What Makes The War A Bad Thing

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In Across Five Aprils there is a lot of talk of war. This book was in the time era of the Civil War. I think the author criticises the war. Sometimes the characters portray the war as a good thing but I think overall he makes it sound like a bad thing. By the end of the book most of the characters realized the war was a bad thing. When Tom dies in the war it causes a lot of melancholy in the family. I think this event portrays the war as a bad thing. It mainly makes it seem like a bad thing because if Tom wouldn’t have went to the war he wouldn’t have died. “The tragedy of that summer had never impressed Jethro so deeply as it did that afternoon when the dates stared up at him with terrible significance.” (Hunt, 123) This quote shows that
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