Under Fire - Study Guide Chapters 10-12 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 74 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Under Fire.
This section contains 1,728 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Under Fire Study Guide

In Chapter 10, the narrator is shown the spot on which A. Cajard, a veteran of the trenches since August 1914, is executed earlier in the day as an example to others, for seeking not to go back. His executioners recall the ceremonial and write protests on the post against which Cajard is shot. Returning to quarters, the narrator finds Volpatte telling anecdotes.

Chapter 11 takes place under a violent rainstorm. The squad huddles inside the collapsing barn in which they are lodging during a rest period, watching Fouillade take a shower-bath under the downpour. They believe that he will be "carpeted" for the shell hole affair with Volpatte. Afterward, Fouillade regrets bathing, for the wind rushes through the rickety barn, which the poilus have plugged as best they can, but to little effect. There is little to do but stretch out in the stinking straw of their...

(read more from the Chapters 10-12 Summary)

This section contains 1,728 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Under Fire Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Under Fire from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.