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  • Narrator's Change Of Attitude Towards War
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    Essay: All Quiet on the Western Front An anti-war novel often portrays many of the bad aspects and consequences of war. Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel set in the First World War that is against war. Remarque describes the terrible reality of the war, focusing on the horrors and involved. The novel portrays an anti-war perspective as it brings up issues about the brutality of war, the narrator's change of attitude towards war, the futility of war and the deaths of the ...
  • Poems Use Of Excellent Diction
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    Explication of 'Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen " Dulce Et Decorum Est" belongs to the genre of sonnets, which expresses a single theme or idea. The allusion or reference is to an historical event referred to as World War I. This particular poem's theme or idea is the horror of war and how young men are led to believe that death and honor are same. The poem addresses the falsehood, that war is glorious, that it is noble, it describes the true horror and waste that is war, this poem exhibit...
  • Great Example Of An Anti War Film
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    All Quiet on the Western Front This movie was a great example of an anti-war film. I have never seen a movie that depicted war scenes as graphic as this movie. At first, I didn't really enjoy it, because the editing job was so terrible, but it was made in 1930. In the movie, the boys who enlisted in war were fresh out of school. They thought that was a big game, and by enrolling in the German army, they would become instant heroes, and win medals. They soon found out that it was the total opposi...
  • World War II America
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    Between World War I and World War II America went through events in the political, economical and social areas that would change the face of the nation forever. The various eras- World War I, the Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression & the New Deal, and World War II each had separate issues that caused changes in relation to class, gender, domestic and international affairs. Although many of these events were only effective temporarily, others still show a strong influence today. Movements such...
  • Strong Force Behind The Civil War
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    Was the Irish Civil War a 'natural' conclusion to the events of previous years? Some historians will say that the Civil War was a 'natural' conclusion to the activities of the previous year others will disagree. This essay will take the line that yes; the civil war was a natural and inevitable conclusion to the Anglo-Irish difficulties. In order to understand why the Civil War came about one must first understand how it came about by studying the actions of the previous years, the War of Indepen...
  • Crane Contrasts Nature And War
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    Death, Blood and Destruction The Red Badge of Courage, a Civil War novel by Stephen Crane, may be examined on various levels. One of those levels is a story about the cruelty and disasters of war. Young Henry Flemming, the protagonist, has dreamed his whole life of being in the army and despite his mother's discouragement, he enlists with a Union regiment. Soon learning that the army is a big bore, Henry begins to view himself 'merely as a part of a vast blue demonstration'. Clearly, Henry does ...
  • Anti War Theme In Elie Wiesels Night
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    People convey their opinions about moral and social dilemmas in different ways. Writers use different literary forms to express their ideas. Autobiographical books are one means authors use to convey their personal history. Another style of literary composition is satire. Satire is the use of sarcasm and irony to portray human follies or to ridicule human failings (Stein 1270). Science fiction is a literary form of fiction, which has split from the broader form of fantasy; in which the plot, set...
  • Anti War Movements In Australia And America
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    SYNOPSIS Gerster and Bassett assert that "whatever their earnest historiographical intentions" may be, much of the literature written about the Sixties, "are contrived exercises in myth-making". This essay argues that the historical accounts and assessments, not only of the Sixties as a whole, but parts from that period, which, for the purpose of this essay, will be the Vietnam War and opposition to it, have also become "buttressed by conflicting myths". The reasons why the term 'myth' will be a...
  • Anti War Poem By Wilfred Owen
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    Comparing Two Poems "Dulce et Decorum Est" gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen and makes great use of the devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact diction and vivid figurative language emphasizes his point showing war is terrible and devastating. Furthermore, the utilization of extremely graphic imagery adds even more to his argumen...
  • Anti War Novel
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    In Fly Away Peter, David Malouf induces feelings of sorrow and grief to the reader by portraying the First World War in a negative light, thus underpinning the fact that it is an anti-war novel. However, themes such as companionship and nature are also present throughout the novel relieving it from the title of being simply and anti-war novel. Throughout the novel, David Malouf manipulates his language in the novel to communicate anti-war emotions to the reader, while also using graphic imagery ...
  • Henry V An Anti War Play
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    Henry V Is Henry V an anti-war play? You could refer in your answer to the Olivier and Branagh films and the contexts in which they were produced, as well as the context of the play's original composition. At the time when Shakespeare wrote Henry V Queen Elizabeth was the country's monarch and the nation had just witnessed England defeat the Spanish Armada and become the world's strongest naval power. Therefore the 16th Century and original perception of the play is that it's celebrating England...
  • Effective As An Anti War Poem
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    Wilfred Owen was an officer in the British Army during the times of World War One whereby he deeply opposed the intervention of one nation into another as he believed that sufferings and pain would be set upon the innocent and the helpless ones of both countries. The harsh and negative-to-the-extreme language used may also be due to he being angry at the moment when he was writing the poem. This poem sparks off at the scene where soldiers are brutally killed by gas bombs in the night as they wal...
  • War To The Terrorists
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    United We Must Stand! On October 25, 2003, an international anti-war coalition group called ANSWER will coordinate a march on Washington carrying banners opposing the Bush Administration's war strategy. Countless articles can be found on ANSWERs web site criticizing U.S. military actions taken since the tragedy on 911. Their supporters come from every walks of life, religion, level of education and socio-economic background. They believe that the Bush Administration lied to the people, the Congr...
  • End Of The War The Soldiers
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    All Quiet On The Western Front? Is It An Anti-War Film? All Quiet on the Western Front is based on a book by a German soldier who fought in World War 1. It follows the fate of a group of boys who joined in 1915. The main hero of the film is Paul Balmer and we see the world through his eyes. In my essay I will use scenes to prove that this is an anti-war film. One of the main themes of the film is the fact that people who weren? t fighting didn? t really know what it was like to fight in the tren...

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