Flashcards in remains x war photographer Deck (12)
quotes from remains
- the drink and the drugs won’t flush him out
- dug in behind enemy lines
- his bloody life in my bloody hands
quotes from war photographer
- eyeballs prick between the bath and the pre lunch beers
- running children in a nightmare heat
- half formed ghost
philosophical debate about the nature of war and its impact
- armitage focuses on first hand impact
- duffy focuses on global third part impact
both explore impact of society on wartime events. poets disagree on the extent of its impact
- symbolises soldiers emotions “drink and the drugs won’t flush him out”
- soldier turned to substance abuse, nature of the characteristic is one found at the bottom of societal chain, showing how far the soldiers trauma has caused him to fall
- ‘flush’ shows he wants to quickly dispose of these memories, as it’s almost like urin. the tragedy is that he cannot flush out pain
- writer criticises society lack of support for returning soldiers.
P1 war photographer
- focuses on society directly “eyeballs prick between the bath and the pre lunch beers”
- monosyllabic rhyming scheme shows how the publics life is unaffected, just like the repetitive rhyming scheme.
- “between” shows how the public can make a clear distinction between the pain and the fun, a luxury those who have been on the frontline cannot afford.
- duffy accuses of society of ignorance and lack of gratitude
remains = one individual
war photographer = overarching collective impact.
P2 war photographer
- metaphor “running children nightmare heat”
- brightest and most innocent now sucked in by demon that is war.
- “heat” signifies the intensity of war. like a pressure cooker, where the heat physically drains you until you die, with ‘in’ suggesting they are at the epicenter
- contextual reference to napalm girl highlights important work war photographers do and provides imagery for reader
- metaphor “dug in behind enemy lines”
- military reference shows how soldier is unable to let go of that lifestyle memories permanently. installed due to levels of guilt. signs of PTSD
- ‘dug’ shows how situation is self made and now trapped by his guilt
- Armitage wanted to spread public awareness of how soldiers struggle to intergrate back into a normal society
both convey guilt possessed by each character(s)
- double meaning, “bloody life bloody hands”
- can be seen as either a frickitive, enrage swear showing the soldiers fustrations, or metaphorically represent the soldiers killing of an innocent man.
- fact that it’s “in” his hands shows how the guys life he has took is so worthless and small it can fit in his hands.
- reference to Macbeth.
P3 war photographer
- religious connotations “half formed ghost”
- “half formed” gives and insight into the kind of violent imagery witnessed by frontline soldiers
- “half” shows that public only really see one side of war. they are naive
- uses religion to relate to the audience