The Man He Killed By Thomas Hardy

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In The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy, the speaker shows just how weird he thinks war is. He believes that things could have been completely different if they were not in war when he says, “Had he and I but met” (205). He thinks that if they would have met in a bar, then these two could have become best friends. However, that did not happen and they met in war and were on the opposite sides which led to the other man's death. We know this because the book reads he “killed him in his place” (205). After he shot the other person, he starts to feel bad for what he has done. He did not want to shoot him but he had to because he was at war. He continues to feel bad and learns that he must convince himself that it was fine that he did this when he
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