Task 3: Attack by Sigfried Sassoon and Futility by Wilfred Owen

Attack by Siegfried Sassoon

  • Sasoon portrays the realness of war, how it actually was.
  • Portrays what happens in the battlefield as if the reader was viewing it through their own eyes.
  • Soldiers fought for their country, not knowing how harsh it truly was. he depicts the true nature of war.
  • The voice is as soldier who wants the war to come to an end, in the last lines, there is not a clear answer, but an idea of what could have happened.
  • The last line, could show the feelings of soldier towards war by ending the poem with a big question mark.
  • There are lots of quotes dealing with the idea of soldiers struggling to survive and Jesus as a the protagonist who do not do nothing to make stop the war. The poem tells us the terrific side of war, prolonging it towards death.
  • Moreover there are lots of imagery related to men running towards the enemy, running towards their deaths.
  • Emotions are also present, making us realized that soldiers were not treated as equal as individuals and many times fear about putting thier lives at risk.
  • Imagery is related to the artillery of military tanks and artillery bombardments.
  • There is an important phrase “At dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun, in the wild purple of the glowering sun” symbolizing the time of the day it elapses and the weather which is described a “glowering sun” giving off much more heat.

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Futility by Wilfred Owen

  • Poem about an injured, probably dead soldier. It is set in France during the First World War
  • Owen questions what the point of life is when being created since it can be destroyed so easaly
  • The term and title of the poem “Futility” shows how pointless and worthless war is.
  • Futility is Owen’s belief in the worthlessness of both God and war.
  • The poet begins talking of a certain “him”. We do not know who he is since he can represent all the soldiers fighting in the war or one specific soldier.
  • “Move” suggests he can’t moves himself making readers wondering why.
  • The personification of the “Sun” suggests it is tender, gentle and powerful contrasting the brutality of war but helpless in the face of war.
  • The poem emphasises a deep contrast between being alive or dead. (Mixture of present and past tenses)
  • “Fields half sown” suggets he was a farmer before he had to enlist, implying he had lost potential. Respectful and friendlier tone suggeting kind of sympathy to the brave soldier.
  • “France” is mentioned. The First World War settled there.
  • Moreover, “snow” seems as a metaphor for a loss of hope.
  • Possibly, the repetition of the word “him” implies a reference to a byblical connection, Jesus Christ. Connection between Jesus sacrificing for humanity and soldiers sacrificing for their nations.
  • Hope has been lost, soldier is not able to return to home (dying). Life is futible due to war. Death is inevitable.
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b)

ATTACK

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1grt4XVyNvFNue_-DSQIqSIpaZnlCBE8k

In this illustration, the mighty and fearful tanks creep upon the trenches and make the enemies tremble.

FUTILITY

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KAs6dbtgRkfLnstgpOUdC6dzPcRUUGeK

In this illustration, the soldier is beaten to the dirt, by exhaustion, fear and weakness.

 

 

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Mundial Grupo C

Aquí dejo la presentación:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10QKvcSRh6cYKqySd630YeoXjlRreEF4OcofchdmWY3g/edit?usp=sharing

 

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The Death Bed & Soldier Rest

Task 2

-Work on the following poems (they can be found in Songs of Ourselves or you can listen to them)

Soldier, Rest!

The Death Bed

The Death Bed written by Siegfried Sasoon during his service in World War II

The poem begins describing the account of a dying soldier who moves in and out of conciousness on his hospital bed. Though he is in hospital, the soldier constantly reminds his ordeal in the trenches. Sasoon uses the extended metaphor of water and waves along the shoreline to symbolise how the soldier is on the border between life and death, his existence is being gradually “washed away”.  The poem is intended to portray the aftermath of the war for the readers. The speaker describes the man’s suffering as he swallowed, unresisting. In fact the poem seems to prove the fact that death might well be the peaceful end that soldiers look forwards to after months of suffering. After all, it takes away the pain and brings calm, silence and safety.

Themes: Death, Annoyance

Tone: Downhearted, feeling defeated, crestfallen

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Soldier Rest by Sir Walter Scott.

The repetition of death is presented all throughout the poem. Soldiers need to rest meaning its time for them to rest in peace living all the struggle they passed through away.

Theme: criticism of war, struggle of life, afterlife, meaning of life

Tone: Calm, reassuring

 

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Dulce Et Decorum Est

In Literature, we read the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen. First of all we had to do an analysis and then answer questions that we must post in our blogs. I did with Jerónimo Leguizamón and Benjamín Mayol.

Task 1: Answering the questions

 

s1

1) In the first stanza, the main emotion expressed is trauma. The soldiers conveyed shock and vulnerability since they saw how terrible war is. They did not expect such fatigue or at the same time, agony. Soldiers were not aware about life in the trenches or being under attack.  We imagined how weak they were since malnutrition affected the fighters. They tried to survive no matter if they were exhausted or not. “Returning home was seen as a difficult task to accomplish.”

2) “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks”

3) The shells are dissapointed since it suggests that the bombs not only are useless as they missed their target expected but are dissapointing the soldiers since their main desire was that the shells hit the enemy, maybe to end with the misery and the torture to finally make them rest eternally. War is seen as hopeless and unforgivable. There is a little possibility to survive.

s2

1) The emotion deeply changes from being shock, exhausted and sorrowful to a more opressed, confused, dramatic atmosphere showing panic surrounding the soldiers. War is seen as a difficult step or task to reach, following the shock which is constantly repeated. For example “gas” is in capitals to portray that the fighters are perturbated by this situation. They were yelling  They were not as alarm as expected. It took time for them to realize from all the panic they were living in.

2) The soldiers were fumbling for to put hurriedly their helmets before the toxins reached them, which will cause automatically their deaths. It sorted out the disorganization and the confusion the soldiers were living in as they were unable to think what was really happening. They warned and yelled but in some cases, it was too late.  Nothing to do with an ecstasy of euphoria.

3) The metaphor used to describe what the gas looked like is: “Dim through the misty panes anthick green light”

s3

1) We think the third stanza is only two lines long as the narrator is describing past events, memories he remembered about the war, the hardships they lived through. It narrates in the present. We assumed the narrator is alive and could return home. He never saw his friends again as they possibly died

s4

1) The main emotion expressed in the fourth stanza is an emotion of resentment and annoyance mixed with remorse. The narrator could not tolerate war, he explained how terrible and oppresed it was. He felt guilty for the people he left behind but he will never forget about his partners who were along with him all the time.

2) Three parts of the body that are affected are the eyes, the lungs and the tongue.

3) The final lines are written in latin so the translation is ” It is sweet and proper to die for the fatherland”. Wilfred Owen, with this phrase, established a critic to war propaganda. Owen is one of the soldiers who fought for his country and was in a way forced to enlist and to participate. He portrayed the hardships of wars and said that no man deserved to go, fight and die for it. In addition, war is not honorable, patriotic or noble. It is death and suffering.

Extension Question

In our opinion, this poem described lots of things that are trasmitted to us which makes it  an attractive to poem to read.  As we analysed the poem, we could see Owen’s desire to make readers understand war’s dark side. We were able to understand Owen’s experiences and we were able to go through his mind trying to see how tough was to survive. This poem is full of imagery, powerful words, literary terms mostly connected with pain and fear. We can see this in the first stanza,  when it says “like old beggars” suggesting that soldiers are deprived of dignity and health or in the case of “like a man in fire or lime” portraying a scene of desperation and agony as Owen witnessed a man on fire. He compared it with lime as a strong alkali which burns the skin so does flame. Moreover, there are many metaphors conveying men’s physical conditions, for example, “drunk with fatigue” as they stumble through the mud, or, similies suggesting lungs suffering just as though they have cancer. There is a lot of analysis to deal with, that is the reason why this poem is so catchy and wants readers to continue reading thinking how war changes a man forever.

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The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection

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Virginia Woolf

Answer the following questions on your blog. 

  1. Notice how the mirror in the first paragraph is set up as the frame for a kind of a portrait.
  2. The unnamed narrator attempts to construct a portrait of the Isabella Tyson that consists of her outer self and her inner self. The portrait is reflected in the objects inside and outside the house as they reflect in the mirror.
  3. Describe the images reflected in the mirror.
  4. What kind of contrast is there between the objects inside the house and outside the house, as they are reflected in the mirror?
  5. Describe how the narrator attempts to compose the portrait through the mood inside the room, through her own imagination, and through the presentation of Isabella in the mirror
  6. What are the known facts about Isabella’s outer self?
  7. What material objects inside and outside the house does the narrator use to imagine Isabella’s life?
  8. What are Isabella’s letters supposed to conceal, according to the narrator? What would one know if one could only read them?
  9. At the end of the story, according to the narrator, is it possible to know objective one’s inner reality?
  10. In this story Woolf questions whether the inner self of an individual is finally knowable. What do you think is her conclusion? Provide support for your statement.
  11. What do you think is the role of the mirror in the story? How has the mirror been used as a metaphor in literature?
  12. Describe the characteristics of this story that resemble stream-of-consciousness narrative technique.

Find a picture of a room inside and a garden to illustrate the house in the story

Read the following text. How is this related to the story

  1.  The mirror in the first paragraph reflects the end of the superficiality Isabella Tyson has always carried. The mirror now framed her real side, her inner and hidden side, Isabella´s true identity is revealed to the readers.
  2.  The images reflected in the mirror are images which portrays Isabella´s being a sociable, serene woman on the inside but on the outside images conveys disorder, loneliness and death (inside).
  3.  The objects inside of the house are described as fully disorganized, there is chaos and turmoil surronding the house while the objects outside of the house are portrayed as calm, still objects (not moving). Two reflections can be distinguished.
  4.  The narrator attemps to potrait the mood inside the house as a chaotic, wild atmosphere.  Isabella is a  woman who lives under a lie, she seems to be very wealthy and a succesful woman who had many affairs.
  5.  The known facts about Isabella’s are that neither narrator knows with precision who Isabella really is. There are many supposions among Isabella´s. We only know she picked flowers and had a great sum of money.
  6.  The material objects that the narrator uses are the expensive clothe she wear and the letters she usually received, we can think of Isabella living under materliasm, creates a superficial character.
  7.  According to the narrator, the letters represents Isabella´s knowing people. The  letters conveyed the idea of whom is she. A person whose feelings and experiences are written in the letters
  8. Yes, at the end of the story readers finally understood that Isabella is empty and dead inside, Isabella discovered who she really is thanks to the mirror which reflected truth.  A person who has no friends, a person who is in debt since the letters that seemed to be from people who cared about her, in fact, were lots of bills she had to pay yes or yes.
  9. It is possible to know since we, readers, discover Isabella true side. She is no one, Everthing was a farse. Nothing was to be said about her. Lies go away and truth, reality came.
  10. The role of the mirrors in the story is very significant since mirrors show who you really are when we look at them. In connection with the story, we discover Isabella´s true identity. The mirror has been used as a methapor of showing an identity, finding your true side, self realization.
  11. Stream of consciousness is a narrative technique method whereas describing possible thoughts and feeling when passing through your mind. Virginia Woolf decided to depict Isabella as a person that treates those powerful thoughts. Both Isabella and Virginia seemed to deal with these feelings of being empty.

Find a picture of a room inside and a garden to illustrate the house in the story:

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Martín Fierro: Nuestro video

En la clase de Lengua, nos asignaron a cada grupo una parte del “Martín Fierro” de José Hernández, la cual debía ser imitada en un video. Yo trabaje con: Margarita Muller, Inés Galmarini, Ignacio Maestro Malek, Felipe Vidal y Martín Anania.

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Virginia Woolf Biography

Virginia Woolf

  1. Write down important facts about her life
  2. Her influence on women writers
  3. The technique she introduced in Literature

Answers:

1. Biography

Virginia Woolf was born on the 25th of january of 1982 in Kensington, England. As soon as she was born, she suffered from depression and bipolar disorder. She grew up in her father library in which she deeply fell in love with literature.
At the age of thirty, Virginia married a young writer from Cambridge called Leonard Woolf.
She escalate quickly to the fame when she published a series of books called “L. And V.  At the end of her career, she had been author of fifteen books. She was found drowned at Ouse river in Sussex, England at the age of sixty.

2. Influence:

Unlike many literary inspiring women, Woolf aimed to give credence to unspoken emotions and interpretations we experience daily. She did this not only by placing more traditionally feminine themes at the forefront of her stories but buy penning sentences with a cadence
that revealed her inner workings. Woolf was too impressive to be ignored.

3. Technique:

She changes the point of view during the story. She uses chaotic and ordered writing to describe different situations. She uses alliteration, metaphors and personifications to intensify her work.

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E – Portfolio Introduction

To start with, one of the tasks to bear in mind all throughout the year,  is to be creative!!

First of all, we have already finished reading “The Hollow of the 3 Hills” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Rooms” by Charlotte Mew and “Home is so Sad” by Philip Larkin.

When dealing with these poems and the story, all of them convey an idea of characters and “objects” feeling depressive and regretful. Moreover, there is a suggestion of abandonment (leaving behind) going around. Strong emotions coming, going and coming again.

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The malevolous witch., laughing          Joyous memories the writer remembers, powerful                                                                            rooms

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Finding home intact after leaving behind

In my opinion, rooms are made of memories we constantly keep no matter if they are cheerful or sorrowful, we humans have our own rooms full of them, either locked or not. Furthermore, home and rooms are connected,  inside our home there are rooms. I feel secure, comfortable in my room. I will say it is “private property” since it is mine not “yours”. Moreover when dealing with home, it is the place where I live, a familiar place. I feel totally identify with it. Home and rooms turned to be one.

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Guión Martín Fierro

Nuestro grupo, Inés, Margarita, Martín, Ignacio, Felipe  y yo decidimos sobre el diálogo que vamos a utilizar para nuestro video.

Aquí está

MARTÍN FIERRO

– Mientras suene el encordao,

mientras encuentre el compas,

yo no he de quedarme atrás,

sin defender la parada;

y he jurado que jamás,

me la han de llevar robada.

 

Tiemple y cantaremos juntos;
Trasnochadas no acobardan.
Los concurrentes aguardan,
Y porque el tiempo no pierdan,
Haremos gemir las cuerdas
Hasta que las velas no ardan-

 

MORENO –

-Yo no soy, señores míos,
Sino un pobre guitarrero,
Pero doy gracias al Cielo
Porque puedo, en la ocasión,
Toparme con un cantor
Que esperimente a este negro.

 

El negro es muy amoroso,
Aunque de esto no hace gala;
Nada a su cariño iguala
Ni a su tierna voluntá;
Es lo mesmo que el macá:
Cría los hijos bajo el ala.

 

Estoy, pues, a su mandao;
Empiece a echarme la sonda,
Si gusta que le responda,
Aunque con lenguaje tosco:
En leturas no conozco
La jota, por ser redonda. –

 

MARTÍN FIERRO

– !Ah, negro!, si sos tan sabio
No tengás ningun recelo
Pero has tragao el anzuelo
Y al compás del estrumento
Has de decirme al momento
Cuál es el canto del cielo. –

 

MORENO– Pinta el blanco negro al diablo,
Y el negro, blanco lo pinta;
Blanca la cara o retinta
No habla en contra ni en favor:
De los hombres el Criador
No hizo dos clases distintas.

 

Los cielos lloran y cantan
Hasta en el mayor silencio:
Lloran al cair el rocío
Cantan al silbar los vientos
Lloran cuando cain las aguas.
Cantan cuando brama el trueno. –

 

MARTÍN FIERRO

– Dios hizo al blanco y al negro
Sin declarar los mejores;
Les mandó iguales dolores
Bajo de una mesma cruz;
Mas también hizo la luz
Pa distinguir los coIores.

 

Y ansí me gusta un cantor
Que no se turba ni yerra;
Y si en tu saber se encierra
El de los sabios projundos;
Decíme cual en el mundo
Es el canto de la tierra. –

 

MORENO

-Y le daré una respuesta
Sigún mis pocos alcances:
Forman un canto en la tierra
El dolor de tanta madre,
El gemir de los que mueren
Y el llorar de los que nacen. –

MARTÍN FIERRO – Me gusta, negro ladino,
Lo que acabás de esplicar;
Ya te empiezo a respetar;
Aundue al principio me rei,
Y te quiero preguntar
Lo que entendés por la ley. –

MORENO– Dende que elige a su gusto,
Lo más espinoso elige;
Pero esto poco me aflige
Y le contesto a mi modo:
La ley se hace para todos,
Mas sólo al pobre le rige. –

 

MARTÍN FIERRO– No ha de decirse jamás
Que abusé de tu pacencia,
Y en justa correspondencia,
Si algo querés preguntar,
Podés al punto empezar,
Pues ya tenés mi licencia.

 

MORENO – Voy a hacerle mis preguntas,
Ya que a tanto nne convida,
Y vencerá en la partida
Si una esplicación me da
Sobre el tiempo y la medida,
El peso y la cantidá.

 

MARTÍN FIERRO– Uno es el sol, uno el mundo,
Sola y única es la luna
Ansí han de saber que Dios
No crió cantidá ninguna.

El ser de todos los seres
Solo formo la unidá;
Lo demás lo ha criado el hombre
Después que aprendió a contar.

MORENO – Si responde a esta pregunta
Tengase por vencedor
(Doy la derecha al mejor);
Y respóndame al momento:
Cuando formó Dios el tiempo
Y por que lo dividió?

MARTÍN FIERRO

Moreno, voy a decir,
Sigún mi saber alcanza:
El tiempo sólo es tardanza
De lo que está por venir;

No tuvo nunca principio
Ni jamás acabará,
Porque el tiempo es una rueda.
Y rueda es eternidá.

 

Ansi prepará, moreno,
Cuanto tu saber encierre,
Y sin que tu lengua yerre,
Me has de decir lo que empriende;
El que del tiempo depende,
En los meses que train erre.

 

MORENO – De la inorancia de naides
Ninguno debe abusar;
Y aunque me puede doblar
Todo el que tenga más arte,
No voy a ninguna parte
A dejarme machetiar.

 

Es güena ley que el más lerdo
Debe perder la carrera;
Ansí le pasa a cualquiera,
Cuando en competencia se halla
Un cantor de media talla
con otro de talla entera.

 

Ya saben que de mi madre
Jueron diez los que nacieron,
Mas ya no esiste el primero
Y mas querido de todos:
Murió por injustos modos
A manos de un pendenciero.

Los nueve hermanos restantes
Como güerfanos quedamos;
Dende entonces lo lloramos
Sin consuelo, creanmeló,
Y al hombre que lo mató,
Nunca jamás lo encontramos.

Y queden en paz los güesos
De aquel hermano querido;
A moverlos no he venido,
Mas, si el caso se presienta,
Espero en Dios que esta cuenta
Se arregle como es debido.

Y si otra ocasión payamos
Para que esto se complete,
Por mucho que lo respete,
Cantaremos, si le gusta,
Sobre las muertes injustas.
Que algunos hombres cometen.

Y aquí, pues, señores míos,
Diré, como en despedida,
Que todavía andan con vida
Los hermanos del dijunto,
Que recuerdan este asunto
Y aquella muerte no olvidan.

 

MARTÍN FIERRO– Al fin cerrastes el pico
Después de tanto charlar;
Ya empezaba a maliciar,
Al verte tan entonao,
Que traías un embuchao
Y no lo querías largar.

Y ya que nos conocemos,
Basta de conversación;
Para encontrar la ocasión
No tienen que darse priesa;
Ya conozco yo que empieza
Otra clase de junción.

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Rooms by Charlotte Mew

Our Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, assigned to answer some questions based on “Rooms” by Charlotte Mew. After that assignment, we have to compare it with another poem ( I have already performed) “Home is so Sad” by Philip Larkin

a) Charlottes life can be considered as a tragedy because as three of her brothers died and two of siblings were put in a mental hospital (when she was young) she began to bear in mind the fact that if she would get married, she would transmitted mental ilness to her children. After her fathers death, she and her last living member, her sister, started to live a precarious life (financial problems). She comitted suicide by drinking desinfectant.

b) The rooms are described as distant joyous memories the writer wants to repeat again.  They are also described as abandoned, forsaken, rotten rooms

c) The paragraph deals with the idea of the rooms representing strong emotions. The rooms carry on something powerful, passionate and vivid which it is destroyed by sorowful misery. There exists a contrast between passion and misery, life and death which can be seen in the poem.

d) The fact that the poem starts with the phrase “I remember”, abruptly,  the voice began to become sorrowful and depressed towards her vivid past. The tone becomes nostalgic accompanied with remorse.

e) In my opinion, the theme is loss of passion, rememembrance, distant memories and the tone is nostalgic, remorseful and depressing.

 

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