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During post-World War I Britain was in transition slowly moving away from the Victorian era and moving into a modern era of warfare Several literary works explored the side effects that the First World War left on the English society Both authors such as Virginia Woolfs Mrs Dalloway and DH Laurences Mrs Chatterleys lover portray in their novel the characters as veterans and address their injuries caused by the war On one hand Septimus in Mrs Dalloway portrays the psychological injury while on the other hand Clifford in Lady Chatterleys Lover exemplifies the physically injured Comparing and contrasting the effects of war on Septimus and Clifford will demonstrate that they respectively represent the psychological and physical trauma of World War I on the English soldiers Analysis of their symptoms will ultimately demonstrate that they shared a common calamity and even thought Septimus and Clifford do not share the same type of trauma they partake in common traits such as the loss of feeling the loss of independence and their perception their trigger to their being changed by the side effects of the war Societys manuscilityWithin a four-year duration the First World War wiped out ten million people in total a mass destruction that was never seen before Statistics show that during the war Britain mobilized 89 million soldiers of which 908 000 were killed in the war and two million were injured The others were prisoners of war or missing in action The victims and the rest of the world struggled with shellshock which is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Signs of post traumatic stress include flashbacks blab la The most common tragedy of war are the physical injuries received by the soldiersHowever little was known at the time about the suffering the veterans were bringing home The war did not end in the trenches for some of the soldiers but followed them home to invade their lives and affect their loved ones
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