(anti) patriotism

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  • (Anti-) Patriotism
    • Drama
      • Journey's End
        • Osborne: "There's something rather romantic about it all"
        • Raleigh's blind patriotism: "Yes.Keen to get out here. I was frightfully keen to get into Dennis' regiment."
        • Trotter reminisces of his flower bed "red, blue and white"
      • Accrington pals
        • Anti patriotic sentiment expressed through Sarah
        • On the home front Eva dresses up as Britania and performs a patriotic song but cannot continue due to her negative opinion towards the war
          • goes against what she believes and she cannot continue to act as propoganda
    • Prose
      • Birdsong
        • anti patriotic-" This is not war, this is a test of how far man can be degraded"
        • Niether Jack, Weir or Stephen joined the Army for patriotic reasons (more personal)
        • Azaire patriotic- volunteers as a prisoner to the Germans
      • Regeneration
        • Sassoon anti patriotic- "I believe that this war, upon which I entered as a war of defence and liberatio, has now become a war of agression and conquest" (declaration)
    • Poetry
      • Jessie Pope- 'Who's for the game'
        • Paints war as a picture of a game you play for your country- a bad sport not to join in etc
      • 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'- "The old lie: Dulce et decorum est. Pro patria mori"
        • suggests that the establishment has been lying to everyone
      • Rupert Brooke- 'The Soldier' "If I should die think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign firld that is forever England"
        • Glorifies England as a mother to protect
      • Sassoon- 'The Hero' "How he'd tried to get sent home, and how, at last, he died, blown to small bits"
        • Bitter, suggests not everyone stayed patriotic- mother looks brave because it is what she is supposed to do...
      • The Volunteer- suggests fighting for your country fulfills you
        • epitaphs of war


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