Free Essays on Life At War

  1. Nine Stories Essay

    Literature Mrs. Crowley Burdened By Bullets Robert E. Lee once said, “
What a cruel thing is war:  to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred...

  2. The Fault in Our Stars

    War can represent something different to everyone. It can be liberation. It can be devastation. It can be both. In John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, the war on cancer is explored. The reader is able to see how the different characters react and interact given the tragic circumstances. It is...

  3. In Our Time

    Gertrude Stein was quoted as saying that “… those who went to war missed civilizing and apart of the “Lost Generation.” The Lost Generation is considered the generation of men who were involved in World War I and as a result of their war experiences it caused disruption within the human mind, causing...

  4. All Quiet on the Western Front 7

    All Quiet on the Western Front Paul Baumer and his unit faced death every single day of the war. Their destruction of soldiers by the war is in the structure of the book All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque. “A generation of men,” born and died together in a field of trenches...

  5. A Separate Peace

    does each character show in regards to their attitude to the war?</b></center> <br> <br>The war is a symbol of how things are not always what they seem. Recruiting posters and propaganda to join the army convinced many boys into thinking the war is an exciting adventure. "The characters Gene, Finny, and...

  6. Just War Theory

    best-known and most enduring work is the Summa Theologica, or Compendium of Theology. The most influential writings in the Summa Theologica are on Just War Theory. This theory continues to to influence the foreign policy of nations, because it recognizes the humanity of all people and attempts to check emotional...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. All Quiet on the Western Front - Essay 7

    gained from the futility of war, only lost; a loss of hope, loss of life, loss of innocence and a loss of identity. This sense of hopelessness has been reflected within the anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The negative representation of World War I displayed in this novel...

  10. 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...

  11. The Things They Carried Book Report

    O’Brien Tim O’Brien’s novel, The Things They Carried, provides an incredible realization of what life was like for an American soldier who fought in Vietnam from perspectives before, during, and after the war. The story’s power draws you in. It makes the events in the story seem real and provides the reader...

  12. Student

    War: Death, Suffering and Destruction War. A common term heard nowadays. But what is the true mening of war? Is it the correction of what someone thinks is evil? Is it the submission to someone else's point of view? Is it the autodestructioin of human kind? There are a lot of meanings to war. It is...

  13. 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’...

  14. The Lost Generation: Expatriates in Paris

    1920s had been shaped and molded by the vicious, and basically pointless, World War I. Their lives had evolved and been formed to fit the war, and when it ended their morals, mentality, and skills no longer fit into “normal” life. Americans began rebelling in all kinds of ways. The younger group living in...

  15. 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...

  16. "Lost Generation" in the novel of E.Hemingway "The Sun also Rises"

    served in the war. You are a lost generation.... You have no respect for anything. You drink yourselves to death." Gertrude Stein The novel opens with an epigraph by Gertrude Stein: "You are all a lost generation". This refers both to those who lost their lives in the First World War, and also to those...

  17. Wilfred Owen - War Poem Essay

    view on the challenges of life? Throughout his poetry, War Poems and Others, Wilfred Owen exposes his prominent opinion on the challenges of life and more specifically war. War is a life-changing obstacle for not only countries but also the men who are forced to go into war and the innocent men, women...

  18. Architect

    Pauliasi Teutau History 152 December 11, 2012 Hoffenberg Peace: Life after The Sorrow of War The novel The Sorrow of War was written by Bao Ninh, former Vietnamese soldier who was involved with North Vietnam and fought in the twenty-seven Youth Brigade. Kien, the protagonist of the novel...

  19. We Free

    LIFE IS BETIFUL My friends, my Doctor Don’t be surprise from my speech today Today I want to show that the world is forgetting how life is beautiful Today I want to remind all of you about the worst things which affect this beautiful life Imagine your self standing front of the sea early morning...

  20. Slaughter House 5

    seeing life in the fifth dimension. This idea that he can time travel and jump to different points in his life has taken over his mind, enabling him to dismiss reality. What Billy is so convinced is truly happening are merely flashbacks to the war caused by the trauma and destruction of the war that he...

  21. The Happiest Refugee

    country. Discuss the Happiest Refugee in the light of Do’s universal message about the suffering of human beings during times of war and the struggle to make a better life in a foreign country. The Happiest Refugee is a memoir written by Anh Do which was first published on the 1st of August in 2010...

  22. 梦萦的幻象与现实

    same are the United States''war''against the background of'' 'History''as''., But also from the''Ten's non-stick once beautiful woman Yangchun water. The difference is, "Gone with the Wind" are strong and intelligent woman,郝思佳are a strong woman,''the extension of the war, took away her lover,'' 'calm'...

  23. Star Wars vs. Star Trek

    Thesis: Star Trek and Star Wars each posses similar and different general concepts, themes, and motives. Outline I. Technology A. Star wars 1. Weapons 2. Ships B Star Trek 1. Weapons 2. Ships II. Characters A. Star Wars Sean McGrann Enr. English II Compare/Contrast...

  24. Owen

    focuses on the experience of war through the eyes of a solider. By providing a first hand experience he is able to share and construct a reality of war that is crebible and rich in experience. Although war can be a froigen subject to many Owen illustrates its reality to life for the reader through and...

  25. 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...

  26. Soldiers Home

    The impact of war on Krebs in “Soldier’s Home” Just for a second Imagine that you living someone else’s life, because the life you once lived is no longer your own. How would this make you feel? Ernest Hemingway’s short story ”Soldier’s Home” is about a young boy who goes away to war from a Methodist...

  27. 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...

  28. Barbed Wire by Mary Emeny

    "Barbed Wire," depicts war as a negative force, destroying every decent aspect of human existence. Written during the Vietnam War, the work displays Emeny's negative views on war. In one way or another everyone experiences and identifies with the presence of war. Although some wars are fought for justifiable...

  29. Lost Generation of All Quiet on the Western Front

    Remarque’s novel chronicles a group of classmates who, at the urging of their schoolteacher, enlists in the German army during World War I, then known as The Great War. The classmates each are killed off, until by the end of the novel, only the protagonist Paul Baumer remains, and he, too, dies from...

  30. War, What Is It Good for?

    War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. War, I despise because it means destruction of innocent lives. War means tears to thousands of mothers’ eyes; when their sons go to fight and lose their lives. War is an enemy to all mankind, the reasons of war blows my mind. War has caused unrest in...