Nature as represented in works on war

Nature as represented in works on war

“The First World War: British Writing,” Trudi Tate expresses the disillusionment characteristic of much World War I writing: “The pinnacle of industrialization was not… peace, prosperity, and progress, but the end of civilization, the death and mutilation of immense numbers of people, and the destruction of vast areas of landscape” (170). For your first assignment, write a brief essay on the topic of NATURE (see below). Essays should be concise and well-organized. They should use formal language, proper paragraph structure, a clear and logical argument, and correct MLA citation and referencing where appropriate. Your argument should derive from close textual analysis. Avoid generalized and subjective statements. Do NOT summarize plot. Nature. Many of our readings thus far have in some way represented the natural world in the midst of war. Using at least two texts (any poems or stories from Weeks 1 or 2), discuss how war writers choose to represent nature, and how that influences the larger purpose of their particular works. Consider, for example, how writers use nature metaphorically to support a specific message or theme. Please support your response with at least two quotations from the readings. Quotations should be properly introduced and integrated into your writing and must be cited according to MLA convention. A proper Works Cited should be listed at the end of your posting. Complete instructions, rubric and relevant materials are attached