War Essay Examples

War Essay Samples

War can be considered as an honor fighting for their country in one’s perspective but can be seen as a nightmare to others. The poems demonstrate different viewpoints about war. The first poem ‘Who’s for the Game?’ written by Jessie Pope, encourages young men to join the army to fight in the war. While in the second poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ written by Wilfred Owen, the message being conveyed is that war is dangerous and people shouldn’t get involved in it. Both of the poets have strong viewpoints about war, but very different opinions about the effect that it has on the person. Each poet develops opposing viewpoints about war to persuade the readers.

The War of 1812 and It`s Consequences
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The United States navy did a lot better than the army, compared to the British. They were more skillful and were aided by better leaders. They also had better gunners. A naval officer named Oliver Hazard Perry beat the British in a battle on Lake Erie. The American Navy excellently proved to be better and superior to the British navy. The U,S, navy was very successful in the fight for Canada. I believe that the United States did not fight…...
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Social Problem of America during History
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I. Themes American and National Identity (NAT) examines the values, beliefs, traditions, political systems, economics, and viewpoints that characterize America. It particularly focuses on the major events that helped shape these events and how these characteristics changed over the course of American History. An example of a change to American and National Identity was the shift in Constitutional interpretation allowing “separate but equal” education for African Americans to Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, which outlawed such segregation, exemplifies…...
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A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences Between the Victories of the United States in World War I and World War II
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The United States has long been considered one of the mightiest nations in the world following decisive victories in both World War One and World War Two. Our relatively young nation in the scheme of other world powers ably entered and made decisive action in numerous conflicts and regional skirmishes. Both times the entire world was engulfed in the flames of conflict our nation carefully weighed both sides of the conflict prior to entering the fray. There are both similarities…...
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An Analysis of the Unspoken History of the Comfort Women During the World War Two in Japanese Army
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Overview The story of comfort women has been a story of silence for the last 50 years. Comfort Women was a term used by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, to refer to the women and girls who were coerced into sexual slavery. Between 1932 and 1945, approximately 200,000 women were forced into prostitution. The women came from China, Philippines, Taiwan, Burma, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. They were recruited through deceit or by force. Some were abducted at…...
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Poetry of World War I
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Introduction The last two world wars were unique in our history, not least for the cultural shock inflicted on the whole of our society. Each of them took millions of young men and women away from their families and friends at the most sensitive stage of their lives. It put them into uniform to serve under strict discipline with total strangers in closed communities. It sent them abroad to kill other young men and women hundreds and thousands of miles…...
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A Review of Five Articles by Using the Event History or the Survival Analysis Within the Context of Civil War Duration
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The quantitative methods of data collection mainly involve the collection of data in numerical forms like percentages and statistics. These mean that the researchers particularly asks a specific question that is narrow and tend to collect samples of numerical data that may come from the observable phenomena or from the study participants that try to answer the question. My essay will try to review five recent articles by using the event history or the survival analysis which will be within…...
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An Examination of the Essay on The Battle of Hong Kong
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Aim This essay will aim to examine the catastrophe that unfolded at the battle of Hong Kong with respect to the involvement of the Canadian reinforcements. Two Canadian battalions, the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers, were selected in October 1941 as Canada's contribution to the defences of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and arrived at their destination in mid-November. The British jurisdiction included Hong Kong Island and the neighbouring mainland areas known as Kowloon and…...
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U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War Went Against American Values
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The United States was established with the intention of neutrality with foreign diplomacy. It was one of the United States' founding fathers, George Washington in his Farewell Address to the people of the United States, that dictated its stance for the two centuries to follow, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.” (Mount Vernon). However, as situations changed, and new conflicts arose, it became necessary for the stance of…...
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The 2003 Iraq War Within the Framework of Bush Doctrine
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Thesis Statement: In this article I will examine 2003 Iraq War within the framework of Bush Doctrine with using academic essays and peer-reviewed journal. This article based on Bush Doctrine and impact of political leaders to make decision in international arena. Abstract In this study, I will examine 2003 Iraq War within the framework of Bush Doctrine. In 2003 Iraq war started and in 2011 ended. It also called second gulf war. First to examine the changing American foreign policy…...
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An Analysis of Argentina’s Economy After World War II
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The German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 was not an isolated event. Instead, it unleashed the biggest conflict in human history whose effects were felt all over the globe (Paz 50). To the European nations directly involved in the conflict the Second World War brought pain, misery, and death. However, as one moves further away from Europe the effects of the Second World War begin to change. Almost 10,000 miles away, in the southern cone of South America,…...
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Justifying the Civil Disobedience During the Vietnam War
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Introduction The 20th century was the era of war and militarism. World-scale wars like the WWI and the WWII and the proxy wars such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War caused tremendous casualty and death, and the Cold War which is purely about ideology and country power also caused long-lasting, dreadful psychological effects. The 20th century was also about nationalism and patriotism. The relationship between nationalism and war is like the chicken or egg question in which it…...
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The View of Vietnam war in Films
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The film is a war movie based on US – Vietnam war depicting the most brutal fight that took place in Hue in the year 1968. A Warner Brothers movie directed by Stanley Kubrick was released in the year 1987 which revolves around the story of the Marines who go on to kill the so called “Gooks”. The movie talks all about the bravery of the American soldiers as they bravely kill the Vietnamese. The topics such as sexuality, gender…...
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The Significant Role of Connecticut in the Civil War
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The men of Windham County during the Civil War were viewed as Modernist and Patriotic. Abraham Lincoln described the Union soldiers as; “patriotism, political bias, ambition, personal courage, love of adventure (and) want of employment." Warshauer described Windham's support for Lincoln administration and the war effort as being unique; they were determined to send Union Soldiers as volunteers rather than draftees. The Hartford Courant focused on advertising for Union Soldiers along with writings of how the regiments were dealing with…...
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A History of the Atomic Bomb and Its Role in World War II
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Julius Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, successfully tested the first nuclear weapon on July 16th, 1945, and thought “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”. 21 days later the United States used the atomic bomb and obliterated the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing over 100,000 people and levelling all structures. The Japanese war council believed the U.S. could only prepare one or two more bombs in the foreseeable future and were willing to endure additional nuclear…...
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A Comparison Between Britain’s Bomb Raid on Dresden and America’s Attack on Hiroshima
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The ways in which Britain's Blitz, the bombing raid on Dresden and the atomic attack on Hiroshima have been remembered and commemorated are all predominantly different, however do have similarities in a few cases. The use of photographs to create a narrative became a way of remembering each of the cases. The label of being a victim and the use of memorials as a commemoration are also similarities in these cases. In this essay, I shall investigate the three cases…...
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Rise of Hitler in Germany
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Hitler, a man who’s famous for being the leader of the Nazis - the German National Socialist Party. Being the leader of this party, Hitler was responsible for over 17 million deaths including that of 6 million Jews. On top of that he also lead the world into war by committing numerous war and hate crimes. Hitler was a very radical person when leading the Nazi Party. As a leader Hitler had to appear as superior and hold a higher…...
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Propaganda in Nazi Germany Essay
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In 1933 when the Nazi party rose to power, all regular press in Germany came under complete control of the Nazi party. Nazi officials looked at propaganda in a very positive light and felt that it was necessary to create solidarity between the people of Germany. They wanted the nation to follow and stand by them enthusiastically. In order for the propaganda to work successfully they needed to have no opposition or criticism to it, and to be able to…...
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‘Propaganda and indoctrination were the most significant methods”
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From 1925 to 1940, Mussolini's constant desire was to perform a central role within the fascist movement and within the country. In order to do this Mussolini had to control the Italian population, he used many methods to do this including Propaganda and indoctrination which included creating a cult of Il Duce and the use of mass media and if those techniques failed there was also the threat of violence and the fear of repression to control potential opponents. Overall…...
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Spanish-American War – Letters of a Volunteer
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George Glenn King’s book, Letters of a Volunteer, captured my attention due to the connection and interest with my Puerto Rican history. I recognize and have visited many of the towns King describes in his book. My lineage consists of three major cultures. I am Taino Indian, Iberian, and African, the three cultures that make up the one identity of Puerto Rico. King’s book is comprised of many letters he would send to his family during the war. He describes…...
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Imperialism in the Spanish American War
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Since the United States have become their own country, it has gone through many changes in status. Before becoming a country, the United States was merely a series of territories belonging to multiple countries. When we began to advance in status, we learned that one key to success was a strategy called imperialism. Imperialism happens when a country uses its military and relationships with other countries to gain control of other territories. This system makes the power of the country…...
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Reasons for the Spanish American War
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“The US fought the Spanish-American War of 1898 to obtain Cuba’s freedom from Spain.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? Originating in the Cuban revolutionary movement beginning in 1895, Cuba fought against Spain for perceivably causing the severe social and economic difficulties faced during the time. However, the question remains of why the US entered such a war. While some justification for the war may have been in self-interest, it was ultimately fought to free Cuba from…...
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Attack on Pearl Harbor
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“Dad, this is stupid!” I yell at my father. My father responds, “Logan, why are you getting so mad! New Jersey isn’t that bad!” “Hawaii is my home, and I’m not leaving!” I told him. “Would you rather live in an orphan house, away from family?” my dad asked, sternly. “Yes, I would if it meant I could live here without you!” I yell and walk away. I slam and lock my door to my bedroom, tears in my eyes,…...
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor
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The tension between the United States and Japan began during the Great Depression. Japan wanted to fix their “...economic and demographic woes by forcing… [their] way into China, starting in 1931 with an invasion of Manchuria.” “...[The United States wanted to stop Japan’s Global Expansion so they] began passing economic sanctions against Japan, including trade embargoes on aircraft exports, oil and scrap metal, among other key goods, and gave economic support to Guomindang forces.” September of 1940 the Tripartite Pact…...
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The Tragedy of Pearl Harbor
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Throughout many times in history, nations have been challenged with the difficult decision of whether to engage in war with a foreign nation. Not only do these decisions affect the current citizens of the country, but they effect the future generations to come. It is not an easy decision to make. Many nations are often unsure and the decision is usually made too late. This often results in the expense of thousands of lives, shown through the devastation of Pearl…...
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Essay About Pearl Harbor
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Pearl Harbor is a U.S. navy base that was attacked in December 7, 1941, the base at the time was a dock for battleships. Just before 8 am on there were waves of planes ready to attack pearl harbor by surrounding the navy base, they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. Over 2,400 people were killed in this incident and about 1,000 people have been injured. A leader of…...
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Pearl Harbor: Truth or Lies
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Would a country deceive its people in such a way that it is willing to sacrifice the lives of its own to accomplish the governments secret agenda? This is the question for many conspiracy theorists on the attack that took place December 7, 1941. The assault on the American naval base of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was a devastating event that crippled the United States pacific fleet, but the events of the previous years may have provided insight to what was…...
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Good vs Evil- Wars in “A Separate Peace”
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An analysis of how John Knowles portrays the concept of wars in his novel, "A Separate Peace". Good Versus Evil: Wars in A Separate Peace John Knowles novel, A Separate Peace, portrays wars on three distinct levels. These levels could be described as outer, inner, and world. There is a very good definition of these wars at the closing of the novel which shows us the levels: "I could never agree with either of them. It would have been comfortable,…...
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President Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln My name is Abraham Lincoln. I was born on February 12 in 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. I am most known for the emancipation proclamation, becoming the 16th President of the United States, and ending slavery. Before all of this, I led a peaceful life on a farm for the first 7 years of my life. Then 1816 rolled around, and my father Thomas had us move beyond the Ohio River to Indiana. Kentucky was a slave state. My…...
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Chapter 20, Section 1: Kennedy and the Cold War
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Who was the 35th President of the United States? John F. Kennedy What year was he inaugurated? 1961 What did JFK say in his inauguration speech? - issued a challenge to the population - mentioned the world was at maximum danger because of the Cold War - rather than shrinking from danger, the US should confront the "iron tyranny" of communism (Election of 1960) Why did Eisenhower begin to lose support towards the end of his second term? - the…...
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Kennedy and the Cold War.
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When the Space Race began, the United States realized that The USSR could use rockets to carry nuclear weapons. The United States formed NASA in 1958 to Lead its own space program. President Kennedy contributed to the civil rights movement by appointing African Americans to Government positions. When did the Bay of Pigs invasion into Cuba occur? In 1961. In the wake of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cuba Formed an alliance with the Soviet Union. Which best describes the…...
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The 1936 Olympic Games Were A Failure For Nazi Propaganda
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There are many different answers to this question and none of them would be accurate without looking at all of the different sources. To do this all the sources will have to be explained, analysed in different areas and the concluded. This is what I will attempt to do. Source one is, at first glance, just a photo of a big building until you look closer. It is in fact the newly built Olympic stadium. It seated 100,000 people which…...
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Adolf Hitler: The Unconsidered Leader
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It is a generally accepted assumption that no good can come from evil, however, such provincial thinking can lead to large oversights that can withhold us from learning new insights. One example of this occurrence is Hitler. He was a terrible, despicable, abominable man, and left a horrible scar upon this world. He was not, by any means, a good person. But after clearing that up, his accomplishments are often overlooked, such as the amazing artist, or the loving husband…...
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Hiroshima by John Hersey Analysis
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A year after the first atomic bomb was dropped on a city, John Hersey’s Hiroshima was published, detailing the horrors six ordinary Japanese citizens witnessed on the day and the days after Hiroshima’s bombing. American at the time had no remorse of the dropping of the atomic bomb, the majority approving the bombing due to the fact i helped bring an end to the war with Japan during World War II. Hersey wrote this book in an attempt to bring…...
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Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
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Section one is a prologue to the characters depicted in Hiroshima, giving a window into the typical existences of each in the hours leading to the attack. There are components of the common in every portrayal, except there is additionally a considerable lot of wartime nervousness and disturbance. Everybody's lives are contacted by the war, even in the most roundabout ways. Hersey demonstrates how wartime hardship is woven into each character's everyday presence: Mrs. Nakamura, for instance, has been walking…...
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Communism During The Cold War History
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Communism is a system of government in which ownership of property is ascribed to the community. Cohen (4) defines communism as a system of organization in which all social and economic activities are controlled by a totalitarian state dominated a self-perpetuating state. Communism became a major concern of the U.S during the cold war; a period when the U.S was committed to contain domination of Russia in the eastern and central Europe. Although there were only a few American communists…...
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WHY AND HOW THE COLD WAR WAS FOUGHT AND ITS EFFECTS?
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The Cold War was the persistent tension that existed between the United Sates and some of its Western supporters and the Soviet Union together with other Communists countries. This tension was witnessed between the time the Second World War was coming to an end and the Soviet Union dissolution in 1991. The Cold War featured military, economic, and geo- political rivalries between the West and the Communism international supporters which resulted to several wars. Even though there was a result…...
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The Causes Of The Cold War History
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The Cold War was a period of tension and hostility between the United States of America and the Soviet Union from the mid-40s to the late 80s. It began with the end of the Second World War. It was called the Cold War because there was no active war between the two nations, which was probably due to the fear of nuclear escalation. There were many indirect conflicts like the Vietnam and Korea wars. There was the Cuban missile crisis…...
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End Of The Cold War History
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The end of the Cold War is characteristically associated with the fall of the Soviet empire in the late 1989 in East Europe. Other scholars associate it with the fall of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union and of Communism in 1991. On the contrary, by reviewing literature from various scholars and by looking at important actions of observers and key international actors at the time, the Cold War basically ended during the spring of 1989, even before…...
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Origins of the Cold War
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Thesis: Revisionist or Post revisionist blaming america ??? The Cold War (1947-1991) was a continuing political conflict, military tension, economic competition and nuclear arm race between the two superpowers of the time, the USA and the USSR. It is a conflict inherited from the Second World War which did not lead to a hot war but to many proxy wars, coalitions, propaganda and espionage. The Cold War was based in a growing sense of fear and distrust, holding the former…...
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The Iron Curtain that Divides Europe
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The iron curtain was the division of Europe after WWII, which the Communists feared the western epitome. Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, kept it so Democratic ideas out, keeping Communist countries and people in. This metaphoric ‘Iron Curtain’ marked the start of the Cold War. Winston Churchill, the prime minister of Great Britain at the time, though he believes it didn’t take much effort to stop the separation. This separation caused the cold war to host the creation of…...
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War in Poem “Who’s for the Game?”

In the first poem ‘Who’s for the Game?’ it is trying to pursue the readers about going to war. War can be considered as an honor rather than a nightmare according to the poem. The poet uses an inspirational and motivating tone to persuade the readers about going to war. For example, the poem ‘Who’s for the Game?’ states that ‘Your country is up to her neck in a fight, And she’s looking and calling for you.’ This shows that when your country is in danger you should willing to fight for it. The poem wants the readers to believe that fighting in a war is an honor rather than a tragedy. Another way the poet shows his perspective is by asking various question about battling in the war. According to ‘Who’s for the Game?’ Jessie Pope asked ‘Who’ll grip and tackle the job unafraid?…Who’ll toe the line for the signal to ‘Go!’? Who’ll give his country a hand?’ This quote shows that joining the battle should be out of respect and an obligation for your nation. In the end, the poem ‘Who’s for the Game?’ tries to influence young men to join the war as a duty for their county.

The Message of the Poem “Dulce et Decorum Est”

In comparison, the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ is opposing the view of about going to war. The poem establishes that war isn’t only dangerous, but fatal. The poet expresses that war has a number of side effects. For instance, ‘But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind;…If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood / Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, / Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud / Of vile, incurable sore…’ This quote shows that going to war can have many painful and permanent outcomes. The poet uses negative phrases and imagery to describe the setting of war. The poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ states in the text that ‘Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod…’ This quote shows that war isn’t only terrifying, but violent. The poem helps readers understand that going to war can have negative effects on the soldiers. Through the tone and mood of the poem readers can realize how going to war can be life changing.

Conclusion

In conclusion, both of the poems have different perspectives and tones about the topic of war. The first poem ‘Who’s for the Game?’ expresses that war is a heroic act and it influences young men to join the army to fight for their country when it’s in danger. While in the second poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ conveys that war is harsh and gruesome; that can leave soldiers terrified about the events on the battlefield. Each of the poems tries to persuade the reader to agree with their point of view about war. Despite that the poems have different perspectives, they both show that war can have a different meaning behind it.

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