x Wilfred Owen wrote poems during the war
x One of the worst things about post traumatic stress syndrome is pretending that the war never
x They syndrome takes place after the war
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x Survival guilt
x To enjoy yourself for a second is a betrayal to all your dead friends
x There was no mourning after the war
x There was no ritual for mourning so then they resorted to addiction
x We need rituals to make sense of mourning
x He trained himself not to feel which made him a good soldier
x ('red lips') are juxtaposed with morbid imagery of death. It is a biting and bitter criticism of war
x The brotherhood love that is established between soldiers.
x Owen calls this love "Greater" than erotic love; in fact he honours it with words such as fierce,
pure, exquisite because it is the love of who suffered and died for their nation.
x Although Owen dislikes the citizens because they are not able to comprehend and grasp this
x The woman reminds him of his dead soldiers
x Such as her lips, her body, her voice
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x The Great War had boys instead of men forced into the war.
with the weapon proving that he is not accustomed to doing so.
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that does not serve anything constructive.
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war dehumanized men to their own likes.
x The association of men with weapons of destruction was as though they were initiated into
perversion. The colour blue is likened to Z^uuv[(oZ_X
treated for stress induced mental illness, serving to warn those he met that he might behave in