Dulce et Decorum Est

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  • Comparison Of A Long Way Gone And The Hunger Games

    "Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die," said Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States. This quote that is still relevant today, is referring to the situations in countries such as the ones in Venezuela, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq are in today. The situations in these two books, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, are similar to the ones of these countries. The main characters, Ishmael Beah and Katniss Everdeen, are kids in a…

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  • Theme Of War In The Charge Of The Light Brigade By Wilfred Owen

    Therefore in stanza five the cannons are to the left, right and behind them. There is a lot of evidence that Tennyson says the men were heroes like, 'Honour the Light Brigade', 'Noble six hundred', 'While horse and hero fell' 'Dulce et Decorum Est', by Wilfred Owen, was a form of moral propaganda. Wilfred Owen's purpose in writing it was to convince the British public that they had been lied to. He knew from first hand experience the terror, pain and horror of war,…

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  • Poetic Techniques In Anthem For Doomed Youth

    intense focus on extraordinary human experiences. He was particularly concerned to show the true circumstances of the First World War, WW1 (1914-1918), by showing great depths of suffering and pity, as well as the falsity of war propaganda. ’Dulce Et Decorum Est’ graphically describes the traumatic setting of the battlefield, subverting traditional perceptions of war as honourable, emphasising the debilitating consequences of war on the young innocent soldiers. Similarly, through ‘Anthem for…

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  • Pity Of War Poetry Analysis

    ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’, an ironic poem that emphasises the dehumanising and horrendous circumstances experienced by the fighting men. Owen explains the suffrage and pain associated with the men who are ‘drunk with fatigue’, implying that the men are mentally and…

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  • 'Why Literature?' By Mario Vargas Llosa Essay

    People often wonder what the most powerful force in the universe is. Is it some otherworldly power that guides all of our actions? Is it love? Mario Vargas Llosa would without a doubt say literature. In his essay entitled “Why Literature?” Vargas Llosa argues that literature should stop being viewed as a pastime and start being seen for what it really is: an absolute necessity. Throughout the essay, he backs his argument with several premises highlighting the different functions of literature.…

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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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