Effects of Conflict (The Charge of the Light Brigade (Death is the…
Effects of Conflict
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Death is the ultimate result
'valley of Death'
'mouth of Hell'
No escaping their fate
Extensive loss of life
Stanzas end with reference to 'six hundred'
Huge human cost
Great bravery and sacrifice
Do their duties regardless of their fate
Opening phrase 'On another occasion'
Casually dispose of body
Devalues human life
Violence is normal
Memories have deep psychological impact
Final stanza is two lines
Disruption mirrors the breakdown
Focuses on pain and distress
Mother feels detached from son
Foreshadows physical separation
Mother is anxious and restless
Revealed in physical symptoms
'busy making tucks, darts, pleats'
Photographer keeps a steady hand til he develops photo
Deeply affected by 'hundred agonies'
View of home affected by war experience
'running children in a nightmare heat'
Final stanza on the people who aren't involved
'they do not care'
So desensitised that it doesn't affect them