The participants in the war suffer irreversible damage by the atrocities they witness and the things they go through. One of the worst things about war is the severity of carnage that it bestows upon mankind. Men are killed by the millions in the worst ways imaginable. Bodies are blown apart, limbs are cracked and torn and flesh is melted away from the bone. Dying eyes watch as internal organs are spilled of empty cavities, naked torso are hung in trees and men are forced to run on stumps when their feet are blown off.
As Kurtz is being killed the montage shows the cow being killed by having its head methodically cut off. The death of Kurtz is the biggest contrast of Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness. The death of Kurtz in Heart of Darkness is simple and no emotion is given by Marlow as he continued with his dinner. Marlow gave the reader the feeling as if this death was nothing of importance to the plot of the story. Compared to Coppola’s film where Willard fights a bloody battle and kills Kurtz with his machete while outside the ritualistic sacrifice of a cow is taking place creating a high intensity atmosphere.
Owen betrays the men of the young generation being brutally slaughtered, like cattle, and were fated to death. Owen recognizes the feelings of the family and friends of the victims of war, the people mourning over the loss of their loved ones. Owen also uses personification in the poem, “monstrous anger of the guns” which reinforces the concept of the senseless slaughter of the soldiers. This makes the audience think about the war, and the image of heavy machine guns can be pictured in their minds, bringing them into the poet’s world of poetry. As seen in both poems, ‘Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori’ and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ Owen brings the audience into the his world, making them feel and think like him, knowing what he has experienced and what he dreads, and therefore successfully involves the reader into the world of poetry.
Every since he enlisted in the army, Salinger was greeted by trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, and near death experiences. The Catcher in the Rye is Salinger’s way of expressing his disappointment in the world and all the phonies that occupy it. Salinger saw his brothers in arms die right before him in countless battles against the Nazis and the Japanese. He saw people he knew and cared about die in a frenzy of bullet fire. He saw his fellow soldiers get slaughtered and die, like a lamb before the knife.
The “multitudinous murders they once witnessed” is an alliteration to emphasize the mass killings. This refers to the literal genocide that happened in front of soldier’s eyes. This brings up the lasting mental effect as the images would haunt them forever. “Once witnessed” implies that before the war they were ordinary people, and after witnessing the war, it turned them into ‘mental cases’. This implies that the veterans have lost their innocence due to war because of their job, a theme prevalent in “War Photographer.” Owen describes the soldiers as “purgatorial shadows”; the word purgatorial has biblical connotations, where it is a place or state of suffering.
Found in the 5th to 7th line. Owen writes, “No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells; And bugles calling for them from sad shires.” (poetryfoundation.org). The reader can feel the solemnity and darkness from the death of the soldiers. Unlike Dulce et Decorum Est, this poem has less movement and actions. It portrays more on what happens after the war instead of what is actually going in the war.
ColdMountain - Charles Frazier - Characters : their development and impact. 1. Inman is left psychologically scarred by memories of war and the ghosts of his fellow soldiers who have died fighting. The war turned Inman into a very violent person, one who is brutal and holds little regard for human life as he resorts to violence a great deal through out his travels. His meeting with Sara results in violence when he kills the three Federals who stole her pig and trashed her house.
The dead bodies scattered around reminded one about the worst possible outcomes of each and every war that takes place in the lap of our mother nature!!! [BR] Abhay Raichand the ultimate winner in the battle of love and power was running like a maniac now. His eyes roamed here and there only to see the sight of those lifeless bodies lying around scattered and unattened. The dead bodies made him feel more scared and depressed, he felt scared for his own people, for everyone who fought for him and for his love, sad for those who lost there life because of this destructive war. [BR] Abhay's face looked peturbed and gloomy.
"Ophelia? Ophelia!" he called out desperately thinking that his daughter had died Seeing the death and destruction that swallow up his home, he gave in to his anger and wrath. "For Edea!" he cried out, and with that, he and his men charged at the men in black cloaks.
"I unwound the puttee and while I was doing it I saw there was no need to try to and make a tourniquet because he was dead already. I made sure he was dead. There were three others to locate," (Hemingway 55). Regardless of his heroic actions, he refused to be recognized by the military for