Horror of War and Their Effects

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This war was very horrific and shocking incidents which shook the world. The First World War was a time of great loss of life and bloodshed. It was known as terrors and misery throughout the entire war. In the short story “1919” by Morrison and the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen these two pieces of literature show the horror of war and their effects. World War One is known for the horrific and shocking incidents as well as the terrors and misery it brought the people during this time period. In “1919”, Shadrack is no longer in the war. He is still overwhelmed and traumatized by the images in which he still sees of the horror of war. He is especially astonished by the ferocious suddenness of death in the midst of battle. In order to counter this specter of unexpectedness, Shadrack thinks that if only an entire day could be set aside yearly, a day when people could escape “ the smell of death” and the fear of it by committing suicide, then during the rest of the year people would not have to fear death and cower from it. Giving death its own day would insulate it the same way that the food on Shadrack’s hospital tray is insulated. From the story it says: “Before him on a tray was a large tin plate divided into three triangles. In one triangle was rice, in another meat, and in the third stewed tomatoes” (Morrison 961).
Shadrack believes that people and things need boundaries to provide order in an…

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