This unspecified and detached account of this action and the death in general, shows the way in which the members of the platoon deal with the complexity of the war experience. So much so that O’Brien is able to turn the story of Curt Lemon to a love story. Many go into a war story expecting to hear about triumph, pride, courage, and sacrifice. However, O’Brien claims that a true war story will shatter all previous expectations of a war story and instead be about evil and more obscene things. O’Brien says, “A true war
The rhetorical strategies that O’Brien used in paragraph 64 are comparison and contrast, and juxtapositions. In this paragraph O’Brien really compared and contrasted the idea of going to war even though he is clearly scared of war. He used a lot of juxtapositions to emphasize the changes that would impact his life. The effects of using these rhetorical strategies are that it really emphasized the conflicts O’Brien faced. 7.
WHO WE ARE IS TRULY TESTED AND PROVEN WHEN WE ENCOUNTER CONFLICT. It is a part of our human nature to experience conflict, as we are each forced to respond to conflict at various times in our lives. In order to live serenely we must attempt to avoid and resolve the conflict. Whilst conflict may merely involve two parties disagreeing over minor differences and opinions. We view through our history that major conflict in the form of war and political matters lead may to experience horrific life-changing conflicts.
While “honor” and “self-realization” may be ideological terms often associated with a war cause, “brutality” and “self-scarification” are perhaps more realistic descriptors. The brutal and ferocious atmosphere of war often forces its young soldier constituencies to sacrifice any childish views of life, and mature. Walter Dean Myer’s novel, Fallen Angels, details the tragic loss of innocence of group of young soldiers who, surrounded by the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam War, are forced to prematurely journey into manhood. Though initially and wholly innocent, the tense atmosphere of war forces Richie Perry and his fellow soldiers to leave behind former romantic views of war and realize its moral ambiguity. A truly unfortunate byproduct
The desire for superiority and domination has plagued the twentieth century by power struggles between nations in the form of wars and large numbers of casualties. Over the centuries, poetry has endeavoured to communicate human emotions and ideas. Some present a glorified war in order to portray their love and patriotic attitude to their audience. Such a view is presented in “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke. Quite alternatively, some poems demonstrate a more realistic representation of war such as Kenneth Slessor’s poem “Beach Burial” and the first excerpt from the film production ‘Saving Private Ryan’ which encapsulate the futility of war and the intolerable atrocities on innocent lives.
The two texts offer readers and viewers different insights into the nature of war. Both texts use very graphic imagery which is disturbing and often macabre to illustrate the confronting reality of war. Annaud utilises visual imagery and music to help create an effectively realistic mise-en-scene throughout the film. Annaud affirms the importance of hope and love whilst demonstrating the brutal political nature of war. In “Fly Away Peter” Malouf constructs characters to show how war affects people.
During the age of King Lear it would have been a daily occurrence. Nobles fought for their honour and servants fought for the honour of their master. During the dark ages duels were a way to discover the verdict of a trial. Edgar challenged Edmund to such a duel in the last scene of King Lear. Edmund accepted the challenge by saying “With the hell-hated lie o’erwhelm thy heart, which, for they yet glance by and scarcely bruise, this sword of mine shall give them instant way” (5, 3, 176-178).
Lincoln writes, “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” This sentence creates a coordination of words and importance as it does with the utilization of asyndenton. Synchises is seen again in Lincoln's writing when he states, “The world will little note or long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” This sentence and the use of synchises stresses that the American people must honor the lives that had been lost to preserve America's freedom. The Gettysburg address not only plays with the audience's emotion with the application of repetition devices, such as anaphora and epistrophe, tautology, and synchises, but also creates solemn tone yet passionate tone that encourages American's to remember soldiers lost, and to continue to fight for the freedom of
Improve An example of Homer contrasting Achilles' selfishness and Hector's nobility is when they have their discussion about their reasons for fighting in the war. Hector reveals his reasoning for fighting when he talks with his wife Andromache and states, "Wife, I too have thought upon all this, but with what face should I look upon the Trojans, men or women, if I shirked battle like a coward? I cannot do so: I know nothing save to fight bravely in the forefront of the Trojan host and win renown alike for my father and myself." This quote shows that Hector is fighting for respect for his family name, his city, and to protect his family from harm. This contrasts with Achilles who fights for fame and abundant wealth.
In Najaf Mazari’s autobiography, The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif, the author not only exposes but also is exposed to the many physical, physiological and social consequences of war; a war which has weaved itself into the day-to-day lives of the people of Afghanistan, yet it shows that individuals and communities have the power and spirit to survive these terrible ordeals, both physically and psychologically. Najaf survives conflict by taking a risk and making a life changing decision to move, “I wanted to leave Afghanistan because I didn’t want a bad memory for