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In this essay, I have decided to analyse a war poem called "Dulce et Decorum est"(written in 1917), I have decided to analyse this against the war comedy called "Goodbyeee"(written in 1980).

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Both ''Goodbyeee'' and ''Dulce et Decorum est'' encourage a negative response to the fist world war In this essay, I have decided to analyse a war poem called "Dulce et Decorum est"(written in 1917), I have decided to analyse this against the war comedy called "Goodbyeee"(written in 1980). I shall be discussing the conditions in the trenches and the props, sound effects ext. from ''Goodbyeee''. I shall be analysing the language used in the poem "Dulce et Decorum est" and talking about how this conveys Owen's views about the conditions of the soldiers of war. In both poems I shall be showing the powerful ways in which the writers convey their feelings. ''Dulce et Decorum est'', was written by Wilfred Owen, he wrote it while he was in the hospital suffering from shell shock. In Wilfred Owen poem he is how it is wrong to influence the younger generation into thinking war is good, he says that the war being good is just propaganda and that the war is horrifying. He also describes death and how exhausting the war was, and the conditions in the trenches. ...read more.

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The general is very confident that the men are going to make it over the top. ''We'll be sucking sausage in Belgium by noon tomorrow'' He says how they will be eating sausages in Belgium by tomorrow. Captain Blackadder Blackadder is a captain, a captain is one rank above a Private and one rank below a lieutenant. Captain Blackadder shows a few very desperate attempts to get out of going over the top. In one attempt he tries to pretend that he is mad, by sticking two pencils up his nose, and putting a pear of pants on his head, but that attempt failed, when the general said that he shot a whole platoon for trying that old trick, and so when the general came in he pretended that, but he was just mad with excitement. The next attempt he remembers when he was fighting in the Sudan, and he saved the field marshals life, and he said that if he ever needed a favour he should just give him a call, but the field Marcel said for him to ''stick two pencils up you'r nose and put a pear of under pants on you'r head, favour returned". ...read more.

Conclusion

This is like when a man is being marched out to be shot. When the General said that the driver is already here you see a shadow of a driver. When they are just about to go over the front line in the background you see flashing light effects representing bombs. When they are going over the front line you see the picture going into black and white and bright flashes representing the bombs blowing up. Over all Wilfred Owen said how it is wrong to influence the younger generation about war being glorious. The whole meaning of the poem is explained very simpley in the last few lines of the poem, he used the phrase "Dulce et decorum est pro partria mori" how sweet and fitting it is to die for your country, along with the extremely graphical imagery portrayed through the language, this poem is a very effective anti-war poem. Over all Ben Elton and Richard Curtis wanted to say how the conditions in side were very bad. I find that the chances of dyeing when they go over the top in Goodbyeee are very great. I find that the gas attacks are very deadly if you don't get you'r gas mask on in time. BY JAMES HAYWARD 10.5 ...read more.

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