Problem

Insensibility

Other Names:
Anguish
Atrocity
Deadness
Discomfort
Distress
Dullness
Hurtfulness
Insensibility
Insensitivity
Irritability
Malaise
Misery
Pain
Soreness
Spasmodicness
Sufferance
Torment
Torture
Tortuousness
Wound
Nature:

"Insensibility" is a poem written by Wilfred Owen during the First World War which explores the effect of warfare on soldiers, and the long- and short-term psychological effects that it has on them. The poem's title refers to the fact that the soldiers have lost the ability to feel due to the horrors which they faced on the Western Front during the First World War.

Broader Problems:
Sense*complex
Narrower Problems:
Suffering
Irritability
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Date of last update
16.06.2018 – 02:06 CEST