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 atwo 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?