War Is Kind Discussion Questions

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Find women who have lost a husband, lover, father, brother, or son in a military conflict and interview them. Write a description of the ways in which they have or have not accommodated their loss.

After viewing a few popular war movies, for example, The Thin Red Line,Forest Gump, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, etc., compose an essay comparing and contrasting the ways in which Crane's description of battlefield suffering and death match up with late twentieth-century visual depictions of the same.

Choose a military conflict or war from the nineteenth century and research the material ways in which families who lost someone in the war suffered as a result. For example, what happened to the economic lives of women who lost husbands in war?

Rewrite Crane's poem, but without the irony. Also, update the imagery to represent a twentieth-century military conflict. Discuss the changes you...

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