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Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen War poetry Comparison

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War Poetry Comparison Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier" was written with the purpose of convincing young men to join the army or "Fall In" He shows the glorious side of war and how it is honourable. Wilfred Owens "Dulce et Decorum Est" was written with the purpose of showing a realistic view of war and how many young men suffered and died over a petty misunderstanding over two powerful nations. The reasons behind the publishing of these poems were because Brooke possessed an idealistic view of war and believed it was a duty for all young men to "Fall in" and become a soldier. Whereas Owen possessed a realistic view of war and believed it was horrific that men were dying for such futile reasons. Wilfred Owens anti-war protest "Dulce est Decorum est" was written whilst Owen was receiving shell shock treatment in Craiglockhart. ...read more.

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The overall image of this scene is one of defeat and disappointment. The reader is then jolted into a sense of urgency and cautiousness. The immediacy of the gas attack is represented through repeated shouted exclamations. "Gas! Gas! Quick boys!" "An ecstasy of fumbling" "Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time" He also describes how powerless he is and how he witnesses a soldiers death and is helpless. "But someone still was yelling out and stumbling" "before my helpless sight". The soldier goes through horrific stages that leads to his death. He uses a metaphor of the sea and drowning to recreate how gruesome it was. "as under a green sea" "He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning." "Behind the wagon we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, his hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin". ...read more.

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This implies Britain has some kind of ownership over other nations. He believes when he dies he is winning land for England. "That there's some corner of a foreign field. That is forever England". Let us not neglect the truth about this war; it was simply for land, greed, dominance and money. It seemed Rupert Brooke thought this was a noble cause to die for. He also implies God will forgive them for murder, he believes England will not be held accountable for their death count. "Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home" "And think, this heart, all evil shed away" "The last words suggest England is heaven or even England owns heaven. I believe "Dulce et decorum est" was more effective as it spoke the truth and gave a realistic view of war which is what people need to make their own decision and not an influenced one. Mohammed Khalil 10N ...read more.

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