The harsh reality of the soldiers toying with the lives of the innocent is emphasised; it is almost a game for them and this adds a powerful understanding in the reader; we see a world of cruelty which is so alien and unimaginable that we are forced to try and comprehend the incomprehensible; Duffy reminds us that even though the enormity of the Holocaust was vast it made little impact on the day to day lives of the human race.
Children are taught about The Holocaust at school, but choose to escape to more trivial things. This conveys how difficult, almost impossibly so, it was to maintain hope in the concentration camps.
This ends the poem with a tone that suitably mixes hope and despair. It illustrates to us how real and innocent men, women, and children lost their lives during the Holocaust at the hands of the German soldiers and she reminds us constantly how atrocious acts of war are still happening around the world in places such as Iraq and Bosnia.
The main idea in the text of before you were mine is a sexual element, but one between the mother and daughter which is very disturbing Kibin does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the essays in the library; essay content should not be construed as advice.
There is a metaphorical comparison between this and the temporary nature of human life. The two most disturbing acts of violence are the rape of the narrator and the murder of a Jewish child.
The violence we are able to inflict on others is clearly explored, and the poem convincingly depicts the narrator as a heroic and admirable figure. Loosened his belt. The tone here is almost of complete despair.
Her descriptions of the horrors suffered are chilling throughout, and the warning that we could forget such atrocities is equally unsettling. Which links with the next line how no matter what is happening to the persona she still holds on to her religion which is inspirational.
Terrorised by the sexual attack, the woman soils herself.