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War has taken lives broken homes and broken hearts Since we did not live during the days of war we use literature to explain to us what it was like Thats exactly what these next six authors did Now well take a look at how these authors helped us to understand war First there was Rupert Brooke Brooke died at a young age but left a very memorable poem behind called The Soldier behind This poem described the romantic outlook on war Brooke never had a chance to fight in the war since he died on the way but he was in the Antwerp Expedition and by being in this he gained experience in direct action But Rupert Brookes poem has its place in our history and will remain so Next was George Orwell the writer of Shooting the Elephant and Animal Farm All of his works were the unpleasant truths and showed his lifelong hatred of totalitarianism Orwell gave us a behind the scene look at the powers behind the war and its impact This also made Orwell one of the most known authors of his time Another author of war was Frank OConnor OConnor was not part of the war but seemed to know a lot about it In his story My Oedipus Complex he talks about a boy whos father has been away at war and then returns home This gave us an idea of what life would be like at home while a war occurred OConnor definitely gave a different look at war Continuing with the authors of war heres one with a powerful message His name was TS Eliot and perhaps his most emotional poem was The Hollow Men I dont believe this poem had much to do with the war but it could have more to do with the effects on people after the war But with Eliots words he opened up new doors for other poets to come
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