Good-Bye to All That

by Robert Graves

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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 194

Read Siegfried Sassoon's recollections of service in the war, and point out ways in which they differ from Graves'.

Before World War II, the war that Graves served in was known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars. Make a chart of things about that war that were different from anything people had experienced before.

Get recordings of the music that people listened to during the war, and explain how the popular songs reflected ideas referred to in Good-Bye to All That. Explain why jazz music flourished during the 1920s, a period known as the Jazz Age.

Read some poetry by Laura Riding, and compare it to some of Graves's poetry. Was he right to look on her as his mentor? Explain why or why not.

Compare the gas used by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War to the chlorine gas and mustard gas used during World War I. Report on what defenses modern troops have against chemical warfare.

Graves describes his wife, Nancy Nicholson, as a feminist. Describe what the feminist movement was like in England in the 1920s. What were the key issues? Who were the important figures?

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