Everyone has questions of morality and normal heroes would not show the questions of morality. Tim O’Brien wrote his novel with non-traditional war heroes to show many things about war that the reader did not know about. He did this to show the reader that not even soldiers are immune to emotions in the warzone. Also, to show that not everyone is fearless and heroic and people have fear inside of them. He also did this to show the controversy with the war in Vietnam.
Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage When reading the Red Badge of Courage, it is necessary to understand the symbolism that Stephen Crane has created throughout the whole book. Without understanding the true intent of color use, this book loses a meaningful interpretation that is needed to truly understand the main character, his feelings and actions. Crane uses very distinct colors in his text to represent various elements that the main character, Henry or “the youth”, is feeling along his adventure of enlisting into battle. Red, yellow and gray are the main color's Crane uses consistently in the majority of the chapters to describe Henry’s inner conflicts and feelings. The color purple is mentioned very briefly but reflects Henry’s feelings in a powerful manner.
The Stresses of War Affecting the Characters in Regeneration and Journey's End 'Regeneration' is a fictional novel written by by Pat Barker. However, some of her characters in the novel like Owen and Sassoon did exist. The play 'Journeys End' is also fictional and all the characters are Sheriffs creation. 'Regeneration' is a serious and moving novel typical of war, as it shows war in a realistic way, whereas 'Journeys End' is full of black humour, in an attempt to make the play less morbid then it actually is. The writers are trying to achieve the views of the officers; they never actually saw mental ill health as serious as it was.
In Tim O’Brien’s novel, “The Things They Carried,” imaginations can be both beneficial and corrosive. This novel consist of story truth and real truth. Throughout the novel, imagination plays a big role. Tim O’Brien wrote his book about the war mainly based on his memory of the war. He did not remember every details of the war, thus he made up some false details to the stories to make it seems more interesting.
This solidifies that all poetry has the same goal of rousing the reader, however there are many different approaches of how to reach that goal. To demonstrate there are three well known authors: Marianne Moore, Archibald MacLeish, and Wallace Stevens. There writing styles being: Stevens who reflects the influence of symbolist literary movement, MacLeish follows the Modernist (experimental), and Moore writes like a Modernist but focuses more on animals and nature. Stevens’ style plunges into the imagination and brings out a new way to look at something, such as any self-respecting Symbolist would. Symbolism first occurred in the late nineteenth century; they believed that emotions are difficult to communicate because people perceive the world is very personal ways.
Bakhtin also opines that even non-narrative poetry can possess a degree of ‘dialogism’ for which he rates the novel so highly. Among his instances of dialogised verse as the lyrical poetry of Jules Laforgue, who exercised a great deal of influence on T S Eliot, and of Francois Villon who was extolled as poetic model by Ezra Pound. In modern literary practice too we witness a rapprochement between the novel and the poetry in the opening decades of this century. In “How to Read’ Pound declared: ‘I believe no man can now write really good verse unless he knows Stendhal and Flaubert’ Similarly the use of the ‘mask’ and the ‘persona’ in the poems of Eliot, Yeats and pound give us as it were the speeches of single characters in the novel with the rest of the text cut away. Their longer works may be thus seen as attempts to recreate those missing novels.
So, that would be the uncommon thing I see in Crane’s novel compared to other Civil War based novels. Crane’s idea of war is, “writing of a hero who reverses the romantic ideal and pretends to have a wound wher... ... middle of paper ... ...e’s life through surroundings. Crane has completely changed Henry’s behaviors through naturalism and the situations of the war. Henry once thought that being in the army is very cool, but when he got into the army, everything start changing and even his character were changed and led him to a new person. Crane’s ability to write a novel like this became a very good naturalism and realism book.
It is a whole different experience reading Crane's book compared to other war stories. Crane shows the world that war is not something you want. War does not make you a hero, in fact sometimes it can do the opposite. The war shows the men in the story who they truly are in times of peril and Henry soon learns he's not the brave heroic hero he once thought he was. When the enemy came the first thing Henry did was run and he never let himself hear the end of it.
After her during many of trips he wrote about the war in vivid realism like the realism found in The Red Badge of Courage. Similarly to Crane writers of the 1890s were writing with realism too and among these writers Crane was one of the most influential (EWB). Through these methods of writing Crane examines the reaction of the main character in extreme situat... ... middle of paper ... ... Encyclopedia of American Literature. Vol. 1.