However, they are different. ‘Dulce et decorum Est’ expresses a great deal of horror and anger. The horror is set aside for the terrible pain and terror of the gas attack, not only for the victim but also for the poet. He writes, ‘In a... ... middle of paper ... ...ack, making a strong message to contradict the vague, Latin phrase about how sweet it is to die for your country. In ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ Owen develops a singe image, the idea of the funeral ceremony for the dead.
Using the point of view through Death seems fitting for the tragedy-stained setting of Germany during World War II. Death sets the tone though his cynical, matter-of-fact persona. At the book's opening prologue, Death notes that "you are going to die" (Zusak 1), but that this is "nothing if not fair" (1). Death is bluntly dark, and often his asides or snippets of melodramatic pronouncements are so vivid and hauntingly tragic that they caused me to shudder while reading. I think Zusak's particular choice in narrator further makes The Book Thief so special, because it enabled him to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ining example to the testimony to the good in humanity, even in these Nazis:""Heil Hitler," I said, but I was well into the trees by then.
For many educated people learning about the Holocaust can send them feelings of sorrow or deep remource. Not only for the meaning of the word, but why it is called that. The pure evil of the final solution created thought of and created by none other than Adolf Hitler will never stop haunting people more than half a decade later. One of the prominat things that everyone missed in his highly sold auto-biography "My struggle". The thought of solid hatrid found within the cover of the horiable book will always burn in the souls that it harmed from the day it began till the dawn of today.
However, it is of key significance that the millions who died and suffered in this futility will be forever remembered. Their inconceivable experiences and horrifying statistics must be taken into... ... middle of paper ... ... shells “wailing” their “shrill, demented” mourning. The last sounds these soldiers are forced to listen to are their killers’ ridiculing at their naïve decision to fight. Weapons in Owen’s poems are personified to mock the war and reinforce its futility. The poetic techniques used in Wilfred Owen’s war poetry sweep the reader from the surface of knowing to the essence of truly appreciating his ideas.
They were permanently labelled as social misfits by the society and nearly annihilated out of existence. The Holocaust, introduced by brutal dictators was responsible for the death of six million innocent Jews in Europe (Rosenberg, Jennifer).The political uprising of Hitler during World War two and the social exclusion of the Jews from the community accurately reflects the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist and influences Anti-Semitic decrees, oppression, formation of the Jewish council, the Polish rebellion, inhumane acts of cruelty and the societal perception of Jews as inferior creatures, while portraying themes such as the struggle for survival, abuse of power leads to enforcement of immoral law, and exposing the true brutality of human nature. The gradual introduction of Anti-Semitic decrees in The Pianist is a direct influence of Hitler's political policies that intend... ... middle of paper ... ...1909–14; Bartleby.com, 2001. Peretz, Martin. "Warsaw Diarist."
In the memoir, Night, author Elie Wiesel portrays the dehumanization of individuals and its lasting result in a loss of faith in God. Throughout the Holocaust, Jews were doggedly treated with disrespect and inhumanity. As more cruelty was bestowed upon them, the lower their flame of hope and faith became as they began turning on each other and focused on self preservation over family and friends. The flame within them never completely died, but rather stayed kindling throughout the journey until finally it stood flickering and idle at the eventual halt of this seemingly never-ending nightmare. Elie depicts the perpetuation of violence that crops up with the Jews by teaching of the loss in belief of a higher power from devout to doubt they endure.
"Shooting Stars" by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem in which we are presented with several complex ideas. This dramatic monologue recounts the last moments of a Jewish woman's life, who was tortured in a concentration camp during World War II. This poem presents us with the simple ideas of genocide, the attempted extermination of Jews by the Nazis, and how the Holocaust has been a history lesson for us. However, when we look beneath the surface of this text, the difficult ideas of the scale of human loss and suffering, the Nazis capability to take part in this atrocious act, and our inability to learn the lesson history has taught us are revealed. The narrator is a Jewish woman who spends the last few years of her life in a concentration camp.
The Holocaust, what is the true depth of the word? As sad as it may seem, it had the most damaging effects on the human mind in history. Many horrific events consisting of genocide of Jews during World War II came to play during the Holocaust. Accounts of life during the genocide of the Jewish culture emerged among of which are Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Letters to George C. Marshall, Mein Kampf and The Jewish Peril books by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Moreover, the victims of the Holocaust were deeply affected by the trauma they encountered by such atrocity and brutality as described by its survivors.
As you can see, Owen has used figurative language so effectively that the reader gets drawn into the poem. The images drawn in this poem are so graphic that it could make readers feel sick. For example, in these lines: "If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood/ Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs/ Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud,"(21-23) shows us that so many men were brutally killed during this war. Also, when the gas bomb was dropped, "[s]omeone still yelling out and stumbling/ [a]nd flound'ring like a man in fire or lime.../ [h]e plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. "(11-12,16) These compelling lines indicate that men drowned helplessly in the toxic gasses.
Owen serves as a great example of the losses that war brings. Many other poets, writers, and great minds were lost to the horrors and tragedies of war. Owen had a profound effect on the way that people view war and the events that take place. It also serves as a testament to what people involved with war had to go through, and what the survivors remember most of all, the sickening acts of voluntary torture.