W.B. Yeats’ “An Irish Airman Foresees his Death,” Randall Jarrell’s the “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” and Katherine Mansfield’s “The Fly” explore war through tragic irony and symbolism. Using examples from these three works, please answer the following questions in a two to three paragraph response.
- What conclusions about war can readers draw from these literary works?
- Do the works condone war or condemn war?
- Can the works be considered patriotic or anti-patriotic?
Once you have completed your initial post, read and respond to the posts of at least 2 of your peers. Your initial post and your peer responses should be substantive (well thought out and logically organized) and original (do not copy and paste). Also, check the course calendar for discussion due dates.