Though, the story’s ending is ironic due to the sniper recognizing that the enemy killed was his brother. The greater irony is that all the sniper’s enemies of the Free State happen to be his brothers, for they were all once together as one army. In a deeper perspective, all men are brothers being that they are descendants of Adam and Eve. O’Flaherty uses symbolism in regards to the sniper and his brother to any war where one person killed another. It illustrates how despicable the human race can be when one member of it takes the life of
Even though the narrtor do not believe in God but also begins to pray”God-God-please.” The soldiers just crawl over in the trenches and finding the safe places even there is no place to avoid the bombarment. They keep thinking that they don’t want to die in the trenches. We can seen that there is no heroism exist in the trenches. It not only no heroism exist in the threnches, but also survival is an important part of the horrible of the war which can prove that heroism and glory are never possible in war. Evidence of this is in the beginning of chapter 6, including what the soldiering means’ saving your own skin and getting a bellyful as often as possible.. that and nothing else.’ And the narrator describes the camaraderie – esprit de corps-good fellowship are no exist in the line.
Snowball doesn’t see him as a threat until it is too late due to clever organisation and planning. However, although he is more like the other animals than Napoleon, Snowball is by no means the same as them. ‘No sentimentality, comrade! … War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.’ Snowball is a ruthless leader who is committed to the revolution, so committed in fact that he indicates he’d be willing to die for Animal Farm.
In fact, the boys are not killing through any sort of hatred, but are simply trying to keep themselves alive while fighting to satisfy the country-to-country crusade for power. The boys are merely pawns in someone else’s game, and are simply being used to fight a political battle they had no part in creating. All Quiet on the Western Front doesn’t display a great deal of symbolism. However, an important symbol in the novel is Kemmerich’s boots. Kemmerich’s high, supple boots are passed from soldier to soldier as each owner dies in sequence.
There is no room for compromise in the world he now inhabits. Only 24 years old and not a risk-taker, as demonstrated by his chaste relationship with Martha, Cross has the safety of his men in his hands, and he cannot juggle two priorities; as the text states, “He was just a kid at war, in love.” Cross’s method of symbolic reasoning finds further emphasis in his digging of a foxhole that night and crawling inside, thus repeating the fantasy playing out in his head in the moments before Lavender’s death. There he comes to the realization that Martha “did not love him and never would,” a fact obvious to the story’s readers. With his love for Martha forbidden to him — or at the least, transformed into a “hard, hating kind of love” — Jimmy Cross turns to what can substitute as its
In the same way, Michael doesn’t want to talk to Lincoln because he knows that they are completely different people and there is no point of meeting. Even though brothers, Michael respects Lincoln’s privacy and understands that Lincoln appreciates that. Thirdly, they are similar that they put their lives on risk for what they believe in. Atticus, for example, is known as the righteous lawyer that does his best to defend a black person. Because of the racism during that period of time, there is a great possibility that he will get killed.
Kurt Vonnegut says that war is a horrible act throughout his novel “Slaughterhouse-five”. War has left silence in Billy because he does not know how to respond to the silence after the massacre. A bird fills the silence with nonsense by asking a question, “poo-tee-weet”? That phrase is meaningless although there is nothing intelligent one can say about a massacre. The bird makes just as much sense as anybody who would speak about war.
Both throw away their lives in pursuit of playing cat and mouse. In this, they are ambitious to destroy one another; finally finding peace in the world. If only Victor had taken responsibly for his creature, then not everything that had taken place would have. His family would still be alive, he would have married Elizabeth on a more peaceful circumstance, and he would have been happy. However, that hadn't happened- if it had then there wouldn't have been a lesson to learn from.
Boxer ran for a while more, lost speed, staggered, and lay sprawled upon the dusty ground. Silence. Their greatest hero, fighter and worker had fallen. Snowball broke the silence with a terrible cry of immense rage and devastation. The animals, seeing the fall of their hero, fought harder than ever, from sadness and the desire for revenge.
For months these men lived in these trenches without baths, little food and knowing that death or mustard gas awaited them. They reported that the rats were as big as cats and that even the rats became hysterical from the artillery shelling (No Man’s Land,