War is Cruelty Analytical Essay by Top Papers

War is Cruelty
An analysis of the statement by William Tecumseh Sherman that war is cruelty and you cannot refine it.
# 129799 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (European) , History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)


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This paper discusses the statement by William Tecumseh Sherman that war is cruelty and you cannot refine it. The paper relates this to writings by three authors discussing the civil war in "The Capture of Atlanta" by General William T. Sherman, "Picasso's Guernica" by Sam Hunter, and "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, the three civil wars being the American Civil War, the Spanish civil war, and the Irish civil war, respectively.

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"Three civil wars are covered by three writers in "The Capture of Atlanta" by General William T. Sherman, "Picasso's Guernica" by Sam Hunter, and "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, the three civil wars being the American Civil War, the Spanish civil war, and the Irish civil war, respectively. The writers take different vies of their respective conflicts, but all relate to what Sherman states about war in general, that "War is cruelty and you cannot refine it." On one level, this is certainly true, a restatement of the idea that "war is hell," but as these stories suggest, civil war may be beyond hell. War of any sort perhaps cannot be refined, but it can be waged in a less animalistic manner than is sometimes the..."

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