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    In Pirandello's "War," the different attitudes that the passengers articulate about war reflect the challenge of enduring it. When the man and wife enter the train, they sit amongst the other...

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    The fat man believes it's only right that young people who love their country be allowed to go to war. He argues that any patriotic young person should be permitted to answer the call of his...

    Asked by saisantosh808 on via web

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    In "War," Pirandello suggests that patriotism cannot justify the pain that is a part of war. The fat man who injects his opinion into the train passengers' discussion uses patriotism to justify his...

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    One of the symbolic meanings to Pirandello's short story is how war is the source of endless pain. Pirandello's short story shows how there is nothing restorative in war. The small train carriage...

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    The message that the old man's son sends to him justifies his participation in the war. While his father believes the son's words, it does not ease the pain over his death. The old man carries...

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    The climax of "War" comes at the point that the bulky woman, bundled in her coat as she weeps that her son has been taken to the front to fight for the country in the war, suddenly turns to the old...

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    Oddly, Nobel Prize winning (1934) dramatist Luigi Parandello's short story "War" has no specifically designated protagonist or antagonist; instead all the characters who board the train at Fabriano...

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    In one sense, it's impossible to know why Luigi Pirandello uses so much dialogue in his short story "War." We don't actually have an essay by him explaining his choices, and we can't read his...

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    One significant symbol in "War" is the second class railway car that serves as the setting for the story. It is significant because all of the travellers are thrown into this car, with varying...

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    One element in Pirandello's own consciousness that influences his short story is his belief of art, in general. Pirandello constructed art with the idea of exploring the "psychological reality...

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    I think that a significant theme that comes out of Pirandello's short story is that there is a pain intrinsic to war that cannot be placated. Pirandello's story is so powerful because it...

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    There are many ways to describe the effects of war, and yet it is indescribable. Some words I would use to describe the mood, or emotional effect, of the story are dark, solemn, confused,...

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    The plot demonstrates the different ways of surviving a horrible situation. Some people (the flops) are Jews who are willing to betray their own people in order to survive with an element of...

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    One of the reasons that Pirandello's story is so effective is that it rests upon the fat man's certainty. He enters the car and commands the center of attention. He gives a spirited discussion as...

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    I would say that a very interesting contrast can take place between the fat man and the mother. The mother is relatively silent throughout most of the story. She appears inconsolable, and...

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    Basically, the fat man is saying that parental love has to come second to one's duty to the country. What he says is that parents do not have children for their own (the parents') sake. They have...

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    To me, this is something of a gloomy story about how people are powerless in the face of what their governments want to do. They lead lives that are weak and oppressed -- they can't really have an...

    Asked by dashka on via web

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    To me, the main conflict in this story is between the various people on the train. They are arguing about how they should think of the war. They are also arguing about who should be saddest and...

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    I do not think we know what his convicitions are. We hear what he says they are, but then we realize he's not really telling the truth about his feelings. He says he does not even mourn for his...

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    In the story, the author says that she asks him this just as if she had heard nothing of what had been said and almost as if waking up from a dream To me, this means that you can definitely...

    Asked by rogerarnold on via web

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    I assume that you are talking about the fat man who talks about how his son was proud to die for his country... I imagine that the author makes that man unappealing as a way of commenting on his...

    Asked by kel155 on via web

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    To me, her question, and the answer it gets, show how deeply war affects people. The fat man has been talking so much about how glorious war is. He has been saying that his son was proud to die...

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    This question has been asked and answered before. Here is a link...

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    The fat man is supposed to represent people who really approve of the war. Or at least that is what it seems like at first. He seems this way because what he says seems to be a very extreme view...

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    The construction of the story is through dialogue in a railroad car. There is the presence of a third person omniscient narrator that understands the internal feelings of all the characters and...

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    There can be many initial observations about Pirandello's short story. One such relevant musing could be on how advanced it is in terms of thematic development. Pirandello is ahead of his time in...

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    I would say that the theme of this story is that war is pointless. War is pointless (in modern times) because the old things that made war have a point do not apply today. Pirandello shows the...

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    I would say that the theme of this story is the idea that war (or at least WWI for Italy) is pointless. For most of the story, it seems as if the theme will be different. All the people in the...

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    She is in mourning because she more than likely lost someone close to her in the war, probably her son or even a younger brother.

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    This short story by Luigi Pirandello is about a group of people traveling from Rome to Sulmona, Italy. They have had to stop for the night to await a connecting passage to the main line. While...

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    Five travelers are in the second class train carriage, "in which five people already spent the night." Two new entrants arrive, a "bulky woman" in black silk mourning clothes (culturally...

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    The controlling idea of the story "War" is how the people cannot control some events around them, no matter how much they may believe they can. Humans tend to believe they are superior...

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