Anti-War Essays

  • The Anti-War Movement and The Hippie Movement

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    through the New Left, the anti-war movement, and the Hippie movement. In order to fully realize the accomplishments and magnitude of the counterculture movement, on must first understand the era preceding it: the 1950s. This was a time of extreme conservatism and conformity based upon the overwhelming consensus. The 1950 values of anti-communism, conservatism, conformity, and consensus took root in the 1940s as American began to reject the liberalism of the 1930s. World War II brought about the change

  • Is Virgils Aenied an anti-war poem?

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    Virgil’s Aeneid an Anti-War Poem? Virgil opens the ‘Aeneid’ with the words ARMA virumque cano ( I sing of arms and of men). The central role that war plays in this Roman epic is made apparent from the very first word of the ‘Aeneid’ by the emphatic placing of the word arma at the very beginning of the poem. A fair chunk of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ is set on the battle field but its violent and gory descriptions of death and its frequent battles alone cannot make this poem an anti-war poem. Virgil does

  • Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms as an Anti-War Novel

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    A Farewell to Arms as an Anti-War Novel There are indications in each of the novel’s five books that Ernest Hemingway meant A Farewell to Arms to be a testament against war. World War One was a cruel war with no winners; ”War is not won by victory” (47). Lieutenant Frederic Henry, the book’s hero and narrator, experiences the disillusionment, the hopelessness and the disaster of the war. But Henry also experiences a passionate love; a discrepancy that ironically further describes the meaninglessness

  • The Anti-War Iliad

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    events in a very specific way. Throughout the poem, my belief that this way of storytelling was not just coincidental only grew stronger. Homer was trying to tell us something. War is not something to be glorified and should not be approved of by anyone. As I mentioned earlier, there are many verses that prove this poem is anti-war. The most obvious of these are the ones in which Homer talks about the death of a soldier. Firstly, he usually describes their ends very graphically. A reader could easily

  • The Anti-War Movement in the USA in the 1960-1970s

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    The Anti-War Movement in the USA in the 1960-1970s Source Based Source A is an extract from the book "Four hours in Me Lai", written by Michael Bilton in 1992. The book is about the events that happened in My Lai, and it endeavours to explain why the USA lost the war in Vietnam. It is targeting mainly the adult population, in England, the USA and other English speaking countries. On one hand it does have sufficient evidence to explain why there was an anti-war movement as the content is all

  • The Anti-War Novel

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    Written just after the first global war, Hemingway delivers a subtle anti-war novel. World War I ended in 1918; A Farewell to Arms was published eleven years later. Although eleven years seems as if it would be enough time to forget, no time span can allow Hemingway to forget the effects of World War I. After World War I, Hemingway is struck with countless nightmares. Hemingway uses these nightmares and flashbacks to write A Farewell to Arms (Analysis 1). When reflecting on the novel, a blogger writes

  • Anti-War Pacifism

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    Pacifism covers an array of views and there are many subcategories of pacifism, some of which I will cover, but the main definition of the word pacifism is the opposition to war and/or violence. Perhaps the most famous use of the word pacifism is found in the “Sermon on the Mount”, where Jesus claims the “peacemakers” are blessed. In this passage, the Greek word eirenopoios is translated into Latin as pacifici, which means those who work for peace. One common and simple argument for pacifism among

  • The Anti-Vietnam War Movement

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    The Anti-Vietnam War Movement in United States was a collection of unrelated groups all opposed to US involvement in the Vietnam War. It began in 1964 with nonviolent demonstrations and protests by college students, but later gained support from hippies, mothers, women’s rights, Black civil rights, the Chicano movement, and even military veterans. There were three main reasons Americans opposed the Vietnam War: the draft, use of caustic herbicides, and the war expenses. By 1975, the war and the

  • The Beatles and the Anti-War Movement

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    their main message they wanted to send was the idea of peace. The Beatles opposed the war in Vietnam and were avid participants in the anti-war movement; by trend setting, not being afraid to speak their mind, and writing songs including: “Give Peace A Chance,” “Revolution,” “All You Need Is Love,” and many more. These songs insinuated and instilled their views on world peace, and back their opinions on the war. The Beatles are probably one of the greatest sensations the world has ever seen. No

  • Causes Of The Anti-Vietnam War

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    adopted by the Anti Vietnam protesters and government leaders that had gained national attention in 1960 through 1970. The same issues that initiated the Cold War eventually lead into the beginning of the Vietnam War; to prevent Communism from spreading. Following World War II; the Soviet Union or (USSR) surfaced as a heavy weight nation. They had a firm influence over Eastern Europe, and parts of Asia. The U.S and our Western allies regarded Communism as an absolute rival and post war threat to our

  • Essay On The Anti War Movement

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    The anti-war movement is war a social movement during the Vietnam War to show to allow people to express their opinions on the war. The number of people who participated in anti-war movements started out low, but as the involvement of the United States persisted the numbers began to rise. The people involved in the movement ranged from college students to political figures. People were angry at the government for forcing the American people to sit back and watch as large amounts of money were being

  • Pro and Anti-War Sympathies

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    Pro and Anti-War Sympathies After looking at this source I can see that there is some reliable aspect to the footage. This is a modern film, made in 1995 which includes some footage of a soldier at war. This film may seem to show us the horrors of war, but initially it was planned to entertain us and not to inform us. I believe it was made to make money not to teach the public something. The film focuses on a love story, which develops through childhood and includes the war. The film

  • Anti-war Movement during the Vietnam War

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    of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), held his first anti-war rally that attracted 25,000 people. The movement occurred between 1960 and 1970. Paul Potter’s speech, “The Incredible War”, was established in hopes of ending the war by creating a social movement. The only way for people to end the war is by challenging the system, creating posters, and not by having a couple marches because that wasn’t going to benefit them. “This war was mainly fought mainly by Vietnamese Communists, who were

  • The Political Impacts Of The Anti-War Movement

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    The Vietnam Anti-War Movement is one of the most prominent eras in American History. Throughout the mid sixties and seventies, people across the U.S., young and old, publicly opposed the Vietnam war. Opposers of the war expressed their anti-war opinions by organizing protests and mass demonstrations. Multiple anti-vietnam war protests significantly effected North America. Despite being underestimated by the united states government and pro-war supporters, the Vietnam Anti-War Movement led to

  • Media's Role In The Anti-War Movement

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    the views of pro-war Americans to anti-war views by giving death counts, setting the stage for the anti-war movement to perform on, and publicizing leaked government information. The Vietnam War was known as the first televised war (“Vietnam Television”). Americans could watch as United States Troops fought, and the nightly news updated Americans on the death count and progress of US Troops in Vietnam (“Vietnam Television”). While clips of brave Americans fighting in the Vietnam War were constantly

  • Anti War Movement Research Paper

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    believed that “defending South Vietnam from communist aggression was in the national interest.” Because communism was spreading to smaller governments across the world by the U.S stepping in it might prevent further spreading of communism. As the war in vietnam progressed the support from the american people deteriorated rapidly. The death count and cost continued to accelerate, their were about 500,000 troops in vietnam and U.S. casualties had reached 15,058 killed and 109,527 wounded. The cost

  • Pro-War Characters with an Anti-War Message

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    In the first chapter of Slaughterhouse-Five, the narrator goes to meet an old war friend, Bernard V. O’Hare, who served with him in World War II and was also witness to the bombing of Dresden. The narrator, having attempted to write a novel based on his experiences during that time for many years, was hoping that, between the two of them, they could come up with some good war stories to incorporate into his novel. After many failed attempts to find something of substance upon which to base his novel

  • Guernica: Picasso's Influential Anti-War Masterpiece

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    got recognition through world tours and brought awareness to the effects of war crimes. Due to the fact that the painting is based on the bombing raid on Guernica, used as a propaganda weapon in the battle against Fascism, and serves as an anti-war piece of work, unravels the significance that is tied to the painting. Over time the Guernica has gained recognition and speaks of

  • Star Wars As An Anti-Capitalist Discourse

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    Rants! 316: Star Wars As An Anti-Capitalist Discourse Oh you thought I was kidding? Here we go. Star Wars takes a lot of cues from Westerns. Characters like Han Solo and places like Mos Eisley’s cantina make it pretty obvious. But it’s also apparent in where it takes place: the fringes of society. Be they remote planets desert or frozen, these stories take place away from economic and cultural hubs. Which, given that we follow the good guys, makes sense. Implicit in the Star Wars movies is the idea

  • Analysis of Bruce Dawe's Anti-War Poem, Homecoming

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    An anti-war poem inspired by the events of the Vietnam War, Homecoming inspires us to think about the victims of the war: not only the soldiers who suffered but also the mortuary workers tagging the bodies and the families of those who died in the fighting. The author, Australian poet Bruce Dawe, wrote the poem in response to a news article describing how, at Californian Oaklands Air /Base, at one end of the airport families were farewelling their sons as they left for Vietnam and at the other end