His view of war is that dying for your country is the most honorable act of man. The poems have contrary attitudes towards the life of a soldier and this is shown through poetic devices such as personification and imagery. Both poems present different views on war. Rupert Brooke, The Soldier, portrays dying for your country as glourious and patriotic. He explains how he is a great man because he fought for his country.
Faced with many fatally injured men, this must have inspired him to write a great deal. Unlike Brooke's poem "The Soldier", Owen portrays, not a glorified or heroic war, but a realistic war. Rupert Brooke, having not witnessed war, had attitudes showing the hysteria of war in 1914 projected to him, and knowing no different he had to believe it. The title "Anthem for Doomed Youth" has a huge sense of deliberate irony, stressing how brainless war appears to Owen. To Brooke on the other hand, war is far from pointless; it is something one does to receive admiration from their nation.
More recently, the Vietnam War divided the nation like no other conflict had since the Civil War. Yet, there have been some wars that have attained much support, and much has even given people pride and joy. How ironic, and morbid, that a war could give a person feelings of joy or pride. World War I and World War II were incredibly popular, since people thought the basis of democracy was at stake. During both wars, people were so committed to winning the war, and had such a sense of self-sacrifice, our nation showed incredible unity for such a di... ... middle of paper ... ... good guy, George Bush.
In contrast Owen's poem attacks the idealistic and romantic view put forward by Brooke. He argues against the ideals of heroism and self-sacrifice. He is more concerned with all the men going into war thinking that it is heroic and glorious when actually it is horrible and that millions of men die every day. The poem which I prefer between Rupert Brooke's The Soldier and Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est is Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum because it describes the war as I believe it is and it is very descriptive on how the gas attack happened and how all the men felt. So I like Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum overall
It seems hard to imagine that before the war, lots of soldiers and civilians on both sides, supported the war. The war would mean the end of the gap between the rich and poor in England. Moreover, England was characterized by militarism and patriotism. Rupert Brooke was very patriotic and he loved the fact that the war broke out. He was a young man that enjoyed the rise of his growing reputation as a poet.
Brooke’s poem The Soldier presents a differing view about the war when compared to Rosenberg’s who thought of the war in a negative light. Brooke actually was all for the war and had a very positive view of it, so that is the way that he chose to represent it in his poem. In lines 13-14, he states “And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness/ In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.” The whole poem is written in a positive tone using happy diction that presents war in a completely different light than how Rosenberg presented it. Brooke thinks of war as something that is wonderful in a way. It lets men fight for the country that they love and represent England, which he views as a great nation.
Robert Brooke lived during the First World War. He is one of the war poets who became famous with his sonnet ‘‘The Soldier’’. The war, as the main motif of this historic period, inspired majority of artists who gave effort to depict their reality. In that historic period poets were writing about either patriotism or the horror of the war. Brooke was a man of traditional beliefs, therefore he firmly believed that his country has more value than his life and it is an honourable act to die for it.
Propaganda was partially to blame for the young lives that were stolen by the war, because it encouraged men to actively volunteer for the dream of taking the empire to victory and in return recieve the pride of serving their country. Propaganda was engineered to give citizens a false impression/ illusion of positivity about the events that were truely making history horrifically, and consistently sent a message of fortitude and unity to the enemy. Men were driven by promised finicial gain, status and the chance to travel, but under such pointless pain, suffering and horror that awaited them, ready to engulf them all in battle, in such conditions as; 48 hours bomboardment, being surrounded by dead bodies, acheing (mentally, physically and emotionally), foul infestation, and living in fear and horror was not worth the cost of a
Although the title of the poem is positive the message in the poem illuminates the negative aspects of war and is written through the eye of a soldier which is Owen himself. He relates his experience in his poem and mirrors his views negatively about war in depth. Alfred Lord Tennyson was born on 6th August 1809 and is known as a well established poet. He wrote a poem which depicts the bravery and gallantry of a soldier faced with adverse circumstances. His poem The Charge of the Light Brigade is based on a more positive aspect of war and highlights the dedication and bravery soldiers have in name of their country.
Wilfred Owen is undoubtedly one of the greatest First World War poets, revealing the true horrors of the war and the appalling and horrendous impact that it had on those on the front line. Owen was not anti war; in fact he is well documented in stating that there was a place for war, volunteering himself to go to the front line. Unlike many of his predecessors, Owen did not glorify the War and ignorantly celebrate it, instead he became increasingly discontented with the purpose behind it. He began to loose confidence in the purpose of the War and his opinion on the War, having originally enlisted full of hope and jubilation, took a dramatic change. Owen questioned whether or not the ultimate sacrifices being made were really appreciated by those at home, whilst they glorified and encouraged the War.