How far does Wilfred Owen's poetry convey the realities of war? Discuss three or four poems you have studied.
Coursework Essay How far does Wilfred Owen's poetry convey the realities of war? Discuss three or four poems you have studied. Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen was born in 1893 and he joined the army in 1915. He was invalided because of shell shock and was sent to a hospital in Edinburgh. It was in this hospital that Owen met Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon helped Owen with his poems. Although Owen only published five poems in his lifetime he is very much remembered for his bleak sense of realism, his anger and his realistic portrayal of the war. For my essay I have chosen to write about three of Wilfred Owen's poems. They are 'Dulce et Decorum est', 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Exposure'. 'Dulce et Decorum est' is about some young soldiers who are at war. They are marching but are so tired it is difficult for them to carry on. But they must as their lives depend on it. Suddenly there is a gas attack and through their tiredness a soldier shouts in panic because he cannot get his gas mask on and dies before their eyes. They place the dead body onto their wagon. Still the soldiers carry on. In the first line of the poem: 'Bent double, like old beggars under sacks', the soldiers are compared to beggars. This is to create the image of the soldiers gaunt and starving and in need of help. The pace of the first stanza is slow and Wilfred Owen uses a caesura, which is a pause to
Joan Littlewood was a controversial and innovative director. What was the legacy of her contribution to theatre?
Joan Littlewood was a controversial and innovative director. What was the legacy of her contribution to theatre? Joan Littlewood was considered controversial from the moment she walked out of RADA after only three months of study there on the only London scholarship awarded. She had no time for conventional acting, cut glass accents or typecasting. Littlewood headed north and founded the Theatre of Action in 1934 which two years later became known as the Theatre Union. In 1945 it became the famed Theatre workshop; a group of actors heavily committed to a left wing ideology whose aim was to revive and preserve all they thought was best in the theatrical traditions of Britain and Europe. Theatre Workshop was an instance of group theatre which had not been seen since the 16th century Italian Commedia Del'Arte or the Community Plays of The Middle Ages. Under the direction of Littlewood they devised and commissioned plays by and about the working class of Great Britain, something that had never been done before to the extent that they were doing. The group was heavily influenced by Vsevolod Meyerhold as they experimented with physical approaches to characterisation. However, Littlewood drew on a variety of additional influences in order to create her own theatre and theory of actor training including Commedia Del'Arte, Stanislavski, Brecht and the expressionist Laban. Her unique
Discuss the historicity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus
Discuss the historicity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus The utmost significance of the bodily resurrection of Jesus to the Christian faith has made the careful analysis of the texts and events surrounding the event extremely important. 1 Corinthians 15:14, a passage so often cited in connection with the resurrection, reads, "...and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain," and therefore Christians and historians alike have been searching for proof of Christ's resurrection. The discussion about the historicity of the resurrection centers mainly on the Gospel accounts, and the records of Paul. Some would argue that discrepancies and internal contradictions within these Biblical texts, question the validity of the resurrection record; records upon which the Christian faith so heavily relies on. Therefore this discussion must both assess the historicity of interrelation of these texts, but also must show that these texts are central to Christianity. Furthermore, Willi Marxsen writes that, "Each Gospel depicts a unity, and must not be arbitrarily chopped up into pieces..."1 Therefore it is of fundamental importance to realize that the accounts of the resurrection are tied to the style, thematic signposts and traditions from which the authors wrote their Gospels. However, a 'proof' of the resurrection is impossible
Hitler's rise to Chancellor in 1933.
History Coursework Hitler's rise to Chancellor in 1933 There were many reasons why Hitler was able to take power in 1933. Many of the reasons were either long-term or short-term. Germany was unstable at this time and after the formation of the Weimar republic, the constitution became weak. The Weimar republic was successful for some time but people always felt resentment towards the republic due to the Long-term implications of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles. The reparations that Germany had to pay through the Treaty meant that it was in economic crisis. This helped to cause weakness in the democracy and although the Weimar Republic did have a period of recovery between 1924 and 1929 the death of Stresseman and the Wall Street Crash helped to bring it down again. The republic was weak, crises in a country do happen as they did in Germany but the government has to be able to survive. If it can't survive it leaves the way open for people such as Hitler to work their way to power. The German people didn't want communism, which was the other option so they turned to Nazism, as it was the only alternative. People feared that, since they had established themselves from the lower or skilled working classes and they now had a small stake in the world, economic chaos brought about by Communism would drag them back down the ladder. The wall street crash had led
Commentary on extract from 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage This extract form the poem 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' by Lord Byron expresses the spiritual journey that the character Childe Harold is going through, and how the beauty of nature is spoiled. In this extract the character is reflecting on the raw beauty of nature, and on the destructive behavior of humans on nature. Through this poem the emotions and the tone change from meditative to powerful and angry. These changes are revealed through diction, imagery, and the structure. The vivid imagery created by Lord Byron through the poem helps the readers to experience a dramatic picture full of emotions and feelings that the character developed through out the poem. In the first stanza the poet describes the raw beauty of nature, such as 'deep sea', 'music in its roar'. This description in the introductive stanza helps to create the lonely meditative mood that the character is going through in his spiritual journey. As the emotions evolve into stronger and angrier emotions the images become more aggressive and powerful, setting this change is the first line in the second stanza as Harold addresses the 'deep', 'dark blue' ocean. The line 'A shadow of a man's ravage' helps the readers to imagine the man as evil and vile. Using the simile 'like a drop of water' to compare the size of the man to the ocean's size shows how insignificant humans are to
Who is the real monster, Frankenstein or his creation?
Who is the real monster, Frankenstein or his creation? Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is designed as a gothic horror novel but deals with serious moral issues. Written in 1818, a time when breakthroughs and discoveries in the scientific world were common and often of great importance, the book shows how desire for knowledge entwined with humanity's ability to quickly reject what seems ugly or that which they don't understand, can unfold into a tragic tale with several fatal altercations. Whilst playing the role of a negligent God, Victor Frankenstein brings into existence a hideous being, which he rejects at birth, his creation lacking teachings of moral values commits murder. But can either Frankenstein or his creation be named monsters for acting on strong human emotions? The book itself is written as a series of letters, by using this unique method we can more easily adjust to the story and feel more connected to the characters, this means we can better understand the motivations of Victor and his creation. The conventions of a gothic horror novel don't really permit the absence of a monster or source of evil. There needs to be something to fear and I believe Shelly wants us to instantly assume due to its vile complexion and grotesque figure that the creature is that. She is trying to emphasise the point that his appearance doesn't reflect his inner being. Inside he's a
Success depends on group cohesion, discuss.
Success depends on group cohesion, discuss. Starting with the basics, an efficient and effective sports team is a collection of two or more athletes who have a common identity, set of goals, objectives and fate. Its members show structured patterns of interaction and styles of communicating. They view the structure of the team in the same ways. There is a mutual reliance upon one another to be connected personally and perform their skills. In other words, the team is a source of mutual benefit for the members. The athletes of a team need to be attracted to each other and think of themselves as a part of a "we" that differentiates them from "they." The definition of cohesion -- `a dynamic process that is reflected in the tendency of a group to stick together and remain united in the pursuit of its instrumental objectives and/or for the satisfaction of member affective needs' (Carron et al., 1998, p. 213) Group cohesion is a set of forces acting on members of a group, this tends to keep them within the group. Involves resistance to group disruption, commitment to group goals and individual responsibility for the achievement of goals. Factors in developing a team concept and cohesiveness Situational Factors. Players in Close Proximity to each other will tend to bond together. Team changing rooms, residences, and shared means of transportation increase interaction. A team
Society, through various influences, has the ability to control the knowledge and behaviour of an individual within that society. Discuss using examples.
Candidate Name: Aisha Jakhura Centre Number: 0960 Candidate Number: 005 Society, through various influences, has the ability to control the knowledge and behaviour of an individual within that society. Discuss using examples. When we hear hoof beats, what do we think of? Do we ever think of a zebra? A majority of people would not think of a zebra, but have the tendency to consider a more 'normal' or common animal such as a horse. Why is this? It serves to illustrate just how our minds work because we usually do everything the way we've always done it, the way we have always been taught to do it. In this essay I am going to attempt to investigate how we perceive reality and how we gain the knowledge to accomplish this. I will mainly focus on the role of society in shaping the knowledge of an individual particularly in relation with moral behaviour. What is society? In the Oxford dictionary society is defined as 'an organized community, the system of living in this' whereas an individual is described as 'single, separate, one person considered separately'. Society is a collection of individuals and therefore an empowered body, having greater authority and control over any one single individual within that society. It is very ironic for individuals often resent society for this imposing influence yet this supremacy has only been maintained owing to the
Ich denke ich ziemlich fit bin.
Ich denke ich ziemlich fit bin. Aber, mochte ich fitter sein. Ich muß esse bessern, fitter werden. Momentum, esse ich zielich schlecht. Jedentag, esse ich Belegten Speck. Aber Samstags, esse ich Schinkensbrot, Spieglei, Würsten, Bohnen und zxei scheiben Toast mit Margarine. Es ist sehr köstlich, aber es viel Fett enthälten. Fett ist schlecht für mein Diät. Ich esse Gemüse nicht so oft. Weil, ich Gemüse sind wierdlich denke. Ich muß viele Gemüse essen, weil es Vitamens hat. Zum beispiel, habe ich gestern Hänchen, Reis und Kartoffeln gegessen. Aber, habe ich nicht Gemüse gegessen. Obwohl, trinke ich viele Milch und Orangesaft, dieses Calcium, Mineralien, Eisen und Vitamine enhält. Ich triebe viele Sport, das fit bleiben. Ich triebe Rugby für meine Schule und für die Grafschaft. Jedentag, fahre ich Rad ungefähr fünf Kilometer. Ich treibe Fußball und Basketball in die Park, wenn es sonnig ist. Ich mächte die ganze Sport weil, es güt für meine Muskelen, Herz und Lungen ist. Als, machtet es schnellegikaut und stärk. Ich hoffe Rugby für England treiben, wenn ich alter bin. So, muß ich verbessern essen. Ich solte mehr laufen machen. Ich könnte für eine Rugby Manschaft trieben, weil es verbessern mein Rugby schickt will. Ich mochte, für England triebem, wenn ich alter und bessern bin. By Daniel Lindsay
Heart Attack Elizabeth is seated, staring at a photograph The doctors surrounded him, my head was spinning. One of them shouted "Give him twenty five milligrams of morphine and five milligrams adrenaline." The other one injected the drugs into his arm. I said "why are you injecting morphine into him?" He replied with "It will relieve the pain." The doctors were bellowing instructions across the room and darting to and fro. There was a tremendous pressure on my head, I was in immense pain. I couldn't cope with the noise and congestion surrounding me. My eyes froze as they gazed upon my husband's half-naked body. I felt pressure on my left arm, a nurse had a firm grip of my pale white flesh, dragging me ever closer towards her. She said "I think it would be best if you followed me and waited in the relative's room." I acknowledged and let her pull me away from the horrific and traumatising scene. I was shown to a room in the front of the building, a small unoccupied dwelling. I positioned myself in one of the chairs, many people before me had rested in. The nurse closed the door behind her and wandered off to bring me a steaming cup of aromatic coffee. Flashing images were speeding through my mind, I could barely make out the specific details as I only achieved a glimpse of these flashbacks. I peered out of the window of the tiny room and tried to disassociate myself