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Regeneration - The Horror of Pity and War

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  • Submitted: 14/02/2006
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AS and A Level War Poetry

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Regeneration - The Horror of Pity and War

Through reading 'Regeneration' by Pat Barker and Wilfred Owen's collection of poems, we see both writers present the horror and pity of World War ? in an effective way. 'Regeneration' shows us a personal account of shell-shocked officer's experience in the war. This links with Wilfred Owen's poems as they too show how war affects the soldiers. Even though 'Regeneration' (a prose piece) and Wilfred Owen's poems (poetry) are similar, they both present different styles as they are written at different times, a male and female perspective and in different literacy forms. Barker has a much more objective view of the war, as she hasn't actually experienced it first hand in term of being a soldier and she is removed in time. However, even though she didn't take part in he war, it was very much a part of her life, which qualifies her to write about the horror and pity of the war. Pat Barker explains in her interview () that her step father and grand father were a part of the war, which effected her as she talks about seeing the war wounds on her grand father's shoulder

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