Free Essays on Life At War

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Gone, Gone Again Edward Thomas

    Connotations: Personification – “Footsteps of life”, He personifies life, and by life he means people, because it’s important to being happy in life. And another  reason for making life so important would be because how lonesome and horrid war can be and from seeing so much death. Imagery – “Outmoded...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  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. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Defining Australia

    The post-war period was a time when Australia crystallised its culture, beliefs and practices into a concept called "The Australian Way of life". This concept provided a common understanding for Australians at an uncertain time. It can be seen as a reaction to various events and influences from the post...

  14. 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...

  15. Can Killing in War Ever Be Justified?

    collective generally condemn the act of homicide or the taking of human life such that it has been intricately integrated into our legal systems. But why is this so? Is it that we find that nothing can justify the loss of a human life, however innocent? What is clear is that for whatever reason people find...

  16. 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...

  17. English Essay

    Naturalism A New Nope in War War can change the course of someone’s life. Realism is the crude reality of life. Naturalism on the other hand, is the things the things that make you react in a certain moment of life. “An episode of war” is a story of the civil war era that talks about the...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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'...

  22. Haas Fallen Angels Essay

    English – 8­5  10/21/14    How Real is the Vietnam War?      In the book Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, the story follows a bunch of young men who  fight in the Vietnam War. Although there are many themes in the book, one  stands out: the horror of  war. The title of the book relates to this theme which tells us that the theme is valuable...

  23. 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’...

  24. 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...

  25. "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...

  26. "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...

  27. 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...

  28. The Transition from School Boys to Men - "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque

    schoolboys to men through fighting a war on the Western Front. They originally are naïve and ignorant to the horrors of war thinking that it may be fun and exciting experience. As the war goes on, they learn that war is terrible and come to terms with the fact after the war that they have no future and no...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...