The Words That Maketh Kill Wilfred Owen Analysis

Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen , “Hell Broke Luce” by Tom Waits, and “The Words That Maketh Murder” by PJ Harvey have a common theme, war. These poems use the point of view of a soldier. A soldier is young man or woman that fights to protect the place/country they call home. Many soldiers experience different things, but all the experienced come from the same general area. Combat troops are the ones that experience the worst of it because they are forced to see many of their friends and sometimes loved ones parish to the effects of war. Soldiers give their lives to the men that are back home giving orders. These men that are giving the orders are the ones that are responsible for the war, but they do not want to fight and use young men/women …show more content…
The soldiers and people realized that wars are disgusting, they need to put an end to it. “My friend, you would not tell with high zest to children… the old lie: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”(Owen,2). In war time, the people that did the wars would say the old lie to soldiers going to war. The old lie is: how sweet it is to die for your fatherland. Its is not sweet to go into war, is is not sweet killing , it is not sweet watching your brothers in arms to die in front of you, and it is not sweet to tell such a line when the people saying it have not experienced war themselves. Owen says that if a person experienced war, then that person would not tell children that lie and would not wish anyone to experience what a soldier experience. Owen who was a soldier himself was told this lie, but realized that it was a lie the hard way by experiencing what war was about. “How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk”(Waits). Here, Waits, is describing how soldiers are sent out to war, but the people that are responsible for the war should be fighting it themselves, instead are sitting behind a desk enjoying their lives while leading the lives of thousands of men to their death. This ties to what Owen was saying, that the people responsible for the war, give soldiers false truths about fighting a war. Harvey proposed a great question, “What if I take my problem to the United Nations?” Harvey proposed this question, because many soldiers are left scarred from the war, and are thrown back into society without the help that is needed. The people that are responsible for the war are not scarred, because as waits stated they are behind a desk telling the lie that Owens states and the soldiers who are young and naive believe this lie and the men behind the desk, and go to fight the

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