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. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  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. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Explain the ways in which Wilfred Owen evokes feelings of pity and horror in “Disabled”

    leading poets of the First World War. Many of his poems have been praised for their bleak realism and it is also the case that his poem, “Disabled”, is observational and written in the third person from his own direct observation and experience. “Disabled” is about war, violence and mutilation as well...

  12. 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...

  13. "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...

  14. 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”...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Shlp

    Front in World War 1. The story tells of Paul’s struggle to survive on and off the brutal battlefield constantly fighting against enemy soldiers, and the ever tightening grasp of insanity. Erich Maria Remarque’s realistic portrayal of life in the trenches, new technologies’ effects on war, the psychological...

  19. "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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. Slaughterhouse 5

    Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut, the story of Billy Pilgrim is used to explore various themes about life and war. Vonnegut’s tragic war experiences in Dresden led him to write on the horrors and tragedies of war. Vonnegut’s connection with Billy and the other characters allows him to discuss human reactions...

  24. 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...

  25. 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'...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. Wilfred Owens Poetry

    English ETE tables and notes for assessment task 1 Main Ideas: - Futility of war - Propaganda vs. reality - Brutality of war Supporting ideas: - Hideous nature of death - Loss of innocence and life - Pre mature deaths Anthem for doomed youth Subject matter:...

  29. 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’...

  30. hitler

    and began the holocaust in world war 2, but how much do we really know about him? Hitler had a childhood and a life prior to world war 2 and his power as dictator and from his life he would seem like any other person during this time period. Looking back at the life of Hitler we can try to understand...