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howd does Wilfred Owen present his attitudes in Disabled and the show

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Introduction

How does Owen present his attitudes in the show and disabled? World War One can be regarded as on of the most futile events in history in which a whole generation was slaughtered; a generation with hope, a "possibility of life" and shining futures. Wilfred Owens's disabled was written during his four month stay at Craiglock hospital in 1917. The poem depicts the dissociation from self and society which is felt by the soldier. Disabled starts vividly with 'the young man sits in his ghastly suit of grey'. The immediate appearance of 'dark', 'grey', and 'shivered' sets up the isolation of the wounded soldier. 'Gathering sleep had mothered them from him'. Imagery like this is not used for the disabled boy but is used to describe the other children. This makes the reader feel that the young soldier is separated from the children. ...read more.

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The attitude of disgust worthlessness and being in superior is not more prevalent than the lines 'more abundant spawns, ramped on the rest and ate then and were eaten' which refers to the Germans which were the opposition and the sheer number and conditioned nature. Disabled's next stanza continues in the same tempo as its first, drifting into narrative form with 'About this time' and 'There was' which create a distance between the reader and the disabled man, as well as distancing him from his past and his friends. This is added to by use of adverbial phrases such as 'one time', producing contrasts between past and present, making the boy yearn for all his past and the reader yearn for the boy. The readers are forced to feel sympathy for this boy as he recollects his past. ' a blood smear down his leg, in contrast to 'After the matches, carried shoulder-high' Again Owen uses irony effectively here. ...read more.

Conclusion

He can only envy other men as he waits for 'dark' for them to 'come'. The show 'idea of inverting death' very from the inset the attitude of the poem is revealed to show death in the war to be quiet brutal. '...pushed them selves to be as plugs' metaphorically which can be viewed as a sink in which the 'plugs' the actual soldiers are seen to be not valued, common and holding a single purpose which is to fight the war, which devour the body which lay in a battle field Wilfred Owens's 'the show' portrays human value and cost of war which attacks and devours the reader in contrast to disabled where which holds a more reserved approach. However with similar attitudes which are of hatred and disgust towards war where regret prevails over patrocity being the underline attitude. Further more they contrast on there direct a indirect portrayal of these attitudes. ...read more.

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