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Unformatted text preview: Comradeship, respect for ones enemy, respect for people of other nationalities Think about the title of the film what are the grand illusions that it wants to remind us of? Two of the characters spend the winter sheltered by a German widow o They become very close unbelievably so One of the soldiers has a love affair with the widow he claims he will come back, but this is very difficult to believe The two soldiers become like fathers to the widows daughter o If you think about it, this seems like a grand illusion It seems like an illusion of comradeship and the crossing of barriers and boundaries This film is made on the eve of the second World War o It exposes the fallacy of believing that the first World War was the war to end wars Film itself is a grand illusion it isnt real...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10