Analysis Of Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est
Wilfred Owen was born at the end of the 19th century (1893) in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. He was the eldest of four children. Soon into his childhood, the Owen family moved, and Wilfred began his education, attending the Birkenwood Institute and later Shrewsbury Technical …show more content…
Early 20th century Britain and Europe was an industrial society, and this is mildly revealed with waging of chemical warfare. Newer, more dangerous weapons were produced and used to fight and kill. In addition, it can be inferred that the act of “dying for one’s country” was seen as an honorable, heroic thing. It is obvious from the text that Owen heartily disagrees.
“Dulce et Decorum Est” is just one of many poems written by Wilfred Owen, but it conveys his personal beliefs on war quite well through the use of imagery and literary realism, as well as highlighting his disgust at the societal mindset that war was a thing to be glorified and