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'Dulce Et Decorum Est': A Literary Analysis

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One example that show how death negatively affect the soldiers was the way in which the characters died. Both texts explain of how a death relating to a character happen but the way it was told was different. In Dulce Et Decorum Est through the use of imagery we are told of how the author felt about by the man dieing and how it impact him. “In all my dreams,before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. This lets us know as readers that this man's death really emotionally damaged the author as he mention “ In all my dreams” which means that he would never forget seeing a sight like this. Yet, in The Things They Carried even though when Ted Lavender died his death was briefly mention it ultimately affected Jimmy Cross in a positive aspect. “ He was bit determined to perform his duties firmly and without negligence.…show more content…
It wouldn't help Lavender, he knew that, but from this point on he would comport himself as an officer.” From this we can see how both deaths affected the characters one in a negative aspect and the other in a positive
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