Fussell explains how soldiers were subject to the arbitrary power that could make their lives miserable

Analyzing Paul Fussell’s Text (Prompt 1)

Write a 2.5-3-page paper on one of the prompts below.

Your paper must use at least six specific examples from at least three different chapters. This is a one source paper. Only use the book Wartime. Do not include additional sources.

Use page number citations for direct quotes and also for specific references!!!! This is how you cite sources:

Example 1: Fussell explains how soldiers were subject to the arbitrary power that could make their lives miserable. They called it “chickenshit.” “Chickenshit can be recognized instantly because it never has anything to do with winning the war.” (80)

Example 2: Fussell explains how soldiers had to put up with “chickenshit.” By this he means the petty rules and indignities that don’t really help win the war. (80)

In the first example I directly quoted so I used a page number reference. In the second example, I paraphrased his idea, but I still use a page number reference

.Paper Prompts: Base your paper on one of these questions. CHOOSE ONE PROMPT

  1. What does Fussell’s book reveal about being an individual in a mass army? What pressures to conform did servicemen feel? How much control did they have over their lives? In what ways did they cope and/or rebel?
  2. What are some of the major differences between the way the war was experienced and the way the war was portrayed in, film, advertising, etc?
  3. Mass mobilization and the war created new experiences that had an impact on the English language. What were some of the ways that the war impacted language and literature in the English-speaking countries? What new words and phrases came into the English language?


Subject:  History


The book is Wartime by Paul Fussell


Try to see if this can help as u need to include somequotes and cite with page numbers – https://books.google.co.ke/books?id=6sqzi1rH-ccC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

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