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Unformatted text preview: (a) Rupert Brookes 1914 poem The Soldier II) The Realities of War a) The illusion and disillusion about war i) Inflated hope of triumph vs.Growing sense of disillusionment (1) Wilfred Owens 1917 poem Dulce Et Decorum Est b) Stalemate on the Western Front i) Number of casualties ii) The tools of destruction iii) Why was there no concerted effort at peaceful settlement? c) War as Zero-sum game i) Hobsbawns theory (1) Success an either/or equation for all sides III) The Aftermath of the War a) Human cost b) Social Impact i) An aversion to war ii) A nihilist view of a world iii) A lingering sense of futility and disillusionment in Europe (1) William Butler Yeatss poem The Second Coming c) The Legacy of Liberalism...
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- Spring '08