Christians are reminded that the victory can only be won by the Son of God; at best, they can only confirm their allegiance and obedience to God through their service. Throughout the poem Milton has tried to show two definitions of glory. The first lies in the assumption that war can bring glory to those who perform heroic deeds in its service. This is the view Satan holds, and is evidenced in his words to Abdiel, "But well thou com'st / Before thy fellows, ambitious to win / From me some plume" (vi, 159-161). The second defines glory not as something won, but something given.
He doesn't see the point of going over to another country and fighting for a piece of land. Equally Sassoon feels the same. However, Brooke feels very different about the state and attitude of war. "Under an English heaven" This tells us Brooke declares his love for England and suggests England shall win the war. He is very open in agreeing with ... ... middle of paper ... ...t, stark and delivers a message.
The poem has a remorseful theme of soldiers who deserve more respect for sacrificing their lives to protect their country, and the people who remain to cope and grieve after the loss of the soldiers. The tone, imagery, and mood of the poem amalgamate very well to create a poem that moves readers emotionally and illustrates Owen’s feelings toward the war. Before going into the analysis of the poem, some background on Wilfred Owen may be helpful in understanding the meanings behind his poem. Owen did not want to enlist due to religious convictions. He came from an extremely Christian background that made his views on war conflict with his patriotic views, but British propaganda also made him feel obliged to join the military and defend his country (War Poetry).
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