Homage to Catalonia
In the story "Homage to Catalonia", I felt really bad for this man who joined the military just because it was the right thing to do at the time. The town had an atmosphere of war and anarchy was taking over. They were living in constant fear of being injured or even killed.
I feel bad since this man sounded like he didn't really know what he was getting into. He joined the cause and is writing about how bad the war is. All of the anarchists are just taking over and the government is going down. The working class was going since they were probably all joining the cause of war and it just made things worse for everybody. If there is no working class then things can never run smoothly. Also, the town was in ruins. The town looked like a war hit it and every building and road needed repaired. People were living in constant fear of air raids and therefore kept everything dimly lit. All the food was scarce such as the milk and meat. People were starving in this town because of the war. Also, it got even worse because you can’t trust anybody in that town once things get really bad. The barbers all became anarchists because they wanted to be treated better. After I heard about the barbers I remembered the movie Sweeney Todd and thought of how easy they could kill a lot of the militia. In the end I felt a bit confused due to the Mussolini comment and how they were spreading “the wickedness of Mussolini”.
In conclusion, I felt bad for this man writing this story and all the people involved in this war. It would be horrible to be in and it’s a situation I am glad I’ve never been a part of it. This would be a hard life to live in constant fear of death and not knowing what you’re going to eat the next day.
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