A Soldier And The Battle Of Arms By Ernest Hemingway Essay

Throughout many of the World War 1 novels, we have read and come across, the majority involved love, pain, and war, but the actual depiction of being on the battlefield never made it as the main issue. In Company K by William March, we are introduced to the gruesome life of a soldier and how it is living in behind the barracks.Unlike the novel Farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway, there is the absence of love and direct humor in Company K. Writing about the effects of the war after returning home and or living with injuries is reasonably dissimilar than writing about what it was like to live through it. The difference between William March and many other authors is he wrote 113 vignettes. March had enlisted in the U.S. Marines and fought in France; he was honored with the Croix de Guerre, the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross for rescuing the wounded and returning to battle even after being wounded himself. By giving the reader a glimpse into the lives of all of those men, March, shared the different ranks, backgrounds and the many different attitudes towards the world. …

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