From Latin bellicus, the word warlike is an adjective that allows to refer to that belonging to the war. A war conflict, for example, is an armed conflict that reveals the scale of events.
A war is a struggle, a battle, a confrontation or one Fight. Warfare, therefore, implies violence. A bellicose person is aggressive or quarrelsome, seeks confrontation.
The politics it can also be bellicose. Many analysts consider that the foreign policy of the American president George W. Bush It has been bellicose, since, under its mandate, the country intervened in various wars.
International relations, since ancient times, are usually marked by wars. It is an uncivilized way of settling conflicts, but it is usually imposed by pressures of all kinds. The destructive power of weapons Today, each war involves the death of thousands or even millions of people.
The war movies are those whose argument is based on a war. The most common war films are those that refer to the Second World War (the bloodiest war conflict, with more than 50 million dead), although there are other conflicts that have also been portrayed in the cinema.
There are different kinds of warfare: civil war involves the inhabitants of the same town, the preventive war is that initiated by a country with the argument that another nation is about to attack it, the war dirty is the one that is carried out outside of any legal framework and the Holy war it is the warlike conflict that is promoted for religious reasons.
In literature the war novel genre, in some cases named as military fiction, is one that encompasses all those stories that take place during a combat, both on the battlefield and outside; It is a work in which the reader can get closer to the feelings and experiences that people who are affected by a war must face, both those who are going to fight and those who stay and must ensure their safety and suffer for those who have gone to war, thinking that one of the possibilities is that they will not be able to see them again.
The origin of this genus goes back to the epic poetry from the classical period; in fact, “The Iliad” is considered the first story that could be located in this genre, followed by Virgil’s “The Aeneid” and many others. Later, chivalric stories were introduced, such as the many legends surrounding the figure of King Arthur.
The purpose of these narratives was to tell the story and preserve those important features of culture to make them known not only among the people of today but also in the future, as an indelible tool of awareness and culture that will feed the collective memory from town.
The authors who later linked this genre with world wars and current conflicts, without a doubt, laid their eyes on these fantastic stories and gave them a greater realism; Despite the thousand differences that may exist between those old stories and the current war novels, topics such as hatred, revenge and pain that battles leave in their wake, are common elements between both styles and allow to get an idea of the tragedy that meant and still means a warlike conflict.
Between the authors of this genre We can name Martin Amis, Elias Canetti, William Faulkner and Evelyn Waugh, although there are many others highly known. It is worth mentioning that the most important novels of this genre have been recovered in the film industry, endowing them with realism and popularity.