Theme(s)-A soldier’s struggle to incorporation back to civilian life. Foreshadowing-Harold inability to go out and work and deal with consequences foreshadowed the fact that he wasn’t going to be able to incorporate back n society. Symbols: The town-The town symbolizes normality and time before Harold left to war. The girls-They symbolize the change that happened while he was out of town. The car-The car symbolizes the family’s concern for Harold’s and his lack of assimilation into civilian life.
The fear of not knowing is probably the worst fear of all. Tim evinces his fears about the war, unknown, and isolation throughout the book. However one of his biggest fears in my opinion is knowing that there will be future wars and there will be people like him who will oppose the war but they will succumb to society just as he did. His sole purpose for writing this book was to persuade people not to make the same mistakes he made. The fears he portrays in the book are the fears he has lived through from actual experiences and these fears are what lead many off the cliff of sanity.
Rejection of Civilization in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck rejects "sivilized" life. He dreads the rules and conformities of society such as religion, school, and anything else that will eventually make him civilized. He feels cramped in his new surroundings at the Widow Douglas's house. He would rather be in his old rags and sugar-hogshead because he was free and satisfied. He felt out of place when he tried being "sivilized" because he grew up fending for himself and to him it felt really lonely.
His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. '; The persona is saying that he knows who owns the woods, but he won't see him looking at the woods because he lives in the town. The author knows that Bob will not visit because he only owns the woods, he lives in the town and does not appreciate the beauty they possess or he would be there visiting them himself. The author is appreciating life and the freedom that he has while observing his own winter or the last stanza of his life as he watches the woods as they fill will snow. It is clear that the author (the persona of the poem) has chosen a life different from that of Bob.
Crane uses masterful imagery and figurative language to stimulate the reader’s imagination, but also to engage their mind as they envision the intensity of war and picture the reality of the circumstances. In order to do this, Crane portrays a variety of tones throughout the book, namely: paranoia, desperation, and intensity. These tones follow Henry as he follows the path of a soldier. After Henry enlists in the army, he is afraid of what the future will hold, and is unsure of whether his strength will stay with him as fighting erupts, specifically, Henry is cynical of the soldiers who seem to be excited for war. Crane uses such elements of figurative language as metaphors to create a paranoid tone as Henry tries to find his character amidst the impersonal environment of war.
A period of leave when he visits his hometown is disastrous for Baumer because he realizes that he can not communicate with the people on the home front. His military experiences and the home front settlers’ limited, or nonexistent, understanding of the war do not allow for a discussion. When he arrives home and greetings are exchanged, he realizes immediately that he has nothing to say to his mother. “ We say very little and I am thankful that she asks nothing” (Ch. 7 P.141).
Paul describes the front as a “mysterious whirlpool” that “irresistibly, inescapably” (55) sucks himself in. “irresistibly” grimly explains how overpowering battle can be—it is impossible to avoid and draws him into without his consent. “Irresistible” is a word to describes objects that one desires, and many soldiers desire to fight at the front. Many young men have been led to believe that war will result in one becoming a hero—which may be true in some situations, but Paul finds this propaganda used by Kantorek and others to be false. It supports the idea of appearance versus reality; war seems like the breeding ground for heroism, yet it often results in selfishness and death.
In John Knowle’s A Separate Peace, symbols are used to develop and advance the themes of the novel. One theme is the lack of an awareness of the real world among the students who attend the Devon Academy. The war is a symbol of the "real world", from which the boys exclude themselves. It is as if the boys are in their own little world or bubble secluded from the outside world and everyone else. Along with their friends, Gene and Finny play games and joke about the war instead of taking it seriously and preparing for it.
Baumer never finds this peacefulness; rather he finds the urge to get back to the war and his comrades that were still there. Remarque wrote a great novel, I would not consider this to be a universal novel. This shows the torments and terror of war but I do not think that you have a full feeling of the truth in it. Paul Baumer is a young man thrown into a world in which he thinks is a glorious thing but realizes that lies and trickery have led him to where he is. After all that Baumer goes through, he is left with the point of view that: war is war.
Governments have the right to censor media in order to build a military base, and to bring the country together without internal conflict. The dirty thing about war is that in order for it to be fought, men have to fight, suffer, and possibly lose their lives. Most would not knowingly walk into a suicidal mission, and therefore they must be lured in, as Kantorek lured his students. His wise phrases romanticised what the young men would face, but nonetheless, they enlisted. These words would obviously have been countered by a book like All Quiet on the Western Front, and so inhibiting those who wish to access it during wa... ... middle of paper ... ...not know the whole story of what is going on overseas, it is easier for their government to keep them content and involved in the war effort.