W.B. Yeatsâ€™ â€œAn Irish Airman Foresees his Death,â€ Randall Jarrellâ€™s the â€œDeath of the Ball Turret Gunner,â€ and Katherine Mansfieldâ€™s â€œThe Flyâ€ explore war through tragic irony and symbolism. Using examples from these three works, please answer the following questions in a two to three paragraph response.
- What conclusions about war can readers draw from these literary works?
- Do the works condone war or condemn war?
- Can the works be considered patriotic or anti-patriotic?