Birdsong - Section 6: France 1916, Part 2, pages 152-185 Summary & Analysis

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Section 6: France 1916, Part 2, pages 152-185 Summary

Stephen's company rests three days in Bethune when they are relieved at the front. Stephen recalls the time he spent with Isabelle. He stayed in St.-Remy for a year after she left, and after a year of anguish, he went cold without healing. Stephen was relieved when the war came, and though he first thought it could be won quickly, he watched half of his platoon die under enemy fire. He tuned himself to killing and tried to be fearless in hopes of comforting the other men. When Stephen goes downstairs, Captain Gray tells him the men will fight better if he makes them love him, but Stephen admits he does not love his men because he does not value his own life. Since he is denied his application to visit his son, Jack...

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