Representation of the enemy: Owen poetry


"Strange meeting".

  • We notice the similarity of the German soldier and the British soldier 'whatever hope is yours/was my life also'.
  • They are both just men forced into a war they don't want to fight 'I am the enemy you killed my friend'.
  • They have a shared humanity 'my hands were loath and cold'.
  • They are taught to kill each other without emotion: but really they are killing fellow bretheren as they are…


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