Timothy Findley Message Board

Cassandra posts on 10/20/2006 8:30:33 AM this is my favourite novel and Findley's best (though his other novels are really great, read them if you can!) im glad to see that some others here like the novel as well...the animals represent innocence (that of the soldiers) that they had and (it could be argued) that they've lost. sexuality is also present - not just with the rape scene and with Barbara, but also because Robert and the others are engaged in a physical war, Robert's physical side is important to him. also gender - what it means to be a man and the pressures and expectations surrounding. good luck!
posts on 10/14/2006 1:05:22 AM Never heard of this author. Wasn’t completely crazy about his book either. not in to wars). Nonetheless, have to deal with it for school purposes, what can say ( I, I’m Canadian!) .WHAT the does the water symbolise? And why does Robert breaking the water jug in "16" piece after he gets raped? Those are the two wonders of my world!! sixteen times! Why why? ( I just don’t get it) If you know help a girl out. But pls, no bullshit .ok!….if you don’t know don’t make up something just don’t respond.
posts on 10/1/2006 5:30:12 PM This is definately the best novel I have ever read. This is in terms of how it made me feel, and the emotions I experienced during my reading of it. Simply put, I loved it.

posts on 7/9/2006 12:10:19 AM I just read the pick the wars, for school and i LOVED it! I read it all day, first out in pool and then in my room at night. I want to talk about with other people that read it! There are some things that confused and SO many things that made have to just put the book down and think. I hope someones there, lol.
posts on 6/5/2006 12:20:47 PM I am to make a 75 minute presentation on the significance of animals in the novel. If anyone has any ideas that could help me that would be awesome
posts on 5/31/2006 9:17:36 PM does anyone have sum info on symbols in the book such as the birds. ur thoughts and info woul dbe greatley appreciated
posts on 5/3/2006 9:17:55 PM This is the best novel timothy findley has written
posts on 4/20/2006 12:17:38 PM all except for 2 guys on here know what there talking about..the rest are a bunch of lazy slackers getting others to do their work
posts on 4/19/2006 11:02:54 PM whoever just wrote that last entry...we have the same essay to write. can't say ive found a great deal of supporting evidence for either side of the argument yet but I'll post it here if i do.
alexis posts on 4/6/2006 7:32:08 PM How do you think sexuality is represented in Timothy Findley's THE WARS? Especially in terms of homosexuality?... i need to write an extremely long essay on this...any help?
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