Soldiers frequently got injured and lots of them died in battles or of illness in the deplorable conditions of the army. The poem is indignantly ironic about the war and emphasizes the bitter aftermath. 'The Soldier' focuses on the glory of sacrifice for one’s country, not mentioning the process of sacrifice, i.e. being injured and dying. Brooke writes about the dead soldier instead of one that has survived.
Like the company, life went on fine without him. Goodman used repetition in conjunction with verbal irony to further enhance the reader's understanding of her hostility. "He was a perfect type A..."(6). Goodman introduces the main character with a characteristic that is meant to praise him, but rather, she repeats this phrase and includes another characteristic to contradict the first, "Phil was a type A, a heart attack natural" (75) To be a natural, one must be good at doing something. She calls him a "heart attack natural", indicating he was old of age, and inferring that death is the only other thing he will look forward to besides work.
Through Steinbeck’s literary techniques he explains the causes of Lennie’s death through the theme, characterization and foreshadowing. Although Steinbeck was able to leave his readers with many thoughts to think about from the story, one of the themes that clearly show the cause of Lennie’s death is sacrificing. Even though by killing Lennie, George lifts a heavy burden off his chest for he no longer has to take care of Lennie and deal with all the troubles Lennie keep on making for him. However, George has to sacrifice his friendship and love because by shooting Lennie he loses a friend whom had always been keeping him company and shares a dream with him, to have their own farm where they would share and live together. Other than that, it was not easy for George to shoot Lennie but he had to do it because if he didn’t he knew that Curley would and in a more painful way.
Talzani has a firm belief that “some live, some die, that’s all” and appears to be relatively unaffected by the deaths he is responsible for. Joaquin, much like Talzani, seems to also be fairly candid about the deaths he was liable for, except when it comes to his granddaughter Elena. Mark on the other hand becomes so psychologically disturbed about his part in the death of his best friend and is so overcome with guilt that his legs fail to work. “There is no pattern to who lives or dies in war”. The author uses the character of Dr Talzani as a representation of someone who can be responsible for people’s deaths and remain unaffected by it.
Once the men find Private Ryan, they are forced to help defend the bridge which Ryan has been left to "babysit" in Remmel. During the successful defense of the bridge, Captain Miller is killed. Miller's dying words to Ryan are "earn this". Hollywood's version of this particular aspect of the story is absolutely fiction. There are of course some historical inaccuracies which are in my opinion not harming our understanding of past events and historical figures.
Jake was willing to serve his country, and paid for it dearly. Jake was mutilated by the war, and because of his injury rendered impotent. In this sense the world broke Jake, and took his life from him. For a lot of men, losing something like what Jake lost is seen as a fate worse than death. After Jake was wounded, and was lying bandaged up in The Sun Also Rises the colonel gave him a speech saying, “you, a foreigner, an Englishman… have given more than your life!” (Ernest Hemingway, pg.
They can see how he lived during the time he served and how awful he made it seem. The best way to have a convincing argument is to make the audience see through the eyes of the author, and to make them envision a mental image of what the author has seen. Gurganus tells how he was, “dressed in ugly clothes exactly like 4,000 others, to be called a number, to be stuck among men who will brag and scrap and fight but never admit to any terror, any need” (606). This flashback makes the war sound very unappealing and an experience that most of his readers would not like to experience themselves. Through this detailed description, Gurganus adds to his argument, making the war sound even more horrific.
Wilfred Owen was an active soldier during WWI, who used his horrific experiences during the war to write his poems. His poems stemmed from his views on war, as he believed that although war was sometimes necessary, it was futile and evil. Two of his poems, ‘Exposure’ and ‘Disabled’ both reveal the price paid by soldiers during WWI. ‘Exposure’ examines the more psychological effects on the soldiers and is written from the view of the soldiers on the front line, ‘Disabled’ shows the aftermath and repercussion of fighting in WWI and the physical damage it caused. The first word in ‘Exposure’ is ‘our’ and is written in first person plural, showing the reader that Owen wanted to convey the plight of the universal soldier and how they all suffered the same fate, no matter their side.
This can be seen in his two poems ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘Parable of the Old man and the Young’. Through these poems, Owen is motivated by a powerful examination of people during a highly negative state. Focusing on the exhaustion of soldiers and their movement throughout the battlefield is one of Owens key techniques throughout his poetry. When it comes to Owens poetry, the impact war has on the soldiers is clear, this is evident in his poem, ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’. Soldiers who go off to war are meant to be healthy and strong, however, this poem portrays the soldiers as old and unhealthy people.
Towards the end of the book the context says that Carton will be resurrected like Christ. Carton is much like Christ; his death was served to save the life of others. Carton is reborn, or resurrected in the hearts of those he loves and died to save. The text indicates that the death of an old leader in France prepares the way for a new and beautiful Paris that Carton is said to have envisioned. Although in the novel Carton spends majority of his life in idleness with an uncaring attitude, the selflessness of his death brings hope for humanity to change.