Essay on The Horror Of A Senseless Death

1183 Words May 4th, 2015 5 Pages
The horror of a senseless death or the sweetness of victory, how should one respond to matters of life or death? In these poems “Charge of the Light Brigade” and “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” many may ask themselves these questions concerning life or death during war. There are many emotions involved when discussing any war. There are many states who have benefited from wars, and some who have suffered from wars. There are people who have lost their lives on the battlefield and honored as heroes. Some people see this as a senseless death versus being victorious or a hero. There are different views among people concerning wars, one in which we feel devoted to both sides, the victorious side and the senseless side. This sensitive discussion is like a tug-a-war in right and wrong when someone’s life is at stake.

A war is a state or period of fighting between countries or groups; it is a situation in which people or groups compete with or fight against each other, and it is an organized effort by a government or other large organization to stop or defeat something that is viewed as dangerous or bad. (Merriam-Webster, 2008) The wars in this paper have great significance of emotions and may capture the senselessness, meaningfulness, courage or non- understanding of the great wars of the past.
In the two poems "Charge of the Light Brigade" and “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” war is described differently. One being more in resemblance of a non-birth and the other as an…

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