Free Essays on Life At War

  1. 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...

  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 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...

  4. 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...

  5. War Equals Change

    War is a devastating concept that hurts people both physically and mentally. Paul Baumer, in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, is an example of this inner turmoil caused by the First World War. Paul changes in his personality, his attitude towards his home-life, his attitude towards...

  6. In the Lake of the Woods

    Cruelties of War The common phrase, "Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes”, tells the world to never put a label on an individual before you have truly experienced what they have gone through. Tim O Brien's work, In the Lake of the Woods, shows how men who have all experienced war, truly...

  7. 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...

  8. Enthics

    to use violence, even in self defence | |Capital punishment |Execution. Taking someone’s life in punishment for a crime | |Conscientious Objector |A person who refuses to join...

  9. 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...

  10. Mother Courage: The Price of War

    The Price of War In Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, Brecht explores the consequences of virtue in a wartime society and suggests that, in order to survive a war, one must rid oneself of virtuous behavior; he uses the children—Swiss Cheese, Eilif, and Kattrin—to represent three deadly virtues: bravery...

  11. 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...

  12. "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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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'...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

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    had seen intensive progression within the battlefield, while edging over the cliff towards the civil rights protested revolution. In some respects, life for Black Americans developed extremely, around the northern region of America while a lot more social equality was seen; economically some changes...

  19. 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...

  20. Miliary Essay

    Prompt: The United States recently instituted the draft in a new war against the nation of Afranistan and your number came up. It is the year 1965, you are a university student and you must leave within two weeks. Informal language, write a persuasive essay that explains why you should serve (or not...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. Saving Private Ryan Film Critique

    one of the biggest conflicts in US history. The story line depicts the time in which going to war did not necessary mean that coming home was guaranteed. Many men volunteered or were drafted to fight a war that they may or may not have believed in. The timeline in which everything unfolds in the movie...

  26. 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’...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. "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...

  30. 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...