don’t know any trades; all they know is war. The value of their lives was also changed by war.
It caused deep psychological effects on everyone. Abandonment, even of friend and family members was common. Many devout believers were losing faith in God. In a letter, penned by Italian poet, Francesco Petrarch of Florence, to a friend in Avignon. He expresses his grief at losing close friends, as well as, resentment for an overly vengeful God, who would punish men not only their crimes, but also the crimes of their fathers.
The next technique that I will be showing is repetition. Repetition is when something is repeated to give a much stronger affect, throughout this poem Wilfred Owen repeats that he hates the war due to the weather and the lies they were fed about war. I am going to talk about is “but nothing happens” in this poem this quote comes in four times in stanzas one, three, four and eight. The hatred in this quote is that they are waiting for the government to come and collect them, they are waiting for the bad weather to end but most of all
If he lets himself get out of control so much that he hates someone, then his inner self and soul breaks down or degrades. This means that overall everyone’s opinion does matter and mean a lot, but how you approach it is what matters most. Quote 2: Success is not really success if you haven’t succeeded past any obstacles to get to that sussessful life. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington was telling his readers how he felt through the voice of this quote. This says to me a lot to myself and teach me a lesson.