Just a Number in The Stone Carvers and Three Day Road

analytical Essay
594 words
594 words

The First World War was a major event in The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart and Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden. Both books differed while looing at the war because Stone Carvers was shown through the point of view of someone who was home during the war. But Three Day Road was shown more through the point of view in the war. While both books explore the First World War they both present that the war was not what it seemed to be. Soldiers went in thinking they where going to be a hero, but they are just a number, they did not realize that they may lose their life, for their country. Overall it was a big scheme to get people over to Europe, in a big mass.
All the people in the war were just a number. People did not know how many people went into the war or didn't know who was actually in the war. In Three Day Road Elijah and Xavier just decided to go into war and they weren`t even know about. Of course Xavier was known about in the war but the amount of people in the war and to keep things organized they had to given them numbers but where they were disorganized is, that they don'...

In this essay, the author

  • Compares the stone carvers by jane urquhart and three day road by joseph boyden. both books explore the first world war but both present that the war was not what it seemed to be.
  • Analyzes how xavier and elijah went into the war and weren't even know about it. they're just a number and can change numbers and become someone else without anyone knowing.
  • Analyzes how the stone carvers' characters went to war, and how a massive reverse migration led to men going to their deaths or being tortured by memories.
  • Analyzes how stone carvers shows that people had to go off rumors. they assumed the dead were just missing, but most of the time they were dead.
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