Wilfred Owen portrays the soldiers/man are being ‘exposed’ to harsh weather conditions on the battlefield and how dangerous it was for the soldiers to live throughout the war. This is illustrated in the following quotation “we only know war lasts, rain soa...
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... before the war. Wilfred, noticing the luminous effect of buttercup petals on brother Harold's boots, announced piously, "Harold's boots are blessed with gold." Wilfred Owen is trying to tell the reader that the soldiers have to go through the horrific battle of war again and again, hour after hour. The soldiers have no time to relax which means nature has left the soldiers and they can’t have any freedom like before. Wilfred Owen has been through this himself and he has been in great danger if dieing and he did just after war ended. Owen tells the reader that once you join the army/war you can’t go back you have to fight day and night for you country there is no sleep and only time you will feel relaxed or free from war is when you die. He is telling us all wars are the same. They are endless.
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