Similarities Between Dolce Et Decorum Est And Anthem For Doomed Youth

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Conflict can be described as a serious disagreement or argument. This is exactly what I wanted to portray in my triptych and is portrayed in both of Wilfred Owen’s poems “Dolce Et Decorum Est” and “Anthem For Doomed Youth”. Dolce Et Decorum Est is a poem set in the times of World War I. The title is in Latin but it means: “It is sweet and right to die for your country”. Though, this is an ironic statement made by Wilfred Owen. In which, he points out that only civilians at home think that war is noble and glorious. Wilfred Owen made me feel the danger and horror of the war and this is what I aimed to show viewers this in my triptych. In the panel for “Dolce Et Decorum Est”, the visual representations in my triptych are photos of blood, masses of dead bodies and gas masks. I have chosen to incorporate these in the panel as the poem is…show more content…
Anthem For Doomed Youth questions morals and ethics of society and highly features on physical conflict. This poem effected me in the sense that soldiers who die in war don’t receive a noble treatment. The line in the poem that really displays the view point is “What passing bells for those who die as cattle?” this meaning that the soldiers are be killed like cattle; in masses and with no remorse in a very inhuman manner. I have used both photos of dead cattle and masses of dead soldiers in my triptych to show the resemblance as previously stated by Wilfred Owen. Owen gives the poem a strong, powerful and negative tone from the start and I have tried to display this through use of pictures of white lilies, screaming, a proper funeral that the soldiers will never receive. I have used a a choir, an equal sign and shells being fired to reenact the line “the shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells”. To conclude; my triptych focuses on the ugly facts of war and the morally wrong treatment of soldiers who die fighting for our

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