Dulce Et Decorum Est And The Sniper Analysis

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The texts that I have chosen for my summative work are “Dulce et Decorum est” by Wilfred Owen and “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and I will be comparing how closely related each text are about war. By evaluating these two short texts we can see how the wars that soldiers fight in are not what they think, in these short texts, the writers argue that the reality of war takes away their innocence as they are forced to do inhumane tasks.

The texts that I have chosen for my summative work are “Dulce et Decorum est” by Wilfred Owen and “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and I will be comparing how closely related each text are about war. By evaluating these two short texts we can see how the wars that soldiers fight in are not what they think, in
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In the texts, you are able to truly see soldiers that have lost their innocence in “Dulce et Decorum est” In the short story, each character are all exhausted from fighting and are more zombie-like than human. Not only are the soldiers exhausted but, they have seen friends and comrades die in battle, as it is described by the main character as the young soldier was dying in front of him, as under a green sea, I saw him drowning. In all my dreams before my helpless sight, he plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning (Owen, 3). The main character has just seen right before his eyes a fellow comrade die right before him as he is helpless and is unable to do anything. There is no burial for him and the family did not even see his body one last time no one will be able to get over the fact that someone has died right in front of him which is why soldiers believe that the line told to the young “Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori” ( Owen, 3) was nothing but filled with lies. In war not only will you lose all innocence in you, but you will always have to do tasks that you'll regret doing until the very end of your life. As seen in “The Sniper” the main character is forced to do inhumane tasks in order to win this civil war. An old lady was just telling a soldier's intel on what she believes is right and was killed brutally as well as the soldier just because there was different and wrong. The tasks he has no pride in that time era, by shooting someone unarmed and not yet armed is why the way he kills is inhumane. In job is truly barbaric it can down to someone's blood related to you in order for to please other peoples'

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