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Danny Deever

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In Rudyard Kipling’s poem “Danny Deever”, the hardships of life as a soldier are displayed through the dialogue between Files-on-Parade and the Colour Sergeant. However, Kipling focuses on the hardships of daily life as a soldier, rather than those on the battlefield. An example of this is the delicacy of friendships within the barracks. Files-on-Parade exposes this hardship when he explains his relationship with Danny Deever to the Colour Sergeant. In addition to Files-on-Parade being Deever’s bunk mate, he explains how they were more than roommates, as Files “drunk ‘is beer a score o’ times.” This proves that Danny was more than a fellow soldier to Files-on-Parade; he was a friend. Their friendship was very fragile, however, due to the responsibilities
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