Reading Assignment 12 - Guests of the Nation

Reading Assignment 12 - Guests of the Nation - READINGS...

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READINGS ASSIGNMENT Your Name: Deepak Sela Title of text: Guests of the Nation Author(s) of text: Frank O'Connor Date published/Country: 1930/England Social/historical context: what is happening in author’s life, society and time period? (connect to text) He fought in the Irish Civil war and fell witness to the atrocities that took place. He refused orders from above to kill unarmed soldiers. He was captured and sent to a prison camp where he was completely stunned by war; what it does to people – how they turn out. Genre: War Story Narrative and Tone: Changes several times, first person Character(s): Donovan, Hawkings, Noble, Feeney, Belcher Plot and Setting: Basically it starts with them all talking and being close buds, however, Hawkings and Belcher are pow's from the other side that were captured. They go to an old lady's house. They got along with the young lads that were escorting them, not as hostages but as friends. Then they hear the news that 6 people from their side were just
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