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A Solder's Duty in "Guests of the Nation"

Summary: Flannery O'Connor's "Guests of the Nation" is a story of war that focuses less on the external conflict between nations and more on the internal conflict of the Irish soldiers, Bonaparte and Noble. This helps the reader understand how the weight of duty ultimately defeats personal morals during war.
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War evokes different emotions and feelings for many people. Some are drafted and forced to serve, others volunteer their lives for a cause they believe in and some never even see a battle ground. Some live, some die, others are captured and become prisoners or hostages. But one thing is certain, for those who have actually seen war know first hand that it has the power to change and in most cases it does just that. In Frank O'Connor's "Guests of the Nation," two British soldiers are captured by the Irish Republic Army. Two young Irish soldiers are assigned to guard the captives. The British earn the trust and friendship of their young captors. Until one day the call of duty forces the Irish to carry out orders that forever change their perspective on the war and the duty that accompanies. In "Guests of the Nation," O'Connor...

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