Unformatted text preview: disillusionment of security and reality, which kept the soldiers sane and hopeful. Although the previous chapter implies that Martha does not love Cross, it is finally revealed in “Love” that she never loved him. The fantasy that Cross had when he was in the war indirectly killed Ted Lavender. In this chapter, we understand why Cross felt so much guilt afterward. The distraction that caused his peer’s death was merely a fragment of his imagination. Before this death, Cross outweighed fantasy to reality and he has become mature after. The title “Love” is ironic because Martha never loved Cross. Cross himself was skeptical of that word as well. Even though he hoped she loves him, he knows that she probably did not....
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course ENG 125 taught by Professor Escudero during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08