Free Essays on Life At War

  1. Memories of a Childhood in Wartime Shanghai

    trunk, and took us to board the troop ship USS General Meigs. The ship was to transport us from Shanghai to San Francisco where we were to begin a new life in the “promised land’, more commonly known as the US of A. There were lots of tears, hugs, and kisses with relatives and friends who came to see us...

  2. War Poetry Essay

    Has war Poetry lead modern society in the right direction or is it time to pick up our pens and rewrite the trend for the future understanding? War, a contest between two armed forces determining who is right, perhaps the question should be who is left? Throughout years of warfare different trends have...

  3. world war 1

    Part B World War 1 made a colossal impact to all aspects of human life around the world, everyone who fought, witnessed, and survived from this catastrophic event was impacted on each to different degrees and consequences. One of the major groups who were affected by World War 1 were the women of...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Panoramic View of English War Poetry

    written on almost all the subjects relating human life, however ‘War’ has been the most vital theme of the epics viz. The Ramayana, The Mahabharata, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Ramayana, The Mahabharata, The Iliad and The Odyssey In the early poetry, war was glorified as it glorified the virtues of...

  7. Life Magazine Womens History

    Life Magazine Jan-June 1943 History of Women in the United States Paper #1 04/29/08 The date 1943 conjures up many images from History. Swastikas, Adolph Hitler, war aircraft, and tanks are only a few...

  8. The Destructiveness of War in Slaughterhouse-Five

    19). Kurt Vonnegut experienced first hand the Dresden Fire Bombing of World War II. The Dresden Fire Bombing was a massacre that was designed by the allies to kill as many German civilians as possible. Because of Vonnegut’s war torn mind, it took him nearly 25 years to write Slaughterhouse-Five, a fictionalized...

  9. Assess How Useful Sources C and D Would Be for an Historian Studying the Impact of Total War on the Home Fronts During World War I.

    impact of total war on the home fronts during World War I. In your answer, consider the perspectives provided by the TWO sources and the reliability of each one. Both sources C and D would be very useful to an historian studying the impact of total war on the home fronts during World War I. Source...

  10. Psychological Effects on War Amputees Research Paper

    characteristics attributed to war amputees returning home. While some veterans can cope with the loss of a limb or multiple limbs, the overall effects for the majority of returning soldiers is devastating. By exploring different cases from the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, many ethical issues can be addressed...

  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. The Daily Life of a Union Soldier

    set in 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...

  13. "War" by Jack London

    Introduction to English Literature 1 “War” “War” was written by the American author, journalist, and social activist John Griffith “Jack” London (born John Griffith Chaney). He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the fiction writers to obtain...

  14. Commentary for ” How to Tell a True War Story”

    to Tell a True War Story” is a piece which shows us what war truly is and the lesson that war is actually teaching us. This prose successfully destroys the misunderstanding of maybe many of us towards wars. The author is not denying war is not bad. He admits the general idea that war is nasty, thrilling...

  15. Significant Experiences in the Life of Albert Speer

     studied”    The experiences that most prominently shaped Albert Speer were his early life, work as a Nazi  architect and his role as Minister for Armaments.     The experiences of Albert Speer’s early life was pivotal in forming the figure he would later  become. Speer, a part of the upper mi...

  16. Thoughts on War

    debate has raged for years about war and its affect on humanity. Is it necessary for cultural change? Is war something that should be avoided at all cost? These questions are just a couple of the thousands of questions surrounding the topic of war. I believe that war is directly related with death and...

  17. 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...

  18. The Possibility of Eliminating Wars

    It is impossible/ possible to eliminate wars between two nations and within nations. Is it possible or impossible to eliminate wars between nations and within nations? They have happened for many years ago and it’s affected our life a lot of things. As my research, I would like to tell you about my...

  19. Tomorrow when the war began

    A theme that I found important in the extended text Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden was change. Change is when people have things happen to their circumstances and are forced to think or believe differently. Change was important because it was a dominant theme in the novel as the characters...

  20. War in Afghan

    Essay 1: The War in Afghanistan The war in Afghanistan plays a major role in feelings towards national security, economics and racial tensions. Good or bad, the war is a large part of the current U.S. sub consciousness and evokes strong feelings in both supporters and protestors in several areas...

  21. The German Viewpoint of the War

    the movie enroll for war and what was their experience? The movie “All Quiet on the Western Front” is a World War I movie, meant to depict the German viewpoint of the war. This movie showed that both sides of the war suffered great losses during the war and in the end there...

  22. The Cold War

     The Cold War Kaplan University May 1, 2012 The Cold War The Cold War was unlike any other conflict the United States was a part of. This was not a war fought on a battlefield with soldiers and guns, but instead a conflict between countries whose relationship was severely strained. Although...

  23. All but My Life

    Essay 4; the memoir All But My Life, has a specific and clear title depicting the outcome of the Nazi attack on the Jews throughout Europe. Using two specific examples from the book, explain the meaning of the title chosen by Gerda Klein. In the memoir All But My Life, the author, Gerda Klein loses...

  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. My War-Life

    find answers and help ease y ravaged emotions. I turn on my laptop and wildly pound keys in a desperate attempt to learn every possible aspect of war-life I can. After hows of mindless addiction to reading random texts I power-down my laptop and I start examine my room. Soon thing will be different,...

  26. Sacrifice in the Sorrow of War

    Metamorphosis Like the life cycle of a butterfly, different stages of war life provide different levels of interpretation to the loses of close ones; the more one matures, the more one’s interpretations diverge from their first impressions. Former North Vietnam soldier and author of The Sorrow of War, Bao Ninh,...

  27. La Via E Bella (Life Is Beautiful)

    La vita è bella La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful) is an Italian film made in 1997 with a great positive message to everyone. This film presents the positive and humorous attitude that Guido (the main character) always had and transmitted to his son, Giosue, despite the situation that existed during...

  28. Essay on War

    on the damage war does to people that war is still glorious? Posters, advertisements and even books show war to be heroic, amazing and in some ways a holiday. I mean if you were homeless and got told you could be covered for the rest of your life in both health and riches you’d go to war, however let...

  29. World war II: The loss of human value

    History World War II: The Loss of Human Value With over 25 million deaths throughout the war, World War II was a very poorly thought out war (Wikipedia). Aside from the drastic numbers of battlefield causalities caused by the natural outcome of war, a near equal amount...

  30. There Is Nothing Worse Than War

    “There is nothing worse than war” – This is a story about war and its effect on human beings. Discuss It is evident that Ernest Hemingway portrays war, in his novel “A Farewell to Arms”, as the ultimate act of destruction, chaos and turmoil. Through contrasts in the landscapes Hemingway...

  31. Cold War

    The Cold War The Cold War had a major impact on United States history and the histories of many other nations worldwide. The war was made up of many different things to include the United States and the Soviet Unions’ goals, major U.S. policies, major events that evolved in Asia, and the affects the...

  32. Effects of Wars

    EFFECTS OF WARS War is an armed conflict between two or more groups which attack each other. Although the meaning of wars has changed, the importance of wars hasn’t changed. Wars break out for various reasons. There are wars between countries or nations and within the nation. The latter is...

  33. The Sorrow of War Review

    The experience of war brings out the moralities of war and the tragedies of loss and death. Bao Ninh portrays these realizations and tragedies throughout his novel The Sorrow of War. The stories told follow the central character Kien whose story shows the moralities of war and tragedies of loss and death...

  34. How Does Carol Ann Duffy Put Across Her Attitude to War in "War Photograhper"

    Carol Ann Duffy approaches the poem “War Photographer” based on the life of a photographer. The poem details the internal conflict within the war photographer as he returns home to rural England after his work. Throughout the poem, the photographer struggles to contain his feelings of the horrors he...

  35. Life After WWI

    Life in the U.S. After World War I World War I which was known as a war that ended all the other wars and as the Great War finally came to an end in 1918 changing life in many countries especially in the United States of America either in a negative or positive way. World War I was a war fought...

  36. Civil war

    of Wellington, whose father had vanquished Napoleon, greeted Grant as a military genius, the primary architect of Union victory in the American Civil War. Parading English workers hailed him as the man whose military prowess had saved the world’s leading experiment in democratic government and as a Hero...

  37. The Wars by Timothy Findley

    Many novels have been written about the great wars, but few are as absorbing, captivating and still capable of showing all the horrors of the battle as Timothy Findley's "The Wars"1. After reading the novel, critics and readers have been quick to point out the vast examples of symbolism shown throughout...

  38. internal effects of children after war

    A Look at the Internal Impact of War on Children and Possible Psychological: View from a Terror Management Perspective Olivia Daskaloff University of New York in Prague To understand the impact of war, it helps to look at the underpinnings from which war come from. Psychologists have examined...

  39. War Rages on in Like Water for Chocolate

    War Rages On in Like Water for Chocolate Although wars are waged for many reasons, ultimately, wars are fought for one reason; freedom. It is no different in Laura Esquivel's magical realism Like Water for Chocolate. Just as this novel is staged during the time of the Mexican Revolution...

  40. War Photographer

    War Photographer A poem that deals with the less pleasant side of life is Carol Ann Duffy’s “War Photographer “The poem is about a man who goes out to places of war and takes photos’ of the wars. He brings home pictures of horrific images so they can be looked at by the editor who will put them in...

  41. 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...

  42. is your life worth liberty

    Is Your Life Worth Liberty? How far would you go as to winning your own liberty? Patrick Henry went as far as putting his life on the line to win his liberty. However, in doing so he stood for the representatives as well. Not only did he persuade them by putting his life on the line, he used many...

  43. War is Ethically Wrong The purpose of this essay is to prove that under no circumstances is war ethical. It follows specific logic rules of argument.

    My thesis is that war is ethically wrong. My main argument goes as follows: Any action that kills an innocent person without their direct consent is ethically wrong; war kills innocent people without their direct consent. Therefore war is ethically wrong. The first premise of my main argument states...

  44. The Longterm Psychological Effects of War

    The long-term psychological effects of war Introduction When we examine the language of the military strategy, it is clear that what was intended was to deliberately inflict psychological...

  45. War Is Futile

    Prompt: “War is futile” Discuss in relation to Owen’s poems (Ducle and Anthem for Doomed Youth). Wilfred Owen once wrote, “All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful.” Owen’s poetry on war can be described as a passionate outrage over the horrors of war and pity for...

  46. The Unending War

    my daily life almost to the breaking point at times. Also the way that i have been treated differently by friends and family is a daily reminder of what caused my disorder in the first place. Fighting with my own PTSD has made my life increasingly difficult. It was during my tour to the war torn country...

  47. The Sorrow of War

    and as a lover that you make war,” Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Both Kien and Jimmy Cross, used their love back home as a way to escape from the horrors of war. Even though they were from different sides of the world, Kien and Cross shared similar experiences during the war. Both found themselves fighting...

  48. The War in Syria

    The war in Syria is an armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the President and those seeking to oust him. It has stated 3 years ago, the protesters in Dra’aa come up to object to the arrest of some of the children and rip their nails and skin. The police and the army started shooting at the...

  49. The Results of War

    Sandra Kennedy Mr. Fullmer September 13, 2010 Essay # 1 The Results of War “Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway is a tragic tale of a young soldier’s horrific experience in the war and the traumatized life he leads at home as a result. The main character Krebs comes home to realize that everything...

  50. The Things They Carried: a Way to Save a Life

    and their experiences in the Vietnam War, Tim O’Brien uses The Thing They Carried as a way to alleviate his guilt that has burdened his whole life. William Tim O’Brien was born in Austin on October 1, 1946 and lives in a small town in Minnesota. He was against the war, but reported for service and served...

  51. Uganda War

    Not most people know that families in the third world countries suffer from sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism and civil wars. In Uganda, there is a war going on between the Lord's Resistance Army and the Ugandan Government. The Lord’s Resistance Army is rebellious group from Northern Uganda that started...

  52. War War War

    war War mean the use of armed force, armed with armed groups called the regular armies and paramilitary groups, sometimes of order - the militias - and use all the means of armed force to inflict damage and harm the other party in the war, both in its military or civilian destiny is destruction, through...

  53. Revision Human Life

    on the beliefs that life is given by God, and that human beings are made in God's image. Some churches also emphasise the importance of not interfering with the natural process of death. Life is a gift from God * all life is God-given * birth and death are part of the life processes which God...

  54. War 1

    people hear the word, “war”, many people view war as an organized army of men and women who have responsibilities to carry out such as defending the nation they are fighting for, and eliminating hostile threats. These people could be considered as being on the defensive side of war. However, there is another...

  55. Art of War

    The Art of War In Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”, Tzu illustrates the importance of all parts of war and essentially turning war into a form of art in which aspects must be fulfilled to become ‘graceful’ at war, so to speak. Although this text which was originally written in Chinese many hundreds...

  56. The War Within

    The War Within “The Most Dangerous Game” seemingly is a story about two men whose lives have been forever changed and shaped by war. Rainsford, a retired World War 1 hero, who has since made a career out of hunting big game across the world. General Zaroff, a Russian nobleman and former Cossack Army...

  57. The Sorrow of War

    The Sorrow of War Bao Ninh’s The Sorrow of War is a novel that is a personal view of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a Vietnamese soldier. Like the American novel “The things they carried”, this novel brings about the effects of war on people, and especially how it defeats the human capacity...

  58. War Can Be Humanizing

    definitely several aspects of war that are not, by definition, dehumanizing and can in fact make young soldiers more human. Due to the heightened sense of compassion that is felt, the bonds that are formed between soldiers, and the perspective on what’s of value in life that is gained, war can undoubtedly be a...

  59. Discuss How Muir and Fell Respond to the Issue of Nuclear War in Their Poems (August 6th 1945 & the Horses)

    respond to the issue of nuclear war in their poems”. In their respective poems, nuclear war is a theme that is never fully addressed directly by either poet. Both Muir and Fell use a combination of imagery relating to the natural world in order to present nuclear war in a way that suggests to the reader...

  60. A Farewell to Arms - Destruction Through War

    pointless and futile war brings about the death of millions but, more significantly, the death of the human spirit. In every way war destroys and wastes human life. Discuss. Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’ is an exploration of love, bravery and surrender within the confines of war. But more than...