Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dialectical Journal #8

“It took a few seconds, Rat said, to appreciate the full change. In part it was her eyes: utterly flat and indifferent.” This passage is slightly different from the previous sections. While the others were characters from the novel, this follows two characters Rat has created, Mark Fossie and Mary Anne Bell. Mark is a worker in an aid station, and he sneaks in a girl, Mary Anne. After being there for a little she adapts quickly and  doesn't want to leave, she eventually become over come by the war and its attitudes. Mary Anne represents the memories of the war. Once a person enters the war, they cannot help but feel overwhelmed by the war itself. Forcing the negativity and the despair one never leaves the war, because no one human being can ever escape the terror of war.

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