Impact of War​

Slaughterhouse-Five Quotes:
"And even if the wars didn't keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Chapter 1

This quote is trying to say that no matter what, wars or no wars people are still going to die everywhere

"If what Billy Pilgrim learned from the Tralfamadorians is true, that we will all live forever, no matter how dead we may sometimes seem to be, I am not overjoyed. Still--if I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I'm grateful that so many of those moments are nice."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Chapter 10

Kurt Vonnegut is try to say that people shouldn't be afraid of deat because you dont actually know what happens after you die.

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This shows how people had to ration food during war,

as they did in How I live now.

Nice job connecting the pictures to a text, but what are the sources of these images? Each one should be accompanied by a link.

Songs About The Impacts Of War:
"I Was Once Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps, A King"- Asking Alexandria
Just a target on my temple and a hole in my head
I could've been one of kings
The shell of a boy of the man that I used to be
A monkey in a man suit
I stand here as nothing to you
Wind me up and watch me go

Full Song

This is an anti-war song trying to put across the message that it is pointless for a solider in a war because all you are to the country is a body to take bullets for, and if countries stayed out of wars that they could still become a great and powerful nation, if the war was was lost they could lose everything they worked so hard for.

"Swords, Dragons And Diet Coke"- The Devil Wears Prada
Tis revolving; apathy fueling worthlessness
I sing a song of hope
With dead tongues and lonely hearts we cough the poison out
I sing a song of hope
Your final days approach
This will be our final confrontation
This will be our last Full Song

In this song The Devil Wears Prada talks about how if we keep living and fighting so many wars the way we currently are then the end of the world is in the near future. They think that there will be on final confrontation where everything starts to fall apart and the destruction will be too big and our earth wont be livable anymore.

"Tilting The Hourglass"-Alesana
...I am the ax...
fear has been lost to faith
the darkest night has come before the end
of which we must prevail
amidst the pitch of steel we shall arise
I will destroy all those who oppose me

my iron eyes tell the tale
heroes always pay in their blood
I can be only this Full Song

Alesana wrote this song about a boy who goes into war thinking that he is going to be the hero and he will be able to do anything he wants to the enemy. He soon learns that it is much more difficult, He also learns the real life heros are heros because they sacrifice their lives for their country.

  • Army Dreamers by Kate Bush
-This song is about a young man who has just been killed in a war. He joined the Army because he didn't
know what else to do with his life, and became just another casualty.

Our little Army Boy,
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Is coming home from B.F.P.O
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate a mammy's hero.
Mourning in the aerodrome,
The weather warmer, he is colder,
Four men in uniform to carry home
My little soldier.

What could he do? Should have been a rock star.
But he didn't have the money for a guitar.
What could he do? Should have been a politician,
But he never had a proper education.
What could he do? Should have been a father,
But he didn't even make it to his twenties.
What a waste,
Army Dreamers.

Tears o'er a tin box.
Oh Jesus Christ, he wasn't to know,
Like a chicken with a fox,
He cannot win the war with ego.
Give the kid the pick of pips,
And give him all your stripes and ribbons,
Now he's sitting in his hole,
He might as well have buttons and bows.

This is a clip on the impact of war in Somalia. It shows how the war there has effected all the people who live there and have to survive from day to day.

Place your explanation directly above or beneath the video it is related to. The link leads to a video of the trailer of "The Hurt Locker". Which is a movie about soliders in baghdad of a bomb disposal team. It shows part of the movie, obviously, showing how they have to cope with the military life.

How do they have to cope with military life? Rather than assume that the reader is going to know what this clip is showing, explain it!

S. is about a Bosian woman who is taken from her home and placed in a labor camp. She soon catches the eyes of some of the guards and ends up in the womans room. The woman's room is a room where a group of women are kept for men's entertainment. S. survives the women's room but is then cast with more devasting events. She becomes pregnant with one of the unknown guards child. Here are a couple quotes from the book.

"At breakfast that morning she had felt the first sharp piercing pain in her stomach. But she was not afraid of the labour pains; she welcomed them. She could hardly wait to get rid of her burden. She was used to the pain of being hit by a rifle butt, slapped, tied up, to the dull pain of her head being banged against the wall, of being kicked in the chest by a boot. Then the kind of pain from which you pass out, the pain that one body inflicts on another, the pain you feel when somebody else is in pain. And finally, the pain you simply stop feeling." pg. 2-3

"Hurry up, he hisses through clenched teeth, hurry up! At that same instant she is again struck by their inability to express themselves in normal sentences; they use only monosyllabic words, as if they have forgotten how to speak. And perhaps they have. Perhaps that happens to people in wartime, words suddenly become superfluous because they can no longer express reality. Reality escapes the words we know, and we simply lack new words to encapsulate this new exerience." pg.60

Where are quotes and analysis from How I Live Now?

Where is your summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of the impact of war change when you take into account the different points of view shown through each of your books as well as the perspectives demonstrated through everything else you have added to this page?