Attack Siegfried Sassoon Essays
It is really heart breaking that society blames God or Religion for things that go wrong, instead of taking responsibility for their own actions and decisions. I am writing this essay on the 12 year anniversary of 911, and I cannot help to think about all the innocent people that have died and have been injured in the attack. The boys are of the opinion that yes they will not be the same again, but not for the reason the Bishop has listed.The Bishops only response to this is As stated previously the poem is a conversation between the Bishop and soldiers, the conversation itself is taking place in the present tense as can be seen in line 1 “tell us” and in line 7 “boys reply”.
Unlike Sassoon, Brooke never fought at the front line, but joined the Mediterranean Navy where he died of a mosquito bite.
In the second line of ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ it uses personification by quoting ‘ anger of the guns’.
Its personification because it is giving guns a human form ‘anger’.
In addition, “Counter Attack” portrays death to be of mere importance and not elegant- “dead green clumsy legs”.
Green and clumsy presents death as not glorious but mere butchery.
Not to mention the soldiers that had to leave their families behind to go and fight for their country.