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Anonymous posts on 10/12/2005 6:07:05 PM
I dont get it, this book was terrible. I dont understand what all these metaphores and imagerys are for. Cant they just write a normal war book? none of this sensitive mumbo jumbo.
Alex posts on 5/26/2005 8:31:01 PM
Seriously, whats that supposed to mean? How am i supposed to write a whole bloody page on that question, its clearly about World War 1 right? But we're supposed to find the function of the title, can anyone help me out? This is harder then i thought
John posts on 5/15/2005 8:52:24 PM
You all have absolutly no life, instead of trying to find someone to do your work for you, try it yourself. You have no idea the concept of being too busy to finish an "ISU". If you think life hard now, wait until you actually get one.
Brittany Debenham posts on 5/3/2005 5:27:36 PM
Was the book The Wars by timothy findley ever made into a movie?
Rafael posts on 4/21/2005 11:29:41 AM
It makes him realize that those who are pure may be blessed... But they are certainly not immortal.
2Taffler Robert's would-be-hero, who first appears as a flawless demigod, untouched by horror, dealing death as casually as he knocks out bottles, is revealed through his sexual deviations, as being the least manly man, in a world that prizes virility. He has preserved the facade of perfection only as a link to a society that would no longer accept him were his preferences to be found out. The way he dies leaves no doubts as to his invulnerability or lack thereof.
3The Faceless Soldiers These are the ones who rape Robert in the showers, robbing him of the notion that officers were somehow above the iniquities that plagued lesser men. These are the first to show him that the enemy wears a human face, but that whichever flag that face can be found under, has robbed him of any semblance of humanity.
4Himself When he kills the German soldier who had spared his life and those of his men, Robert can no longer deceive himself as to his status. He sees himself for the first time as a slave to life, dealing death in order to survive. He is chained by the hands-on imperative.
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Margaret posts on 4/21/2005 10:33:52 AM
i'm writing a paper for english class about The Wars and the animal imagery/theme of metamorphasis, but i can't find enough sources. does anyone have any suggestions?
Anonymous posts on 4/15/2005 8:57:40 PM
i agree with greg on the posting about the book, not about homework troubles. if you're having problems, talk to your teacher i'm sure they'd be glad to help.
kelsi posts on 4/14/2005 4:56:06 PM
Having a problems understanding Headhunter by Timothy Findley? Read Heart of Darkness, and you'll have no problem. It's short, and a necessary read for anyone interested in literature.
Jessica posts on 4/13/2005 4:39:34 PM
nobody was asking for your opinion n e way soo maybe keep your nose out of peoples business.. thanx bye
Greg posts on 4/12/2005 9:05:00 PM
Howabout we talk about the book, and not beg someone to do your homework for you.
Just read the book! It's not that long.
Did anyone else hate Barbara? :) Robert seemed like a swell guy, t'was a shame the only girl we see him get lucky with is that selfish snob.
Julliette seemed like a version of her Lady Sorrel. She constantly watched over Robert, and was by his side when he became injured until the end.
When the candle was wedged unto the mud, and upright, and LIT.. awesome. Could've been real hammy, but I thought it was a wicked touch.
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