war by jack london

“WAR” by Jack London – read by Doc Stull – A short story by Jack London and the Irony of War

In this short story by Jack London, he illustrates that war often rewards certain behaviors while punishes humane behavior.  The story illustrates the inherent dehumanization in a kill-or-be-killed mentality. The black-eyed young soldier demonstrates he has retained his moral center when he realizes he can shoot and kill a ginger-bearded enemy soldier at close range….

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