It shows us how he feels about the war. He knows the events happened. If you do not believe his stories, he does not care. He knows they are true. O’Brien also seems depressed while telling these stories.
In the end I believe it turned into a complete anti-military novel as Caputo tried to understand the purpose of the war. The inevitable answer was that America had no reason to be in Vietnam and only put their people at harm as the government ordered them to stay. Before entering the war, the country truly did not understand what war meant. “So I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war, to endure the same old experiences, suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own” (81). Caputo reveals his true feelings throughout the story.
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.
Learning from Other’s Mistakes Learning from one's own mistakes and the errors of others can be a useful tool in avoiding the consequences of poor judgement in one's life. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Kreon could have used this tool, but chose not to with disastrous results. Kreon took over the throne after Oedipus was banished. While ruling, Kreon is faced with an issue of burying two bodies, both are his nephews. Both died in war, but one, Eteocles, died for Kreon’s kingdom and the other, Polynices, for the enemy.
Pope thinks that war was good and it was Ok to die during it but Owen strongly disagreed with that. Sassoon uses the title Attack to describe what the poem is about. The poem is about the attack on no-man’s land so he just simply decides not to confuse he reader with what he is talking about. Although in the poem he confuses the reader in a way that they don’t understand the horrors of the war. Owen portrays the horrors of the war by focusing on one person and aspect within the war, the gas attacks.
Meanwhile, his death is full with controversies, some might say he was a dead martyr or even scapegoat for the muder acussation. Later on, although he has died it is only his body that has gone but, his life essence, spirit to gain a better life for labor, and case of death are still be remembered by people. That is why in this poem there is a repetitive statement that is said by Joe Hill “I never died”, he is a man who never died. Moreover, that statement will be analysed with reader response theory. Reader response theory is a criticism that focuses on how the literary work gives some effects to the reader, this criticism is based on reader interpretation towards the literary work.
Owen seems to suggest that the artificialities of love pale in comparison to the true honour and love of men on the battlefield – men who cough, struggle, and die. Owen is calling attention to the authenticity of these soldiers' actions and finding within them meaning Alternatively this can interpreted as the soldier has a somewhat erotic feeling towards war and aspects of war e.g patriotism and his doubts for example Red lips are not so red” . shows that Owen is losing interest in fighting the war as he comes to realize its true form. This is then emphasized in line 5 with “your eyes lose lure”. Which show a versions of reality theme which is also found in another Owen poem; Dulce Et Decorum est where Owen shows the horrors of war and uses it to send a message to people at home who are as he refers to a common patriotic quote as “ The old lie”.
In spite of the fact that every soldier is fighting for their survival and tortures the enemies for gaining important information in order to save someone’s life, this threat is applied bidirectional. It is hard to say which side is right or wrong under this messy circumstance. Therefore, it is hard to be justified as it will create inequity. On the contrary, some people may think that it can be justified since the side trigger up the war has the responsibility to face the torture and this consequent. However, the decision only related to the government but not the army, such as the First Opium War between China and Britain, the reason for the beginning of the war only due to the interest concerned by the British’s government.
This was because during war times the media would tell the public that the war going great and that the men where doing just fine, but this obviously just wasn’t true. In this essay I will analyze this poem and reveal the realities of war through a variety of writing techniques. I will also give my personal opinion on the poem and how it is written. The poem is split into two parts, one part contains eight lines and the second part contains six lines. In the first eight lines (octet) a question is asked in the first line and answered in the remaining seven lines.
After reading war poems we are able to get a true idea of how horrific war was and learn of its negative consequences. The main idea in war poems becomes apparent when reading Wilfred Owen’s poem, Dolce et Decorum Est. In the last stanza, the lines: “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dolce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori” demonstrates the main idea. ‘Dolce et Decorum est’ is a Latin saying, which means ‘it is sweet and right’. The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious.