Classic Video Essay
Music In My Life

WW Fenn first look and Why I Chose the Piece

Dulce et decorum est

By Wilfred Owen


Why I chose Dulce et decorum est


If I’m being honest, I didn’t think too much about why I chose this piece. I heard that I needed to choose a piece so I went onto Fitz’s website and searched around for a bit till I found this. It seemed to be a good length and it told a pretty interesting story. It also helped that it was set in the WW1 era because in justice without borders (bootleg history class) were learning about WW1 and the holocaust, so it sparked my interest. As I read it more and more though, it struck a chord with me, and its haunting language, and horrifying depiction of war enthralled me.