Compare and contrast Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade with Kipling's The Last of the Light Brigade. Tennyson and Kipling both wrote the story of the Light Brigade who fought in the Crimean war, in the battle of Balaclava. This battle took place between the English and the Russians in Eastern Europe on the 25th October 1854. Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote his poem also in 1854, just after the battle had ended, and his aim was to build national pride in the hearts of the English people, and to " Honour the charge they made." Tennyson wanted to boost the moral of the English people because of the Light Brigades defeat.
Tennyson was often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry, succeeding Wordsworth as poet laureate in 1850. Wilfred Owen’s poems are inspired by the horrors of his own experiences in World War One from 28th July 1914 to 4th November 1918, the day that he died 1 week before the armistice. At the time of this poem there were excessive amounts of propagandistic poetry for example Jessie Pope’s “Who’s for the game?” Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade” was written to commemorate the suicidal charge by British light cavalry over open terrain in the Battle of Balaclava (Ukraine) in the Crimean War from 1854 to 1856. This was the first war to have photographic media coverage. Of the 637 men involved in the charge, 247 were killed or injured.
GCSE War Poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and “For the Fallen”, are both poems about war. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” written by Alfred Tennyson on 14th November 1854, describes an event in the Crimean war. Britain and France were concerned that Russia may power southwards, so they attacked Russia at Balaclava. “For the Fallen,” was written by Laurence Binyon on September 1914, during the war with the intention of showing the reader the reality of war, in particular, Binyon takes a non-biased approach, demonstrating positive and negative consequences, of dying for one’s country. The two poems are similar because in both, the soldiers are brave and prepared when going to war and portray the soldiers as heroes.
Compare and contrast the two poems, focusing on how the poets use language and imagery to represent war. Both poems are war poems of two different periods in history. 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', by Alfred Tennyson, was written before the twentieth century whereas 'Dulce et decorum est' was first drafted in 1917 by a poet named Wilfred Owen. Tennyson's poem was set in The Crimean War (1854-56) where the British commander made the mistake of charging at the main Russian position. He was meant to have retaken some guns held by the Russians.
However, the manner in which the over-gallant Custer made military decisions and his aggressive ambition for honor and hero status resembles the US’s political and military means, the source of the mixed feelings towards his heroism. It was during the first Battle of Bull Run where he displayed his bravado, impressing his superiors with his rash decision making. He was soon promoted to Brigadier General of the 5th cavalry. It is important to note that Custer was actually doomed for low rank postings in the military had it not been for the urgency and understaffing caused by the Civil War. This was due to his graduating last in his class at West Point in 1861.
Not only does he witness several acts of “barbaric cruelty” but he also witnesses the self-sacrifices of many heroic men and people’s many acts of compassion (pg 66). His lesson was to never forget any act of any sorts, whether it be out of cruelty of kindness because those acts are what makes life memorable and worth defending. The reliability of this writing is a bit on the skeptical side. There are a couple reasonings behind why this work isn’t one-hundred percent historically reliable. One being that this is the recollections from Bailey many many years after the war had finished.
The award is presented to officers of the rank of Captain or below, for "distinguished and meritorious services in battle" (Brew). Most often meritorious services in battle means crossing enemy lines and running through enemy trenches in order to save men of the officer's battalion. This award is ranked as one of the highest honors possible for an officer to attain, and is "clearly for gallant and dis... ... middle of paper ... ...how they were perceived by different individuals in Regeneration, two different types of courage are seen: one that was applauded by the government and public opinion, and one that was misunderstood by Sassoon's society. It takes personal conviction exhibited through courageous acts to live with yourself in the face of a worldview at odds with your own. Works Cited Barker, Pat.
This reveals to the audience that Stanhope is very courageous and loyal to his fellow soldiers. The audience never doubt that Stanhope... ... middle of paper ... ...e any more waiting to see if he will die, he would prefer it if he was shot by Stanhope, than be killed by the Germans. This scene really shows us just how courageous the men are, as it helps us to understand the real pressure that the men are under, waiting, not knowing whether they will live or die. Overall, I feel that all the characters in Journey's End show amazing amounts of courage. They were under immense pressure and strain, and the play really makes the audience realise the true courage shown by the men.
This gratitude towards God is also shown in the final moments of his life. Beowulf thanks God for the life he was allowed to lead, and for all the battles that he won because of the grace of God. “For this, this Gold, these jewels, I thank/ Our Father in Heaven, Ruler of the Earth/ for all of this that his grace has given me”(109). This humble attitude is a great asset for a leade... ... middle of paper ... ...fight the dragon. Beowulf understood that the key to being a great leader was selflessness, which is also why he chose Wiglaf, son of Wexstan, to be his successor.
After working with the men that fought in the Civil War, Whitman clearly believed that they were underappreciated and deserved better than what they received. Whitman’s use of words that depict a sense of appreciation and gratitude for the men, “Shroud them, embalm them, cover them all over with tender pride.”, this puts into perspective the feeling that Whitman has for those who gave their lives in order to fight for the causes that they believe in (600). Although Whitman does recognize that the soldiers are ascetically pleasing by calling them his “My handsome tan-face horsemen!”, his defiance of using anything other than a cliché average description of them alludes to the fact that Whitman does not see these men as anything other than as men that fought for the United States in a way that he very much respected