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The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

At the beginning of the play, the main character, Pavlo, drunk and sounding overconfident, picks up a grenade that we later find out sergeant Wall threw into the bar and holds it in his lap. The...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2019 12:54 pm UTC

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The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

In David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel", the notion of training encompasses both physical conditioning and a symbolic rite of passage. Since war is an inevitable and perpetual feature...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 8:15 pm UTC

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The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

It is not known whether Pavlo Hummel is deliberately holding on to the grenade and allowing it to explode or not. He is more likely, as he later explains to his projected alter ego Ardell, planning...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 9:00 pm UTC

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The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

This is a very pertinent question to ask about this text, as it is very possible to argue that it is both an anti-war play as well as a psychological example of maladaption. Let us first think...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 3:02 pm UTC

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The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

The quoted portion of the play is significant because it precedes the fatal actions that Sergeant Wall takes which result in Pavlo Hummel losing his life. The lines show some significant aspects of...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2019 9:23 pm UTC

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