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. Pacifism or Just War

    intercourse and that arbitration should be used to resolve disputes. Peace is easiest to define dialectically as ‘opposition to war or violence’. It can be described simply as anti-war or as non-violence. Pacifism literally could be delineated as a love of peace, or devotion to peace. Pacifism is a philosophy...

  3. "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien: Veterans, Post Traumatic Stress, War.

    the war, it will obviously change their lives. Any goals or dreams that a person might have would begin to take effect after high school, which is usually the age people go to war. It is hard for veterans coming back from a war to start a new life, or continue what they had started before the war. They...

  4. English essay

     Is war a waste of human life? Anthem of a doomed youth, Dulce Et Decorum Est and band of brothers has the view that war is a waste of human life. Anthem for doomed youth and Dulce Et Decorum Est use poetic techniques to convince the audience that their perspective is the only perspective but band...

  5. Truth War

     The “truth of life the opposite” in terms of individual’s opinions, thoughts or interpretations is very unique, and personal, therefore, it only holds for that person. What one beliefs to be “right” or the “truth” is found within that person and it only holds for themselives. Life is not a bed of roses...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Disabled, Wilfred Owen

    Disabled through imagery, irony, tone, similes and contrasting the life of a soldier before and after war, Owen shows what it is like to be disabled by war. Owen uses imagery to help the reader picture the soldiers life post World War I. “legless sewn short at elbow” and “his back will never brace”...

  10. 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...

  11. History of Photojournalism

    lines of some of the most important narratives in history, including that of conflict and war. O’Sullivan was one of the first war commentators with his graphic images of the Civil War. From then until now, the war correspondent has played a vital role in how we view and interpret the geopolitical landscape...

  12. 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...

  13. Comparison of a Woman in Berlin and the Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier

    Walter, Confronting War by Ronald J. Glossup, Silent Night by Stanley Weintraub, and a good three or four more books to boot. Out of all the books, The Diary of a Napoleanic Foot Soldier and A Woman in Berlin, by Anonymous, are the only two which take a look at war and the results of war through an eyewitnesses...

  14. Sam mendes

    us more insight into the journey of the characters life by using montage and voiceover. American Beauty is about a man Lester who re-engages in his life after quitting his job, he finally realises that family is the most important part of his life before he is murdered. In the final sequence of American...

  15. Choose three contrasting poems that you feel show the difference in the attitudes and experiences of those people who were part of World War One.

    you feel show the difference in the attitudes and experiences of those people who were part of World War One. Analyse them in relation to how they demonstrate the experiences and feelings towards war at the time. The three poets that I am choosing to write about are, Wilfred Owen, Thomas Hardy, and...

  16. All Quiet On the Western Front

    on the French front in World War I. The story expresses life in the war from the view point of Paul Baumer a young German soldier fighting for his life in the war. Throughout the novel, Remarque expresses vivid details based on his own experiences at war. “During World War I, Remarque was conscripted...

  17. report 2

    try to re-enter society after war. This story, shows first hand in the life a soldier named Krebs. Most soldiers like Krebs, do not know how to adjust to their old life or life after war. In most cases, Krebs feels like the forgotten, like his experience and journey at war was not important to the world...

  18. 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...

  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. "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...

  21. Critical Review of All Quiet on the Western Front

    though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war” (Remarque Preface). All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, tells a story of a young soldier, as he and his friends fight for the German army during World War I. The novel is narrated from the point of view of Paul...

  22. Why We Fight

    Why We Fight Wars are sometimes necessary to maintain and preserve our American values, way of life, liberty, and freedom. Most wars have been to preserve these American values, but some wars seem to have been fought other reasons. As American’s we fight to spread liberty and democracy. Our...

  23. Johnny Got His Gun

    suffering an injury in World War I. Throughout the novel, which covers four years of Joe's life in the hospital bed, he reminisces about his childhood and everything else leading up to the time of his injury. Even though he made the decision to serve in the army, he now denounces the war and the government's...

  24. 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...

  25. Essay

    of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst’ – Harry Emerson Fosdick. War changes men psychologically, how far and in what ways do you agree with this statement? Refer to the texts; Birdsong, Slaughterhouse Five and Journey’s End. Harry Emerson Fosdick once said that ‘The tragedy of war is that...

  26. All Quiet on the Western Front

    Kantorek would say We stood on the threshold of life And so it would seem We had as yet taken no root The war swept us away For the others, the older men, It is but an interruption, they are able to think beyond it We, however, have been gripped by it And do not know what the end may be We know...

  27. 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...

  28. anthem for doomed youth and dulce et decorum est

    the harsh reality of war, a perspective which is greatly influenced on his personal experiences of war. Such perspective is adopted and evident through Owen’s texts ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’. Through Owens poetry we come to experience the realities of war being disclosed and...

  29. 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'...

  30. Main Characters in the Warsfamous Last Words

    In the novels, The Wars and Famous Last Words Timothy Findlay has used facts from history to write fictions which convey a message about life and war. The Wars is a story of World War I, but it actually depicts the life of a young sensitive man who has fought the battle not only in the fields but also...