The Sea is My Brother by Jack Kerouack Essay

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“Soldiering is 99% boredom and 1% of sheer terror”, a civil war soldier wrote this to his wife in a letter and since then the composition of war has not changed. So, what did the soldiers do in those periods of boredom? Well, especially for the men in the frontlines, who were far from any form of entertainment, writing letters, diaries and poems were some of the few available options. These were the forms of war literatures that soldiers used to express and share their feelings with their loved ones at home, as well as record the horrors of war in subjective portrayal of events. Military personnaels felt the most connected and close ot home, through readiging about it in letters. Today, many of these letters, poems and stories are shared …show more content…
“Soldiering is 99% boredom and 1% of sheer terror”, a civil war soldier wrote this to his wife in a letter and since then the composition of war has not changed. So, what did the soldiers do in those periods of boredom? Well, especially for the men in the frontlines, who were far from any form of entertainment, writing letters, diaries and poems were some of the few available options. These were the forms of war literatures that soldiers used to express and share their feelings with their loved ones at home, as well as record the horrors of war in subjective portrayal of events. Military personnaels felt the most connected and close ot home, through readiging about it in letters. Today, many of these letters, poems and stories are shared and amoung history. More than history books are able to do, war literature captures the essence of wars and transmits emotional legacies to succeeding generation of the futute. Still today there are many written works by military soldiers that are still alive and shared for the world to see and get an insight of how life was for these men during war.
Jack Kerouac is an American-Canadian war time novalist and poet that is known for his great writing. He was also part of The Beat Movement, which started as a small group of close friends that were writers and later expanded to a large amount of writers who became a movement. Kerouac used the term “Beat Generation” to define the generation of that time period. Also, because his work was

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