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In The Wars, Timothy Findley is continually showing how the experience of war affects every other aspect of life through the constant presence of death. This is particularly true of romance. As...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2021, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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Throughout The Wars, horses play important roles in Robert Ross’s military career. Because he tries several times to help the animals, they represent his compassionate nature. Although compassion...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2020, 6:27 pm (UTC)

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The Wars is a 1977 novel written by Canadian author and playwright Timothy Findley. It tells the story of Robert Ross—a shy and kind young man who blames himself for the death of his disabled...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2020, 8:36 pm (UTC)

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The original question had to be edited down. One significant connection that Robert has towards his sister is the demonstration of a universalized notion of love which exists between himself and...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2013, 12:00 pm (UTC)

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In Timothy Findley’s novel The Wars, romance seems out of reach. Sex is not coupled with positive feelings and emotions; it’s a transaction and it’s violent. Robert’s first sexual experience is not...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021, 4:29 pm (UTC)

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In general, irony depends on oppositional or paradoxical language or situations. For example, in The Wars, you might say the killing of the bunny rabbits is ironic. It’s ironic because, compared to...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020, 5:18 pm (UTC)

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A thesis that supports the writer’s interpretation of the openings of Timothy Findley’s The Wars and Sinclair Ross’s As For Me and My House would stress meaningful common elements in both novels....

Latest answer posted November 11, 2020, 7:39 pm (UTC)

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The most important minor characters in The Wars by Timothy Findley are Rodwell, Rowena, and Lady Juliet d'Orsey. These three minor characters in particular are highly influential to the main...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2019, 2:06 am (UTC)

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I would argue that Robert Ross was a traumatized young man at the beginning of this book, and his identity developed through further instances of trauma that he experienced. Never in his relatively...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2020, 7:50 pm (UTC)

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To respond to this task regarding Timothy Findley's The Wars, identify the stages of the tragic cycle and relate them to the events that occur in the novel. First, note that in Greek tragedy, the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2020, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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Your request is very general, so I will give you a very general description of Robert's role. Robert Ross is the protagonist in this novel about the effects of war on humans. He is used to express...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2010, 5:38 am (UTC)

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Each of us is knowable, in part, through our individual interactions with others. If someone were interested in characterizing us in a more complete way, he might gather all of those interactions...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2013, 7:11 am (UTC)

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In The Wars, author Timothy Findley directly involves the reader in the process of searching for meaning in the history of World War I. He does this by employing the second-person point of view,...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2021, 10:27 pm (UTC)

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Before enlisting in the military and fighting in World War One, Robert’s culture is relatively free of sex. If you want to tie innocence to sexuality—as the premise of your question suggests—you...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020, 4:33 pm (UTC)

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The issue of conformity/nonconformity relates to larger social concerns in The Wars by Timothy Findley through the trajectory of the main character, Robert. Before fighting in World War I, Robert...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2021, 6:30 pm (UTC)

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The representation of violence in The Wars is paradoxical in that violence is given to the reader as both a source of chaos and order. In terms of chaos, the violence of the First World War,...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2021, 4:18 pm (UTC)

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Robert Ross is the protagonist of The Wars by Terry Findley, though his story is told by a first-person narrator who has purposed to piece together (re-create) Robert’s story after the fact. He...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2013, 6:09 am (UTC)

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