Dulce et Decorum Est

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  • Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner By Wilfred Owen Analysis

    political views before social media? They used other forms of media. Through television, prose, theatre, art and poetry, individuals have cemented their names and opinions into history. “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” by Randall Jarrell and “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen are selections of poetry that were deemed important enough artistically, politically, emotionally, or all of the above. Both authors have a clear political message. Both messages resonate through time in a way Facebook…

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  • Carol Ann Duffy War Photographer Essay

    In’ War Photographer’, Duffy uses an oxymoronic title to contrast ‘war’ with suffering and death with a ‘photographer’ as life, peace and memories to present life and death. To highlight the contrast, the poem is laid out in four regular six-line stanzas. This rigid structure shows that the job of a photographer is methodological and systematic in the way he sets out the film - “spools of suffering” and “in ordered rows” to restore order on the destruction and bloodshed of “The hundred agonies”…

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  • Rhetorical Themes In Henry Pope's The Call Pope

    Her constant uses of the question- ‘will you my laddie?’ and her use of ‘My Laddie’ almost suggests that going to the war would be a way to impress the ladies on the home front because it was heroic and noble. A similar belief in expressed in her poem, The Beau Ideal which literally means the perfect beauty and according to Pope would be the lad that- ‘Must be in shabby khaki dight To compass her affection’ ‘Who's proved that he is brittle’ Or – Must her have one member in a sling Or,…

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  • Theme Of Shame In The Things They Carried

    What is the limit of pain one feels from being ashamed? Shame is powerful motivator that can lead one to make life changing decisions. Tim O’Brien’s autobiographical war novel, The Things They Carried, details the motivation and the effects of shame soldiers faced during the Vietnam war. The Vietnam war, lasting from 1955 to 1975, was fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam over the idea of communism and capitalism. As North and South Vietnam joined with allies to try to defeat each…

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  • Safe Area Gorazde Analysis

    Coping Mechanisms in Times of Crisis During the Bosnian War In Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco, the ideas that Sacco illustrates in his vivid comics are based on the relationship between the destruction of the people of Gorazde and how they coped with unimaginable situations in the traumatic world they called reality. Sacco is able to clearly depict the agonizing hardships of the Muslim people during the Bosnian war in times of death and destruction. The sympathy one may feel for the characters…

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  • Dehumanization In The Sniper

    War stories are gruesome. They capture the reality of war--death, grief, and pain. “The Sniper” and “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?” (by Liam O’Flaherty and Tim O’Brien respectively) are both shining examples of this; unpacking the glorification of victory to reveal how humans are dehumanized and trained to kill other people. Their differences outline a common theme: how war dehumanizes people from killing and guilt, and how that all builds into a catastrophe later on in life. “The…

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  • Wilfred Owen Here Dead We Lie Analysis

    War poetry showcases the distress and emotional affects that were encountered by soldiers in the war. “Disabled” by Wilfred Owen, “here dead we lie "by A E. Housman and “Silent Homecoming” by Richard E. Mcginty All display the reality of war and how terrible the after effect of war is to past soldiers. These respective poems express the hurt and distress felt by the soldiers, resulting in the inability to feel welcomed back. Wilfred Owen both project the idea of isolation by the use of severe…

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  • An Incident At Owl Creek Bridge Analysis

    Ambrose Bierce, a well-respected and passionate writer, offered an insight to the American Civil War by giving the readers a glimpse at an important event that took place during this time period through his short story “An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge”. The story revolves around a young man who devoted his life into the war effort, however, ended up dying because of an unwise action he got tricked into doing. In the story, Ambrose used personal observation, story telling skills, and startling…

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  • Summary Of Louisa Thomas's Conscience

    Louisa Thomas, the author of Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family — A Test of Will and Faith in World War I, paints a picture of the way World War I created conflict not only across a nation, but within a family, and individuals as well. This conflict forever alters the lives of those involved, this story is just a small glimpse into what millions experienced and will continue to experience with tragedies similar to this. She tells the story of the four Thomas brothers whose…

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  • Cause Of War By Bao Ninh: Summary

    “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom” (Russell). Bao Ninh writes about soldiers turning to superstition during the war by the way he portrays soldiers lives and deaths as having a deeper meaning than war, and Kiens thoughts both during and post war. The deaths having a deeper meaning is shown when Kiens entire platoon was killed. Kiens thoughts towards what kept him safe during the war, and his father's death…

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