Words such as 'secret', 'poison', and 'awful' are used in conjunction to describe Chup. The negative connotations in these words indicate that all things related to Chup are somehow insidious in nature. Therefore, by stating that Chup is a "place of shadows", 'shadows' become just as insidious as Chup. As Haroun approaches the Twilight Strip, Butt notices that Haroun was suffering from "a Heart-Shadow (121)", the symptoms of which are manifested in Haroun's thoughts: 'With our absurd armada,' he despaired, 'how can we ever succeed in that world…. The closer they came…the more formidable the prospect of the Chupwala Army became.
1 Red Badge of Courage: Literary Analysis In Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, on the surface, it appears to be about a young boy’s internal struggles when going off to war including: lack of courage, fear of being dishonored, and worst of all, being alone in his situation. As the book goes on, the motif of fear and courage show Henry’s process of maturing as well as emotional growth but also his final understanding of the true meaning of courage. Crane uses Henry as a way to convey his beliefs about war and how it is destroying the lives of our youths today. Toward the beginning of the story, Henry believes that being either wounded or killed in battle would be the only way to earn his “badge” and become accepted as a real soldier. Yet by the end of the novel, he matures and decides to redefine what he believes courage is because of the traumatic and courage-demanding scenes that tell the story in the Red Badge of Courage.
This notion is further emphasised through the use of jargon in the lines, “The Japs used to weigh us, to see how thin our bodies could get before we started dying”. This statement implies the nature of the camp to be brutal and unforgivable. Misto has incorporated both visual images and jargon to create an effective sense of authority to therefore relive their experience of war through memory. Likewise, the poem Dulce et decorum est by Wilfred Owen is how the post himself saw war with no knowledge, imagination or training which prepared Owen for the shock and suffering of front line experience. Its horrifying imagery has made it one of the most popular condemnations of war ever written.
The fear has left him reeling. The addition of mud in the passage is also significant, in that the mud was more feared during wartime than even the surroundings of death, supported by the statement “It was the fear of the mud that was going to obsess him” (231). Additionally, the short stuttering sentences following Tietjens panicked thoughts support the lack of control and feelings of
The protagonist, who was keen to remove himself from the rat and lice infested trenches, enrolled himself in a bombardment of the German’s, with little knowledge of what he was getting himself in to. The protagonist was experiencing the concept of ‘Kill or be killed’, had a German soldier at the end of his bayonet and his howling had unnerved him. His rifle stood between him and death and the decision to leave unarmed and possibly die or kill the soldier and survive was to be made. The emotional turmoil was unbearable and the pulling of the trigger was excruciating. Even after this ordeal and the shock, the protagonist was still able to sympathise with the dead German’s soldier’s brother.
The boys got hooked onto this propaganda and registered for WWI. This lead to deaths, trauma, and fear of the boys.The boys grow to hate war and what its all about. Kantorek is eventually drafted into war himself, and begins to despise his own teachings of what war was, after experiencing the trenches.
The Disconcerting Truth of War “Distance was safety. Space was asylum,” (32). Findley exhibits that war is a mirror into the world of loneliness and depression. Life, love and death are a continuous cycle saddened by loss. Loneliness, like many other misleading emotions can lead to insanity.
Using this word is enhancing the fearful mood of what is to come. Hell is a word/place that has fear associated with it. When Lennie continuously asks, “George you gonna give me hell?” (Steinbeck 81), over and over even though said eagerly, it gives the reader a sense of fear for what’s coming up in the story. “‘Go on George ain’t you gonna give me no more hell?’ [Asked Lennie] ‘no’, said George” (Steinbeck 83). Lennie expecting and eager for George to give him more hell does not get the answer he expects because George knows that he is about to end Lennies life.
Jack takes his anger out on Piggy, who stands in plain contrast to Jack’s character: “I’m scared of him…but if you stand out of the way he’d hurt the next thing. And that’s me” (Golding 93). Piggy handles this fear by avoiding Jack and remaining loyal to Ralph. Another fear that Piggy experiences is a fear of being ignored or shunned by others. Above all else, Piggy wants acknowledgement of his opinions and thoughts, as proven by his statement: “I got the conch…You let me speak!”(Golding 42).