A letter from the trenches Grade 9 Humanities - Assessment Task AOI: Health and Social Education Imagine you are a soldier fighting in the First World War in 1915… Your character could be in the trenches on the Western Front as: British, French or German soldier a native conscript from one of the colonies in Africa or Asia a volunteer from a commonwealth ally like Canada or South Africa Alternatively, your character could be: a German or Russian soldier on the Eastern Front a Turkish
of suicide in the trenches is about the mental illness and severe depression of a young soldier in the trenches during world war 1. The soldier’s depression is displayed clearly even before his suicide is described. This poem was written by Siegfried Sassoon to display the horrid conditions and mental state of young soldiers in the trenches during the war. It is intended to criticise the boredom, loneliness, health conditions and patriotism that many soldiers faced in the trenches. The poem describes
Suicide in the trenches Title and Author: “Suicide in the Trenches” is a poem written by Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon wrote this poem during his First World War military service and published in his 1918 collection: “Counter-Attack and Other Poems” Form and style This poem is a lyric which contains of three stanzas each containing four lines. This is written in rhyming couplets, the style of the poem seems very simple and song-like War is destructive of youth and innocence. There is a change
Suicide in the Trenches – an analysis What is the meaning of war? What is war like? How do soldiers feel in a war? Glorious? Depressed? This poem accurately shows the harsh but sadly true reality of war - death, suicide and depression. Indeed, as quoted by Sir Williams Henry - “Nobody in his right mind would enjoy war”. The point of view is third person. This is effective in showing one case of suicide, in third person observation, representing the depression and desire to quickly die in everyone
“Break of Day in the Trenches” is by one of the First World War’s leading war poets, Isaac Rosenberg. Many often remember Rosenberg as a Jewish-English poet, or a poet of war, but there is more to his writing than what meets the eye. Rosenberg died at the age of twenty-eight in World War I on April 1, 1918. Critics often say that Isaac was an impressive young poet and that his future was bright in the poetry world. It can be seen throughout his poems that Isaac incorporates a large amount of symbolism
Source A An extract from Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the Wars, by George L. Mosse, published in 1990. Source B Soldiers in the trenches of Passchendaele, 1917 Source C Extract from a letter from British soldier, Robert Graves, to a friend, May 1915. Source D Extract from How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa by Joshua S. Goldstein, 2001 Source E Extract form the diary of Miss G.M West, a middle class woman who enrolled as a policewoman in 1916.
than achieving some type of betterment for his countrymen. He also saw the horrors of the war and how badly it wounded its soldiers mentally and physically. This influence cemented his view of war. He wrote about the horrors of war for the rest of his life. Sassoon became a focal point against World War I his poetry and stances were seen as powerful positions that targeted jingoism-fueled war mongerers and pushed to achieve peace for the sake of soldiers. One of Sassoon’s most powerful piece’s was “Dreamers"
picture of how it was during the war. For example, the scenes of life size trenches and crater, pictures during the war, different types of clothing each country wore, Reflection room with World War 1-era music, etc. Overall, the museum is a great education tool of World War 1. The museum on the whole helped me to understand the Great War better. One of the most helpful exhibits was the scene of trenches and crater. I have seen trenches in movies and images. But, I have never seen it with my own, bare
the trenches and make the battlefields resemble dams of mud. For the opposition, the Turks, the climate and weather patterns will not be an issue as they are accustomed to the conditions. Many of them are from a rural background and quite well adapted to enduring the elements. Even the rain will not be as much of a problem for the Turks as their trenches are always situated on higher ground than those of the ANZACs and are not prone to flooding. What will the facilities be like/life in the
one Kemmerich is dead. During World War 1 on the western front, trench warfare was the most common war strategy. Trench warfare includes digging deep trenches in the ground to serve as protection from the opposing army. In these trenches, there were poor conditions such as mud, rats, and disease spread quickly. Due to the poor conditions of the trenches, Müller most likely wanted the boots to protect his feet. This may be an important symbol throughout the story. Chapter 4 is full of imagery and