War has always been an unfortunate part of our society and civilization. War will sadly and undoubtedly be with us as long as we exist. However, the portrayal of war for many centuries gave a sense of patriotism and romanticism. Then the invention of the camera changed how humanity perceived war in the late to mid 19th century. And all of a sudden, images of war became of shear violence and destruction.
Finally, controlling civilians became increasingly important during the war. This need for control lead to civilians becoming direct military targets. Of course the civilian population at the home front and in the occupied areas sacrifice and suffer as an indirect result of any war. However, during World War I it became increasingly important for governments to directly target civilian populations through executions, deportations, forced labor and economic blockades. World War I was not just a soldiers war, governments increasingly recognized the importance of the civilian populations and their ability to effect the outcome of the war.
With the ever-growing field of photography and the further development of photographs, photography had a chance to make in impact during this time. The rise of World War II gave a chance for photographers to go and document a war in a way never seen before. Photographers in World War II got to experience the war itself, had certain methods and equipment to photograph the war, and were able to capture some enduring images of the war. Photographers in World War II often got to embark within the military to get coverage of the war. This gave these photographers a chance for a first-hand experience into the the trecherous battlefields of the war.
Decorated envelopes served as a platform of political and social expression. The country was made self-conscious and made to look at the r... ... middle of paper ... ...e as an envelope print can serve as an embodiment of a progressing country. At the start of a war many saw the war as a good, and honorable reach towards progress. When new media began to bring to light how truly devastating war can be, it altered the perspective of many. Men and especially women, were consequently motivated to reach out and assist wounded soldiers.
Nationalism causes other nations to become suspicious, and it also leads to a war that could easily be resolved other ways. The system of alliances was another underlying cause, as it made the war a world war by bringing all of Europe into it. WW1 began because of militarism, nationalism, and the system of alliances. The presence of militarism, an ideology that claims that the military is the most important aspect of a society, before and during the war led to jealousy and hard feelings, thus escalating the war far before it needed to be. Although this was not the primary cause, it was still an extremely important factor in the playing out of WW1.
Criteria B: Summary of Evidence During the Civil War, many Americans wanted more than written descriptions of the epic battle in eastern Pennsylvania. They craved visual records- photographs of the fields where so many brave men, northerners and southerners alike, had fallen (Nardo 4). The press thrilled readers with its written descriptions of the exploits of these larger-than-life characters. But the average person knew little of a personal nature about them, including what they looked like (Nardo 45). [The photographs] provided a way for the people to see such living legends up close, to look them in the eye, so to speak, and get a glimpse of their humanity (Nardo 45).
Photos provide visual evidence of past events. The development of photography and the wide distribution of photographs during the Civil War opened the public’s eyes to the savage nature of warfare, but also the tremendous sacrifices made by their soldiers, for the first time. As the demand for photographs increased, a great industry was born that dramatically increased the presence and effectiveness of the media for every war or conflict that followed. Today’s American public has been able to collect and study Civil War photographs, learning an important lesson in what the photographs say about the nature of warfare and also how the media sometimes conceals parts of the truth. Civil War photography forever changed the public’s perception of war, and showed that war-related media must be approached with caution.
War is a gruesome event no matter how, where, or when it is fought. By understanding events around war, one can better understand the outcome and how it came about. Each part leading to the war explains more of why other parts of the war were taken. The Pity of War helps readers understand the war from beginning to end. This includes the conditions of the trenches and lasting effects of the war on other countries (CITE).
In Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried the issue of maturity is an ever occurring theme within the novel that sets out to tackle and open up for discussion of it on a broader level. Specifically within the chapters "Friends" and "Enemies" it is clear that both Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen are wedged in a personal psychological war. This issue faces many young adults but is perverted by the war and the tragic loss of innocent life. Many feel that the purpose of O'Brien's The Things They Carried is to show hardships and reality of war. While that is true, the most important issue and debate brought up is the rapid transformation of our young soldiers while they have to face the atrocities of war.
New Castle High School Grace Currie Honors World Cultures Ms. Beck 13 May 2016 The Effects of World War One on American Literature George Orwell once wrote “If the war didn’t happen to kill you, it was bound to start you thinking.” He is referring to the impact which World War One had on the United States of America. It affected both those fighting and the home front, including wives and children of war soldiers. The brutality of the war opened an eye for the Americans, which influenced an expression of the horrifying thoughts brought on by the war through the use of literature. Due to World War One, Journalism became more popular, Romanticism moved to the Realism movement, and poetry moved from being metaphorical to being straightforward. The United States officially joined World War One on April 2, 1917.