Comparing Saving Private Ryan And Dulce Et Decorum Est
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The Reality of War
The reality of war is explored in films and texts like Saving Private Ryan, Home By Christmas, A 1943 letter from JFK and Dulce et Decorum Est. Each of these texts portray the realities of war whether it be the harshness of the battlefield, the mental war at home or the conditions soldiers/loved ones are put through during war.
Saving Private Ryan is a film set in World War II (WWII), a man called, General Marshall is informed that a woman's three sons have been killed and she is going to receive the notifications all at the same time, but one of her sons is still unaccounted for. The General sends a unit to find Private Ryan and bring him home. In this film General Marshall sends a unit composed of 8 men to save Private Ryan despite the fact he is missing and could be dead. These men under the stress of sounds such as gunfire, explosions and tanks make them turn on each, after all the pressure and suffering these soldiers were put through the leader of the unit Captain John Miller, the only surviving member of the unit lay dying in front of Private Ryan. Also in the film a medic was attending to a wounded soldier and just as they had stopped the bleeding he was shot in the…show more content… “Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots but limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots” this is how he was describing british men that were attacked with chlorine gas and how beat up they were. By doing this it paints a very gruesome and vivid picture of what it was like to be in these soldiers positions. this can show the harsh reality of war on the battlefield to any reader with how descriptive it is, The reality of war here is the brutality and harshness of war comparing to how glorified novels and tales