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. 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. 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...

  4. "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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  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. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. "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...

  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. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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’...

  26. 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...

  27. 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'...

  28. 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”...

  29. 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...

  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...