• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Looking at pg.45, how does Faulks foreshadow the devastation and horrors of World War One

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"Looking at pg.45, how does Faulks foreshadow the devastation and horrors of World War One?" Page 45 of Sebastian Faulks Birdsong, holds a variety of language technique that foreshadow the horrors of World War One. I will be looking at the way Faulks uses setting/nature, imagery, and descriptive language to capture and signifying what the soldiers were going to experience in the forthcoming war. Faulks foreshadows the devastation of World War One using setting/nature. An example of this is when he uses a phrase which can be used to describe life in the trenches. "...superfluous decay, the rotting of matter into the turned dug earth with its humid, clinging soil." ...read more.

Middle

Faulks also foreshadows the horrors of World War One using imagery. An example of this is when he describes ways in which soldiers were attacked by the enemy. "air coagulated, thick and choking", which Faulks really used to describe the weather at the picnic trip, could symbolise the effect the mustard gas had on the soldiers when they were attacked. "air coagulated" and "choking" shows this because mustard gas dissolves the lungs and it literally drowns the person, making it hard to breath and making the soldier splutter and 'choke' because of the water. Faulks also foreshadows the attitudes of the soldiers during World War One using descriptive language. ...read more.

Conclusion

"Reabsorbed by the thirsting roots", this could be about the decomposing of the dead bodies. In conclusion, Sebastian Faulks uses a variety of language techniques that foreshadow the horrors of World War One. He foreshadows the devastation of World War One using setting/nature; he uses imagery to foreshadow the horrors of World War One; he also foreshadows the attitudes of the soldiers during World War One using descriptive language, and also uses descriptive language to foreshadow the devastation of World War One and the consequences many people would have to face because of the war. ?? ?? ?? ?? Arta Azemi De-Constructing Essay Ms Balfour 12C ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level War Synoptic Paper section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level War Synoptic Paper essays

  1. The Horrors of World War I are unimaginable Compare and contrast the ways in ...

    Another secondary character, which shows how good Rivers is Yealland. Both are psychiatrists. Yealland is the anti-hero, the villain without any humanity. He is introduced not only because he really existed but because he is necessary to show the contrast between Rivers and himself.

  2. Tim O'Brien's 'The Things They Carried' and Pat Barker's 'Regeneration'. Compare and contrast the ...

    Contrarily, Barker uses the moral dilemmas of her character to express the pointlessness and opinions on war, dealing with cowardice and courage so that 'Regeneration' becomes a 'mutli-layered exploration of all wars[li]', not only the First World War. By using emotive language and Rivers status as a psychologist Barker manages

  1. Free essay

    Explore the ways Peter Whelan presents the complacency of the home front in The ...

    This ignorance continues to emphasise the complacency of the home front As the play continues it is brought to mind the loss of faith within characters especially Arthur. Arthur questions God, 'do you smile still?". Again this attitude is very distinct from those of the home front with their false knowledge of the war due to propaganda.

  2. How does Faulks presentation of Death and its impact on soldiers influence your understanding ...

    This shows not only mass death was expected and un-preventable, but facilitated for in a degrading manner to the soldiers lives. Death and the threat was constant throughout the war; however, very unpredictable and impossible to judge who would be next.

  1. Compare the representation of the experience of war and attitudes towards it in Stephen ...

    The events in the account are dated as 1915 however the extract was not written until 1969. There is a significant amount of time between the two dates which would make an everyday event difficult to remember, but the fact that the man interviewed can relay the episode in so

  2. Brave New World Essay

    With the removal of such an ability all sense or worthiness and contribution dissipates. "Community, Identity, Stability" is the state motto, and is repeated by highly important people such as the D.H.C when he is lecturing his students. This motto, like all of the hypnopaedic morals and idioms, re-enforces the power and overall stability of the government.

  1. No war is identical to another but having read Tim OBriens On the Rainy ...

    In “On the Rainy River” Tim O’Brien is drafted to go to war. Tim is “politically naïve” but he is still aware unless he qualified for “CO status”, had “religious backgrounds”, or had “history as a pacifist” he was unable to excuse himself from duty.

  2. Compare and Contrast the ways in which Sherriff and Whelan present Stanhopes and Tom ...

    In the same way the war is wearing away Stanhope. `And because he?s stuck it till his nerves have got battered to bits, he?s called a drunkard. ` This can be seen; in the slow dismantle of Stanhope?s reputation as he becomes renowned for his drinking.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work