Melville’s “The March into Virginia” and “The College Colonel”: The Broken Youth. - сочинение по прочим предметам



  • Such people are described in "The College Colonel".
  • This is a battle between youth and war: a struggle in which youth has no chance to survive.
  • He can be a senior officer watching his marching troops, or just an ordinary spectator.
  • Nobody can [forecast] anything bad, and the troops are gaily marching toward their "fate".
  • Many of them will never fit into the society again.
  • In this poem, Melville shows a return of soldiers from the front to a hometown.
  • Again, the poem is told by a spectator watching marching troops.
  • Moreover, this man knows many details from the life of the colonel, a center figure of this poem.
  • It is possible that the narrator is a friend of the colonel and former officer of that unit.
  • Melville does not tell what this "truth" is, and it, probably, cannot be explained.



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