Posts Tagged ‘War’

The Bloody Journey To Liberty

Somewhere in the town of Boston, in an old farmhouse all torn down and broken. A dawdle young man lived. Jeff Hamstones, one that lives freely yet enjoys to meddle in other’s business. One that experienced the entire 20 years of revolution, one that managed to survive and live from the past. And one that has a dream for freedom and liberty.

You see, folks, evolution always ends on where it starts, I once had a dream of freedom and liberty, and through all these years, my dream has finally come true. But with all those scarifies and grief, all those anguish and grieve, I began to question the price of freedom, is it really worth? The misfortune women never gained their rights to vote, a wave of pity filled my heart. But political was somewhat under our hands. This revolution, caused too many sorrow, remorse is never enough, but the light of liberty will always guide our way.

The Never Ending Revolution

The Paris treaty

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

The American revolution isn’t just about countries fighting against each other. It is more of a fight for liberty, or for the rights of colonists and equal treatment that everyone citizens receives. Of course, there was death and violent, but the bumpy and devastating road of revolution has been crossed over. This video, created by me and Carina, explains the American revolution using plain english. It highlights key events such as the famous “Boston tea party” to the “Paris treaty”. Starting from furious colonists rising up to England, to the Lexington and concord battle of America and England. Some might say that the revolution was excessive, or that there wasn’t a significant change, however, others might argue the huge difference through history. Click the following video to start your astonishing journey of the American revolution. What is your opinion about the American revolution? Is is worth all the scarifies and time?


The Old Lie “Dulce et decorum est”

Dulce et decorum est is a poem by Wilfred Owen. The theme of this poem is “it is not sweet and fitting to die for one’s country because it is not the truth. Wilfred Owen shows the comparison of the glorious image of dying for your country to the untold truths of the painful, horrible war. The author uses the quote “As under a green sea. I saw him drowning” To describe his allies drowning in the “sea” of toxic bomb. This quote also implies the life of a person drowning in the war. My poster uses the picture of person holding up to the smoke bomb to connect back to the quote. The quote directly shows how horrible war is. Wilfred Owen uses several lines to show the man suffering “He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.” This quote reveals the untold truths of being in a war. My poster uses the elements of black and white to show the sad and dark sides of war, it shows a soldier holding up the gas bomb, ready to attack. This connects with my theme because it is not sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.

This poem was actually written to Jessie Pope because of the poem she created years before Wilfred has joined the army. In the poem Who’s for the game, Jessie pope talks about how amazing and glory it is to die for your country. However Wilfred Owen disagrees because he has the experience of being in a war. He then writes the poem of “Dulce et Decorum est” to rebut the glorious image of war.

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