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What started the war?

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jesussaves89 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:33 AM via web

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What started the war?

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mpenza | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 21, 2007 at 10:09 PM (Answer #1)

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The current war the reader sees in the novel seems to be one started based on the fact that in a society where everyone feels the need to be on edge (i.e. - fast cars, suicides) a constant war in inevitable. The actual "start" of the war is never mentioned although the fact that once the current war is over another will be started is alluded to several times. Some people (much smarter than I) think that Bardbury wrapping up with an explosion at the end as a result of said war is a cop out.

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