Politics

One of the 6 themes for the contextual linking question.

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  • Politics
    • Prose
      • Sassoon's Declaration (Regeneration)
        • "I am making this statement as an act of willful defiance of military authority because I believe the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it."
        • "I am not protesting against the conduct of war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which men are being sacrificed.
          • Sounds very rational, he has planned to make this statement, it is not just a rant, repeats "I" throughout - gives the declaration structure and many trust him (seen as brave had the Military Cross). Acknowledges those back home and thinks negotiation is attainable.
            • "I am making this statement as an act of willful defiance of military authority because I believe the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it."
      • Regeneration
        • "if a country demanded that price, then it should bloody well be prepared to look at the result."
          • Sarah Lumb feeling anger towards the war the government forced
    • Drama
      • Oh What a Lovely War
        • "be a man enlist today"
        • "Women of England, do your duty, send your men to enlist today"
          • Women being encouraged to send the men to war and the propaganda used to coerce men into enlisiting
            • "be a man enlist today"
        • "The politicians chatter like imbeciles while civilisation bleeds to death"
        • "crucified on the barbed wire, because you, misguided masses still cry for war"
          • Mrs Pankhurst speaking about wrong politicians and propaganda prolonging the war.
            • "The politicians chatter like imbeciles while civilisation bleeds to death"
    • Poetry
      • Base Details (Sassoon)
      • A Dead Statesman (Rudyard Kipling)

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