And what's it saying? That this enemy, this person you've either learned or decided to hate enough to kill, might not be all that different from you after all. And what's the point, really? If you're going to make this huge sacrifice—killing another human being and potentially losing your own life in battle—it should probably be for a really good reason. If war does nothing but push us backwards as a country (which is what Owen believed), then all that fighting and killing is probably a pretty dumb idea. You're better off using your powers for good, like becoming the best poet of your generation. Or, in Owen's case, you do both.
6 Spring Offensive Essay Sep 2011 An explanation of the meaning of Wilfred Owen's "Spring Offensive Essay Spring Offensive" which uses photographs to illustrate the Spring Offensive Essay key imagery in the poem.
6 Sep 2011 An explanation of the meaning of Wilfred Owen's "Spring Offensive" which uses photographs to illustrate the key Spring Offensive Essay imagery in the poem.
In 1923 Daniel's mother wrote to the army requesting his medals (Victory Medal and British War Medal) but Mr and Mrss Carter had shifted from Herbert St Annerley to Soden Street Yeronga and after Daniel's death on to Brookfield (near Indooroopilly) without notifying the army. The parcel was sent back from Soden Street to the army but eventually found its way to Daniel's parents. These medals and a photo of Daniel in uniform (shown above) were presented to the Stephens Sub-Branch of the RSL by the family and they now adorn the wall in the foyer.
[tags: literary analysis, wilfred owen]
On the 4th October 1917, the 3rd Division attacked the Germans on two fronts. Under the command of Lt Henry St Aubyn Murray (9431), Sgt Gilbert Brodie and party left Ypres and moved to the newly captured "Green" line on the 11th Brigade front in order to repair the damaged roads for their own troops. They also constructed and wired (barbed-wire) two "strong points". This was all done under furious enemy bombardment from the southern side of the Somme. Their mission was a success. Gilbert Brodie was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal, and Lt Henry Murray - who brought all of the scattered forces together after the bombardment - was awarded a Military Cross. They were both injured. Gilbert had three days in hospital with a bullet wound graze to the right knee. Lt Murray had a similar injury which was dealt with at the hospital but required no admission. Thirty-eight men were wounded and two killed in action. In October 1917 his brother Robert was wounded at Ypres.
[tags: wilfred owen, world war, war poets]
Wilfred Owen uses
bright colours to describe the man's past "When glow lamps budded in
their blue trees" and uses the colour grey to describe the man's
present being "And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey".
[tags: Wilfred Owen Poetry Poems War Essays]
In Dulce et decorum est he describes a gas attack, using vivid imagery to describe how it sill haunts his dreams whereas in Anthem for Doomed Youth Owen is criticising the way that soldiers were buried on the battlefield....