Compare and Contrast the Ways in Which the Writers Present the Horrors of the War in "Regeneration" and "Journey's End".

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"Regeneration" was written by Pat Barker, a university-trained historian and this is confirmed by the presence of very reliable sources in the "Author's Notes", at the end of the novel. It was written the 1980's which has enabled her to gather a lot of information about the war. Pat's grandfather had been bayoneted during the war, and Pat would see his scars when he went to the sink to wash. His experiences in the war made influenced Barker's understanding of the period, making the effect of the war more immediate and personal. She attributes her immediate inspiration for "Regeneration" to her husband, a neurologist, who was familiar with Dr. Rivers's experiments on nerve "Regeneration" in the early twentieth century, yet she chooses not…show more content…
Stanhope's idea of duty and honour can be clearly seen in the confrontation with Hibbert in Act 2.
"I must go into hospital and have some kind of treatment."
(quietly) "You're going to stay here" "You're going to stay here and see it through with the rest of us" "If you went, I'd have you shot- for deserting" A menacing character is brought out here who is emotionless. The novel is written in a style which makes it look as if it is historically accurate by the inclusion of real people, facts and events. This is what makes the underlying message of the novel even more chilling. The main point of view of "Regeneration" is an omniscient narrator, however shifting the perspective from character to character is a tool used by the novelist to gain the reader's empathy as they relate the horrific and traumatic experiences that were brought about in the war. The narrative allows the readers to delve into the minds of the characters, and feel empathy. Either in indirect style or, quite frequently, in free indirect style reduces the distance between the reader and the characters. The reader is placed within the characters' mind. The use of indirect characterization relies heavily on speech. When they talk about war, we learn more about them than about war. The dialogue between Sassoon and Owen, in page 83 chapter 8, deals with war but the way they talk is extremely subjective.
"At night you could get the sense of something ancient. As if the

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