Daredevil Joins Tanks By Ernest Hemingway

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Alex Volterano Mr. Mills English 2 January,25,2022 WW1 How it Changed: WW1 or the first war is known around the world, for the destruction it caused in Europe, and the entire world. Technology was not as advanced, and this created different perceptions of what was going on in the west, which created the modernist style. Prewar and post-war literature portrays the war and soldiers in separate ways. Ernest Hemmingway’s “Daredevil Joins Tanks” gives a great idea of how soldiers and normal people felt before the war, which was naive, and self-assured. “The Bowmen” by Arthur Machen shows how the early war confidence soon wares off and is replaced by hopelessness... At the beginning of this catastrophe, millions of young men were enlisting in the …show more content…

The story focuses on certain battles and how horrific they were. In the story, Machen states, “in this dreadful day, then, when three hundred thousand men in arms with all their artillery swelled like a flood against the little English company, there was one point above all other points in our battle line that was for a time in awful danger, not merely of defeat, but of utter annihilation.” (Machen) This shows everyone in the battles was a loser, and there were no real winners in the war. This was a completely different approach than “Daredevil Joins Tanks” which said why the war was a promising idea, but this one took a completely different approach. Another idea that Machen expands on is, “ On this dreadful day,… three hundred thousand men in arms with all their artillery swelled like a flood against the little English company…, not merely of defeat, but of utter annihilation”. (Machen). This shows, even though the English “won”. Everyone lost during this war, and this war was a complete annihilation on all parts and was completely unfair for all soldiers that had to

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