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  • Strong Argument About The Emasculation Of War
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    Regeneration World War I was fought on the battlegrounds of Europe. Death and dismay was strewn throughout the landscape. The major players included, but were not limited to, The United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and France. Much like the Vietnam War, that would occur later on in the century, this war was one of bewilderment for most of the people involved, and not involved, for that matter. The soldiers and civilians alike were uncertain about the events leading up to this escalatio...
  • Kernan's Love Of The War
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    A Man's Vision of Love: An Examination of William Broyles Jr.'s Esquire Article "Why Men Love War " History 266 Sec 004 The University of Michigan 11-22-2000 Prepared For Ken Swope Prepared By Mike Martinez "Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because they imagine it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. In it they can reduce women to the status of objects. This is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationship between objects....
  • Universal Soldier's Personal Experience
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    In the early 20th century, many poets began to undertake a broad literary movement which was a reaction against the Romanticism of the 19th century, the purpose of which was to depict more realistic situations, rather than the more sentimental aspects of the poems that preceded them. The effects of World War I, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, had a great effect on this "modernist" movement. In Siegfried Sassoon's "A Working Party", we can begin to see this modern realism through the use of hard,...
  • Johnny Got His Gun And Hollow Man
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    This essay is about the experiences that soldiers faced during the W.W. I and the Vietnam War, which in Johnny got his gun, written by Dolton Trombone, Bloods edited by Wallace Terry, Hollow man an essay written by Michael Norman are great sources about the tragic events during the wars. First of all in Johnny Got His Gun, its about man named Joe, who is a victim of war. Secondly, Bloods is three different people point of view of the Vietnam war, the first one is fighting in war, the second one ...
  • Eddie Costello's Current View Of The War
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    Matthew Terhune#3028991691/30/02 Fussell believes that the soldier of world war two, 'suffers so deeply from contempt and damage to his selfhood, from absurdity and boredom and chickenshit, that some anodyne is necessary', and that the anodyne of choice was alcohol. I would argue that Fussell is correct, especially regarding the connection between the absurdity of the war and the associated damage to soldiers image of themselves as good and patriotic, and the use of alcohol to block out the real...
  • Mainstream Criticism Of World War I Poetry
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    Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism The war hastened everything-in politics, in economics, in behavior-but it started nothing. George Dangerfield 1 In The Romantic Ideology, Jerome McGann famously proclaimed that the criticism of literary Romanticism (that of M.H. Abrams in particular) was more concerned with promulgating the worldview of its topic than subjecting it to rigorous critique. For McGann, mainstream Romantic criticism was not criticism at all, but the ...
  • Paul's View Of The War
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    War in any form is a ruthless machine that destroys the lives of young people all over the world. In the book, All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. Paul's view of the war is a far cry from Kantorek's view due merely to actual experience. Paul has seen the brutal aspects of war and Kantorek never experiences a moment of it. Kantorek, unlike Paul had no bad thoughts of the war". ' What had Kantorek written about you?' Muller asks him. He laughs. ' We are the Iron Youth. ' ' Thi...

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