All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel that greatly helps in the understanding the effects war. The novel best shows the attitudes of the soldiers before the war and during the war. Before the war there are high morals and growing nationalist feelings. During the war however, the soldiers discover the trauma of war. They discover that it is a waste of time and their hopes and dreams of their life fly further and further away. The remains of Paul Baumer's company had moved behind the German front les for a short rest at the beginning of the novel. After Baumer became Paul's first dead schoolmate, Paul viewed the older generation bitterly, particularly Kantorek, the teacher who convinced Paul and his classmates to join the military. " While they taut that duty to one's country is the greatest thing, we already that death-throes are stronger.... And we saw that there was nothing of their world left. We were all at once terribly alone, and alone we must see it through."(P. 13) Paul felt completely betrayed. " We will make ourselves comfortable and sleep, and eat as much as we can stuff into our bellies, and drink and smoke so that hours are not wasted. Life is short." (P 139) Views of death and becoming more comfortable with their destiny in the r became more apparent throughout the novel. Paul loses faith in the war in each passing day. * Through out the novel it was evident that the war scarred the soldiers permanently mentally. Everyone was scared to go to war when it started.
Horrifying Effects of a Senseless War Dirty Work is an irresistible debut novel from one of the greatest novelist in American literature today. Throughout each chapter, Larry Brown creatively changes the narrator between the two main characters, which works magnificently. He is bold and decisive in his telling of two disabled individuals being tormented by the physical and emotional hell they withstand in the everlasting Vietnam. Braiden Chainey has no arms or legs due to a machine gun (73). Walter James, thanks to a rocket grenade, no longer has his face (66).
There are numerous opinions on what caused the “unavoidable confrontation”, the Civil War, which was a fight that left a scar on the history of U.S. with the most massive number of casualties the U.S. experienced. While organizing the new country, America faced many problems about how to establish principles, suitable to the northerners and southerners that lived scattered across the coastline of the Atlantic. Shaky compromises tried to maintain peace, but as America set a sturdy foundation and gained territory, much tension grew among the North and South as the U.S. needed to create more political rules for the new lands. This meant they disagreed upon social morality, conduct, and standards since political decisions usually branched off of social beliefs. When the tension of the both sides exploded, the Civil War erupted from April 1861 to April 1865, from all the disagreements they debated for a year on how to establish the country. The Civil War occurred mostly from political and social issues because the North and South held different expectations for the government and varying beliefs for morality.
One of the fundamental pillars in decision-making that all young adults have to become familiar with while maturing to adulthood is that for every action there is an associated reaction that follows. Paru Amma, the young woman featured in the short story “The Subordinate” by K. Saraswathi Amma, allows her desperation for affection and what she believes is real love to influence her when she chose to partake in a short-lived love affair with a much older upper-class man. While the young man in Wilfred Owen’s poem, “Disabled”, is so blinded by his own self-image and fooled by the World War I propaganda that he cannot see the real dangers and consequences of being at war. In both the short story, “The Subordinate”, and the poem, “Disabled,” both
One of the greatest American modernist, Ernest Hemingway, was very familiar with the “Lost Generation”. He was able to write about this topic because he was a part of the “Lost Generation”, which was a period in history where the men coming back from World War I were “lost” and were essentially behind in society. Ernest Hemingway’s, The Sun Also Rises, examines how the male survivors of World War I were affected, and how they functioned in a normal society again.
Warfare not only results in majority of casualties but also affect individuals both physically and psychologically. This can damage their sense of purpose and identity which can lead to difficulties in the way they relate to others. Art and religion proves to be the saviour of these individuals by helping them respond to the effects and aftermath of war with valour and resilience which not only helps them cope with stress and grief but also gives them the opportunity to interact and connect with others. David Roxborough argues that “Ondaatje’s method of alternating mythical identity allows the efficient construction of a panoramic religious framework with widespread mythical significance.” Similarly, Alice Brittan claims that “Ondaatje’s novel is filled with [……] scenes of reading and writing, and characters who delight in marginalia.” Both the authors agree that Ondaatje’s novel The English Patient utilizes imagery and mythology to explain the atrocities of the Second World War, and to explicate that religion and the admiration of art attempts to defy the violent human displacements enabled by war, and helps to transcend the crude realities of the world.
I believe human creative expression can impact issues we deal with today like it did in with Anne Frank, she left behind a Journal that changed the world's view of what happened in world war two. I believe human creative expression can impact issues we deal with today like giving real insight into human suffering and the need to fix the problems that come along with that suffering. Just Anne Frank's Journal.
This is an excellent example of how the war suddenly made the boys grow up into men. They had to face adulthood, and in order to do that, they had to become adults. Another boy in the story who was made to grow up by the war was Leper. When he sees the movies about the ski troops, he thinks that it looks fun, so he surprises everyone by enlisting. Leper did not quite know what he was getting into when he enlisted. He thought that it looked like a fun ski trip; he could serve his country and ski around the world at the same time. Most average teenagers are not faced with the pressure of a war and shortages of everything, and so Leper had to grow in order to handle the pressure of the war. But, in the process of growing, the pressure becomes too great. After a short time in the army, Leper goes crazy, and is labeled as a section eight discharge. But instead of having to go through that dishonorable fate, he escapes. Escaping is not a very good example of how much Leper grew, but it does show that a kid can grow up only so fast. The third, and last, character that shows growing from the war is Gene. At one point, Gene and Brinker decide to enlist together, but Gene backs out of it because he feels that he is not ready. This shows that Gene has begun to mature. Gene feels that he has some debt to pay or some peace to settle, perhaps, before he ever goes to war.
he believe that the war was the worst thing you could live in and told