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  • The Wars by Timothy Findley Essay

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    The Wars by Timothy Findley Many people say that the metal of a man is found in his ability to keep his ideals in spite of anything that life can through at you. If a man is found to have done these things he can be called a hero. Through a lifelong need to accept responsibility for all living things, Robert Ross defines his heroism by keeping faith with his ideals despite the betrayal, despair and tragedy he suffers throughout the course of The Wars by Timothy Findley.      Many times throughout

  • The Wars By Timothy Findley

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    According to Brandon Mull, the New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonoders series, “…heroism means doing the right thing regardless of the consequence” (Mull 39). In The Wars by Timothy Findley, the protagonist, Robert Ross, displays key characteristics of heroism throughout his struggle to maintain his morality. In the novel, Robert displays an admiration for the sanctity of life, a desire to achieve the greatest good, and a virtuous moral conscience which all contribute to him achieving

  • Analysis Of The Wars By Timothy Findley

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    The Novel "The Wars by Timothy Findley" as a Coming of Age Story A coming age story involves the journey of the protagonist from childhood to adulthood which includes all the events that arise in the process. It can also be regarded as a journey that moves a young person from naïve to astute and from an idealist to a realist. The novel The Wars by Timothy Findley presents the life of a young man who is transformed by the warring of events that occur in his life. He hails from a family where the father

  • Timothy Findley Adversity

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    be devastated, or to rise above their difficulties and try to return their former sprit and identity back. In the struggle to deal with adversity an individual’s sprit and identity can suffer pain and uncertainty. The novel ‘The Wars’ by Timothy Findley exhibits that in the middle of adversity, individuals are

  • Timothy Findley 's The Wars

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    pushed out of a soldiers mind, killing others in effort to protect their own life or the life of others around them. Findley demonstrates how war can negatively alter a person’s behaviour. This is seen through

  • Timothy Findley 's The Wars

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    when Sergeant-Major pulled him away the gun went right on clicking in his hands” (63). Robert struggles with his own morals but ultimately he is able to accomplish the task of killing the animal, an act that Robert was unable to do before the war. Findley uses Robert’s love for animals to portray the influence the war is having on his mentality and therefore the impact it is having on his innocence. By the end of the novel, Robert has completely lost his innocence and his sanity. During an air raid

  • The Wars Timothy Findley Analysis

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    about occasional suicide. Furthermore, lead to his mental health decreasing due to how severe his depression was getting, as he lost innocence and as well as feeling guilty for killing more and more people as the novel progressed. In conclusion, Findley showed how a war could affect a person mentally in so many “amazing” ways as shown in the story. In addition to emotional and mental problems are presented on the battlefield, but physical and more long-term effects teach us how wars take a toll

  • Analysis : The Wars By Timothy Findley

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    Wars can change the way a person acts, perceptions of man and unleashes the true self of human nature, which is exactly shown in the novel The Wars. The Wars is a 1977 novel by Timothy Findley that follows Robert Ross, a nineteen-year-old Canadian who enlists in World War I. After the death of his beloved older sister, in an attempt to escape both his grief and the social norms of the repressive Victorian era he enlists himself as a soldier in the Canadian army. However, throughout the novel, we

  • The Wars by Timothy Findley Essay

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    evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” As a result of the violence that is necessary during wartime, soldiers are permitted to engage in savage behavior that is normally forbidden in society. In The Wars by Timothy Findley, however, soldiers act in violent ways even when they are not actively engaged in battle. The inherently savage nature of humankind is evident when Robert Ross kills the German soldier after the gas attack, when Robert is raped in the baths, and when

  • Theme Of Innocence In The Wars By Timothy Findley

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    undercontrolled for years. The independence of Canada relates to the novel, The Wars, written by a Canadian novelist, Timothy Findley. In the novel, innocence was a major theme. As a colony, Canada was a symbol of innocence. It was forced to join many wars and went through trade between other countries. In the novel, innocents were also being affected by the outside world. Timothy Findley tried to teach us that being innocent will only create chaos around us. We should acknowledge the dangers of the world