War and Death in Soldier Written by Rupert Brooke Essay

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What is war? Is war a waste? Is war honorable? I view war as a necessary evil. Sometimes it has to happen for good to triumph over bad. War poets like Wilfred Owen, writer of Anthem for doomed youth focus on death in war and the dehumanization of solders. In contrast Soldier written by Rupert Brooke thinks that to die in war, to be the noblest death. And Siegfried Sassoon’s Suicide in the trenches focuses on the youthful soldiers deaths being the responsibility of war promoters.

Anthem for Doomed Youth
Owens Anthem for Doomed Youth is written from a soldier’s perspective and is influenced by his own experiences in the First World War. He viewed war as a waste, as in his time of duty he saw countless deaths that did not have to occur. He writes of the suffering experienced by the soldiers and the agony of their families.

Written in two stanzas, Own in the first stanza focuses on the imagery and sounds of the battlefield, while the second stanza highlights their families. Owen’s poem focuses on the death on battlefields and shows how those who die in war often do not receive the normal ceremonies that are used to honor the dead.

Owens first line “What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?” describes the doomed youth, masses of the young soldiers dying in a slaughter. Owen uses this simile to show how the soldier’s deaths are no more honorable than the deaths of mindless animals, which shows the value of their lives which Owen believes the campaign leaders think of the…