War and Turpentine - II, 1914-1918 (Part 5, Pages 196-222) Summary & Analysis

Stefan Hertmans
This Study Guide consists of approximately 47 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of War and Turpentine.
This section contains 1,206 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the War and Turpentine Study Guide

Summary

Urbain talks about the absurdity that accompanies their stay on the front, as one of the soldiers dresses in a pink tutu for the sake of entertainment but is then shot by the Germans. The man is eventually shot by one of his own to put him out of his misery. Urbain writes letters for the other soldiers and draws programs for small shows they put on, for which he is teased by his comrades. Due to the inactivity, Urbain notices the fatalism entering the demeanor of the soldiers, including him. He is tasked, along with eight men, to stealthily build a forward post with barbed wire, which, after a few close calls, comes to completion in three weeks. At the end, he is shot again and taken away, the date being August 18, 1915.

While lying in the hospital, Urbain is...

(read more from the II, 1914-1918 (Part 5, Pages 196-222) Summary)

This section contains 1,206 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the War and Turpentine Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
War and Turpentine from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook