This rejection of society is fueled by the realization that the pre-enlistment society simply can not understand the reality of the Great War. Baumer then realizes that the only ones that can understand him are his comrades in the trenches. They become his new society and war his way of life. Remarque shows Baumer’s disaffiliation from traditional society by showing his views on the language used by both the pr... ... middle of paper ... ...extbook in a boring class. Baumer never finds this peacefulness; rather he finds the urge to get back to the war and his comrades that were still there.
All Quiet on the Western Front World War I had a great effect on the lives of Paul Baumer and the young men of his generation. These boys’ lives were dramatically changed by the war, and “even though they may have escaped its shells, [they] were destroyed by the war” (preface). In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Baumer and the rest of his generation feel separated from the other men, lose their innocence, and experience comradeship as a result of the war. Paul and his generation feel separated from the rest society. Paul feels as though “[he has] been crushed without knowing it” and “[does] not belong anymore, it is a foreign world” (168).
Jimmy Cross, being only twenty-four years old, was very inexperienced, as were most of the others serving in Vietnam. As stated by Tim O’Brien, in this short story, “He was just a kid at war, in love” (600). He didn’t want to be the leade... ... middle of paper ... ...g exclusively on the war and men of whom he is in charge of. It ends up taking the death of one of his men, Ted Lavender, for Jimmy to realize that he needed to get his priorities straight; which included, being the leader that his troops deserved. In conclusion, Jimmy’s character traits changed immensely, from several negative traits in the beginning, to ample positive traits in the end.
The horror of the war threats everybody. The nationalistic elders in the novel pushed the youth into the war. Most of young soldiers joined the war after they graduated from school. The teacher didn’t tell them the truth, and the youth have never thought about how awful the war was. The teacher was expressing an idea that people who don’t volunteer for the war were coward.
Even the death room I no use anymore; it is too small.” The men who make it through the war take with them mental and physical scarification from their experiences. People who have actually been through war know how horrible it is. Society on the other hand, while it believes it knows the horrors of war, can never understand or sympathize with a soldier’s situation. The only people who can understand war is those who have been through it so they can often feel alone if they are out of the military. Paul cannot even give a straight answer to his own father about his dad’s inquiries about war.
When times got tough after the war he also turned to death as an escape. He felt that it was the easy way out, and that it was the only way to ease the pain and forgot about his tragic experiences. Billy shows no regard fo... ... middle of paper ... ...edies it brings has taken many lives, some innocent and some guilty. The experiences these men go through are ones that a human being should not have to go through. It is the destiny of the human race to continue too fight and engage in wars and until that ends we will lose millions of soldiers past and present to war, maybe not directly but the memories and images they experience will.
The horror of the war has left the men feeling numb. They no longer believe they are capable of making it out alive or if they have the ability to help their comrades save themselves. They have become immune to the horrors of the war, however; it has left them empty and lost. In stanza III, Owen goes on to explain how those who have lost their imagination are deemed insensible. During war, imagination was considered a burden, and those without it were got through the war in a different way.
The endings and startings in each poem have the same effect; they leave the reader with a question; is war necessary? This question is very important, every soldier at the time must have been thinking why the war actually began, why did Britain get involved? Owen never answered this, but poems were still very emotional. 'Disabled' is about a young man, which went to war, and was sent off like a hero. When he came back a year later, he realised that if he kept in one piece he would have been loved still, but with arms and legs missing.
The reality was that they put their lives on the line every day to fight for their country. It may have been heroic but definitely not glamorous to kill another human. In some cases, soldiers who were in wars had severe mental problems when they would return home from war because of the brutality they saw. When Joe finally became conscience of his surroundings he realized what had happened to him. Due to his injuries Joe was isolated from the rest of the world.
Being oblivious to what all the others are feeling, the higher classes were stubborn to their established social dynamics. Because of this reason, Virginia Woolf integrates one of the characters Septimus Warren Smith as a way to show the differences between all of the characters that want to live their lives and move forward and the characters that aren’t lucky enough to do so. During the time, they’re facing problems because of the World War 1, and it’s completely tearing apart society. Septimus Warren Smith was a shell-shocked soldier meaning he had severe traumatic stress disorder from when he fought in the World War 1. He wasn’t really looked at as a hero; he was more of a survivor.