December 1st - December 1st 2008 Outline Men in Battle A Introduction Davis Hill a The effects of battle on the common man is a central theme in

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December 1 st , 2008 Davis Hill Outline: “Men in Battle” A) Introduction a. The effects of battle on the common man is a central theme in both novels. b. Many character traits are paralleled between the two novels Slaughterhouse Five and The Things They Carried. c. They demonstrate these common traits: i. Cowardice ii. Revenge iii. Courage B) Classification #1: Cowardice a. Many characters in each novel demonstrate this trait. b. Tim’s character is originally afraid of the potential of his own death. c. Seeing a dead body disturbs him. d. When Tim finds out about his draft notice, he wants to flee to Canada. e. When Billy Pilgrim is first deployed in Germany he is petrified in his first encounter with battle. f. Billy wants to give up when he is captured, he has no desire to return home. C) Classification #2: Revenge a. In each novel, characters are driven to the breaking point, and seek revenge on others in various ways. b.
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2009 for the course YIPH ln;ljhdfi taught by Professor Wanger during the Spring '09 term at Heriot-Watt.

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December 1st - December 1st 2008 Outline Men in Battle A Introduction Davis Hill a The effects of battle on the common man is a central theme in

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