Rhetorical Analysis Chapter 22

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The rest of chapter 6 continues with the themes of fear and loss of youth and hope. The soldiers experiences a loss of innocence more extreme than anyone back at home. It was extreme, abrupt, and forever changed the lives of the men. They will never again be able to fit in back home because of the horrific events they went through. Paul believes that, “even if these scenes of our youth were given back to us we would hardly know what to do.” They had fond, naive memories of their river back home, but they know that they can never return to that level of innocences again. Paul goes on to think that, “We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial.” This quote shows the physiological change
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