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60 Free Essays on Life At War

  1. Newspaper Research

    the Japanese, who sided with Axis forces. The attack on Pearl Harbor greatly affected the American way of life at that time and geared it more towards war and its many complexities. In this target week American life was surrounded by and influenced by the need for the United States to preserve the...

  2. The Sorrow of War

    on a different theme each time they are examined. His main protagonist Kien, who is basically Bao himself, looks back not just at his ten years at war, but at his final days at school, his work with an MIA team after the war, the slow disintegration of his life since, and the solace he finds in his...

  3. The Lost Generation: Expatriates in Paris

    becomes civilized between the ages of 18 and 23. If he does not go through a civilizing experience at that time of his life, he will not become a civilized man. The men who went to war at 18 missed the civilizing…All you young people who served in the war are a lost generation. You have no respect for...

  4. The Daily Life of a Union Soldier

    stone. This was the root of the bloody Civil War. Millions of Americans enlisted in the army to support their beliefs and half of the nation. Soldiers faced harsh conditions not only on the battlefield, but also in their camps. The daily life of a Union soldier consisted of hours of drills, minimal...

  5. Owen

    abnormal and rather than phrase the men they were resplused. Owen illustrates the reality of war and its impact war on lives by expressing that the torture and pain of war doesn’t not stay at the battlefield but rather follows then home and continues to haunt them for the rest of their lifes. In...

  6. The Fault in Our Stars

    that fateful day. Therefore, Hazel views her life as if she no longer exists. She is worried about her parents and that after she passes away “(they) won’t have a life, that (they’ll) sit around (at home) all day” (Green 297). With this point of view, Hazel focuses on her death rather than living...

  7. Creative Writing on Change

    horrid events he had to go through. The war was a terrible episode within his life. He completely regretted having to enlist to join. The war is over but the memories stay. His views on life have completely changed and distorted. He began to see the value on life and how great it was but at the same...

  8. Condemnation of War

    before and during the war and is able to clearly show the readers which life is better. This poem uses great imagery in a sense of showing the readers all the good that is in life away from war and at the same time is able to show the complete downside of life while at war. "Tonight he's in the pink; but...

  9. We Free

    morning with some birds are singing for this new day Imagine that you don’t have problems at all and everybody is happy in this earth Imagine al wars stopped, and no child crying because of his father died in the war So, here I am, standing in front of you, and I tell you that life is...

  10. Resemblance

    World War 1. After reading the story and getting a little background of Ernest Hemingway one can realize the author made Krebs’ personality stretch to meet his personal life experiences and emotions. After Hemingway returned home he entered his new life in an idle mode and seemed to be at loose ends...

  11. Boys and Girls at War with Love and Hate

    Since the beginning of time there has been “war”. With war come those who support it and those who do not. There are many ways to define “war” and many arguments for both sides of war. The word war cannot just simply be defined in one sentence, and its meaning cannot be expressed in only...

  12. English Patient

    a woman with a regular life, but unfortunately, she suffers from the emotional impact war has left on her. From her past experiences, the nurse feels that everyone she loves leaves her at the end. Being a nurse, Hana is required to care for the wounded and naturally she forms a close bond with her...

  13. Slaughter House-Five

    story about bombing city. These authors are the ones that experienced everything about war before their books they had similar lifetime. And of course because they have reflected their war life to their books very strong similarity happened at these books. So these 3 similarities are born from the...

  14. Overview of Remarque's Novel

    Western Front, Remarque demonstrates the mess caused by the war. A famous novel by Erich Maria Remarque “All Quiet on the Western Front” describes the World War I. It concentrates on psychological alterations caused by the cruelties of the war upon a German fellow. Throughout the novel, Remarque’s...

  15. Miliary Essay

    trained to do something entirely different; their experiences at war did not prepare them for life after. In addition, not only the effects of war affect the veteran alone, but also it also affects the entire circle of family and friends that the veteran has. A recent article in the Boston Globe...

  16. Is It Justified

    In this essay I argue that the effects of war suffered by soldiers are not justified, however no matter what happens to these soldiers our decision to go to war is not based on this. War has always been part of the past and the way we feel about war is still the same. Even though years go by, everyone...

  17. Thesis: the War

    Thesis: War is a time period where family links are cut, chaos is everywhere and life has been completely turned upside down. However, war should be a time where people in communities should connect together and come to the aide of one another. In “The Wars”, many characters are affected by war in a negative...

  18. Normality vs the Absurd "A Farewell to Arms"

    the themes that can be derived relates to the dichotomy of the absurd and normal (Baker). Amidst an escalating war, absurdity is evident in one’s attempt to inflict a sense of normality. Many characters demonstrate this theme as they become more conscious of the frailty of life and death through...

  19. Critical Analysis of 'Homecoming' by Bruce Dawe and 'Come Up from the Fields, Father' by Walt Whitman

    Father’ by Walt Whitman. These poems both combine normal life with war in different ways. Dawe combines war with everyday life by using words that would normally be used to describe people’s normal lives. Whitman combines war with everyday life by setting the poem on a farm. Dawe’s poem, ‘Homecoming’...

  20. The Transformation of a Man Through War

    suffered at the hands of war. Before this experience Paul only knew the war as numbers, not as real people and lives. Paul now understands that war kills the family and the life of decent men, and this horrifies and frightens him. Before this incident, Paul never faced death up and close; he never...

  21. A Farewell to Arms Essay by Drew Garland

    himself, the author, Ernest Hemmingway understands this and makes it out to be one of the major themes in the novel to help share his view on war that it is a senseless waste of life, but is inevitable much like death itself. Using Henry’s experiences in the war along with symbolism and other...

  22. Architect

    to a life that may not have peace, but still a life worth living. The three phases are memory despair, acceptance, and clear consciousness of realization. At the end of the war, Kien spends his post-war life reliving his experience in the past. Kien had lost motivation of himself and felt...

  23. Critical Review of All Quiet on the Western Front

    has his own life taken. Many soldiers are badly wounded and have limbs amputated or have spent countless days at the hospitals. These characters show no hope for life or all together give up on ever having a connection to the happy lives they used to have. The war destroyed the people as well as...

  24. A New View of the War

    represent the pain and struggles of war but the makeup and morality of a culture and a society gone wrong. "What makes this book really sad is that all the loss and suffering endured at all levels of Vietnamese life- from the loss of youth, family, life, tradition, and love- is all in vain"(Ha). The...

  25. The Horrors Accompanying War

    All Quiet on the Western Front People go to war for many valid reasons, but many ultimately join because they are ignorant to the horrors that accompany war. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque clarifies that people are immensely patriotic so they feel the need to contribute...

  26. Stories

    wants nothing but a simple / smooth life after war. He doesn’t feel like he fits in anymore. At the end of everything, Krebs feels different after the war, he’s not who he used to be. In “How to Tell a True War Story”, O’Brien tells us that a war story is never moral and most of them are lies. O’Brien...

  27. Catholicism & Buddhism: War and Peace

    when your life is threatened and during war your life is always at risk so it may be acceptable. Following this rule will allow to develop peace, but only one of the commandments has to do with war, but as long it is in self defense, God will forgive. The 10 commandments were made for moral imperatives...

  28. Robert E. Lee

    did in the civil war. First I will talk about his early life, Then I will talk about his views on slavery and then Finally I will talk about his life after the war. Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland county Virginia, the fifth child of Revolutionary war hero Henry Lee...

  29. How War Traumatizes Individuals in the English Patient

    During war soldiers are seen fighting bravely for their countries. With the sound of shots and the pounding of missiles going off, lives are lost and conflicts are resolved. However, when the fighting seems to be over, for some, the memories of the affected individuals last a lifetime and its effects...

  30. Shlp

    Front in World War 1. The story tells of Paul’s struggle to survive on and off the brutal battlefield constantly fighting against enemy soldiers, and the ever tightening grasp of insanity. Erich Maria Remarque’s realistic portrayal of life in the trenches, new technologies’ effects on war, the psychological...