Essay Topic 1
Throughout Fussel's writings, he shows the harshness of war. What are some of the factors that makes war harsh? Do the harsh factors affect just the military, or does it affect civilians as well? Be specific and give examples from the writing.
Essay Topic 2
Part 1) Trenches played a big part of the war. Where were they located? Why were they located here? How many miles of trenches were there?
Part 2) Describe life in the trenches. Were they comfortable to live in? How many soldiers actually stayed in the trenches? What did soldiers do in the trenches when they were not in battle? Were the trenches beneficial in battle or did they hurt armies in battle? Give reasons to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Fussell says "the Great War was the most hideous and the most ironic." Give specific examples from the story on how Fussell, either...
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