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This paper discusses and analyzes Timothy Findley's novel, "The Wars", and its main character Robert Ross. The paper explains that the novel, while focusing on one particular war, is really a novel about all wars. The paper further examines the main theme in the story about internal and external conflict and how it pertains to the preservation of life amidst the savagery and devastation of war.
From the Paper:"Robert's internal conflicts in The Wars involve many different factors, but all centralize around the thesis, which can be summarized as the endurance of humanity despite challenges. The interactions with animals tell the reader of the inner struggle that Robert feels, the personal war that occurs inside him in the fight for the preservation of life. The act that spurred this love of life was the death of his handicapped sister, Rowena. The Wars takes the reader on a journey though the horror and atrocities of war as was the situation at the time. Wars today are fought from the skies with enemies barely ever seeing one another. However, during Robert's time this was not the case. Both people and animals were victims of war. Once in the army Robert began to see the cruel behavior of human beings toward animals. He was horrified at the loading of the horses upon the ship: "Each horse was lifted in a harness by a gigantic crane and lowered into the hold like cargo. Robert had never seen such a sight" (Findley, 70)."
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