Yet the women would never feel that. The irony is in the title what they think to be a glory is in fact an illusion. All examples evoke similar emotions within readers, once again emphasizing the previous point relating to the ignorance of women. In Look Both Ways, Sarah Watt explores a variety of emotions and experiences, focusing on the ways people deal with their personal misfortune. L after suffering from trench disease, concussion and the death of his closest friends including that of his brother, and by seeing the commonalities and refernces in his poem directly about his experiences in the war, we can say that his experience influenced this particular writing.
Few women were aware of the hardships and pain that all men at war have to go through, instead seeing only the fame that they believe results afterwards. What we cannot allow is that the umbrella of political correctness hides the reality of testimony, even the one of literature and poetry. The use of second person establishes the idea that during war, women were ignorant outsiders, who relied solely on the media. Using blood and corpses to paint images has a strong effect on stressing the brutality of war. What is more, while women were concerning themselves with the frivolities of life, men were dying in the mud. Trampling the terrible corpses — blind with blood.
The death of his younger brother in the Dardanelles in November 1915, his departure for the Western Front and his meeting with Robert Graves in France were significant factors in his changing attitude towards the War. Sassoon is anguished by the fact that women sit at home comfortably while soldiers are risking their lives on the battlefield. This also comments on the true gore and horror that war is by describing how the men trampled on the terrible corpses. In Sassoons opinion, women cannot earn glory by knitting at home, nor by making shells that encourage further killings. Strong imageries were presented in the final three lines of the poem, a German mother knitting socks for her son while he lay dead in the mud. You listen with delight, By tales of dirt and danger fondly thrilled. You can't believe that British troops 'retire' When hell's last horror breaks them, and they run, Trampling the terrible corpses--blind with blood.
You crown our distant ardours while we fight, And mourn our laurelled memories when were killed. This shows that her son is not playing any heroic game, but the bloody game of mutual destruction. Men who fought and women who had not idea of the horror of war could not relate to one another as they had before. Take Siegfried Sassoon, for example. You worship decorations; you believe That chivalry redeems the war's disgrace.
You worship decorations; you believe That chivalry redeems the war's disgrace. Sassoon died in Wiltshire in 1967. This is just a foreword to the short poem and, moreover, an invitation to consider all the sides of our complex prism. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! But in the sestet, the previous idea of glory is opposed by the use of words like retire, dead, hell, horror, breaks, trampling, terrible corpses, blind with blood, fire etc. Although the aching heart would be healed as the time goes away,it really makes you feel bad when you suffer from this terrible period.
O German mother dreaming by the fire, While you are knitting socks to send your son His face is trodden deeper in the mud. O German mother dreaming by the fire, While you are knitting socks to send your son His face is trodden deeper in the mud. He served in France from the beginning of the war in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, the oldest Welsh Infantry Unit. It is divided into two sections, the octave which consists of the first eight lines, and the sestet the final six lines. This imagery is also a contrast of women and mens roles during The Great War.
Promoted to the rank of Captain, he commanded his Company until July 1918, when he was wounded in the head while holding the trenches in front of St Venant. These events provide the evidence of the popular image of the soldiers during the First World War. In the beginning of the poem, Sassoon glorifies image of the soldiers among British women. It is intended to distress those women who tend to spend time at home, and have no idea of the brutality of war that Sassoon and many other soldiers had experienced. He resents how no one felt the need to change their opinion and educate them about war. Experience it, of see it.
Siegfried Loraine Sassoon 8 September 1886 -- 1 September 1967 was an English poet, author and soldier. As an infantry officer, Sassoon distinguished himself by wild and heroic exploits he subsequently won an M. In the same manner the poem is in sonnet form, and it is obvious that the sonnet, always has the theme of love and romance, but here the theme is violence of war and the condemnation of women. Covey is referring to empathic listening. As a young man determined to be a poet but with no clear sense of direction, it had given him a subject as well as the experience and passion to turn that subject into memorable verse. By referring not only to British women, but also German women, Sassoon had torn down the hatred barrier between the two countries created by war and treated both populations as a whole.
As though caught in a time warp, Sassoon seems to have had a compulsive need to re-live that particular part of his life in his work. One of the international themes of First World War Centenary is the role of women during the warfare. The British Army was stationed here and that's why our village is an example of a location shared by two national armies cooperating in war operations. Men resented the fact that they had to fight in the war, while the women could stay home and pretend that everything was the same as it always had been. With this in mind we can see the direct links between what the poem is trying to say and how the persona feels, to that of Sassoon and his action in the war.