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In the story War by Timothy Findley it is evident to the reader that the title is not actually talking about the war that is in the story but is talking about a different type of war In the story the reader learns that the war that is being referred to is the war between Neil and his father Neil is going though a tough time because his father is joining the army and this is hard for him to understand Throughout the story the reader is trying to find out what the title really mean and it becomes an extra factor to the story and it is enjoyable for the reader when they realize the true meaning It almost a mission for the reader to find the true meaning of the title in a story and in this story it is enjoyable when the message is told to the reader The author did a great job with the title of the story because it makes the reader think about what the real meaning is The author Timothy Findley does a great job of making references to the term war in the story The son Neil is having trouble with his Dad leaving to join the army and not telling him so he hides from his Dad in a barn Neil is hiding behind hay and other farm accessories to put up shields from his father In the story it refers to his hiding place as being like a trench in the war Timothy says this because he is comparing Neils spot to the environment his father will be when he is in the army This could be a stretch but as the reader the idea that the boy is trying to simulate the situation his father would be in to scare him This is very possible because if his father really realized what war will be like it could scare him and
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