World War I And II

1057 Words Jun 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Two of the most agonizing periods in the 20th century, World War I and II, left a lasting impact on society economically, politically, and socially. As we have read in detailed archives on both world catastrophes, the nature in which violence shaped society after the war varied greatly. Ernst Jünger in Storm of Steel shares his heroic memoirs from fighting on the German front in World War I. Art Spiegelman tells the very personal and emotional story of his father, a survivor of World War II’s Holocaust. Throughout the war, Ernst reminds us of his heroism and his withstanding sacrifice, up until he is badly injured and no longer able to fight. Ernst is proud of his achievements in the war, and shares his book with the world so that we can admire his heroism. Where as Art Spiegelman’s parent’s, lived on after the Holocaust depressed—Art’s mother committed suicide 23 years after the war! After reading these two accounts, the biggest difference between World War I and World War II, was how society reacted to the violence and harsh conditions enforced upon them. Civilians after World War I persevered their struggles to counteract the destruction that impeded their nation’s growth. On the other hand, Civilians of World War II were left in a state turmoil.

With the formation of alliances fifty years prior to the start of the war, the enhancement of arsenal, and the preparation of combat tactics, World War I was a proverbial ticking-time bomb ready to detonate. Beginning in the…

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